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Nicaraguan experts reported increase in expulsion of sulfur gases from Masaya volcano

Nicaraguan experts reported Sunday, April 29, 2012 more seismic activity at Masaya volcano, about 20 kilometers south of Managua, with an increase in expulsions of sulfur gases, which keeps the disaster warning system in high alert.According to the report, a crack in

April 29, 2012

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Climate in NW Europe and Balkans is becoming suitable for disease-spreading Asian tiger mosquito

The climate in northwestern Europe and the Balkans is becoming suitable for the Asian tiger mosquito, a disease-spreading invasive species, scientists said on Wednesday. The warning comes from scientists at the University of Liverpool, northwestern England, who say the

April 28, 2012

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Strong and deep M6.4 earthquake struck Tonga region

Strong and deep earthquake with magnitude 6.4 struck Tonga region on April 28, 2012. Epicenter was located 78 km (48 miles) W of Neiafu, Tonga (18.643°S, 174.725°W). Recorded depth was 129.4 km (80.4 miles) by USGS.Earthquake was harmless for shaking damage and

April 28, 2012


Dust plumes blew out of the Gobi Desert, strong wind fan fires in western China

Dust plumes blew out of the Gobi Desert on April 26, 2012. Arising from source points along the border between southern Mongolia and China, the dust plumes fanned out toward the southeast.The Gobi Desert straddles the China-Mongolia border, and holds landscapes

April 27, 2012


Activity at Popocatépetl continues

Popocatépetl, which means “smoking mountain” in the Aztec language, has seen low to moderate levels of activity throughout the past week. Activity began to intensify in mid-April 2012 Plumes have wafted from the volcano; an especially dense ash plume emerged

April 27, 2012

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Southeast Asia's cassava industry at high risk due to climate change

Severe outbreaks of new, invasive pests triggered by rising temperatures could threaten Southeast Asia's multi-billion dollar cassava industry, as well as the livelihoods of the hundreds of thousands of small farmers that rely on the crop for income, according to

April 26, 2012


Flash floods hit Nairobi and parts of Kenya

Flash flooding has hit Kenya during the last few days as the height of the rainy season unfolds. Wednesday, renewed cloudbursts pounded Nairobi and other parts of Kenya. Nairobi and much of Kenya sees the peak of its rainiest season during April, a month prone to

April 25, 2012


New eruption of North Sulawesi's Mt. Lokon

After several days of increased activity, North Sulawesi’s Mount Lokon erupted at 10:20 a.m. Tuesday, the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) has announced. The height at which lava shot out of the volcano was unknown because clouds were blocking the full

April 25, 2012


Fires blaze north of Omsk - Wildfire areas enlarge to 3,075 ha in Siberia

Wildfire areas enlarged three times in Siberia over the past 24 hours, according to ITAR-TAS news agency. Twenty nine outbreaks on a total area of 3,075 hectares were reported there on Tuesday morning. Seven of the outbreaks on 950.5 hectares are localized. There are

April 25, 2012


USGS release: Insecticide contamination increases with urbanization

Contamination and toxicity in stream sediments caused by pyrethroid insecticides generally increased with the degree of urbanization in seven metropolitan areas across the U.S, according to a new U.S. Geological Survey study. The study confirmed that pyrethroid

April 25, 2012

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Rare earth mine in Bayan Obo in the Nei Mongol Autonomous Region

The vast majority of the rare earths on the market—96 percent—come from China. About half come from Bayan Obo (41 ° 47'N, 109 ° 55'E), the mine shown above in the Nei Mongol Autonomous Region. Such an intensive mining operation has a definite impact on the

April 25, 2012


Explosive-extrusive-effusive eruption of the Kamchatkan Shiveluch volcano continues

Shiveluch is one of the most active volcanoes on Earth. During the first three weeks of April 2012, brief bursts of volcanic activity left radial streaks of ash on the surrounding snow. Explosive-extrusive-effusive eruption of the volcano continues. Ash explosions is

April 24, 2012


Activity at Popocatépetl - Satellite imagery

Located about 40 miles (70 km) southeast of Mexico City, Popocatépetl is one of Mexico’s most active volcanoes. Popocatépetl has been erupting since January 2005, with near constant venting from fumaroles punctuated by minor steam, gas, and ash emissions.Activity

April 24, 2012


Bangladesh facing water crisis

Dhaka, Bangladesh capital requires 2.2 billion litres a day, but can only produce 1.9 to 2 billion, the city’s Water Supply and Sewerage Authority (WASA) reported. WASA runs 600 deep tube wells in the city to extract water, and there are also 2,000 private tube

April 23, 2012


Milions of capsules discarded in sewage plague Ligang village in China

A large amount of empty drug capsules are discarded into a sewage gutter, forming a colorful layer stretching for over 300 meters on the side of Zhengshang road near Ligang village, Zhengzhou city, Central China's Henan province, April 21, 2012. The capsules with

April 23, 2012


Dust seen over Russia

In late April 2012, dust mingled with clouds over the eastern Russian Federation. The dust likely originated along the border between China and Mongolia and followed a counter-clockwise arc into eastern Russia. Fires along the China-Mongolia border may also have

April 23, 2012


Deadly flooding in Colombia due the seasonal rains

Over the past several weeks, heavy seasonal rain caused major flooding throughout much of Colombia. Heavy rainfall in recent weeks have caused major flooding of the nearby . The resulting floods of Bogota and Chic0 rivers have affected more than 2,000 families in

April 21, 2012