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San Diego power outage caused 2 million gallons of raw sewage spilled into Los Penasquitos Lagoon and Sweetwater River

The city of San Diego water system has lost power, causing two sewage pumps stations to spill raw sewage.1.9 million gallons of raw sewage spilled into Los Penasquitos Lagoon according to Mark McPherson, the county's chief of land and water quality. Officials shut

September 09, 2011

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Ash cloud 800 meter high at Dukono volcano, Halmahera, Indonesia

Dukono volcano (North Halmahera regency, Indonesia) activity increased on September 6, 2011, sending volcanic ash clouds as high as 800 meters in the sky. The capital town of the Halmahera regency lies at the port of Tobelo, approx. 15 km from the volcano...

September 07, 2011

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Mt Lokon erupts four times

Indonesia’s Mount Lokon erupted four times on Tuesday after increasing its volcanic activity during the past week, officials said. Mount Lokon, which is located on the northern tip of the island of Sulawesi, had four small eruptions on Tuesday, spewing out materials

September 07, 2011

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Fires in north central Australia

Each year, the cool dry season of northern Australia brings a strong threat of bushfire to the tropical savannas as the grasses and brush, made lush by summer rains, become bone-dry fuel. ABC Rural, of Australia, reported that after a summer of flooding, less rain has

September 06, 2011

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Lee spawns mass tornadoes touchdown from Mississippi to Georgia, floods, wildfires across Texas

Flooding isn't the only threat Tropical Rainstorm Lee brings to the Southeast. Tornadoes have been touching down from Mississippi to Alabama, Georgia and Florida, and more are likely to be spawned across the Southeast through Tuesday.The area at greatest risk today

September 06, 2011

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Unusually strong seismic activity in first days of September

 16 earthquakes magnitude 5+ (Japan, Panama, South Africa, Kuril Islands, Chile, South Sandwich Islands, Fox Islands, Santa Cruz Islands, Indonesia, Scotia Sea)7 earthquakes magnitude 6+ (Sumatra, Tonga, Vanuatu, South Sandwich Islands, Fox Islands,

September 05, 2011

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A strong 6.6 earthquake struck Northern Sumatra

A strong earthquake struck Northern Sumatra in Indonesia on early Tuesday morning, seismologists said, but it was not immediately known if there was damage or if there were casualties.The 6.6-magnitude earthquake at 12.55 a.m. local time (1755 GMT Monday) was

September 05, 2011

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Increased activity at 22 volcanoes in Indonesia

The government has requested that local administrations remain on the alert for severe risks of volcanic eruptions, as the number of volcanoes showing abnormal activity continued to raise. As of Friday, activity in 22 volcanoes was categorized as above normal, with...

September 05, 2011

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Talas brings more misery to Japan - the heaviest typhoon toll in about seven years

A powerful typhoon that hit western Japan on Sunday has left 37 people dead and 54 missing in a total of nine prefectures, according to a Kyodo News, the heaviest typhoon toll in about seven years.The typhoon also knocked out electricity and telephone lines in Mie,

September 05, 2011

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Anak Ranakah volcano alert level raised

The Indonesian Volcanological Survey (PVMBG) has raised the alert status for Anak Ranakah volcano in the district of Manggarai on the island of Flores in southeastern Indonesia to 2 out of 4 (meaning eruption warning) on 26 August.Seismic activity and volcanic have

September 05, 2011

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Earthquake 6.3 struck near Tonga

An earthquake magnitude 6.3  struck Tonga region with epicentre 73 km (45 miles) NNE of Hihifo, Tonga and 254 km (157 miles) SW of Apia, Samoa (15.291°S, 173.618°W) at depth of 27.2 km (16.9 miles) according to

September 05, 2011

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Aftershock - magnitude 6.1 earthquake hits Vanuatu

Magnitude 6.1 earthquake, an aftershiock of 7.1, struck 73 km (46 miles) NW (305°) from Isangel and 162 km (100 miles) SSE (165°) from PORT-VILA, Vanuatu (19.156°S, 168.696°E)  at depth of 59.4 km (36.9 miles). No tsunami message has been published by NOAA or

September 05, 2011

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Seismic activity has increased at Lewotobi volcano in Indonesia

Seismic activity has increased at Lewotobi volcano in Indonesia.  The number of shallow volcanic earthquakes increased to 50 on the 27th August 2011, 54 on 28th August, 19 on 29th August, 24 on 30th August, and 9 on 31st August according to VolcanoLive

September 04, 2011

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Crude oil extracted from tar sands one of the most controversial forms of fossil fuel

Actress Darryl Hannah and NASA scientist James Hansen are just two of the more than 800 environmental protesters that have been arrested in front of the White House this week. The crowd has been demonstrating against the proposed Keystone Pipeline XL project, which invo

September 04, 2011

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Glacial river in B.C. dried up

One of the glacial rivers feeding a large lake straddling the Yukon-British Columbia border has dried up, turning a normally fast-running watercourse into a muddy field strewn with icebergs.Frigid meltwater from the glacier, part of the Juneau Icefield, normally

September 04, 2011

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Mass fish death in E China county, cause unknown

Millions of dead fish have been found in several townships in the county since Aug 31, with reported loss of up to hundreds of millions yuan. The cause of the mass death remains unknown. Fishermen said it could be due to the pollutant discharged from the enterprises

September 04, 2011

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Underground river discovered beneath Amazon

Scientists detected an underground river beneath the mighty Amazon River, flowing miles below the surface, after they analyzed data from 241 wells that Brazilian oil company Petrobras drilled in the Amazon region in the 1970s and 1980s. The river was unofficially named

September 04, 2011