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Environmental Crisis

Ecology The study of the relationships between living things and their environments
Pesticides The chemicals used to kill insects on plants
Earth Day Nationwide demonstration to send a message to politicians telling them to wake up and do something, first earth day was April 22, 1970
Multilateral environmental agreements Pacts among nations to protect the environment
Pollution The release of wastes such as chemicals or harmful gases into their, water, and soil
Love Canal Near Niagara Falls, diseases and birth defects, lived on top of a decades-old toxic waste dump
Three Mile Island Nuclear facility, overheated when cooling system failed, closed down the reactor until they could seal the leak
Bhopal Chemical plant, released deadly toxic fumes in to the air, killed 3,800 people and injured 100,000
Chernobyl Nuclear explosion, radioactive waste that killed hundreds and caused persistent health problems
Prince William Sound In Alaska where shortly after midnight the oil tanker Exxon Valdez struck the Bligh Reef in Prince William sound and spilled more than 11 million gallons of oil
Kyoto Accords One of the most talked-about MEA's in recent years, grew out of a conference held in Kyoto, Japan