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Environmental Crisis

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Terms to know and places to goAnswers and definition
Ecology The study of the relationship between living things and their environment
Pesticides The chemicals used to kill insects on plants
Earth Day A celebration for Earth
Multilateral environmental agreement (MEA) Pacts among nations to protect the environment
Kyoto Accord One of the most talked-about MEA's in recent years grew out of a conference held in Kyoto, Japan, in December 1997.
Love Canal In the 1970's, people living in New York housing department 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 of 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- 1980's, the Soviet Union was the site of the worst nuclear accident thus far.
Price William Sound A fishing industry
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