Gulf Deep-water Oil Spill The Gulf oil spill is considered the worst oil spill and one of the worst environmental disasters in the U.S. history. It was April 20th, 2010, that the Deepwater BP oil rig exploded and penetrated in the Gulf of Mexico sea. The Gulf oil explosion killed 11 workers but most of the impact was on marine species such as turtles, herons, gulls, birds, fishes, and sea mammals. Moreover, 16,000 total miles of coastline have been affected, including the coasts of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida due to the release of about 4.9 million barrels of oil into the sea. The BP oil spill continued for 87 days, and even now, oil is still washing up on the shores, which has caused and might cause long-term damage
Thousands of people died, the city was wrecked and fires were set aflame. The earthquake happened at 5:13 in the morning on April 20, 1906. The earthquake destroyed the city hall and many more buildings that took a long time to build. It had killed many people and started oil leaks. The leaks led to fires that blazed upon the city and killed many more.
On a warm day in New York City in 1911, tragedy struck. It was an incident that would be written up in newspapers across the country; a horrendous incident that would change legislature, labor laws and hundreds of lives forever. This dreadful event left nearly 150 girls and women dead, and became one of the most murderous fires in the history of New York City. The day was March 26, 1911, and the fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory was an historic one. At this time in 1911 the treatment of factory workers was not strictly regulated.
The Fukushima Nuclear Disaster is a recent disaster that caused chaos to a city. A major earthquake and tsunami had disabled the power supply and cooling systems of the nuclear reactors, which supplied electricity to the city. This led to a nuclear meltdown of the reactors, and an evacuation of the city for those within a 20km radius. Till today, the Fukushima exclusion zone remains an eerie ghost town, with locals unable to return to their homes. This incident shows how technology has provided the people of Fukushima with electricity, but in a blink of an eye, it turned into an evil nuclear disaster affecting lives of an entire city.
Two of the many ways we know about the Earthquake is “Comprehending Calamity” a Personal Narrative by Emma Burke, and “The Horrific Wreck of The City” an Eyewitness Account by Fred Hewitt. After the earthquake the government thought that it would hurt the town to tell them what really happened so know one the true death count of the earthquakes rage, in edition not even the government truly knew how much died on that terrible day as deaths in china town were never even recorded. The event demolished 490 city blocks including 25,000 buildings, and an estimate of 80% of the city was destroyed.“Comprehending Calamity” by Emma Burke and
According to a study conducted by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), “almost 25 million people just in the United States suffer from breathing illnesses like Asthma” (NRDC). Talking economically, the air pollution causes a lot of sicknesses as I mentioned before, and those sicknesses lead directly to many absences in work or school and obviously that affect the economy of any given system. Air pollution decreases the agriculture productivity since the water and the soil are polluted. The global warming is a concrete evidence that shows how our environment is getting damaged, global warming occurred due to all the causes that I stated before, the global warming means that our earth is losing its normal temperature, thing that created and may create in the future some terrible problems, for example, we all know the ozone hole that appeared last century, this hole that permits to the deadly ultraviolet radiations to enter to our
This caused them to lose many lives due to this. Natural disasters like an earthquake and flood killed many and them, then plague wiped out thousands of people. This caused Rome to become weak because many people in the army died and many people that helped run Rome died. But then because of the floods and earthquake it killed many people and destroyed many things which really put Rome in a tight spot. “The second year of the reign of Valens (366 CE)... the Roman world was shaken by a violent and destructive earthquake.” “But the tide soon returned with the weight of an immense flood which was severely felt on the coast of sicily, Greece, and Egypt… Fifty thousand persons had lost their lives in the flood.” After Rome lost 50,000 people in the flood the plague killed thousands more.
The plague impacted parts of Asia today and people are being killed by the disease. In Surat 100 people died from the plague and that affected tons of people(“Plague 1”). In India 4000,000 people fled which means left their homes and go somewhere saver(“Plague Occurs”).The plague was stressful and still is now. There were tons of issues from having the plague and having the causes it also impacted several of people in different
Each year around 12 to 14 hurricanes occur in the United States. Hurricanes are natural disasters that form by the equator and can cause massive distruction.Hurricanes are not like other natural occurences that can be beautiful like volcanic lighting or the Northern lights. Hurricanes are very powerful winds that can kill thousand of people. They also put many people in poverty becasue they destroy many homes. The month of September, in 1928 the Okeechobee hurricane affected many areas, destroyed residents homes and killed many innocent people in the process of its destruction.
Second of all, according to History.com, the city was buried by all of the ash from the volcano, dust poured across the land like a flood. The population decreased by about 15,000 people, the gas is what killed the most. Last of all, the city was destroyed by rocks that built up to 8.2ft, it was so heavy it collapsed on roofs destroying peoples homes, trapping people inside. Gases and ash were about 570 degrees fahrenheit which killed many people because it was that hot. Effect on people, effect on city, and how the city was destroyed are all interesting facts about the magnitude of the eruption in