Article: Sea Level Rises Can’t Be Stopped


The link below is to a disturbing article concerning sea level rises into the future. In short, they can’t be stopped.

For more visit:
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/07/01/climate-sealevel-idUSL6E8HSIDA20120701

Artic Erosion Becoming a Massive Issue


The following article concerns the alarming rate at which the Artic is eroding thanks to Climate Change. It is a very concerning article.

For more visit:
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2011/04/110418-arctic-erosion-global-warming-ice-environment/?source=link_tw20110418news-arctic

 

The World’s Tallest Tree


The following link is to an article concerning the world’s tallest tree and includes a photo of the previous record holder which is very impressive.

For more visit:
http://www.npr.org/blogs/krulwich/2011/04/08/135206497/the-worlds-tallest-tree-is-hiding-somewhere-in-california?

Google Enters Wind Power Generation Business


Internet giant Google has signed an agreement to invest in offshore wind power generation in the United States. This looks like quite a project. Have a look at the Google Blog post concerning this enterprise at:

http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2010/10/wind-cries-transmission.html

AUSTRALIA: ENVIRONMENTAL DISASTER UNFOLDING ON QUEENSLAND COAST


An environmental disaster is unfolding on the Queensland coast, with the oil spill from the Hong Kong-flagged ship Pacific Adventurer. The Pacific Adventurer was badly damaged during the Cyclone Hamish weather event last week.

The Pacific Adventurer somehow managed to get caught up in the cyclone despite very early warnings concerning the cyclone. Some 31 containers containing ammonium nitrate were washed into the sea during the cyclone and as this occurred the ship itself was badly damaged, leaking some 230 tonnes of oil into the ocean. The initial report from the ship was that some 30 tonnes of oil had been lost.

The environmental disaster is huge, with the oil now affecting over 60km of coastline, including the eastern coast of Moreton Island. Sea life is being severely impacted by the disaster.

The cleanup is being done at a rate of about 1 to 2 km a day, which means it will take quite some time to complete.

Also of concern are the 31 containers of ammonium nitrate that are still missing and which could further contaminate the region. Navy mine hunters are being called in to search for the containers which remain a shipping hazard.