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South Pacific islands running out of water

A state of emergency has been declared on the Pacific island nation of Tuvalu as stocks of drinking water dwindle following months of drought. Officials of the world's fourth smallest nation have said that parts of the tropical atoll may have only a two-day supply of

October 05, 2011

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Iceland's massive volcano Katla appears to be on the brink of a major eruption

Large earthquake swarm  start in Katla volcano.  The largest earthquake so far according to the automatic SIL systems is a ML3.9 earthquake. Iceland's massive volcano Katla appears on the brink of a major eruption just days after officials confirmed they had

October 05, 2011

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Large fires burned throughout Australia’s Northern Territory

Large fires burned throughout Australia’s Northern Territory on September 30, 2011, when the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite acquired this image. The fires are marked in red. Fire fighters were monitoring 21 fires,

October 05, 2011

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Typhoon Nalgae heads for Vietnam

Super Typhoon Nalgae crossed the Philippines Saturday, October 1, bringing flooding rains and widespread damage, and making landfall in Isabela province with maximum sustained winds of 146 mph (127 knots). Nalgae struck about 25 miles (40 kms) north of Typhoon

October 05, 2011

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Deep M4.8 earthquake hits Vrancea, Romania

At 05:40 UTC on October 4, 2011, a 150 km deep, M4.8 earthquake hit Vrancea, Romania and made the Romanian people nervous. The epicenter was located near Plostina, 2 km W of Focsani, 25 km NE of Nehoiu and 11 km W of Valea râmnicului. Biggest cities in the...

October 04, 2011

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Air pollution is stunting India's monsoon

India has been drying out for half a century, and air pollution thousands of kilometres away is partly to blame. The monsoon has been weakening since the 1950s. Indian air pollution has been blamed, but now it seems that emissions further afield are also a factor.The

October 04, 2011

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Explosive eruptions at Sakurajima volcano, Japan

Couple explosive eruption have been recorded at Sakurajima volcano in Japan. Sakura-jima, one of Japan's most active volcanoes, is a post-caldera cone of the Aira caldera at the northern half of Kagoshima Bay. Eruption of the voluminous Ito pyroclastic flow was

October 04, 2011

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Anak Krakatau - alert level raised to 4

Indonesian officials have raised the status of one of its most dangerous volcanoes, Anak Krakatau, to a “standby” or level IV - the highest level.The Center for Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation (PVMBG) said this is a rise in status that was set o

October 03, 2011

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Record October heat for the U.K

The United Kingdom rarely makes world news for record heat, but this weekend has changed that philosophy.An all-time October record high of 29.9 degrees Celsius (85.8 degrees Fahrenheit) was set Oct. 1 in Gravesend, Kent. The previous record was 29.4 degrees Celsius

October 02, 2011

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Philipinnes battered by typhoons causing floods and landslides

As of Saturday afternoon, Typhoon Nalgae is moving westward away from the northern Philippines as a strong typhoon, downgraded from a super typhoon earlier today.Late Friday evening, Nalgae made landfall along the central Luzon coast as a super typhoon with

October 02, 2011

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Fires in Northern Territory, Australia

Large fires burned throughout Australia’s Northern Territory on September 30, 2011, when the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite acquired this image. The fires are marked in red. Fire fighters were monitoring 21 fires,

October 01, 2011

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El Hierro awakening?

Earthquakes continue at Hierro volcano in the Canary Islands. Since July 2011 over 8000 small earthquakes have been recorded at the volcano. Deformation has increased significantly at the volcano in the past week. The alert level was raised to YELLOW on 23rd September

September 29, 2011

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15th paroxysm of New SE crater of Mt. Etna volcano

On the evening of 28 September 2011, the New Southeast Crater of Etna has produced its 15th paroxysmal eruptive episode since the beginning of this year. The culminating phase of this episode lasted less than a half hour but was more violent than those of the preceding

September 29, 2011

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The waste from the Japanese earthquake and tsunami

On 11 March 2011 there was a legal vacuum in Japan concerning radioactive waste resulting from a nuclear disaster. Current waste management Law places technical and financial responsibility for waste from natural disasters with local authorities. However, this excludes

September 28, 2011

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4 million affected in India floods

In September 2011, two episodes of heavy rain in a 15-day period inundated the Indian state of Orissa. On September 27, 2011, the Hindustan Times reported that the second period of heavy rainfall had claimed 27 lives.The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MO

September 28, 2011

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Rising volcanic activity prompts evacuations on El Hierro, The Canary Islands

Over 150 earthquakes were recorded on the smallest of the Canary Islands during Tuesday prompting officials to evacuate some local residents, shut El Hierro’s main tunnel, and close local schools. At least 20 earthquakes, exceeding magnitude 3.0 on the Richter

September 27, 2011

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El Hierro - volcanic risk alert increased to “yellow” on Canary Islands

El Cabildo de El Hierro sends a message of calm and security to the population. The president of the Cabildo de El Hierro, Alpidio Armas, and the Minister of Security and Emergency Area, Maria del Carmen Morales, have appeared before the media on Sunday, September 25,

September 26, 2011