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Cholera epidemic spreads in famine-hit Somalia

A cholera epidemic is spreading in famine-hit Somalia, with alarming numbers of cases among people driven to the capital Mogadishu by a lack of food and water, the World Health Organization (WHO) reports. Cholera outbreaks have now been confirmed in several regions,...

August 18, 2011

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Indonesia’s Mount Lokon erupts again

Indonesia’s Mount Lokon, which is located on the northern tip of the island of Sulawesi, erupted again on Wednesday, local authorities said. Mount Lokon began to spew volcanic ash at around 1.25 p.m. local time. Ash fell as far away as the Kinilow I village and the

August 18, 2011

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Heavy rains caused Mekong river overflow - thousand homes flooded in Cambodia

Heavy rains pushed the Mekong River in Cambodia over its banks during the weekend, flooding 37 villages and damaging over 5,000 homes. Schools also were closed, and rice and cassava crops have been badly affected.The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer

August 18, 2011

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Ireland experiencing the coldest summer in 25 years

Counties in central and southern Ireland have been experiencing temperatures that are between 0.2 degrees C and 0.9 degrees C below normal this summer.The Irish weather site Met Eireann reported that the mean temperatures for June around the country have been about 1

August 18, 2011

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6.2 earthquake hits off the east coast of Japan

According to USGS an earthquake magnitude 6.2 hit 304 km (188 miles) E of Iwaki, 349 km (216 miles) ESE of Sendai, 418 km (259 miles) ENE of Tokyo, Japan (36.776°N, 143.773°E) on Wednesday, August 17, 2011 at 09:44:07 PM. Epicentre was located at depth of 10 km (6.2

August 18, 2011

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Melting glaciers alter Earth's gravity

Melting glaciers can alter Earth's gravity field, scientists have found, a discovery that is shedding light on when Greenland and Antarctica began heavily melting. Knowing the timing of this melting could help climate scientists make better estimates of the potential

August 17, 2011

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Scientists claim that Earth is not expanding

Since Darwin's time, scientists have speculated the planet might be expanding or contracting. Even with the acceptance of plate tectonics half a century ago, which explained the large-scale motions of Earth's outermost shell, the accusations persisted; some Earth and

August 17, 2011

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Geologists discovered new volcano and fault line in Leepa valley, Kashmir

A team of geologists has claimed to have observed a volcanic activity, though on a very small scale, in the Kesarkot and Hanjana areas of Leepa valley in the month of March this year. Leepa valley is located some 100 kilometres southeast of Muzaffarabad in

August 17, 2011

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The Fifth night of the Ninth wave

 The Fifth Night of the Ninth Wave starts as of August 18th of 2011 and many are wondering what this energy will carry. When we look back at history the fifth night usually appears as a very destructive time period and this naturally adds drama to the interest.

August 17, 2011

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One of every seven people worldwide suffer from hunger

No one really knows how many people are malnourished. The statistic most frequently cited is that of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, which measures 'undernutrition'. The most recent estimate, released in  October 2010 by FAO,  says that 925

August 17, 2011

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6.5 earthquake hits eastern part of Indonesia

A shallow undersea quake measuring 6.5 on the Richter scale jolted eastern parts of Indonesia on Tuesday, no tsunami warning was immediately reported, the Meteorology and Geophysics Agency reported. EMSC recorded 6.2 and USGS 5.8  magnitude earthquake and the Hong

August 16, 2011

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Shell Gannet Alpha oil spill in Northern Sea

A leak in a flow line leading to the Gannet Alpha oil platform 113 miles (180 km) off Aberdeen was found last week. Shell said it was under control, and estimated 216 tonnes - 1,300 barrels - had spilled.The Department of Energy and Climate Change said it was a

August 16, 2011

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Antarctica and North America were connected more than a billion years ago

An international team of scientists found that the combination of lead isotopes in rocks peeking out of the Antarctic ice is the same as in rocks from a rift that cuts across the United States. Remote Antarctic rocks hold strong new evidence that parts of Antarctica

August 16, 2011

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Volcanic activity at Mt. Soputan continues

Mount Soputan once again started spewing ash clouds in the air as it did on July 3. Volcanic ash reached 12 000 feet (3 700 meters). The density stays moderately dangerous for air traffic for approximately 100 km in a westerly direction, according to Darwin VAAC.The Ind

August 16, 2011

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Rare snowstorm hits New Zealand

New Zealand was hit by very rare snowfall and polar blast.  Snowfall covering far-flung areas of New Zealand as of Monday has been called " "of the order of a 50-year" event according to New Zealand MetService. On the North Island, the storm left a mantle of snow over

August 15, 2011

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More activity at Mt. Etna

New Southeast Crater of Etna produced its tenth paroxysmal eruptive episode of the year during the forenoon of 12 August 2011. This event was, in its main characteristics, a repetition of its predecessors, with the emission of a lava flow toward the Valle del Bove,

August 15, 2011

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Papandayan volcano alert status raised to Level 3 - Java, Indonesia

The alert level of Mount Papandayan in Garut, West Java has gone up a notch to alert level 3 — just one level below eruption. According to the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) the 2,665-meter volcano had shown a significant increase in tectonic...

August 13, 2011