Category: Disasters

Deadly dam burst in Brazil prompts calls for stricter mining regulations

Originally Published by Environment | The GuardianSix bodies have been found with 22 still missing in one of the country’s worst mining disasters as hundreds are displaced in Minas Gerais. Topic: Disasters

Hurricane Patricia set to hit Mexico tonight

Originally Published by New Scientist – EarthPotentially catastrophic consequences are expected when record-breaking Patricia makes landfall later today Topic: Disasters, Weather

Typhoon Koppu weakened but still dangerous, says Philippines government

Originally Published by Environment | The GuardianStorm leaves at least two people dead and causes massive disruption and power cuts in nine provinces before slowing down. Topic: Disasters

Oklahoma earthquake likely caused by wastewater injection, seismologist says

Originally Published by Environment | The Guardian Magnitude-4.4 temblor Saturday was among nearly 700 earthquakes of magnitude 3 or greater in state this year, compared to 20 throughout 2009 Topic: Disasters

Disasters, Both Natural and Weather-Related, Displaced 19 Million in 2014

Originally Published by NYT > EnvironmentA report by the Norwegian Refugee Council said China, India and the Philippines suffered the most displacement from typhoons, floods, earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. Topic: 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… Topic: Disasters

Cyclone Noul Approaches The Philippines

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. Topic: Disasters

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. Topic: People

Fukushima radiation hits North American shores: Oregon environment news

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. Topic: Disasters

Cyclone Pam and DigitalGlobe FirstLook coverage

Originally Published by 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 […]