Citations with the tag: ENVIRONMENTAL disasters
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- SCIENCE NEWS.
Bruno, Tara; Hamalainen, Karina; Mahan, Rachel // Science World; 1/3/2011, Vol. 67 Issue 7, p2
The article offers updates on science and environmental disasters including a 12 foot-high wave of red sludge that struck several towns in Hungary in the fall of 2010.
- Confidence rattled.
Hely, Susan // Money (14446219); Apr2011, Issue 133, p93
The article reports on the impact of previous environmental disasters, political problems, and economic issues on the activity of the Australian sharemarket.
Hely, Susan // Progress in Physical Geography; Oct2008, Vol. 32 Issue 5, p585
A correction to the article "Environmental drivers of Large, Infrequent Wildfires: The Emerging Conceptual Model," by A. Meyn, P. S. White and C. Buhk.
- The Standard Environmental Narrative.
ANDERSON, WILLIAM L.; MOFFITT, PATRICK // Regulation; Fall2011, Vol. 34 Issue 3, p12
The article presents the case of Barnegat Bay, which is a scenario of ecological disaster at the bay lying between Long Beach Island and the Atlantic Ocean in New Jersey, and shows how it exemplifies the politicization of environment science. An overview of the case of the bay, which typifies a...
- LEBANON-MARITIME DISASTER --Ship Sinks in Stormy Seas Off Tripoli --36 Seamen Rescued; Over 60 Remain Unaccounted for --Ecological Catastrophe Feared.
ANDERSON, WILLIAM L.; MOFFITT, PATRICK // Middle East Reporter (Daily Edition); 12/18/2009, Vol. 189 Issue 4757, p5
The article reports on the sinking of a Panaman ship with 83 crewmen in the stormy waters of the Mediterranean Sea which is approximately 20 kilometers off Tripoli, Lebanon. It states that joint rescue efforts by navies from Lebanon, Cyprus, and Syria are still ongoing. It cites the fear of...
- Oil Spill In San Francisco Bay.
ANDERSON, WILLIAM L.; MOFFITT, PATRICK // Bulverde Standard (Canyon Lake, TX); 11/21/2007, Vol. 23 Issue 47, p3
The article discusses the cause of the 58,000 gallon oil spill in San Francisco Bay in California.
- POINT OF NO RETURN.
Giraud, Antoine // Alive: Canada's Natural Health & Wellness Magazine; Jul2008, Issue 309, p122
The article lists the nine most vulnerable regions for global warming without critical turning point including India, Arctic and West Africa.
- Picturing Disaster These Days.
Shaw, Michael // BAGnewsNotes; 12/ 8/2010, p2
A photograph of a child holding a poster depicting the harmful environmental impact of global warming is presented.
- The Cost of Not Listening to Nature.
Boff, Leonardo // Catholic New Times; 2/21/2011, p12
The article focuses on the environmental disaster in three mountain cities of the State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in January 2011. Description of the state of calamity is offered. The author argues that though people and politicians may be blamed for the disaster that caused landslides, the real...
- Predictable reactions.
Wilkie, Tom // Scientific Computing World; Feb/Mar2009, Issue 104, p3
The article discusses various reports published within the issue, including one about how researchers are using high performance computing to model changes in the earth's climate and another one about how computer modeling can mitigate the human impact of environmental disasters.
- THE DUST BOWL.
Brown, Bryan // Junior Scholastic; 4/15/2013, Vol. 115 Issue 18, p10
The article informs about an ecological disaster which was considered as tornado, that highly affected the southern region of the U.S.
- The Great Leap Backward? The Costs of China's Environmental Crisis.
Brown, Bryan // Future Survey; Oct2007, Vol. 29 Issue 10, p13
An abstract of the article "The Great Leap Backward? The Costs of China's Environmental Crisis," by Elizabeth C. Economy is presented.
- Global Environmental Concepts.
Brown, Bryan // Ukraine Country Review; 2009, p142
The article provides information on the global environmental condition with regards to the global warming and greenhouse gases, ozone depletion, and environmental toxins.
- Toxic Waste Reported To Kill River.
Brown, Bryan // Journal of Turkish Weekly; 08/15/2011, p19
The article reports the Turkey's Ergene River which irrigates agricultural regions is an ecological disaster that will slowly poison people because it is contaminated with factories' toxic waste, according to a study by Trakya University's Department of Public Health.
- Public confidence slides in paying to choose green.
Qualtrough, Stuart // Click Green Newsletter; 12/9/2011, Issue 1, p5
The article presents information on the British Social Attitudes survey revealing a decline in the contributions made by the people regarding environmental issues after the financial crisis and 'Climategate' email scandal.
- Number of animal victims grows as Gulf cleanup continues.
Qualtrough, Stuart // DVM: The Newsmagazine of Veterinary Medicine; Aug2010, Vol. 41 Issue 8, p3
The article reports on the increase in the number of animals that were injured or killed due to the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
- RELIGION AND ECOLOGY.
Qualtrough, Stuart // E: The Environmental Magazine; Jan/Feb2010, Vol. 21 Issue 1, p37
The article discusses the topics on the efforts of religious leaders to combat pollution, replant forests and care for the people most at risk from environmental catastrophe that were published in the November-December 2002 issue of the "E" journal.
- Sichuan-Tibet highway blocked by mud-rock flows.
Qualtrough, Stuart // Tibetan Review: The Monthly Magazine on all Aspects of Tibet; Sep2009, Vol. 44 Issue 9, p8
The article reports on the blockade of the Sichuan-Tibet highway in China by mud-rock flows along the Sumzom Township of Powo County, Nyingchi Prefecture on July 27, 2009. It notes that the highway is part of China's No.318 National Highway which connects between Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR)...
Qualtrough, Stuart // CruiseGuide; 8/17/2009, p16
The article reports on devastation of Typhoon Morakot in the eastern part of China. It states that the typhoon destroyed thousand of homes, killed a four-year and flooded the entire farmland before it move towards Fujian province. It also notes that the typhoon also affect the southern part of...
- Evidence of heterotrophic prokaryotic activity limitation by nitrogen in the Western Arctic Ocean during summer.
Ortega-Retuerta, E.; Jeffrey, W.; Ghiglione, J.; Joux, F. // Polar Biology; May2012, Vol. 35 Issue 5, p785
Global warming in the Arctic Ocean may result in changes to the stock and dynamics of nutrients that drive the activity of heterotrophic prokaryotes, a key component of the microbial food web. We performed 14 enrichment experiments during summer in the Beaufort and Chukchi Seas (Western Arctic...
- Fire and Brimstone.
Stollznow, Karen // Australasian Science; May2009, Vol. 30 Issue 4, p46
The article focuses on the Victorian Bushfires in February 2009, which have been cited as one of the worst disasters in the history of Australia. Several towns were destroyed, more than 2000 homes were burned and almost 200 people died during the course of the fires. An extremist group called...
- AT DEADLINE.
Stollznow, Karen // Waste & Recycling News; 5/24/2010, Vol. 16 Issue 2, p2
The article reports on the warning from state officials about the reopening of Tennessee's Emory River for recreational use and a fire at a scrap metal yard in Ohio. People using the river are called to be cautious around boomed-off work areas and wash thoroughly after leaving the river. The...
- Coastal areas brace for oil from BP spill.
Smith-Teutsch, Amanda // Waste & Recycling News; 5/24/2010, Vol. 16 Issue 2, p7
The article reports on the initiatives of the U.S. government in addressing the continues flow of the oil from the Deepwater Horizon of British Petroleum (BP) Co. LLC around the Gulf of Mexico. State officials have rolled out oil-absorbing and oil-containing barriers. Louisiana Governor Bobby...
- Finished By 2013.
Smith-Teutsch, Amanda // DPC: Dredging & Port Construction; Feb2010, p5
The article reports on the effort of the Tennessee Valley Authority to remove the ash spill from its plant in Kingston, Tennessee.
- Notable Nuclear Accidents.
Smith-Teutsch, Amanda // World Almanac & Book of Facts; 2008, p308
An almanac entry for notable nuclear accidents, is presented. Fire in the Windscale plutonium production reactor in Liverpool, England released radioactive material on October 7, 1957. Coolant malfunction from an experimental underground reactor at Lucens Vad, Switzerland released radiation into...
Osmond, Stephen // World & I; Nov2007, Vol. 22 Issue 11, p5
The article discusses the dynamics of flooding in Bangladesh, as well as the impact of global warming around the world, in an attempt to introduce a series of reports on flooding. Flooding is an annual occurrence in Bangladesh. Although hundreds die and millions may be displaced, the...
- Economic Development News: IN BRIEF.
Osmond, Stephen // Regeneration & Renewal; 6/20/2008, p8
The article offers news briefs related to economic development. According to the Office for National Statistics, unemployment increased to 1.64 million from January to April 2008. Detailed proposals for a 1,000-metre toll bridge over the River Mersey in England have been passed to the Department...
- Inundation Analysis in the Coastal Area Considering Climate Change Due to Global Warming.
Pokharel, Parameshor; Takeda, Makoto; Naoki, Matsuo // Water, Air & Soil Pollution: Focus; Dec2009, Vol. 9 Issue 5/6, p393
This paper describes the possible inundation scenarios under sea level rise conditions due to global climate change with particular reference to Nagoya, Japan. The study was carried out by using a two-dimensional sea model integrated with one-dimensional river flow model and two-dimensional...
- WHEN ALL ELSE FAILS, MACGYVER IT! LAST-DITCH SURVIVAL TIPS.
Daley, Jason // Popular Science; Aug2009, Vol. 275 Issue 2, p49
The article discusses solutions for survival in various hypothetical, environmentally dangerous situations such as escaping a mudslide when stuck in a building sliding down a hill by running to higher ground, escaping a tornado by finding refuge in a permanent shelter, escaping an impending...
- Got an Environmental Catastrophe?
Bailey, Ronald // Reason; Oct2010, Vol. 42 Issue 5, p56
In this article, the author discusses some of the ongoing ecological catastrophes around the world. It talks about Nigerian oil spills, wherein the government owns all of the country's petroleum resources and work with Western oil companies to exploit them. It highlights the collection of...
- Solutions From Unlikely Sources.
POPE, CARL // Sierra; Nov/Dec2010, Vol. 95 Issue 6, p78
The article presents possible solutions to environmental disasters that include the recycling of organic waste.
Harding, Harry // Foreign Policy; Mar/Apr2007, Issue 159, p26
The author discusses what he judges to be the biggest problems being faced by China in 2007. The country's economy and increasingly sophisticated military are not an issue. The largest problems are pollution and other environmental issues as well as epidemics such as hepatitis, AIDS, and avian flu.
- National purities and ecological disasters: Greek modernity and the war on nature.
Karakasidou, Anastasia // Dialectical Anthropology; Dec2011, Vol. 35 Issue 4, p387
The ecological peculiarities we have experience lately are unintended consequences of the intellectual, scientific, and political patterns of modernity. This paper aspires to discuss nationalism as a cultural mechanism at the service of man's scientific quest and domination over nature. As a...
- The Broken Planet Fallacy.
Sullum, Jacob // Hit & Run; 9/18/2011, p98
The article explains how the Solyndra scandal illustrates the broken planet fallacy, which treats global warming as an economic opportunity instead an environmental threat. Figures show the spending of the U.S. government for the green jobs agenda of President Barack Obama that included...
McClean, Paul; Bussell, Derek // Investigate; Apr2011, Vol. 10 Issue 123, p6
Several letters to the editor are presented in response to articles in previous issues regarding superstorms.
- Public Still Favors Offshore Drilling.
Windish, Joe // Moderate Voice; 5/13/2010, p11
The article offers information whether the Deepwater Horizon rig's oil spill into the Gulf of Mexico may be 10 times higher than previously estimated.
- DODGING A BULLET.
Wishart, Melissa; Harwood, Sacha // Investigate; Dec2011, Vol. 10 Issue 129, p12
The article reports on the impact of the grounding of container ship Rena on Astrolabe reef off the coast of Tauranga, New Zealand to people along the beachfront. It states that several tonnes of oils have leaked from the vessel and spread on the nearby shores. According to local man Steve...
- A flooded marketplace.
Wishart, Melissa; Harwood, Sacha // Food Manufacture; Oct2007, Vol. 82 Issue 10, p19
The author reflects on the financial cost caused by environmental disaster in Great Britain. She stresses that hundreds of acres of crops were washed out due to the combination of floodwater and lack of sun which affects crops grown on ground levels. She claims that manufacturers will not be...
- Hydropower projects reported to devastate ecologies.
Wishart, Melissa; Harwood, Sacha // Tibetan Review: The Monthly Magazine on all Aspects of Tibet; Dec2007, Vol. 42 Issue 12, p31
The article reports on the hydropower exploitation of rivers in China. Rivers exploited include in Nujiang, Lancang, Jinsha, Dadu, Yalong and Minjiang in mostly Tibetan areas of Yunnan and Sichuan provinces. Environment and ecologigal experts claim the explotation as the second worst ecological...
- Don't Blow It! Hurricane Preparedness Starts with You.
Wishart, Melissa; Harwood, Sacha // EHS Today; Jun2012, Vol. 5 Issue 6, p20
The article offers the author's insights on the 2012 Atlantic Hurricane Season from June 1 to November 30, 2012, in which individuals, families, and businesses must be prepared to lessen the impact brought by hurricane disaster.
- PERICULOSIDADE AMBIENTAL DE PESTICIDAS RECEITADOS ENTRE AS BACIAS PLATINA E AMAZÔNICA NA VIRADA PARA O SÉCULO XXI.
Arno Rieder; de Carvalho Dores, Eliana Freire Gaspar; Hatsue Modro, Anna Frida; da Silva Rocha, Graciela // Revista Brasileira em Promoção da Saúde; jan-mar2012, Vol. 25 Issue 1, p20
Objective: To reveal the environmental risk of pesticide prescribed in a border region between the Amazon and Platinum Basins, at the turn of the 21st century. Methods: The study used data of agronomic prescriptions for pesticides issued in the biennium of 1999- 2000 in 24 cities located in a...
- New Zealand jails ship's officers for reef wreck.
Arno Rieder; de Carvalho Dores, Eliana Freire Gaspar; Hatsue Modro, Anna Frida; da Silva Rocha, Graciela // American Journal of Transportation; 6/11/2012, Issue 533, p18
The article reports that ship captain Mauro Balomaga and navigation officer Leonil Relon, both Filipino nationals, were jailed for seven months for causing the worst environmental disaster in New Zealand.
- A River Ran Through It.
ISABELLA, JUDE // Spirituality & Health; Mar/Apr2013, Vol. 15 Issue 6, p90
The article focuses on the 151 major hydroelectric dams that have been planned on six large Andean tributaries of the Amazon River. According to the author, the tributaries span Bolivia, Columbia, Ecuador, and Peru, and hundreds of communities rely on the rivers for their livelihood and...
- Landslides along the Jordanian Dead Sea coast triggered by the lake level lowering.
Closson, D.; Abou Karaki, N.; Hallot, F. // Environmental Earth Sciences; Feb2010, Vol. 59 Issue 7, p1417
The level of the Dead Sea lowers 1 m/year and this rate is in acceleration. The decline is causing one of the major environmental disasters of the twenty-first century. The freshwater resources management policy of Israel, Jordan, and Palestine controls the phenomenon. Since the 1960s, the level...
- The liquid earth.
Bell, Brenda // Atlantic Monthly (10727825); Jan1999, Vol. 283 Issue 1, p58
The author reports on a landslide in Rolling Bay, a community in Seattle, Washington, which caused the destruction of a home and killed a family for whom the author's daughter had babysat. Landslides, the author suggests, are the most widespread geologic hazard in several countries including the...
- The Weight of New Orleans.
Pousson, Martin // ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature & Environment; Oct2010, Vol. 17 Issue 4, p808
The author shares his thoughts on living in New Orleans, Louisiana following two man-made disasters. According to the author, New Orleans is sinking under the weight of its own metaphors, as the city faces challenges such as the flood and the British Petroleum oil spill. Older and ravaged, the...
- California Disaster #CA-00190.
Mills, Karen G. // Federal Register; 9/24/2012, Vol. 77 Issue 185, p58901
The article informs that the U.S. Small Business Administration has released a notice which declares that organizations that provide essential services to the victims of Imperial in California may file for Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) with interest rates ranging 1.688-6.000 percent.
- HMAS Broome averts maritime disaster.
Mills, Karen G. // Asia-Pacific Defence Reporter; Nov2011, Vol. 37 Issue 9, p8
This article reports on the environmental disaster that was prevented when the HMAS Broome, a Royal Australian Navy Patrol Boat, extended assistance to a stricken commercial container vessel off the coast of Papua New Guinea. The October incident involved the container ship MVVega Fynen, which...
Shenker, Jack // Prospect; Dec2010, Issue 177, p44
The article discusses the political, economic and environmental conditions in Karakalpakstan, Uzbekistan amidst the resurgent nationalism and ecological disaster which hit the Aral Sea. It cites a comment from writer AA Gill that the said region is the worst place in the world. It mentions that...
- Threats from Outer Space.
Shenker, Jack // Future Survey; Jul2008, Vol. 30 Issue 7, p1
An introduction to articles about environmental disruptions caused by humans is presented.