Because of the devastation of hurricane Katrina many of the United States oil refineries were damaged, causing a decrease in gas supply. The damage to the oil refineries cause them to be shut down. With many of the United States oil refineries shut down, the supply of crude oil was effect and that is what caused an increase in gas prices. Hurricane Katrina resulted in an immediate loss of nearly 1.5 million barrels a day of crude oil from the
Environmental Hazards a. In the St. Lawrence River, lots of industry has resulted in high levels of toxic chemical such as polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT) and heavy metals. b. Because these toxins affect not only one specie but also all of species that are interconnected by food chain. c. These pollution decline beluga’s immune system, get disease easily that linked to low birth rates of belugas which have lived in the St. Lawrence River.
The housing market also plummeted leading to negative equity, which the majority of the working class could not afford resulting in the repossession of their houses combined with the drastic increase in unemployment Britain was in a mess. However Major did have some success, he abolished poll tax, which was very popular among the public, he increased spending on the NHS and introduced transport subsides to keep travel fares low.
“Hurricane Mitch was more destructive than Andrew because of a variety of factors.” Mitch is considered to be the most deadly hurricane in the last 200 years in the Atlantic, stronger and more intense than Hurricane Andrew, having caused the most serious material damage in history. In Mitch, 4 countries were affected (Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador and Guaternala) whereas in Andrew only a fraction of South America was seriously affected. In Mitch 10ml people were left homeless without shelter and aid, with mothers washed out to see and thousands trapped, as well as the possibility of more floods. In Andrew hundreds and thousands of people were without food but food and water were provided sooner than they were to the poor countries that Mitch affected. A
It also have some very harmful effects on humans and nature. It creates large amount of pollution, destroys the nature and also increases the diseases in human societies. As in documentary about “The Ethics of Fracking” by Marleen troy PhD (Environmental Engineer), Bernard Prausak and Rabbi Mordechai Liebling.
Oil spills have a number of effects on the environment and economy. On a basic level, oil will damage waterways, marine life and plants and animals on the land. An oil spill can also ruin the infrastructure and economy of a particular area with the long-term effects being felt for generations. Cleaning an oil spill is very expensive and the costs get spread to government agencies, non-profits, and the oil transport company itself. There is no set science for an oil spill clean-up.
Like the rebuilding of Ground Zero in New York, recovery and healing will take years. The outbreak of a cholera epidemic, coupled with what can only be called bungled elections have been tremendous setbacks. According to the Inter-American Development Bank, the damage may amount to twice the value of the annual economy. In 2008, Haiti produced only $7 billion in goods and services. According to the World Bank, the earthquake caused damages estimated between $8-$14 billion.
Venezuela Economy in Comparison to Great Depression The American Economy has undergone a lot of controversial issues in the past couple years that has affected other economies in the world as well. When an economic crisis occurs in any given country, it is a common assumption that the country is at that stage due to financial problems. When we think about economic stages, most individuals relate it to the Great Depression. The Great Depression was the biggest economic downfall in history for America due to problems with politics, wages, and the nations capital being an issue during that era. However, can other countries have an economic crisis that could affect a country like America or is there a country out there that shows a Great Depression of their own?
Nevertheless, sometimes, with improper use of technology, unexpected disasters happen which significantly affect nearby areas. Such was the case of red mud spill in Hungary. When a reservoir containing the by-product from an aluminium processing plant burst its banks, a wave of caustic, red mud spread within nearby villages. Although the crisis was soon handled by government, it was stated that the disaster could have been prevented by more rigorous control of the banks. Measures to manage the problem were efficiently introduced by the government, though much losses could be observed, including death of 9 people and high level of pollution in nearby areas.
Unfortunately, humans are the most polluting species on the planet. Pollution occurs at different levels and it doesn't just impact our planet; it impacts all species, including mankind, who dwell on it. We pollute water with chemicals and waste products from factories.Water pollution has led to a decrease in the number of various aquatic animals. Several aquatic life forms are on the verge of extinction. Vehicles, trains and planes emit toxic gases, creating air pollution.