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Chillymanjaro

One of the founding fathers of The Watchers. Researcher and editor of The Watchers.


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Frequent tornadoes a symptom of jet stream change

The unusually large number of severe tornadoes this year may be a sign of large-scale changes in the jet stream. When the events happen frequently such as the destruction of Joplin, Mo., the outbreak of multiple tornadoes in Alabama, and the northeast outbreak in...

June 05, 2011

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Geomagnetic storm in progress, gigantic solar prominences

Amateur astronomers around the world are reporting strong activity on the limb of the sun. The prominences on June 4th were gigantic. Prominences are clouds of hot plasma

June 05, 2011

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New type of MRSA in hospitalized patients discovered

A distinctly new type of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) that is not detected by traditional genetic screening methods has been discovered in patients in Irish hospitals according to research to be published in the journal Antimicrobial Agents and

June 05, 2011

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Unknown fault structures in Canterbury region found

Scientists investigating the Canterbury earthquakes and conducting allied subsurface studies released preliminary findings from their investigations.The work, involving refined earthquake analysis and geophysical surveys, is part of the effort by the Natural

June 05, 2011

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Honeybee colonies in the US reduced in number by 30 percent over the 2010-2011 winter

Honeybee colonies in the United States reduced in number by 30 percent over the 2010-2011 winter, according to a recently released annual survey conducted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Apiary Inspectors of America (AIA).The loss was actually lower

June 05, 2011

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Largest wildfire in Arizona's history burned more than 250,000 acres

One of the largest wildfires in Arizona history threatened mountain retreats and spread ash and smoke as far away as Albuquerque, New Mexico, more than 200 miles away, officials said Saturday. Across the state, blazes have burned more than 250,000 acres.More than

June 05, 2011

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Chilean Puyehue-Cordón Caulle erupts, prompts evacuation of 3 500 people

There are reports from Chile that Puyehue-Cordón Caulle has erupted and produced a large plume. ‘Just after 14:40,′ reports soychile.cl, ‘a huge plume began to be visible from the district of Entre Lagos, which corresponds to the beginning...

June 05, 2011

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China: Rain quenches thirst of areas hit by drought

Rain in Central and South China is expected to drench drought-hit regions over the next three days, which could help to ease the dry spell, but experts warned the local public to prepare for heavy rains and even floods.At least light to moderate rains would

June 04, 2011

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Mexico's Popocatepetl volcano blasts tower of ash

The Popocatepetl volcano that towers over Mexico City began rumbling again Friday, shooting a blast of ash about 2 miles (3 kilometers) above its crater at dawn.The ash cloud drifted first to the west and then turned back east toward the city of Puebla, Mexico's

June 04, 2011

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Mud eruption in Ninh Thuan is small-scale geological accident

After two months of research, scientists have concluded that the mud eruption phenomenon in Thuan Bac district in the central province of Ninh Thuan is a small-scale geological accident, which is related to tectonical faults.Experts of Ninh Thuan Province’s

June 04, 2011

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Fires burn in eastern Russia

140 hotbeds of wildfires with the total area 13 906.28 hectares have been registered in the Russian Federation within twenty four hours. 139 hotbeds with th area 4 832.88 ha have been extinguished. 167 hotbeds, including those emerged earlier and 16 large ones continue

June 03, 2011

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Sandstorm over Iraq

A thick dust plume blew over Iraq on June 2, 2011, stopping just short of Iran and Kuwait. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite captured this natural-color image the same day.The dust forms a giant beige arc that

June 03, 2011

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Texas suffers from "exceptional" drought

A report released Thursday from a consortium of national climate experts said Texas saw the highest levels of drought over the last week — rated as "exceptional" — jump from 43.97 percent of the state to 50.65 percent of the state. Devastating drou

June 03, 2011

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China admits Three Gorges Dam has 'urgent problems' as drought persists

Chinese government has said the Three Gorges Dam - the world's largest hydropower plant - is having "urgent problems," warning of environmental, construction and migration "disasters" amid the worst drought to hit southern China in 50 years. China's State Council,

June 03, 2011

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Old River and the Mississippi River control

The Mississippi River is highly “engineered,” as major rivers go. The battle between human civilization and the river is perhaps best exemplified by the Old River Control structures in central Louisiana. Completed in the 1960s, the system of levees, locks,

June 03, 2011

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Co-orbital asteroid 2009BD flyby

Small asteroid 2009 BD is flying through the Earth-moon system today about 215,000 miles from Earth. The 10m wide space rock poses no threat to our planet, but it is of acute scientific interest."It's notable because it remains close to Earth for months at a time and

June 02, 2011

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BGI sequences genome of the deadly E. Coli in Germany and reveals new super-toxic strain

The recent outbreak of an E. coli infection in Germany has resulted in serious concerns about the potential appearance of a new deadly strain of bacteria. In response to this situation, and immediately after the reports of deaths, the University Medical Centre

June 02, 2011

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Tornadoes davastate western Massachusetts, Springfield hit hardest

At least two confirmed tornadoes descended upon towns in western Massachusetts on Wednesday, leaving at least four dead and smashing homes and buildings across a 40-mile stretch, state officials and witnesses reported. The storms struck shortly after 4 p.m. in

June 02, 2011

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Flooding in Quebec and Northeastern U.S.

Flooding affected areas on either side of the United States-Canada border in late May 2011. Along the Vermont-New York border, Lake Champlain was at major flood stage, according to the Advanced Hydrological Prediction Service (AHPS) of the U.S. National Weather

June 01, 2011

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Caribbean could turn active entering into 2011 Atlantic Hurricane season

The 2011 Atlantic Hurricane Season officially starts on Wednesday and it is possible that the tropics will turn active immediately in the Caribbean. The latest computer models continue to indicate the formation of an area of low pressure in the southwestern or

May 31, 2011

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New Greenland ice loss study emerges

 In the last decade, two of the three largest glaciers in Greenland have lost enough ice that, if melted, could have filled Lake Erie.This startling picture of Greenland's ice loss comes from a new study that refines measurements of such ice loss and is

May 28, 2011

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SuperTyphoon Chedeng (Songda) gains strength, move towards Japan

Super Typhoon Songda swirled off the coast of Luzon, at the northern end of the Philippine Islands, on the afternoon of May 27, 2011. Peak winds were around 240 kilometers (150 miles) per hour at 06:00 Universal Time (2 p.m. local time), according to the Joint

May 28, 2011

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Forest fires out of control on Ibiza island, Spain

The forest fire which has been burning since Wednesday afternoon on Ibiza remains out of control, and is by far the worst fire ever seen on the Baleares. So far 2,000 hectares have been destroyed. Some 200 people have been evacuated from some 80 homes in the area

May 27, 2011

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Fires continue in northern Alberta, Canada

Fires continued to burn in northern Alberta, Canada on May 25, 2011, as strong winds carried a thick band of blue-gray smoke across the region. The fires cluster south of Lake Athabasca, a large, partially frozen lake located near the upper edge of the image. The...

May 27, 2011

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Source of Hawaii volcanism found

For years, researchers have debated whether or not the Hawaiian hot spot — the active volcanic region that created the islands — is fueled by a plume of hot magma rising straight up from the Earth's depths. Not so, new research finds. Instead, a giant, d

May 27, 2011

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Scientists move closer to predicting volcano hazard

UK and Russian scientists say they are a step closer to predicting how dangerous a volcano is after developing a method that lets them figure out how individual volcanoes are 'plumbed'.The new approach means researchers need only analyse a single chunk of rock f

May 27, 2011

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Scotland battered by 114mph winds

High winds brought chaos to Scotland's transport network today as falling trees blocked main routes. Roads, rail, air and ferry services were all affected as winds gusting 100mph were recorded in central Scotland.An ambulance transport car collided with a lorry on

May 27, 2011

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Severe weather threat moving to New England, Ohio Valley, Mid-Atlantic, Southeast

Wednesday storms spawned softball-sized hail in Georgia and damaging winds  in upstate York, but no fatalities were reported, as of posting.SPC received a total of 1,017 severe weather reports across 14 states  on Wednesday (preliminary data) including 96

May 27, 2011

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Typhoon Chedeng (Songda) approaches Philippines

Typhoon Songda was expected to slam into the remote and mountainous northeast of Luzon on Friday, although it could change course and head towards more populated areas near the capital of Manila, forecasters said.Forecasters said the typhoon, with sustained winds

May 26, 2011

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Iran's largest lake turning to salt

 The long popular lake, home to migrating flamingos, pelicans and gulls, has shrunken by 60 percent and could disappear entirely in just a few years, experts say — drained by drought, misguided irrigation policies, development and the damming of rivers

May 26, 2011

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The fire season was still going strong in Mexico

May usually marks the end of the fire season in Mexico. Sometime during the month, the first wet-season rains begin to fall, followed by a soggy five months. Yet, on May 20, 2011, when the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua

May 25, 2011

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Grímsvötn volcano ash plume drops to five kilometers

About 14 months after Eyjafjallajökull rumbled to life, another volcano on Iceland began spewing ash and steam. At approximately 17:30 UTC (5:30 p.m. local time) on May 21, 2011, Grímsvötn began to erupt, the Icelandic Met Office reported. The...

May 24, 2011

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Experts say it's time to shift view of seismic risk

Knowledge of seismic risk is badly skewed in favor of earthquakes that occur on plate boundaries, such as the March 11 temblor that hit northeast Japan, rather than those that strike deep inland, a pair of scientists said on Sunday. In a commentary appearing in the...

May 24, 2011

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Deforestation of the Brazilian Amazon rainforest has increased almost sixfold

Satellite images show deforestation increased from 103 sq km in March and April 2010 to 593 sq km (229 sq miles) in the same period of 2011, Brazil's space research institute says. Much of the destruction has been in Mato Grosso state, the centre of soya farming in

May 23, 2011

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Deadly tornadoes sweep the Midwest, 75% of city Joplin destroyed

A powerful tornado barreled through Joplin, Missouri leaving a wide path of destruction and killing at least 30. The tornado leveled a residential area of the city (population: 50 000) estimated to be as large as 20 blocks. Many people are believed to be trapped...

May 23, 2011

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Dead leopard sharks turning up in Richardson Bay

An alarming number of sick, dying and dead leopard sharks have been turning up on the shores of Richardson Bay over the past two weeks, but researchers are baffled as to what is causing the problem, observed elsewhere in the Bay Area as well.The period of April

May 23, 2011

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Japan's 11 March mega-quake shifted the ocean floor sideways by more than 20m

Japan's 11 March mega-quake shifted the ocean floor sideways by more than 20m (65ft), according one instrument placed on the seabed off the nation's coast. This direct measurement exceeds the displacement suggested by some models built only from data gathered on

May 22, 2011

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Heavy rain and landslides hit Venezuela

Agriculture and livestock production in , has become increasingly precarious. Persistent rains in the past three months have led to floods that have ravaged some 296,500 acres of farmland in South Lake Maracaibo, in the northwestern state of  Zulia in

May 22, 2011

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Brittish Secretary of Defence: Solar flares storm could paralyse UK

British Defence Secretary Liam Fox will next week attend a summit of scientists and security advisers who believe the infrastructure that underpins modern life in Western economies is potentially vulnerable to electromagnetic disruption.Blogger’s and scientists

May 22, 2011

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Sacred Valley of the Incas to send 1,500 potato varieties to Svalbard Global Seed Vault in Arctic circle

On April 15 peruvian president Alan García signed a decree allowing the import and planting of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in the country. The official decree puts at risk the genetic diversity of the Peruvian Andes, including the tuberous crop we know as

May 22, 2011