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Why current climate is anomaly, and ice age climate is normal Earth's climate

The Ice Age isn't coming, because it is already here. According to author and researcher Rolf Witzsche the Ice Age Climate is the normal climate for the Earth and it has been for more than 85% of the last million years. Because glaciation

July 15, 2013

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Strong eruption with violent explosions and huge ash emissions at Tungurahua volcano, Ecuador

On July 14, 2013 a large explosion accompanied by major pyroclastic flows generated a plume column reaching 8.3 km above the crater of Tungurahua, one of Ecuador's most active volcanoes. According to IGEPN, since June 29, 2013, they recorded a gradual,

July 14, 2013

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New lava flow started at Fuego volcano, Guatemala

According to the latest report by INSIVUMEH on July 12, 2013 a faint white plume rising 150 to 200 meters above the crater, dispersing westward and northwestward, has been observed at Fuego volcano, Guatemala. Eight explosions have been detected, ejecting grey

July 14, 2013

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Large, distant earthquakes may cause smaller quakes at U.S. drilling sites

From the late 1960s until 2000, there were only 21 earthquakes a year with a magnitude greater than 3 in central and eastern United States. But from 2010-2012, the region experienced over 300. In a paper in Science, researchers think they may have

July 13, 2013

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New lava dome, explosions and ash emissions at Popocatepetl volcano, Mexico

According to the latest report by CENAPRED on July 12, 2013 during the last 24 hours the monitoring system at Popocatepetl volcano registered 67 exhalations, some of which were followed by ash emissions, nevertheless the cloud cover did not permit corroboration of

July 12, 2013

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China’s massive algae bloom could leave the ocean’s water lifeless

Since 2007, massive algae blooms in the Yellow Sea have been fueled, scientists think, by pollution and increased seaweed farming south of Qingdao, China. The mats of photosynthetic phytoplankton (Enteromorpha prolifera) aren’t

July 12, 2013

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Small tremor bursts occurring like clockwork at White Island, New Zealand

Over the past few weeks White Island, New Zealand's most active volcano, has repeatedly produced very small volcanic earthquakes. These small tremor bursts are occurring like clockwork, approximately every 70 seconds, creating a unique pattern on our

July 11, 2013

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Global 10-day Fire Map: June 30 - July 9, 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 June 30  - July 9, 2013. Each colored dot indicates a location where MODIS detected at least one fire during

July 10, 2013

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Active volcanoes in the world: July 3 - July 9, 2013

This week, 4 volcanoes had new activity,  ongoing activity was reported for 9 volcanoes. This report covers active volcanoes in the world recorded from July 3 – July 9, 2013 based on Smithsonian/USGS criteria. New activity/unrest: |

July 10, 2013

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Huge iceberg breaks away from the Pine Island glacier in the Antarctic

A huge area of the ice shelf measuring 720 square kilometers broke away on July 8, 2013, from the Pine Island glacier, the longest and fastest flowing glacier in the Antarctic. It is now floating in the Amundsen Sea in the form of a very large

July 10, 2013

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Severe floods and deadly landslides hit Sichuan province, China

After days of torrential rain and heavy flooding across parts of southwest China, a deadly landslide occurred in Zhongxing town, Sichuan province, on July 10, 2013. More than 100 rescuers are on the scene at this time. State media said landslide has

July 10, 2013

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250 000 people displaced due to severe flooding in Assam, India

Official reports today mention nearly 250 000 people have been forced to leave their homes due to flooding in the north-eastern Indian state of Assam. About 400 villages have been hit by floods since Friday, July 5, 2013 after the Jiadhol and Kumatia rivers, fed by

July 09, 2013

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A month worth of rain in just a few hours - Toronto, Canada

A very warm and humid air mass resulted in the formation of thunderstorms producing very heavy rainfall across portions of Southern Ontario, Canada on July 8, 2013. Numerous thunderstorms affected the same areas resulting in significant rainfall

July 09, 2013

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Life under 4 km of ice - Over 3,500 life forms found in water samples from Lake Vostok, Antarctic

A team of scientists led by professor of biological sciences at Bowling Green State University, Scott O. Rogers, did a genetic study on the contents of half a liter of water obtained from the Lake Vostok, an underground Antarctic water

July 08, 2013

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Very strong earthquake M 7.2 followed by strong M 6.6 struck Papua New Guinea

A very strong, but luckily deep, M 7.2 earthquake struck New Ireland Region, Papua New Guinea on July 7, 2013 at 18:35 UTC. USGS measured depth at 378 km, EMSC at 383 km. Epicenter was located at sea, 110km (68mi) ENE of Taron, Papua New Guinea

July 07, 2013

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Volcanic alert level raised as eruption intensifies at Popocatepetl volcano, Mexico

According to the latest report by CENAPRED on July 6, 2013 in the last 24 hours monitoring system at Popocatepetl volcano, Mexico has registered a series of low and high frequency tremors lasting 20 hours, accompanied by a persistent emission of gas and ash

July 06, 2013

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First decade of 21st century: unprecedented high-impact climate extremes since measurements began!

According to World Meteorological Organization (WMO) report The Global Climate 2001-2010, A Decade of Extremes Earth experienced unprecedented high-impact climate extremes in 2001 - 2010 since the measurements began in 1850. In that period more national

July 06, 2013