enviormental timeline

By kbeal23
  • the panama canal

    the panama canal
    it is the canal that connects the atalantic ocean to the pacific ocean. it was built to amke it quicker for boats and ships to cross into the opposite oceans. it was started in 1881 and took a decasde to finish in 1914.
  • libby, montana asbestos contamination

    libby, montana asbestos contamination
    a town that has really bad asbestos contamination form the mines in the town.
  • the great smog of 56

    the great smog of 56
    A period of cold weather, combined with an anticyclone and windless conditions, collected airborne pollutants mostly from the use of coal to form a thick layer of smog over the city.
  • castle bravo

    castle bravo
    Castle Bravo was the code name given to the first United States test of a dry fuel thermonuclear hydrogen bomb, Castle Bravo was the most powerful nuclear device ever detonated by the United States
  • tva kingston fossil plant

    tva kingston fossil plant
    is a Tennessee Valley Authority 1.7-GW coal-burning power plant located in Roane County, just outside Kingston, Tennessee on the shore of Watts Bar Lake.
  • minamata disease

    minamata disease
    is a neurological syndrome caused by severe mercury poisoning. Symptoms include ataxia, numbness in the hands and feet, general muscle weakness, narrowing of the field of vision, and damage to hearing and speech.
  • the shrinking of the Aral Sea

    the shrinking of the Aral Sea
    it was a massive irrigation project that has devistated the sea for the past fifty years.
  • silent spring

    silent spring
    The silent spring is a bokk that waspublished by Rachel Carson. It is all about the enviormental movement.
  • The Palomares incident

    The Palomares incident
    when a B-52G bomber of the USAF Strategic Air Command collided with a KC-135 tanker during mid-air refuelling at 31,000 feet (9,450 m) over the Mediterranean Sea, off the coast of Spain.
  • 1st earth day

    1st earth day
    Earth Day is an annual event, celebrated on April 22, on which events are held worldwide to demonstrate support for environmental protection. It was first celebrated in 1970, and is now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network, and celebrated in more than 192 countries each year
  • Gulf of mexico dead zone

    Gulf of mexico dead zone
    Dead zones are hypoxic (low-oxygen) areas in the world's oceans and large lakes, caused by "excessive nutrient pollution from human activities coupled with other factors that deplete the oxygen required to support most marine life in bottom and near-bottom water.
  • the love canal

    the love canal
    In the mid-1970s Love Canal became the subject of national and international attention after it was revealed in the press that the site had formerly been used to bury 21,000 tons of toxic waste by Hooker Chemical (now Occidental Petroleum Corporation).
  • enviormental protection agency

    enviormental protection agency
    The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or sometimes USEPA) is an agency of the U.S. federal government which was created for the purpose of protecting human health and the environment by writing and enforcing regulations based on laws passed by Congress
  • Door to hell

    Door to hell
    The Door to Hell is a natural gas field in, Ahal Province, Turkmenistan. The Door to Hell is noted for its natural gas fire which has been burning continuously since it was lit by Soviet petrochemical scientists in 1971.
  • The seveso Disaster

    The seveso Disaster
    was an industrial accident that occurred around 12:37 pm July 10, 1976, in a small chemical manufacturing plant approximately 15 km north of Milan in the Lombardy region in Italy. It resulted in the highest known exposure
  • Amoco cadiz

    Amoco cadiz
    a oil tanker that ran aground on Portsall Rocks, 5 km (3 mi) from the coast of Brittany, France, on 16 March 1978, and ultimately split in three and sank, all together resulting in the largest oil spill of its kind in history to that date
  • the three mile island nuclear explosion

    the three mile island nuclear explosion
    The Three Mile Island accident was a partial nuclear meltdown which occurred in one of the two Three Mile Island nuclear reactors in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, United States,
  • The Bhopal disaster

    The Bhopal disaster
    The Bhopal disaster, also referred to as the Bhopal gas tragedy, was a gas leak incident in India, considered the world's worst industrial disaster.[1] It occurred on the night of 2–3 December 1984 at the Union Carbide India Limited (UCIL) pesticide plant in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh. Over 500,000 people were exposed to methyl isocyanate gas and other chemicals.
  • the chernobyl nuclear explosion

    the chernobyl nuclear explosion
    An explosion and fire released large quantities of radioactive particles into the atmosphere, which spread over much of the western USSR and Europe.The Chernobyl accident in 1986 was the result of a flawed reactor design that was operated with inadequately trained personnel.
  • pacific gyre garbage patch

    pacific gyre garbage patch
    The patch is characterized by exceptionally high concentrations of pelagic plastics, chemical sludge and other debris that have been trapped by the currents of the North Pacific Gyre.
  • the exxon valdez oil spill

    the exxon valdez oil spill
    it was a oil tanker the struck another ship and then was most likely one of the bggest man casued enviormental disasters.
  • Baia Mare cyanide spill

    Baia Mare cyanide spill
    On the night of January 30, 2000, a dam holding contaminated waters burst and 100,000 cubic metres of cyanide-contaminated water (containing an estimated 100 tonnes of cyanides spilled over some farmland and then into the Somes river.
  • the al-mishraq fire

    the al-mishraq fire
    a state run sulfur plant near Mosul, Iraq. In June 2003, it was the site of the largest human-made release of sulfur dioxide ever recorded when a fire gained control and burned for almost a month.
  • E-waste in Guiyu, china

    E-waste in Guiyu, china
    it is known for most likely the largest electronic waste site.
  • jilin chemical plant explosions

    jilin chemical plant explosions
    were a series of explosions which occurred on November 13, 2005, in the No.101 Petrochemical Plant in Jilin City, Jilin Province, China, over the period of an hour. The explosions killed six, injured dozens, and caused the evacuation of tens of thousands of residents.
  • Sidoarjo mud flow

    Sidoarjo mud flow
    it is a volcano in East Java, Indonesia, it is still erupting little by little tio this day.
  • an iconveinient truth

    an iconveinient truth
    a campaign to warn people about global warming and the threats it causes.
  • deep water horizion bp oil spill

    deep water horizion bp oil spill
    an oil spill that began in April 2010 in the Gulf of Mexico on the BP-operated Macondo Prospect, considered the largest accidental marine oil spill in the history of the petroleum industry
  • fukushima daiichi

    fukushima daiichi
    it was when a tsunami and earthquake hit the fukushima nuclear power plant. The incident permanently damaged several reactors making them impossible to restart. Due to the political climate, the remaining reactors will not be restarted.
  • the three gorges damn

    the three gorges damn
    The Three Gorges Dam is a hydroelectric dam that spans the Yangtze River by the town of Sandouping, located in Yiling District, Yichang, Hubei province, China. The Three Gorges Dam is the world's largest power station in terms of installed capacity (22,500 MW).
  • the kuwait oil fires

    the kuwait oil fires
    The Kuwaiti oil fires were caused by Iraqi military forces setting fire to more than 600 oil wells as part of a scorched earth policy while retreating from Kuwait in 1991 after invading the country but being driven out by Coalition military forces (see Gulf War). The fires started in January and February 1991 and the last one was extinguished by November 1991.
  • tradegy of the commons

    tradegy of the commons
    In economics, the tragedy of the commons is the depletion of a shared resource by individuals, acting independently and rationally according to each one's self-interest, despite their understanding that depleting the common resource is contrary to the group's long-term best interests.