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[26 Dec 2010 | No Comment | ]

Bluepeace, the environmental NGO from Maldives, has posted on its blog that mangroves which saved an island in Noonu Atoll of Maldives from the tsunami are under threat from an illegal aquaculture project. Bluepeace reports an alien species of sea cucumber is harvested in mangroves of Kendhikulhudhoo and excavation and modification of the mangroves are going on. According to Bluepeace, the mangroves in the island mitigated the impact of the tsunami by absorbing the waves.
Six years ago, on 26 December 2004, when the Indian Ocean tsunami created havoc across the …

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[25 Dec 2010 | No Comment | ]

ESCAPE – NARRATIVE.
For thousands of years the human race has survived despite the numerous natural and man-made disasters we face so often. Catastrophes such as earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, storms, tidal waves, tsunamis and also the disastrous consequences of the environmental damage we impose on our planet have destroyed millions of people and homes bringing nations to its knees in an instant.
Are we strong enough to fight against nature? Or are we to learn and live in harmony with it? Can we just call …