Terms and places to know about the Environmental Crisis

Question Answer
Ecology The study of the relationships between living things and their environment.
Pesticides Chemicals used to kill insects on plants
Earth Day April 22
Multilateral Environment 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
Pollution The release of wastes such as chemicals and/or wastes such as chemicals or harmful gases into the air, water, soil
Love Canal 1970s In NY the people got blood diseases, nerve damage, birth defects, and cancer because they lived on a toxic waste dump of decades.
Bhopal, India 1984 The chemical plant released deadly chemicals that killed 3800 people and injured 100000 people
Chernobyl 1986 A nuclear plant at Chernobyl released radioactive waste that kill hundreds and negatively effected the survives and the environment
Valdez oil spill 1989 11 million gallons of oil into Prince William's Sound and disrupted the food chain there and killed and endangered the lives of the people and animals there.