27 Apr 2012

South Sudan refugees face serious water shortages, risk fatal diseases in camp

“Tens of thousands of refugees in South Sudan’s Jamam camp must be urgently moved to a new site to escape life-threatening water shortages and fatal diseases, an aid agency said Friday.” Source: Aid agency: South Sudan refugees face serious water shortages, risk fatal diseases in camp – The Washington Post

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25 Apr 2012

Mad cow disease confirmed in California

“The nation’s fourth case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy, sometimes referred to as ‘mad cow disease,’ was found in a dairy cow in California, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Tuesday.” (Mad cow disease confirmed in California – Eatocracy – CNN.com Blogs)

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02 Apr 2012

UK at ‘extreme’ risk of flu pandemic as millions of foreign visitors expected for Olympics

“This summer’s Olympics will increase the already ‘extreme risk’ of a flu pandemic spreading in the UK, according to a new report. Britain was ranked second only to Singapore for its vulnerability to the rapid spread of an influenza outbreak.” (Source: Olympics | Mail Online.)

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25 Mar 2012

7.2-magnitude earthquake strikes central Chile

“A 7.2-magnitude earthquake hit central Chile on Sunday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.” (7.2-magnitude earthquake strikes central Chile – CNN.com)

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23 Mar 2012

US intel: water a cause for war in coming decades

“Drought, floods and a lack of fresh water may cause significant global instability and conflict in the coming decades, as developing countries scramble to meet demand from exploding populations while dealing with the effects of climate change, U.S. intelligence agencies said in a report Thursday.” (Source: US intel: water a

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15 Feb 2012

Russia faced major nuclear disaster in 2011

“Russia came close to nuclear disaster in late December when a blaze engulfed a nuclear-powered submarine carrying atomic weapons, a leading Russian magazine reported, contradicting official assurances that it was not armed.” (Source: Russia faced major nuclear disaster in 2011: report | Reuters.)

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05 Feb 2012

Nearly 500 on 2 Princess cruise ships stricken by Norovirus

“Nearly 500 cases of Norovirus have been reported on two Florida-based Princess Cruises ships, the cruise line said Sunday.” (Nearly 500 on 2 Princess cruise ships stricken by Norovirus – CNN.com)

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04 Feb 2012

Thousands stranded by floods in eastern Australia

“Heavy rains left thousands stranded in eastern Australia on Saturday as authorities warned of more flooding and urged several communities to flee to higher ground.” (Source: Thousands stranded by floods in eastern Australia – CNN.com.)

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31 Jan 2012

New Quake Risks Seen for Nuclear Plants

“The NRC said it would require nuclear-plant operators to conduct new seismic studies for all 96 reactors in Eastern and central states to determine if the plants could withstand the shaking predicted by the government’s new seismic model.” (Source: New Quake Risks Seen for Nuclear Plants – WSJ.com.)

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22 Jan 2012

Bird flu deaths on the rise

“Health officials in China confirm that on Sunday, a second man died from the H5N1 virus in less than a month. In late December, the country reported its first case of the deadly disease in humans since 2010.” (Source: Bird flu deaths on the rise – Chicago Homeland Security | Examiner.com.)

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