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Rainfall fell by 58% comparing to last year, water reductions in Tehran, Iran

Heatwave is scourging Iran bringing temperatures to alarming heights which, combined with the lack of rainfall, created drinking water shortages and reductions. Dr. Abbas Ranjbar, a faculty member of the Tehran-based meteorology research center said that the

July 29, 2013

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Heatwave and hailstones the size of tennis balls, Germany

While most of Germany endures exceptional heatwave, eyewitnesses from village of Wassel in Sehnte reported hailstones the size of tennis balls on Saturday, July 27, 2013. AP brings video with images of damaged houses and vehicles: Video courtesy

July 29, 2013

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New activity at Ketoi volcano on central Kuril Islands, Russia

Sakhalin Volcanic Eruption Response Team (SVERT) raised the alert level to yellow after a weak thermal anomaly has been detected on satellite data at the summit of the volcano. No other details about possible activity are currently known cause the volcano is currently

July 27, 2013

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Hundreds of thousands affected by drought in Namibia

Namibian government declared a state of emergency on May 17, 2013 due to prolonged dry season which resulted in widespread crop failure across the country. About 780,000 people (approximately one third of Namibia’s entire population) are now classified as

July 27, 2013

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Living with Fire: The Southern California Wildfire Risk Project

Southern California's fire ecology is unlike that of anywhere else in the United States. Fire control strategies developed for mountain forests don't have the same results here. So can science help uncover new answers to help those communities manage and

July 27, 2013

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M6.2 earthquake struck near Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands

A 10-km (6.2 miles) deep earthquake registered as M6.2 (USGS, GEOFON) struck near the South Sandwich Islands at 21:32 UTC on July 26, 2013. The epicenter was located at coordinates 57.789°S 23.959°W or about 203km (126 miles) NE of Bristol Island, South...

July 26, 2013

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Minor activity re-established at White Island volcano, New Zealand

GNS Science volcanologist Brad Scott reported today that minor activity has become re-established over the last 24 hours. The Volcano Alert Level remains at Level 1 and Aviation Color Code has been raised to Yellow. Following an increase in volcanic tremor

July 26, 2013

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Report confirms 2013 New Zealand drought was most extreme on record

A comparative study on the 2013 New Zealand drought states that in some regions it was the most severe drought on record. Study also states that the cause was not El Niño but in fact slow-moving or ‘blocking’ high

July 26, 2013

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M 6.1 earthquake hits Vanuatu

Magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck 48 km (30 miles) ENE of Luganville, Vanuatu at 07:07 UTC on July 26, 2013. The epicenter was located at coordinates 15.360°S 167.586°E -  274km (170 miles) NNW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu and 615km (382mi) N

July 26, 2013

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Federal investigation started on mysterious deaths of bottlenose dolphins at Indian River Lagoon, Florida - US

On July 24, 2013 NOAA declared the mass die-off of bottlenose dolphins in Florida's Indian River Lagoon an "Unusual Mortality Event" - UME. This declaration will send federal resources and scientists to help teams already on the ground. Indian

July 25, 2013

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Seismic activity increases at Pacaya, Guatemala

Latest reports from Guatemalan INSIVUMEH note that seismic and surface activity have increased during the past days and are characterized by the appearance of continuous tremor and more frequent strombolian explosions. This suggests a batch of fresh magma is

July 25, 2013

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Active volcanoes in the world: July 17 - July 23, 2013

This week, 6 volcanoes had new activity,  ongoing activity was reported for 9 volcanoes. This report covers active volcanoes in the world recorded from July 17 – July 23, 2013 based on Smithsonian/USGS criteria. New

July 24, 2013

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Fukushima operator admits radioactive leaks while more strong earthquakes strike around the plant

Operator of tsunami stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant (NPP) admitted on Monday, July 22, 2013 that contaminated water had been seeping from damaged reactors into the Pacific (NYT). Though this was long suspected by experts, this is the first time

July 23, 2013

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Severe flooding in North Korea creates another 23 000 homeless - 5 year climate change forecast

Heavy rains that started on July 10, 2013 have caused severe flooding in parts of central North Korea claiming lives of 5 people and leaving more than 23 000 homeless. KCNA reported that up to 413 mm of rain battered Tongsin country over three days until late Sunday,

July 23, 2013

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Mount Merapi spewes smoke and ash, forces evacuations - Indonesia

Indonesian volcano Mount Merapi spewed smoke and ash on Monday, July 22, 2013. Heavy rain mixed with ash turned it to mud that fell on the ground and forced hundreds of people to evacuate villages along the slopes. Though eruption is not yet confirmed, dark red...

July 22, 2013

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Strong M 6.1 struck near Marion Island, Prince Edward Islands

Strong earthquake, registered as M 6.1 (USGS), occurred 244 km (152miles) WNW of Marion Island, at remote Prince Edward Islands on July 22, 2013 at 07:01 UTC. USGS registered M 6.1 at depth of 10 km, EMSC registered initially M 6.1 but

July 22, 2013

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Extremely dangerous and deadly earthquake magnitude 6.0 struck Gansu, China

Strong and shallow M 6.0 earthquake occurred east of Chabu, Gansu, in central China on July 21, 2013 at 23:45 UTC. There are different reports about recorded magnitude - EMSC reported M 6.0, USGS M 5.9, GEOFON M 6.3 and China Earthquake Networks Center

July 22, 2013