A few weeks back, I met Søren Ekelund. We were both invited to a Halloween party at the house of the first people who travelled around the globe in an … [Read full article]
No control at FukUShima (cartoon)
For this little Fukushima irony, many thanks to Fukushimaemergencywhatcanwedo.blogspot.com!
Review: The Long Shadow Of Chernobyl
Though we try to keep a very positive focus here, PlanetSave isn’t just a blog about the wonders of the natural world and the glory of Mankind’s inventions. It also … [Read full article]
Preparing For A World Of Climate Change-Induced Weather Disasters
Deadly storms strike the coast, snow blankets the interior, drought cripples rural communities, and flooding inundates the poor. Scientists expect natural disasters such as these — and worse — to … [Read full article]
Cyclone Evan Devastates Samoa, Moves on to Fiji
NASA announced the birth of Tropical Storm Evan on the 12th of December maybe not knowing just how damaging this storm would end up being. The Samoan government has declared … [Read full article]
Outrage Grows Over New Brazilian Rain Forest Law
A controversial piece of “forest reform” legislation was passed by the Brazilian senate this past Tuesday that would ostensibly give amnesty to landowners and give more autonomy to Brazilian states over setting their own conservation standards. Environmental groups largely view this as a major mistake and a give-away to ranchers and farmers.
Climate Change, Conflict & Ill Health Linked, Pose 'Grave Threat'
” Climate change poses an immediate and grave threat, driving ill health and increasing the risk of conflict, such that each feeds on the other.” asserts a new report in the British Medical Journal by a group of UK defense, medical and public health officials.
U.S. Nuke Industry's 'It Can't Happen Here' Attitude Must Go, Says Union of Concerned Scientists
In a forceful, March 16 statement on behalf of the Union of Concerned Scientist to the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, Chief Scientist Dr. Edwin Lyman states:
“The NRC and the industry cannot hide this time behind the ‘it can’t happen here’ excuse. We have 23 plants of the same design. We have plants that are just as old. We have had station blackouts.”
Earthquakes in New Zealand
Earthquakes are one of those phenomenon that occur and immediately elicit sympathy and empathy from those watching on TV. But they seem like they’re a semi-irregular occurrence, taking place maybe … [Read full article]
Aerial Footage of Earthquake Aftermath in Christchurch
Russia Today, on their YouTube channel, has posted footage taken of the Christchurch in the aftermath of the 6.3-magnitude earthquake that hit on Tuesday.
Australia Assists in NZ Quake Rescue
With the scale of just how hard and damaging the recent 6.3-magnitude quake quickly increasing with each hour that passes, with each revision of the dead and missing, Australia has … [Read full article]
Earthquake in New Zealand (More Info)
I’ve already covered the earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand from a human perspective, including sharing a number of photos from the disaster, and covered the tremendous 30 million tons of … [Read full article]