Hillary Clinton, United States Secretary of State is looking forward to announce a new public-private initiative in order to discuss about water issues which may have an effect on the whole world in future. Intelligence of US reported President Barack Obama that fresh water will be very scarce by the end of 2040. Adding to it, lack of fresh water in the world will lead to political instability, disturbance in economic growth and in world food markets.
It was reported by the Director of National Intelligence that some parts of the world such as South Asia, Middle East and North Africa will be the leading regions that will face the scarcity. These regions may face serious problems in coping with fresh water problem. Economists of US have predicted that there might be “water war” among some nations by the end of 2030. For the betterment, they have advised that all countries, whether developed or underdeveloped, need to follow the policy of sustainable use of fresh water and recycling it.
US State Department, on behalf of Barack Obama, has requested a report from US Intelligence in order to see and analyze that how water problem might lead to climate change and this climate change will affect US and its national security.
People who are living in the New Province in Nassau are being warned by the United States Embassy that Americans whoever is going through their vehicle to or from New Province must have proper precautions because in recent days crime is getting very frequent there.
It is being said that people should drive safely in the roads of this area because lots of robbers are hitting a car causing accident and then they are stealing the precious things present in the person’s car.
It has been reported that in recent days, robbers have either hit or bumped the vehicle of victim from the back side or have stopped suddenly causing accident. After the accident as soon as victim’s vehicle stops, these robbers move towards it.
Then they rob all the precious things from the driver and passengers present in the vehicle. They also steal precious or expensive things that are found in the car. As accident and robbery is increasing day by day in New Province, it has been announced that driver or passengers of any vehicle can call Police or drive the vehicle to police station if they feel unsafe. Adding to it, a person should record the total scenario if he is present during the accident and robbery.
Lynx, the animal which was classified as one of the species of greatest conservation need has been found in Idaho after a time period of over last 15 years.
It was caught in a foot-hold trap in the Salmon-Challis National Forest by a person who was going along with his dogs through the craggy mountains situated in east central Idaho. He reported the presence of Lynx to the officials of state wildlife and they took its DNA sample to make sure that it was a wild lynx.
DNA sample will also help the wildlife officials of the state to gather some information about the possible origins of this jeopardized cat. The acquired paradigm of his animal that has long legs, fuzzy paws and prefers hunting in deep snow was left unharmed after completing all the inspections.
According to Idaho Department of Fish and Game, only 40 lynx has been found in the east central Idaho since 1800 till date.
New York residents returned to work on Monday but the destruction that was left on the environment by Hurricane Irene made movement difficult for them. The town was standstill as there was no means of movement, train services was suspended because of bad rail lines.
The town was formless because the streets were blocked by trees, lives were becoming unbearable, and thousands of residents of the city were left without power supply.
The situation has become worrisome such that the Mayor of New York city Michael Bloomberg said that the authority is going to embark on environmental clean up. He lamented that over 38, 000 residents of the city were without power but was optimistic that the power situation would be normalized within few days.
However life is gradually returning to the city as subway services which were earlier closed had been restored. In the same way the normal bus services in the city is coming back gradually and it will be a matter of few days before everything comes back to normal in the city of New York. The mayor was addressing the press at the wake of the storm that had befallen the city.
Other parts of the country were also affected by the storm and they have their tales of woe to tell as well. That was the situation in places like New Jersey, Connecticut and some other parts of the country where movement was grounded as a result of the devastating hurricane. However normalcy is being gradually restored in those cities.
Residents of Louisiana towns are put into panic as the water from the swollen Atchatalaya River is making way to bounce their homes. The evidence of the frustrations and fears which the water has inflicted into the residents can be felt from the signs they wrote outside their homes.
Some of the signs indicated that many of the residents have already started removing their valuable belongings out of their homes. The swollen water has made the officials to issue an evacuation order to the residents some days back but the warning was later withdrawn when the authorities had thought that they could put the situation under control.
Some of the residents had heeded the earlier warning and had removed their personal belongings out their homes. However when the authorities backed down on the evacuation orders some of the residents tried to provide some remedies by filling bags with sand to provide some resistance to the water when it starts rushing to their homes.
It would be recalled that on the 14th of May the army corps of engineers opened the Mississippi river at Morganza floodway for the flowing of the water from Mississippi which was then threatening the Baton Rouge and New Orleans with imminent flooding. The water was diverted from the Mississippi to the Atchafalaya basin. It appears that the diversion is now causing problems for the residents of Louisiana towns.
Water flooding in Mississippi Delta has opened another chapter in the political and historical evolution of the city. For years the people of the Cleveland are known to be fascinated about politics, crops and other important national issues that could better their future in American politics.
Since the flooding the tone of the conversation has for the first time in 76 years changed to another thing and that is the issue of water. On Friday morning the leaders of the Cleveland gathered together to talk about water which they acknowledged is both dangerous and wonderful.
Attention shifted to water since the flooding of the Mississippi river which affected the economic wellbeing and social life of the citizens for the first time in more than seven decades. The water bulge has caused some dislocations in the country as some of the residents of the city have since moved out of the water devastated environment.
The gathering on Friday was to brain storm on the best way to come on top of a similar situation in the future and to avert the future occurrence. The gathering was all expectants of new things that were never seen in the city before according to the key speaker at the occasion Col Jeffrey Eckstein who is the commander of the army corps of engineers that is located within the city.
There is anxiety all over the neighborhood of the lower Mississippi. The residents have packed their belongings and the emergency workers are busy feeling bags with sands to prevent the river from overflowing the neighborhood.
Already thousands of residents have already started moving out of the area. From the intensity of the impending flooding this may be one of the largest disasters that befall the neighborhood since 1920s.
There is an expectation that the same thing which was done in Missouri where army engineers blew the levee where the water has to escape in order to save the teaming thousands of the population who would have been negatively affected. Already muddy and farmers are already in desperate move to have way out of the ugly situations.
There are indications that the water level has reached what was obtained in the 1927 and 1937 that produced some of the worst flood ever recorded in history would likely repeat itself.
However because of the protective measures that were put in place those years of turbulent floods the current threat may not be as destructive as that of the seventy years ago. The levees as well as the locks which were built then can be used once more to deal with the threats.
The United States faces vicious cycles of devastation once again, this time due to ravaging tornadoes killing around 77 people in the Southern part Wednesday.
Alabama lost 61 people in powerful storms while 16 people were killed in neighboring Mississippi, Georgia and Tennessee. In Alabama, 15 people were found dead in the Tuscaloosa alone due to decimated infrastructure. Eleven people lost their lives in Jefferson County near Birmingham.
The University of Alabama was severely damaged due to collapse of many buildings and 100 people were injured and hospitalized for emergency treatment.
According to the city mayor Maddox, the Tuscaloosa experienced more devastating impact of tornadoes due to its dense population and infrastructure.
President Obama had a talk with. Robert Bentley, governor of Alabama and approved emergency federal assistance for the state. He also sent search teams and rescue assets immediately to the places damaged severely. The Wednesday storm was initiated due to terrific weather conditions near Southern region and East Coast. More storms are being predicted even today.
Tornadoes have moved eastward now from Texas to Georgia and the experts fear more thunderstorms very soon.
Following the deadly tornadoes in this week there have been a continuum of storms killing 10 people in Mississippi and Arkansas.
Yukiya Amano, Chief of the U.N.’s nuclear energy agency reveals that Japan is trying its best to cool the nuclear reactors after its cooling systems failed following devastating earthquake and tsunami in the country. The nuk chief stated this after observing the situation in Tokyo and a talk with the Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan.
The UN diplomat says that the accident at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant was more serious that what he predicted. The Japanese authorities are still trying to cool the reactor, whereas the unprecedented rise in temperature at reactors is exposing the spent fuel rods that are lying in empty pool in the reactor.
Japan has been offered assistance for assessing the dangers of Fukushima by the United States. It has also recommended a 50-mile evacuation zone for precautionary measure to avoid effects of harmful nuclear radiations from the plant, revealed the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chairman Gregory Jazcko. To regain control over the plant, a new power line is being laid to the plant to restore cooling system for the reactors, however its operators, Tokyo Electric Power Co. has already missed the deadline it set to complete the restoration work.
The Group of Seven industrialized nations has also offered to help Japan in this need of crisis and reinstall all infrastructure that has been devastated by the Friday earthquake.
However this effort would be focused on intervention on the currency market to weaken Japanese Yen and help Japan to gain from its exports.
Japanese emperor calls on people to keep hope
Following the devastating earthquake and Tsunami Japanese Emperor Akihito urges people not to give up their hopes.
The emperor, who rarely appears in public called on Japanese people to stay calm and united at this time of crisis when Tsunami and earthquake has devastated Japan and people are fearing nuclear catastrophe following failure of cooling systems at two nuclear plants of the country due to quake.
The 77-year-old emperor usually gives televised speech at the time of war or extreme crisis.
He supported Prime Minister Naoto Kan’s statement that this was worst crisis for Japan ever since the Second World War.
He assured Japanese people of international community’s support in this crisis and appreciated them for staying calm.
King’s speech was televised on the same day when Fukushima Daiichi’s nuclear plant was damaged and white smoke and fire coming from the reactors panicked people. More than 15000 people have been evacuated from the areas adjacent to nuclear plants to avoid radiation aftermath though experts are still denying possibility of any radiation catastrophe.
The reactor No. 4 was found with flames on Wednesday morning that raised concerns of dangerous radiation as spent fuel rods were lying in an uncovered pool inside.
Radiation level is being monitored at the plant and the area has been evacuated as a precautionary measure as the radiation level has been found fluctuating.