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Strong earthquake 7.2 strike Japan

Strong 7,2 earthquake hit near east coast of Honshu at depth of 49km.The April 7, 2011 earthquake near the east coast of Honshu, Japan occurred as a result of thrust/reverse faulting on or near the subduction zone plate boundary between the Pacific and North America

April 07, 2011

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Indonesia: Water levels 1.5 to 2 meters in West Alas

After Hamlet Bangkong Sub Badas hit by flooding, a similar natural disaster hit the Western District Alas. Two villages were sub-village and village Gontar usar submerged with water levels 1.5 to 2 meters.Allegedly high rainfall which lasted from Friday afternoon,

April 07, 2011

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"Epidemiological" Study Demonstrates Climate Change Effects On Forests

An 18-year study of 27,000 individual trees by National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded scientists finds that tree growth and fecundity - the ability to produce viable seeds - are more sensitive to climate change than previously thought. The results, published Global

April 07, 2011

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Oklahoma experiencing worst drought conditions since 1921

Wildfires have burned thousands of acres in the past month as the state of Oklahoma and its farmers struggle with a severe drought. Oklahoma was drier in the four months following Thanksgiving than it has been in any similar period since 1921.Drought and high

April 07, 2011

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Arctic Ocean freshwater will cause 'unpredictable changes on climate'

A vast expanse of freshwater in the midst of the Arctic Ocean is set to wreak unpredictable changes on the climate in Europe and North America, new scientific analysis has shown.The water – comprising meltwater from the ice cap and run off from rivers – is at

April 06, 2011

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Landslides and heavy rain hit Kasmir region

Landslides damaged nearly two dozen structures in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district while as mercury hovered below normal amid intermittent rain and snowfall across the Kashmir valley. Due to heavy rainfall, landslides occurred at villages

April 06, 2011

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Record depletion of Arctic ozone layer causing increased UV radiation in Scandinavia

Over the past few days ozone-depleted air masses extended from the north pole to southern Scandinavia leading to higher than normal levels of ultraviolet (UV) radiation during sunny days in southern Finland. These air masses will move east over the next few days,

April 06, 2011

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Hundreds Of Fish Die In Northside Pond, Florida

People living near a Northside pond said toxic chemicals from a construction site may be what has killed hundreds of fish. Residents who live near the pond off Oak Lawn Road said they've enjoyed the pond for years, calling it a place of relaxation where they can

April 05, 2011

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Rising waters on the James River

Midwestern snow continued melting, and Midwestern rivers continued rising in early April 2011. The Advanced Hydrological Prediction Service (AHPS) of the U.S. National Weather Service issued flood warnings for cities along the James River in South Dakota, including

April 05, 2011

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Heavy rain triggers landslides in Thailand

Intense rain triggered widespread landslides in southern Thailand during the last week of March 2011. The large image, which cover a much wider area, shows many more landslides, though clouds hide much of the region from view. The Advanced Land Imager (ALI) on

April 05, 2011

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Ruapehu's Crater Lake heating up

Mount Ruapehu's Crater Lake is heating up, but there are no signs an eruption is imminent. GNS Science volcanologists said today high water temperatures, currently about 38 °C - 39 °C, were being experienced in the lake. GeoNet reports about changes that...

April 05, 2011

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Organic farmers sue Monsanto over GMO seeds

A landmark lawsuit filed on March 29 in US federal court seeks to invalidate Monsanto’s patents on genetically modified seeds and to prohibit the company from suing those whose crops become genetically contaminated.The Public Patent Foundation filed suit on

April 05, 2011

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Tohoku earthquake critically affects world's mineral supplies

In addition to its other effects, the magnitude 9.0 Tohoku earthquake that struck northeast Japan on March 11, 2011, will affect Japan’s and the world’s supply of some minerals, at least temporarily. Up to one-quarter of the world’s iodine and

April 04, 2011

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Wind and waves growing across the globe

The world has gotten stormier over the past two decades - and the reason is a mystery, a new study says. In the past 20 years, winds have picked up around 5 percent on average.Extremely strong winds caused by storms have increased even faster, jumping 10 percent over 20

April 04, 2011

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Plant disease raises questions on modified crops

Sudden death syndrome (SDS) of soybean was first discovered in 1971 in Arkansas and since then has been confirmed throughout most soybean-growing areas of the U.S. SDS is a fungal disease that also occurs in a disease complex with the soybean cyst nematode (SCN,

April 04, 2011

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More storms, tropical depressions forecast for East Sea

This year the number of storms and tropical depressions that can directly hit Vietnam is forecast to number from 5 to 6, more than that of 2010. The stormy and rainy season will also start early, a senior weather expert said.There will have around 10-12 storms and

April 03, 2011

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Dike in North Sumatra collapses flooding more homes

As floods plague parts of Sumatra, Java and Papua, a river bank in North Sumatra has collapsed, flooding hundreds of homes with hundreds more facing potential flooding.The dike on Cucukan River in Tanjung Putus village, Padang Tualang sub-district, collapsed. Damage

April 03, 2011