A Turquoise Lake In Siberia Where People Have Been Taking Selfies Is Actually A Toxic Power Plant’s Ash Dump


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The lake, nicknamed the “Novosibirsk Maldives” because of how tropical it looks, has provided the perfect backdrop to people’s Instagram posts. But the reason for its colour is less appealing – calcium salts and other metal oxides from the plant. Continue reading »

Most “Toxic” Superheroes

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#1: Superman. According to McAfee, 16.50% of Web searches for Superman led to sites with viruses and other malicious software. Pictured here: The Superman costume that was worn by Christopher Reeve in “Superman: The Movie” on display at Profiles In History in Calabasas, northwest of downtown Los Angeles, on July 19, 2012 in California. (Photo by Frederic J. Brown/AFP Photo)
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Toxic Seaweed Closes Beaches in France’s Northwest

Masses of green seaweed, which at times emits noxious gasses, is seen on a beach at Kerlaz near Douarnenez in Brittany, western France. (REUTERS / Mal Langsdon) Continue reading »