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An environmental cri

An environmental crisis

Ecology The study of the relationship between living things and their environments
Pesticides The chemicals used to kill insects and plants
Earth Day Celebration
Multilateral enviromental agreements (MEAs) Pacts among nations to protect the environment
Kyoto accord One of the most talked-about MEAs in recent years grew out of a conference held in Kyoto ,Japan,in December 1997
Love canal In 1970s,people living in NY housing developed the named Love Canal noticed that their community had a high rate of certain serious health problems
Three Mile Island On March 28,one of the reactors at the three mile island nuclear facility outside Harrisburg,Pennsylvania,overheated when its cooling system failed
Bhopal A major ecological disaster occurred at a chemical plant in Bhopal,India
Chernobyl In the mid-1980s,the Soviet Union was the site of the worst nuclear accident thus far
Valdez oil spill On march 24,shortly after midnight,the oil tanker Exxon Valdez struck the bligh reef in prince William sound,Alaska.