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Maps Show How Dramatically Fertilizer is Choking the Great Lakes. Japan's recovery from tsunami disaster, by the numbers. Japan's recovery from tsunami disaster, by the numbers By MARI YAMAGUCHI March 11, 2021 GMT TOKYO (AP) — Ten years after a massive earthquake and tsunami devastated Japan’s northeastern coast, triggering meltdowns at the Fukushima nuclear power plant, much has been achieved in disaster-hit areas but they are still recovering.

Japan's recovery from tsunami disaster, by the numbers

Numbers show how much progress has been made and what still remains. The magnitude 9.0 earthquake was one of the strongest temblors on record. The National Police Agency says 18,426 people died, mostly in the tsunami, including 2,527 whose remains have not been found. Nearly half a million people were displaced across the northeastern region.

Is this the end of forests as we've known them? Camille Stevens-Rumann never used to worry about seeing dead trees.

Is this the end of forests as we've known them?

As a wildland firefighter in the American west, she encountered untold numbers killed in blazes she helped to extinguish. How Many People Did Nuclear Energy Kill? Nuclear Death Toll. We’re Barely Listening to the U.S.’s Most Dangerous Volcanoes. Take Hawaii as an example.

We’re Barely Listening to the U.S.’s Most Dangerous Volcanoes

Some Ecological Damage from Trump's Rushed Border Wall Could Be Repaired. The jagged granite peaks of Arizona’s Tinajas Altas Mountains, reminiscent of the Iron Throne in the television series Game of Thrones, are almost insurmountable to humans.

Some Ecological Damage from Trump's Rushed Border Wall Could Be Repaired

But bighorn sheep have long climbed through them with ease—until their path was blocked by a 30-foot-high steel fence built atop a blasted-out right-of-way on the U.S. -Mexico border last spring. Inside the C.I.A., She Became a Spy for Planet Earth. Linda Zall played a starring role in American science that led to decades of major advances.

Inside the C.I.A., She Became a Spy for Planet Earth

But she never described her breakthroughs on television, or had books written about her, or received high scientific honors. One database of scientific publications lists her contributions as consisting of just three papers, with a conspicuous gap running from 1980 to 2020. The reason is that Dr. Zall’s decades of service to science were done in the secretive warrens of the Central Intelligence Agency. New documentary about Canada's boreal forest reveals how it's in trouble, director says. The director of a new documentary about Canada's boreal forest called Borealis says his team realized while making it that the iconic wilderness was in a lot of trouble — including in Alberta.

New documentary about Canada's boreal forest reveals how it's in trouble, director says

"There's a big shot toward the end of the film where it's a drone shot that runs for like three minutes over Jasper National Park. Watching Earth Burn. I have a pastime, one that used to give me considerable pleasure, but lately it has morphed into a source of anxiety, even horror: earth-watching.

Watching Earth Burn

Let me explain. The earth from space is an incomparably lovely sight. I mean the whole planet, pole to pole, waxing and waning and rotating in that time-generating way it has, and not the views from the International Space Station, which is in a low orbit about 200 miles up and gives us only part of the whole. My earth-watching, made possible by NOAA and Colorado State University websites, originates in three geostationary weather satellites parked in exceedingly high orbits above the Equator. Despite their seemingly static positions, GOES-16 and 17, two American satellites, and Himawari-8, a Japanese one, are actually whizzing through space at 6,876 miles per hour. They’re Among the World’s Oldest Living Things. The Climate Crisis Is Killing Them.

Sequoia Crest, Calif. — Until a few years ago, about the only thing that killed an old-growth giant sequoia was old age.

They’re Among the World’s Oldest Living Things. The Climate Crisis Is Killing Them.

Not only are they the biggest of the world’s trees, by volume — the General Sherman Tree, considered the largest, is 36 feet in diameter at its base and 275 feet tall — they are among the oldest. At least one fallen giant sequoia was estimated to have been more than 3,200 years old. The Earth - A Living Creature (The Amazing NASA Video) 1080p. The Social Life of Forests. The Social Life of Forests By Ferris Jabr Photographs by Brendan George Ko.

The Social Life of Forests

World Water Supply Shrinking

One Man’s Mission to Revive the Last Redwood Forests. Trump & Oil & Corps. backers - Earth theirs to plunder. Regreening the desert with John D. Liu. Food Supply - Monsanto & other pollutants. Have a Look at the Fabled Honey Forest. Monster Bird Is One Of The World's Largest Eagles. With its expressive face, collar of feathers, and black and grey tones, there's no denying that the Harpy Eagle is a striking creature.

Monster Bird Is One Of The World's Largest Eagles

But if its distinct appearance isn't impressive enough, its height and wingspan certainly are. These powerful birds of prey can reach up to 3 feet 5 inches in height, with an overall wingspan of up to 7 feet 4 inches—making them look almost like a puppet out of Jim Henson's Labyrinth. Its incredible size and unique appearance has made the Harpy Eagle quite a popular figure on the internet.

Photographs of the large eagle often pop up on Reddit, where people marvel at its size.

Plastic Pollution Damage

Help / Still Beauty & Hope for environment and survival. Belching Cows and Endless Feedlots: Fixing Cattle’s Climate Issues. HAPPY, Texas — Randy Shields looked out at a sea of cattle at the sprawling Wrangler Feedyard — 46,000 animals milling about in the dry Panhandle air as a feed truck swept by on its way to their pens.

Mr. Earth Heats - This Happens- Droughts, Fires, Floods..... Restoring Farmland Could Drastically Slow Extinctions, Fight Climate Change. The twin crises of climate change and biodiversity loss are intertwined: Storms and wildfires are worsening while as many as one million species are at risk of extinction. The solutions are not small or easy, but they exist, scientists say.

A global road map, published Wednesday in Nature, identifies a path to soaking up almost half of the carbon dioxide that has built up since the Industrial Revolution and averting more than 70 percent of the predicted animal and plant extinctions on land. Extinction- the facts.

Earthquakes/ Nuclear Disaster/Radiation & Fracking

New Climate Maps Show a Transformed United States. By Al Shaw, Abrahm Lustgarten, ProPublica, and Jeremy W. Goldsmith, Special to ProPublica, September 15, 2020. ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up to receive our biggest stories as soon as they’re published. According to new data from the Rhodium Group analyzed by ProPublica and The New York Times Magazine, warming temperatures and changing rainfall will drive agriculture and temperate climates northward, while sea level rise will consume coastlines and dangerous levels of humidity will swamp the Mississippi River valley.

Taken with other recent research showing that the most habitable climate in North America will shift northward and the incidence of large fires will increase across the country, this suggests that the climate crisis will profoundly interrupt the way we live and farm in the United States. Untitled. Untitled. This All-Female Unit Of Rangers Protecting Wildlife From Poachers In Zimbabwe Is Epic. Poaching is slowly becoming a thing of the past in parts of Zimbabwe! Many Americans do not have water to drink. Shockingly Simple: How Farmland Could Absorb an Extra 2 Billion Tonnes of CO2 From the Atmosphere Each Year. Tiny Weed-Killing Robots Could Make Pesticides Obsolete. Can Asia end its uncontrolled consumption of wildlife? Here's how North America did it a century ago.

Polar Bear Cubs at High Risk from Toxic Industrial Chemicals, Despite Bans. Potentially fatal bouts of heat and humidity on the rise, study finds. Oil and gas firms 'have had far worse climate impact than thought' The oil and gas industry has had a far worse impact on the climate than previously believed, according to a study indicating that human emissions of fossil methane have been underestimated by up to 40%. Although the research will add to pressure on fossil fuel companies, scientists said there was cause for hope because it showed a big extra benefit could come from tighter regulation of the industry and a faster shift towards renewable energy. Methane has a greenhouse effect that is about 80 times more potent than carbon dioxide over a 20-year period and is responsible for at least 25% of global heating, according to the UN Environment Programme. What's in your water? Researchers identify new toxic byproducts of disinfecting drinking water.

Mixing drinking water with chlorine, the United States' most common method of disinfecting drinking water, creates previously unidentified toxic byproducts, says Carsten Prasse from Johns Hopkins University and his collaborators from the University of California, Berkeley and Switzerland. The researchers' findings were published this past week in the journal Environmental Science & Technology. "There's no doubt that chlorine is beneficial; chlorination has saved millions of lives worldwide from diseases such as typhoid and cholera since its arrival in the early 20th century," says Prasse, an assistant professor of Environmental Health and Engineering at The Johns Hopkins University and the paper's lead author. (2) Melting ice – the future of the Arctic.

(2) Antarctica melting: Journey to the 'doomsday glacier' - BBC News. What Plants Talk About (Full Documentary) Doomsday Clock Set At 100 Seconds To Midnight, Issuing Dire Warning Of Apocalypse. Topline: The Doomsday Clock was set 100 seconds to midnight Thursday⁠—20 seconds closer than its previous time⁠—indicating that the world is closer to the apocalypse than it has been since the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists began tracking it over 70 years ago. During a Thursday press conference at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., former California governor Jerry Brown, Mary Robinson, the former president of Ireland, and former UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon unveiled the clock’s new time.Rachel Bronson, the group’s president and CEO, said, “Today we feel no more optimistic” about the world’s outlook, and that the current environment is unstable due to inaction on climate change and a precarious nuclear landscape, and urged the world’s leaders to act on these two issues, or else disaster will occur.

Greta Thunberg hits back at Mnuchin criticism over climate crisis. Photos of the Decade: 2010–19. Behold Sparklemuffin and Skeletorus, New Peacock Spiders. 7 Books That Look at Nature Up Close. A Corridor Runs Through It. Photographer Captures The Precious Moments Of What Happens In Nature When No One’s Around (30 Pics) Broccoli Is Dying. Corn Is Toxic. Long Live Microbiomes! US cities are losing 36 million trees a year. Here's why it matters and how you can stop it. (2) Nature: Sunflowers. Scientists shocked by Arctic permafrost thawing 70 years sooner than predicted. ‘Frightening’ number of plant extinctions found in global survey.

Climate Undermined by Lobbying. Puffins found starving to death in mass die-off likely linked to climate change, study suggests. Octopuses May Go Blind As Climate Change Sucks Oxygen Out of the Ocean. Killing off animals and plants now threatens humanity itself, UN experts to warn in urgent call for action. Untitled Project GIF by (@turniptulip) Greenland is melting even faster than experts thought, study finds. 'The Time for Excuses Is Over': Extinction Rebellion Protests Shut Down European Cities. Meet the Rare Swimming Wolves That Eat Seafood. Oil And Gas Giants Spend Millions Lobbying To Block Climate Change Policies [Infographic] The destruction of the Earth is a crime. It should be prosecuted.

Sage grouse just lost important habitat protections: What it means. US judge halts hundreds of drilling projects in groundbreaking climate change ruling. A simple idea to whip climate change. Fact-checking presidential candidate Jay Inslee on climate change and 'the worst air in the world' Images of Melt: Earth's Vanishing Ice. The Ocean Is Running Out of Breath, Scientists Warn. Documents detail multimillion-dollar ties involving EPA official, secretive industry group. Weedkiller 'raises risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma by 41%' The Tiny Swiss Company That Thinks It Can Help Stop Climate Change. The War Against Solar Energy. Heartbreaking Animation for the Wildlife Conservation Film Festival. In 45 years, we have killed 60% of Earth’s wildlife. ‘The devastation of human life is in view’: what a burning world tells us about climate change.

The US won't be prepared for the next natural disaster. Immediate fossil fuel phaseout could arrest climate change – study. Sea rise breaking Miami Dade FL septic tanks, report shows. 60 Environmental Rules on the Way Out Under Trump. U.S. Carbon Emissions Surged in 2018 Even as Coal Plants Closed. UP: This 25-Year-Old Has Brought About A Dozen Dead Lakes Back To Life. The EPA has backed off enforcement under Trump – here are the numbers. California Monarch Butterfly Population Down 86 Percent in One Year. Did the Trump Administration Auction Off 150,000 Acres of Public Land for Fracking? 'It's a sad reality': a troubling trend sees a 97% decline in monarch butterflies. Portrait of a planet on the verge of climate catastrophe. Greenhouse Gases Hit Level Last Seen When Seas Covered Manhattan.

Ocean/ Aquatic life related

Tropical disease outbreaks are growing threat in Europe as temperatures rise. Why everything will collapse. Stop biodiversity loss or we could face our own extinction, warns UN. A WILDERNESS “HORROR STORY” > Newsroom. Butterfly Preserve On The Border Threatened By Trump's Wall. Scientists are terrified that Brazil's new president will destroy the 'lungs of the planet' WWF report: Mass wildlife loss caused by human consumption. Thousands of ships could dump pollutants at sea to avoid dirty fuel ban. Water and carbon.