Natural Disasters

Could Fukushima Lead to an Apocalypse of Sorts?

February 24, 2014
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Could Fukushima Lead to an Apocalypse of Sorts?

On Friday, March 11th, 2011, Japan was hit with a magnitude 9.0 earthquake that caused the death of 15,884 people, damaged over one million buildings, and created a tsunami with waves recorded over 130 feet tall. In addition to the massive loss of life and property damage, the earthquake and resulting tsunami damaged the Fukushima nuclear power plant with the meltdown in the cores of three reactors. Since then, TEPCO, the Tokyo Electric Power Company, has been working to decommission the plant, but not without issues. According to an article published on RT.com, TEPCO is now faced with the task of removing over 1,300 spent nuclear fuel rods, a delicate operation that could have serious implications should something go...

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In The Aftermath of a Natural Disaster

November 13, 2013
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In The Aftermath of a Natural Disaster

By Stacey Thompson It hasn’t even been a week since Typhoon Haiyan scythed across the Philippine islands, bringing much death and destruction in its wake. Considered one of the strongest storm systems that have ever been witnessed by modern humanity, the total death toll and damage to property hasn’t even been fully ascertained (current estimates are way over two thousand lost lives and $14 billion in property damage), and it has made the rest of the world think about the state of the planet’s climate. The impact of the typhoon was so severe that it has eclipsed the fact that barely a month ago, an intense 7.2 magnitude earthquake rocked the island province of Bohol, causing major damage to...

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Is Global Warming Going to End the World?

September 11, 2013
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Is Global Warming Going to End the World?

Turn on the television, flip on the radio, check out your social media profiles, or just listen to conversations at the grocery store and there is one topic you probably hear about several times a day: the end of the world. Supposedly, the Mayan calendar predicted that the world was going to come to an end in December 2012, yet we're all still here. There have been other huge doomsday prophecies as well, but we are still trucking away. Some have said it is going to be a meteor that wipes us out, just like the dinosaurs; others have said that humans are their own worst enemy and that the way we live will be the end of the...

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Bacterial Apocalypse: One More End-of-the-World Scenario to Worry About

September 11, 2013
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Bacterial Apocalypse: One More End-of-the-World Scenario to Worry About

Every day there seems to be yet another doomsday scenario unleashed in the news headlines. While some enemies are easier to recognize, others are more subtle, but no less deadly. Those hidden enemies, both a threat to individuals as well as the world's population, are known as deadly bacteria. Is it possible that the world could end not by bullets, bombs, or nuclear weapons, but rather through infection and an out-of-control pandemic? Here is what you should know about the possibility of a bacterial apocalypse and its potential for threatening life as we know it. What is a bacterial apocalypse? Simply put, it is when harmful bacteria gets so out of control that we are unable to stop it....

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Need to Stock Up on First Aid Supplies? Shop at These Online Stores

April 23, 2013
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Need to Stock Up on First Aid Supplies? Shop at These Online Stores

Erin Steiner writes full time from her home in Portland, Oregon—a city with many residents ready to take on the Zombie Apocalypse. Whether or not you believe the zombie apocalypse is almost upon us, it’s good to make sure that your first aid supplies are fully stocked. In fact, don’t just stock your first aid kit—overstock it. You never know when you’re going to need to handle an emergency, and you don’t want to be caught unprepared, do you? Okay, maybe you can hold off on the portable defibrillator for now. A worthy expense, sure, but one that has the potential to hurt if you don’t shop carefully! The problem with trying to stock up on first aid supplies...

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