Our Environment through time

Timeline created by Junbug100
  • Tragedy of the commons

    Tragedy of the commons
    Is an econmics therory by Garret Hardin. The concept is often cxitied in connection with sustainable development.
  • Panama Canal

    Panama Canal
    France started to work on it in 1818. one of the largest and most difficult engineering projects.
  • Love Canal

    Love Canal
    The love canal came from William T. Love. Love canal is located in Niagra Falls
  • Libby Montana asheetos contamination

    Libby Montana asheetos contamination
    Decades of mining exposed workers and residents to toxic asbestos dust. The dust was damaging the employees lungs.
  • The great smog

    The great smog
    It was a servre air-pollution event that affected London. It was cause by mostly using coal.
  • Castle brano

    Castle brano
    Was the most powerful nuclear device ever detonated by the united states. The name of the test was called shrimp.
  • Minamata disease

    Minamata disease
    The disease was first discovered in Japan. In 2001, 2,265 victims had been offically recongized as having the disease.
  • Silent Spring

    Silent Spring
    Was a letter written in Jan. 1958 by Carson's friend Olga Owens Hucketkins, describing the death of birds her property. Silent springs is an Environmental book.
  • Aral sea

    Aral sea
    It was one of the biggest lakes in the world. In 2007 it had declined to 10% of its orginal size.
  • The Palmores Incident

    The Palmores Incident
    B-52G bomber of the untied states air force stratgic air command collided with a kc-135 tanker. Those killed in the tanker were boom operator master sergant Lloyd Potolicchio and his staff.
  • Fukushima Daiichi

    Fukushima Daiichi
    Nuclear power plant located in Japan. Fukshima was the first nuclear plants to be designed, construction and run in conjuction with general election.
  • 1st Earth day

    1st Earth day
    It was celebrated in 1970. In 1969 at a UNESCO conference in San Franciso peace actrivist John MCconnell proposed a day to honor the earth.
  • Eccoide in Vietnam

    Eccoide in Vietnam
    Eccoide can result from pollution. Eccoide refers to any extensive damage or destruction of natural landscape
  • Enviormental protection agency

    Enviormental protection agency
    Its an agency of federal government which was created for the purpose of protecting human health and the enviorment. EPA headquarters are in washington D.C.
  • Door to Hell

    Door to Hell
    Door to hell is noted for its natural gas fires which has been burning since 1971. The gas reserve found is one of the largest in the world.
  • Seveso disaster

    Seveso disaster
    Highest know explosive to residental population. The community was most affected by it.
  • Amoco cadiz

    Amoco cadiz
    4000 tons of oil spilled into the sea. Amoco Cadiz contained 1,604,500 barrels of light crude oil
  • Three Mile island accident

    Three Mile island accident
    It was the worst accident in the US commerial nuclear power plant history. Failures in the non-nuclear secondary system followed by a stuck open pioit operated relief value cause large amounts to escape.
  • Bhopal disaster

    Bhopal disaster
    It was a gas leak incident in India. It was considered the worlds worst industrial disaster.
  • Gulf of Mexico dead zone

    Gulf of Mexico dead zone
    Dead zone is caused by nurrient envriomental from the Mississppi River, particualry nitrogen phosphorous. Dead zones sizes can change depending on weather.
  • Chernobyl diaster

    Chernobyl diaster
    An exsplosion of fire released large qyuanties of radioactive particles. Was the worst nuclear power plant accident in history in term of cost and resulting death.
  • Great pacific garbage patch

    Great pacific garbage patch
    Also called the paficic trash vortex. It formed by marin pollution.
  • The Exxon Valdez oil spill

    The Exxon Valdez  oil spill
    Was the largest spill ever in US water until 2010. The ship was carrying apporximatley 55 million US gallons of oil
  • Kuwait oil fire

    Kuwait oil fire
    Was caused by Iraq Military forces. Iraq decided to destroy the oil feilds to acheieve a military advantage.
  • An Inconvenient truth

    An Inconvenient truth
    Won a academy award in 2006. Al Gore became intrested in global warming.
  • Baia mara cyonide pill

    Baia mara cyonide pill
    A damn holding contaminated water burst at a mining work. The polluted water killed large quantinies of fish.
  • Al- misharaq fire

    Al- misharaq fire
    Was the site of the largest human-made relesase of sulfur dioxide ever. The fire was putting 21.00 tons of sulfur dioxide a day into the atmosphere
  • Electric waste in Guiyn

    Electric waste in Guiyn
    In 2005, there were 60,000 ewaste workers who processed more than 100 truckloads. The value of parts in discorded electroins provides an incentive for poverty- stricken citizens to migrate.
  • Jilin chemical plants esplosion

    Jilin chemical plants esplosion
    The blast crreated an 80km long toxic. The blast was so powerful that they shattered windows at least 100-200 meters away
  • Sidoarjo mud flow

    Sidoarjo mud flow
    Was the biggest biggest mud valcano in the world. it wasnt because of a natural disatser, but from oil and gas drilling.
  • Kingston Fossil plant coal fly ashslurry spill:

    Kingston Fossil plant coal fly ashslurry spill:
    Enviromental protection agency estimated that the spill released 1.7 million cubic yards. Estimiated to cost between 675-975 millions to clean.
  • Deep water horzin oil spill

    Deep water horzin  oil spill
    It took place in New Mexico. BP was guilty for 11 charges
  • Three Gorges Dam

    Three Gorges Dam
    Is a hydro-electroic dam that spans the Yongtze River. The Three Gorges damn is the worlds largest power station.