27 Oct 2011

Fukushima Station Discharged More Radiation Than Estimated

“The wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan may have released more than twice the amount of radiation estimated by the Japanese government, a study by European and U.S.-based scientists said.” Source: Fukushima Station Discharged More Radiation Than Estimated – BusinessWeek

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22 Oct 2011

WHO warns of disease risk in flood-hit Thailand

“Thailand’s hundreds of thousands of flood victims are at risk of water-borne diseases and infections, the World Health Organisation said Saturday, though no major outbreaks have been reported yet.” (AFP: WHO warns of disease risk in flood-hit Thailand)

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17 Oct 2011

With 7 billion on earth, a huge task before us

“Just 12 years after the arrival of the 6 billionth individual on the planet in 1999, humanity will greet the 7 billionth arrival this month. The world population continues its rapid ascent, with roughly 75 million more births than deaths each year. The consequences of a world crowded with 7

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23 Sep 2011

Huge Tumbling Satellite Could Fall to Earth Over US Tonight, NASA Says

“A huge, dead satellite tumbling to Earth is falling slower than expected, and may now plummet down somewhere over the United States tonight or early Saturday, despite forecasts that it would miss North America entirely, NASA officials now say.” Source: Huge Tumbling Satellite Could Fall to Earth Over US Tonight,

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16 Sep 2011

West Nile Confirmed in Maryland Resident

“Prince George’s County officials have confirmed the presence of West Nile Virus in a New Carrollton, Md., resident, and are warning other county residents to take precautions.” Source: West Nile Confirmed in Prince George’s | NBC Washington

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12 Sep 2011

Kenya pipeline explodes, flattening homes, killing scores

“A fuel pipeline exploded in a densely populated Nairobi slum Monday morning, killing at least 55 people but likely more, police and Kenya Red Cross officials said. The explosion and ensuing fire flattened homes in the Sinai slum of Nairobi. Charred bodies were strewn throughout the wreckage and some were

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12 Sep 2011

1 killed in explosion at nuclear plant in southern France

“French nuclear safety body says an explosion has rocked nuclear plant in southern France” Source: Le Figaro: 1 killed in explosion at nuclear plant in southern France

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05 Sep 2011

Catastrophic fires burn thousands of acres, force evacuations across Central Texas

“In a summer where brush fires have become a near-daily occurrence, firefighting officials said the multiple wildfires that raged across Central Texas on Sunday were the worst the region has seen all year. Numerous wind-driven fires pushed fire departments to their limits and forced evacuations in Bastrop County, the Steiner

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26 Aug 2011

Fukushima caesium leaks ‘equal 168 Hiroshimas’

“Government nuclear experts, however, said the World War II bomb blast and the accidental reactor meltdowns at Fukushima, which has seen ongoing radiation leaks but no deaths so far, were beyond comparison. The amount of caesium-137 released since the three reactors were crippled by the March 11 quake and tsunami

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25 Aug 2011

West Nile still a risk, experts warn after woman’s death

“Canadians should stay vigilant about fending off mosquitoes in the coming weeks, health officials said after an Ontario woman’s death was linked to the West Nile virus. “ (Source: West Nile still a risk, experts warn after woman’s death – CTV News.)

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