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How this river in the U.S. inspired an environmental movement

This river in the U.S. was so polluted that it caught fire at least 13 times, becoming almost totally devoid of life. But over 50 years later, it has turned into a peaceful waterway and a powerful symbol of environmentalism. This is the story of the infamous Cuyahoga river.

06/27/2019 6:23 AM

59 comments

  • Stefan C.
    09/08/2019 21:35

    that's actually the reason for these words: "Cleveland - mistake on the lake …" ;)

  • Gary W.
    08/30/2019 02:11

    Cool what cooperation canaccomplish

  • Michael L.
    08/13/2019 16:27

    THX

  • Izabel A.
    08/13/2019 09:13

    Men can really do good. We just have to think less of just being us without respecting where and how we respond to what surrounds us. The river story is a classic example. It can be reversed and brought back to life just as nature intended it to be. Mother nature is calling upon all of us to save what We have degraded let's all heed her call before it's too late😎

  • Jenny D.
    08/13/2019 08:25

    Good result, but we are so slow to act

  • John J.
    08/13/2019 06:03

    Thank you for the badge. Had no idea one even existed.

  • Malik O.
    08/13/2019 05:59

    Thank you so much for the badge........:)

  • Dinesh K.
    08/13/2019 05:47

    Tx for the badge... My account no is.......... Haha

  • Abuzar
    08/13/2019 05:24

    Lol

  • Sanhita D.
    08/13/2019 05:22

    Wow

  • Srinivasaraghavan A.
    08/13/2019 05:10

    😀 thank u

  • Sheryl M.
    08/13/2019 04:44

    aww thank you for the badge☺️

  • Lorelei M.
    07/24/2019 00:18

    That blows my mind that people had no idea the damage they were doing.

  • Chrys M.
    07/11/2019 05:20

    "the lord can make you tumble, the lord can make you turn, the lord can make you overflow, but the lord can't make you burn" Randy Newman ~

  • Patty D.
    07/11/2019 00:46

    It is critically important that environmental protections move FORWARD. Vote accordingly.

  • Celeste F.
    07/04/2019 01:11

    it’s the story you were telling me

  • Gary W.
    07/01/2019 23:08

    Nature can take care of her self. Whatever man does just messes it up

  • Bruce H.
    07/01/2019 22:05

    But now that moron Rump is going the wrong direction. Back to the days when rivers caught fire. Impeach Rump NOW.

  • Logan B.
    07/01/2019 00:12

    Ayyyyeeee, thats where Im from🤣🤣🤣 Good ol Lake Erie, you can smell the pollution, mixed with deadfish and radiation poisoning! Good times. Much cleaner now though.

  • Luis U.
    06/30/2019 18:54

    Y todo eso al mar y la contaminación tan grande en esos tiempos 🤦‍♂️