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Mankiw is the source of the disaster

Natural Disasters: Can We Help?

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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.

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.

The Fukushima Disaster One Year On

Green Prophet

The Fukushima disaster forced 150,000 people to flee their homes – a year later, radioactive contamination is still keeping them away. As well as documenting the legacy of the nuclear disaster, they insist that now is the time to demand a renewable and nuclear-free future.

Ridiculous Photoshop Disasters.

Elephant Journal

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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.

Recollections of a Potential Disaster

Wend Magazine

Right now I’m in Telluride CO. sitting on a couch, which reminds me how the Playground Tour all began. Last winter, I was doing nothing, writing like I am right now, only I had no story to tell.

"What Have We Learned from the Deepwater Horizon Disaster?"

Environmental Economics

Dan Petrolia: This paper outlines what we have learned about the impacts of the Deepwater Horizon (DWH) oil disaster from the economics discipline as well as what effect the DWH disaster has had on the economics discipline. "What Have We Learned from the Deepwater Horizon Disaster?

Life, Death & Volcanoes: Support Disaster Relief in Guatemala.

Elephant Journal

Enlightened Society Inspiring (Wow) Travel antigua disaster guatemala humanitarian lake atitlan natural disaster relief effort volcan fuego volcanic eruption volcanoLast Sunday, June 3rd, el Volcan de Fuego erupted violently, killing more than 100 people. Two hundred human beings are still missing. It is one of 22 volcanoes in Guatemala, although only a few of them are active. Fuego sits.

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. 

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

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 ?

Wipeout Wednesday: Helmet Cam Disasters

Wend Magazine

Nothing like a POV shot to make you feel like you’re the one bailing. From Austin: (Nice air, now about the landing…). Click here to view the embedded video. From Tave: (He gave new meaning to the term ‘snow-blind.’). ’). Click here to view the embedded video. From Bill: (And it was such a beautiful barrel, too.). Click here to view the embedded video. Related posts: Wipeout Wednesday: Reasons to Wear a Helmet. Wipeout Wednesday: Sand Sledding.

Celebrity nutrition is the new disaster tourism


The real object of Jamie’s “food revolution” is the same as the celebrities who jet into disaster zones, get some pictures taken amid the rubble and then fly out – Disaster Tourism. Guest post by Bill Tara.

Existential Crisis & Tiny Disasters. {Poem}

Elephant Journal

Arts & Culture Conscious Consumerism (Sustainable Business) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Green Literary Journal WAYLON: Editor''s Picks crisis disasters Earth eco enlightened green Kalee Prue planet poetry society war I drive by yet another hill, Flattened sides, vent pipes, dull grassy slope. My seven year old no longer asks if this one Is a trash mountain. He has passed enough now to know one.

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.

Olympian David Kiribati dances against climate disaster

Green Prophet

A weightlifter from Kiribati is our favorite Olympian. After completing a move called the “clean and jerk lift”, he steps away from the barbell and transitions into jubilant dance.

Calling all Filmmakers: explore HATCH Disaster Film Award

The Green Samaritan

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.

Super Committee Failure Would Spell Disaster for National Parks

Wend Magazine

The National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) released a report titled “Made in America: Investing in National Parks for Our Heritage and Our Economy” on Thursday detailing the impacts mandatory across-the-board cuts in federal funding could have on the parks and visitors.

Biofuel Farming=Disaster?

Green Earth Journey

Any biofuel that causes clearing of natural ecosystems is likely to increase global warming," Fargione says. But not all biofuels are alike. For one, sugarcane ethanol, produced in Brazil, stands out to both researchers as the most efficient source studied, in terms of emissions. As long as there is land conversion, though, biofuels do not diminish carbon dioxide emissions.

Miracle Baby Born Amid Typhoon Disaster in Philippines. {Video}

Elephant Journal

On November 11, Emily Ortega, 21, gave birth to a baby girl in an airport amid the typhoon disaster in the Philippines that has left an estimated 10,000 dead.

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.

Mercury Retrograde: 7 Ways to Avoid Frustration & Disaster. {Mar. 22 to Apr. 15}

Elephant Journal

Adventure Astrology astrology awareness disaster electronics frustration Health & Wellness life mercury mercury retrograde retrograde spirituality TravelIt’s time to prepare yourself for the next three weeks when Mercury goes retrograde and the world goes haywire with all kinds of communication problems.

"Obama Marks Anniversary of BP Disaster"

Environmental Economics

I remember the explosion was treated like any human disaster. I burned one of my NYTimes freebies on this one, from the blog formerly known as Green: One year ago today, the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico because of a runaway oil well. The accident killed 11 rig workers and spilled nearly five million barrels of oil into the gulf, the biggest maritime oil spill in United States history.

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

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.

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.

Climate change disasters doubled – eating up world’s food security

Green Prophet

Worldwide, between 2003 and 2013 – the period analyzed in the study – the average annual number of disasters caused by all types of natural hazards, including climate-related events, almost doubled since the 1980s.

Visualizing the BP Oil Spill Disaster

Green Earth Journey

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Tata Mundra: The newest World Bank coal project disaster

Sierra Club Compass

Tata Mundra coal-burning power plant serves as the backdrop for this local community in India. Photo courtesy of Joe Athialy.

How to Rebuild Yourself & a Country after Natural Disaster.

Elephant Journal

Adventure Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Inspiring (Wow) Non-New-Agey Spirituality (Religion, Philosophy) compassion earthquake Ecuador healing heartbreak kindness natural disaster self-care volunteeringHow do you feel about death—as an entity, rather than an end? It’s not something I’d ever thought about too deeply. Dying sure, but the relationships leading up to the final moments? Or what it leaves behind in its wake? Not so much.

The most dangerous spots in the Mediterranean for natural disasters

Green Prophet

Threats of potential extreme geohazards against humanity became partial reality this month, following the spectacular eruption of the Calbuco volcano in southern Chile (photo above); and the 7.8 magnitude earthquake in northern Nepal.

7 Comforting Reminders from a Buddhist Teacher to Help Recover From Disaster.

Elephant Journal

Health & Wellness Inspiring (Wow) Non-New-Agey Spirituality (Religion, Philosophy) WAYLON: Editor's Picks—Hidden Gems Buddhist comforting disaster healing health plane crash recovery reminders Time

Fracking California is a Disaster Waiting to Happen

Sierra Club Compass

Add fracking to that mix, and you have a disaster waiting to happen. Photo by Shane Davis, Rocky Mountain Chapter Sierra Club. By Kathryn Phillips, Director,Sierra Club California. Sometimes fact is so much stranger than anything even the best novelist could write.

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.

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Why Natural Disasters Are Good for Us. ~ Shea Allen

Elephant Journal

Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Inspiring (Wow) chaos community Human Spirit natural disasters selfless love Looking around at the damage it was hard to imagine this mostly immigrant community rebounding after losing it all in an instant.

The Gulf Oil Disaster Hits Home

Green (Living) Review

Gulf Coast Seafood Contaminated - This Affects You, Now!

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Five Years After Tragic Disaster in Tennessee, Still No Coal Ash Safeguards

Sierra Club Compass

22, marks five years since the Kingston Coal Plant’s ash dam in Tennessee ruptured, sending more than a billion gallons of toxic sludge into homes, onto farmland, and into the Emory and Clinch Rivers in Roane County - one of the biggest environmental disaster in U.S. This coming Sunday, Dec.

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

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.

Gulf oil disaster spills over to tourism on clean beaches

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