Disaster in the Sundarbans

10,000 Birds

How are the local people dealing with this unprecedented disaster? I dreamed of birding the Sundarbans delta – roughly the size of Connecticut or Cyprus – ever since my very dear friends Tim and Hanna Balke told me a story of their visit to these swamps where the Ganges, Brahmaputra, and Mehgna rivers converge in the Bengal basin.

Stepping Up for Animals when Disaster Strikes.

Elephant Journal

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Russia’s 2014 Winter Olympics an Environmental Disaster


As Russia’s Black Sea resort of Sochi prepares to take the Winter Olympics torch from Vancouver, conservationists are calling the area an environmental disaster. Read More The post Russia’s 2014 Winter Olympics an Environmental Disaster appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Causes Environment News Top News

Test day disaster mitigation

Environmental Economics

Mankiw is the source of the disaster

Natural Disasters: Can We Help?

Environmental News Network

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Dust of Disaster: The State of Post-Earthquake Nepal.

Elephant Journal

There is fog of war as well as dust of disaster. Not until the fog has lifted nor the dust settled can we see what really happened. I’ve never been in a war, but I’m in Nepal and I can speak to what I am seeing following the disastrous earthquakes and aftershocks that occurred this […]. Arts & Culture Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) WAYLON: Editor's Picks earthquake Nepal rescue efforts

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Middle East Countries Prepare For Natural Disasters

Green Prophet

From earthquakes to water scarcity , the Middle East faces its fair share of natural disasters but countries are only now starting to take disaster risk reduction seriously. Over the last 25 years, the Arab region has suffered 276 disasters in which 100,000 people died, 1.5

How to Recover From a Natural Disaster

Environmental News Network

Natural disasters are among the most traumatic and frightening events human beings face: unpredictable, often inscrutable, and bearing down upon their victims the full brunt of the planet’s awe-inspiring power. There’s no question a natural disaster can be life-changing.

IPCC: Climate efforts not sufficient, huge increase in green energy required to avert climate disaster

Green Blog

IPCC, the UN’s expert panel on climate change, released part three of their new global warming study yesterday. The new report says that the world’s current efforts to combat global warming are not sufficient if we want to avoid catastrophic climate change.


Mercury Retrograde (Jan. 5-25): 7 Tips to Avoid Frustration & Disaster in the New Year!

Elephant Journal

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Entire State of Texas Declared Natural Disaster


The persistent drought and wildfires plaguing Texas has led the US Department of Agriculture to declare the state of Texas a natural disaster. At least 213 counties in Texas have been declared ‘disasters,’ and along with the other remaining counties may now qualify for emergency loans.

7 Tips to Avoid Frustration & Disaster during Mercury Retrograde.

Elephant Journal

Here are 7 tips to help you avoid frustration and disaster! Mercury Retrograde takes place from Oct 4th to 25th. Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Love & Relationships (see below for Sexy) Non-New-Agey Spirituality (Religion, Philosophy) astrology communication Larry Schwimmer mercury mercury retrograde retrograde

Wind farms unscathed by the massive Japanese earthquake disaster

Green Blog

So while the awful nuclear crisis continues, with experts warning that the Fukushima disaster could become worse than Chernobyl and that the deconstruction of the plant could take decades , this story really should give a boost of confidence to the renewable energy sector.

Natural disasters and net-migration? @mattkahn1966

Environmental Economics

Natural disasters are a moment to take stock and rethink the dream.   The theme of the article is that if it wasn't so dang expensive in California the residents might ride out the disasters. I feel the earth move under my feet, I feel the sky tumbling, a'tumbling down. Quakes and Fires. ): For the half-century after World War II, California represented the epitome of middle-class America on the move.

How to Avoid Digestive Disaster During the Holidays.

Elephant Journal

In order to survive the impending surge of rich, heavy holiday foods, your digestive fire had better be burning brightly. Food Health & Wellness WAYLON: Today Only ayurveda bloating digestion digestive fire food gas holidays protein rich

The Exxon Valdez Disaster: 24 Years Later. {Video} ~ Terri Tremblett

Elephant Journal

Urgent: Here’s How We Can Help Nepal Right Now.

Elephant Journal

Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Conscious Consumerism (Sustainable Business) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Family, Youth, Enlightened Education Health & Wellness Love & Relationships (see below for Sexy) WAYLON: Today Only charities crisis disaster donate earthquake emerency emergency relief Nepal responseThere is something we can do let's reach out right now.

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Croatian Firm to Design Istanbul’s First Disaster Prevention & Education Center

Green Prophet

Radionika Arhitekture from Croatia won an international design competition to design Instanbul’s Disaster Prevention and Education Center, which is hoped to create more public awareness about earthquakes in particular.

Mediterranean Agency Could Avert Offshore Marine Disasters

Green Prophet

As Israeli rigs start drilling for natural gas, a new disaster prevention agency is proposed to avert another BP-Florida Gulf disaster. As Israel ramps up offshore drilling for natural gas , advocates are eyeing a system that would prevent these disasters on their own coast.

Are consumers responsible for the BP oil disaster?

Green Blog

green activist Dave Chameides, is typical: “The bottom line is, no matter who did their work poorly, or who shirked their responsibilities, at the end of the day, we are the ones who are responsible for the disaster at hand.

Animal Welfare Disaster in Egypt Forces Australia to Suspend Live Exports

Green Prophet

This is nothing short of an animal welfare disaster. This disaster is just another example of the inherent risks of transporting animals by sea.

Contest Shows Natural Solutions Can Protect Against Extreme Weather

Conservancy Talk

The contest finalists demonstrated that nature can help communities prepare for weather-related disasters. Sometimes, solutions to big challenges start small.

Will the next coal ash disaster be in your neighborhood?

Sierra Club Compass

lack adequate safeguards, leaving nearby communities at risk from potential large-scale disasters like the massive coal ash spill in Tennessee in 2008 or the Duke Energy coal ash breach into the Dan River earlier this year.

Paul Newman’s Foundation Donates $510k To Disaster Relief In New Zealand


In total the Newman’s Own Foundation has donated over $300 million to charity since starting, and now they’re adding $510k to disaster relief charities in New Zealand.

Sargassu--A Potential Economic Disaster?

Environmental Economics

A slimy, brown monster, after slithering free of the Bermuda Triangle, is devouring beaches from Florida to Texas and the Caribbean. It’s not the plot of a bad science fiction movie, although it involves a whole lot of bad science — just zero fiction. It’s big, it’s unstoppable, it sometimes disappears only to return. And the powers that be want to keep this threat under wraps.

Leaked: European Union Trade Document, Translation: Climate Disaster

Sierra Club Compass

A leaked European Union trade document , published today by the Washington Post , reveals the dangers of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership for communities and our climate.

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Ridiculous Photoshop Disasters.

Elephant Journal

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Daily Demand and Supply: Requisite Natural Disaster Price Gouging Post

Environmental Economics

 Rising prices during natural disasters are the worst outcome.except for all of the other outcomes. When the Super Bowl comes to town hotels increase prices for rooms.  Bars increase prices for drinks.  Restaurants increase prices for food.   So why when the Super Bowl of hurricanes comes to town would we expect anything less ?

Sushi nukes? Watch what imported Japanese fish you eat

Green Prophet

Following the March 2011 Fukushima nuclear plant meltdown disaster, many fish caught in Pacific Ocean waters near Japan’s most well known nuclear power plant have been found to contain abnormally high amounts of radiation.

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The Devil Winds & the California Fires: a Spiritual Perspective.

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Restoration Pays Off in Reduced Flooding for Coastal Community

Nature Conservancy - Science

Science disaster Ecosystem Services floods green infrastructure resilience Many New York and New Jersey coastal communities experienced severe flooding during Hurricane Sandy in 2012. Neighborhoods of the Cape May Meadows Preserve incurred little damage — thanks, in part, to the restoration.

Cano Bobblehead Night or Epic Disaster in the Making?

Sightline Daily

Yet there was chance—unlikely but entirely possible—that it could have been a an epic disaster. It’s exactly the same kind of train—loaded up exactly the same kind of fuel—that resulted in a deadly disaster in a small town in Quebec.

Architecture For Humanity Shuts Down

Green Prophet

We built award-winning buildings, ran innovative programs, personally raised more than $5 million in annual funding, year in and year out, and established more than five community design centers that set the standard for rebuilding after disaster”, Cameron wrote in his email.

Israel’s Earthquake Proof Table Added to MoMA’s Permanent Collection

Green Prophet

Fashion & Design Bezalel Academy Earthquake Table Israeli Design MoMA natural disasters sustainable design Students are typically advised to crawl under their desks when an earthquake strikes , but then they often become trapped when the table collapses.

Hurricane Harvey: Who we are as Houstonians.

Elephant Journal

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Long Term vs. Short Term Disaster Prediction

Environmental Economics

Seeing this post on Vox got me thinking - I wonder how housing prices vary in response to disaster risk when the risk is forecasted over a longer term rather than a shorter term?    For one, disasters such as hurricanes seem to strike more often so they're often more salient in homeowners' minds. 

God didn't cause these natural disasters-climate change did-58% of Americans Say


However, less than 4-in-10 (38%) believe earthquakes, floods and other natural disasters are a sign from God; and even fewer (29%) believe that God sometimes punishes nations for the sins of some

Lebanese inventor makes “alive” app for war-torn regions

Green Prophet

“I am hopeful that this application can actually help people, not only in conflict zones, but also be used in times of crisis as a result of natural disasters,” Hassan says. Lifestyle emergency communication internet apps natural disasters smartphone apps “I’m alive.”

What the Tennessee Wildfires taught me about Compassion.

Elephant Journal

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SAVE:US emergency downlight system helps rescue people post disasters


In normal situations the light functions just like your regular installation but when disasters strike in the form of earthquakes or even fire accidents, the light automatically drops down and suspends itself using a spring mechanism.