water pollution

Coral Bleaching Harms Seychelle Islands

The 1998 El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) triggered the worst coral bleaching event ever witnessed, and is indicative of what future climate change events can destroy.

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The United Nations Seabed Arms Control Treaty

In 1971, the United Nations initiates the ratification of the Seabed Arms Control Treaty, which protects the world’s seabeds from the introduction of nuclear weapons and waste.

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Oil Spills in the Arthur Kill and Kill Van Kull Waterways in New York

Evor-Phillips Leasing Site Added to the Superfund National Priorities List

After decades of precious metal recovery and recycling on the Evor-Phillips Leasing site, the EPA tested and found high levels of volatile organic compounds and heavy metals in the site’s soil, surface water, and groundwater, including the nearby marsh and wetlands.

Fort Detrick Military Base on National Priorities List

After decades of unmonitored biological weapons testing and discarding of hazardous chemicals into unlined waste disposal pits, the groundwater surrounding Fort Detrick in Maryland was found to contain high levels of toxic waste, including dangerous carcinogens.

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The Church Rock Uranium Mill Spill

The Sundarbans Inscripted as UNESCO World Heritage Site

The Sundarbans, one of the largest remaining areas of mangroves in the world with an exceptional level of biodiversity, is inscripted as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.