A special Upworthy series about work and the economy, made possible by the AFL-CIO. Read more, then check out more in Workonomics.
The first couple of times I watched the video below, I thought it was a satiric depiction of what the future might look like if we don't start to take care of this river (and others). But pay attention to the narration and you'll learn that this is already a reality. Now let's do something about it before it gets worse!