It officially covers 36 square blocks in the far southeastern corner of the city
The Panama Canal
international waterway allows ships to pass between the Atlantic Ocean and Pacific Ocean. by having the panama canal the ships dont have to go alround the southern tip of South America, Cape Horn
Eccocide in Vietnam
the miliitary distrucion of the land troops wood destroy the land destruction of the farmland and rice paddies that fed the enemy was promulgated.
The Great Smog of 52
the severe weather event which caused death and destruction. A period of cold weather severe cold spell hit London
Castle Bravo was the code name given to the first United States test of a dry fuel, hydrogen bomb. Castle Bravo was the most powerful nuclear device ever detonated by the United States
epidemiological and medical. heavy-metal poisoning caused by eating the fish and shellfish of Minamata Bay
The Shrinking of the Aral Sea
The shrinking of the Aral Sea has been called "one of the planet's worst environmental disasters"
is an environmental science book written by Rachel Carson and published by Houghton Mifflin on. book documented the detrimental effects on the environment—particularly on birds—of the indiscriminate use of pesticides
The Palomares Incident
two US Air Force planes bomber collided with a tanker during mid-air refueling and dropped four nuclear bombs near the village of Palomares
Tragedy of the Commons
is a dilemma arising from the situation in which multiple individuals
1st Earth Day
first Earth Day And estimated 20 million people nationwide attended festivities that. Earth Day is now a globally celebrated holiday that is sometimes extended into Earth Week, a full seven days of events focused on green awareness.
Environmental Protection Agency
an agency of the U.S. federal government. it was created for the purpose of protecting human health and the environment
door to hell
small village called Darvaza and Back then it was part of the Soviet Union. a drill accidentally punched into a massive underground natural gas cavern
The Seveso Disaster
The Seveso disaster was an industrial accident that occurred around 12:37 pm. Major accidents in chemical industry have occurred world-wide. In Europe
Amoco Cadiz was a very large crude carrier owned by Amoco. crashed off of the coast of Brittany, France. the oil tanker the Amoco Cadiz, transporting 227,000 tonnes of crude oil.
the three mile island nuclear explosion
its power plant in Pennsylvania, Some radioactive gas was released a couple of days after the accident. but there were no injuries or adverse health effects from the Three Mile Island accident.
The Exxon Valdez Oil Spill
its considered to be one of the most devastating human-caused environmental disasters. The Valdez spill was the largest ever in US waters until the 2010. The Exxon Valdez was repaired and renamed the Sea River Mediterranean and is used to haul oil across the Atlantic
The Bhopal Disaster
it was in India,40 tons of methyl isocyanate gas leaked and Half a million people came in contact with the toxic gas and other chemicals
The Chernobyl Nuclear Explosion
its the worst nuclear power plant accident in history in terms of cost and casualties. nuclear power plant in Ukraine was the product of a flawed Soviet reactor design coupled with serious mistakes made by the plant operators.
The Kuwait Oil Fires
The fires started in January and February. and the last one was extinguished by November 1991. Somewhere around 6 million barrels (950,000 m3) of oil were lost each day.
gulf of mexico dead zone
Every spring, a vast area of the northern Gulf of Mexico loses most of its oxygen and becomes deadly to marine life. The "dead zone," also called a hypoxic zone, is caused by the growth of massive quantities of algae known as algal blooms
Libby, Montana Asbestos Contamination
northwest Montana town where asbestos contamination has killed more than 200. The Environmental Protection Agency did not stop the removal of the material
Baia Mare Cyanide Spill
a leak of cyanide near Baia Mare. waters eventually reached the Tisza and then the Danube, killing large numbers of fish in Hungary and Yugoslavia. spill has been called the worst environmental disaster
The Three Gorges Dam
is a hydroelectric dam that spans the Yangtze River. and its in China.
the al-mishraq fire
is a state run sulfur plant near Mosul. Fire broke out. The fire, which was probably started deliberately.
Jilin Chemical Plant Explosions
Company of China National Petroleum Corporation were a series of explosions which occurred. Jilin City Province China
Sidoarjo Mud Flow
The Sidoarjo mud flow or Lapindo mud is the result of an erupting mud volcano in the subdistrict of Porong. The Sidoarjo Mudflow is an ongoing eruption of gas and mud in East Java, Indonesia. Hot mud has been flowing since May 2006.
An Inconvenient Truth
documentary film, campaign to educate citizens about global warming
E-waste in Guiyu, China
America ships China up to 80 percent of U.S. electronic waste -- discarded computers, cell phones, TVs, etc. Most of the junk ends up in the small port city of Guiyu