The World's Worst Ecological Disasters
Stopping the BP oil leak looks easy compared with these ongoing catastrophes.
While it's probably still too soon to celebrate, BP appears to finally be getting the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico under control. But many of the world's greatest environmental catastrophes continue, with no end in sight. Foreign Policy looks at the top five.
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Disaster: Oil spills
Going since: Around 1966
Joshua E. Keating is an associate editor at Foreign Policy.