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our environment through time

  • The Love Canal

    The Love Canal
    It officially covers 36 square blocks in the far southeastern corner of the city
  • The Panama Canal

    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

    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 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

    Castle Bravo
    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
  • Minamata Disease

    Minamata Disease
    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
    The shrinking of the Aral Sea has been called "one of the planet's worst environmental disasters"
  • Silent Spring

    Silent Spring
    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

    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

    Tragedy of the Commons
    is a dilemma arising from the situation in which multiple individuals
  • 1st Earth Day

    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

    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

    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
    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

    Amoco Cadiz
    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

    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

    The Exxon Valdez Oil Spill
    its considered to be one of the most devastating human-caused environmental disasters.[4] 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

    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

    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 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

    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

    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

    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

    The Three Gorges Dam
    is a hydroelectric dam that spans the Yangtze River. and its in China.
  • the al-mishraq fire

    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

    Jilin Chemical Plant Explosions
    Company of China National Petroleum Corporation were a series of explosions which occurred. Jilin City Province China
  • Sidoarjo Mud Flow

    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

    An Inconvenient Truth
    documentary film, campaign to educate citizens about global warming
  • E-waste in Guiyu, China

    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
  • TVA Kingston Fossil Plant Coal Fly Ash Slurry Spill

    TVA Kingston Fossil Plant Coal Fly Ash Slurry Spill
    it led to the largest spill in history, it happen in Tennessee.
  • Pacific Gyre Garbage Patch

    Pacific Gyre Garbage Patch
    Animals that feed on algae and plankton, such as fish and turtles jellyfish other filter feeders frequently consume or become tangled in floating trash
  • Deep water horizon BP oil spill

    Deep water horizon BP oil spill
    The fire burned for 36 hours before the rig sank, and hydrocarbons leaked into the Gulf of Mexico before the well was closed and sealed.
  • Fukushima Daiichi

    Fukushima Daiichi
    Japan Nuclear Power Plant. The accident was rated 7 on the INES scale, due to high radioactive releases over days 4 to 6.