Archiv für die Kategorie: Mother Earth

Aug

17

2012

Wildfires in Europe

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Wildfires in Europe have been spreading, fueled by the hot, dry climate and exceedingly hot summer. A resort area on the Atlantic coast of France, known for its 3 meter waves and pine forests is now burning. Two hundred firefighters are battling to save this coastal resort area. Already over 550 hectares of forest have been destroyed near the town of Lacanau. Around 200 firefighters have been deployed to tackle this wildfire close to a popular surfing resort on France’s Atlantic coast. People who want to flee the devastation are hampered by blocked roads. (more…)

Apr

18

2012

Water Pollution on Earth

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Despite the fact that this natural resource is essential for life, most people don’t actually think much about the importance of water. It’s also easy for many to ignore the dangers of water pollution, especially when those people live in areas where the resource is plentiful. Unfortunately, not everyone can enjoy an environment where drinking, cooking and bathing water are always clean and easy to get. This resource is one of the most threatened and most ignored on the planet. (more…)

Jan

31

2012

The Costa Concordia’s Impact on the Mediterranean Marine Environment

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The most televised disaster of early 2012, the Italian cruise ship Costa Concordia hit a reef in shallow water off the coast of Giglio, in Tuscany, Italy, on January 13, 2012, due to the careless actions of the ship’s captain. While the cruise ship disaster caused significant loss of human life, as of yet no one has questioned the possible disaster to the surrounding aquatic environment. (more…)

Dec

29

2011

The Philippine flood

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The Philippine flood, Washi, which took place on the 16th to 18th on December of 2011, killed a total of 1,249 people in the cities Cagayan De Oro area and Iligan, with the worst affected island definitely being Mindanao. It was a devastating landslide which hurt so much people, with most of them even sleeping during the time when the everything was taking place. (more…)

Oct

31

2011

The Thailand Flood

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The Thailand Flood 2011 is one that people will never forget. The Finance Minister released a statement a wees ago saying that the recent Bangkok flood is the worst that Thailand has ever seen. He also said that the flood did almost 4 billion dollars of damage. That is bad, but it is not even the worst part. (more…)