This year proved the age-old maxim: buyer beware. Not only did we discover that herbal supplements may not contain what they claim, we also learned that tampons can be hazardous for your health in more ways than one. It was also a shocking year in environmental news as scientists realized that their worst fears may be coming true, China’s toxic lakes reminded us about the true cost of our smartphones and would-be scientists were banned from taking photos in Yellowstone National Park. Check out all 12 stories and let us know which one surprised you the most.
Which was the most shocking Inhabitat story of 2015?
- 26 Votes Los Angeles unleashes millions of plastic balls into reservoirs to fight drought
- 17 Votes Wyoming outlaws citizen science, bans photos of Yellowstone
- 14 Votes Sharks have been discovered living inside an active volcano
- 12 Votes Crazy home carved into a coastal cliff has a swimming pool roof
- 11 Votes This shocking story will make you give up tampons for good
- 9 Votes Archeologists discover 5,000-year-old underground city that could be the largest ever found
- 6 Votes A curious cold spot in the Atlantic has scientists thinking their worst fears have come true
- 6 Votes Study finds 85% of tampons, sterile cotton, and sanitary pads contaminated with glyphosate
- 5 Votes China’s massive toxic lake will make you question buying another electronic device
- 5 Votes Grand Canyon’s first grey wolf in 70 years killed by coyote hunter
- 3 Votes FDA finds majority of herbal supplements at GNC, Walmart, Walgreens, and Target don’t contain what they claim – instead cheap fillers like soy powder
- 0 Votes IKEA issues repair kits for 27 million dressers and chests after two children crushed
Total Voters: 75
Archeologists discovered an ancient city buried underground.
Los Angeles came up with an ingenious (and bizarre) way to fight drought.