Archive for the ‘Tsunami’ Category

Now students, get out your world map coloring book and crayons

Every time I turn around, it seems that temperatures somewhere are reaching extremes. Over the last week or so there were numerous stories about Australia and their heat wave. In fact, according to Lori Zimmer over at Inhabitat, you’ll need a new color. The story is entitled “Australia’s Scorching Temperatures Spark New Colors on Meteorology Map“.

Add to that the story over at New Scientist entitled  “Sand Tsunami Pictured Striking Australian coast “and it’s clear that Australian’s are in a tough place at the moment. Hard to believe that according to Tim Flannery, in the book Here on Earth: A Natural History of the Planet there are some very lush, almost rainforest like land in western Australia.

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Green Librarian

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This morning

As my son and I were going over his science test study guide on Newton’s three laws, we somehow got on the topic of earthquakes and then tsunami’s, so when I saw this article entitled “Fury and Fragility: A Sustainable Rebuilding Plan for the Town of Ishinomak, Japan after the Tsunami” by Nadia Kasko I thought he would enjoy this article.

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Green Librarian

Japan

As Japan continues to make headlines with the article entitled “6.5-magnitude quake hits off Japan, local tsunami warningover Yahoo today, many throughout the world worry.

This is evident in the article published last week entitlte “Blindsided by Ferocity Unleased by a Fault” by Kenneth Chang at the New York Times.

We also see their anxiety in this piece over in the  Weekend Art section of the New York Times entitled  “Anxiety on the Fault Line: Taking the Cute Out of Japan” by Holland Cotter.  

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Green Librarian