Humans and The Environment

Making an impact

By:Jonathan Gonzalez

Hoover Dam

  •  The Hoover Dam is located in Black Canyon, just minutes outside of Las Vegas 
  • It was constructed on April 20,1931 and completed on March 1st,1936
  • It was built to irrigate and provide hydroelectric power to the states of California and Arizona
  • It was also built to control seasonal flooding of The Colorado River 
  • Effects : Riverbed lowering, Greenhouse gases ejecting, small ecosystem getting destroyed, and problems with water 

Chernobyl Disaster 

  • The Chernobyl disaster was a catastrophic nuclear accident that occurred on April 26, 1986
  • It was the result of a severely flawed soviet-era reactor design with human error
  • The reactor exploded and began spewing out radiation into the atmosphere
  • Effects : Children were sometimes born with more limbs, Cancer, ecosystems were affected

BP Oil Spill In 2010

  • Happened on April 20, 2010
  • Recognized as the worst oil spill in U.S. history
  • It was caused by equipment, cost cutting measures and an explosion on the Deep water Horizon oil rig
  • Greatly impacted the shrimp industries
  • BP is responsible for close to $40 billion in fines  
  • 170 million gallons of oil that flooded into the Gulf after the explosion of BP's Deep water Horizon oil rig. More than 8,000 birds, sea turtles, and marine mammals were found injured or dead in the six months after the spill

Hurricane Katrina

  • August 23, 2005 – August 31, 2005
  • It was a category 5 Hurricane
  • The death toll for this hurricane is 1,833
  • One year later thousands of people lost their jobs and were forced to move to other cities. 
  • Close to 2.3 million people were left without power. 
  • Most of the impact was in New Orleans

Tri-State Tornado

  • march 18 1925 
  • 695
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