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Category Archive for 'Disastrous'

That deregulating the movement of hazardous substances would be so… hazardous? Today the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) released its final report on the July 6th, 2013 train derailment in Lac-Megantic, Quebec. The report produced a strong reaction from Keith Stewart, Greenpeace Canada’s Climate and Energy Campaign coordinator. “This report is a searing indictment […]

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Volcano in Iceland might erupt soon

It had to be better in the old days when you had no idea what was coming: A hard-to-pronounce volcano in the middle of Iceland is showing signs that it could erupt soon, and to add insult to injury, the volcano sits beneath a glacier which could itself explode if and when it comes in […]

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Freaky

I really don’t like to read about things like this.

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Red tide expanding

Our ecosystem is out of balance as the water temperatures warm up. Just think of all the economic displacement that will result from these changes: TAMPA, Fla. — The largest red-tide bloom seen in Florida in nearly a decade has killed thousands of fish in the Gulf of Mexico and might pose a greater health […]

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With the death of Terry Greenwood, farmer and anti-fracking activist, from a rare form of cancer, calls for mandated health research are rising: Last month, Terry Greenwood, a Pennsylvania farmer whose water had been contaminated by fracking waste, died of cancer. He was 66 and the cause of death was a rare form of brain cancer. […]

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Remember my joke about “the cat’s on the roof”? TEPCO and the Japanese government was so obviously lying, I couldn’t believe how I was attacked by readers over at the other site for “fearmongering”: The meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant’s third reactor building was even worse than initially believed, Tokyo Electric Power […]

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Deportation of immigrant families has been temporarily halted at a detention center in Artesia, NM due to one contracting chickenpox earlier this week… ALBUQUERQUE N.M. (Reuters) – U.S. border authorities have suspended the processing of undocumented immigrants at a center in New Mexico after one of the detainees was diagnosed with chicken pox, a spokeswoman […]

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Ebola

Really scary stuff, and I think it’s a miracle if no one brings it here eventually. Large West African communities here, in New York and in D.C.

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Can’t imagine what it’s doing to children: Wild monkeys in the Fukushima region of Japan have blood abnormalities linked to the radioactive fall-out from the 2011 nuclear power plant disaster, according to a new scientific study that may help increase the understanding of radiation on human health. The Japanese macaques (Macaca fuscata) were found to […]

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We have no way of knowing right now what actually happened, but even rumors are enough to make the situation in the Ukraine that much more volatile: (Reuters) – A Malaysian airliner was shot down over eastern Ukraine by pro-Russian militants on Thursday, killing all 295 people aboard, a Ukrainian interior ministry official said. Raising […]

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