Human and Environmental Impact
BP Oil Spill in 2010
The BP Oil spill is recognized as the worst oil spill in the history of the United Stated. It has been established, that the cause of such a disaster was faulty equipment. Impacted the shrimp industry, drastically.
The oils spill killed 11 of the 126 who were on board. Homes of animals have been destroyed, and many animals have been covered in oils, and died. Not only did it kill animals, it killed peoples way of life.
Hurricane Katrina is one of the most devastating natural disasters we have ever faced. It affected a majority of the United States including; Louisiana, Alabama, Kentucky, Virginia along with countries such as Canada and Cuba.
Hurricane Katrina was an overall Category 5 hurricane and caused nearly 2,000 deaths, a majority of which were senior citizens. With speeds up to 174 miles per hour and heavy rain, many homes were destroyed and lives were lost.
On April 26, 1986 while running tests in Unit 4 the Soviets allowed machines to get too hot. Fire and radioactive smoke was released into the air and nuclear waste gave people cancer. Chernobyl is located about 80 miles north of Kiev, Ukraine. Thousands of people were killed due to radioactive exposure, and 5 million people still live in contaminated areas today.
Ring of Fire
The Ring of Fire is a string of volcanoes throughout the Pacific Ocean. The Ring of Fire causes roughly 90% of earthquakes and contains around 75% of the Earth's active volcanoes. The Ring of Fire stretches around the Pacific, affecting western South and North America, across Bering Strait, down through Japan and into New Zealand.
Shrinking of the Aral Sea
The Aral Sea is located in Central Asia, and between the Southern part of Kazakhstan and Northern Uzbekistan. The sea is constantly shrinking due to irrigating water for cotton farming.
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