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Ancient Egypt: Study augments the drought theories

Recent research testifies archeological records of droughts in Ancient Egypt during the demise of Egypt's old kingdom, the era known as the pyramid-building time. A study of ancient pollen and charcoal preserved in deeply buried sediments in Egypt's Nile Delta provides

August 24, 2012

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Activity at Kizimen and Shiveluch volcanoes on Kamchatka peninsula, eastern Russia

The thermal detectors on the MODIS instrument have identified areas on tops of Kamchatkan Shiveluch and Kizimen volcanoes that are warmer than background. Actively erupting volcanoes typically show such warm areas. Between the two more active volcanoes lie

August 24, 2012

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Large wildfire burned half of Chios Island, Greece

Greek firefighters are battling a large forest fire sweeping across the eastern Aegean island of Chios. A plume of smoke from the blaze blow southwest, reaching as far south as the island of Crete (Kriti).The fire began about a week ago and has been fuelled by strong

August 23, 2012

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New study maps glacier mass change in the Himalayas

Glacial  reservoirs are among largest  freshwater deposits on Earth. About 1% of global sea level rise is caused by melting - that's about 3-4% of the total  global glaciers and ice caps. However, researchers don't have enough data considering regional behaviour

August 23, 2012

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Active volcanoes in the world: August 15 – August 21, 2012

New unrest has been noticed around 5 volcanoes, ongoing activity was reported for 12 volcanoes. This report covers active volcanoes in the world recorded from August 15 – August 21, 2012 based on Smithsonian/USGS criteria.The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report is a

August 23, 2012

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Scientist proposed cloud engineering as response to global warming

A controversial idea about shooting salt water high into the sky over the oceans to create clouds that reflect sunlight, is now reconsidered again in order to battle global warming. Rob Wood, physicist at University of Washington, proposes an experiment to test the...

August 22, 2012

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Composition of mysterious white powder that covered Omsk district in Russia analyzed

On August 16, residents of few Omsk district cities, in Russia, saw streets covered with mysterious white and gray, odorless, fine powder. The white powder was reported in Barkhatova, Zaozernaya, Strelnikova, Glinka, Grounds, Pushkin tract and other cities in Omsk

August 21, 2012

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Virgen mudslide video - probably the best ever debris flow video

Heavy rainfall hit the village of Virgen in Tirol, Austria about two weeks ago causing powerful mudflow.This remarkable video catches the speed and power of these mudflows remarkably well. Note also the pulsing behaviour that they show, which is characteristic of these

August 20, 2012

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Very strong M 6.2 earthquake below north coast of Papua New Guinea

M6.2 earthquake struck near north coast of papua New Guinea on August 19 at 22:41 UTC. The epicenter was located 104 km (64 miles) SSE of Angoram and 118 km (73 miles) NNE of Mount Hagen, Papua New Guinea (4.849°S, 144.583°E). The epicenter was at depth of 77.3

August 20, 2012

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Massive fish kill in Myrtle Beach in South Carolina and Galveston Bay in Texas

On August 17, 2012, all along the Myrtle Beach coast, beach-goers were finding mixed species of dead fish floating in the surf or washing up on shore - sting rays, pompanos, whitings, flounders... The fish did not have any obvious signs of trauma.Phil

August 19, 2012

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Nearly 1,000 earthquakes recorded in Arizona over three years

Most of Arizona has experienced low levels of recorded seismicity, with infrequent moderate and large earthquakes in the state. However, a new study published by Arizona State University researchers found nearly 1,000 earthquakes rattling the state over a three-year

August 18, 2012

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California is facing health concerns because of nitrate in drinking water

California is facing a hidden threat to its drinking water supply. Nitrate pollution is a problem for both cities and rural areas, and it could get worse as the state's population grows. Wells supplying drinking water to millions of Californians has been exposed...

August 18, 2012

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Dangerous and shallow M 6.3 earthquake struck Sulawesi, Indonesia

Shallow earthquake with magnitude 6.3 struck Sulawesi, Indonesia on August 18, 2012 at 9:41 UTC. The epicenter was 56 km (34 miles) SSE of Palu, Indonesia and 72 km (44 miles) W of Poso, Indonesia at coordinates 1.343°S, 120.104°E. Recorded depth was 19.9 km

August 18, 2012

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Saltwater coming upstream into the Mississippi river, US

Salt water is threatening drinking water in the New Orleans area. Due to low water levels in the Mississippi River, salt water has been moving far upriver and was at the outskirts of New Orleans by August 15, reaching about 145 km (89 miles) north of the mouth of

August 17, 2012

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Louisiana sinkhole - fears of radioactivity and gas explosion as sinkhole gets bigger

Boiling bubbles in the waters of Bayou Corne, in Assumption Parish, about 50 miles south of Baton Rouge in Louisiana, US, concerned residents in mid-May. Then, suddenly a massive sinkhole appeared on August 3. It forced the closure of nearby highway 70 after a gas

August 16, 2012

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Active volcanoes in the world: August 8 - August 14, 2012

New unrest has been noticed around 4 volcanoes, ongoing activity was reported for 13 volcanoes. This report covers active volcanoes in the world recorded from August 8 – August 14, 2012 based on Smithsonian/USGS criteria.The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report is a

August 16, 2012

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Sharp drop of temperature caused damaging hailstones about 7 cm in diameter, Russia

On Tuesday, August 14, 2012 hailstones larger then chicken eggs injured at least 20 people and damaged 100 cars in a sudden mid-summer hailstorm in a Russian town located in the Kemerovo region, Central Siberia, some 3,800 km east of Moscow. The weather suddenly

August 16, 2012