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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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Why Harvester Ants Are in Danger of Surviving

Harvester ants

In the world of harvester ants there are some twenty-six different species; however, the two most commonly known species of harvester ants are the Western harvester ant (commonly referred to as the red harvester ant) and the Texas harvester ant. Of these two species the red harvester ant is the most well-known species…

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Siamese Fighting Fish: The Amazing Betta Fish

Siamese fighting fsh in water

The Siamese fighting fish, also known as the Betta fish, is one of the most popular fish varieties when it comes to keeping aquariums. These incredible fish are not only simply amazing to watch because of their vast array of colors but they are also a relatively easy fish to care for. While these brightly colored fish are so popular worldwide, not many people know much about the Siamese fighting fish. In this article we will tell you everything you ever wanted to know about the Siamese fighting fish from their natural habitat to taking care of them in an aquarium setting. Read on to find out if the beta fish is the fish for you…

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Animal Attacks on Humans

Killer whale swimming

For years man has lived under the impression that he is the top of the food chain. Unfortunately for a number of individuals that belief has led to more than a handful of vicious attacks by animals on humans each and every year, attacks that result in not only injury but also death. From killer whales to chimpanzee’s, these wild creatures have time and again proven that they are masters of their own domain and there is no amount of training that can be done to eliminate their natural instincts. In this article we will cover a number of infamous attacks by animals upon humans that have taken place over the past few years and resulted in varying degrees of devastation…

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What are the Most Poisonous Animals?

Box jelly fish in ocean

With over one million species of animal in the world – in fact there are over one million species of insect alone – there are plenty of species that pose a threat to mankind. There are poisonous snakes that could take the life of a six foot tall man in minutes and there are seven and a half foot bears that can kill a six foot tall man in seconds, but what exactly are the world’s most poisonous animals? In this article we will cover a variety of species that pose the biggest threat in terms of their poison strength, from the box jellyfish to the peculiar cone snail. Read on to find out if any of these creatures are native to your home.

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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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Fish Tracking From Sea to Plate

Fish marketn

Ecotrust Canada’s ThisFish lets you track the course of the fish you eat from catch to your plate. How does it work? Participating fishermen in Canada tag their catch with a unique code, that can be used by consumers on the ThisFish website to find out details on the catch, including who caught their fish, and how and when it was caught…

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Facts About The Red Fox

Red fox in the snow

The red fox, known by the scientific name “vulpes vulpes” is most widely recognized by its blazing red coat and its bushy tail. The red fox has managed throughout its existence to reach across a large portion of the northern hemisphere and were even introduced in to Australia as a means of introducing fox-hunting by the British. While a wide variety of subspecies of red foxes exist most individuals are unable to identify any distinguishing features in various subspecies and instead recognize the animal by the single color deep red coat and the average canine shape. There is; however, quite a difference between all of the subspecies of red fox aside from just where they live…

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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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