Dubai Palm Islands

The Palm Islands on the coast of Dubai, United Arab Emirates, are the three largest man-made islands being built, their development started in June 2001.

The Exxon Valdez Oil Spill

When the oil tanker Exxon Valdez runs aground on 24 March 1989, it releases 41.6 million tons of crude oil along the coast of Alaska. The spill causes enormous damage to local ecosystems and wildlife.