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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....

    published: 07 Dec 2016
  • Top 10 Worst Man Made Environmental Disasters

    Top 10 Worst Man Made Environmental Disasters // Subscribe: http://goo.gl/Q2kKrD // 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 04:31 #4. Castle Bravo 05:14 #3, #2, #1 ???? For more amazing images by Getty, check out www.gettyim...

    published: 08 Apr 2017
  • 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
  • Hong Kong palm oil spill 'an environmental disaster'

    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/

    published: 09 Aug 2017
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Is Sierra Leone on the Verge of an Environmental Disaster?

    Lost Freetown (2009): Overpopulation and outdated sewage facilities could spell ruin for Freetown, capital of Sierra Leone. For similar stories, see: Sierra Leone's Only Free Emergency Room https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-Obo8qwQg4 Ebola Epidemic Still A Crisis In Sierra Leone One Year On https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7qMigr7d2mE The Disastrous Legacy of Sierra Leone’s Diamond Industry https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7rsOhgQq2rM 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/film/4292 Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/journeymanpictures Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/JourneymanVOD https://twitter.com/JourneymanNews Follow ...

    published: 14 Jun 2016
  • Environmental Disaster Looms in Puerto Rico, Lashed by Hurricane Maria & Left Without Power

    https://democracynow.org - Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico Wednesday as a Category 4 storm, bringing record rainfall and catastrophic flooding, destroying power lines and leaving the entire country in the dark. This comes as many homes on Puerto Rico were still dark two weeks after Hurricane Irma cut electricity to hundreds of thousands. The storm also raised concerns about potential environmental disasters. Puerto Rico is home to 23 Superfund sites, including on the island of Vieques, site of a former U.S. naval test range, which took a near-direct hit from the storm. It is also the site of a coal-fired power plant owned by the private company AES. Residents across the island have been demanding the plant be closed and that the company stop dumping toxic coal ash into their c...

    published: 21 Sep 2017
  • China's Dark Future : Documentary on China's Weath, Collapse, and Environmental Disaster

    China's Dark Future : Documentary on China's Weath, Collapse, and Environmental Disaster. This is a seriously great documentary that's very interesting and fun to watch and part of a series of exciting and informative documentaries. This Youtube channel is for learning and educational purposes. Learning and Education are fundamental and important in today's society and becoming increasingly more accessible and convenient online. The availability of important information which is also entertaining helps everyone grow mentally and emotionally as people both individually and as a whole. Documentaries a...

    published: 20 Feb 2016
  • Love Canal: An Environmental Disaster

    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...

    published: 19 Mar 2012
  • Top 10 Worst Ecological Disasters

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    published: 28 May 2010
  • China’s Amazon Railway Spells Environmental Disaster

    China’s Amazon railway through the rainforest could lead to an environmental disaster. The 5,300 km railway connecting the Atlantic and Pacific oceans is set to be pushed forward this week by Chinese infrastructure giant Li Keqiang with the backing of the China Development Bank. Supporters argue that it would reduce transport costs while critics are concerned over the impact it would have on some of the world’s most biodiverse forest and indigenous tribes. We look at the story on the Lip News with Jo Ankier and Nik Zecevic. http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/may/16/amazon-china-railway-plan Newest Lip News playlist: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RAoUVQkDH_0&list=PLjk3H0GXhhGcjJDo6cQBCQprDMQyUQY3r&index=1 BUZZSAW interview clips - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=526NxDNkRuE&index=1&...

    published: 19 May 2015
  • FORMOSA: ENVIRONMENTAL DISASTER IN CENTRAL VIETNAM

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    published: 16 Aug 2016
  • Returned gifts are creating an environmental disaster

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    published: 29 Dec 2016
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    published: 12 Sep 2017
  • Environmental Disaster Strikes Brazilian River

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    published: 26 Nov 2015
  • Cotton - Environmental Disaster & Lethal Pesticides

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    published: 23 Nov 2010
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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 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 // 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 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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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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Hong Kong palm oil spill 'an environmental disaster'

Hong Kong palm oil spill 'an environmental disaster'

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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/
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is Sierra Leone on the Verge of an Environmental Disaster?

Is Sierra Leone on the Verge of an Environmental Disaster?

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Lost Freetown (2009): Overpopulation and outdated sewage facilities could spell ruin for Freetown, capital of Sierra Leone. For similar stories, see: Sierra Leone's Only Free Emergency Room https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-Obo8qwQg4 Ebola Epidemic Still A Crisis In Sierra Leone One Year On https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7qMigr7d2mE The Disastrous Legacy of Sierra Leone’s Diamond Industry https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7rsOhgQq2rM 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/film/4292 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 Sierra Leone is booming. In capital Freetown the population is rising and new homes spring up daily. But, like the 1950s sewage pipes, the city is creaking under the weight. How long before Freetown cracks? A land of wooded plains and white beaches, Sierra Leone was known as a pearl in the African crown. But the brutal civil war damaged the country’s rural economy and displaced farming families. Now Freetown is expanding rapidly, but few see this as cause for celebration. ‘"Yeah we have come a long way’," says OLU Gorden, a Journalist here. ‘But there has been so much sacrifice for so little ground gained’. In the slums of Kroo Bay in Freetown, children pick their way across rivers of sewage on their way to school. ‘You see children holding onto the filth for support as they climb through’, says Lynette Pamer, a doctor who works in the area. "‘There’s malnutrition because of diarrhoea in the under 5s, malaria, worms. They are all affected’." "The city’'s two dumps are badly located," admits John Kamara of the Ministry of Lands: ‘They are within the city, in water bodies, close to the sea.’ Freetown is engulfed in a tide of pollution that is spreading to the surrounding countryside. ‘"It'’s becoming an environmental disaster’," says one Sierra Leone commentator. ‘In a few years we will see this disaster come to pass’. Brightstar Media – Ref. 4292 Journeyman Pictures is your independent source for the world's most powerful films, exploring the burning issues of today. We represent stories from the world's top producers, with brand new content coming in all the time. On our channel you'll find outstanding and controversial journalism covering any global subject you can imagine wanting to know about.
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Environmental Disaster Looms in Puerto Rico, Lashed by Hurricane Maria & Left Without Power

Environmental Disaster Looms in Puerto Rico, Lashed by Hurricane Maria & Left Without Power

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https://democracynow.org - Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico Wednesday as a Category 4 storm, bringing record rainfall and catastrophic flooding, destroying power lines and leaving the entire country in the dark. This comes as many homes on Puerto Rico were still dark two weeks after Hurricane Irma cut electricity to hundreds of thousands. The storm also raised concerns about potential environmental disasters. Puerto Rico is home to 23 Superfund sites, including on the island of Vieques, site of a former U.S. naval test range, which took a near-direct hit from the storm. It is also the site of a coal-fired power plant owned by the private company AES. Residents across the island have been demanding the plant be closed and that the company stop dumping toxic coal ash into their community, saying the waste is poisonous to their health and the environment. We speak with Emily Atkin, staff writer covering the environment at the New Republic, who writes, "Puerto Rico is Already an Environmental Tragedy. Hurricane Maria Will Make It Even Worse." Democracy Now! is an independent global news hour that airs weekdays on nearly 1,400 TV and radio stations Monday through Friday. Watch our livestream 8-9AM ET: https://democracynow.org Please consider supporting independent media by making a donation to Democracy Now! today: https://democracynow.org/donate FOLLOW DEMOCRACY NOW! ONLINE: Facebook: http://facebook.com/democracynow Twitter: https://twitter.com/democracynow YouTube: http://youtube.com/democracynow SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/democracynow Daily Email: https://democracynow.org/subscribe Google+: https://plus.google.com/+DemocracyNow Instagram: http://instagram.com/democracynow Tumblr: http://democracynow.tumblr.com Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/democracynow iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/democracy-now!-audio/id73802554 TuneIn: http://tunein.com/radio/Democracy-Now-p90/ Stitcher Radio: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/democracy-now
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China's Dark Future : Documentary on China's Weath, Collapse, and Environmental Disaster

China's Dark Future : Documentary on China's Weath, Collapse, and Environmental Disaster

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China's Dark Future : Documentary on China's Weath, Collapse, and Environmental Disaster. This is a seriously great documentary that's very interesting and fun to watch and part of a series of exciting and informative documentaries. This Youtube channel is for learning and educational purposes. Learning and Education are fundamental and important in today's society and becoming increasingly more accessible and convenient online. The availability of important information which is also entertaining helps everyone grow mentally and emotionally as people both individually and as a whole. Documentaries are the resource of choice of the information and internet generations of students around the world. The documentary here along with the other documentaries on this channel relate to important times and people in history, historic places, archaeology, society, world culture, science, conspiracy theories, and education. The topics covered in these video documentaries vary and cover about everything you could possibly want to know including ancient history, Maya, Rome, Greece, The New World, Egypt, World wars, combat, battles, military and combat technology, current affairs and events, important news, Social Studies, education, biographies, famous people and celerities, politicians, news and current events, Illuminati, Area 51, crime, mafia, serial killers, paranormal, supernatural, cults, government cover-ups, the law and legal matters, corruption, martial arts, sports figures, space, aliens, ufos, conspiracy theories, Annunaki, Nibiru, Nephilim, satanic rituals, religion, christianty, judaism, islam, strange phenomenon, origins of Mankind, Neanderthal, Cro Magnon, Inca, Aztec, Persia, Maya, Indus, Mesopotamia, monsters, mobsters, time travel, Third World Issues, planet earth, the Sun, Missions to Mars, The planets, the solar system, the universe, modern physics, String Theory, the Big Bang Theory, Quantum Mechanics, Radio, television, archaeology, science, technology, nature, plants, animals, endangered species, wildlife, animal abuse, environmental concerns and issues, global warming, natural disasters, racism, sexism, LGBT, gay and lesbian issues, and many other educational and controversial topics. Please enjoy and Learn Responsibly!
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Love Canal: An Environmental Disaster

Love Canal: An Environmental Disaster

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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 approach, to create a timeline, to schedule meetings, and to keep group on schedule • Artistic Director: to find or create photos and video to be used, and ultimately to ensure that images match the tone of the story • Science Writer: to take the collective knowledge and write the narrative. It is important that the information be factual but not so detailed as to lose the interest of the audience. • Technical Expert: to master iMovie and to create the digital story.
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Top 10 Worst Ecological Disasters

Top 10 Worst Ecological Disasters

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A look at the ten worst ecological disasters in recent history. Where else to find All Time 10s... Facebook: http://ow.ly/3FNFR Twitter: http://ow.ly/3FNMk Check out a selection of video's highlighting some Alltime10's favourite and interesting people.. @ http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=365DD325201BCB58
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China’s Amazon Railway Spells Environmental Disaster

China’s Amazon Railway Spells Environmental Disaster

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China’s Amazon railway through the rainforest could lead to an environmental disaster. The 5,300 km railway connecting the Atlantic and Pacific oceans is set to be pushed forward this week by Chinese infrastructure giant Li Keqiang with the backing of the China Development Bank. Supporters argue that it would reduce transport costs while critics are concerned over the impact it would have on some of the world’s most biodiverse forest and indigenous tribes. We look at the story on the Lip News with Jo Ankier and Nik Zecevic. http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/may/16/amazon-china-railway-plan Newest Lip News playlist: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RAoUVQkDH_0&list=PLjk3H0GXhhGcjJDo6cQBCQprDMQyUQY3r&index=1 BUZZSAW interview clips - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=526NxDNkRuE&index=1&list=PLjk3H0GXhhGeWhHPas6M9sKUhThquDNOc CRIME TIME clips playlist - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qWH7BXVlIOI&list=PLjk3H0GXhhGeC9DbpSnIvd2i9BHh2dBvv&index=1 BYOD (Bring Your Own Doc) Highlight Videos- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHj-uvNTsCM&list=PLjk3H0GXhhGeu2DCf6Ouo7hTsA5QB2MAL&index=1 MEDIA MAYHEM short videos playlist - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BAc2c4F8N4U&list=PLjk3H0GXhhGcz4un-zws5sMlCLk3NNjDP&index=1 https://www.facebook.com/thelip.tv http://www.youtube.com/theliptv
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FORMOSA: ENVIRONMENTAL DISASTER IN CENTRAL VIETNAM

FORMOSA: ENVIRONMENTAL DISASTER IN CENTRAL VIETNAM

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The central coast of Vietnam is home to historical sites and long shorelines of sandy beaches hugging blue waters. It boasts a thriving tourist and fishing industry. But this scenery has changed. Beginning early April 2016, local farmers in Ha Tinh, a province north of Hue, found their fish killed, and dead fish washed ashore. Residents reported tons of dead marine life appearing on the beaches of several other provinces in Vietnam. The environmental damage is severe. Locals who depend on the sea currently cannot fish for food or sell seafood to make a living. Speculation was rampant. Scientists said only chemical pollution could cause such a massive amount of fish kills in a short amount of time. Tests performed by environmental experts showed that the water contained pollutants -- heavy metals, cyanide, and ammonia -- all hazardous chemicals that are deadly in high concentration. Local fishermen reported that the pollution originated from a pipeline running from the Formosa Ha Tinh Steel Corporation into the sea. Divers noticed a powerful discharge of dark yellow wastewater from the underwater pipeline. The Vietnamese authorities gave no response for three months. Finally, on June 30 government officials announced what citizens already knew -- Formosa’s steel plant is the culprit and toxic chemicals from the company led to the fish deaths. This environmental catastrophe has sparked national outrage and Vietnamese citizens have not waited in silence. Citizens throughout the country are demanding greater transparency from the Hanoi government and for Formosa to take full responsibility for the cleanup. Although Formosa admitted guilt and offered 500 million US dollars in compensation months after the fish deaths, many Vietnamese continue to express their outrage. Many are concerned that the money offered will not repair the economic and environmental damage along the coast of Vietnam. All things considered, the settlement does not appear enough to meet Formosa's obligations -- to contain toxic waste, clean up the environment, compensate local fishermen, help affected people find new jobs, resolve medical claims, and address other costs related to the disaster. A diver died after being exposed to the water near the Formosa plant. Other divers became ill, experienced chest pains, dizziness, and changes in skin tone. Local health clinics were reportedly prevented from discussing the health status of the affected divers. Government officials have not contacted many of the divers and affected fishermen. Many are unaware that Formosa has a compensation plan. For the past few months, these divers and fisherman have undergone severe economic hardship and incurred significant medical expenses. Formosa Ha Tinh executives must live up to their word and ensure that the demands of local fishermen are met. Join us as we speak up against this secret deal and demand justice for those affected by Formosa's illegal disposal of hazardous waste. Together, we can shed new light on the long term implications of the disaster and demand that the Formosa Corporation properly clean up its environmental pollution and adequately compensate the communities whose livelihoods and health have suffered.
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Returned gifts are creating an environmental disaster

Returned gifts are creating an environmental disaster

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Easy returns aren't so easy for the environment. Read more: http://qz.com/873556
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The environmental disaster from the oil accident in Salamis Greece from above. Drone footage.

The environmental disaster from the oil accident in Salamis Greece from above. Drone footage.

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Video: Up Drones Music: 60 BPM Brain Music: Cruise Control https://youtu.be/M907lH9ZB5o Η προβολή του βίντεο είναι ελεύθερη σε όλους. Θερμή παράκληση μην κρύβεται το λογότυπο του καναλιού μας. Ευχαριστούμε πολύ ομάδα Up Drones! Viewing the video is free to everyone. Warm appeal does not hide the logo of our channel. Thanks a lot for Up Drones! Read more at: http://www.mixanitouxronou.gr/deite-apo-psila-tin-petrelaiokilida-sti-salamina-terastia-oikologiki-katastrofi-sta-selinia-i-thalassa-mavrise-apo-to-petrelaio-kai-tin-pissa/
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Environmental Disaster Strikes Brazilian River

Environmental Disaster Strikes Brazilian River

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Arsenic and mercury have polluted the Rio Doce river in Brazil after a damn burst at an iron mine. According to tests by their state water agency, the environmental disaster if the nation's worst-ever. Their Institute for Water Management found arsenic levels more than ten times above the legal limit at one place in the river. The dam which burst also killed at least 13 people on Nov. 5 as thick mud flooded across two states. Mercury rose slightly above permitted levels as well. Between Nov. 7 and the 12th, the institute found seven additional places along the Rio Doce where arsenic has accumulated to unacceptable levels. The Rio Doce stretches across 500 miles from the mineral-rich state of Minas Gerais to Espirito Santo on the Atlantic coast. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/topNews/~3/9QUB9HU2cKM/story01.htm http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Cotton - Environmental Disaster & Lethal Pesticides

Cotton - Environmental Disaster & Lethal Pesticides

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Cotton production in Uzbekistan has caused possibly the greatest environmental disaster of modern times and is poisoning the people of this totalitarian central asian state.
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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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The biggest environmental disaster of 2015...

The biggest environmental disaster of 2015...

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Is it about to happen again? Tell companies to take urgent action to stop rainforest destruction: http://bit.ly/1S0VskN
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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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