Minamata, Japan, 1950s -- London, England, 1952 -- Windscale, England, 1957 -- Seveso, Italy, 1976 -- Love Canal, New York, 1978 -- Three Mile Island, Pennsylvania, 1979 -- Times Beach, Missouri, 1982 -- Bhopal, India, 1984 -- Chernobyl, Ukraine, 1986 -- Rhine River, Switzerland, 1986 -- Prince William Sound, Alaska, 1989 -- Oil spills and fires of Kuwait, 1991 -- Dassen and Robben Islands, South Africa, 2000 -- Brazilian rainforest -- Global climate change. "Over the last century mankind has irrevocably damaged the environment through the unscrupulous greed of big business and our own willful ignorance. Here are the accounts of disasters whose names live in infamy: Chernobyl, Bhopal, Exxon Valdez, Three Mile Island, Love Canal, Minamata, and others. And, with these, the inspirational stories of the countless men and women who fought bravely to protect the communities and environments at risk."--BOOK JACKET.