Desperation and fear mount in Irma-ravaged Caribbean

September 11, 2017 by  
Filed under Eco, Green

Over the past few days, Hurricane Irma has devastated islands in the Caribbean, Cuba , and parts of Florida. The Category 5 hurricane has since downgraded to a tropical storm, but the damage it caused will take years to recover from. On the island of Barbuda, for example,  “95 percent” of buildings were destroyed. Others, like Saint Martin and Barthelemy, have no water or electricity and food resources are running low. Embed from Getty Images window.gie=window.gie||function(c){(gie.q=gie.q||[]).push(c)};gie(function(){gie.widgets.load({id:’08x2NaWvTOxUX90CIZOdGA’,sig:’uqVCatca-d4wvEpEybaIWAYAXm9rhRToDSdClNU1oyA=’,w:’594px’,h:’396px’,items:’845717730′,caption: true ,tld:’com’,is360: false })}); Media coverage of the islands of Saint Martin and Barthelemy show extensive amounts of damage. Reuters reports that many streets remain submerged, boats and cars are piled on top of each other in multiple locations, and numerous houses have had their rooftops ripped off. Embed from Getty Images window.gie=window.gie||function(c){(gie.q=gie.q||[]).push(c)};gie(function(){gie.widgets.load({id:’e3nfT1wLSZ1a3dcHo2hX8w’,sig:’V00rpNIu06KQzy4dsUOcV07rpWebm3vc9QJ3US6w_2k=’,w:’594px’,h:’386px’,items:’845705546′,caption: true ,tld:’com’,is360: false })}); To make matters worse, looting is rampant. One Saint Martin resident told BFM TV that she heard gunshots and had seen several people breaking into homes and shops to steal food .  According to the French interior ministry, police forces have been boosted on the two islands following close to 500 reports of violence and looting following Irma’s passing. 11 people have also been arrested for “malicious actions.” Related: Trump’s USDA staff told to use ‘weather extremes’ instead of ‘climate change’ Embed from Getty Images window.gie=window.gie||function(c){(gie.q=gie.q||[]).push(c)};gie(function(){gie.widgets.load({id:’puQKjadATepuXcWxqYS-8Q’,sig:’okRdWoZCR1eoCZpiCMcjCy7_oRi5RmM_fyT8xB7HBi8=’,w:’594px’,h:’396px’,items:’845690278′,caption: true ,tld:’com’,is360: false })}); Between the two islands, at least 10 people have been killed . The Caisse Centrale de Reassurance, a state-owned reinsurance group in France , said Irma will go down as one of “the most damaging disasters in decades on French territory.” Losses total a staggering 1.2 billion euros, or $1.44 billion USD. + National Hurricane Center Via Reuters Images via  National Hurricane Center,  Pixabay

Excerpt from:
Desperation and fear mount in Irma-ravaged Caribbean

M6.8 quake in Myanmar causes historic Bagan monuments to crumble

August 25, 2016 by  
Filed under Green

Comments Off on M6.8 quake in Myanmar causes historic Bagan monuments to crumble

A magnitude 6.8 earthquake shook central Myanmar on Wednesday, damaging many historic temples dating back to the 11th century. In an ironic twist, much of the damage was actually sustained by modern building materials , which Myanmar ’s former rulers had ordered throughout numerous ‘restoration’ projections that disregarded the original architecture of the monuments in question. The powerful earthquake hit 310 miles from the border of India, and was felt as far away as Kolkata, but no deaths have been reported. Embed from Getty Images Rulers of Bagan, the capital city of the Pagan (pronounced PUH’-gahn) empire, built over 10,000 magnificent religious monuments during their 250-year reign, and around 2,000 were thought to remain prior to this week’s earthquake . Now, scores of stupas, temples, and monasteries may have been destroyed forever by the powerful tremor . Officials have secured the historic sites to prevent further damage or injury, while they devise a plan for how to proceed. Related: Dozens killed by powerful earthquake in picturesque rural region of central Italy Despite the age and historic significance of the Bagan monuments, the ruins were denied the label and privilege of World Heritage Site . UNESCO was not impressed with the restoration attempts, which started in the early 1990s, and the site became even less likely to ever receive the honor after the 2005 unveiling of a nearly 200-foot-tall viewing tower, which UNESCO officials criticized as detracting from the historic monuments. Via Phys.org Lead image via USGS

View original post here:
M6.8 quake in Myanmar causes historic Bagan monuments to crumble

Prince Charles Warns of Human Extinction

September 10, 2011 by  
Filed under Green

Comments Off on Prince Charles Warns of Human Extinction

Photo: Getty Images In his first speech as the head of the Worldwide Wildlife Fund UK, Prince Charles warned of a mass human extinction if dramatic steps aren’t taken to reduce the world’s consumption of natural resources. According to an article in The Telegraph , the Prince of Wales said, somewhat jokingly, that he too was an endangered species. … Read the full story on TreeHugger

See the original post here: 
Prince Charles Warns of Human Extinction

Join X-Games Champion Gretchen Bleiler in Creating a Sustainable Habit

April 22, 2011 by  
Filed under Eco, Green

Comments Off on Join X-Games Champion Gretchen Bleiler in Creating a Sustainable Habit

Gretchen Bleiler practices for the ladies halfpipe final during the 2011 Sprint US Snowboarding Grand Prix. Photo credit: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images Practice makes perfect—and what is practice but repeating something over and over, day after day.

Read more here:
Join X-Games Champion Gretchen Bleiler in Creating a Sustainable Habit

Join MTV and Nickelodean on Earth Day for "The Big Help" (Video)

April 21, 2011 by  
Filed under Eco, Green

Comments Off on Join MTV and Nickelodean on Earth Day for "The Big Help" (Video)

Photo credit: Skip Bolen/Getty Images This year, Nickelodeon and MTV are celebrating Earth Day all day with “The Big Help.” For 24 hours on April 22, Nick and Nick Jr. will feature a back-to-back lineup of eco-themed programming. In addition, Victoria Justice and other stars from the show Victorious will be…

Read the original post: 
Join MTV and Nickelodean on Earth Day for "The Big Help" (Video)

Alicia Silverstone’s Tips for a Green Valentine’s Day and More

February 11, 2011 by  
Filed under Eco, Green

Comments Off on Alicia Silverstone’s Tips for a Green Valentine’s Day and More

Photo: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images If you’ve left your Valentine’s Day plans until the last minute (again), then Alicia Silverstone can help: The eco-minded actress took to her website, The Kind Life , to list some of her favorite ways to put a green spin on your celebration. …

See more here: 
Alicia Silverstone’s Tips for a Green Valentine’s Day and More

High Blood Pressure? 10 Food Swaps to Bring it Down (Slideshow)

August 13, 2010 by  
Filed under Green

Comments Off on High Blood Pressure? 10 Food Swaps to Bring it Down (Slideshow)

Credit: Thinkstock/Getty Images High blood pressure, or hypertension , caused by stress, aging, a poor diet, not enough exercise, obesity, smoking or just plain genetics, can have lasting — and negative — effects on everything from your heart to your brain. But for the 65 million Americans that have it, a few diet changes — like trading salt for fresh herbs and spices and ham for chicken — can go a long way toward keeping blood pressure under control. Here are 10 food swaps — also good for those who want to maintain low blood pressure — to cut your salt intake without sacrificing

Original post:
High Blood Pressure? 10 Food Swaps to Bring it Down (Slideshow)

Gulf Oil Spill: The Black and Oily Demise of Wildlife (Slideshow)

May 3, 2010 by  
Filed under Eco, Green

Comments Off on Gulf Oil Spill: The Black and Oily Demise of Wildlife (Slideshow)

Image credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images On the night of Tuesday, April 20, an explosion rocked an offshore drilling platform, launching an intense effort to fight the ensuing fires and find the 11 people that went missing after the accident. Now, days later, the spreading slick of crude has reached shore—and poses a serious threat to the fragile ecosystems along the coast

Go here to see the original:
Gulf Oil Spill: The Black and Oily Demise of Wildlife (Slideshow)

Kick Off the Earth Day Anniversary Celebration This Saturday

March 20, 2010 by  
Filed under Green

Comments Off on Kick Off the Earth Day Anniversary Celebration This Saturday

Image credit: ©Getty Images This Saturday, March 20, kick off the celebration of the 40th anniversary of Earth Day with Pamela Lippe, president of Earth Day New York , and Matthew Modine , actor, activist, and founder of Bicycle For A Day . Taking place during the Go Green Expo at Pier 92 in New York City, the event will mark the unve…

Read the original here: 
Kick Off the Earth Day Anniversary Celebration This Saturday

Big Oil Launches Campaign to Protect Gov Subsidies, Uses Stock Photos AGAIN

March 11, 2010 by  
Filed under Green

Comments Off on Big Oil Launches Campaign to Protect Gov Subsidies, Uses Stock Photos AGAIN

Guess who’ll pay for the new energy tax? the ad reads, in lettering right above four portraits of hardworking Americans. Perhaps it’s Getty Images, the stock photo company from which all four photos of supposedly ‘real’ Americans were taken?

Read the original:
Big Oil Launches Campaign to Protect Gov Subsidies, Uses Stock Photos AGAIN

Next Page »

Bad Behavior has blocked 1417 access attempts in the last 7 days.