Enviroment

For this assignment you will locate an example of an environmental disaster or an environmental social movement and post it.

 

Connor Green

Earth day just passed and China is in some serious shit right now environmentally. This article highlights some Earth Day inspired thinking.

https://news.vice.com/articles/chinas-toxic-soil-air-pollution-and-dead-animals-prompt-environmental-reform?trk_source=homepage-in-the-news

 

 

Patrick Kempfer

Former Mayor Claims Japanese Govt. Hiding Truth From Fukushima Returnees

FORMER MAYOR CLAIMS JAPANESE GOVT. HIDING TRUTH FROM FUKUSHIMA RETURNEES

http://fukushimaupdate.com/

 

 

Francesca Atkinson

Mud slide

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Tom Israeli
http://www.cnn.com/2014/04/01/world/americas/chile-earthquake/
I posted this article because it is currently happening in our world. A huge earthquake just hit South America and is threatening to bring tsunamis with it. I think this is extremely interesting because I was in California over Spring Break and experienced my first earthquake!

 

Hunter Larson

http://www.rmef.org/Conservation/HuntingIsConservation/25ReasonsWhyHuntingIsConservation.aspx

 

Dawt Chin

The picture of Washington mudslide from last month.

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Natalie Jaqua:

350.org is an environmental organization, and their main fight right now is against the building of the Keystone XL pipeline.

http://350.org/campaigns/stop-keytone-xl/

 

John Luksa

Extensive farming combined with severe drought caused the Dust Bowl in the 1930s. Deep plowing on the Great Plains killed the natural grasses that kept soil in place, and the topsoil turned to dust and blew away. Tons of soil were blown off barren fields and carried in storm clouds for hundreds of miles, creating one of the most disastrous ecological events in U.S. history.

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JOHN BARRY

Saw a segment on 60 minutes tonight about the BP oil spill that happened 4 years ago. BP is taking the blame but not agreeing with some of the charges and lawsuits that are being filed against their company. Many special interest groups are taking separate steps to make sure that BP has to pay for all the ongoing damage created in the Gulf Coast region.

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/bp-cries-foul-in-massive-oil-spill-settlement/

 

Allison Stern

RSPCA’s article on the harmful effects on animals caused by not recycling or not properly recycling.

http://www.rspca.org.uk/allaboutanimals/helpandadvice/litter

Fox cub with head trapped in a jar being rescued by an RSPCA officer © RSPCA

Gabby Crapp

This is an article about the global warming that is going on. It gives some examples on how and what is going on and how you can see that global warming is happening.

http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2014/05/west-antarctic-ice-sheet-collapse

 

Danielle Benkert

TVA Coal Ash Spill Kingston, TN

 

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