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Asteroid 2011 GP59 - Close Earth-Moon Flyby

Newly-discovered asteroid 2011 GP59 is flying past Earth today, April 15th, not far beyond the orbit of the Moon (1.4 LD). There's no danger of a collision, but the 50-meter space rock is remarkable: It is elongated and spinning once every 7.5 minutes. This causes

April 15, 2011

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Dust blew from Africa to Scandinavia

Atmospheric scientists track aerosols—tiny solid and liquid particles suspended in our atmosphere—because they have important impacts on weather, climate, and human health. Mineral dust is one of the most abundant aerosols, a product of winds blowing across our

April 15, 2011

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Cuba is dealing with the worst drought in 50 years

Cuba is facing its worst drought in half a century, with tens of thousands of families almost entirely reliant on water trucks for essential supplies.The drought started two years ago, and reservoirs are now down to a fifth of their normal levels. The government is prov

April 15, 2011

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State of emergency declared for Canadian flooding

The annual spring floods have already taken their toll across the Canadian Prairie Provinces of Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta, where states of emergency have been declared. This flooding has claimed the lives of at least two people, both in southern Manitoba

April 14, 2011

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Rising rivers swell across US Midwest

Waters continued rising in April 2011 in the U.S. Midwest, according to a NASA statement. On April 13, the Advanced Hydrological Prediction Service (AHPS) of the U.S. National Weather Service warned of flooding along the Mississippi and Wisconsin Rivers. The AHPS

April 14, 2011

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Europe is about to move below Africa

We may be seeing the start of a new subduction zone. The Eurasian plate is 85% land mass with a very undefined plate boundary on its southern border connecting to the African, Indian and Australian plates. The continents are converging; and for many millions of years,

April 13, 2011

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Subsiding geomagnetic storm (April 13,2011)

A geomagnetic storm that sparked auroras around the Arctic Circle and sent Northern Lights spilling over the Canadian border into the United States on April 12th is subsiding. At the height of the display, Shawn Malone took this picture from the shores of Lake

April 13, 2011

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Say NO to uranium mining in the Grand Canyon

Havasu Falls is one of the Grand Canyon's most famous and beautiful scenes, with clear water cascading 35 metres into intensely blue pools framed by trees and towering rocky walls. The falls are fed by springs a few kilometres away. Downstream lies the village of

April 12, 2011

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Geomagnetic storm in progress (April 12, 2011)

  K-indices of 5 or greater indicate storm-level geomagnetic activity around earth.Geomagnetic Storms: Probabilities for significant disturbances in Earth's magnetic field are given for three activity levels: active, minor storm, severe storm. The

April 12, 2011

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Number of days of rain in Iberian Peninsula has increased since 1903

A research team, led by the University of Extremadura, has for the first time analysed the frequency of rainfall over the whole of the Iberian Peninsula from 1903 to 2003. The results show that the number of rainy days increased over the 20th Century, except in the area

April 11, 2011

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Japan's 20 volcanoes became alive after Tohoku EQ, expecting another 9.0

Japan’s Meteorological Agency on Friday warned that the country’s 20 volcanoes became alive due to the massive March 11 earthquake, and a study said earthquake over 9.0-magnitude might hit Japan again. The Agency said volcanic

April 10, 2011

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Slash-and-burn threatens African forests

Farming of crops like cocoa, cassava and oil palm has resulted in widespread deforestation and degradation of  West Africa's tropical forest area, a study says. Cocoa production in West Africa is an important economic activity and a source of income for about 2

April 10, 2011

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New York 'at risk' as seas rise

New York is a major loser and Reykjavik a winner from new forecasts of sea level rise in different regions.The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) said in 2007 that sea levels would rise at least 28cm (1ft) by the year 2100. But this is a global average;

April 10, 2011

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Scientists have calculated - Earth sees about 760 thunderstorms every hour

The figure, unveiled at the European Geosciences Union meeting in Vienna, is substantially lower than numbers that have been used for nearly a century. The new research uses a global network of monitoring stations that detect the electromagnetic pulses produced by

April 10, 2011

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Comet Elenin continues to increase in size

April 8th at our observatory we carried out planned observations of Comet C/2010 X1 (Elenin). An analysis of the results of the observations shows a rapid growth of the coma. Besides the internal compact gas envelope, the forming rarified external coma is

April 10, 2011

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Wave of tornadoes sweeps across Iowa, US

Strong thunderstorms kicked off a busy few days of severe weather on Saturday, spawning destructive tornadoes and dropping large hail across parts of the Plains and Southeast. At least 13 people were injured and numerous buildings and vehicles were damaged from the

April 10, 2011

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Pulsating planet: Superhot rocks make the Earth roll

The river valleys are in the North Sea, north of Scotland, beneath a kilometre of water and a further 2 kilometres of sediment. The sea floor here has been slowly sinking ever since it formed. Yet 55 million years ago, something very strange happened. In a geological

April 09, 2011

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Caribbean plate tension is increasing

The Caribbean plate tension is increasing and this area is now due for another major earthquake, an article published today by The Extinction Protocol said. Troubling signs of the growing agitation for this plate are seen in the twin 5.8 and 5.0 quakes that struck...

April 09, 2011

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Filament of magnetism is curling around the sun's southeastern quadrant

Newly-arriving data from NASA's STEREO probes suggest that a coronal mass ejection (CME) might be heading toward Earth. The source of the cloud appears to be sunspot complex 1185-1186, which experienced an episode of magnetic instability during the early hours of April

April 09, 2011

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Alert status of Taal volcano raised to Level 2

Taal Volcano is getting restive and an eruption, while not imminent, is a possibility, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) warned Saturday. The agency raised the alert status to Level 2 from Level 1, following an increase in volcanic earthq

April 09, 2011

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Epic shoving match takes place far below Tibet

An underground rock movement in Tibet is getting attention these days as geologists debate exactly what is going on beneath the surface of the so-called Roof of the World.Geology of the Tibetan PlateauThe Tibetan Plateau, with an average elevation of roughly 16,000

April 09, 2011

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Toxic sardines kill 20 in Madagascar

At least 20 people have died and 126 others are in critical condition after consuming toxic sardines in Madagascar’s south-western town of Toliara. A similar incident was also reported in Sakaraha, about 130km away from the coastal area.The sardines were said to

April 08, 2011

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Sandstorm causes deadly accident in north-eastern Germany

The sudden sandstorm, which struck south of the eastern German coastal town of Rostock, reduced visibility on the A19 autobahn to zero in a matter of seconds.In both directions on the Berlin-Rostock motorway, cars and trucks crashed into each other. Police said that

April 08, 2011

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Strong activity on the far side of the sun

NASA's STEREO probes are monitoring strong activity on the far side of the sun. A spectacular CME erupted during the early hours of April 8th apparently from old sunspot AR1176. This is the second day in a row that the active region has hurled massive clouds into

April 08, 2011

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Huge asteroid 2005 YU55 to pass near Earth in November

Mark your calendars for an impressive and upcoming flyby of an asteroid (2005 YU55) that’s one of the larger potentially perilous space rocks in the heavens – in terms of smacking the Earth in the future.It’s the case of asteroid 2005 YU55, a round mini-world

April 07, 2011

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Strong wind gusts and heavy rains shower western Cuba

Storms associated with a weak cold front caused strong winds and heavy rains in the western region of Cuba, particularly on the north coast. Gusts higher than 100 km/h (62 mph) were reported in different sites, according to Jose Ramon Palacios, Shift Supervisor at...

April 07, 2011

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Hundreds of dead fish line Iowa cove's banks

Why are there hundreds of dead fish lining the banks of a cove along the Des Moines River near Eddyville? Local residents don't have that answer, but they did report the finned casualties to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.David Dobson of Eddyville said he

April 07, 2011

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Mass migration of rats is underway in Australia

A mass migration of rats is under way into the inland deserts of Australia after a run of high rainfall seasons. The native long-haired rat, or Rattus villosissimus, normally lives in the Barkly Tableland of the Northern Territory and in western Queensland.Peter

April 07, 2011

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Magnitude 6.5 earthquake shakes wide area of southern Mexico

A magnitude 6.5 earthquake shook a wide area of southern and central Mexico on Thursday, sending people fleeing into the streets, but causing only minor reported damage.The epicenter was located near Las Choapas, a town of about 83,000 residents about 600

April 07, 2011

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Strong earthquake 7.2 strike Japan

Strong 7,2 earthquake hit near east coast of Honshu at depth of 49km.The April 7, 2011 earthquake near the east coast of Honshu, Japan occurred as a result of thrust/reverse faulting on or near the subduction zone plate boundary between the Pacific and North America

April 07, 2011

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A long-lived horseshoe companion to the Earth

There are plenty of near-Earth asteroids out there, but this latest one studied by two researchers at Armagh Observatory in Northern Ireland is extremely rare in that it has a weird, horseshoe-shaped orbit. Not that Asteroid 2010 SO16 does an about-face and turns

April 07, 2011

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Indonesia: Water levels 1.5 to 2 meters in West Alas

After Hamlet Bangkong Sub Badas hit by flooding, a similar natural disaster hit the Western District Alas. Two villages were sub-village and village Gontar usar submerged with water levels 1.5 to 2 meters.Allegedly high rainfall which lasted from Friday afternoon,

April 07, 2011

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Geomagnetic storm in progress (April 6, 2011)

The solar wind is blowing past earth at elevated levels today and combined with a south tilting Bz, is stirring up geomagnetic storming at high latitudes. C-Class flare activity is now taking place towards the new sunspot regions just to the east of Sunspot 1185. Keep

April 06, 2011

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Arctic Ocean freshwater will cause 'unpredictable changes on climate'

A vast expanse of freshwater in the midst of the Arctic Ocean is set to wreak unpredictable changes on the climate in Europe and North America, new scientific analysis has shown.The water – comprising meltwater from the ice cap and run off from rivers – is at

April 06, 2011

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Landslides and heavy rain hit Kasmir region

Landslides damaged nearly two dozen structures in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district while as mercury hovered below normal amid intermittent rain and snowfall across the Kashmir valley. Due to heavy rainfall, landslides occurred at villages

April 06, 2011

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Record depletion of Arctic ozone layer causing increased UV radiation in Scandinavia

Over the past few days ozone-depleted air masses extended from the north pole to southern Scandinavia leading to higher than normal levels of ultraviolet (UV) radiation during sunny days in southern Finland. These air masses will move east over the next few days,

April 06, 2011

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Hundreds Of Fish Die In Northside Pond, Florida

People living near a Northside pond said toxic chemicals from a construction site may be what has killed hundreds of fish. Residents who live near the pond off Oak Lawn Road said they've enjoyed the pond for years, calling it a place of relaxation where they can

April 05, 2011

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Millions of bristle warms swarmed Californian Vilano Beach

Vilano Beach waters swarmed with worms early Monday morning for a ritual nature event that only happens once a year.Millions upon millions of red marine worms could be seen from the surface as they zipped around shallow Vilano Beach waters around 3 a.m. Monday.

April 05, 2011

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Rising waters on the James River

Midwestern snow continued melting, and Midwestern rivers continued rising in early April 2011. The Advanced Hydrological Prediction Service (AHPS) of the U.S. National Weather Service issued flood warnings for cities along the James River in South Dakota, including

April 05, 2011

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Heavy rain triggers landslides in Thailand

Intense rain triggered widespread landslides in southern Thailand during the last week of March 2011. The large image, which cover a much wider area, shows many more landslides, though clouds hide much of the region from view. The Advanced Land Imager (ALI) on

April 05, 2011