Humans and the Environment - Making an Impact

By: Anthony Townsend

The Chernobyl Disaster

On April 26th, 1986 sirens rang across the land of Russia (Now Ukraine). A Soviet Union power plant was having a meltdown. An uncontrolled explosion blew the roof right off of the power plant, spreading a radioactive cloud across Chernobyl. This would be the most devastating nuclear disaster in the world.  

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Polders

The Netherlands has been slowly growing over the past 30 years, through Polders. They pump the water out of the sea to slowly gain land. They claim the land under the sea because over 27 percent of the Netherlands is under sea level. So they claim this land as their own.

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Acid Rain

Acid rain is caused by chemicals mixing with water in the atmosphere. It rains down on the world and causes many harmful things to nature and other stone all over the world. One example of acid rain is the Black Forest, in germany. It has been affected by Acid Rain more than any other place in the world.


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The ring of fire is a "ring" of volcanoes along the pacific ocean. It holds the most volcanoes in one region in the world. Most of the volcanoes are inactive, but the ones that are active, can destroy many people's lives. Volcanoes can erupt, spewing lava and ash everywhere. Destroying anything in its path

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Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane Sandy was a major hurricane that went through the Caribbean and along the east coast of the united states back in 2012. The hurricane killed more than 149 people, 42 of which were from New York. It destroyed millions of lives and the damage is still being repaired to this day

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