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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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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.
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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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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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Inside The Three Gorges Dam A Man Made Disaster
 
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When it officially became fully functional on July 4, 2012, China hailed the Three Gorges Dam, the world’s largest power station with 22,500 megawatts of installed capacity as a resounding success. They pointed to it's modern, highly efficient turbines, it's ability to increase shipping capacity along the Yangtze River and the fact that it could help to prevent downstream flooding by freeing up flood storage space. Not only all of this, but it was a move towards limiting greenhouse gas emissions. Sounds great, but, there are two sides to every story and the negative consequences of this monumental project, which cost the country the equivalent of around 25 billion U.S. dollars have been described by many as catastrophic both in its human and environmental impacts. Over one million people were displaced and the dam flooded historically significant archeological and cultural sites. Entire ecosystems were permanently altered with rare plant and animal life being pushed to the brink of extinction. Experts warned that the increased pressure such a massive structure would create on the surrounding land would trigger massive landslides and an increased risk of earthquakes, and their eerie predictions seem to be coming true. We’ll break down the story behind what has become without a doubt one of the most controversial pieces of infrastructure ever built by humankind, The Three Gorges Dam. Subscribe to Knowledge Feed for awesome mysteries, discoveries, fun topics and all around AWESOME videos ! Pros The dam has plenty of positive impacts, it wasn’t built just to cause landslides and displace millions. At full power the Three Gorges is capable of reducing coal consumption by over 30 million tonnes a year, thereby avoiding some 100 million tonnes of gas emissions and ten thousand tonnes of carbon monoxide. The presence of ship locks and even ship elevators believe it or not, allows giant vessels to traverse the Yangtze, boosting the country’s economy as a result. While the Chinese government hoped that the dam would provide power to 10% of people in China electricity demand in the country became much higher than expected and less than 2 percent of the population receive power through the dam today. Another positive impact of the dam, if you were to ask government officials would be it's ability to prevent a very real and very serious threat to the millions surrounding and directly affected by the Yangtze, Floods The Dam’s top priority, it seemed was in preventing the catastrophic floods that occur along the Yangtze, land that is populated by millions of people. In August of 1931 following a year of above average rainfall the Yangtze flooded. 500 square miles surrounding the river were submerged. Entire rice crops were destroyed. Without this essential food thousands in major cities like Nanjing starved following the catastrophe. All told over three and a half million lives were claimed in the months following the floods. More recently in 1998, a series of floods that lasted from June to September left 3,700 people dead, 15 million homeless and caused nearly 25 billion dollars in economic losses. 13 million homes were damaged or broken beyond repair. Now, government officials tout the dams apparent ability to prevent such catastrophes. The general public and especially those that live in areas near the Yangtze aren’t so sure. Flooding last year was the worst since 1998, leaving hundreds dead. Critics pointed to the dam and its failure to prevent the disaster. The 2016 floods were bad and only time will tell if the Three Gorges is capable of preventing an event as devastating as 1998, or scarier still something more along the lines of what transpired in 1931. This dam is so freaking big, some experts out there think it's sheer mass and the changes in water level it creates could actually cause Earthquakes The paths of major fault lines lie directly underneath the Three Gorges. Experts believed that the dam, as a result could cause a significant increase in seismic activity. As you know by now the dam was built despite these and many other concerns, some of which we’ve gone over. A study done by the China Earthquake Administration, a government entity showed that the experts were right. They registered 3,429 earthquakes around the reservoir between mid 2003 and the end of 2009, 30 times the frequency recorded during pre-dam periods. People fear a large earthquake and it's potential consequences as it relates to the dam. If the dam itself were to be damaged during a huge earthquake, for instance, the results would surely be devastating for the millions living in close proximity. Thanks everyone for joining us on our Knowledge Feedy look at the Three Gorges Dam. We hope that we’ve tipped the richter scales within you a bit and we can’t wait for you to join us on our next video. Good night and good luck.
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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: 5835 Diemme Filtration
Documentary The Bhopal Disaster INDIA Nat Geo Full 2014 720p HD
 
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The Bhopal disaster, also referred to as the Bhopal gas tragedy, was a gas leak incident in India, considered the world's worst industrial disaster.[1] It oc. The Bhopal disaster, also referred to as the Bhopal gas tragedy, was a gas leak incident in India, considered the world's worst industrial disaster.[1] It oc. The Bhopal Disaster ( INDIA )☢ Nat Geo Full Documentary 2014 ☢ 720p HD The Bhopal disaster, also referred to as the Bhopal gas tragedy, was a gas leak . The Bhopal disaster, also referred to as the Bhopal gas tragedy, was a gas leak incident in India, considered the worlds worst industrial disaster.[1]It occurred on .
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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: 4047 Enter The Buzzsaw
Municipal Solid Waste Landfills and Seismic Risk Mitigation (landfills and earthquakes)
 
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Landfills and earthquakes. Research Highlight: University of Michigan Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Animation prepared by Geoengineer.org
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Geophysics: Lecture 11. Introduction to Seismology
 
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Geophysics is applied to societal needs, such as mineral resources, mitigation of natural hazards and environmental protection. 🔴 Subscribe: https://bit.ly/2xcAZYW About World Earthquakes: World Earthquakes is a non-profit, non-governmental organisation which offers free public earthquake information services. It was founded on 11th of March, 2010, exactly one year before the Mw 9.0 Tohoku Earthquake. Get More World Earthquakes Live: Official Site: https://bit.ly/2QuWsFA Facebook: https://bit.ly/2x4siR8 YouTube: https://bit.ly/2QoPqC0 This video is for education purpose only. ~ All Lectures "Geophysics" ~ Lecture 01: Introduction to Geophysics - https://youtu.be/9Gvv8aXh0ys Lecture 02: Wave Theory, refraction and reflection - https://youtu.be/b64fiOFqiWM Lecture 03: Petroleum, generation and migration - https://youtu.be/IDYjhJHNXtg Lecture 04: Reservoirs, trapping mechanisms, porosity - https://youtu.be/VYtVbmjKLrs Lecture 05: Electric (Wire line), SP and resistivity logs - https://youtu.be/P4jdGCU0ZlI Lecture 06: Gamma ray logs - https://youtu.be/6bjlj2kV5M8 Lecture 07: Well logging services - https://youtu.be/sYKAK8B-4kE Lecture 08: The porosity logs - https://youtu.be/uVmqtRnbUrk Lecture 09: Isopach maps. Top of formation maps - https://youtu.be/1yJqIa0tdh8 Lecture 10: Fence Post Diagrams - https://youtu.be/-4Cytf_wTHc Lecture 11: Introduction to Seismology - https://youtu.be/jXWZiDPmTm8 Lecture 12: Seismic Stratigraphy - https://youtu.be/MzGj3AatwWs Lecture 13: Sequence Stratigraphy Part 1 - https://youtu.be/hyHUfQcOTCI Lecture 14: Sequence Stratigraphy Part 2 - https://youtu.be/BfNFTiOlWuo #geophysics #seismology #lessons
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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.
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USGS Drops Proof That Man-Made Earthquakes from Fracking Leaves Millions at Risk
 
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www.undergroundworldnews.com Mother Nature may have given California earthquakes, but could the oil and gas industry be giving the same treatment to parts of Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas, Colorado, New Mexico and Arkansas? According to a study that the U.S. Geological Survey published Monday, about 7 million Americans now live in areas almost as prone to earthquakes as the Golden State, thanks in part to wastewater disposal from drilling oil. “By including human-induced events, our assessment of earthquake hazards has significantly increased in parts of the U.S.,” said Mark Petersen, chief of the USGS National Seismic Hazard Mapping Project, in a statement. “This research also shows that much more of the nation faces a significant chance of having damaging earthquakes over the next year, whether natural or human-induced.” Induced earthquakes often occur due to large amounts of chemical-laden fluids being injected into underground wells. The process loosens faults and makes them more likely to slip. Hydraulic fracturing, better known as fracking, is sometimes the cause itself as well, though rarely, according to the report. The process includes blasting millions of gallons of chemical-filled water underground to break apart shale deposits and release gas. That water then is also put into underground wells. Learn More: http://www.ibtimes.com/man-made-earthquakes-fracking-oil-gas-industry-wastewater-causing-jolts-leaving-2344458 Hoodies Are In ~ Save On Official DAHBOO7 Gear with Code "5off" http://dahboo7.deco-street.com/
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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
Causes of Landslides #5: Mining
 
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Just like earthquake, mining operations that uses bombs and explosive cause vibration under the soil, causing a landslide to occur.
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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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Causes and Effects of Climate Change | National Geographic
 
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What causes climate change (also known as global warming)? And what are the effects of climate change? Learn the human impact and consequences of climate change for the environment, and our lives. ➡ Subscribe: http://bit.ly/NatGeoSubscribe About National Geographic: National Geographic is the world's premium destination for science, exploration, and adventure. Through their world-class scientists, photographers, journalists, and filmmakers, Nat Geo gets you closer to the stories that matter and past the edge of what's possible. Get More National Geographic: Official Site: http://bit.ly/NatGeoOfficialSite Facebook: http://bit.ly/FBNatGeo Twitter: http://bit.ly/NatGeoTwitter Instagram: http://bit.ly/NatGeoInsta Causes and Effects of Climate Change | National Geographic https://youtu.be/G4H1N_yXBiA National Geographic https://www.youtube.com/natgeo
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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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Geophysics: Lecture 6. Gamma ray logs
 
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Geophysics is applied to societal needs, such as mineral resources, mitigation of natural hazards and environmental protection. 🔴 Subscribe: https://bit.ly/2xcAZYW Gamma ray logging is a method of measuring naturally occurring gamma radiation to characterize the rock or sediment in a borehole or drill hole. It is a wireline logging method used in mining, mineral exploration, water-well drilling, for formation evaluation in oil and gas well drilling and for other related purposes. About World Earthquakes: World Earthquakes is a non-profit, non-governmental organisation which offers free public earthquake information services. It was founded on 11th of March, 2010, exactly one year before the Mw 9.0 Tohoku Earthquake. Get More World Earthquakes Live: Official Site: https://bit.ly/2QuWsFA Facebook: https://bit.ly/2x4siR8 YouTube: https://bit.ly/2QoPqC0 This video is for education purpose only. ~ All Lectures "Geophysics" ~ Lecture 01: Introduction to Geophysics - https://youtu.be/9Gvv8aXh0ys Lecture 02: Wave Theory, refraction and reflection - https://youtu.be/b64fiOFqiWM Lecture 03: Petroleum, generation and migration - https://youtu.be/IDYjhJHNXtg Lecture 04: Reservoirs, trapping mechanisms, porosity - https://youtu.be/VYtVbmjKLrs Lecture 05: Electric (Wire line), SP and resistivity logs - https://youtu.be/P4jdGCU0ZlI Lecture 06: Gamma ray logs - https://youtu.be/6bjlj2kV5M8 Lecture 07: Well logging services - https://youtu.be/sYKAK8B-4kE Lecture 08: The porosity logs - https://youtu.be/uVmqtRnbUrk Lecture 09: Isopach maps. Top of formation maps - https://youtu.be/1yJqIa0tdh8 Lecture 10: Fence Post Diagrams - https://youtu.be/-4Cytf_wTHc Lecture 11: Introduction to Seismology - https://youtu.be/jXWZiDPmTm8 Lecture 12: Seismic Stratigraphy - https://youtu.be/MzGj3AatwWs Lecture 13: Sequence Stratigraphy Part 1 - https://youtu.be/hyHUfQcOTCI Lecture 14: Sequence Stratigraphy Part 2 - https://youtu.be/BfNFTiOlWuo #geophysics #gammaray #logs
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Man-Made Earthquake (2006); Deep Heat Mining
 
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Deep Heat Mining: injection of water into rocks deep under the surface. Links: http://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/Man-made_tremor_shakes_Basel.html?cid=46232 http://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/Geothermal_project_shakes_Basel_again.html?cid=46284
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How Well Can We Predict Earthquakes?
 
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A string of earthquakes have been occurring in Chile and Southern California. What causes earthquakes, is a bigger one coming, and can we predict them? Annie is here to give you a rundown of the current events, and lets you know how to stay safe during a disaster. Follow Annie on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/anniegaus Read More: Earthquake http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earthquake "An earthquake (also known as a quake, tremor or temblor) is the result of a sudden release of energy in the Earth's crust that creates seismic waves." 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1989_Loma_Prieta_earthquake "The Loma Prieta earthquake, also known as the Quake of '89 and the World Series Earthquake, was a major earthquake that struck the San Francisco Bay Area of California on Tuesday, October 17, 1989, at 5:04 pm local time." A Human Trigger for the Great Quake of Sichuan? http://www.sciencemag.org/content/323/5912/322.full "The first researchers have gone public with evidence that stresses from water piled behind the new Zipingpu Dam may have triggered last May's devastating earthquake in China's Sichuan Province." Scientists Link China's Dam to Earthquake, Renewing Debate http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB123391567210056475 "Scientists in China and the U.S. have published new reports examining the possibility that a giant dam may have helped to trigger last May's massive earthquake in China's Sichuan province, renewing controversy over the devastation and other dam-building projects across China's earthquake-prone western regions." Toads can 'predict earthquakes' and seismic activity http://news.bbc.co.uk/earth/hi/earth_news/newsid_8593000/8593396.stm "Common toads appear to be able to sense an impending earthquake and will flee their colony days before the seismic activity strikes." How Earthquakes Work http://science.howstuffworks.com/nature/natural-disasters/earthquake7.htm "Today's scientists understand earthquakes a lot better than we did even 50 years ago, but they still can't match the quake-predicting prowess of the common toad (Bufo bufo), which can detect seismic activity days in advance of a quake." Be Prepared: Before, During and After an Earthquake consrv.ca.gov/index/earthquakes/Pages/qh_earthquakes_what.aspx Watch More: Top 4 Worst Politicians https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Renp2hvUXAg&list=PLuiBx681uVknXGFoAAl_VRv6gPdfE9zql TestTube Wild Card http://testtube.com/dnews/dnews-462-cool-sound-waves?utm_campaign=DNWC&utm_medium=DNews&utm_source=YT Can Animals Predict Earthquakes? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8ClUdZWPnY ____________________ DNews is dedicated to satisfying your curiosity and to bringing you mind-bending stories & perspectives you won't find anywhere else! New videos twice daily. Watch More DNews on TestTube http://testtube.com/dnews Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=dnewschannel DNews on Twitter http://twitter.com/dnews Anthony Carboni on Twitter http://twitter.com/acarboni Laci Green on Twitter http://twitter.com/gogreen18 Trace Dominguez on Twitter http://twitter.com/trace501 DNews on Facebook https://facebook.com/DiscoveryNews DNews on Google+ http://gplus.to/dnews Discovery News http://discoverynews.com Download the TestTube App: http://testu.be/1ndmmMq
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SimCity - Episode 11 - USS Region ...Coal Mine Collapse!...
 
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Let's Play SimCity! Check out my Facebook Page! http://www.facebook.com/TheSolarGamer Subscribe for more! http://youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=rslayer9 Thanks for Watching! SimCity is a game by Maxis. This video abides by the terms of the Fair Use Law.
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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!
Views: 2065 Ian R Crane
Geophysics: Lecture 7. Well logging services. Interview with Jeff Keevan
 
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Geophysics is applied to societal needs, such as mineral resources, mitigation of natural hazards and environmental protection. 🔴 Subscribe: https://bit.ly/2xcAZYW About World Earthquakes: World Earthquakes is a non-profit, non-governmental organisation which offers free public earthquake information services. It was founded on 11th of March, 2010, exactly one year before the Mw 9.0 Tohoku Earthquake. Get More World Earthquakes Live: Official Site: https://bit.ly/2QuWsFA Facebook: https://bit.ly/2x4siR8 YouTube: https://bit.ly/2QoPqC0 This video is for education purpose only. ~ All Lectures "Geophysics" ~ Lecture 01: Introduction to Geophysics - https://youtu.be/9Gvv8aXh0ys Lecture 02: Wave Theory, refraction and reflection - https://youtu.be/b64fiOFqiWM Lecture 03: Petroleum, generation and migration - https://youtu.be/IDYjhJHNXtg Lecture 04: Reservoirs, trapping mechanisms, porosity - https://youtu.be/VYtVbmjKLrs Lecture 05: Electric (Wire line), SP and resistivity logs - https://youtu.be/P4jdGCU0ZlI Lecture 06: Gamma ray logs - https://youtu.be/6bjlj2kV5M8 Lecture 07: Well logging services - https://youtu.be/sYKAK8B-4kE Lecture 08: The porosity logs - https://youtu.be/uVmqtRnbUrk Lecture 09: Isopach maps. Top of formation maps - https://youtu.be/1yJqIa0tdh8 Lecture 10: Fence Post Diagrams - https://youtu.be/-4Cytf_wTHc Lecture 11: Introduction to Seismology - https://youtu.be/jXWZiDPmTm8 Lecture 12: Seismic Stratigraphy - https://youtu.be/MzGj3AatwWs Lecture 13: Sequence Stratigraphy Part 1 - https://youtu.be/hyHUfQcOTCI Lecture 14: Sequence Stratigraphy Part 2 - https://youtu.be/BfNFTiOlWuo #geophysics #well #logging
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University at Buffalo - Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering
 
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The Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering at UB engages partners throughout the local and global communities to solve society’s problems in the natural and built environments. They work across their disciplines to enhance society’s understanding, preparation, and response to earthquakes and other multi-hazard incidents; address challenges associated with developing efficient transportation systems; and ensure sustainable water supplies, wastewater treatment, and ecological management. The breadth of their department enables them to seize opportunities to enhance the world, and work with partners from academia, industry, government agencies, and others who share their vision of a sustainable world. http://engineering.buffalo.edu/civil-structural-environmental.html
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COAL: Disaster for the Northwest
 
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Sightline's Senior Researcher Eric de Place is interviewed on "Moral Politics" about the effects of the coal export facilities proposed for the Northwest.
Views: 1174 Sightline Institute
Rachel Maddow - Fracking waste messes with Texas
 
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Aug 7, 2012 Terrence Henry, energy and environment reporter for StateImpact Texas, talks with Rachel Maddow about the sudden rash of earthquakes in Texas apparently the result of the disposal of waste fluid resulting from natural gas fracking.
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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/
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Silver to Gold Price to Reach 1:10 Ratio! Mining Expert Steve St. Angelo Interview
 
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Gold & Silver Prices to Skyrocket in 2016, Our Top Investment Idea: http://CrushTheStreet.com/Fortune China's rise, energy & oil shale collapse, world debt levels growing exponential & More: This has got to be our best interview of the year! Steve St. Angelo is an energy, metals and mining expert with statistics and information you simply cannot get from anyone else. The stats WILL shock even a veteran in the alternative economic space and this is a must watch for everyone especially with the IMF SDR basket to add the Chinese Yuan less than one month from this release. TOPICS IN THIS INTERIVEW: 02:30 Diminishing Energy Returns: Something other PM Analysts Don't Talk About 04:55 History of Oil and energy return on Investment 06:00 Technology Does Not Mean More Energy Return 06:50 $13.5 Trillion in Bonds at Negative Interest Rates 07:45 Supply vs Demand of Oil - Price to Collapse to $0 10:00 $12 per barrel Oil by 2020 Prediction 12:40 Global Silver production to crash 75% by 2025 16:20 Debt Collapse, base metal mines close, Gold/Silver Spike 17:30 2.2 Billion Oz of Gold Investment, 2.5 Billion Oz of Silver 19:40 $3 Trillion in Gold, Only $50 Billion in Silver 20:50 Silver Could reach 1:10 Ratio to Gold's Price 21:20 Pivot East: SDR Backed Bond with Yuan in IMF's basket 23:00 China will Announce Significantly Higher Gold Reserves 25:10 Indian Gold Buying Season to spike Gold Price 2016 26:00 Yuan in SDR Oct 1st will Change World Financial System; US Dollar & America's world position is in jeopardy 27:30 Earthquakes from Shale oil to add to crash 29:20 Waste water a huge problem from fracking 34:30 Debt Growth worse than exponential, collapse soon 36:20 Get more from Steve & Buy Metals from Tom Cloud Get more from Steve St. Angelo at: http://SRSRoccoReport.com Precious Metals Investing Link with Steve & Tom Cloud: https://srsroccoreport.com/precious-metals-investing
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Explosive helium is leaking from massive earthquake fault under Los Angeles
 
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Could LA's Big One be even bigger than we thought? Now explosive helium is leaking from massive earthquake fault under Los Angeles Indicates Newport-Inglewood fault more important than previously thought Risk in the next 30 years of 'big one' increased from about 4.7% to 7.0% However, study says risk of smaller quakes has actually gone down A huge fault in the Earth's crust near Los Angeles is leaking helium, researchers have found. They say the unexpected find sheds new light on the Newport-Inglewood Fault Zone in the Los Angeles Basin. It reveals the fault is far deeper than previously thought, and a quake would be far more devastating. It follows a report from the U.S. Geological Survey has warned the risk of 'the big one' hitting California has increased dramatically. The Newport–Inglewood Fault extends for 75 kilometers (47 mi) from Culver City southeast to Newport Beach at which point the fault trends east-southeast into the Pacific Ocean. The fault can be seen on the Earth's surface as line of hills extending from Signal Hill to Culver City. The fault has a slip rate of approximately 0.6 millimeter/year (0.02 in/year) and is predicted to be capable of a 6.0–7.4 magnitude earthquake on the moment magnitude scale. The fault was first identified after a 4.9 magnitude quake struck near Inglewood, California on June 21, 1920. UC Santa Barbara geologist Jim Boles found evidence of helium leakage from the Earth's mantle along a 30-mile stretch of the Newport-Inglewood Fault Zone in the Los Angeles Basin. He claims the results show that the Newport-Inglewood fault is deeper than scientists previously thought. Using samples of casing gas from two dozen oil wells ranging from LA's Westside to Newport Beach in Orange County, Boles discovered that more than one-third of the sites show evidence of high levels of helium-3 (3He). 'The results are unexpected for the area, because the LA Basin is different from where most mantle helium anomalies occur,' said Boles, professor emeritus in UCSB's Department of Earth Science. 'The Newport-Inglewood fault appears to sit on a 30-million-year-old subduction zone, so it is surprising that it maintains a significant pathway through the crust.' Considered primordial, 3He is a vestige of the Big Bang, and its only terrestrial source is the mantle. Boles's findings appear in Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems (G-Cubed), an electronic journal of the American Geophysical Union and the Geochemical Society.
Views: 4791 Real Thing TV
Disaster Communications (Are You Prepared?)
 
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Click THIS LINK to learn more about Disaster Comms!! https://youtu.be/dTUt6tc3UHY Transcript - 00:32 Natural Disaster Comms Hello YouTube! In this video I wanted to go over communicating during and after a natural disaster. While not every country or state suffer from the big three, Earthquake, Tornado, Hurricane, nearly every state or country on the map will, at some point have to deal with some sort of natural disaster, such as fire or flooding. I am going to show you and discuss some of the radios I have found to be, in my opinion, perfect for communications during a disaster. That being said these obviously aren’t the only radios out there. I feel these are the most durable, easy to use and carry and won’t necessarily break the bank! I did not choose any radios that use D-Star, System Fusion, etc. Not that these aren’t great radios. I left them off the list due to practicality in an emergency situation and cost. 1:33 Icom IC-7200 I selected the Icom IC-7200 for it ruggedness. While it is a bit on the large side, should you have to evacuate, it is durable! I have used this in portable situations to include the high desert, and have had no issues with it. Some of its features are, Frequency……………………….. 160 meters – 6 Meters Power………………………………. 100 Watts (SSB, CW, RTTY) 25 Watts (AM) Dimensions………………………. 9 ½ x 3 5/16 x 11 1/16 (241 (W) x 84 (H) x 281 (D) mm) Weight……………………………… 12.1 lbs. (5.5 kg) Modes………………………………. USB, LSB, CW, RTTY, AM 2:44 Yaesu FT-2900R The Yaesu FT-2900 is one of the most durable and powerful radios right out of the box. This is a 2 meter radio has 75 watts of power! There are four power settings (75 / 30 / 10 / 5 watts). The dimensions are 6.3” x 2” x 7.3” (160 x 50 x 185 mm), and weighs 4.2 lbs. Having the ability to push 75 watts in an emergency is of great importance when there is a potential for the power being out for miles around, or the repeaters near you get knocked down due to hurricane, tornado or an earthquake. Another feature I like is that the entire body of the radio is a heat sync. Because of this design there is no fan. I think this to be a benefit to the design because it is one less thing you would have to worry about breaking. 3:56 Kenwood TM-D710AG The Kenwood TM-D710A and G are a strong dual band dual receive 50 watt mobile rig! With the large display it is easily readable either bright or low light. Other features include 1,000 memory channels, crossband repeat. This in my opinion is a big selling point. The biggest drawback to this radio is that the head unit has to be mounted remotely. 4:36 Yaesu FT-60R One of the most durable and reliable hand held radios is the Yaesu FT-60. This HT is also quite affordable. At the time of this video these radios cost about $149.00. This radio is dual band 2m/440 but single VFO. Case Size: 2.3" (W) x 4.3" (H) x 1.2" (D) (58 x 109 x 30 mm) (W/O knob & antenna) Weight: 13.05 oz (370 g). This is the one HT I have that can take a beating without much fear of it breaking. Case in point I have had mine drop from a 6 foot shelf twice without any issues! 8:08 Wouxon KG-UV8D The KG-UV8D is a dual band (2m/440) HT. It weighs 1.08 lps (490 g) and is 4.90” x 2.42” x 1.33” (124.5 x 61.49 x 33.88 mm). This is an incredibly inexpensive radio coming in at around 109.00. However, it is getting harder to find due to the release of the KG-UV9D. The reason I went with the 8D over the 9D is because of the crossband repeat feature in the 8D. This feature, in my opinion is almost priceless in an environment where the repeaters are no longer in operation. This feature has been removed from the 9D, which is currently selling for 179.95. 6:33 Yaesu FT-857D For the ultimate in portability, and having the benefit of being ALL mode then the obvious choice is the Yaesu FT-857D. This radio will operate on frequencies 160 meters – 6 meters with (100 watts on SSB, CW and FM /25 watts on AM), 2 meters (50 watts on SSB, CW and FM / 25 watts AM) and 70 cm (20 watts on SSB, CW and FM / 5 watts AM). It also has 200 main memory channels. The dimensions are 6.1” x 2.0” x 9.2” (155 x 52 x 233 mm), and it weighs about 4.6 lbs. (2.1 kg). The head unit can be either attached or detached. In another video I go over several antennas that compliment these radios. Thanks for watching and if you have not done so please subscribe and checkout some my other videos on these radios! If you have any comments or questions please leave them below. Check Out these Radio videos: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL-P9iNEiykuUFHpbwsI32Uj8gXHJVA2AC Please Visit My Amazon A Store: http://astore.amazon.com/k6dpf-20 Please Visit My Sites: http://www.DoomsdayPrepperForums.com http://www.EverydayCarryForums.com Thank you for watching and please subscribe! ---Chance favors the prepared mind!
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NEI Updates Status of Seismic Analyses at U.S. Nuclear Plants
 
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NEI's Kimberly Keithline talks about recent seismic hazard estimates and the ability of U.S. nuclear power plants to operate safely during an earthquake.
The Big Quake - TechKnow
 
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The 1,130km stretch of coastline from Vancouver, Canada to Mendocino, California, harbours an underwater threat just over 110km offshore - the seismic fault, Cascadia. Places like Japan, Chile and North America's Pacific Northwest all fall in what's known as subduction zones - ie, where one tectonic plate dives under another. The potential seismic activity from one of these plates 'popping' from on top of the other equates to an entire region affected by earthquake symptoms. The Cascadia Initiative (CI) is a years-long project that has been developed to study the effects of the fault and the two plates responsible for the action: Juan de Fuca and Gorda. From the data collected, it is confirmed that the Cascadia will only cause large magnitude earthquakes, ranging between every 300 to 500 years. The last noted eruption of the Cascadia was in the 1700s, making the Pacific Northwest overdue for the next quake. But alongside the shaking, the movement of the sea floor is also set to generate a tsunami wave that will reach Northwestern shores within minutes of the explosion. Impact studies are under way at Oregon State University, where civil engineer Daniel Cox utilises a wave laboratory to gauge the effect of different sized tsunamis. Replicas of towns based on actual layouts of coastal cities that could be affected by a Cascadia-triggered tsunami are used to collect data that is then input into a computer, simulating potential situations and scanning for the worst areas of damage. The results, even on a small scale, are terrifying, and the fear doesn't lie only in the force of the tsunami waves, but also in the projectiles that get swept up in it, including vehicles or temporary buildings that could crash and, ultimately, obliterate permanent structures. With knowledge of the mass panic caused during evacuation due to natural disasters, even this facet of the event has been mapped out by experts at Oregon State. Combining elements of how the water moves onto land and factoring in human behaviour leads to the conclusion that most people are still unaware of how to react should an event of this large scale arise. How likely is it that there will be a 9.0 magnitude earthquake on the Pacific Northwest within the next 50 years? "Somewhere within one in seven chance within the next 50 years," says Daniel Cox. "These odds are way too high for us to accept. There's too many lives at risk. We have to come up with some better ideas." - 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: 32747 Al Jazeera English
Predicting Earthquakes and Volcanoes: What Can and Can't Now Be Done (Part 6 of 7)
 
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IRISEnO — May 02, 2010 — Part 6 of 7 of one-hour lecture on: Predicting Earthquakes and Volcanic Eruptions:What Can and Can't Now Be Done April 20th, 2010 - IRIS/SSA Distinguished Lectureship Public Lecture: Dr. Stephen Malone Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) - Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI), Portland, Oregon Predicting disastrous earthquakes and volcanic eruptions is a major goal of earth science research. What is the current state-of-the-art in making such predictions? An apparent paradox is that, while volcanic eruptions can often be predicted using earthquake data, there is currently no scientifically valid method of predicting earthquakes, despite claims often made in the popular press. A valid and socially useful prediction is one that includes size, place and time in more detail than can be expected from random chance. This talk will cover some successful predictions of volcanic eruptions and compare these to some previous attempts at earthquake prediction. What is fundamentally different about earthquakes that make them so hard to predict? What are some promising avenues of research such as "remote triggering" of earthquakes and the newly discovered Episodic Tremor and Slip (ETS) that may lead to success in the future? Finally, while not true prediction, how could earthquake early warning technology be used today to mitigate some earthquake hazards? Will accurate earthquake forecasting be possible in the near future or will we forever wonder when the next big earthquake will occur?
TEDxGenevaChange - Muralee Thummarukudy - "All disasters are preventable"
 
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The Chief of Disaster Risk Reduction at United Nations Environment Programme, Muralee Thummarukudy has over 20 years experience in Environment and Disaster Management around the world, including as Corporate Advisor to Shell-operated oil companies in the Middle East and with the Post Conflict and Disaster Management Branch of UNEP, involved in responses to major natural disasters, including the SE Asia tsunami (2004), earthquake in China (2008), cyclone Nargis in Myanmar (2008), earthquake in Haiti (2010) and recent floods in Thailand. He also dealt with post-conflict environmental assessment and clean up in Iraq, Lebanon, occupied Palestinian territories, Liberia, Sudan, Rwanda and Kenya. 

Originally from Kerala, Muralee is well known for his humorous travel stories. 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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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 Nuclear Waste Problem
 
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Rare Earth Minerals Turn Villages to Ruins
 
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Follow us on TWITTER: http://twitter.com/cnforbiddennews Like us on FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/chinaforbiddennews Baotou, Inner Mongolia is China's largest rare earth mineral production base. Although it is a precious mineral resource, rare earth imposes great dangers of pollution. Recently, French media reported from Baotou. Entitled "In China, rare earths are killing villages", the report highlighted massive environmental pollution. It revealed the impact of the production of rare earth minerals on local residents, animals and land. The following is our report. French media 'Le Monde' reported from Baotou, stating that by aerial viewpoint, it looks like a large lake, fed by numerous tributaries. On site, it is actually an opaque discharge covering an area of 10 km2. Surrounding the industrial plants producing 17 minerals are reject waste waters loaded with chemicals. There are no fish or algae The Le Monde article introduced that rock from Bayan obo rare earth ore mine, located 120 kilometers away, are sent here for treatment. The concentration of rare earth in the rocks is very low and must be separated and purified by hydrometallurgical processes and acid baths. In the effluent basin are exist all sorts of toxic chemicals and radioactive elements such as thorium. Ingestion of these toxins causes cancer of the pancreas, lung and blood. A pungent odor exudes within radius of 10 miles. Local villagers have been suffering from cancer. Rows of brown houses in the village have been reduced to rubble. Sichuan environmentalist Chen Yunfei indicates that rare earth refining process causes great environmental pollution and destruction. People are unaware of the specific dangers of this project, and the specialists involved in the decision-making. Chen Yunfei: "Some officials only work on the image projects for profit. They relocate once the money has been made. Some officials collude with the business, caring about nothing but profit, leaving the mess for the public." According to local residents, Baotou used to be a vast grassland. In 1958 the state enterprise Baotou Iron and Steel Company began producing rare earth production. By the end of 1980, locals found that the plant was in trouble. Last year, China Environment News reported that Baotou Iron and Steel Group's tailing dam leakage has caused damage to five surrounding villages. It has affected more than 3000 farmers, and ruined more than 3,295 Acres of farmland. Ma Peng, former Director of the Baotou Rare Earth Research Institute, indicated that due to the lack of a barrier below the tailing dam, the mining waste is directly discharging into the Yellow River. The discharge is at a rate of 300m per year. The residents also said that further pollution has been caused by other industries and thermal power plants. These industries followed rare earth production by the Baotou Iron and Steel Company. Local residents have to breathe air saturated with sulfuric acid and coal dust. Coal dust is airbourne around the houses. Cows, horses, chickens and goats are being killed by these poisons. The locals have fled, and Xinguang Sancun village has now decreased from 2000 villagers to 300. Every family is hit with illness. After 20 years of complaints to the local government, the villagers have finally won promises of financial compensation. These have only been partially fulfilled. Miss Hao, a resident of Baotou: "We all know. The government is too dark. No one cares about the people, whether they live or die, not to mention the pollution." For many years, there have been calls for attention for the issue of Baotou tailing dam discharging thorium radiation to Baotou and into the Yellow River. The hazards and pollution caused by the Baotou tailing dam have never been effectively alleviated. Environmentalist Chen Yunfei: "This is an investment that has hurt several generations. It has polluted the whole environment. This high cost investment ought to be condemned. Our future generations are going to suffer for it." China Environment News indicated that Baotou is located in the stratum fracture zone. In the event of a major earthquake or large-scale rainfall, the rupture of the tailing dam will threaten the surrounding five villages, as well as tens of thousands of lives of the Baotou Iron and Steel workers. If the tailings flow into the Yellow River, it will cause serious pollution to the river. 《神韵》2011世界巡演新亮点 http://www.ShenYunPerformingArts.org/
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Verses of Quran that Californians Should Study (Rain & Earthquakes)! There Is No Clash
 
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In this episode, we discuss the link between heavy rains and earthquakes, as well as the link between earthquakes and the pushing up of essential materials for life, e.g. oils and minerals. Watch to find out where the Qur'an addresses both phenomena in one same verse. Support us - https://www.patreon.com/ThereIsNoClash
Views: 67749 ThereIsNoClash
Illegal mining in Peruvian Amazon threatens environment
 
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Air force images show serious damage caused by illegal mining and deforestation in Peru's Amazonian Madre de Dios region.
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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
Views: 286 eon3
How Fracking Causes Earthquakes
 
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A visual rundown of how injection wells cause earthquakes. Read the full story here: http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2013/03/does-fracking-cause-earthquakes-wastewater-dewatering Illustration by Leanne Kroll Animation by Brett Brownell
Views: 2659 Mother Jones
Wenchuan (Sichuan) China Earthquake filmed by Yingying Huang
 
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This film depicts the effects of the Wenchuan Earthquake in China on May 12, 2008. This was filmed May 23-26, 2008 in Sichuan by Yingying Huang. The film captures the devastation of the Wenchuan Earthquake as experienced by the local population, as well as effects on the buildings and monuments.
Views: 993 XploringEarth
The MEGA New Madrid Earthquake is Coming Soon -
 
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click for more news http://www.countdowntozerotime.com/ What began a couple of months ago as a series of small bubbles trickling into Bayou Corne, in Assumption Parish, Louisiana, has now 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 (such as nuclear explosions). 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. More information on my website located at: http://www.itsaboutthattime.net/ http://www.itsaboutthattime.net/art/d... WARNING: Federal copyright law permits its citizens to reproduce, exhibit, or distribute portions of a copyrighted work, such as a motion picture, video, audio, article, or book, under certain permitted circumstances, without receiving prior authorization of the copyright holder. For those who may be concerned, this is called the "fair use law" and it allows a person to use portions of a copyrighted work for education, criticism, parody, or the reporting of news. The following production is therefore protected under US copyright act 17, section 107, called Limitations on Exclusive Right of Fair Use
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The National Geohazards Monitoring Centre for New Zealand
 
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The National Geohazards Monitoring Centre, based at GNS Science's Lower Hutt campus, is staffed 24 hours a day by a team of geohazard analysts. The Centre has been funded by MBIE through the Strategic Science Investment Fund and built with support and input from the Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management, the Earthquake Commission and Land Information New Zealand.
Views: 977 GNS Science
Effects on the environment of the Three Gorges dam
 
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(22 Jun 2003) Yichang - 15 June 2003 1. Wide shot the Three Gorges Dam 2. Mid shot water pumping out of the dam 3. Wide shot water underneath the dam 4. Wide shot reservoir, part of the Yangtze river 5. Mid shot garbage floating on water 6. Close-up shot of garbage floating on water 7. Close-up and pan from garbage on the riverside to the river 8. Close-up of garbage pile on the river side 9. Wide shot of fishing boats and fishermen 10. Mid shot of man taking out a fish from cabin 11. Mid shot of fisherman 12. Wide shot of man preparing fish 13. Close shot of man's hands and fish 14. SOUNDBITE (Mandarin) Liu Guangji, fisherman on Yangtze river: "Nowadays there aren't many kinds of fish we can see here. A lot have disappeared since the Three Gorges dam was built. One of the main reasons is that those cold water fish can no longer swim up the stream from the place where they were born." Between Yichang and Wushan - 15 June 2003 15. Wide shot of stream of Yangtze in mountains 16. Mid shot stream 17. Close shot stream Fengjie - 16 June 2003 18. Wide pan of woman feeding Chinese sturgeon in the pools 19. Close-up of Chinese sturgeon in water 20. Close-up of Chinese sturgeon in water 21. Wide shot of woman dredging up fish from the pool 22. Close-up of Chinese sturgeon in net 23. SOUNDBITE (Mandarin) Yu Wei, aqua-farm owner: "This kind of fish can only live in clean and flowing water and it is an ideal place here for them. It is now impossible for us to keep them in the Yangtze river, otherwise we would not have taken so much trouble to choose this remote mountainous place as our base." 24. Mid shot of women trying to move a giant salamander from water 25. Close-up of giant salamander in a basin 26. Pan shot of the salamander 27. Close-up of head and hand of the salamander 28. SOUNDBITE (Mandarin) Yu Wei, aqua-farm owner: "I hope one day I can find a male salamander so that she can have babies and we can start the reproduction of this species." 29. Various shots of Salamander STORYLINE: China's Three Gorges dam was built with the aim of controlling disastrous flooding on the Yangtze River and to help channel water for an ambitious project to supply water to the dry North. However, silt and debris in the river have begun to increase and drift offshore, although officials maintain they will be able to bring the pollution under control. One group directly affected by the anticipated change in the river ecology are fishermen, and many believe dozens of wild species will perish as their habitat changes. Liu Guangji has been fishing in the Three Gorges for more than 30 years, but says his profits are now dropping because his most profitable commodities such as bream, white eel and soft-shelled turtles are disappearing. Chinese sturgeon, which live in the upper streams of the Yangtze, are also under threat, and now the species is being bred in aqua-farms. Yu Wei, an aqua-farm owner, said she started to farm Chinese sturgeon two years ago when she realised the fish in the Yangtze River were disappearing. Yu's farm is at the foot of a mountain where a small branch of the Yangtze passes, where people travel hundreds of miles from cities along Yangtze river to enjoy the fish they can no longer find in their hometown. Yu is looking to farm other species of fish, and last year bought a giant salamander from a fisherman on the Yangtze river. Giant salamander are high on China's list of endangered species. Fish who live in the cold waters at the upper stream of the Yangtze and swim down to the warmer lower stream waters to produce their eggs are also affected. Once the eggs grow to small fish, they have to swim back upstream where they will turn into adults. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/6d432d6abdc5284f5ad3a750e0a758bc Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
Views: 3579 AP Archive
11 Things Found After Japanese Tsunami
 
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Some of the craziest things will wash up after a big storm like an entire yacht on top of a building and soccer ball across the country! Subscribe to Talltanic http://goo.gl/wgfvrr 6. A Japanese Dock This piece of debris happened to be part of a Japanese dock that was torn from its moorings during the tsunami and washed up on the shores of Oregon and brought back what researchers believe to be about 100 tons of sea life. Scientists from the Oregon State University state that the 66-foot-long deck has around 13 pounds of organisms per square foot. The dock did not show any signs of radiation from the Fukushima nuclear plant meltdown caused by the tsunami, but it did pose the threat of carrying invasive species. What that means is that these creatures that aren’t natives to the area could potentially throw the local ecosystems out of whack and cause irreparable damage to the native wildlife, such as the dread zebra mussel. 5. A Mystery Creature There have been some unusual things that have washed up on random shores after tsunamis, this being one of them. After the 2011 tsunami hit, this giant white mass had been washed out onto the shore of Japan and had many of the locals, along with everyone who watched this video on YouTube, wondering what it even was? Some thought it to be a brand new creature that had risen from the dark depths of the ocean floor while others speculated it was merely a large rock or boulder. Don’t worry, officials have concluded that this isn’t some new species that’s going to wipe us out. They simply stated that it’s most likely just a mass of whale blubber from the carcass of a dead whale that’s pretty much unrecognizable. 4. A Shipping Tote Back in November of 2014, this shipping tote had washed up near the shores of Seal Rock in Oregon. This 4-by-5 foot plastic shipping tote had been floating out at sea for the last 3 years since the tsunami struck and amassed around 200 blue mussels that were attached to it. Like the dock that was found in 2012, this tote was a potential host for carrying invasive species and scientist eventually determined it as a non-threat to the surrounding environment. Still, the amount of debris, the total estimated to be around 18.11 million tons with 70 percent of the debris sinking to the bottom of the ocean, is still rather high and is still washing up years after that tragic event took place. 3. Various Trash A barge from the fishing town of Ucluelet in British Columbia had carried in around “super sacks” of debris caused by the tsunami. Those sacks are designed to hold up to 1,000 pounds, so you can only imagine how heavy all that weight could possibly be. Ever since the tsunami struck, there have been volunteer pickups in the town where local and Japanese students have gotten involved. They’ve managed to collect all different sorts of garbage such as styrofoam, pieces of Japanese houses, and other debris. Though they’ve made progress, their results haven’t been achieved through smooth sailing. The coastline of Ucluelet is described as remote and rugged which made the cleanups very difficult and the fact that there was already debris unrelated to the tsunami already there makes for even more trash than expected. 2. An Entire Ship This yacht happened to be discovered in the Iwate Prefecture in Northeastern Japan in the town of Otsuchi nearly two months after the tsunami had hit. The ship weighs in at an incredible 200 tons and it’s a huge surprise that the two-story building that is supporting all that weight is still somehow managing to keep from collapsing. It’s hard to even process the amount of force needed to lift the ship. 1. A House As one of the most powerful and deadly disasters that can occur in nature, the tsunami is one that leaves devastation in its wake. Their sheer force can only be imagined by those who have never witnessed what it can be capable of at first hand and even then you can never come close to doing it justice. Take for example this house that was a part of the Fukushima debris. This was someone’s entire home where they built a life for themselves around it and in a matter of moments, it was swept off its foundation and carried out into the sea, along with what is estimated to be another 200,000 buildings.
Views: 16081550 Talltanic
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
Shale gas: risk or opportunity? - Fracking in the EU
 
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http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-14-55_en.htm On 22 January 2014 the European Commission publishes its recommendations for the shale gas industry in Europe. These will cover environmental protection issues, such as water contamination and seismic movements, to mitigate the risk of hydraulic fracturing. The European Union remains committed to the development of an energy efficient and low carbon economy, but recognises the need for action at EU level on the development of the shale gas industry to address gaps in the current legislation.
Views: 2291 European Commission
U.S. Nuclear Warning - Nuclear Plants Leaking into America's Water Supply with Conspiracy Files
 
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The United States is currently facing two major nuclear power industry potential disasters, leaking radioactive materials into groundwater, and earthquake danger and possible leaks of radioactivity of any reactor shut down for 24 hours or more for any reason. This danger is being covered up. These are the facts. Nuclear power plants have extensive networks of buried piping systems and tanks which transport liquids that contain radioactive isotopes. These underground piping systems are inaccessible and are not adequately inspected or maintained. U.S. reactors continue to experience leaks and spills of radioactive material into groundwater. The nuclear industry is self-reporting. Voluntary reporting is not a reliable or acceptable substitute for a comprehensive regulatory program aimed at protecting water resources. The NRC has failed to require any corrective programs at all focusing on on inspection and maintenance programs aimed at groundwater protection. Preventing ongoing radioactive leaks and contamination of water resources. Yet today's aging buried piping systems at nuclear power plants continue to release radioactive leaks into groundwater. The number of these uncontrolled and unmonitored leaks is increasing. Where is the conspiracy? It is a conspiracy of silence by the news media and regulative authorities to inform the public and to raise the alarm bells about these obvious risks that are going unattended and not being fixed. Preventing ongoing radioactive leaks and contamination of water resources. The nuclear industry and the federal regulators have failed to focus action plans on how to prevent these leaks from occurring. But it is far worse than groundwater pollution. Scientists warned that an earthquake could take out Fukushima. The Japanese ignored the warning. The Fukushima reactors were damaged by the earthquake before the tsunami hit, because the design of the reactors was defective. Could that happen in the USA? Well, the engineers who built the Fukushima reactors also built a nuclear reactor at Shoreham, New York. In addition the company fraudulently changed the seismic report to pretend the plant was earthquake-safe; and the exact same thing was done at Fukushima. The same company that designed the failed Fukushima plants and the vulnerable Shoreham facility is the designated builder for every one of the four new nuclear plants that the Obama Administration has approved. But surely the U.S. government agencies regulating nuclear plants are protecting us from earthquake danger? Well, no U.S. regulators haven’t implemented ANY of the emergency measures which their staff recommended after of the Fukushima disaster.The NRC is using faulty models to pretend that the ancient, crumbling reactors are safe and have actually weakened safety standards for U.S. nuclear reactors after the Fukushima disaster. David Lochbaum – Director of the Nuclear Safety Project for the Union of Concerned Scientists says that 27 U.S. nuclear plants aren’t protected against earthquake risks. He also says that half of all American reactors don’t meet the NRC’s fire protection regulations. A third aren’t protected against flooding if an upstream dam fails. NRC whistle blowers say that the risk of a nuclear meltdown is even higher in the U.S. than it was at Fukushima. The NRC has repeatedly covered up for the nuclear industry. NBC News reports in the days after an earthquake and tsunami crippled the Fukushima plant in Japan on March 11, 2011, staff at the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission made a concerted effort to play down the risk of earthquakes and tsunamis to America’s aging nuclear plants. Emails obtained via the Freedom of Information Act, show that the campaign to reassure the public about America’s nuclear industry came as the agency’s own experts were questioning U.S. safety standards. While they were scrambling to determine whether new rules were needed to ensure that the meltdown then occurring at the Japanese plant could not occur here. A NRC manager told staff to hide from reporters the presence of Japanese engineers in the NRC’s operations center in Maryland. If asked whether the Diablo Canyon Power Plant on the California coast could withstand the same size tsunami that had hit Japan, spokespeople were told not to reveal that NRC scientists were still studying that question. As for whether Diablo could survive an earthquake of the same magnitude, “We’re not so sure about, but again we are not talking about that,” said one email. Michael Peck, who for five years was the head on-site inspector at Diablo Canyon’s, says in a 42-page, report that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission is not applying the safety rule The problem is entirely fixable and NRC and the US government are leaving the American people and its infrastructure totally unprotected from a total meltdown of nuclear power plants as a result of a prolonged power failure.
Views: 6116 Conspiracy Files
Haiti Disaster
 
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Haiti Disaster, the earthquake of 2010. Just three days after the earthquake.
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