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Thousands of dead walleye wash up in Lake Erie

Experts are trying to figure out why thousands of dead walleye fish have been washing up on a roughly 25-mile stretch of Lake Erie between the northern Ohio cities of Toledo and Port Clinton over the past few weeks. The mysterious deaths add to the millions of others

May 18, 2011

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El Nino will get more extreme

El Niño and La Niña are the warm and cold phases, respectively, of the pattern known as the El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) in the eastern half of the tropical Pacific. Forecasting how this pattern will behave a few months in advance is now...

May 18, 2011

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Mount Aso alert level raised to 2

The Meteorological Agency on Monday raised the volcanic alert level for Mount Aso from 1 to 2, prompting local authorities in Kumamoto Prefecture to ban entry to areas within 1 km of the crater of Mount Naka, one of five peaks in the active volcano's central cone

May 17, 2011

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New maps of Mississippi River, Atchafalaya River estimated flooding released by Corps

The Army Corps of Engineers has updated their inundation estimates for the Mississippi River and Atchafalaya River basin based upon opening the Morganza Floodway at 25 percent of capacity. The corps has also released a map showing the estimated times it will take...

May 16, 2011

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Antarctic marine ecosystem threaten by Human Activity

A team of scientists in the United Kingdom and the United States has warned that the native fauna and unique ecology of the Southern Ocean, the vast body of water that surrounds the Antarctic continent, is under threat from human activity. Their study is published

May 16, 2011

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Tornado ravaged austrian village Müllendorf (Burgenland)

Peacefull town  Müllendorf in austrian district of Eisenstadt-Umgebung was hit by unusual event this Saturday.  A 80 meter wide tornado swept directly over the houses and gardens, covered dozens  homes, uprooted trees and three houses rattled. A weather phenomenon

May 16, 2011

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Two small islands have sunk into the sea between India and Sri Lanka

Two small islands in South Asia's first marine biosphere reserve have sunk into the sea primarily as a result of coral reef mining. The islets were in a group in the Gulf of Mannar, between India and Sri Lanka.The Indo-Pacific region is considered to contain some of

May 16, 2011

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Dust storm blows over Sahara desert

 In early May 2011, a dust storm extended at least 1,100 kilometers (700 miles) across the Sahara Desert, according to a NASA statement. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite captured this natural-color image on

May 14, 2011

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11 earthquakes for the past 24 hours at Bulusan volcano

The seismic network at Bulusan Volcano (12.7667°N, 124.0500°E) detected a total of eleven (11) volcanic earthquakes for the past 24 hours. Steaming activity at the active vents ranged from wispy to moderate with white steam drifting to the southwest...

May 14, 2011

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Planetary triangle seen on sky this morning

Another day, another alignment of planets. "This morning, May 14th, the 'planetary triangle' created by Venus, Jupiter and Mercury adorned the eastern sky behind my nearby mosque," reports Shahrin Ahmad, who snapped this picture from his rooftop observatory of Sri

May 14, 2011

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Winter comes early as Melbourne is hit by chilly blast

Residents of Melbourne have been swamped with enough rain in the past two weeks to last the month of May and more is yet to come. Other parts of the state have seen their coldest start to May since records began, with snow already falling in low-lying areas.Mt Baw

May 14, 2011

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US 2011 Great Flood: Morganza spillway about to open

Federal officials have been given approval to open a Louisiana spillway as early as Saturday to avert a Mississippi River disaster in places like Baton Rouge and New Orleans. Army Corps of Engineers had received permission to open the Morganza spillway for the first

May 14, 2011

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M 6.0 earthquake rattles Costa Rica

A deep 6.0 magnitude earthquake struck in the middle of Costa Rica at a depth of 70 km. A 6.0 magnitude earthquake shook the capital city of Costa Rica on Friday afternoon, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The quake was felt strongly in San Jose but there were no

May 13, 2011

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Mysterious mammatus clouds over Minnesota

On May 10th, a severe storm captured national attention when it dumped golf-ball-sized hail on a Minnesota Twins baseball game. "I missed the hail," reports John Rogers of New Hope, Minnesota, "but I got a nice view of the clouds that formed after the

May 13, 2011

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Sundiving comet and coronal mass ejection

A comet dove into the sun on May 11th and seemed to trigger a massive eruption. Watch the movie, then scroll down for further discussion. A comet goes in; a CME comes out. Coincidence? Probably, yes, the sequence was coincidental. The comet disintegrated

May 12, 2011

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Heavy Rain in Namibia and South Africa

In early May 2011, more rain fell in one day in parts of Namibia and South Africa than typically falls in an entire year. For several months, unusually heavy and persistent rains have soaked western Africa and filled rivers and basins that have been quiescent for

May 11, 2011

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Two earthquakes M 4.5 and 5.2 hit Spain

At least 10 people have died this afternoon in Lorca (Murcia) and dozens injured as a result of an earthquake of magnitude 5.1, which was preceded by an earthquake of 4.5, as confirmed by the Delegation of the Government. One of the deceased is a minor.EMSC-CSEMThe

May 11, 2011

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Comet hit the Sun?

A comet just discovered by amateur astronomer Sergey Shurpakov is diving past the sun today, and it will probably not survive. Click here to view a movie of the death plunge recorded by the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory--and check back for updates in the hours

May 11, 2011

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Italians tremble at prediction of May 11 earthquake

According to a rumor that has circulated on the Internet for months, Raffaele Bendandi, an Italian pseudo scientist who died in 1979, predicted before his death that a massive earthquake will strike Rome on Wednesday, May 11. No one is sure that he actually made

May 11, 2011

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Spectacular CME, active region approaching Earth

A sunspot located just behind the sun's eastern limb erupted during the waning hours of May 9th, hurling a spectacular coronal mass ejection into space: movie. NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory photographed hot magnetic loops towering over the edge of the sun in the

May 11, 2011

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Dozens of dolphins found dead in Ukraine

Thirty one dolphins were found dead in the Crimean Peninsula in Southern Ukraine, the press office of the Emergencies Ministry in Crimea reported Tuesday.  According to officials, the dead dolphins were scattered in an area of 2 km along the coastal zone.Experts

May 10, 2011

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Effects of climate change in the Arctic more extensive than expected

The effects of climate change in the Arctic are already here. A much reduced covering of snow, shorter winter season and thawing tundra. And the changes are taking place significantly faster than previously thought. This is what emerges from a new research report on

May 09, 2011

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Strange vortex forming over Atlantic

Strange vortex is forming over Atlantic at East Coast. Here are some preliminary data. Stay tuned for updates!Update: Counterclockwise hurricane forming in AtlanticEast Conus Water Vapor LoopSatellite loop 12 hours: East CoastSYNOPSIS FOR LONG ISLAND WATERS AND

May 09, 2011

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Floods and landslides hit Java

A landslide and flash floods triggered by heavy rain killed 17 people and inundated four villages on Indonesia's Java island, a disaster management agency spokesman said Saturday.The incident happened late Friday in Garut district, West Java province, after hours of

May 08, 2011

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Heavy flood losses for Barbados farmers

Farmers have been left with flooded fields, damaged crops and profits washed down the drain after heavy rains over the past few weeks. From St Lucy to St Philip, tonnes of onions, tomatoes, cucumbers, squash and watermelons lay destroyed in the fields as some farmers

May 08, 2011

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Tropical storm Aere lashed Philippines

Tropical storm Aere lashed the northeastern Philippines on Sunday, killing at least nine people and forcing more than 100 000 villagers to flee from farming towns threatened by landslides. The storm slammed into Catanduanes province with winds of 53 miles (85 kilometres

May 08, 2011

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Record flooding spreading down the Mississippi River

As the Mississippi River continued to rise to record levels in response to over 2 feet of rain in recent weeks, officials began to evacuate portions of Memphis Friday. More evacuation orders will likely be given as historical flood levels spread southward along the

May 07, 2011

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Mass pilot whale stranding on Gulf Coast

Marine mammal rescuers continued to work Friday afternoon to nurses the remaining few pilot whales back to health that were stranded in shallow waters off the lower Florida Keys. Of the 18 whales who were stuck in the water, 11 have died, officials said."These guys

May 07, 2011

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Comet, UFO or military satellite above Russia?

It was a night when many thought the great question on alien life had finally been answered. Big glowing ball with four extending tails whizzed about the sky over the Russian Urals. The sight attracked mass attention when the first messages and spectacular pictures

May 07, 2011

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Thousands of black crappies in Lake DuBay found dead from virus

Thousands of black crappies on Lake DuBay and the Stevens Point Flowage are dead of a virus and wildlife officials are trying to figure out why the disease is affecting just one species.Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources biologists and fisheries technicians

May 06, 2011

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Flooding at the junction of the Mississippi and Ohio rivers

 Unrelenting spring rains fell on the Mississippi Basin, and residents along the river watched with trepidation as water levels surged, wondering if the levees that protected them would hold. Communities worked ceaselessly to shore up the beleaguered levees

May 06, 2011

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Mississipi river flooding

As engineers blasted a third section of a Missouri levee in a bid to manage flooding along the Mississippi and other rivers, Memphis residents prepared Thursday for flooding there that could last through all of May. The rising Mississippi river lapped over downtown

May 05, 2011

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Crop yields fall as temperatures rise

Global warming is taking its toll on our food, according to the first study to demonstrate a link between global crop yields and climate change. It concludes that the steep rise in temperatures since 1980 has cut into yields of staple crops, offsetting gains from

May 05, 2011

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14 signs that the collapse of our modern world has already begun

A lot of people believe the world as we know it is going to end on December 23, 2012. Nonsense, I say. The far more honest answer is that the end of the world as we know it has already begun. And it doesn't mean the end of the world; it means the closing of one era

May 05, 2011

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Six whale species heard in the waters near New York City

At least six different species of whales - among them a blue whale, the largest creature that has ever lived on the planet - have been heard in the waters around New York City, according to researchers who track the gigantic and chatty mammals by listening to their

May 05, 2011

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Ongoing Ecuador Tungurahua eruption

In mid-April 2011, after a decade of low activity, Ecuador’s Tungurahua Volcano began a substantial eruption, according to a NASA statement. On April 21st fine ash fell on nearby communities, followed by the appearance of small lava fountains at Tungurahua’s

May 05, 2011

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Doomsday panic in Taiwan: Could earthquake magnitude 14 and 170m high tsunami wave hit Taiwan?!

The man, identifying himself as Teacher Wang, said Taiwan would be struck by a magnitude-14 earthquake and 170m (560ft) high tsunami on 11 May. More than 100 cargo containers have been bought and set up in a mountainous area of central Taiwan.Police said they were

May 04, 2011

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Rare Severe Weather Event Strikes Hawaii

A low aloft over the Hawaiian Islands was responsible for bringing rare severe weather Monday afternoon. The storms produced small hail, flash flooding, and even multiple water spouts. Along with the frequent lightning, flash flooding was an issue with some areas

May 04, 2011

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Army blast Bird Point-New Madrid Leeve, Historic flooding ongoing

As record flooding continues along the Mississippi River, the operation to breach a levee to save an Illinois town was carried out Monday night. The Army Corps of Engineers exploded the levee in the agricultural community of Birds Point, Montana, Monday night to

May 04, 2011

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Subsiding geomagnetic storm (May 04, 2012)

Earth is exiting a solar wind stream that has been stirring up geomagnetic storms around Earth's poles since April 29th. Over the past few nights, observers have seen auroras over the South Pole, Germany, Wisconsin andMichigan. The chances for more auroras are

May 04, 2011