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Archive for June 21st, 2010

China: Yuan or Your Life?

Posted by feww on June 21, 2010

Nature’s Response to China’s Violent Assault on Ecosystems?

About 2 percent of China’s population have so far been impacted by torrential rain, flooding and landslides

Hundreds, possibly thousands of people have been killed, and many are missing in southern China after days of apocalyptic rain, violent flooding and massive landslides.

At least 100,000 homes have been destroyed or damaged, with millions of hectares (acres) of crops spoiled by the deadly deluge.

Nanping City deluged by torrential rains. Original Caption: Photo taken on June 20, 2010 shows the waterlogging Nanping City, southeast China’s Fujian Province. Caused by continual torrential rains since June 18, rivers continued to swell in Nanping City, leaving 24 dead and 28 lost so far. (Xinhua/Wang Shanglin). Image may be subject to copyright.

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Australia Mining Chiefs Missing Over Africa

Posted by feww on June 21, 2010

Sunset for Sundance Resources Chiefs?

Plane carrying several Australian mining executives  has gone missing flying from Cameroon to Republic of Congo

Ken Talbot, a coal mining billionaire, is among the missing in central Africa after his chartered plane vanished. Photograph: Dave Hunt/EPA. Source. Image may be subject to copyright.

The mining magnate Ken Talbot, one of Australia’s richest men, was among a group of nine mining executives whose plane vanished flying from Cameroon to Republic of Congo.

The charted plane set off from the Yaounde, Cameroon capital, to inspect iron ore projects in Yangadou, a remote area in Congo.

Talbot became embroiled in a controversy when the Queensland Crime and Misconduct Commission charged him with corruption for making payments of about A$360,000 to a Queensland state MP, Gordon Nuttall.

Nuttall was jailed for 7 years in 2009, and Ken Talbot was due to appear in court in August charged with making corrupt payments.

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Hurricane CELIA, TD BLAS

Posted by feww on June 21, 2010

Celia: First Hurricane of 2010 Pacific Season

Hurricane CELIA and Tropical Depression BLAS Wandering in the East Pacific

Hurricane CELIA and Projected Path. IR-WV Difference Satellite image. Source: CIMSS. Click image to enlarge.

Tropical Depression BLAS and Projected Path. IR-WV Difference Satellite image. Source: CIMSS. Click image to enlarge.

This image of  Tropical Storms [now a tropical depression] Blas and Celia [now a hurricane,] was acquired by MODIS on NASA’s Terra satellite in a single overpass on June 19, 2010. Source: NASA.   Click image to enlarge.

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World’s Largest Oil Tailing Pond – Satellite Images

Posted by feww on June 21, 2010

More Oil than Water in Gulf of Mexico?

The ‘Black Death’ Entered the Gulf of Mexico through Deepwater Horizon Wellhead

Oil leaking from BP’s Deepwater Horizon operation seen in varying shades of gray covering  a vast portion of the Gulf of Mexico.  MODIS on NASA’s Terra satellite took this image on June 18, 2010. Source: NASA E/O. Click image to enlarge. Download large image (845 KB, JPEG)

But the 1st Outbreak of ‘Black Death’ in England Lasted only 1 Year

Plaque erected in Weymouth marking the arrival of the ‘Black Death’ [plague] in England in 1348.

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