Close It Looks Like We Have Been Polluting The Earth For The Last 2,000 Years A study published in the journal GeoHealth challenges the idea that the Industrial Revolution was the start of Earth's environmental breakdown. Josh King has the story (@abridgetoland). WCNC 9:37 PM. EDT June 13, 2017 TRENDING VIDEOS What you need to know about the flu Fort Mill schools cracking down on out-of-state license plates Homecoming queen gives crown to classmate Donations for Puerto Rico stuck in Charlotte String of robberies in South End community Former FBI leader offers insight into Las Vegas shooting Shooting survivors want more than prayers for Las Vegas FedEx brings hundreds of jobs to Cabarrus County Former teachers, coaches tell Md. woman to keep fighting after Las Vegas shooting Active shooter training in the wake of attack More Stories Victim identified in Hickory homicide Nov 24, 2017, 8:51 a.m. Ready, set, shop! Black Friday kicks off holiday… Nov 24, 2017, 10:09 a.m. Dog killed in Mooresville house fire Nov 24, 2017, 2:34 p.m.