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Even major oil company warns of a potential disaster of Arctic oil drilling

Arctic region is the world’s last untapped oil and gas reserves.With rapid ice melt the region becomes more accessible to oil and gas companies. Oil has been produced continuously onshore in the Arctic for several decades. Offshore drilling first took place in

October 01, 2012

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Brazil has lost 80 % of the coral reef in last 50 years

The latest study by Brazil's Environment Ministry and Federal University of Pernambuco points that Brazil has lost 80 % of the coral reef once found along 3,000 kilometers (1,864 miles) of its northeastern coast in period of merely 50 years.According to leading

September 26, 2012

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Elwha River - The largest dam removal in US history

For nearly 100 years, the Elwha and Glines Canyon Dams have disrupted natural processes, trapping sediment in the reservoirs and blocking fish migrations, which changed the ecology of the river downstream of the dams.Several decades after building tha Elwha and

August 25, 2012

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Ancient Egypt: Study augments the drought theories

Recent research testifies archeological records of droughts in Ancient Egypt during the demise of Egypt's old kingdom, the era known as the pyramid-building time. A study of ancient pollen and charcoal preserved in deeply buried sediments in Egypt's Nile Delta provides

August 24, 2012

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WWF warns against Croatia, Bosnia hydro plant plans

Environmental group WWF warned against new plans to build hydro power plants in Bosnia and Croatia amid fears they could affect the Neretva river delta, one of Europe's rare wetland habitats. The planned projects would have a drastic impact on hydrology and ecology in

July 26, 2012

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China's Three Gorges Dam at full capacity

The giant and controversial Three Gorges Dam on China's Yangtze River  started working at full capacity on Wednesday as the last of its 32 generators went into operation. Three Gorges Dam is the world's largest hydropower project and largest base of clean energy

July 08, 2012

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Thousands of Mozambique Tilapia fish found dead on the river banks at Hatvalan, India

The problem of fish dying in large numbers has come to the fore of the banks of the Mula-Mutha (Bheema) rivers again. Fish have been found dead along the banks of the Mula-Mutha because of rising pollution and the latest in the series was recorded at Hatvalan near the

May 23, 2012

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First wave of Japan tsunami debris hits Alaska

The first wave of Japanese tsunami debris has hit Alaskan shores and is turning part of the area into a landfill. There is no abnormal level of radiation but much of it is toxic, according to CNN video posted below.On Kayak Island, roughly 100 km (60 miles) southeast

May 22, 2012

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World’s ‘most threatened tribe’ outnumbered 10:1 by invaders

The Amazon's Awa, "Earth's most threatened tribe," are outnumbered 10 to 1 in just one of their reserves according to Survival International, a leading advocate for tribal people's' rights worldwide. Brazilian officials acknowledged the scale of the emergency after

May 18, 2012

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Forty million Japanese in 'extreme danger' of life-threatening radiation poisoning, mass evacuations likely

Japanese officials are currently engaging in talks with Russian diplomats about where tens of millions of Japanese refugees might relocate in the very-likely event that the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear facility's Reactor 4 completely collapses. According to a recent

May 17, 2012

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River Periyar in India turns toxic for fish - more deaths near Pathalam belt

For the second time in a week, massive fish deaths were reported from Pathalam belt in river Periyar, India,  triggering alarm and protests.Dead fish were found in bunches on the banks of river on Saturday morning. The local residents and councillors of Kadungalloor

May 14, 2012

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Human race being terminated by 'scientific suicide'

This is, without question, the most important article I've ever penned, because it discusses the idea that the human race is being destroyed in the name of science.Stopping these "scientists" from destroying our world and our civilization must become our top

May 09, 2012

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Environmental catastrophe: Millions of tyres burn in Kuwait

On April 17, 2012, a massive fire broke out in a dump for used tyres in Al Jahra in north-west of Kuwait City, fuelled by around five million used tyres. The fire was raging 10 hours after it broke out as hundreds of firemen from several stations with support teams

April 17, 2012

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The greatest single threat to humanity - Fukushima nuclear reactor no. 4 raises new global worries

Japan’s former Ambassador to Switzerland, Mr. Mitsuhei Murata, was invited to speak at the Public Hearing of the Budgetary Committee of the House of Councilors on March 22, 2012, on the Fukushima nuclear power plants accident.Before the Committee, Ambassador Murata

April 12, 2012

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Huge sheen of oil spotted in the Gulf of Mexico

Royal Dutch Shell says a sheen of oil, 10 square miles in size (26 square kilometers), has been spotted in the Gulf of Mexico on late Wednesday, April 11, 2012 and was reported to National Response Center.The sheen is one mile wide and ten miles long and is located

April 12, 2012

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Nuclear event - Tons of highly radioactive water leaked into the ocean from Fukushima nuclear plant

The operator of Japan’s tsunami-hit nuclear plant says tons of highly radioactive water appears to have leaked into the ocean from a purification unit.The leak comes as Tokyo Electric Power Co. struggles to keep the melted reactors cool and contain radiation and

April 05, 2012

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Fear of hyperflooding and nuclear hazard on Dnieper River, Ukraine

After an unusually cold winter in Ukraine, the spring melting of the Kyiv (or Kiev) Reservoir on the Dnieper River has caused potentially hazardous rafts of ice to start drifting toward a dam and hydroelectric plant at the southern edge of the reservoir. The

April 05, 2012