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.

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Mankiw is the source of the disaster

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.

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.

Stepping Up for Animals when Disaster Strikes.

Elephant Journal

Animal Rights Enlightened Society animal activism animal rights animals after disaster disaster relief hurricane Harvey hurricane irma save animals severe weather eventsThese creatures have no means or voice to help themselves.

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. The Fukushima disaster which began to unfold on March 11, 2011 was the biggest since the Chernobyl disaster of 1986.

Ridiculous Photoshop Disasters.

Elephant Journal

Arts & Culture Funny Z ADMIN Entertainment & Culture Featured Today disasters fake mistakes models photoshop While in a recent meandering stroll through the world wide web, I discovered a collection of photoshopped blunders that take the cake, and heighten the perception of altered magazine images from being not-real to being completely ridiculous.

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. 

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.

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.

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 ?

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.

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. Recently graduated from college, I was living at my parents’ home trying to figure out how I could make life more interesting when Brandon Wade’s documentary “Paving the Way&# aired on PBS one night.

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 million were left homeless and 10 million affected – yet the region has systematically failed to prioritize disaster preparedness.

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. In the disaster that is the human diet, based on animal slaughter, it is the celebrity nutrition advocates who trivialize the real problems by deflecting attention and making people feel good with baby steps while the death rates of humans and animals spiral out of control.

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. The actual force of a storm or flood gets the most attention, but it’s the aftermath of a natural disaster that encompasses the essential work of picking up the pieces, caring for the afflicted, and repairing the damage—physical and psychological, both—that’s been incurred.

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.

"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

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

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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.

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. He wasn’t celebrating his sixth-place finish in the 105kg weightlifting competition; he’s not aiming for gold on social media. His message is serious, belying the grin on his face. David Katoatau is dancing to save his island nation from climate change. Click here to view the embedded video.

Calling all Filmmakers: explore HATCH Disaster Film Award

The Green Samaritan

Home About Terms of Use & Privacy Policy Disclosure Contact Product Reviews Monthly Eco-Resolutions Quick Reference Guide Subscribe Calling all Filmmakers: explore HATCH Disaster Film Award July 21, 2010 Once again, my friends at explore.org are teaming up with HATCH to champion the selfless acts of others through a short film award at this year’s HATCHfest Bozeman film festival in Montana.

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. In the last two months, two large earthquakes in Turkey claimed a total of 670 lives – deaths that might have been prevented with better disaster preparedness and more resilient building design.

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.

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. The report also concludes that investments in national parks not only protects their heritage, but is fundamental in supporting businesses and communities nationwide.

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. Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Family, Youth, Enlightened Education baby girl birth disaster life Typhoon

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. If that's not enough, communities are also at risk from slow-motion disasters as coal ash toxins seep into drinking water sources or are blown into nearby communities.

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.

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. A pipeline leak or infrastructure disaster, perhaps like the explosion on the Deepwater Horizon, would be catastrophic.

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.  The document, similar to a previously leaked EU proposal for a chapter on energy which I wrote about here , makes it clear that the EU is looking to use this secretly negotiated trade pact as a back-door channel to get automatic, unfettered access to U.S. fracked gas and oil.

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

Green Prophet

Droughts, floods, storms and other disasters triggered by climate change have risen in frequency and severity over the last three decades, increasing the damage caused to the agricultural sectors of many developing countries and putting them at risk of growing food insecurity, the UN’s FAO warned in a new report released today ahead of the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 21) in Paris next month. Investment in disaster risk reduction is extremely low: only around 0.4

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. The World Bank President Dr. Jim Yong Kim and the bank’s International Finance Corporation (IFC) are at a crossroads -- they can either choose to to be on the right side of human rights and the environment, or they can continue ignoring the facts.

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. The Nepal earthquake, occurring in one of the poorest countries in the world, has so far killed more than 7,400 people , made thousands homeless; and caused deadly avalanches on nearby Mt. Everest. Entire rural villages were destroyed.

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 TimeIn a lifesaving effort, Allan pushed his wife right through the flaming doors—the only way out—to the ground below, fully intending to follow her. His foot, however, got caught and he.

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. Take California, which sits atop a 1,700-square-mile oil shale deposit that is threatened to be accessed by hydraulic fracturing, or fracking.

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

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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The Fukushima nuclear disaster was “man-made”

Green Blog

Commission Chairman Kiroshi Kurokawa, a doctor, fellow of the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, and former president of the Science Council of Japan, wrote in an introductory message: “The earthquake and tsunami of March 11, 2011 were natural disasters of a magnitude that shocked the entire world. Although triggered by these cataclysmic events, the subsequent accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant cannot be regarded as a natural disaster.

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. However, it’s not the money these farmers want.

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The Gulf Oil Disaster Hits Home

Green (Living) Review

Gulf Coast Seafood Contaminated - This Affects You, Now! NEW YORK, NY, December 3, 2010: There is a danger lurking at your office Holiday Party, at your favorite restaurant and even at your dinner table… you can’t see it, you can’t taste it, but propylene glycol and sub-surface oil, have tainted Gulf shrimp and, likely, other seafood. The problem has come to our homes and families,” says Actor/Author/Radio host, Stephen Baldwin - the director of the upcoming documentary, WILL TO DRILL.

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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. Five years later, we''re still waiting - and pushing - for the Environmental Protection Agency to put in place long-overdue protections to prevent more coal ash disasters. This coming Sunday, Dec.