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Our hearts sink anytime we turn on the TV and the channels are filled with disasters. Learn more about these tragic disasters and open your hearts to these families who are hurting.

Disaster Relief in the Wake of Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane clouds

Recent events on the East Coast of the United States call for special disaster relief to go above and beyond the norm by doing good things every day to help those who have been impacted by the devastating storms in New York, New Jersey and the surrounding area. The northeast is currently experiencing snow storms again and unheard of flooding – not only causing power outages and water damage, but extremely cold, wet conditions for families and businesses. We must join together in this time of need to offer comfort and disaster relief to our fellow earth friends…

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Different Types of Environmental Disasters

Environmental Disasters power plant

By the very nature of this planet, Earth is constantly in a state of change and some of these changes become so devastating in their after effects that they are recognized as environmental disasters. Not all environmental disasters are the result of natural change; however, many are the result of human error, carelessness or simply a combination of human caused factors that culminate to create a non-favorable outcome. Regardless of how environmental disasters are caused though, throughout its lifetime the planet has seen its fair share, ranging from nuclear disaster to natural disaster and each and every one has left a pock-mark on the surface of the planet…

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Is Global Warming Causing Wildfires in California?

California wildfires

If anyone is still asking “Is global warming causing wildfires in California?”, they may need to face the facts. With all of these freaky questions swirling around, the time is now to start the dialogue. Do you think there is a connection between our changing world landscape of natural disaster and extended summer weather? How much have we done to create this and further how will we and our children continue to pay to keep our planet safe? More importantly, what are we doing to fix it?

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The March 2011 Earthquake in Japan

Japan earthquake aftermath

On March 11th, 2011 the East Coast of Honshu Japan was rocked by an earthquake that measured in at a magnitude of 9.0. This Earth shattering quake was just the beginning of things to come for Japan as a series of tragic events would soon begin to unfold as a result of the initial quake. As Japanese citizens struggled to overcome the damage that the incredible quake caused there was little time for rescue efforts to unfold as a tsunami, spawned by the giant earthquake rolled across the shorelines bringing with it waves of immense proportions. As the tsunami swallowed up the East Coast of Japan, leaving in its wake nothing but death and destruction, those who were fortunate enough to make it out alive held on for dear life as Japan launched rescue efforts. The overall devastation caused by the combination of the record breaking quake and the following tsunami would be enough to cause any number of people to turn tail and run; however, the Japanese have done no such thing and they continue to diligently work towards saving their country from any further devastation.

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A Nuclear Situation in Fukushima Japan

Power plant smoke

As if the sheer devastation caused by the March 11, 2011 earthquake and following tsunami weren’t enough, the country of Japan is now facing the potential of nuclear disaster. The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant was built to stand up to an earthquake of major magnitudes, quakes that hit the world at a rate of eighteen per year. However, the estimation of a 7.9 magnitude quake being the largest to hit the Fukushima nuclear power plant did not take into account the 33 foot tsunami that was to follow the 9.0 magnitude quake hit on March 11, 2011…

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Three Mile Island Disaster: Nuclear Devastation

Three Mile Island field

On March 28, 1979 the United States saw the biggest accident in the history of the United States commercial nuclear power generating industry that the nation has ever seen. A combination of mechanical failures within the nuclear power plant and a failure of those working at the plant to recognize the situation as it was occurring led to a near explosive incident for the state of Pennsylvania. While that Three Mile Island nuclear reactor was eventually controlled and claims were made that no effects of radiation leakage would be felt, year’s later doubt is still cast on these claims by researchers. While the severity of the Three Mile Island disaster on the International Nuclear Event Scale ranked far under the most recent nuclear disaster to occur in Japan in 2011, it still ranked at a 5 out of the seven-point scale and the aftermath was still of consequence.

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