Desert

Environmental Timeline

  • The Panama Canal

    The Panama Canal
  • Libby, Montana Asbestos Contamination

    Libby, Montana Asbestos Contamination
  • The Three Gorges Dam

    The Three Gorges Dam
  • The Great Smog of 52

    The Great Smog of 52
  • Castle Bravo

    Castle Bravo
  • Minamata Disease

    Minamata Disease
  • The Shrinking of the Aral Sea

    The Shrinking of the Aral Sea
  • SIlent Spring

    SIlent Spring
    -described how DDT entered the food chain and accumulated in the fatty tissues of animals inclusing animals
    -A single application on a crop, she wrote, killed insects for weeks and months, and not only the targeted insects but countless more, and remained toxic in the environment even after it was diluted by rainwater.
  • Tragedy of the Commons

     Tragedy of the Commons
  • The Palomares Incident

    The Palomares Incident
  • 1st Earth Day

    1st Earth Day
  • Ecocide in Vietnam

  • Environmental Protection Agency

    Environmental Protection Agency
  • Door to Hell

    Door to Hell
  • The Seveso Disaster

    The Seveso Disaster
  • Amoco Cadiz

    Amoco Cadiz
  • The Love Canal

    The Love Canal
  • The Three Mile Island Nuclear Explosion

    The Three Mile Island Nuclear Explosion
  • The Bhopal Disaster

    The Bhopal Disaster
  • The Chernobyl Nuclear Explosion

    The Chernobyl Nuclear Explosion
  • Pacific Gyre Garbage Patch

    Pacific Gyre Garbage Patch
  • The Exxon Valdez Oil Spill

    The Exxon Valdez Oil Spill
  • The Kuwait Oil Fires

    The Kuwait Oil Fires
  • Baia Mare Cyanide Spill

    Baia Mare Cyanide Spill
  • The Al-mishraq Fire

    The Al-mishraq Fire
  • Jilin Chemical Plant Explosions

    Jilin Chemical Plant Explosions
  • Sidoarjo Mud Flow

    Sidoarjo Mud Flow
  • Gulf of Mexico Dead Zone

    Gulf of Mexico Dead Zone
  • TVA Kingston Fossil Plant Coal Fly Ash Slurry Spill

    TVA Kingston Fossil Plant Coal Fly Ash Slurry Spill
  • Deep water horizon BP oil spill

    Deep water horizon BP oil spill
  • Fukushima Daiichi

    Fukushima Daiichi
  • E-waste in Guiyu, China

    E-waste in Guiyu, China