At approximately 5:12 a.m. on Wednesday, April 18, 1906 the city of San Francisco was struck by a 7.9 magnitude earthquake! The main shock occurred offshore about 2 miles out. The earthquake happened along the San Andreas Fault line, and the shock was felt from Oregon to Los Angeles. The earthquake was extremely catastrophic which also resulted in fires. This earthquake is remembered as one of the most destructive natural disasters next to the Galveston hurricane of 1900, and hurricane Katrina of 2005.
Police searched commercial vans and trucks at bridges and tunnels in New York, and streets near the Trade Center were blocked. To walk within blocks of the site, people had to go through checkpoints. At the ceremony, President Obama and former president George W. Bush stood behind bulletproof glass. In New York, the memorial's theme is absence and remembrance. The design, which took a full decade to select and build, features two huge pools in the shape of the Trade Center towers, lined by waterfalls and descending into the site.
This is an analysis on what is known to be the largest earthquake and biggest tsunami ever to hit Japan on March 11, 2011. The earthquake and tsunami Japans coast lies in ruins after the earthquake hit followed by the tsunami picking up everything in its path like cars, houses, and warehouses. Seismometers, strain gages, and title gages records the disaster. P-waves travel at four miles a second and within seconds warnings flash across the country. The S-waves shake the ground making earthquakes so damaging and the reactor core is shut down (Kerger, 2011.
1990- National Environmental Education Act authorizes funding of environmental education programs at elementary and secondary school level. 1994- UN Conference on Population and Development held in Cairo, Egypt. 1997- Meeting of 161 nations in Kyoto, Japan, to negotiate a treaty to help slow global warming. 2010- An oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico which flowed unabated for three months in 2010, and may be continuing to seep and it is the largest accidental marine oil spill in the history of the petroleum industry. 2011- The Nuclear disaster in Japan was the most powerful known earthquake ever to have hit Japan, and one of the five most powerful earthquakes in the world since modern record-keeping began in 1900.
Jerrica Fair English 101 September 16, 2012 As citizens of Arizona, I believe we all know how serious border patrol has become when we travel to other states or venture down south to Mexico. With that being said, I have traveled to California numerous times but during the summer of 2010 it seemed that if it weren’t for bad luck I would have no luck at all. That year, traveling to San Diego took our weekend trips to a whole new level. How could a trip that had so many memorable experiences like staying on an army base, touring a ship with all kinds of old planes and relaxing on a beach turn into one of those trips you’d rather forget about? Well, the answer to that would be having your vehicle break down on the way there and on the way
Over 1,800 people died and more than $81 billion dollars in damage was done to the cities. Life in New Orleans would never be the same after that day. The people of the United States just watched as Mother Nature destroyed years of hard work and labor in a matter of minutes and days. “The storm surge breached the city's levees at multiple points, leaving 80 percent of the city submerged, tens of thousands of victims clinging to rooftops, and hundreds of thousands scattered to shelters around the country”(Ted Jackson). “The American Red Cross, Salvation Army, Habitat for Humanity, Common Ground Collective, Emergency Communities and many other charitable organizations provided housing, food, and water to victims of the storm.
Harp Seals: A Future on Thin Ice David A Gabel, Business Development/Sales director and seven year writer for Environmental News Network, published the article Study: Warming Artic is Decimating Harp Seals Populations on Januray 9th, 2012. The article was posted on the Environmental News Networks webpage, as a summary of the Duke University research project report posted on January 4th, 2012 on the webpage PLoSONE.org. In conducting my research on David Gabel I could only conclude that he has been doing journalist work for the Environmental News Network since 2005 and has covered a wide range of environmental issues in his writing. The issue at hand in this article is the increase of mortality of the harp seal population in northern Canada.
Fierce Pacific storms, rolling waters, and high winds pinned us down for three weeks. The most disagreeable time I have experienced. By the middle of November, we acutally made it to the Pacific. Eagerly we scanned the gray, rolling waves of the ocean for the masts of a ship that could carry us home. December 8 - 30 We decided to make camp south of the Columbia.
The Great Pacific Patch stretch for hundreds of miles across the Pacific Ocean, basically the North part is forming a floating junkyard. The problem begins in human’s hands, the plastic is produced and used and ends inside animals stomachs or around their necks. About 80 percent of the Pacific Patch comes from land, it consists plastic bags, bottles and other consumer products, 10 percent comes from free-floating fishing nets, and the other 10 percent comes from recreational boats, offshore oil rings, and large cargo ships, that drop about 10,000 steel shipping containers in to the sea each year, Plastic is not biodegradable, but by the sunlight the plastic is eventually photodegrade, this means that the bonds in plastic reduce into smaller pieces, they become microscopic and may be eaten by tiny marine organisms, entering the food chain. According to all this information a think that this is a cycle, we started this damage to our ecosystem and it will be return to us, because the animals are starting to eat this plastic, and we eat fishes and marine creatures. To conclude we need to make our best effort to help our planet, we are harming our ecosystem and making the problem bigger everyday.
With an average of 6.3 million kilograms of trash being pumped into our oceans every year, it won't be very long until they reach breaking point. One of the most common pollutants in our oceans is plastic. In the United States, it has been estimated that two million plastic beverage bottles are used every five minutes and that marine litter now contributes sixty to eighty percent of plastic. Estimates for plastic shopping bags range from five hundred to a thousand years to breakdown. This is potentially devastating in that plastic is often mistaken for food by marine animals,