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Featured Photo: Potomac Paddler

2012 May 22

Congratulations to Flickr participant Robert Mooney for his May 12, 2012 featured photo from State of the Environment!

Potomac Paddler by Mondmann on Flickr

How’s this for a change? Compare this current scene to an August 1972 Documerica photo by Erik Calonius.

warning sign Potomac River by Eric Calonius 8/1972

Original caption: Citizens of Arlington, Virginia are warned to avoid all contact with the polluted Potomac River. This sign advises immediate medical attention if prolonged exposure occurs. 08/1972

Side by side, these two photos tell a story of environmental change. 

What’s the story where you live or travel? Share a photo taken from 2011 through 2013 of our world, our environment as you see it.

All of the featured photos from State of the Environment, as well as highlighted images from EPA’s historic Documerica project, can be seen on EPA’s Facebook page.

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