Category: Disasters

‘Nightmare’ California oil spill damages rare coastal ecosystem

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Originally Published by Environment | The GuardianActivists say accident is soiling Gaviota coast, a Mediterranean-climate region of which there are only five in the world, and will be closed off for weeks or months Continue reading…

Cyclone Noul Approaches The Philippines

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Originally Published by NASA Earth ObservatoryThe storm is intensifying, but there are hopes that it might just graze the island of Luzon. Heavy rainfall is expected.

Power Outages Plague Nepal

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Originally Published by NASA Earth ObservatoryDarkness descended on much of Nepal after a powerful earthquake rattled the country’s already stressed electrical grid.

Fukushima radiation hits North American shores: Oregon environment news

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Originally Published by Oregon LiveRadiation from Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear reactor has been found on the shores of Vancouver Island, The Associated Press reports. This is the first time radiation from the disaster has been detected on North American land.

Cyclone Pam and DigitalGlobe FirstLook coverage

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Originally Published by http://www.gearthblog.com/blog/archives/2015/03/cyclone-pam.htmlThis last weekend Tropical Cyclone Pam struck the Islands of Vanuatu in the South Pacific causing widespread devastation. We were asked by a GEB reader whether the satellite imaging companies would be collecting and publishing satellite imagery of Vanuatu. DigitalGlobe has a subscription service called ‘First Look’ that provides access to timely […]

California fault lines and earthquake probabilities

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Originally Published by Google Earth BlogWe have in the past looked at the some of the California fault lines where earth quakes are likely to occur. A recent story in the news is that a recent report by the Working Group on California Earthquake Probabilities (WGCEP) shows that the probability of an 8.0 magnitude earthquake […]

New long-term earthquake forecast for California

Originally Published by Earth & Climate News — ScienceDaily A new California earthquake forecast by the U.S. Geological Survey and partners revises scientific estimates for the chances of having large earthquakes over the next several decades.

Global flood toll to triple by 2030

Originally Published by BBC News – Science & Environment People affected by river flooding worldwide could triple by 2030, with climate change and population growth the main factors, says a new report.

High Resolution Data from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission to Be Made Publicly Available

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Recognizing the importance of high resolution data in climate resiliency planning, President Obama has announced a release of high resolution versions of data from the collaborative Shuttle Radar Topography Mission.

’80 monitored’ for Ebola in Texas

Originally Published by BBC News – Texas officials are monitoring as many as 80 people for Ebola after a man was diagnosed with the disease in Dallas, officials tell US media.