Toxic algae has killed hundreds of thousands of animals, fish and birds. Most of the locals blame the fishing industry, saying the algae is caused by the huge amounts of waste that are thrown into the sea. Thousands of fishermen now face bankruptcy.
Around two million people in Pakistan are working under slave-like conditions. Things are especially bad in the factories near Lahore. Now a human rights activist has made it her ambition to help these people improve their lot.
It’s been a very difficult year for a region in the south of Chile known as Los Lagos. The region suffered from several toxic algae blooms. The first killed 24 million salmon and later a second toxic bloom known as the red tide infected the local shellfish. One area in the region that's been particularly affected is the island of Chiloe where the locals depend on the sea for their survival.
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