• 9 Worst Environmental Disasters

    From the Death of the Great Barrier Reef to the Deadliest Nuclear Accident Ever, these are 9 of the World’s Worst Environmental Disasters 5. Pacific Trash Vortex It’s also known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, it’s located in the northern Pacific Ocean … by some estimates it is thought to be about twice the size of the continental US … and it seems to be getting bigger. It was first described by researchers in 1988, and lies roughly midway between Japan and the West Coast of the US. How did it form? A gyre (guy-err) -- or vortex --is located in the ocean. Its rotational pattern pulls in waste matter from across the northern Pacific Ocean. Floating debris is pushed along by wind-driven surface currents, which steadily push it toward the center of the vortex where it is trapped....

    published: 07 Dec 2016
  • Top 10 Man-Made Disasters

    Top 10 Eco Disasters Caused by Humans Subscribe http://goo.gl/Q2kKrD A man-made disaster is one in which many deaths and destruction are caused by error or negligence on the part of human beings. WatchMojo counts down the ten worst man-made disasters. List Entries and Rank: #10. Three Mile Island Accident, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania (1979) #9. Exxon Valdez Oil Spill, Prince William Sound, Alaska (1989) #8. Dust Bowl or Dirty Thirties, Great Plains, USA and Canada (19341936) #7. Seveso Disaster, Seveso, Italy (1976) #6. Minamata Disease, Minamata Bay, Japan (195060s) #5. Love Canal Disaster, Niagara Falls, New York (194050s/78) #4. Great Smog of ’5or Big Smoke, London, England (1952) #3. ?

    published: 20 Apr 2013
  • 25 Biggest Man Made Environmental Disasters Of History

    Tweet this video! - http://clicktotweet.com/c5y3L Our environment has been the victim of all sorts of attacks. Some of these attacks are natural such as hurricanes and earthquakes. However, there are attacks that are unnatural and man made such as wars, explosions, chemical spills, etc. These attacks usually carry with them heavy price tags as property and lives are damaged beyond full compensation and repair. To see these effects first hand (or as close to first hand as possible) we present to you our 25 biggest environmental disasters of history list for your personal edification. https://twitter.com/list25 https://www.facebook.com/list25 http://list25.com Check out the text version too! - http://list25.com/25-biggest-man-made-environmental-disasters-in-history/ Here's a preview: TV...

    published: 07 Jun 2013
  • Top 10 Worst Man Made Environmental Disasters

    Top 10 Worst Man Made Environmental Disasters // Subscribe: http://goo.gl/Q2kKrD // TIMESTAMPS BELOW ----------------------- CELEBRATE 10 YEARS OF WATCHMOJO WITH OUR SPECIAL EDITION MAGAZINE, LINKS BELOW! The worst environmental disasters that took a serious toll on the environment and human life. WatchMojo presents the top 10 worst disasters to the environment to be caused by humans. But what will take the top spot on our list? Will it be the Kuwaiti Oil Fires, the Ecocide of Vietnam, or the Chernobyl Disaster? Watch to find out! 00:31 #10. Exxon Valdez Oil Spill 01:20 #9. The Shrinking of the Aral Sea 01:52 #8. Bhopal Disaster 02:32 #7. Electronic Waste in Guiyu, China 03:14 #6. Great Smog of London 03:47 #5. Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill 04:31 #4. Castle Bravo 05:14 #3...

    published: 08 Apr 2017
  • Aral Sea: Man-made environmental disaster - BBC News

    Subscribe to BBC News www.youtube.com/bbcnews It took just 40 years for the Aral Sea to dry up. Fishing ports suddenly found themselves in a desert. But in one small part of the sea, water is returning. Latest satellite pictures reveal that 90% of the Aral Sea has dried up, forming a new desert between Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan in Central Asia. It's a man-made environmental disaster. As part of the BBC's Richer World Season, Rustam Qobil visits the Aral Sea, a toxic desert sea bed, and talks to people who have lost their sea, health and loved ones. Subscribe to BBC News HERE http://bit.ly/1rbfUog Check out our website: http://www.bbc.com/news Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/bbcworldnews Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/bbcworld Instagram: http://instagram.com/bbcnews

    published: 25 Feb 2015
  • Dam collapse creates environmental disaster in Brazil

    On November 5, 2015, two dams holding millions of cubic meters of mining waste gave way – launching one of the worst environmental disasters in Brazilian history. Mud – full of dangerous metals – quickly overtook the nearby mining community of Mariana in Minas Gerais state. At least seventeen people were killed. Hundreds more have been displaced by the wall of sludge released in the dam collapse. Music: Echoes of Time by Kevin MacLeod

    published: 18 Nov 2015
  • Unit 9 - Love Canal: An Environmental Disaster

    published: 20 Apr 2015
  • 11 Worst Pollutants in the World

    Here are the 11 worst pollutants and the ones that have the most negative effects on the environment like slag and oil spill disaster. Subscribe to Talltanic http://goo.gl/wgfvrr 5. Slag No, that is not Nickelodeon getting rid of their leftover slime. What’s being dumped is slag. Slag is the leftover materials from ore after the desired material has already been extracted. Slag dumping was generally considered safe until recently. It has even commonly been repurposed for the process of creating cement. However, recent studies reveal that the leftover slag could be producing toxic levels of arsenic, lead, cadmium, barium, zinc and copper. The gradual weathering of the slag can pollute everything surrounding it, including the water and air. This isn’t all slag, though, the harmful effects ...

    published: 10 Oct 2016
  • California Dam Crisis: Racing to Avoid Environmental Disaster | National Geographic

    Workers rush to make repairs at the Oroville Dam in California. Footage courtesy Cal OES, California DWR ➡ Subscribe: http://bit.ly/NatGeoSubscribe About National Geographic: National Geographic is the world's premium destination for science, exploration, and adventure. Through their world-class scientists, photographers, journalists, and filmmakers, Nat Geo gets you closer to the stories that matter and past the edge of what's possible. Get More National Geographic: Official Site: http://bit.ly/NatGeoOfficialSite Facebook: http://bit.ly/FBNatGeo Twitter: http://bit.ly/NatGeoTwitter Instagram: http://bit.ly/NatGeoInsta The tallest dam in the United States is the site of a major emergency response. California's Oroville Dam holds a reservoir containing 1.1 trillion gallons of water, prov...

    published: 16 Feb 2017
  • What's the Best Tool We Have to Stop Environmental Disaster?

    At this year's Aspen Ideas Festival, we asked a group of scientists, academics, and filmmakers what humans have in our arsenal as a species to combat environmental catastrophes. "On one level, we can't stop environmental disaster," says Kathryn Sullivan, the under-secretary of commerce for oceans and atmosphere. "I would argue at our peril do we try to stop things like hurricanes, because they play an integral role in making the overall ecology and environment of the planet function." Other panelists include Pete McBride, David Gallo, and M. Sanjayan. The Big Question is a series inspired by The Atlantic's back-page feature. Watch more videos: http://www.theatlantic.com/video Subscribe to The Atlantic on YouTube: http://bit.ly/1pE29OW Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheAtlanticVID Facebook...

    published: 06 Nov 2015
  • Palm Oil - An Environmental Disaster - Ben Dessen

    This short video aims to educate viewers about palm oil and its environmental impacts and motivate them to become involved, find out more and contribute to making a difference for the wildlife, people and forests of South-East Asia whom are most affected. References Music: "Us Against the World" -- Coldplay "On Top of the World" -- Imagine Dragons Corley, R & Tinker, P 2003, The Oil Palm, Blackwell Publishing Company, Great Britain. Fitzherbert, E, Struebig, M, Morel, A, Danielsen, F, Bruhl, C, Donald, P & Phalan, B 2008,'How will oil palm expansion affect biodiversity?', Trends in Ecology and Evolution, vol. 23. No. 10, pp. 538-545. Koh, L & Wilcove, D 2007, 'Cashing in palm oil for conservation', Nature, vol. 448, no. 30, pp. 993-994. Phalan, B 2009, 'The social and environmental...

    published: 30 Oct 2013
  • A Dead Sea Disaster: Turning tide on worst man-made eco catastrophe

    Decades ago an agricultural bid to boost the Soviet economy nearly destroyed Central Asia's great Aral Sea. Now, there is an even more ambitious plan underway to reverse one of the world's worst man-made environmental disasters. RT's Lindsay France reports from Kazakhstan, on attempts to bring this dying lake back from the brink.

    published: 23 Nov 2010
  • Environmental Disaster in Brazil - The Worst Environmental Disaster in its History

    In November 2015, a dam at an iron ore mine burst into the doce river. toxic mud poisoned with arsenic and mercury flooded the river and land over two states. - 11 people died - 12 went missing - 631 more were displaced The toxic mud traveled 310 miles down the river and poured into the Atlantic ocean killing most of the river's wildlife in it's path and destrying the local economy. It's the worst environmental disaster in Brazil's history and nobody is talking about it and it will have unprecedented consequences for future generations. - Credit: Mic -

    published: 09 Jan 2016
  • 5 ENVIRONMENTAL DISASTERS

    Natural and technogenic catastrophes involve a huge number of death of people. They leave an irreparable trace in the history. We present to your attention a top five accidents in the world I hope, you like and subscribe) The tops of interesting, amusing, surprising and unbelievable facts https://www.youtube.com/bestforu0 Facebook https://www.facebook.com/bestforu0

    published: 22 Sep 2015
  • Love Canal: From Dream to Disaster

    This is a video I made on the central case study of the Love Canal, for an Environmental Science project.

    published: 21 May 2013
  • The Shrinking Sea: California's impending environmental disaster

    The Salton Sea has been shrinking and due to a deal with San Diego and the drought it is shrinking faster. This presents many problems and could become a serious environmental disaster Twitter - http://twitter.com/timcast Facebook - http://bit.ly/timpool

    published: 29 Jun 2015
9 Worst Environmental Disasters

9 Worst Environmental Disasters

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From the Death of the Great Barrier Reef to the Deadliest Nuclear Accident Ever, these are 9 of the World’s Worst Environmental Disasters 5. Pacific Trash Vortex It’s also known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, it’s located in the northern Pacific Ocean … by some estimates it is thought to be about twice the size of the continental US … and it seems to be getting bigger. It was first described by researchers in 1988, and lies roughly midway between Japan and the West Coast of the US. How did it form? A gyre (guy-err) -- or vortex --is located in the ocean. Its rotational pattern pulls in waste matter from across the northern Pacific Ocean. Floating debris is pushed along by wind-driven surface currents, which steadily push it toward the center of the vortex where it is trapped. The trash can range in size from miniscule pieces of plastic to massive chunks. Experts tell us the majority of waste material comes from the illegal dumping or littering of manufacturing products including plastics. The Trash Vortex can pose a hazard to wildlife and humans. 4. Aral Sea It’s name translates as “Sea of Islands” … that’s a reference to the many islands that once occupied the waters of Uzbekistan. The Aral (air-ul) Sea was actually a huge lake that covered more than 26,000 square miles. It was once teeming with marine life and was a source of bustling trade routes for nearby communities. 3. Not too long ago there were claims that Australia’s Great Barrier Reef was dead. While that’s not exactly true, a new study shows that the natural wonder could be on life support. A 700 mile swath of reefs in the northern section has has lost around 67% of its corals over the past 9 months or so. That’s the largest die-off of corals ever recorded at the Great Barrier Reef, according to experts. The loss of corals is attributed to the effects of coral bleaching. That occurs when ocean temperatures rise and algae is expelled from coral tissue. That also causes a loss of pigmentation, turning the corals stark white or transparent. Bleached corals are weak and less resistant to disease. Unless they’re quickly repopulated, the corals will die. Many scientists think that rising ocean temperatures are a result of climate change. Fertilizer and pesticide runoff also take a toll on the corals. An estimated 93% of the Great Barrier Reef has been affected by the destructive bleaching … and it could take up to 15 years to regain the affected corals. Some experts claim this is Australia’s biggest-ever environmental disaster. 2. Exxon Valdez (val-deez) The Exxon Valdez was an oil tanker enroute to California when it struck Prince William Sound’s Bligh Reef in 1989. Over the next few days up to 38 million gallons of crude oil spilled into the Alaskan waters … resulting in one of the most devastating environmental disasters on record. The area’s remote location made it difficult to construct swift response efforts to the massive spill. The oil eventually polluted some 1,300 miles of coastline and 11,000 sq miles of ocean. Despite massive cleanup efforts, less than 10% of the oil spill was recovered. Impact upon local wildlife was devastating. Among the animals killed were a quarter-million seabirds, 2,800 sea otters, and some 300 harbor seals. Bald eagles, orcas, and an unknown number of salmon perished as well. Around 20 years after the spill, researchers found that species like killer whales still suffered long term losses … and that more than 21,000 gallons of oil still remained on the beaches of Prince William Sound. 1. Chernobyl (shur-noble) The Chernobyl Disaster happened in 1986 in Ukraine (you-krane), then part of the Soviet Union. A combination of inherent design flaws and operator error resulted in what is widely considered history’s worst nuclear power plant disaster, in terms of cost and casualties. A massive steam explosive and graphite fire sent radioactive isotopes into the atmosphere for 9 days. Much of the surface of Europe and the western USSR was contaminated by fallout. Over 200 people suffered acute radiation poisoning, of whom 31 died within a few months. The environmental impact was severe. Radioactive contaminants in rivers weren't expected to completely dissolve for up to 1,000 years. Four square kilometers of pine forest turned reddish brown and died … that area became known as the Red Forest. In the worst hit areas, some animals were born with ghastly mutations, like missing eyes or heads, extra or missing limbs, and deformed skulls. Subscribe to Epic Wildlife http://goo.gl/6rzs5u Let's Connect -- http://www.epicadamwildlife.com/ -- http://www.facebook.com/epicadamwildlife -- http://www.twitter.com/epicwildlife -- http://gplus.to/epicwildlife
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Top 10 Man-Made Disasters

Top 10 Man-Made Disasters

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Top 10 Eco Disasters Caused by Humans Subscribe http://goo.gl/Q2kKrD A man-made disaster is one in which many deaths and destruction are caused by error or negligence on the part of human beings. WatchMojo counts down the ten worst man-made disasters. List Entries and Rank: #10. Three Mile Island Accident, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania (1979) #9. Exxon Valdez Oil Spill, Prince William Sound, Alaska (1989) #8. Dust Bowl or Dirty Thirties, Great Plains, USA and Canada (19341936) #7. Seveso Disaster, Seveso, Italy (1976) #6. Minamata Disease, Minamata Bay, Japan (195060s) #5. Love Canal Disaster, Niagara Falls, New York (194050s/78) #4. Great Smog of ’5or Big Smoke, London, England (1952) #3. ?
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25 Biggest Man Made Environmental Disasters Of History

25 Biggest Man Made Environmental Disasters Of History

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Tweet this video! - http://clicktotweet.com/c5y3L Our environment has been the victim of all sorts of attacks. Some of these attacks are natural such as hurricanes and earthquakes. However, there are attacks that are unnatural and man made such as wars, explosions, chemical spills, etc. These attacks usually carry with them heavy price tags as property and lives are damaged beyond full compensation and repair. To see these effects first hand (or as close to first hand as possible) we present to you our 25 biggest environmental disasters of history list for your personal edification. https://twitter.com/list25 https://www.facebook.com/list25 http://list25.com Check out the text version too! - http://list25.com/25-biggest-man-made-environmental-disasters-in-history/ Here's a preview: TVA Kingston Fossil Plant Coal Fly Ash Slurry Spill The Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Pacific Gyre Garbage Patch Jilin Chemical Plant Explosions Castle Bravo The Three Mile Island Nuclear Explosion The Kuwait Oil Fires "Door to Hell" The Palomares Incident Sidoarjo Mud Flow Libby, Montana Asbestos Contamination Deep water horizon (BP) oil spill Amoco Cadiz Eccocide in Vietnam The Al-Mishraq Fire The Love Canal Gulf of Mexico Dead Zone Minamata Disease The Seveso Disaster E-waste in Guiyu, China Baia Mare Cyanide Spill The Shrinking of the Aral Sea The Bhopal Disaster The Chernobyl Nuclear Explosion The Great Smog of '52
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Top 10 Worst Man Made Environmental Disasters

Top 10 Worst Man Made Environmental Disasters

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Top 10 Worst Man Made Environmental Disasters // Subscribe: http://goo.gl/Q2kKrD // TIMESTAMPS BELOW ----------------------- CELEBRATE 10 YEARS OF WATCHMOJO WITH OUR SPECIAL EDITION MAGAZINE, LINKS BELOW! The worst environmental disasters that took a serious toll on the environment and human life. WatchMojo presents the top 10 worst disasters to the environment to be caused by humans. But what will take the top spot on our list? Will it be the Kuwaiti Oil Fires, the Ecocide of Vietnam, or the Chernobyl Disaster? Watch to find out! 00:31 #10. Exxon Valdez Oil Spill 01:20 #9. The Shrinking of the Aral Sea 01:52 #8. Bhopal Disaster 02:32 #7. Electronic Waste in Guiyu, China 03:14 #6. Great Smog of London 03:47 #5. Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill 04:31 #4. Castle Bravo 05:14 #3, #2, #1 ???? For more amazing images by Getty, check out www.gettyimages.com and https://www.instagram.com/gettyimages/ To help decide what top 10 list we make next, check out the suggest page here: http://www.watchmojo.com/my/suggest.php Our Magazine!! Learn the inner workings of WatchMojo and meet the voices behind the videos, articles by our specialists from gaming, film, tv, anime and more. VIEW INSTANTLY: http://goo.gl/SivjcX WatchMojo's Social Media Pages http://www.Facebook.com/WatchMojo http://www.Twitter.com/WatchMojo http://instagram.com/watchmojo Get WatchMojo merchandise at shop.watchmojo.com WatchMojo’s ten thousand videos on Top 10 lists, Origins, Biographies, Tips, How To’s, Reviews, Commentary and more on Pop Culture, Celebrity, Movies, Music, TV, Film, Video Games, Politics, News, Comics, Superheroes. Your trusted authority on ranking Pop Culture.
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Aral Sea: Man-made environmental disaster - BBC News

Aral Sea: Man-made environmental disaster - BBC News

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Subscribe to BBC News www.youtube.com/bbcnews It took just 40 years for the Aral Sea to dry up. Fishing ports suddenly found themselves in a desert. But in one small part of the sea, water is returning. Latest satellite pictures reveal that 90% of the Aral Sea has dried up, forming a new desert between Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan in Central Asia. It's a man-made environmental disaster. As part of the BBC's Richer World Season, Rustam Qobil visits the Aral Sea, a toxic desert sea bed, and talks to people who have lost their sea, health and loved ones. Subscribe to BBC News HERE http://bit.ly/1rbfUog Check out our website: http://www.bbc.com/news Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/bbcworldnews Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/bbcworld Instagram: http://instagram.com/bbcnews
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Dam collapse creates environmental disaster in Brazil

Dam collapse creates environmental disaster in Brazil

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On November 5, 2015, two dams holding millions of cubic meters of mining waste gave way – launching one of the worst environmental disasters in Brazilian history. Mud – full of dangerous metals – quickly overtook the nearby mining community of Mariana in Minas Gerais state. At least seventeen people were killed. Hundreds more have been displaced by the wall of sludge released in the dam collapse. Music: Echoes of Time by Kevin MacLeod
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Unit 9 - Love Canal: An Environmental Disaster

Unit 9 - Love Canal: An Environmental Disaster

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11 Worst Pollutants in the World

11 Worst Pollutants in the World

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Here are the 11 worst pollutants and the ones that have the most negative effects on the environment like slag and oil spill disaster. Subscribe to Talltanic http://goo.gl/wgfvrr 5. Slag No, that is not Nickelodeon getting rid of their leftover slime. What’s being dumped is slag. Slag is the leftover materials from ore after the desired material has already been extracted. Slag dumping was generally considered safe until recently. It has even commonly been repurposed for the process of creating cement. However, recent studies reveal that the leftover slag could be producing toxic levels of arsenic, lead, cadmium, barium, zinc and copper. The gradual weathering of the slag can pollute everything surrounding it, including the water and air. This isn’t all slag, though, the harmful effects are mostly caused by slag that is left over from refining copper, zinc, cadmium and other base metals. 4. Untreated Sewage Sewage isn’t really something that most people like to think about, but that doesn’t stop it from being a big problem. The untreated sewage contains human feces and wastewater that, obviously, have some pretty damaging effects. Raw sewage is often dumped into water supplies in poor areas of the world because there isn’t much of an alternative. Besides causing a plethora of dangerous diseases, the waste also destroys ecosystems and lowers the oxygen contents so that no life can survive in the water. The World Health Organization estimates that 2.6 billion people were affected by raw sewage dumping because there was no other way to dispose of it. WHO is making strides in extending access to modern sewage treatment to the communities that most need it. 3. Oil With the highly publicized BP Deepwater Horizon, the oil spill that happened in 2010 and is still affecting the United States and the Gulf of Mexico, the dangers of oil drilling is more well known than ever. The 580 tons of oil that were spilled wasn’t even the biggest oil spill in the world. Not even close. The biggest happened in Kuwait in 1991 when 136,000 tons of oil was spilled. Oil can devastate the local marine life. Oil is especially dangerous to animals with feathers or heavy fur because the oil can insulate them and make them more vulnerable to temperature, especially hypothermia, and reduce their buoyancy. Almost all of the birds affected by oil spills die without human intervention. Some studies say that oil spills are happening less, but that has been disputed. There has still been 9,351 accidental oil spill since 1974 and each one means that the surrounding ecosystem needs decades to recover from the accident. 2. Gold Mining Gold is pretty. It’s the gold standard for jewelry and that pun was most definitely intended. Our country was practically founded because of it. There are two processes for mining the mineral, though, and both are insanely dangerous. The two process are the cyanide process, which is the most common today, and the mercury process. It pretty obvious that with names like that it’s going to be dangerous. Cyanide is incredibly poisonous in tiny quantities and there have been massive cyanide spills throughout time because of the industry. The cyanide leaks have been known to poison fish in local rivers for long stretches. These leaks are considered by many to be massive environmental disasters. There is also a ton of waste produced from the mining. Thirty tons of ore are disposed of for every half pound of gold mined. The ore dumps also have major levels of cadmium, lead, zinc, arsenic, selenium and mercury. The danger of these dumps is second only to the danger of radioactive waste dumps. 1.Radiation Radioactive waste didn’t become a real problem until the birth of the nuclear power plant. Most of the radioactive waste that the world has is caused by nuclear fission or nuclear technology. The waste is maintained by the government, but leaks have been known to happen. The most notable cases of radiation damage can be found in Chernobyl. The leak happened in 1986 and the site still isn’t considered safe. Radiation decays over time, though, so this problem is more manageable than other items on this list. If the radioactive waste is contained for the right amount of time, then it can be more safely disposed of. Without proper containment, though, the radiation can lead to death and various cancers. There are also dangers to future generations as well because it has been documented that radiation can cause severe birth defects.
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California Dam Crisis: Racing to Avoid Environmental Disaster | National Geographic

California Dam Crisis: Racing to Avoid Environmental Disaster | National Geographic

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Workers rush to make repairs at the Oroville Dam in California. Footage courtesy Cal OES, California DWR ➡ Subscribe: http://bit.ly/NatGeoSubscribe About National Geographic: National Geographic is the world's premium destination for science, exploration, and adventure. Through their world-class scientists, photographers, journalists, and filmmakers, Nat Geo gets you closer to the stories that matter and past the edge of what's possible. Get More National Geographic: Official Site: http://bit.ly/NatGeoOfficialSite Facebook: http://bit.ly/FBNatGeo Twitter: http://bit.ly/NatGeoTwitter Instagram: http://bit.ly/NatGeoInsta The tallest dam in the United States is the site of a major emergency response. California's Oroville Dam holds a reservoir containing 1.1 trillion gallons of water, providing water—and power—to much of the state. Recent weather events caused it to fill up way above normal capacity. Concrete in the 50-year-old dam's main spillway, designed to handle overflow, crumbled, forcing managers to use the auxiliary or emergency spillway. Water pouring from the emergency spillway caused damage to the ground below, putting that spillway at risk of collapsing and leading to an evacuation of more than 180,000 nearby residents. The situation has since stabilized and people have been told they can return home, but workers are still rushing to make repairs and shore up the dam ahead of approaching storms. Read more about the crisis in Oroville and the state of disrepair affecting thousands of dams across the country. http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/02/oroville-dam-crisis-infrastructure-safety/ Footage courtesy Cal OES, California DWR California Dam Crisis: Racing to Avoid Environmental Disaster | National Geographic https://youtu.be/Cg-isID0u4E National Geographic https://www.youtube.com/natgeo
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What's the Best Tool We Have to Stop Environmental Disaster?

What's the Best Tool We Have to Stop Environmental Disaster?

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At this year's Aspen Ideas Festival, we asked a group of scientists, academics, and filmmakers what humans have in our arsenal as a species to combat environmental catastrophes. "On one level, we can't stop environmental disaster," says Kathryn Sullivan, the under-secretary of commerce for oceans and atmosphere. "I would argue at our peril do we try to stop things like hurricanes, because they play an integral role in making the overall ecology and environment of the planet function." Other panelists include Pete McBride, David Gallo, and M. Sanjayan. The Big Question is a series inspired by The Atlantic's back-page feature. Watch more videos: http://www.theatlantic.com/video Subscribe to The Atlantic on YouTube: http://bit.ly/1pE29OW Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheAtlanticVID Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheAtlantic Google+: https://plus.google.com/+TheAtlantic
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Palm Oil - An Environmental Disaster - Ben Dessen

Palm Oil - An Environmental Disaster - Ben Dessen

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This short video aims to educate viewers about palm oil and its environmental impacts and motivate them to become involved, find out more and contribute to making a difference for the wildlife, people and forests of South-East Asia whom are most affected. References Music: "Us Against the World" -- Coldplay "On Top of the World" -- Imagine Dragons Corley, R & Tinker, P 2003, The Oil Palm, Blackwell Publishing Company, Great Britain. Fitzherbert, E, Struebig, M, Morel, A, Danielsen, F, Bruhl, C, Donald, P & Phalan, B 2008,'How will oil palm expansion affect biodiversity?', Trends in Ecology and Evolution, vol. 23. No. 10, pp. 538-545. Koh, L & Wilcove, D 2007, 'Cashing in palm oil for conservation', Nature, vol. 448, no. 30, pp. 993-994. Phalan, B 2009, 'The social and environmental impacts of biofuels in Asia: An overview', Applied Energy, vol. 86, no. 21, pp. 21-29. Smits, W, Schuster, G & Ullal, Jay 2007, Thinkers of the Jungle: The Orangutan Report, H.F.Ullmann, England. Tisdell, C & Nantha, H 2011, 'Supply-side policies to conserve biodiversity and save the orangutan from oil palm expansion: An Economic Assessment', Handbook of Naure Conservation, pp. 213-221. Images -- Viewed 28 October 2013 Jean Kearn & Paul Daley 2012. http://www.saynotopalmoil.com/images.php http://4.bp.blogspot.com/Wb80qOi3hA8/URM2hwtpQpI/AAAAAAAAAbg/28SCtUCfzqM/s1600/486720_560088967334482_1979205858_n.jpg notopalmoil.blogspot.com science.time.com http://www.shitbit.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/palmoil.jpg http://whyveganguide.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/palm.jpg http://img844.imageshack.us/img844/6670/2ataac.png http://www.habitatadvocate.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/Cargill-clearfelled-rainforest-for-its-palm-oil-plantation-in-West-Kalimantan.jpg http://media.treehugger.com/assets/images/2011/10/palm20plants.jpg http://manssindeforestation.weebly.com/uploads/8/0/4/1/8041038/704624_orig.jpg http://gardendrum.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/WP-27-July.jpg http://assets.worldwildlife.org/photos/936/images/story_full_width/forests-threat-palm-oilXL_257598.jpg?1345533734 http://gardendrum.com/wpcontent/uploads/2012/12/desolate_palm_oil_plantation_forest.jpg http://gadflyketch.files.wordpress.com/2011/08/kelapa-sawit.jpg http://awsassets.wwf.org.au/img/fl_palm_oil_cultivation_papua_new_guinea_3_4425.jpg http://lornali.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/borneo_before_reforestation.jpg http://assets.knowledge.allianz.com/img/palm_oil_q_47462.jpg http://si.wsj.net/public/resources/images/MK-BT802_UNILEV_G_20120423163608.jpg http://www.chocablog.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/06/3-mars-2.jpg http://kolcreation.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/olay.png http://www.foe.co.uk/resource/images/orangutan_report/7_baby_clings_to_dead_mum.jpg http://3.bp.blogspot.com/pVT56Ls1hN4/TXTwjqGuvYI/AAAAAAAACSY/ax3A2Thsfxg/s1600/P1180795.JPG http://s195.photobucket.com/user/kirstylynas/media/BabyReto5.jpg.html http://photosof.org/ http://freelanceswitch.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/money-in-suit-pocket.jpg http://wonderopolis.org/wpcontent/uploads/2012/04/babyorangutan_shutterstock_3460637.jpg http://forestjustice.files.wordpress.com/2012/12/babyorangutan2.jpg?w=384&h=285&crop=1
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A Dead Sea Disaster: Turning tide on worst man-made eco catastrophe

A Dead Sea Disaster: Turning tide on worst man-made eco catastrophe

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Decades ago an agricultural bid to boost the Soviet economy nearly destroyed Central Asia's great Aral Sea. Now, there is an even more ambitious plan underway to reverse one of the world's worst man-made environmental disasters. RT's Lindsay France reports from Kazakhstan, on attempts to bring this dying lake back from the brink.
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Environmental Disaster in Brazil - The Worst Environmental Disaster in its History

Environmental Disaster in Brazil - The Worst Environmental Disaster in its History

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In November 2015, a dam at an iron ore mine burst into the doce river. toxic mud poisoned with arsenic and mercury flooded the river and land over two states. - 11 people died - 12 went missing - 631 more were displaced The toxic mud traveled 310 miles down the river and poured into the Atlantic ocean killing most of the river's wildlife in it's path and destrying the local economy. It's the worst environmental disaster in Brazil's history and nobody is talking about it and it will have unprecedented consequences for future generations. - Credit: Mic -
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5 ENVIRONMENTAL DISASTERS

5 ENVIRONMENTAL DISASTERS

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Natural and technogenic catastrophes involve a huge number of death of people. They leave an irreparable trace in the history. We present to your attention a top five accidents in the world I hope, you like and subscribe) The tops of interesting, amusing, surprising and unbelievable facts https://www.youtube.com/bestforu0 Facebook https://www.facebook.com/bestforu0
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Love Canal: From Dream to Disaster

Love Canal: From Dream to Disaster

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This is a video I made on the central case study of the Love Canal, for an Environmental Science project.
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The Shrinking Sea: California's impending environmental disaster

The Shrinking Sea: California's impending environmental disaster

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The Salton Sea has been shrinking and due to a deal with San Diego and the drought it is shrinking faster. This presents many problems and could become a serious environmental disaster Twitter - http://twitter.com/timcast Facebook - http://bit.ly/timpool
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