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Mining Harms Environment in 2008 Sichuan Earthquake Zone
 
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For more news visit ☛ http://english.ntdtv.com Follow us on Twitter ☛ http://twitter.com/NTDTelevision Add us on Facebook ☛ http://me.lt/9P8MUn Open mining near the epicenter of the 2008 Sichuan earthquake is causing dangerous mudslides. That's according to a Chinese environmental activist. He says that water pollution from these mines also threatens some of China's largest cities on the Chengdu plain. A looming disaster after a disaster—near the epicenter of the 2008 Sichuan earthquake, mining and factory waste is destabilizing the Longmen Shan region, according to a Chinese environmental activist. Geology expert Yang Yong spent two weeks carrying out a survey of the region in August. [Yang Yong, Environmental Activist]: "Longmen Shan was the principle disaster area of the Wenchuan earthquake, the mountain tends to be very steep. After the earthquake, the geological environment became very bad. For the past few years, there have been mudslides happening over large areas. Many parts of the mountain have collapsed, slid off. On top of that, every rainy season this place is at the center of torrential rainstorms. Mining on a large scale here will have an influence on the environment." Yang says raw minerals and ores for factories near Deyang City and Mianyang Prefecture are all coming from open mines in the Longmen Shan region. Longmen Shan serves as a water source for the Chengdu plain and that water is getting more polluted due to mining in the region. [Yang Yong, Environmental Activist]: "The mining excavations and extraction of ore have gotten bigger since the disaster. This is like adding another disaster on top of one that already exists. At the same time the water sources are getting heavily polluted. A geological disaster continues to threaten the Chengdu plain. The future of the environment there is getting more worrying for people...The structure of industry should be changed here, they shouldn't put this waste and highly polluting substances upstream form a city." The fault line between the Sichuan basin and the Qinghai-Tibetan plateau runs for almost 200 miles. Sichuan, Gansu and Shaanxi provinces all felt the force of the earthquake. Ben hedges
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E-waste - the hazards of electronic waste in Africa | DW Documentary
 
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Much of Europe’s e-waste ends up on dumps in Africa. The social, environmental and health effects are devastating. [Online until: 25.09.2018] Electronic waste is big business for some, but a hazard to others. Computers, mobile phones, TVs and home appliances have become an intrinsic part of our daily high-tech lives, revolutionizing the way we interact, communicate and view the world. Keeping up with the latest models and lifestyle products has firmly positioned us consumers as the driving force behind a runaway cycle of technological advancement. But what exactly happens to our e-waste - our broken computer when we throw it away? Where does that old phone go when we upgrade? Much of this e-waste ends up in developing countries. In Ghana, for example, an entire e-waste recycling industry has emerged. Men, women and children toil at open fires, extracting valuable materials such as cobalt, coltan and copper from the e-waste. Many get sick or die as a result of exposure to toxic fumes. From the US to Britain, Accra to Amsterdam, the e-waste documentary 'E-Life' investigates the social and environmental consequences of our electronic waste. The documentary also presents some innovative solutions for reducing e-waste at its source and recycling it more safely. _______ Exciting, powerful and informative – DW Documentary is always close to current affairs and international events. Our eclectic mix of award-winning films and reports take you straight to the heart of the story. Dive into different cultures, journey across distant lands, and discover the inner workings of modern-day life. Subscribe and explore the world around you – every day, one DW Documentary at a time. Subscribe to DW Documentary: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCW39zufHfsuGgpLviKh297Q?sub_confirmation=1# For more documentaries visit: http://www.dw.com/en/media-center/all-media-content/s-100826?filter=&programs=294010&sort=date&results=24 Instagram https://www.instagram.com/dwdocumentary/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dw.stories DW netiquette policy: http://www.dw.com/en/dws-netiquette-policy/a-5300954
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Environmental Hazards
 
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Professor Peter Sammonds talks about Environmental Hazards Research Group. This group includes the Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction (IRDR), the Aon Benfield UCL Hazards Centre; and the Bloomsbury Environmental Isotope Facility (BEIF), and studies the origins and effects of earthquakes, volcanoes, groundwater pollution, and tropical storms.
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What Coal Mining Hydrogeology tells us about the Real Risks of Fracking_London Lecture_May 2016
 
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Development of shale gas by hydraulic fracturing (‘fracking’) is opposed by campaigners who hypothesise (amongst other things) that potable ground water supplies could be polluted by upward migration of fractures and any fluids they contain. There are very strong reasons for doubting this hypothesis, not least because migration of fractures to prolific aquifers would be highly unlikely to lead to pollution, but almost certain to result in drowning of the shale gas wells, rendering them unusable. Hence, despite having contrasting motivations, shale gas developers and environmental guardians turn out to have a strong common interest in avoiding inter-connection to aquifers. There is in fact a century-long analogue for such a ‘confluence’ of interests, provided by the history of longwall coal mining beneath the sea and major aquifers. Where large-scale mining proceeded from the surface downwards, major hydraulic inter-connection of shallow and deep zones did indeed result in widespread water pollution. However, where new mines were developed at depth without any connections to shallow old workings), complete hydraulic isolation from the near-surface hydrogeological environment was successfully maintained. This was despite the fact that longwall mining produced far greater stratal disruption than shale gas fracking ever could. A detailed example is presented from the successful operation of the Selby Coalfield beneath one of the UK’s main aquifers. This profound and sustained historical analogue provides a very clear lesson: given the lack of hydrogeological connectivity to shallow aquifers, shale gas fracking per se cannot contaminate shallow ground water. Provided operators observe long-established laws governing hydrocarbon wells and associated surface operations, other hydrogeological risks will also be minimal. Opponents of shale gas developments should therefore focus attention on more realistic potential impacts, most of which are familiar from almost any planning application, such as increased truck traffic on minor roads. Speaker Biography Paul Younger (University of Glasgow) Paul L Younger FREng holds the Rankine Chair of Engineering and is Professor of Energy Engineering at the University of Glasgow. He was formerly Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Engagement at Newcastle University, where he also established and led the Sir Joseph Swan Institute for Energy Research and, subsequently, the Newcastle Institute for Research on Sustainability. A geologist by first degree, Paul trained in hydrogeology in the USA as a Harkness Fellow in the mid-1980s, subsequently developing a career in environmental engineering. He is perhaps best known for his research and outreach on the environmental management of water in active and abandoned mines worldwide, which won the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher Education for Newcastle University in 2005. He is a Fellow of the Geological Society and a Chartered Geologist, as well as a Chartered Engineer. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering in 2007 and has received honorary doctorates for his mine water pollution work from leading universities in Spain and South America. His current research focuses on deep geothermal. In parallel with his mainstream academic work, Paul has founded and directed four companies in the water and energy sectors and has authored more than 400 items in the international literature, including the well-received books “Mine Water: Hydrology, pollution, remediation” (Kluwer, 2002), “Groundwater in the Environment: An Introduction” (Blackwell, 2007), “Water: all that matters” (Hodder, 2012) and “Energy: all that matters” (Hodder, 2014). His knowledge of shale gas was gained through serving on the Joint Royal Academies’ Expert Panel, which reported to the UK government in 2012, and on the Independent Expert Panel on Unconventional Gas, which reported to the Scottish Government in June 2014. When not otherwise engaged, Paul’s preferred activities include exploring the Scottish Highlands and Islands, singing and playing traditional music, and indulging his love of the Spanish and Gaelic languages and cultures. Website: www.geolsoc.org.uk Twitter: www.twitter.com/geolsoc
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Earthquakes: Avoiding Indoor Environmental Hazards Once the Dust Settles
 
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Many earthquakes strike without warning and they can occur almost anywhere in the country. Once an earthquake has struck, people need to be aware of aftershocks and numerous hazards before they reenter their homes and places of business. After it is deemed safe to return to properties many property owners and tenants may discover a wide range of indoor environmental hazards.
Views: 385 Paul Cochrane
Photographing the Nuclear Disaster in Fukushima
 
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Check out all Picture Perfect episodes here: http://bit.ly/1kXQ8mR VICE accompanies photographer Donald Weber to the buffer zone at Fukushima, Japan, where the eerie silence mirrors that at Chernobyl, and follow him as he attempts to document the unfolding nuclear crisis. Check out more episodes of Picture Perfect: http://vice.com/picture-perfect Watch our documentary "The Japanese Love Industry" here: http://www.vice.com/the-vice-guide-to-travel/the-japanese-love-industry Originally aired in 2011 on http://VICE.com Subscribe for videos that are actually good: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE Check out our full video catalog: http://www.youtube.com/user/vice/videos Videos, daily editorial and more: http://vice.com Like VICE on Facebook: http://fb.com/vice Follow VICE on Twitter: http://twitter.com/vice Read our tumblr: http://vicemag.tumblr.com
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Fracking Water Pollution, Earthquakes and Dangers Explained with Dr. Bryce Payne
 
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Fracking science and connections to earthquakes and water pollution is explained by environmental scientist Dr. Bryce Payne. The EPA blind spots towards the risks of hydraulic fracking, the process of horizontal fracking, and America’s destructive addiction to fossil fuels is examined, as we learn about flammable water, methane contamination, and the signs of contamination that citizens need to understand. Is there a way to avert a major ongoing environmental catastrophe in the face of the oil industry? Learn the science on this Buzzsaw interview, hosted by Sean Stone. GUEST BIO: Dr. Bryce Payne, environmental scientist who also has a background in analytical chemistry. He is a researcher at Wilkes University. ADD’L LINKS: http://www.cleanair.org/program/outdoor_air_pollution/marcellus_shale/independent_study_finds_significant_fault_line_methane http://thelip.tv/ http://thelip.tv/show/buzzsaw/ Buzzsaw Full Episodes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gHE069maINM&index=1&list=PLjk3H0GXhhGc7NOFr74KbOPBCXrXT8nlf Buzzsaw Short Clips Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-86xYEM1XGE&list=PLjk3H0GXhhGeWhHPas6M9sKUhThquDNOc&index=1 https://www.facebook.com/EnterTheBuzzsaw?directed_target_id=0 https://www.facebook.com/thelip.tv EPISODE BREAKDOWN: 00:01 Welcoming Dr. Bryce Payne to Buzzsaw. 01:08 An introduction to fracking. 03:06 Different layers of oil beneath the ground. 06:47 A cause for concern with the fracking fluids and groundwater. 10:48 Methane contamination and flammable water. 13:17 Toxicity and issues with methane. 16:11 Other chemical compounds and negative reactions. 18:44 The EPA position on fracking, and concerning blind spots in data. 24:00 Signs of contamination. 27:08 Earthquake dangers from fracking and deep well waste injection. 30:52 Are there viable alternatives to fracking? 34:43 Chasing the next high. 36:27 Short term alleviation vs. long term solutions. 38:08 Thanks and Goodbye.
Views: 3821 Enter The Buzzsaw
China ramps up earthquake rescue efforts
 
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Rescuers in China are racing to reach survivors of an earthquake that struck the province of Sichuan on Tuesday. At least 20 people were killed and more than 400 injured. A further 60,000 people - most of them tourists - have now been evacuated. Al Jazeera's Adrian Brown reports from Beijing. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/
Views: 4582 Al Jazeera English
From disaster response to disaster prevention | Rachel Kyte | TEDxSendai (English)
 
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As Vice President of Sustainable Development, Rachel leads the Bank's global work in agriculture, environment, energy, infrastructure, urban, and social development, as well as global public goods issues in those areas. Before assuming this post in September 2011, she was the International Finance Corporation's (IFC) Vice President for Business Advisory Services, where she focused on delivering more measurable impact for the world's poorest people and in the most challenging environments, including countries affected by conflict. As IFC's Director for Environmental and Social Development, Rachel led efforts to develop new sustainability performance standards, which — through the Equator Principles — are now a global benchmark. Before joining the World Bank Group Rachel worked for IUCN and The World Conservation Union. She has worked within the environment, women's, human rights and health movements, and has held elected positions in Europe and formed and led NGOs. Rachel has served as an advisor, and on the boards of a number of companies, philanthropies, and governments. About TEDx, x = independently organized event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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Fracking explained: opportunity or danger
 
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Fracking explained in five minutes. Fracking is a controversial topic. On the one side the gas drilling companies, on the other citizen opposed to this drilling method. Politicians are also divided on the matter. We try to take a neutral look on fracking. It is relevant for all of us, because of high prices for energy and the danger for our drinking water. This video focuses mostly on the debate currently ongoing in europe. In a lot of european countries there is a public outcry against fracking, espacially in germany. But the facts in this video are relevant to all of us. Short videos, explaining things. For example Evolution, the Universe, Stock Market or controversial topics like Fracking. Because we love science. We would love to interact more with you, our viewers to figure out what topics you want to see. If you have a suggestion for future videos or feedback, drop us a line! :) We're a bunch of Information designers from munich, visit us on facebook or behance to say hi! https://www.facebook.com/Kurzgesagt https://www.behance.net/kurzgesagt Fracking explained: opportunity or danger Help us caption & translate this video! http://www.youtube.com/timedtext_cs_panel?c=UCsXVk37bltHxD1rDPwtNM8Q&tab=2
Eathquakes & Avoiding Environmental Hazards
 
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Many earthquakes strike without warning and they can occur almost anywhere in the country. Once an earthquake has struck, people need to be aware of aftershocks and numerous hazards before they reenter their homes and places of business. After it is deemed safe to return to properties many property owners and tenants may discover a wide range of indoor environmental hazards.
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2016 Terzaghi Lecture - Ground Deformation Effects on Subsurface Pipelines & Infrastructure
 
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For more than 50 years, the Karl Terzaghi Lecture has been given by an individual honored for their exemplary contributions to the field of geotechnical engineering. The 2016 Terzaghi Lecture was presented on Tuesday, February 16 at the Geotechnical & Structural Engineering Congress by Thomas D. O'Rourke, Ph.D., Hon.D.GE, NAE, FREng, Dist.M.ASCE. Dr. O'Rourke is the Thomas R. Briggs Professor in Engineering at Cornell University. There are millions of km of pipelines in the U.S., and tens of millions worldwide used in water supplies, gas and liquid fuel delivery systems, electric power networks, and wastewater conveyance facilities. Geotechnical and structural engineers play a critical role in managing the performance of these systems that are affected by ground deformation arising from tunneling, deep excavations, and subsidence due to dewatering and mineral extraction as well as geohazards, such as earthquakes, floods, and hurricanes. The lecture explores the mathematical functions used to characterize soil deformation in response to underground construction and natural hazards. It examines both the soil and structural mechanics of soil-pipe interaction under various ground movement patterns, including the material and geometric nonlinearities of pipelines, conduits, and soil. Guidance is provided for estimating tolerable levels of ground deformation for frequently encountered continuous and segmental pipelines subject to tunneling, open-cut excavation, and extreme events, such as earthquakes and landslides. Large-scale laboratory testing and numerical modeling for the next generation hazard-resilient pipelines are described, and innovative ways of accommodating ground deformation are illustrated. Water supply and wastewater system response to widespread liquefaction-induced ground deformation during the Canterbury earthquake sequence in New Zealand are evaluated with high density LiDAR and GIS analyses. Dr. O’Rourke is an expert on natural disasters and their impact on the infrastructure supporting civil society, pipelines, and underground construction. He authored or co-authored over 360 publications on various geotechnical topics. He served on several teams reviewing and reporting on significant disasters such as Hurricane Katrina and earthquakes around the world. O’Rourke also headed a team that analyzed the impact on infrastructure systems of the attack against New York City on September 11, 2001. He served as chair or member of the consulting boards and peer review of many large infrastructure projects. Throughout his career, Dr. O'Rourke received many honors, including ASCE’s Stephen D. Bechtel Pipeline Engineering, Ralph B. Peck, C. Martin Duke, and LeVal Lund Awards. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and International Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering. To learn more about the Geo-Institute: www.geoinstitute.org Video Production by Magnus Media Group: http://www.magnusmediagroup.com/
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Fault Lines - Water for coal
 
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Fault Lines investigates the influence of the coal industry over West Virginia's politicians and what it means for the state's residents.
Views: 25704 Al Jazeera English
Unbridled Jade Mining Triggers Deadly Landslides in Myanmar
 
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In recent years, mining in Myanmar’s Kachin state has gone industrial scale, controlled by Myanmar’s powerful military elite and backed by money from China. Subscribe to our channel: http://youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=RFAvideo Radio Free Asia official site: http://rfa.org Follow Radio Free Asia: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RadioFreeAsia Twitter: https://twitter.com/RadioFreeAsia About RFA: Through objective, timely reporting and news analysis, Radio Free Asia (RFA) takes an unflinching look at topics and developments affecting the lives of ordinary citizens living in China, Vietnam, North Korea, Laos, Cambodia, and Myanmar – six Asian countries that limit free press and restrict access to media. RFA’s Mandarin, Tibetan, Cantonese, Uyghur, Vietnamese, Korean, Lao, Khmer (Cambodian), and Burmese services uncover the truth behind issues often deemed too sensitive to be covered accurately or with deserved attention in state-controlled media and local news outlets that self-censor. Our journalists often utilize vast networks of cultivated, reliable sources and receive tips from citizen journalists and eyewitnesses on the ground to break exclusive news in some of the world’s toughest media environments. Through news broadcasts, online engagement, and call-in shows, RFA also serves as an open forum, allowing listeners to discuss freely their views and perspectives. RFA reaches its audiences through webcast video, television, satellite, social media networks, and digital multimedia content on its websites, in addition to trusted short- and medium-wave radio broadcasts. RFA began broadcasting in September 1996, when its Mandarin Service aired its first report. A private, non-profit organization, RFA is funded by an annual grant through the U.S. Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG).
Views: 22453 Radio Free Asia
Geology
 
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003 - Geology In this video Paul Andersen explains how rock is formed and changed on the planet. The video begins with a brief description of rocks, minerals, and the rock cycle. Plate tectonics is used to describe structure near plate boundaries. Hot spots and natural hazards (like volcanos, earthquake, and tsunamis) are included. Do you speak another language? Help me translate my videos: http://www.bozemanscience.com/translations/ Music Attribution Intro Title: I4dsong_loop_main.wav Artist: CosmicD Link to sound: http://www.freesound.org/people/CosmicD/sounds/72556/ Creative Commons Atribution License Outro Title: String Theory Artist: Herman Jolly http://sunsetvalley.bandcamp.com/track/string-theory All of the images are licensed under creative commons and public domain licensing: Benbennick, David. English: This Is a Locator Map Showing Kalawao County in Hawaii. For More Information, See Commons:United States County Locator Maps., February 12, 2006. Own work: English: The maps use data from nationalatlas.gov, specifically countyp020.tar.gz on the Raw Data Download page. The maps also use state outline data from statesp020.tar.gz. The Florida maps use hydrogm020.tar.gz to display Lake Okeechobee. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Map_of_Hawaii_highlighting_Kalawao_County.svg. “Earth.” Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia, August 23, 2015. https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Earth&oldid=677456791. File:Hawaiien (volcano).svg, n.d. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Hawaiien_(volcano).svg. File:Structure Volcano Unlabeled.svg, n.d. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Structure_volcano_unlabeled.svg. Fir0002. A Diagram of the Rock Cycle That Is Modified off of Rockcycle.jpg by User:Woudloper. The Changes Made to This Photo Were Made according to the Conversation at Where the Original Is Being Nominated for Featured Picture Status. It Is Very Important That You Change the Chance of You Getting a Rock of Bandshoe Very Rare Rock Very Costly Too There Are Only 3 Every like It in the World and It Costs 3 Gold Mines and the Mountains Ontop of Them., February 10, 2008. Own work. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Rockcycle_edit.jpg. “Gneiss.” Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia, July 29, 2015. https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Gneiss&oldid=673627696. Gringer. English: SVG Version of File:Pacific_Ring_of_Fire.png, Recreated by Me Using WDB Vector Data Using Code Mentioned in File:Worldmap_wdb_combined.svg., February 11, 2009. vector data from [1]. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Pacific_Ring_of_Fire.svg. H.Stauffer, Brian F. Atwater, Marco Cisternas V. , Joanne Bourgeois, Walter C. Dudley, James W. Hendley II, and Peter. English: Vertical Slice Through a Subduction Zone, 1999. U.S. Geological Survey, Circular 1187 (http://pubs.usgs.gov/circ/c1187/illustrations/BlockDigrm_1.ai). https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Eq-gen1.svg. Karta24. Français : Trois Différents Types de Faille, January 20, 2008. http://earthquake.usgs.gov/learn/glossary/?term=fault earthquake.usgs.gov. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Fault_types.svg. Khruner. English: commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Rocks_-_Pink_granite_Baveno.JPG. “Landslide.” Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia, August 27, 2015. https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Landslide&oldid=678171434. “Landslide.” Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia, August 27, 2015. https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Landslide&oldid=678171434. “Mount St. Helens.” Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia, August 8, 2015. https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Mount_St._Helens&oldid=675148427. “Plate Tectonics.” Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia, August 17, 2015. https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Plate_tectonics&oldid=676450570. “Ring of Fire.” Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia, August 20, 2015. https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Ring_of_Fire&oldid=676950168. “Tsunami.” Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia, July 19, 2015. https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Tsunami&oldid=672137584. User:Moondigger. Inside Lower Antelope Canyon, Looking out with the Sky near the Top of the Frame. Characteristic Layering in the Sandstone Is Visible., April 16, 2005. Own work. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Lower_antelope_3_md.jpg. USGS, derivative work: AnasofiapaixaoEarth_internal_structure png: English: Cutaway Diagram of Earth’s Internal Structure (to Scale) with Inset Showing Detailed Breakdown of Structure (not to Scale), April 27, 2013. Earth_internal_structure.png. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Earth-cutaway-schematic-english.svg.Own work. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Halema%27uma%27u_Crater_in_Kilauea_volcano,_Hawaii..jpg.
Views: 210679 Bozeman Science
Pennsylvania's 50-Year-Old Coal Fire
 
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SciShow takes you to Centralia, Pennsylvania, site of one of the oldest, biggest coal fires in the United States, and explains the chemistry of spontaneous combustion. ---------- Like SciShow? Want to help support us, and also get things to put on your walls, cover your torso and hold your liquids? Check out our awesome products over at DFTBA Records: http://dftba.com/artist/52/SciShow Or help support us by subscribing to our page on Subbable: https://subbable.com/scishow ---------- Looking for SciShow elsewhere on the internet? Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/scishow Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/scishow Tumblr: http://scishow.tumblr.com Thanks Tank Tumblr: http://thankstank.tumblr.com Sources: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S036012850300042X http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/energy/2013/01/pictures/130108-centralia-mine-fire/ http://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/fire-in-the-hole-77895126/?no-ist http://www.csmonitor.com/Environment/2010/0205/Centralia-Pa.-coal-fire-is-one-of-hundreds-that-burn-in-the-U.S http://www.businessinsider.com/photos-of-abandoned-centralia-pa-2012-5?op=1 http://discovermagazine.com/2010/jul-aug/28-earth-on-fre http://www.nytimes.com/2002/01/15/science/15FIRE.html http://blog.wsrb.com/2014/02/03/pennsylvania-is-burning-what-you-didnt-know-about-coal-seam-fires/ http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/mining/UserFiles/works/pdfs/cmosh.pdf http://www.iea-coal.org.uk/documents/82476/7685/Propensity-of-coal-to-self-heat-(CCC/172)
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The owner of the Crandall Canyon Mine in Utah, where six miners remain trapped, gave journalists a t
 
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HEADLINE: A tour inside the Utah mine utah-mine-collapse CAPTION: The owner of the Crandall Canyon Mine in Utah, where six miners remain trapped, gave journalists a tour inside the mine Wednesday. (Aug. 9) [Notes:ANCHOR VOICE] Wednesday -- mine owner Robert Murray - took a small group of reporters on a tour inside the mine .. The entrance -- a forbidding darkness ... Once inside -- the group is led to a briefing area where miners put their names on a multicolored board. SOT: The group gets told how much safety training miners get SOT: safety seminar once or twice a year And get a chance to try the safety equipment each miner carries. SOT: you get mouth nose eyes, it will save your life Soon after, they're met by the mine owner who explains what the group will see on the trip into the mountain. SOT: we'll shut down the operation for just minutes .. So you can get a picture. From there the group gets into pickup trucks .. For a dark drive downward .. SOT: nats todd, we're getting pretty close -- The ceiling gets lower the farther the group heads in. SOT: pretty low todd, 2-inches there. After more driving .. A stop. Murray explains how things work down here. SOT: first you notice how we support the roof, we call this wire mesh -- SOT: and the stoppings are used to separate forces of air .. SOT: when the concussion occurred from the earthquake -- it blew out these stopping all through the mine At one point -- a vehicle carrying equipment toward the rescue operation passes by. SOT: nats of motor Murray points out some of the work crews are now doing to support the mine shafts from seismic activity .. SOT: bolt it in here so we can continue the rescue effort. Finally, Murray leads the group to where the cave-in separates the rescuers, from the trapped miners. SOT: where the damage is here, we're about 2-thousand feet deep. Here, it's a bee-hive of activity in the frantic rescue effort. SOT: nats SOT: nats of Murray .. And then they start they're drilling effort. SOT: nats of machines .. As machines here churn up debris in an effort to clear the cave-in. It's here that Murray also has hope. SOT: two things I want you to notice, very positive .. Number one the roof is in perfect condition. Second thing, Look at the amount of venthilation going through here. If the stoppings .. Then a lot of this will keep them alive .. And all they need is air, until we can get to them. But in the meantime -- the digging ... the drilling ... and the desperate effort to make contact with the miners -- continues. The Associated Press. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/39d7e9f4ef4023aef31123d145604f47 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
Views: 3236 AP Archive
Doctors for the Environment explain Heath risks of Coal Seam Gas
 
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This is a MUST watch. Doctors for the environment give detailed account of the Health Risks of Fracking and Coal Seam Gas Mining. Not to be missed.
Views: 380 Melinda Wilson
BIGGEST Pollution Events The World Has Seen
 
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Being green and eco-clean was never as popular as it is now. From globally celebrating earth day to the new surge of items that claim to be eco-friendly and the rise of veganism, it seems apparently more than ever that we humans must change something in order to keep the world clean. But here’s some events that have or continue to impact the world. Subscribe to Talltanic http://goo.gl/wgfvrr 8. Linfen We mentioned the city of Norilsk in Russia being one of the most polluted cities in the world. Amongst that same category, we list Linfen, China. Coal mining contributes to the harmful air pollution in Linfen, which has a population of over 4,000,000 people, clearly overpopulated. The city has an area of 7,828 square miles or 20,275 square kilometers yet the entire city gets fogged with a yellow smog the entire year. Mining here has been around since the late 70s, with this city alone part of the biggest sources of pollution for the entire province. 7. The Baia Mare Cyanide Spill Nearly 20 years ago, the municipality of Baia Mare in Romania experienced a leak of cyanide that would then flow into the Somes River. This cyanide spill took place in 2000, with the polluted waters of the river flowing into the Tisza, pictured here with people working to clean the water. The gold-mining operating company Aurul strived to clean up the toxic byproduct of gold mining that had been spread by the wind. They tried cleaning it up with gold cyanidation. But the dam full of the contaminated water burst, sending over 3,500,000 cubic feet or 100,000 cubic meters of it into the farmlands and water sources. 6. Patna It might not look it in this picture, but another one of the most polluted cities in the world is Patna--the capital city of the state of Bihar, India. It has a population of over 2 million people, the 18th largest urban agglomeration in the country. The air pollution in Patna has become a huge concern for the past couple years, with the level of respirable suspended particulate matter 3 and a half times higher than the 100 micro-gram limit per cubic meter. As one of the fastest growing cities in the world, Patna also is a source of grain, sesame, sugarcane, and other agricultural products that get affected by the harmful air. 5. Citarum River Aside from the most polluted cities in the world, now we’re going to talk about the most polluted river. Although the size might pale in comparison to the huge garbage patch in the middle of the ocean, the waste in the Citarum River is more easily seen than the Pacific Garbage Patch. The Citarum River, the largest river in West Java, Indonesia has served as a major supply for fishery, drinking water, agricultural purposes, electricity and more. Yet the high amount of human activity and nearby textiles have only made the pollution more apparently. Over 2,000 industries contaminate the river, with 5 million people living in the basin as well. 4. Sidoarjo Mud Flow In 2006, a mud volcano erupted in Sidoarjo, East Java, which has resulted in this a mudflow that has been affecting the environment since then. Referred to as the Sidoarjo Mud Flow, this photo shows the surrounding vegetation and the mudflow in the middle. This mud volcano counts as the biggest of its kind in the world, which occurred as a result of a natural gas well that ended up getting blown out by either a distant earthquake or by the drilling of PT Lapindo Brantas oil exploration company. 3. The Exxon Valdez Oil Spill The second largest spill in the United States happened in the late 80s, an event also considered to have caused the most damage by humans in environmental history. The Exxon Valdez Spill took place in Prince William Sound in Alaska and would spill about 10.8 million US gallons of crude oil into the sea for days. The tanked owned by Exxon was on its way to Long Beach California but would collide with the Bligh Reef in Prince William Sound. Wildlife founds itself highly affected by the spill and many efforts were put forth to clean up the spill and save the animals. Even now, there’s still oil that can be found in the Prince William Sound. 2. Deepwater Horizon Whether you heard about it primarily on the news or you saw that movie based on the event that came out not too long ago, most people will remember the incident at Deepwater Horizon, also called the BP Oil Spill. The spill occurred in 2010, the largest marine oil spill in the petroleum industry’s history. The Department of Justice fined BP for $4.525 billion for the damage. The oil would flow for about 87 days, with oil clean up crews working the whole time on Louisiana’s shoreline. 1...
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The Mega New Madrid Earthquake is Coming Soon, Update
 
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Earthquakes are still increasing in numbers and intensity around the world. In Fukushima, Japan, another large earthquake struck, creating once again another tsunami. Do NOT believe the disinfo from the USGS--ALL major earthquakes are now being downgraded from their TRUE magnitude, or not even being reported!! In the US, we are overdue for a California mega quake, as well as the Mega New Madrid quake. The time is short. 2016/2017 appears to be the time. Those who will survive the initial waves of crisis in this world will be those living at higher elevations. It is recommended from various sources that 875 feet above sea level or more is the best. That is also the average height of the Balcones Escarpment in Texas, where it is expected that any massive Tsunami will be stopped there. What began in 2012 as a series of small bubbles trickling into Bayou Corne, in Assumption Parish, Louisiana, soon turned into a massive water filled sinkhole that is pulling trees, boats, and anything else into its deep dark abyss. Experts say that all of this is being caused by a salt mining operation which was compromised in 2011. They are saying that this salt dome has failed, and is in the process of collapsing. But that is not the worst of it. . . . Mega Disasters: Earthquake In The Heartland The History Channel, 2009 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Psu5yp... Houses Shaking and 'Mysterious' Bubbles in Louisiana Swamp - July 3, 2012 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RleGRi... Louisiana Sinkhole Grows Overnight; Authorities Monitor for Radiation - Aug. 9, 2012 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KBc5aZ... Louisiana probes cause of massive bayou sinkhole http://articles.cnn.com/2012-08-09/us... Various news reports of sinkholes from the past two years, covering states like California, New Mexico, Texas, Louisiana, and Florida. Lake Peigneur: The Swirling Vortex of Doom The History Channel, 2006 Lake Peigneur sinkhole disaster http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddlrGk... Football Field size Sinkhole opens up in Assumption Parish, Louisiana declares State of Emergency. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4G2fZT... . . . Over the years they have been filling a nearby salt dome in Assumption, Parish, Louisiana with radioactive waste and 1.5 million barrels of liquid Butane. If this sinkhole continues to devour land and trees in this area, it may eventually breach this storage area releasing not only toxic radiation into the environment, but also butane which will then become exposed to the air above. All it would take then would be the spark from a car ignition or some other source of fire to set in motion an explosion which some suggest could be equivalent to about 100 nuclear bombs similar to those used on Nagasaki or Hiroshima, in Japan. As bad as all of that would be, there is something even worse that could come from this. An explosion on that magnitude would create a giant crater deep in the earth exposing this salt dome to the elements. Since this salt dome is also connected to the much larger Luann salt basin, that means water from the bayou will trickle down and quickly become a torrent of water to dissolve the salt in areas covering 5 states, up to a mile thick. As the salt dome looses integrity, all of those deep oil wells will become funnels to either blow out or pull more water into the cavity. When that finally collapses, ALL of Louisiana will sink into the Gulf of Mexico. Parts of Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida will also be underwater. The salt dome under the Texas gulf will also collapse, sending a huge tsunami tidal wave as far inland as the Balcones Escarpment. Cities like Houston and New Orleans will sink into the ocean, never to be seen again. Cities like Fort Worth, Dallas, Waco, Austin, and San Antonio will also be flooded, but might be restored as the tidal wave recedes. The New Madrid fault and Mississippi river basin is being targeted with HAARP, frac tech drilling operations, and possibly other means. They are planning to create an earthquake in that region to split this nation with an inland sea from Chicago to New Orleans. It will not be an "act of God." I believe that this could happen very soon. Some will say that this is fear mongering, but there IS mounting circumstantial evidence that these are not mere accidents and we are slowly being led to the slaughter by the ruling elite. I would rather sound the warning and risk being called a deluded fool, than sit back and say nothing. [Just something to consider: The Georgia Guidestones were placed on the highest elevation in the county of Elbert, in the northeastern Piedmont section of the state of Georgia. The elevation above sea level there is 744 feet above sea level. Maybe the idea is that these guidestones (which clearly indicate a massive depopulation agenda) will still be above sea level after the crisis.] This video was originally created and posted by me in 2012, and has been copied and reposted several times.
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FRACK Me Sideways ... Water Shortages & Earthquakes!
 
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ABSOLUTE MADNESS ... Professor Peter Styles warns of significant seismic events IF the UK Unconventional Gas industry attempts to FRACK beneath disused Coalmines & The Environment Agency announces the implementation of 'Water Controls' throughout the UK ... YET the UK Government is STILL pushing the ABOMINATION of FRACKING across Northern England! You couldn't make it up!
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Economic Effects of Earthquakes
 
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this episode shows the economic effects of earthquakes
THE FUTURE OF MINING TAILINGS MANAGEMENT
 
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Water Management is becoming a priority in Mining applications Recent disasters from all over the world clearly demonstrate the dangers of traditional mining water management. Tailings dam failures have been on the rise due to extreme or unexpected weather conditions such as heavy rains or earthquakes, overloading the tailings dam beyond design, or poor dam management practices. The risks and failures of tailings dams could be completely avoided by dewatering and dry-stacking the tailings.
Views: 5071 Diemme Filtration
Communicating Cascadia's Earthquake Risk: Earthquake Preparedness & Response: Science to Action
 
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This is the second presentation from the Critical Issues Webinar: Communicating Cascadia's Earthquake Risk which provides an overview of what we know about the Cascadia subduction zone and the associated earthquake risk, how this information is used to guide policy decisions, how the science should be communicated, what state and local governments are doing to address the risks, and what more could be done to better protect the Pacific Northwest. Our speakers include: Chris Goldfinger, Oregon State University Jeff Rubin, Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue Tom Brocher, Earthquake Science Center, U.S. Geological Survey This webinar is cosponsored by the U.S. Geological Survey, Western States Seismic Policy Council, and the Oregon Seismic Safety Policy Advisory Commission For more information: www.americangeosciences.org/policy-critical-issues/webinars
Giving Alabama's Coal Miners a Voice
 
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The EPA's irresponsible regulations have negatively impacted Alabama coal miners. The EPA should do what I have done – take an opportunity to meet those coal miners and hear their stories about how regulations have impacted their lives and livelihood. The EPA would learn that those are real people with families, not statistics that don’t matter.
Effects of mining on workers and the environment.
 
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This video is for understanding the effects of mining on the environment as well as the workers themselves. Please don't add any hate comments, if you have tips on how to improve, please share otherwise refrain from hate because this is literally my first video.
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Rescue Robot at Crandall Canyon Utah Mine
 
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A preliminary report on the use of the rescue robot at the Crandall Canyon Utah coal mine disaster in August 2007.
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🇰🇿 Kazakhstan's Polygon Legacy: Silent Bombs | Rewind
 
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For 40 years from, 1949 to 1989, the Soviet Union exploded 460 nuclear bombs in Eastern Kazakhstan. About 200,000 villagers living within 45 kilometres of the test site, the 'Polygon', were exposed to high levels of radiation. Not only were they not protected but they were treated as human guinea pigs, instruments of study in the event the cold war turned into nuclear war. But what is probably most devastating of all is what is happening today. Children born decades later and never directly exposed to nuclear fallout are sick and getting sicker. They are the product of "radiation-induced mutation in the chromosomes of sperm and ova". In other words, the damage their parents and grandparents suffered in the Soviet Union's heedlessness has not only been passed down but also intensified in the third, fourth and fifth generations. However, others have not learned from the mistakes of those who have come before them. Late last year, North Korea triggered a 6.3 magnitude tremor as a result of its own nuclear testing, causing major structural damage and a significant number of casualties. Shortly after, a 'human-induced' earthquake only kilometres away was recorded; one of an increasing number of earthquakes caused by human activity. Gillian Foulger, professor of geophysics at Durham University, has compiled a comprehensive list of hundreds of similar instances, as a means to study cause, effect and due consequences. "It's well-known that this occurs, it has been observed many times - for example, at the Nevada test site, with American nuclear testing. Following these tests, there is such a disruption of the local stress field that swarms of earthquakes often occur," says Foulger. With the potential for these disruptions to build to full-scale earthquakes, the strongest recorded being a magnitude 7.9 earthquake, which activities should elicit more care and control before they are executed to avoid these repercussions and what can be done to do so? "Everybody is surprised at the huge range of activities that can induce earthquakes. These include mining, filling reservoirs, building tall buildings, extracting gas and oil ... I could go on and on," says Foulger. "There's great economic benefit [to these projects] but of course there's always a down side. Industrial accidents, road accidents, environmental damage ... we now realise that there can also be induced earthquakes. This needs to be added to a portfolio of health and safety hazards that should be managed whenever a big project is undertaken." Editor's note: This interview has been edited for brevity and clarity. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/
Views: 10643 Al Jazeera English
Earthquake Late-Warning System Goes Off In Haiti
 
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Ann Romney says her husband has a deeply principled side no one ever sees in public, physicists discover that our universe is the fictional setting of a cop show called "Hard Case," and an area man leaves a father-daughter dance with a different girl than he came with. It's the week of June 4th, 2012. Subscribe to The Onion on YouTube: http://bit.ly/xzrBUA Like The Onion on Facebook: http://www.fb.com/theonion Follow The Onion on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/theonion
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What Is The Main Cause Of Earthquakes In Australia?
 
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Seismologist dr stephen hicks an earthquake is a sudden motion or trembling in the crust caused by of two world's major tectonic plates pacific plate and australian 26 aug 2016 earthquakes are force nature which can cause catastrophic but australia experiences similar magnitudes earthquakes, do we face 14 nov what new zealand, south america italy? Utter devastation after rocked island. This causes the build up of stress in interior indo australian plate no part earth's surface is free from earthquakes, but some regions experience them more frequently. 3, v, no major damage reported introduction. Earthquakes and an earthquake in australia, natural hazards earthquakes down under a rare but real hazard the conversation. (1973) earthquakes in areas where recurrence intervals along major faults may 6 feb 2013 the solomon islands sit above the collision between the australia and there were dozens of earthquakes around the solomon islands in the 3 jan 2007 human activity has caused at least 200 earthquakes, including the temblor that devastated the town of newcastle, australia, new research 234 dec 2014 australia sits in the middle of a tectonic plate known as the in august 2000, a magnitude 5. In boolarra caused minor damage and was felt 21 sep 2017 mexico's most recent earthquakes did not directly involve two tectonic plates clashing, as is commonly the case. Many people think that australia never has 16 feb 2015 buckled railway lines caused by the 1968 earthquake near earthquakes in have also resulted significant damage and loss of life. Earthquakes in australia seismology research centre. Learn more about their risk. The underground surface along which the rock breaks and moves is called a fault plane most earthquakes occur on edge of plates, especially where one plate they are common at tectonic boundaries different plates meet. Oct 2011 earthquakes in australia are quite common, despite its being the this build up of pressure within plate can cause 1 may 2012 how happen places like that far from 2010, which caused major disruption to air traffic across europe vibrations by rocks breaking under stress. Victoria, cape otway, 1960 12 25, 5. Rupture within tectonic plate is probable cause of mexico earthquakes. Caused the solomon islands earthquake & tsunami? . Earthquakes are a sudden shaking of the ground caused by movement tectonic plates. Fault on or near the boundary between pacific and australia plates 16 dec 2016 deep just north of could cause disastrous earthquakes in a region extreme tsunami risk, knowledge major faults such as are infrequent & moderate size. New zealand earthquake what caused the earthquakes in new banda detachment tear sea floor above australia could cause expect a big one. Coal mining causing earthquakes, study says national geographic. List of earthquakes in australia wikipedia. Shallow earthquakes cause much damage, but deep rarely damage this is a list of significant recorded within australia and its territoriesfirst ea
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Chile declares disaster in quake hit regions
 
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Breaking news - Chile declares disaster in quake hit regions Chile has declared two northern regions hit by a 8.2 magnitude earthquake to be disaster areas. At least five people are known to have died and tens of thousands of people have been evacuated. The quake struck at 20:46 local time (23:46 GMT) about 86km (52 miles) north-west of the mining area of Iquique, the US Geological Survey said. Waves of up to 2.1m (6ft) have hit some areas and there have been power cuts, fires and landslides. The government said the declaration of a disaster in the regions of Tarapaca, Arica and Parinacota was aimed at "avoiding instances of looting and disorder". President Michelle Bachelet said the country had "faced the emergency well" and called on those in affected regions "to keep calm and follow instructions from the authorities". She is due to visit the affected areas later on Wednesday. Prison break Chilean TV broadcast pictures of traffic jams as people tried to head for safer areas. Officials said the dead included people who were crushed by collapsing walls or died of heart attacks. The interior minister also told Chilean TV that some 300 women inmates had escaped from a prison in Iquique. Officials later said that 26 of them had been recaptured.
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Diablo Canyon Nuclear Plant Quake Risks
 
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Diablo Canyon literally sits on Shaky Ground! California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom says he has been pondering the issues relating to extending PG&E’s Diablo Canyon nuclear power station operation for some time. In a December 18, 2015 meeting of the State Lands Commission – which he chairs – he voiced his conclusions. This video provides verbatim excerpts of Newsom's concerns about the citing of a nuclear power plant in a seismically unstable location. Agenda item VI. 123 This video was created from an excerpt re-posted by the Ecological Options Network (EON) from the Commission's video archive as a public service. The Commission video archive is here: http://slc.videossc.com/archives/121815/ The EON video from which this video was remixed is here: https://youtu.be/eKeXy0O_Sjg See also: Can Gavin Newsom close California’s last nuclear plant? By David R. Baker http://tinyurl.com/jt6pxx6 Gavin Newsom has a prediction about California’s last nuclear power plant, Diablo Canyon: It won’t stay open another 10 years. myla reson's channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcCL4twEochpWxbYLZXDQPg Gavin Newsom: Diablo Nuke Plant Quake Risks https://youtu.be/2QXN3kHXzH4 Gavin Newsom on Diablo Canyon https://youtu.be/eKeXy0O_Sjg CA Lands Commission looks at Diablo https://youtu.be/PSGK8XlEPLk And Here is my Diablo Canyon Playlist: http://tinyurl.com/gl94cl2 Seismic and Tsunami Safety at Diablo Canyon http://tinyurl.com/gm8ljzd ~~~~~ EneNews: search Diablo http://enenews.com/?s=diablo Report: Fukushima nuclear waste will merge with radiation from U.S. reactors when washing up on West Coast — “Startling amounts” released from operating plants — Diablo Canyon officials admit to recently discharging more tritium than Fukushima (VIDEO) http://tinyurl.com/q6pjzxe Gov’t: US, Canada hit with “high concentrations” of Fukushima nuclear material; Tremendous impact all over world, enormous public health consequences — West Coast plume was 500% of level requiring NRC be notified — UC Berkeley Prof.: “We did indeed see high… fairly… I mean… some… level of radiation” (AUDIO) http://enenews.com/top-5 Official Data: Lettuce from US West Coast nearly topped Chernobyl contamination limit; ‘Most dangerous’ alpha radiation also detected — TV: Fukushima poses “significant health risks” to areas thousands of kilometers away (VIDEO) http://tinyurl.com/lj3p3vk Fukushima nuclear material reported in West Coast groundwater; It’s discharging into Pacific Ocean — Fallout also found in meat and fish from same area — “Routinely detected’ in plant life long after March 2011 http://tinyurl.com/zs63rmd California Nuclear Plant Engineer: We were hit by explosion at Fukushima Unit 3 (MAP) — “The public started to freak out” — Tell colleagues what radioactive material is coming their way… don’t notify public — Don’t release initial data to officials until they’re ‘on board’ http://tinyurl.com/jzhmkba Tokyo Legal Expert: Once a nuclear accident occurs EVERYTHING is over! — Zero prospect of ever restoring fishing grounds — Warns Californians of quake risks, “All will be lost, this is the reality of nuclear energy” (VIDEO) http://tinyurl.com/9s82b3o FORUM: Petitions, Ballot Initiatives, Other Signature Drives (VIDEO) http://tinyurl.com/hzt27tf Forbes: Untold numbers of endangered whales intervene in California nuke plant testing http://tinyurl.com/8sk3ooe NYTimes: Radioactive cloud would be ‘trapped’ over Los Angeles and San Diego in case of Fukushima-style meltdown at California nuke plant -Study http://tinyurl.com/6md5rqu Interview with California’s ‘Nuclear Terminator’ — Ben Davis shut down nuke plant in ’89, now he’s at it again (VIDEO) Interview with California’s ‘Nuclear Terminator’ — Ben Davis on the Nuclear Hotseat (VIDEO) http://tinyurl.com/hj3bvlf Will California close all nuclear plants in 2012? Secretary of State approves ballot initiative targeting Diablo Canyon and San Onofre — Similar idea worked in ’89 http://tinyurl.com/zdrra7f California nuke plant detected 4,000% more iodine-131 than UC Berkeley during Fukushima peak http://tinyurl.com/zqymk9l
Views: 1737 MsMilkytheclown1
The Fukushima Nuclear Reactor Accident: What Happened and What Does It Mean?
 
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Speaker: Robert Budnitz, LBNL The talk will describe (technically, but in laymen's terms) what happened at the Fukushima reactors during and after the disastrous March 11 earthquake and tsunami, what the radioactive releases have been and what they mean, and what the path forward seems to be at the site. The potential implications that these events might have upon the future of nuclear power in general will also be discussed.
Views: 14521 CITRIS
What is GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING? What does GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING mean?
 
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What is GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING? What does GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING mean? GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING meaning - GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING definition - GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING explanation. Source: Wikipedia.org article, adapted under https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ license. Geotechnical engineering is the branch of civil engineering concerned with the engineering behavior of earth materials. Geotechnical engineering is important in civil engineering, but also has applications in military, mining, petroleum and other engineering disciplines that are concerned with construction occurring on the surface or within the ground. Geotechnical engineering uses principles of soil mechanics and rock mechanics to investigate subsurface conditions and materials; determine the relevant physical/mechanical and chemical properties of these materials; evaluate stability of natural slopes and man-made soil deposits; assess risks posed by site conditions; design earthworks and structure foundations; and monitor site conditions, earthwork and foundation construction. A typical geotechnical engineering project begins with a review of project needs to define the required material properties. Then follows a site investigation of soil, rock, fault distribution and bedrock properties on and below an area of interest to determine their engineering properties including how they will interact with, on or in a proposed construction. Site investigations are needed to gain an understanding of the area in or on which the engineering will take place. Investigations can include the assessment of the risk to humans, property and the environment from natural hazards such as earthquakes, landslides, sinkholes, soil liquefaction, debris flows and rockfalls. A geotechnical engineer then determines and designs the type of foundations, earthworks, and/or pavement subgrades required for the intended man-made structures to be built. Foundations are designed and constructed for structures of various sizes such as high-rise buildings, bridges, medium to large commercial buildings, and smaller structures where the soil conditions do not allow code-based design. Foundations built for above-ground structures include shallow and deep foundations. Retaining structures include earth-filled dams and retaining walls. Earthworks include embankments, tunnels, dikes and levees, channels, reservoirs, deposition of hazardous waste and sanitary landfills. Geotechnical engineering is also related to coastal and ocean engineering. Coastal engineering can involve the design and construction of wharves, marinas, and jetties. Ocean engineering can involve foundation and anchor systems for offshore structures such as oil platforms. The fields of geotechnical engineering and engineering geology are closely related, and have large areas of overlap. However, the field of geotechnical engineering is a specialty of engineering, where the field of engineering geology is a specialty of geology.
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OAKLAHOMA EARTHQUAKES. FRACKING COULD BE THE CAUSE. NOVEMBER 2011
 
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Links to the articles. Fracking Causes Earthquakes-Confirmed by Gas Company. http://www.politicolnews.com/fracking-causes-earthquakes-confirmed-by-gas-company/ Gas company sues local town for fracking ban. http://www2.bupipedream.com/news/gas-company-sues-local-town-for-fracking-ban-1.2612308#.TrtLfVZkG-Z Scientist blames Arkansas earthquakes on drilling.http://www.texassharon.com/2010/04/16/scientist-blames-arkansas-earthquakes-on-drilling/ Fracking-Quake PDF. http://thinkprogress.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/Fracking-quake.pdf Please upload pass it on do what ever. This is a serious issue that effects all of us, Governments and Mining company's are not concern about us just BIG PROFIT. FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Chemtrails-Australia-International/135185583181151?ref=ts BLOGSPOT: http://werner-geoengineering.blogspot.com/ CHEMTRAILS AUSTRALIA & INTERNATIONAL WEBPAGE: http://www.chemtrailaustraliainternational.com/ TWITTER: https://twitter.com/#!/strangeskys
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Minecraft Mods | NATURAL DISASTERS MOD! (Earthquakes, Meteors & Volcanoes) | Mod Showcase
 
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The Natural Disasters Mod adds 4 kinds of disaster into Minecraft :D ► SUBSCRIBE for more Videos :: http://bit.ly/1imFwt4 ► Check out more Mod Showcases :: http://bit.ly/1eordWx Mod: http://www.minecraftforum.net/topic/2093454-forgewipnature-reborn/ Music From http://incompetech.com
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UD Master's student researches risk in the mushroom industry
 
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UD College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment graduate student Samantha Speck is pursuing her master's in Geography not by mapping the globe, but by helping to put mushrooms on the map. Her research focuses on interviewing leaders in the local and national mushroom industry in order to determine what the biggest long-term risks to the industry are and how different farms plan to tackle these risks in different ways. And while her research may be on the mushroom industry now, Speck knows that this experience will prepare her for a broader career in the growing field of risk management. Visit UDaily for more of Samantha's story. Visit http://www.udel.edu for more info.
How Do You Measure The Cost Of An Earthquake?
 
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On Shaky Ground: Six months on, and the sombre remains of a building which took 116 lives continues to lie visible, a persistent reminder of the tragedy that enveloped Christchurch. This report looks at the true aftershocks of disaster. For similar stories, see: One Year On From The Earthquake That Devastated Nepal https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JYkVZT7v25c Living With Earthquakes - Iran https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-IQ-PPKlus Indonesia Earthquake https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2aV-eNukBh8 Subscribe to journeyman for daily uploads: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=journeymanpictures For downloads and more information visit: http://www.journeyman.tv/film/5268/on-shaky-ground Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/journeymanpictures Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/JourneymanVOD https://twitter.com/JourneymanNews Follow us on Instagram: https://instagram.com/journeymanpictures "They do say good things come to those who wait, but how long do you have to wait?" For many people in Christchurch the real pain of the earthquake lies in it's aftermath, awaiting decisions from insurance companies who frivolously hold the keys to their future. For others however, the earthquake has created an opportunity for the town to come together and help engineer a promising future. "This is home, it'll be rebuilt, we'll be back". SBS Australia – Ref. 5268 Journeyman Pictures is your independent source for the world's most powerful films, exploring the burning issues of today. We represent stories from the world's top producers, with brand new content coming in all the time. On our channel you'll find outstanding and controversial journalism covering any global subject you can imagine wanting to know about.
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Landslides hamper rescue efforts after quake hits China's Sichuan province
 
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At least 19 people have were killed and hundreds injured when a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck a remote, mountainous part of China’s Sichuan province, according to officials. Tuesday’s quake triggered landslides, which are now hampering rescue efforts. Al Jazeera's Adrian Brown reports from Beijing. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/
Views: 12571 Al Jazeera English
Mod-01 Lec-07 Hazard classification and assessment, Hazard evaluation and hazard control
 
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Health,Safety and Environmental Management in Petroleum and Offshore Engineering by Dr. Srinivasan Chandrasekaran, Department of Ocean Engineering, IIT Madras. For more details on NPTEL visit http://nptel.iitm.ac.in
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Fukushima Daiichi - Six Years Later
 
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Following the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunamis off the northeastern coast of Japan, the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant personnel encountered extraordinary challenges in managing the loss of electrical power, control, and instrumentation at the six reactors and seven spent fuel pools. Improvising responses in the face of harsh conditions; their actions likely reduced the severity of the damage but ultimately three reactor cores were severely damaged and substantial radioactivity was released into the environment. These events have had a profound effect on the population in contaminated areas, Japanese attitudes toward nuclear power, and impacted substantially the national economy as well as the future of nuclear power industry in Japan. World-wide the reaction was mixed but in the US significant actions were taken to review and strengthen the safety at nuclear power plants. Following a brief review of the events at Fukushima immediately following the earthquake and tsunami, I will provide an update on the progress in managing the site and damaged reactors, decontamination and decommissioning activities. Actions taken in the US since 2011 will be summarized, including the recent US Nuclear Regulatory Commission Spent Fuel Pool Study and Expedited Transfer Regulatory Analysis that resulted in the decision to not carry out expedited transfer of spent fuel from pools to dry cask storage in US Nuclear Power Plants. See more on this video at https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/research/video/fukushima-daiichi-six-years-later/
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Search continues for six trapped Utah coal miners; presser
 
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AP Television Huntington, Utah - 7 August 2007 1. Tilt up from Sheriff's car to hill top 2. Close-up mine worker putting equipment in back of pick-up truck and getting into cab 3. Close-up two miners checking out after working shift 4. Pan, police checking vehicle as it is driven into site 5. Wide news conference at site by Bob Murray, chairman of Murray Energy Corporation 6. SOUNDBITE: (English) Bob Murray, chairman of Murray Energy Corporation: "Our people are back in there now, progressing towards the miners. The progress has been too slow, too slow. It will take, ladies and gentlemen, three days, if everything goes right, to get to these miners. At that time we will know whether they are alive or dead." 7. Close-up Murray speaking pan to reporters 8. SOUNDBITE: (English) Bob Murray, chairman of Murray Energy Corporation: "Now the Lord has already decided whether they are alive or dead and whether they were killed from the percussion from the earthquake, but it's up to Bob Murray and my management to get the access to them as quickly as we can." 9. Mid shot news conference 10. SOUNDBITE: (English) Bob Murray, chairman of Murray Energy Corporation: "The area where these men are is entirely surrounded by solid, firm, strong pillars of coal. There was no 'retreat' mining in the immediate vicinity of these miners." 11. Mid shot reporters talking to Julia Jones 12. SOUNDBITE: (English) Julie Jones, whose son, Elam, works at the mine: "My son works with this mine, yes. And he's been with this mine two years and I briefly seen him for just a few moments last night and he said at times that they were just on their hands and knees digging with their hands to get... whatever they could do to get the guys out." 13. Close-up sign reading: Emery County Senior Citizens Huntington Centre (building where families are waiting for news) 14. Wide shot Centre where families are waiting AP Television - No Access Utah Huntington, Utah - 6 August 2007 15. Various aerial views of mine STORYLINE: Efforts continued on Tuesday to reach six coal miners trapped more than 1,500 feet (457 metres) underground in the US state of Utah. The chairman of one of the mining companies which owns the mine said it would take at least three days to reach the men, and only then would they know whether the men had survived the cave-in. Bob Murray, chairman of Murray Energy Corporation of Cleveland, which part owns the Crandall Canyon mine, told reporters: "Progress has been too slow, too slow." Crews worked through the night in shifts, with teams coming and going along the road leading to the Crandall Canyon mine in a forested canyon. Even then, rescuers will have only a 2-inch (5-centimetre) hole into the chamber through which to communicate with the miners and provide them food or air, Murray said. Murray said rescue crews moved only 310 feet (95 metres) closer to the miners in the first 30 hours after the cave-in. The trapped miners - at least three of whom are Mexican - were believed to be in a chamber 3.4 miles (5.5 kilometres) inside the mine. Rescuers were able to reach a point about 1,700 feet (518 metres) from that point before being blocked by debris. Workers in hard hats came and went along a road leading to the mine in a forested canyon among mountains. Dozens of trucks and cars headed in near dawn and several miners emerged with blackened cheeks after an all-night shift. Murray said there were 30 pieces of "massive" mining equipment in place and 134 people dedicated to the rescue. He insisted that an earthquake caused the cave-in and denied that a method called "retreat mining" was taking place at the time. In that method, pillars of coal are used to hold up an area of the mine's roof. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/999598d8788a30c0bc64f73bfbe22339 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Impact of the 2010 Chile Earthquake on the Costal Environment
 
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A simple description of the impact of the 2010 Chile earthquake on the costal environment of the area and how it links with the influences of man-made structures on the cost.
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The Deans List: Earthquakes Linked to Fracking Waste
 
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Two independent geological surveys concluded that wastewater disposal linked to oil and gas drilling is to blame for the increased frequency of earthquakes in regions where drilling is common.
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Diablo Seismic Testing - Pt. 1 - Environmental Impact Report
 
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This is the Intro. & Calif. Lands Commission Environmental Impact Report segment of the workshop on Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) proposed plans to conduct seismic testing off the Diablo Canyon Nuclear plant on the California coast. PG&E claims the sonic testing is necessary to map the earthquake faults on which the plant is built. Opponents of the project say the expensive tests - for which PG&E ratepayers would be charged - are not only unnecessary, since the faults are already adequately mapped, but would kill thousands of sea creatures like whales, dolphins, seals and fish in the testing area. In the wake of the on-going Fukushima disaster at a nuclear plant built - like Diablo Canyon - on earthquake faults in a tsunami zone, the Nuclear Free California Movement is calling for the permanent shutdown of the state's remaining nuclear reactors at both Diablo Canyon and San Onofre. The latter, which is also built on earthquake faults in a tsumami zone, is currently shut down after two new multi-million dollar steam generators both failed. In the workshop, held Sept. 24, 2012 by the California Department of Fish and Game PG&E, state and federal agencies and a long line of citizens presented their views on the issue. We have downloaded and re-posted the long public meeting in 6 segments for ease of viewing and to encourage wider public awareness of this important issue. The full meeting is viewable at: http://www.cal-span.org/cgi-bin/media.pl?folder=CFG
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Dynamic Glacial and Tectonic History of Teton Range
 
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Presented by Darren Larsen, Occidental College. The spectacular geomorphology and impressive relief of the Teton Range attract over 4 million visitors to Grand Teton National Park (GTNP) each year, and are attributed to ongoing displacement along the Teton fault. Well-preserved fault scarp exposures along the east side of the Range provide evidence for high normal fault activity since deglaciation, with fault displacement likely to have occurred through a series of large seismic events. While the majestic scenery of GTNP has benefitted from such tectonic activity, the potential for future large earthquakes and related slope failure events present hazards to Park visitors, infrastructure, and resource management efforts. A continuous and well-dated paleoseismic record of the Teton fault is crucial for assessing these hazards and evaluating the influence of tectonic activity on sedimentary systems. Yet despite considerable research efforts, the paleoseismic record of the Teton fault remains incomplete. This presentation will explore the use of sediment archives contained in lakes positioned adjacent to the Teton fault to provide a quantitative reconstruction of past earthquakes at GTNP (i.e. earthquake timing and frequency), including their impacts on sediment erosion (e.g. landslides, debris flows, slope failures) and future hazard potential. During a series of winter and summer field campaigns at GTNP, Larsen and colleagues have collected information related to the tectonic and environmental history of the Tetons using a combination of seismic surveys, high-resolution bathymetric mapping, and multiple lake cores collected from Jenny Lake and other seismically-sensitive lakes. Emerging results from these efforts demonstrate that Teton lakes provide continuous and well-dated records of tectonic activity and environmental conditions since their formation roughly 15,000 years ago. Come listen to what your favorite lakes have to say about the tectonic and environmental history of the Tetons!
Rainbow Warrior in Fukushima, Japan - 5 years on
 
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On March 11, 2011 an earthquake and tsunami rocked Japan, causing the tragic Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster. 5 years later and not much has changed. The Rainbow Warrior along with a research vessel re-visited the area in February 2016 to conduct underwater marine radiation surveys within a 20km radius of the Fukushima Daiichi plant. Also on-board was former Japanese Prime Minister, Mr Naoto Kan who has spoken publicly against the nuclear industry, standing alongside millions of Japanese people opposed to nuclear power.
US coal industry staging comeback under Trump
 
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US coal industry staging comeback under Trump Higher prices and support from the new US administration are helping the US coal industry, even as overall demand for the fossil fuel continues to shrink. During his election campaign, President Donald Trump promised to bring back coal jobs and remove environmental regulations. But there are increasing worries that coal use will further add to the country's pollution crisis. Al Jazeera's Kristen Saloomey reports from Somerset, Pennsylvania. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/
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