India’s holy Ganges River is devastatingly polluted, yet provides drinking water for over 400 million people — here’s what it looks like

Jeremy Berke Mar. 3, 2018, 4:58 PM India’s Ganges River is a paradox: The mighty river’s tributaries are cool, Himalayan-glacier fed springs. But where the river meets Indian subcontinent’s highly populated cities, and pours out into the Bay of Bengal, the water goes from crystal clear to trash-and sewage-infested sludge. Prime Minister Narendra Modi committed […]