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Indonesia calls for medical help after devastating quake

Officials in Indonesia have appealed for urgent medical help after a massive earthquake that devastated the western part of the country, killed nearly 100 people, and wounded hundreds more.The 6.5-magnitude seismic activity occurred off the coast of...

Motorcycle Diaries ni Jay Taruc features Marinduque's acidic blue rivers (Video)

'Motorcycle Diaries ni Jay Taruc', (GMA-7, Thursdays, 10 pm) featured a TV-documentary last Thursday, Nov 17 on some Marinduque places affected by the Marcopper mines - closed down since 1996.In particular the feature explores quite thoroughly, and e...
by marinduque rising on Nov 19, 2016

Boac River: Copper residue shows in river water

by Maricar Cinco, Inquirer Southern LuzonAMD flowing into Boac. Photo: Luna "Pongkoy" ManriqueSAN PEDRO CITY—The sight of bluish green water flowing through the Boac River in Marinduque province has raised suspicions of a high level of acid seeping...
by marinduque rising on Sep 3, 2016

Copper residue shows in river water

by Maricar Cinco, Inquirer Southern LuzonAMD flowing into Boac. Photo: Luna "Pongkoy" ManriqueSAN PEDRO CITY—The sight of bluish green water flowing through the Boac River in Marinduque province has raised suspicions of a high level of acid seeping...
by marinduque rising on Sep 3, 2016

Typhoon Lionrock devastating storm kills 14, uproots hundreds in northern Japan

This picture shows an elderly care home, where nine people were found dead after Typhoon Lionrock hit the town of Iwaizumi, Iwate Prefecture on September 1, 2016. ©AFPA devastating storm in northern Japan has claimed the lives of at least 14 people...

MGB-DENR now monitoring the Marcopper dams following M3.2 tremor at the mine site

I have just received information that MGB-DENR representatives are in Marinduque at this moment to conduct monitoring of the dams following an M3.2 shallow tremor at the mine site about a week ago. I was told that MGB is set to visit the site in Octo...
by marinduque rising on Sep 1, 2016

Typhoon Lionrock kills 9 people at Japanese elderly home

Nine people have lost their lives at an elderly care home in northern Japan as a powerful typhoon ripped through the region, causing heavy flooding and damage.Typhoon Lionrock, a powerful and erratic tropical cyclone, hit Iwate Prefecture in Japan’...

Rescuers still locating bodies beneath Italy quake zone

A rescue worker and a dog search among debris following an earthquake in Amatrice, central Italy, August 27, 2016. ©ReutersRescuers believe they have located more bodies in the ruined town of Amatrice, five days after a devastating earthquake in cen...

Exposure to 9/11 disaster tied to low birthweight, preterm delivery

Infants whose mothers performed rescue or recovery work were 1.9 times more likely to be born preterm in the first couple of years. Read more here: CBC | Health News...
by Celebrity gossip news on Aug 26, 2016

Quake epicenter is closer to Marcopper according to revised Phivolcs coordinates, tremor upgraded to M 3.2

San Antonio Pit (top left), Tapian Pit (south of San Antonio Pit) and epicenter of earthquake (pinned) form a triangle.Phivolcs recorded an M 3.1 earthquake in Sta. Cruz, Marinduque on August 24, at 8:22:17 a.m. that has now been upgraded to magnitud...
by marinduque rising on Aug 26, 2016

Emergency Numbers of India

For Police Emergency: 100 For Emergency Medical Ambulance Service: 101 For Fire Related Emergency: 102 For Emergency Disaster Management: 108 For Emergency Women’s Helpline: 181 For Emergency of AIDS Patients: 1097 For Reporting Child Abuse Emergen...
by HelpForum on Aug 25, 2016

Death toll from Italy massive quake soars to 247

The death toll from a powerful earthquake that devastated parts of central Italy has reached 247 as rescue and search operations are underway to find possible survivors.On Thursday, Italy’s civil protection agency said a tally by local officia...

M 3.1 tremor near the Marcopper mine site, DENR should rush to the scene to check/repair the dams

This is to inform the 'new' DENR because it's possible they don't know, that the Marcopper mine site sits on an earthquake fault. The breakage of the tunnel plug that caused our environmental misery in 1996 until today was blamed by the mining compan...
by marinduque rising on Aug 24, 2016

Are You A Victim Of Normalcy Bias?

Normalcy bias is something that occurs if the potential of a foreign bank collapse does not faze you. Does constant skirmishes all over the world ever cross your mind? Ever consider how the food you just consumed was grown? Was...Read more The post A...
by SeaGlass Fan on Aug 15, 2016

Heavy Heart

My heart is heavy today for my friend in Louisiana. We have been sisters in sorrow for many years, shadow mirrors of grief, since so many of our devastating losses occurred about the same time. My brother, her brother. Her mother, my father. My soul...
by Bertram's Blog on Aug 14, 2016

Bagong usong buhos ng ulan: Rain bombs!

'Napansin mo ba? May bagong usong malakas na ulan: Rain Bombs!Medyo malimit na ring pag-usapan ang tungkol dito. Ang sabi:When the conditions are just right, something as common as an ordinary downpour can turn into an amazing rare phenomenon.But one...
by marinduque rising on Aug 12, 2016

VENEZUELA - Environmental and Economic Disaster

"Oil smuggling brings environmental disaster to Venezuela's economic ruin" PBS NewsHour 7/26/2016ExcerptSUMMARY:  The economic disaster in Venezuela caused by tumbling petrol prices — oil production is the main industry — is also behind an e...
by Mage Soapbox on Aug 1, 2016

70 Rare Photographs of Streets and Buildings in San Francisco That Illustrate the Destruction Caused by the 1906 Earthquake

On the morning of April 18, 1906, a massive earthquake shook San Francisco, California. Though the quake lasted less than a minute, its immediate impact was disastrous. The earthquake also ignited several fires around the city that burned for three d...
by Vintage Everyday on Jul 30, 2016

Data Backup Strategy From a Disaster Recovery Perspective

Information security has advanced at such a quick pace in the course of the most recent couple of years that today’s reinforcement and debacle recuperation frameworks scarcely look like those from 10 years back. One of the ways this development...
by WestendITStore on Jul 28, 2016

3 Best Practices To Avoid Total Data Disaster: A Real World Example

In a large portion of my blog entries, I discuss best practices around reinforcement, recuperation and offsite tape vaulting. Actually these essential procedures are basic to the very survival of business. Substances that disregard these recommendati...
by WestendITStore on Jul 25, 2016


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