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10-day Global Fire Map: July 10 - 19, 2013

The fire map bellow accumulates the locations of the fires detected by MODIS on board the Terra and Aqua satellites over a 10-day period, from July 10  - July 19, 2013. Each colored dot indicates a location where MODIS detected at least one fire during

July 22, 2013

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Massive wildfire still raging near Palm Springs, California

A wildfire that broke out in a remote part of the Los Padres National Forest, California (US), on July 15 is still spreading. Evacuations have started on the first day as flames consumed over 500 acres of trees and brush within several hours. Air tankers and

July 21, 2013

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Activity at Tungurahua remains at moderately high levels, Reventador follows - Ecuador

Following a violent eruption on July 14, 2013 internal and surface activity at Tungurahua remains at moderately high levels. Strong strombolian activity and near-continuous ash emissions are still present. During clear weather, eruption plume of about 1 km height can

July 21, 2013

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The story of honeybees and their importance in sustaining life

They are an amazing and highly beneficial insect species that quite literally underpins the sustenance of life as we know it on planet earth. But honeybees are increasingly threatened by an onslaught of harmful influences, not the least of which includes the

July 21, 2013

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Swarm of strong earthquakes hits Cook Strait, New Zealand - M 6.5 strongest so far

After series of strong foreshocks, a very strong and shallow M6.5 earthquake hit Cook Strait, New Zealand at 05:09 UTC on Sunday, July 21, 2013. USGS reported a depth of 14 km (8.7 miles). The epicenter was located 46 km (29 miles) ESE of Blenheim and 54 km (34...

July 21, 2013

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Bernie Krause: The voice of the natural world

Bernie Krause continues to make history by capturing the fading voices of nature: studying sonic interplay between species as they attract mates, hunt prey, and sound out their roles in the ecosystem. Krause’s recordings are not merely travelogues or

July 21, 2013

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Latest depth measurement indicates the Louisiana sinkhole now more than 750 feet deep

John Boudreaux, director of the Assumption Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, has reported another depth survey has been completed in the center of the Louisiana sinkhole on July 20, 2013. Assumption Parish Police Jury released new

July 20, 2013

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Waves recorded at Louisiana sinkhole which is now more than 500 feet (150 meters) deep

Lots of new activity at mysterious Louisiana sinkhole in Bayou Corne. Assumption Parish Police Jury blog reported abundant surface water movement and burp event in the center of the sinkhole starting early on July 19, 2013. Video bellow, released on the same

July 19, 2013

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Heat wave across the U.S. about to end

The Northeast and Midwest US is enduring its fourth heat wave of the summer. It started over the Northeast and Midwest US a week ago and has broken a few records. High temperatures persist in parts of the Northeast, Great Lakes and Ohio Valley. High

July 19, 2013

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Largest explosion for over a year at Sakurajima volcano, Japan

On July 19, 2013 at 03:08 UTC Sakurajima volcano in Japan produced one of the strongest explosions in over a year, emitting a huge ash cloud that reached around 6 km (20 000 ft). Japan Meteorological Agency didn`t change the Volcanic Alert Level for

July 19, 2013

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Landsat captures images of activity at Nyamuragira volcano, Democratic Republic of the Congo

During its flyby over Africa, on June 11, 2013 NASA`s Landsat satellite captured some amazing images of Nyamuragira volcano, Democratic Republic of the Congo. Nyamuragira is one of Africa`s most active volcanoes. Landsat observed the plume emitted from a pit inside

July 18, 2013

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Study reveals how dust inside faults may contribute to earthquakes

A new study looks at how powdery material inside faults may contribute to earthquakes. According to geologist Ze'ev Reches of the University of Oklahoma in Norman, US, the gradual buildup of stress in a fault as plates collide or slide past each other is

July 18, 2013

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Active volcanoes in the world: July 10 - July 16, 2013

This week, 6 volcanoes had new activity,  ongoing activity was reported for 12 volcanoes. This report covers active volcanoes in the world recorded from July 10 – July 16, 2013 based on Smithsonian/USGS criteria. New activity/unrest: |

July 18, 2013

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High seismic activity and ash emissions at Reventador volcano, Ecuador

On July 16, 2013 IGEPN reported that in recent days Reventador volcano showed a significant increase in seismic activity accompanied by emission of a lava that descended down the southwestern flank of the cone on July 13. Gas and ash emission was

July 17, 2013

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Fukushima leaking radioactive materials directly into the ocean

Breaking news from Tokyo, Japan confirms that levels of cancer-causing cesium-134 are showing up in groundwater samples at rates 90- 110 times higher than all previous readings at the Fukushima disaster zone. The announcements are coming from the Tokyo Electric Power

July 17, 2013

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Mid-year review shows pollution is getting worse in Hong Kong

A study published by Clean Air Network (CAN) this month shows Hong Kong's air quallity keeps getting worse. The Hedley Environmental Index estimates that, from January to June 2013, air pollution led to 1,606 premature deaths, 18,683 million in dollars

July 17, 2013

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Shallow M6.0 earthquake struck near Sabancaya volcano, southern Peru

At least 3 people have been injured and 20 houses collapsed after a shallow M6.0 earthquake struck southern Peru on July 17, 2013. The earthquake happened at 02:37 UTC (21:37 local time). USGS measured a depth of 6.6 km (4.1 miles), EMSC 10 km (6.2 miles). The...

July 17, 2013