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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....
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 images in this video are powered by www.gettyimages.com 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 ...
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...
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
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
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. ?
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 ...
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...
Produced by: Ariela Westlake, Katie Murphy, Morgan Kee, Sarah Long Final Project: Bio 7-Environmental Biology This video was produced as part of the undergraduate research and media project in Environmental Biology (Bio 7) during the Fall 2011 semester. Each group has 4 members (a production manager, an artistic director, a science writer and a technical expert). Every member must engage in the science and be experts on the topic. Each group picks one of the suggested topics provided by the instructors or find their own and topic, with approval. Opinions expressed in this video are of the students and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Environmental Studies Program or Tufts University. Individual responsibilities* • Production Manager: to research audience and appropriate app...
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Hong Kong palm oil spill 'an environmental disaster' Hong Kong is struggling to clean up 9,000 tonnes of palm oil spilled into the ocean after two vessels collided. The spill is polluting water and beaches nearby. Environmental groups say it is a disaster for wildlife. Al Jazeera's Craig Leeson reports from Hong Kong. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/
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...
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...
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 -
Catastrophic Failure: The biggest environmental disaster in Brazil's mining history For similar stories, see: Serra Pelada: Gold Rush - Trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_y2EVvW8No The Brazilian Carnival Queen Deemed 'Too Black' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3yp4Fg_eT_c Rio's Forgotten Children Climbing Out Of Poverty https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eawMVhA1dhM Subscribe to journeyman for daily uploads: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=journeymanpictures For downloads and more information visit: http://www.journeyman.tv/?lid=69643 Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/journeymanpictures Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/JourneymanVOD https://twitter.com/JourneymanNews Follow us on Instagram: https://instagram.com/journeymanpictures In Nov...
The economic disaster in Venezuela caused by tumbling petrol prices — oil production is the main industry — is also behind an environmental one. Lake Maracaibo, which sustains the Añu indigenous group, is being contaminated by oil spills and the leaky drilling infrastructure, all made worse by rampant gas smuggling. Special correspondent Nadja Drost and videographer Bruno Federico report.
Every day there are dying out
Some species of animals and plants.
Stop the environmental disaster,
Only now we have a chance.
Threatened creatures, dirty seas,
Polluted atmosphere, dying trees.
Every day we are destroying
A part of this beautiful nature.
Stop the ecocide now,
Or we will have no future.
We invest millions of dollars
In science and mars exploration,
That we can leave this planet
When it is finally destroyed.
Use the money for saving the environment,
This would be thousand times more efficient!
Threatened creatures, dirty seas,
Polluted atmosphere, dying trees.
Stop the insanity! - stop the ecocide!