Nowpublic's Top Ten Environmental Stories of 2008
2008 has been a busy year in the Environmental World - from the catastrophic earthquake in China to the fireball sighted over Alberta, Canada, the earth has definitely been moving and changing over the past 365 days.
NowPublic counts down its top ten environmental stories from this year - some of the stories were bigger than others, but they are all important.
8) Cyclone Nisha kills 86 people when it rips through Tamil Nadu and Chennai. Thousands were made homeless.
7) At least 10,000 people died in the China earthquake that hit May 12. Thousands of children died in their schools, families were destroyed and even the famous China Pandas were affected by the worst earthquake ever to hit the Sichuan province. - NowPublic staff member Sanjay reported.
1) Hurricane Ike leaves a trail of devastation in its wake as it tears across Cuba, before making landfall in Texas and other parts of the southern United States. Thousands of customers were left without power; Ike destroyed buildings, homes and lives. Some communities are still rebuilding now and won't be back to normal for some time. - Vinny reported.