Mar

19

2012

One Year After Fukishima

Abgelegt in  energy

On March 11, 2011, the Fukishima Daiichi nuclear power plant was running on emergency generators due to the automatic shut down of the reactors following the earthquake. Compounding the problem, three reactors had already been shut down for routine maintenance. The emergency generators were disabled when the 14 meter tsunami struck the plant, resulting in nuclear meltdowns and explosions that released great quantities of radioactive material into the environment. (more…)

Jan

31

2012

The Costa Concordia’s Impact on the Mediterranean Marine Environment

Abgelegt in  Mother Earth

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

Abgelegt in  Mother Earth

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…)

Nov

29

2011

Convention on Climate Change in Durban

Abgelegt in  Climate Change

The United Nations is hosting the 17th Conference of the Parties (COP17), which is a convention on climate change, in Durban, South Africa. The Conference of the Parties has met every year since 1995. COP17 began on Nov. 28, 2011 and will end Dec. 9, 2011. Governmental representatives from close to 190 nations will be in attendance. Several nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and international organizations will also be at the convention. (more…)

Oct

31

2011

The Thailand Flood

Abgelegt in  Mother Earth

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…)