Historical Events

Major environmental events that have made their way into the history books

Bhopal Disaster star[offsite link]
Forty tons of poison gas leaked from a Union Carbide plant in Bhopal, India, killing thousands in 1984. Contamination of the region persists today.

Chernobyle Nuclear Disaster star[offsite link]
The world´s worst nuclear power accident, spreading radiation through the former USSR.

Eruption of Mount Pinatubo star[offsite link]
One of the largest volcanic eruptions of the century, effected global climate for years afterwards.

Exxon Valdez Disaster star[offsite link]
The Exxon Valdez oil tanker spill devastated the Alaskan shoreline, and is still effecting the wildlife more than 15 years later.

First Synthetic Living Cell star
Scientists have been trying to create living cell for a long time. On May 21 the JCVI in Maryland University has announced that they have created the first synthetic living cell.

Love Canal star[offsite link]
Building a school on a toxic waste dump contaminates an American neighbourhood.

The History of Earth Day star
The Earth day reminds about our responsibilities towards the mother earth and the effort of those people who started modern environment movement.

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