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El Hierro update

Scientists studying the volcanic process that occured in El Hierro in last ten days have not yet found the magmatic material that has been ejected in other eruptions in the history of the Canary Islands: the basalt. After a preliminary analysis of

October 19, 2011

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Magnitude 6.0 earthquake - New Britain region, Papua New Guinea

A shallow earthquake, magnitude 6.0 at a depth of 21 km (13 miles) hit region of New Britain, Papua New Guinea on October 18, 2011 at 05:05:05 UTC.The epicenter was located 100 km (62 miles) ESE of Kimbe, New Britain, PNG, 163 km (101 miles) ENE of Kandrian, New Britain

October 18, 2011

Unusual 3.8 Magnitude Earthquake Shakes Santa Fe Area

Unusual 3.8 magnitude earthquake shaked Santa Fe area

The U.S. Geological Survey is confirming that an earthquake happened at 10:38 a.m. Monday, Oct 17, in Santa Fe, Northern New Mexico. The center of the 3.8 magnitude earthquake was 9 miles north of Santa Fe, two miles west of Chupadero, four miles southeast of

October 18, 2011

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Japan tsunami debris on course to hit US

Debris from the devastating tsunami that hit Japan on March 11 has turned up exactly where scientists predicted it would after months of floating across the Pacific Ocean. Finding and confirming where the debris ended up gives them a better idea of where it's headed

October 17, 2011

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Disease concerns as flash floods hit Kenya

Flash floods in coastal areas of Kenya have claimed several lives, damaged schools and destroyed sewage systems, leading to fears of disease outbreaks, according to officials and local residents. Affected areas include Changamwe, Kisauni, Kongowea and Likoni estates...

October 17, 2011

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Violent volcanic eruption of Mount Shiveluch

Reports speak of a violent volcanic eruption of Mount Shiveluch on Russia’s Far Eastern Kamchatka Peninsula. Smoke and ash from the volcano have climbed to 10 kilometres, sparking no-fly warnings for the surrounding area. Snow around the crater is rapidly melting,

October 17, 2011

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Climate change is causing animal body shrinkage

Rising global temperatures and changes in weather patterns have knock-on effects on the growth of a wide range of species. The change could have a major impact on the expanding human population, with major food sources like fish likely to reduce in size and crops

October 17, 2011

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New island could be born near El Hierro

The bubbling caused by the steam and eddies from the underwater eruption is recorded on the island of El Hierro and is visible today from the highlands of the fishing village of La Restinga. The spot that appeared on Wednesday off the coast of La Restinga is technically

October 16, 2011

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Agricultural fires polluted the air over eastern China

Haze filled the air over the coastal plain of eastern China in early October 2011. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite captured this image on October 7, 2011.A long band of haze, roughly 100 kilometers wide, extends

October 16, 2011

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When will the 7 billionth human be born?

On 31 October, a newborn baby somewhere in the world will become the 7 billionth member of the human race. Or so says the UN - alternatively, this date could be at least a year too early. Behind the UN's patina of certainty may lie outdated and unreliable census data.

October 16, 2011

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Thousands of dead fish washed ashore on Sarasota County, Florida

Thousands of dead fish have washed ashore on a small stretch of shore from Englewood Beach to Stump Pass due to a red tide bloom. Ocean currents are shifting again and most of the dead fish — along with the red tide bloom that killed them — will be heading away

October 16, 2011

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Is Icelandic volcano preparing to blow?

Katla, one of the largest volcanoes in Iceland, appears to be preparing for a long overdue eruption, scientists say. The volcano has a history of erupting about twice a century. With its last eruption having come in 1918, 93 years ago, it is well behind

October 14, 2011

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Magnitude 6.1 - Amurskaya Oblast', Russia

The Russian Academy of Sciences report a magnitude of 6.0 at a depth of 15 km. After recalculation USGS gives a magnitude of 6.1 at location 130 km (80 miles) SSW of Tynda, Russia, 211 km (131 miles) NNW of Tahe, Heilongjiang, China and 265 km (164 miles) E of Mogocha,

October 14, 2011

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Magnitude 6.7 - Eastern New Guinea, Papua New Guinea

A very strong earthquake at intermediate depth occurred very close to the PNG town of Finschhafen. Magnitude 6.7 earthquake struck Eastern New Guinea region with location 103 km (64 miles) E of Lae, New Guinea, 184 km (114 miles) WSW of Kandrian, New Britain, 323 km

October 14, 2011

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Feeding the world: Solutions for a Cultivated Planet

One billion people on Earth don't have enough food right now. It's estimated that by 2050 there will be more than nine billion people living on the planet. Meanwhile, current agricultural practices are amongst the biggest threats to the global environment. This means

October 12, 2011

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El Hierro on alert - Eruption vent: 5 km from Restinga at 600 meter depth

At 9 PM UTC yesterday, authorities have finally confirmed that an eruption took place on the ocean floor 5 km from Restinga, the southernmost location on El Hierro. IGN (Spanish seismological agency) has set the eruption depth at 600 meters. The alert level remains at

October 11, 2011

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Burning straw creates heavy fog in China

The fog, which occurred about three days ago, covered large areas of the fertile and densely populated North China Plain. On Sunday in the provincial capital of Zhengzhou, a heavy mist caused 52 flights to be cancelled and 42 to be delayed. A major highway running

October 11, 2011