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The Oil Spill in the Adriatic Sea Is a Sneak Peek at Looming Natural Disasters. And more..

The Oil Spill in the Adriatic Sea Is a Sneak Peek at Looming Natural Disasters

An equipment malfunction at an oil refinery caused an oil spill in the Adriatic Sea off the coast in Croatia last week, wreaking havoc on the local environment and creating panic among locals. 196 more words

Natural Disasters, May 24

1960      Following the 1960 Valdivia earthquake, the largest ever recorded earthquake, Cordon Caulle begins to erupt.

2014      A 6.4 magnitude earthquake occurs in the Aegean Sea between Greece and Turkey, injuring 324 people.

Natural Disaster Survival: Hurricane Prep Primer + Giveaway

Over 80% of people on this planet live within 100 miles of a coastline. Despite attempts at getting the population better prepared, according to FEMA… 269 more words

Disaster Survival

Natural Disasters, May 23

2006      the Alaskan stratovolcano, Mount Cleveland erupts.

2015      A Texas and Oklahoma tornado cause flooding that kills 46 people.

Natural Disasters, May 22

1873      Midwest Tornado Outbreak

1915      Lassen Peak erupts with a powerful force and is the only mountain other than Mount St. Helens to erupt in the contiguous United States during the 20th century. 159 more words

Smoke clears over Fort McMurray wildfire and it's bigger than previously thought

Rain and cooler temperatures have allowed firefighters to better assess the size of the Fort McMurray wildfire, and it’s bigger than previous estimates suggested.

The latest estimates peg the wildfire at 522,894 hectares on the Alberta side, and 2,496 hectares across the border into Saskatchewan, Laura Stewart, an Alberta wildfire information officer, confirmed Sunday afternoon. 429 more words

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New Perspectives

It is chilly and pouring rain at Sylvan Lake this morning. The other morning we woke up to a dusting of snow on the ground. At one time that would have depressed me, but after the wildfire in Fort McMurray I look at rain and snow much differently now. 189 more words