10 Places Ruined by Man (Part 2)

The disasters that people have caused may be more or less tragic, but none so bad as when a man utterly destroys a habitat.Though water, air and land are seemingly free resources, it is necessary to manage them well. With this in mind we present you a list of 10 places that had to be abandoned because of the great neglect of the environment: – See more at: http://choosedirections.com/10-places-ruined-man-part-1/#sthash.Iuoal2XQ.dpuf

The disasters that people have caused may be more or less tragic, but none so bad as when a man utterly destroys a habitat.Though water, air and land are seemingly free resources, it is necessary to manage them well. With this in mind we present you a list of 10 places that had to be abandoned because of the great neglect of the environment: – See more at: http://choosedirections.com/10-places-ruined-man-part-1/#sthash.Iuoal2XQ.dpuf
The disasters that people have caused may be more or less tragic, but none so bad as when a man utterly destroys a habitat.Though water, air and land are seemingly free resources, it is necessary to manage them well. With this in mind we present you a list of 10 places that had to be abandoned because of the great neglect of the environment: – See more at: http://choosedirections.com/10-places-ruined-man-part-1/#sthash.Iuoal2XQ.dpuf
The disasters that people have caused may be more or less tragic, but none so bad as when a man utterly destroys a habitat.Though water, air and land are seemingly free resources, it is necessary to manage them well. With this in mind we present you a list of 10 places that had to be abandoned because of the great neglect of the environment: – See more at: http://choosedirections.com/10-places-ruined-man-part-1/#sthash.Iuoal2XQ.dpuf

Aral Sea

The disasters that people have caused may be more or less tragic, but none so bad as when a man utterly destroys a habitat.Though water, air and land are seemingly free resources, it is necessary to manage them well. With this in mind we present you a list of 10 places that had to be abandoned because of the great neglect of the environment: – See more at: http://choosedirections.com/10-places-ruined-man-part-1/#sthash.Iuoal2XQ.dpuf
The disasters that people have caused may be more or less tragic, but none so bad as when a man utterly destroys a habitat.Though water, air and land are seemingly free resources, it is necessary to manage them well. With this in mind we present you a list of 10 places that had to be abandoned because of the great neglect of the environment: – See more at: http://choosedirections.com/10-places-ruined-man-part-1/#sthash.Iuoal2XQ.dpuf

Only 40 years ago the Aral Sea was among the four largest in the world, and now it is almost completely drained due to the hydro works on tributaries of Amu Darya and Syr Darya.Due to the practical disappearance of the lake there was a change in the local climate and the extinction of many plant and animal species. This led to the collapse of the fish industry dependent of it. Today, the former harbor is 50 km away from the present lake shore.Because of the magnitude of the destruction the Aral Sea is considered as one of the greatest environmental disasters in the world.

01-Aral Sea via Flickr, by Ismael Alonso, license CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Three Gorges Dam, China

The construction of the largest power station in the world was accompanied by huge controversy. Although it produces clean energy, an increasing number of floods destroying once beautiful valleys, villages and ancient towns, has forced million people to abandon their homes.

via Flickr, by Jun Wei Fan, license CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

Great Harbor Deep, Newfoundland

Great Harbor Deep was once a fishing village on the coast Newfoundland (Canada). After decades of exaggeration in fishing, the fishing industry collapsed, residents left their homes, and the town was abandoned. Today pictures of this place bring back memories of a time when our oceans were clean, and fish were plentiful.

Gilman, Colorado

Once a center of lead and zinc mining, now a deserted place with permanently contaminated groundwater.Mining has left behind large amounts of arsenic, copper, lead and zinc in the soil, which led to the death of fish in the nearby Eagle River.Although it was announced that the damage can be repaired and the river can rise again, and work to improve the condition was on the way – the return of people to Gilman has not yet been approved.

via Flickr, by Pam Morris, license CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

Fukushima, Japan

The tragedy of Fukushima in the 2011 is considered, after Chernobyl, the world’s largest nuclear disaster. Areas 30km away from the damaged power plant are considered life-threatening, and residents may never return to their homes. Some of the cities on the black list are Futaba and Okuma.

 

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