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Record rains in Portland and much of Washington - NPR

Record rains in Portland and much of Washington - NPR | Natural disasters | Scoop.it
Record rains in Portland and much of WashingtonNPRby Oregon Public Broadcasting by KPLU This March was Portland's wettest month ever, with a record-breaking 7.73 inches of rain.

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Recent rains in the Northwest are causing lots of issues.  Rivers are rising too quickly, leaving lots of people stranded.  This area usually gets a lot of rain, but records are being broken.  A wet forecast isn't making the situation any better.  They are also expecting up to 5 feet of snow in the mountains.

 

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Floods Top 2013 World Disaster Bill So Far : DNews

Floods Top 2013 World Disaster Bill So Far : DNews | Natural disasters | Scoop.it
Floods that caused billions of dollars in losses were the world's most expensive natural disasters so far this year.
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This disaster cost a lot of lives in that country, sometimes I think about the saddness of that people who lost their family. Men, women and kids they die fighting with the water of the ocean. Thousands of houses were swiped.

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Anna Linde's comment, October 2, 2013 2:42 PM
I never knew that the cost of floods will grow depending on the distaster. I thank you for the article. I mean people go through so much on a big flood, they show great frotude. P.S, what happened to you yesterday?
Lucas Duenwald's comment, October 8, 2013 7:46 PM
this is really sad. The money is pretty sad, but I would rather loose billions of dallors that alot of people, If I had the choice of one or the other. Thanks luis!
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Toyota Takes Global Auto Sales Lead From GM on Disaster Recovery - Bloomberg

Toyota Takes Global Auto Sales Lead From GM on Disaster Recovery - Bloomberg | Natural disasters | Scoop.it
Toyota Takes Global Auto Sales Lead From GM on Disaster Recovery
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“Toyota has fully recovered from the earthquake and natural disasters a year earlier,” said Satoshi Yuzaki, Tokyo- based general manager at Takagi Securities Co.

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This article talks about how Japan's Toyota has taken over the car market again.  It finally recovered from the natural disasters - earthquakes have fall in down .

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John McArthur's curator insight, January 29, 2013 9:51 AM

What doesn't kill you makes you stronger.

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US nearly detonated atomic bomb over North Carolina – secret document - The Guardian

US nearly detonated atomic bomb over North Carolina – secret document - The Guardian | Natural disasters | Scoop.it
The Guardian US nearly detonated atomic bomb over North Carolina – secret document The Guardian The document, obtained by the investigative journalist Eric Schlosser under the Freedom of Information Act, gives the first conclusive evidence that the...
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I didn't really understand this article very well.  It sounds like they tried to keep it secret that they blew up a bomb over North Carolina.  It sounds like a conspiracy thing to me.

 

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Lucas Duenwald's comment, October 8, 2013 7:49 PM
that is really sad. We are so lucky that It didn't detonate. I don't want to know how devostating it would have been if it would have gone off!
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In The Wake Of Colorado’s Devastating Floods, 5,250 Gallons Of Crude Oil Spill Into Major River

In The Wake Of Colorado’s Devastating Floods, 5,250 Gallons Of Crude Oil Spill Into Major River | Natural disasters | Scoop.it
The spill could be the first of many as flood waters swamp Colorado's extensive oil and gas infrastructure.

Via SustainOurEarth
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The floods in Colorado have proved to be more devastating than we thought.  The oil and gas lines have been compromised, making an environmental catastrophe waiting to happen.  This problem will cost the state millions to fix.  Add that to the roads, buildings, home, etc, and the costs keep rising.

 

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Greenpeace protests at Argentina nuclear plant

Greenpeace protests at Argentina nuclear plant | Natural disasters | Scoop.it
Buenos Aires (AFP) March 11, 2013 - Some 40 Greenpeace activists were arrested inside an atomic power plant in Argentina on Monday at a protest on the second anniversary of the earthquake and nuclear disaster in Japan, the group said.

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I think it's very interesting that people in Argentina are protesting nuclear power and the disaster in Japan.  It makes me feel like we're all together in what happens in the world.  The article also says that the protesters were beaten.  I don't think that should have happened.  Governments need to be very clear with their people as to what is going on.  Even though this doesn't take place in the US, it can affect us.

 

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The 10 cities most threatened by a damaging natural disaster

The 10 cities most threatened by a damaging natural disaster | Natural disasters | Scoop.it
Consider these two major worldwide trends: The global population is becoming increasingly concentrated in urban centers. Climate change is increasing the intensity of natural disasters, and thus probably making the damage they inflict worse.
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Interesting article about how urban populations as they get bigger are causing more damage than we thought before.  The damage having many people in one area is very bad.

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Flashes of floods: dramatic photos of Colorado's thousand-year storm - OnEarth Magazine

Flashes of floods: dramatic photos of Colorado's thousand-year storm - OnEarth Magazine | Natural disasters | Scoop.it
Flashes of floods: dramatic photos of Colorado's thousand-year storm OnEarth Magazine To me this photo perfectly captures the second type of horror that afflicts natural-disaster victims, typically seizing them shortly after the physical impact of...
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I must think that this onethousand year flood is going to cost Colorado a lot of money.   The damage that this storm did was very bad.  Even other states will have to pay.  It was a very bad fall for Colorado.

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Paige Anderson's comment, October 3, 2013 6:09 PM
That must be so scary to be living there and then having your house just be flooded by water.