Environmental Disasters

Our planet and the impact environment disasters have on it.

The area affected by the 2010 Gulf oil spill if it had happened at…

The 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill has been described as the worst environmental disaster in US history.…

The Eastern Pacific Garbage Patch if floating over…

The two gigantic swirling patches of rubbish that have formed either side of Hawaii are known as the…

The area covered by the Exxon Valdez oil spill if it had happened at…

In 1989 the Exxon Valdez oil tanker found itself in trouble when it hit Bligh Reef just off the Alaskan…

The area covered by the Chernobyl radiation cloud if the disaster had struck at…

On the 26th April 1986, one of the nuclear reactors at the Chernobyl power station exploded. The disaster…

The toxic cloud released from the Bhopal chemical accident if it had been at…

On the 3rd December 1984, 40 tonnes of highly toxic gas escaped from the American-owned Union Carbide…

The area affected by the 2010 Pakistan floods as shown over…

On 29th July 2010 heavy monsoon rains triggered flooding in north west Pakistan, causing rivers to burst…