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Russian scientist predicts 100 years of cooling

In a study of cyclic behavior of the Sun, Russian scientists now predict 100 years of cooling. IceAgeNow reports that these are not just any scientists. This forecast comes from astrophysicist Dr Habibullo Abdussamatov, head of the Russian segment of the

November 12, 2011

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Warning of major earthquake in Canada

Canada could expect a major earthquake at any time and a top geophysicist says it should prepare itself if it is to avoid the kind of disasters that befell Japan, Italy and China in recent years.The most vulnerable region is the West Coast, which has been hit with

November 11, 2011

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Southeast Asia floods - Nine millions affected, more than thousand dead

Nearly nine million people have been affected by torrential rains and overflowing rivers that caused Southeast Asia floods. Flooding in many parts of Southeast Asia remains dire after months of being inundated. At least one thousand people have died in massive floods

November 11, 2011

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Massive movement of tree species

Global warming, insect attack, diseases and fires caused a huge "migration" of trees across much of the West. Many tree species are projected to decline or die out in regions where they have been present for centuries, while others move in and replace them. In an

November 11, 2011

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Groundwater arsenic pollution could be one of the worst mass poisoning cases in this history of mankind

The source of arsenic in India's groundwater continues to elude scientists more than a decade after the toxin was discovered in the water supply of the Bengal delta in India. But a recent study with a Kansas State University geologist and graduate student, as well as

November 10, 2011

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East Coast Tsunami risk study

The US East Coast tsunami posibility was main target of  new sonar mapping study. Researchers at the U.S. Geological Survey, along with other governmental and academic partners, have been researching the potential for tsunamis generated by landslides in submarine

November 10, 2011

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Puyehue Cordón-Caulle Volcano in Chile continues to erupt

Chile’s Puyehue Cordón-Caulle volcano continues to pump out large amounts of ash despite being classified as a “minor” eruption. According to SERNAGEOMIN, the Chilean National Service of Geology and Mining, ash rose to a height of 5...

November 10, 2011

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Magnitude 5.7 aftershock hits near Van, Turkey

The already hard hit Van-Ercis area was hit by another earthquake/aftershock during the evening of November 9, 2011. According to the EMSC, a magnitude 5.7 earthquake hit area of Van with epicenter 12 km (19 miles) SW of Van at a depth of 6 km (5.8 miles). USGS also...

November 10, 2011

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Lake Orumiyeh at critical level

Lake Orumiyeh (also Orumieh or Urmia) in northwestern Iran is one of the world’s largest landlocked salt lakes, but it is rapidly shrinking.Orumiyeh is fed by roughly 60 rivers and streams—some permanent and some ephemeral—that also deliver salts. Because the

November 09, 2011

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No bright future for Thailand's capital - Bangkok is sinking

The Thai capital, built on swampland, is slowly sinking and the floods currently besieging Bangkok could be merely a foretaste of a grim future as climate change makes its impact felt, experts say. Bangkok is sinking! The low-lying metropolis lies just 30 kilometres

November 09, 2011

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5.5 magnitude - Van, Eastern Turkey

Acording to EMSC, a magnitude 5.5 shallow earthquake hit region of Van and Ercis, the location of devastating earthquake magnitude 7.2 on October 23 2011. Epicenter was 34 km NW of Van and  37 km SW of Ercis (38.714°N, 43.133°E). EMSC reports about epicenter

November 09, 2011

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Massive mudslide in Manizales, Colombia

The death toll from a massive mudslide has risen to 35, officials said Monday, as rescuers struggled to find more survivors in this mountainous, coffee-growing region beset by days of heavy rain. The mudslide in Manizales, a city of 350,000 some 287 kilometers (178

November 08, 2011

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Haze over the Bay of Bengal

By early November 2011, haze had hovered along the southern slopes of the Himalaya for days. The river of haze flowed toward the southeast along the mountain range, and turned southward over Bangladesh. On November 7, 2011, the Moderate Resolution Imaging

November 08, 2011

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El Hierro - harmonic tremors and strong whirpool activity

The whirlpool activity at El Hierro is still very strong and so is the harmonic tremor graph who is still saturated.  The current activity is needed to feed at least 3 active vents who are spewing magmatic material into the sea.  Sometime later today or later

November 08, 2011

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Nyamulagira Volcano eruption in DR Congo

A spectacular fire show started last night when Nyamulagira volcano (also known as Nyamuragira) began an eruption that happens about every two years. The eruption could be seen clearly from the Virunga park headquarters. It appears that the eruption is not

November 08, 2011

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Magnitude 6.9 - Northeast of Taiwan

Strong 6.9 magnitude eathquake strike 215 km (133 miles) NW of Naha, Okinawa, Japan, 361 km (224 miles) NNE of Ishigaki-jima, Ryukyu Islands, Japan and 500 km (310 miles) ENE of Taipei, Taiwan (27.291°N, 125.868°E). The epicenter was at depth of 209.5 km (130.2

November 08, 2011

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Northern hemisphere entering the solar winter

The Northern Hemisphere is entering the quarter of the year with the least amount of daylight, known as solar winter.As the Northern Hemisphere is tilted away from the direct rays of the sun, over 50 percent of the hemisphere is in darkness at any one time. Colder

November 07, 2011