Tired of unheeded pleas to remove the garbage pile outside his house, a resident of Lucknow set up a portable barbecue grill using trash as fuel.
Between battling authorities who have closed off access to their only source of livelihood, harassment by the local mafia and a drug problem, this is the harsh reality of being a ragpicker at India’s Deonar dump.
A Seattle community is being bombed by eagles feeding on a local dump.
There are 39 active illegal landfills across Greece, 21 of which are on the Greek islands. Some of them—like the dump on the island of Kalymnos—are on fire. Why can't anyone do anything about it?
The garbage dump in the tiny Canadian town of Iqaluit has been visibly on fire for two months — and has been burning all year.