This week, various communities around the United States are celebrating Earth Day. April 22 marked the 43rd anniversary of the celebration.
The drama over the pollution in the Ogeechee River has gone on for almost two years now, since King America Finishing allegedly caused such pollution in the Georgia water that 38,000 fish died. According to The Savannah Morning News, the judge in the water contamination case has set a date for the beginning of the civil case involving 63 individual lawsuits.
Many people's livings depend on the environment. The fishing industry, for example, is directly impacted when something shakes up the environment. The industry can also be impacted by government regulations and processes.
Health reports are abuzz with a recent incident of potential toxic exposure in New Jersey. Though the situation isn't taking place in Georgia, the environmental and health matter presents a point that's relevant everywhere: people's health is directly tied to the health of the environment around them.