The Most Remote Place on the Planet Contains 'Extraordinary' Levels of Toxic Waste

Remember Sly Sludge, the villain from the popular 90s cartoon Captain Planet? Probably not, since he was a minor character voiced by Martin Sheen, and we’re always struggling for pop culture references here at Gizmodo. Nevertheless, the evil message of Sly Sludge—that we can’t just wish our pollution problems away—is…

Leonardo DiCaprio Is Making a Movie About an Old, Washed-Up Captain Planet

It makes sense that 1990s cartoon Captain Planet would lure Leonardo DiCaprio into the superhero realm; after all, he’s an outspoken environmentalist. But Leo won’t star in this one—he’ll be producing—and, in keeping with the cheesy nostalgia factor of the original material, it won’t be a typical superhero movie.