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Alaskan Cleveland volcano eruption warning upgraded

The lava dome producing eruption at Cleveland volcano, first observed on July 29, is continuing. AVO has received no new observations or information about activity at the summit since August 2 and the last thermal anomaly observed was this morning. Earlier this week,

August 06, 2011

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Lingering floods in Eastern Nebraska

At the beginning of August 2011, flood waters were slowly receding along the Missouri River in eastern Nebraska. On August 3, 2011, the Advanced Hydrological Prediction Service (AHPS) of the U.S. National Weather Service reported moderate flooding at multiple

August 06, 2011

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Dust over the Gulf of Aden

Thick dust blew off the coast of Somalia and over the Gulf of Aden in early August 2011. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite captured this natural-color image on August 4, 2011.The dust plumes are thick enough to

August 05, 2011

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Amazon deforestation on the rise again in Brazil

Deforestation in Brazil's Amazon accelerated in June, with more than 300 square kilometers destroyed, a 17 percent increase over the previous month, government researchers said Tuesday.The National Institute for Space Research (INPE) said 312.6 square kilometers (120

August 03, 2011

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History of nuclear weapons testing

The first nuclear weapon was detonated as a test by the United States at the Trinity site on July 16, 1945, with a yield approximately equivalent to 20kilotons. The first hydrogen bomb, codenamed "Mike", was tested at the Enewetak atoll in the Marshall

August 03, 2011

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Chile’s Puyehue-Cordón Caulle Volcanic Complex continues to erupt

Nearly two months after ash and steam began spewing from a fissure in Chile’s Puyehue-Cordón Caulle Volcanic Complex, the volcano continued erupting. The Advanced Land Imager (ALI) on NASA’s Earth Observing-1 (EO-1)satellite captured this natural-color

August 03, 2011

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Iraq hit by extreme heat - Temperature reaches 52 degrees Celsius

Extreme weather in Iraq where temperatures reached 52 degrees Celsius (125.6 degrees Fahrenheit) on early Tuesday afternoon, forecasters said.With a humidity of five percent and winds with a speed of about 9 kilometres (2.6 miles) per hour, temperatures reached 52

August 03, 2011

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Ash plume rising from Krakatau

A newly released NASA satellite image shows an ash plume drifting from Anak Krakatau (also known as Krakatoa), a volcanic island in the Sunda Strait between the islands of Java and Sumatra in Indonesia. It has been intermittently active for the past several

August 02, 2011

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Rain leaves trail of destruction in North Korea

Heavy rains that left 59 people dead in South Korea last week also affected the North, flooding farmland, destroying bridges and damaging roads and railways, Pyongyang's state media reported Sunday. Korean Central Television and Korean Central Broadcasting Station

August 02, 2011

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Etna volcano (Sicily, Italy) erupts with fountains of fire

Mount Etna erupted for the eighth time this year. The progress of the eruption has been always the same: starting from a weak strombolian activity, turning into a lava fountain, reaching almost 500 meters and the lava following the line of the previous paroxysms,

August 02, 2011

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Seven 6.0+ earthquakes in eight days

TheExtinctionProtocolsite identified four areas on the Pacific Plate that have been a source of an inordinate amount of recent strong earthquake activity in the Pacific Ring of Fire in post named "Catastrophism in the Ring of Fire: seven 6.0+ earthquakes in

August 02, 2011

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Shallow 6.2 earthquake hit Suruga Bay, Japan

Very strong shallow earthquake meassured as 6.2 magnitude by USGS seismographs, struck at 14:58:08 UTC with epicenter in the middle of the Suruga Bay (34.635°N, 138.443°E). The earthquake occurred on depth of 10 km (6.2 miles), 32 km (19 miles) S of Shizuoka

August 01, 2011

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Magnitude 6.8 earthquake hit Papua New Guinea

Magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck 134 km (83 miles) E of Wewak and 211 km (131 miles) NNW of Madang, New Guinea, PNG at  23:38:57 UTC. The epicenter was on depth of 16.8 km (10.4 miles) at location 3.569°S, 144.844°E.Green alert for shaking-related

August 01, 2011

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Climate Research Unit released climate dataset - Facts and figures for anyone

Temperature records going back 150 years from 5113 weather stations around the world were released to the public by the Climatic Research Unit (CRU) at the University of East Anglia in Norwich, UK. The only records missing are from 19 stations in Poland, which refused

July 31, 2011

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Winter warming in West Antarctica caused by central tropical Pacific warming

The Pacific sector of Antarctica, including both the Antarctic Peninsula and continental West Antarctica, has experienced substantial warming in the past 30 years. An increase in the circumpolar westerlies, owing in part to the decline in stratospheric ozone...

July 31, 2011

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Magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck near Vanuatu

According to USGS the 6.2 magnitude earthquake struck 361 km (224 miles) ENE of PORT-VILA, Efate, Vanuatu at 14:34:50 UTC . The epicenter was registered on depth of 23.1 km (14.4 miles).  No tsunami warning was

July 31, 2011

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Storm Nock-Ten unleashes downpours in coastal China while drought persists in parts of south

Though tropical storm Nock-Ten has moved out of China for Vietnam, the downpours it has unleashed since Friday continued to batter several coastal and island provinces on Saturday while in the nearby provinces of Hunan and Guiyang, lingering drought has left over

July 31, 2011