An Ecological Disaster In Hungary

 

An aerial view of the red mud covering streets and neighborhood of Kolontar, 167 kms southwest of Budapest, Hungary, taken on Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010, after the rupture of a red sludge reservoir at an alumina plant, in nearby Ajka, with over one million cubic meters of the poisonous chemical sludge inundating several villages. The flood of toxic mud killed killed a yet unknown number of people, injured more than one hundred, with some people still missing. (AP Photo/MTI, Gyoergy Varga)

On Monday, a gigantic sludge reservoir burst its banks at an alumina plant in Ajka, Hungary caused a bad red sludge flood.

An aerial photo taken Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010 shows the ruptured wall of a red sludge reservoir of the Ajkai Timfoldgyar plant in Kolontar, 100 miles (160 kilometers) southwest of Budapest, Hungary. The government declared a state of emergency in three counties affected by the flooding. (AP Photos/MTI, Gyoergy Varga)

 

Ajka is a town 100 miles (160 kilometers) southwest of Budapest, the capital of Hungary.

By Tuesday, it was reported that about 35.3 million cubic feet of sludge had poured from the reservoir, flooding a 16 square mile area.

An aerial view shows overturned cars in the red sludge yard of a house in Kolontar, 167 kms southwest of Budapest, Hungary, taken on Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010. (AP Photo/MTI, Gyoergy Varga)

 

The red sludge is dangerous because the material is a waste product in aluminum production that contains heavy metals and is toxic if ingested.

At least four people were killed, six were missing and 120 injured, many with burns.

Hundreds were evacuated.

In Kolontar, the town closest to the plant, a 12-foot-high wave of red slurry hit, swept away everything in its path.

A villager checks his yard flooded by toxic mud in the Kolontar, Hungary, Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010. (AP Photo/Bela Szandelszky)

 

Houses were flooded, cars were swept off and bridges were damaged.

By Tuesday, it swept toward the Danube River.

It will be an ecological disaster if it reach the Danube River.

Emergency workers wearing masks and chemical protection gear rushed to pour 1,000 tons of plaster into the Marcal River to bind the sludge and keep it from flowing on to the Danube some 45 miles away.

I think we should stop making aluminium because this disaster can happen again and again.

The disaster kills people. animals, plants and trees.

We must stop polluting our Earth!

Go green!

Logs carried in by the flooding toxic mud cover a yard in the town of Devecser, Hungary, Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010. Monday's flooding was caused by the rupture of a red sludge reservoir at an alumina plant in western Hungary and has affected seven towns near the Ajkai Timfoldgyar plant in the town of Ajka, 100 miles (160 kilometers) southwest of Budapest. (AP Photo/Bela Szandelszky)

 

A grain field is flooded by toxic mud outside the village of Kolontar, Hungary, Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010. (AP Photo/Bela Szandelszky)

 

A rescue worker clearing the flooded village of Devecser, Hungary, October 5, 2010. REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo.

 

A resident stands in his flooded garden in the village of Kolontar 150km (93.2 miles) west of Budapest October 4, 2010.(REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo)

 

Local residents are rescued by excavators in Devecser, 164 kms southwest of Budapest, Hungary, Monday, Oct. 4, 2010. Three people are missing. (AP Photo/MTI, Lajos Nagy)

 

Mexico’s Deadly Landslides-Photos

Overall view of the town of Santa Maria de Tlahuitoltepec, Mexico, Tuesday Sept. 28, 2010, after a landslide occurred. A mudslide was due to heavy rains in Mexico's rain-soaked southern state of Oaxaca. (AP Photo/Luis Alberto Cruz Hernandez)

At least 20 people were killed in two landslides in southern Mexico.

Very heavy rains caused the landslides.

On Tuesday 4 people were killed and 11 people were missing in Oaxaca landslide.

On Wednesday  at least 16 people were killed, 13 people were injured and 3 people were missing in Amatan landslide, in Chiapas state.

Buildings, houses, roads and bridges were damaged by the landslides.

Landslide is a natural disaster but cutting down trees along the hillside can caused more landslides.

Go green to save the Earth!

People stand next to a damaged house after a landslide in Santa Maria de Tlahuitoltepec, Mexico, Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2010. (AP Photo/Miguel Tovar)
People remove mud after a landslide in Santa Maria de Tlahuitoltepec, Mexico, Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2010. (AP Photo/Miguel Tovar)
A woman walks past the damaged bridge that crosses the Macuilxochitl river near the town of Tlacolula, Mexico Tuesday Sept. 28, 2010. Rescue operations attempting to reach the town of Santa Maria de Tlahuitoltepec have been delayed due to the condition of the bridge. (AP Photo/Agencia Quadratin)
Men inspect a vehicle buried under mud after a landslide in the town of Santa Maria de Tlahuitoltepec, Mexico Tuesday Sept. 28, 2010. (AP Photo/Luis Alberto Cruz Hernandez)
A man stands in front of damage left after a landslide in the town of Santa Maria de Tlahuitoltepec, Mexico Tuesday Sept. 28, 2010. (AP Photo/Luis Alberto Cruz Hernandez)
A rescue worker uses a zip-line to cross an overflowed river in the town of Santa Maria de Tlahuitoltepec, Mexico, Tuesday Sept. 28, 2010. (AP Photo/Luis Alberto Cruz Hernandez)
Police and Mexican army personnel sift through the debris after a landslide in the town of Santa Maria de Tlahuitoltepec, Mexico, Tuesday Sept. 28, 2010. (AP Photo/Luis Alberto Cruz Hernandez)

Powerful 7.1 Quake Hits New Zealand-Pictures

People stand outside a building damaged by a 7.4-magnitude earthquake in central Christchurch, New Zealand, early Saturday, Sept. 4, 2010. (AP Photo/NZPA, David Alexander) ** NEW ZEALAND OUT **

A powerful 7.1-magnitude earthquake hit New Zealand’s South Island early Saturday.

The quake hit at 4:35 a.m. (1635 GMT).

A car damaged by rubble from a building is seen following a powerful earthquake in central Christchurch, New Zealand, early Saturday, Sept. 4, 2010. (AP Photo/NZPA, David Alexander) ** NEW ZEALAND OUT **

People ran out of their homes to the streets.

According to the state geological agency GNS Science, the quake hit 19 miles (30 kilometers) west of Christchurch.

Part of a road badly damaged by the earthquake.

There was no tsunami alert.

So far nobody was killed and only two people were seriously injured.

There were reports of some people trapped in damaged buildings.

Rubble from damaged buildings fallen on the road.

The Christchurch International Airport was closed.

Chimneys and walls had fallen from older buildings, roads had been blocked, traffic lights were out and power, gas and water supplies were disrupted.

The earthquake damaged roadway on the South Brighton Bridge approach attracts the curious after the powerful quake in Christchurch, New Zealand, Saturday, September 04 2010.(AP Photo/NZPA, David Alexander) **NEW ZEALAND OUT**

There were reports that some buildings had collapsed.

The fronts of at least five buildings in the central city of Christchurch have collapsed.

At least six bridges had been badly damaged.

Several wharves at the port had been damaged.

Kiwirail rail transport group spokesman Kevin Ramshaw said 13 mostly freight trains had been halted on South Island lines, with some damage already confirmed to rail lines north of Christchurch.

Police said that looters broke into some of the damaged shops in Christchurch.

Minister of Civil Defense John Carter said, army troops were on standby to assist as a state of civil emergency was declared.

New Zealand sits above an area of the Earth’s crust where two tectonic plates collide.

A police officer is seen on a street blocked by rubble from a damaged building following a powerful earthquake in central Christchurch, New Zealand, early Saturday, Sept. 4, 2010. (AP Photo/NZPA, David Alexander) ** NEW ZEALAND OUT **
A damaged building.
Rubbles in front of a damaged building.
People standing in front of another damaged building.
Rubbles from damaged buildings.
Water flooding the road.
More disaster.
Another building that was damaged by the earthquake.
A car hit by rubbles from a damaged building.

The earthquake damaged road at Bexley flooded by burst pipes, in Christchurch, New Zealand, Saturday, September 04, 2010.(AP Photo/NZPA, David Alexander) **NEW ZEALAND OUT**

China Flooding Kills 701 In Worst Toll In A Decade-Photos

There is a bad flood in China now.

It is a disaster.

701 people were killed by the flood and 347 are missing.

Three quarter of China’s provinces were hit by the flood.

25 rivers have reached record-high water level.

Heavy rain on the hillsides caused lots of landslides.

Lots and lots of houses and buildings were damaged.

The water level at the Three Gorges Dam is at record high.

It is now just 20m below the dam’s maximum capacity.

Three Gorges Dam is the biggest hydro power dam in the world.

The dam is on the Yangtze River.

Yangtze River is the longest river in China.

I think that the people in China must stop doing things that hurt the environment.

They should stop cutting down trees and stop polluting the rivers and the air.

All these make a flood worse.

For more news on flood in China, please click here- ‘China Hit By Typhoon Chanthu-Pictures’.

We have to take care of our Earth as in Micheal Jackson’s ‘Earth Song’.

(100720) -- YICHANG, July 20, 2010 (Xinhua) -- Flood waters are sluiced with the water outflux monitored at 40,000 cubic meters per second at Three Gorges Dam in Yichang, central China's Hubei Province, July 20, 2010. China's Three Gorges Dam project on the Yangtze River stood its biggest flood-control test at 8 a.m. Tuesday since completion, as the flow on the river's upper reaches topped 70,000 cubic meters a second. All ferry services were halted at the Three Gorges Dam on Monday, and would be resumed after the influx decreased to 45,000 cubic meters per second. (Xinhua/Cheng Min) (zgp)
(100720) -- YICHANG, July 20, 2010 (Xinhua) -- Flood waters are sluiced at the Three Gorges Dam, China. (Xinhua/Cheng Min) (zgp)

(100720) -- YICHANG, July 20, 2010 (Xinhua) -- Journalists take photos of the scene of flood discharge at Three Gorges Dam, July 20, 2010. (Xinhua/Cheng Min) (zgp)
The Three Gorges Dam discharges water to lower the level in a reservoir, July 19, 2010.( Reuters/ Stringer)
The Three Gorges Dam discharges water to lower the level in a reservoir, July 19, 2010.( Reuters/ Stringer)
Flood water is released from the Three Gorges Dam's floodgates in Yichang, in central China's Hubei province, Tuesday, July 20, 2010. Rescuers in China were searching Tuesday for 30 people buried in landslides as flood waters from days of heavy rain surged past the Three Gorges Dam, the world's largest. (AP Photo) ** CHINA OUT **
In this photo taken Tuesday, July 13, 2010, rescue workers evacuate villagers trapped by flood waters in Anqing in central China's Anhui province. Parts of China experience annual flooding but this year's rains have been particularly devastating. Storms so far this month have caused economic losses of 22.2 billion yuan ($3.3 billion), the Ministry of Civil Affairs said on its website on Wednesday.(AP Photo)**CHINA OUT**
In this Monday, July 12, 2010 photo, electric poles are damaged and a bulldozer washed away by flood in Tongcheng, in central China's Anhui province. Landslides slammed into three mountain hamlets in western China early Tuesday, killing 17 people and leaving 44 missing, while crews drained a fast-rising reservoir in another part of the country following heavy rains. (AP Photo) ** CHINA OUT **
Chinese rescuers arrive in the flooded Chongqing Municipality. (AFP/AFP)

Human-Made Disaster; People Were Killed Everywhere-Photos

People killed other people all over the world.

They use violence as a vehicle to get what they want.

This is a disaster.

We should stop hurting each other and stop destroying our Earth.

We should also stop cutting down trees and use them as weapons in fighting.

Listen to Micheal Jackson’s ‘Earth Song’ and let us try to heal the world.

These are some of the latest violence in today’s Yahoo News.

The photos are also from Yahoo News.


Mexico

Lots and lots of people were killed in Mexican drug war.

Three people were killed in a car bomb by drug seller this week.

Car bomb exploded in Mexico.
Drug gang used car bomb to attack police.
COMMERCE-CA-JULY 12, 2010: Bundles of marijuana extracted from a rail car are laid alongside tracks at part of the Union Pacific rail yard in the City of Commerce on Monday, July 12, 2010. (Christina House / POOL PHOTO)
The remains of a vehicle are cordoned off in a street in the northern border city of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, Friday July 16, 2010. Mexican investigators ran forensic tests to determine whether drug gangs used a car bomb in an attack on police patrol trucks that killed two officers and wounded nine people on Thursday. A car bomb would mark an unprecedented escalation of Mexico's drug war and confirm long-standing fears that the cartels are turning to explosives in their fight against security forces. (AP Photo)

Pakistan

A lot of people were killed in bomb attacks  and by guns all over Pakistan.

On Saturday 18 passengers were killed in northeastern Pakistan.

Family members a person injured by a bomb blast, bring him at a local hospital in Pakistani tribal of area of Jamrud, Friday, July 16, 2010. A powerful bomb blast ripped through a busy market in an area along the Afghan border Friday, killing at least many people and wounding 15 others, a Pakistani official said.(AP photo/Qazi Rauf)
Pakistani hospital staff attend a person injured by a bomb blast, at a local hospital in Pakistani tribal of area of Jamrud, Friday, July 16, 2010. A powerful bomb blast ripped through a busy market in an area along the Afghan border Friday, killing at least many people and wounding 15 others, a Pakistani official said.(AP photo/Qazi Rauf)
Violence in Pakistan.
Can we stop hurting each other?
A boy injured in a hospital in Pakistan.

Iraq

28 people were killed in a hotel fire in Iraq’s Kurdish region.

The fire was at the ‘Hotel Soma’.

Some hotel guests jumped out from upper floors to save themselves.

More human-made disaster in Iraq.
Hotel Soma.
Fire in Hotel Soma.
Firemen trying to stop the fire
A view of fire damage at Soma Hotel in the northern Iraqi city of Sulaimaniya, 260 km (162 miles) northeast of Baghdad July 16, 2010. The fire, possibly triggered by a gas leak, killed 30 people, including foreigners, and injured at least 22 others, police said on Friday. REUTERS/Sherko Raouf

Please stop destroying our Earth.

Aliens in Jupiter 3

Please click here for Aliens From Jupiter 2

Written and illustrated by: Ahmad Ali

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Kamosa's spaceship.

It was Kamosa’s spaceship! Kamosa left it on planet Earth the last time he went to Earth to visit his friends. Kamosa met Goplaga on planet Earth. Goplaga invited Kamosa to fly in his spaceship to Saturn. Then Kamosa’s human friends sent Kamosa’s spaceship from Earth to Saturn.

Kamosa's spaceship flying to Neptune from Saturn.

Kamosa invited Goplaga for a trip to Neptune. Over there Goplaga and Kamosa met the Neptune alien named Hilama. Hilama has two purple wings, light blue face and one red eye.

Hilama, the alien from Neptune.

Kamosa wanted to play the ‘4 players chess’, but Kamosa left the cheess set in Goplaga’s room on Saturn. Kamosa was very sad…

Goplaga heard his iPhone ringing.

The next day, Goplaga’s iPhone reminded him of Kamosa’s birthday. When Goplaga heard the reminder ringing, Goplaga rushed to Alien Express and bought another ‘4 players chess’ set.

Alien Express

To be continued in Aliens From Jupiter 4.

Aliens From Jupiter 2

Please click here for Aliens From Jupiter 1.

Written and illustrated by: Ahmad Ali

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One day the alien Kamosa saw an alien from Saturn named Goplaga. Kamosa was an alien from Jupiter. The aliens from Saturn have 1000 tiny eyes, 300 feet and 10000 hands.

Left: Goplaga (the alien from Saturn). Right: A tree from Saturn. (Please click for a larger picture)

Goplaga invited Kamosa to visit Saturn. It was cold in Saturn and there were lots of blue purple trees. The aliens in Saturn were born from the trees.

Over there, Kamosa played 4 player chess with Goplaga. Goplaga controlled the blue and red pieces while Kamosa controlled the black and white pieces. When Kamosa and Goplaga finished playing chess, they heard a sound of a spaceship.

They saw a spaceship. (Click for a larger picture)

They went out and saw a spaceship from Planet Earth!

To be continued in Aliens From Jupiter 3.


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Aliens From Jupiter

Written and illustrated by: Ahmad Ali

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Once upon a time, there were aliens in Jupiter.

They have no nose, no eyes and no mouth.They only have one foot and one hand.They can jump but not high.The aliens can’t jump high because the force of gravity in Jupiter is strong.They can only walk.

One day, the aliens visited the planet Earth. They helped the people to do their works. When the aliens went back to Jupiter, some people followed the aliens 🙂


Then they played ‘4 players chess’ with an alien named Kamosa.


But when a person wanted to jump because he won the chess game, he can’t jump.

Ways To Heal Our Earth

  • Stop the wars because the wars destroy trees, buildings, animals, humans and caused pollutions and wars can destroy our Earth.

  • Stop doing all the things that can harm our Earth.

  • Plant lots and lots of trees.

  • Use organic farming to reduce pollution.

  • The government should find ways so that everybody can use solar energy for electricity.

  • Invent transports that do not cause pollution maybe we can use solar energy.

  • Plant lots of trees around factories to reduce air pollution.

  • Stop building factories around lakes, rivers or sea and houses.

  • Do not produce too much things to reduce industrial waste.

  • Do not use dangerous chemical in factories.

  • Stop demolishing buildings that are still strong and safe because we cause pollution during demolishing and we need a place to throw the rubble. When we build a new building we’ll need new bricks, glass, steel and wood and cause more damage to the Earth.

  • Clean up the rubbish around us.

  • Clean the polluted rivers and lakes. Take out the rubbish and treat the water.

  • Recycle, reuse and reduce doing things that is bad for our environment.

  • Show the people what will happen if we do not heal our Earth. Even littering can cause a disaster.

  • Stop smoking because it causes air pollution just like factories. If someone want to smoke they should only smoke in a cave deep in the jungle.

Stop Destroying Our Earth

People like to do things that harm the Earth.

Wars, cutting down trees, littering, polluting and forest fire are some of the things that harm our environment.

Cutting down trees especially on the hillside caused landslide that will push down new trees and that tree will push down other trees; so more and more trees will be pushed down.

I think it is like playing domino; when we push down one tile, it will push down another tile and more tiles will fall down.

Littering can cause flash flood when the rubbish block the drain; the flood will damaged buildings and plants and caused water pollution and leave rubbish everywhere.

Industrial wastes from factories cause water pollution, air pollution and toxic rain.

Cars, trucks, buses, ships, boats aeroplanes and other vehicles caused air pollution.

In the cities there are lots of buildings and vehicles but not much trees.

And we are also using too much fuel energy.

We cause global warming and global warming causes disasters that destroy the Earth.