A young man in Goettingen, Germany, Friday, looked at a stream colored green by chemicals released during a fire at a storage facility nearby and flushed into the stream by water used to extinguish the fire. Police said the chemicals were harmless.
A child covered his eyes as he walked past burning trash in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Thursday. According to the 2012 Environmental Performance Index, Bangladesh is the country with the second-worst air pollution in the world.
Villagers received bottled water in Desheng Town, Yizhou City, in south China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region on Friday. Cadmium pollutants were detected in the Liujiang River on Thursday afternoon, more than 10 days after industrial waste from a local mining company polluted a tributary upstream.
A Pakistani boy waded through a dirty water channel on the outskirts of Peshawar, Pakistan, on Friday. An estimated 250,000 children die annually in Pakistan from water-borne diseases, local media APP reported on Wednesday.
Steam billows from the cooling towers of Vattenfall’s Jaenschwalde brown coal power station on a lake near Cottbus, eastern Germany in 2009.
A worker removes dead fish from a lake in Wuhan, central China’s Hubei province, in 2007. Mankind’s immense pressure on the planet is causing the fastest extinction of species in millions of years and is rapidly heating up the planet, threatening more extreme weather, according to scientists.
A woman prayed as a child looked for coins that were thrown into a body of water outside the Lingaraj Temple during Karthik Purnima Festival in Bhubaneswar, India.
A child ran on oil-slicked Juhu Beach in Mumbai Sunday. The Indian coast guard was working to clean up oil that spilled from the MV RAK merchant ship, which sank last week.The vessel was estimated to have been carrying more than 325 tons of fuel.
People swam in seawater covered by a thick layer of green algae at Zhanqiao Pier Thursday in Qingdao, Shandong Province, China. The algae forced the beach to close at 3 pm.
An Indian man on a makeshift raft looked for for reusable items Friday among debris in the Sabarmati River, in Ahmadabad, India.
Women collected recyclables from the Nairobi River near the Dandora Municipal Dumping Site in Nairobi, Kenya, Friday. The site was declared full and a health hazard in 2001 but chemical, hospital, industrial, agricultural and domestic waste are still dumped there and left unprocessed.