A giant wall of dust hit Metropolitan Phoenix for the third time within the last six weeks.
The dust storm, known as a haboob, was 1,000 feet high and traveled at least 50 miles into metro Phoenix and neighboring Pinal County on Thursday evening.
Weather experts said such huge dust storms only happen in Arizona, Africa’s Sahara desert and parts of the Middle East.
Flights were delayed and some people were without electricity because of the dust storm.
Homes were damaged, roofs were torn off businesses, trees landed on top of homes and a junior high school has part of its roof missing in the city of Eloy, in Pinal County.
Pollution levels was very high during dust storms and caused breathing problems for people with asthma and other similar conditions.
On Friday night, July 16 2010 an oil pipeline exploded at the Xingang port in China.
More than 2000 fire fighters and 338 fire engines worked for 15 hours to stop the fire.
The explosion caused an oil spill around the Dalian port.
This oil spill is not as bad as the spill in the Gulf Of Mexico.
Oil spill can happen anywhere in the world.
So we must be careful to prevent it.
It is a disaster.
Oil spill caused serious water pollution and can pollute the lands around it.
It can kill animals such as fish, crab, clam and birds.
It can kill plants too.
Cleaning oil spill is hard and very expensive.
Below are photos of the oil spill in China from Yahoo News.
Is Malaysia ready for oil spill?
On the April 20, 2010 there was an explosion at the BP oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico.
The oil spilled to the ocean and caused a bad pollution.
The waves carry the oil to the beaches.
The polluted water killed the sea creatures and birds.
The birds died because when they dived into the sea to get their prey, they were soaked in the oil.
The oil soaked bird cannot fly.
This is a disaster.
There are off shore oil rigs in Malaysia too.
So we have to be careful to avoid the oil rig explosion.
Are Malaysian oil rigs safe?
We can avoid the oil rig explosion if we do not dig the oil from the sea.
I took these pictures from Yahoo News.
Stop the wars because the wars destroy trees, buildings, animals, humans and caused pollutions and wars can destroy 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.