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Cowichan Conversations: Avalanche from Nepal Earthquake Rips Through Mt. Everest Base Camp Harrowing video

Earthquakes causing unthinkable death, damage and suffering are not such unusual occurrences, but this latest disaster in Kathmandu, Nepal hits the extreme by all measures.

Living on the West Coast, the risk of being caught

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The Disaffected Lib: Of Gas and Quakes

It’s often interesting when two inter-related news stories come out on the same day.

There were two such reports today.   One conveyed a warning from Canada’s insurance sector that a 9.0 magnitude quake on the west coast could result in losses upwards of $75-billion, a hit that could take down Canadian insurers.

The second . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: Of Gas and Quakes

Writings of J. Todd Ring: Say sayonara to seafood – the oceans are no longer safe to eat from in the wake of Fukushima

It looks like sushi time is over – seafood is no longer safe to eat after the Fukushima nuclear disaster. Fukushima continues to dump 300-400 tons of radioactive contaminated water into the Pacific every hour. Japanese experts estimate Fukushima’s fallout at 20-30 times as high as the Hiroshima and Nagasaki nuclear bombings in 1945. Polar . . . → Read More: Writings of J. Todd Ring: Say sayonara to seafood – the oceans are no longer safe to eat from in the wake of Fukushima

Cowichan Conversations: Radioactive Bluefin Tuna Caught Off California Coast!

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The Fukishima Nuclear spill has put the world on alert as to the dangers of radioactive pollution that effects the ocean, and all the living species that exist there or depend on its bounty for food, survival and recreation.

The Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) owners and the . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Radioactive Bluefin Tuna Caught Off California Coast!

Trashy's World: Another earthquake in Ottawa?

Update- looks like there were two quakes at 9:43 (4.8) and 9:53 am (4.3) outside of Arnprior, Ontario. —————————————- Did anyone else feel that? (8) Trashy, Ottawa, Ontario

Trashy's World: What was really an earthquake not far from Ottawa…

… Was first mistaken by me to be the thundering feet of millions of Americans heading to Ottawa en masse in the event of a Romney win tonight. I suspected the border guards were overridden! But no, it was just an earthquake. (6) Trashy, Ottawa, O… . . . → Read More: Trashy’s World: What was really an earthquake not far from Ottawa…

Trashy's World: Did Quebec separate overnight?

Nope. Just looked out the bus window and the Gatineau Hills are still there. I guess Marois’ scheme to pry her province from the RoC using bars and pulleys didn’t succeed. Anyone in O Dot feel the quake last night? Happened around midnight and was centred around Montreal. (6) Trashy, Ottawa, Ontario

Trashy's World: Ottawa earthquake?

Did anyone else in Ottawa just feel that? I think we just had a small earthquake. Nothing yet on the USGS, but pots rattled, and we felt something for sure! (10) Trashy, Ottawa, Ontario

LeDaro: Stephen Harper in Chile

He is chilling out.

Ooops! It is the earthquake.

DeSmogBlog: Survey Says…Fracking IS Causing Earthquakes

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A new report by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) says that the increased seismic activity taking place in certain areas of the United States is almost certainly the result of oil and gas drilling activities. The group has been studying dozens of earthquakes across America for the last 8 months and . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: Survey Says…Fracking IS Causing Earthquakes

World Headlines Review: Tunisia and Algeria: North African States of Unrest

Reports of civil unrest and suicidal protests in Algeria and Tunisia these past two weeks are highlighting the precarious conditions under which many people across the world live: on the verge of starvation, hopelessly unemployed and frequently homeless.  For decades these two neighboring nations have been considered relatively stable, if authoritarian African countries; with education . . . → Read More: World Headlines Review: Tunisia and Algeria: North African States of Unrest