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Smoke from India fires spreading into Bangladesh

Indian farmers often set fire to fields to clear them for planting. According to Indian agricultural practice, preparing for planting with fire has the benefit of clearing out some pests that eat crops and turning crop residues from the previous season into

November 23, 2012

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Active volcanoes in the world: November 14 – November 20, 2012

New unrest has been noticed around 5 volcanoes, ongoing activity was reported for 6 volcanoes. This report covers active volcanoes in the world recorded from November 14 – November 20, 2012 based on Smithsonian/USGS criteria.New activity/unrest: | Cleveland,

November 22, 2012

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Magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck offshore Libertador O'Higgins, Chile

Strong earthquake measuring M 5.9 struck offshore Libertador O'Higgins, Chile at 21:36:22 UTC, November 21, 2012 according to USGS. The epicenter was located 106 km (66 miles) SSW (195 degrees) of Valparaiso and 132 km (82 miles) WSW (245 degrees) of Santiago,

November 21, 2012

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Mount Tongariro erupts again with black plume of ash

Mt. Tongariro, New Zealand, erupted today, November 21, 2012 around 1:20 pm local time and lasted for five minutes. Reports say black plume of ash was sent several kilometers up in the sky. Hikers, including schoolchildren were evacuated. Residents in the Waikato,

November 21, 2012

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Anticlockwise rotation of sea-surface height near Norway’s west coast

An unusual anticlockwise rotation of sea-surface height patterns has been observed near Norway’s west coast.  A topographic depression about 3500 m deep in the Norwegian Sea, the Lofoten Basin  is a region of high mesoscale activity and plays an important role

November 21, 2012

Tumbi Quarry landslide

Safeland project - Landslide reports

The EU-funded Safeland Project is a very large, multi-institution research programme designed to develop generic quantitative risk assessment and management tools and strategies for landslides at local, regional, European and societal scales and establish the

November 20, 2012

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Indonesian volcano Mt. Rokatenda (Paluweh) continues spurting out ash

Volcanic ash is reportedly spurting out of Mount Rokatenda, in Sikka regency, Indonesia due to increased volcanic activity since October 1, 2012. Based on analysis of satellite imagery and other data, the Darwin VAAC reported that during 11-13 November ash plumes

November 19, 2012

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Antarctic sea ice cover is increasing under the effects of climate change

Antarctic sea ice drift caused by changing winds are responsible for observed increases in Antarctic sea ice cover in the past two decades according to new study by British Antarctic Survey and NASA. While Arctic experienced dramatic record ice loss due the climate

November 18, 2012

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Magnitude 6.1 shallow earthquake hit Tonga region

Shallow earthquake with recorded Magnitude 6.1 hit Tonga region on November 17, 2012 at 05:12 UTC according to USGS. Epicenter was located 174 km (108 miles) ENE of Neiafu, Tonga and 473 km (293 miles) SSW of Tafuna, American Samoa at coordinates 18.311°S,

November 17, 2012

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Coffee Arabica could be extinct by the end of the century

Arabica coffee production is strongly (negative) influenced by accelerated climate change, and in most cases the outcome will be negative for the coffee industry.Wild Arabica coffee or Coffee Arabica could extinct due climate changes by the end of this century

November 17, 2012

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Magnitude 6.4 (6.8) earthquake struck Kuril Islands, Russia

Strong earthquake, initially registered as M 6.8 but later revised to M 6.4 struck Kuril Islands, Russia at 18:12:42 UTC on November 16, 2012 according to USGS. The epicenter was located 162 km (101 miles) SSW (198°) from Severo-Kuril'sk, Kuril Islands, Russia

November 16, 2012

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Volcanologists warned of impending Mt. Ruapehu eruption, New Zealand

Volcanologists have warned about impending eruption from one of the most active volcanoes of New zealand, Mt. Ruapehu in central North Island. As a result, New Zealand authorities have instructed climbers to stay away from the peak of Mt. Ruapehu. As per news...

November 16, 2012

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Active volcanoes in the world: November 7 - November 13, 2012

New unrest has been noticed around 5 volcanoes, ongoing activity was reported for 8 volcanoes. This report covers active volcanoes in the world recorded from November 7 – November 13, 2012 based on Smithsonian/USGS criteria.New activity/unrest: | Cleveland,

November 15, 2012

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Magnitude 6.0 deep earthquake hit Guerrero, Mexico

Deep earthquake with recorded magnitude 6.0 hit Guerrero, Mexico on November 15, 2012 at 09:20 UTC according to USGS. Epicenter was located 10 km (6 miles) E of Tlalchapa, Mexico and 17 km (10 miles) NW of Arcelia, Mexico at coordinates 18.407°N, 100.373°W.

November 15, 2012

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US East Coast earthquake shaking can travel much farther and cause damage over larger areas than previously thought

U.S. Geological Survey scientists reveal that earthquake shaking in the eastern United States can travel much farther and cause damage over larger areas than previously thought. New research found that M 5.8 earthquake, that struck Virginia on August 23 last year,

November 14, 2012

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Magnitude 6.1 earthquake hit Coquimbo, Chile

Strong earthquake measured as magnitude 6.1 hit Coquimbo in Atacama region, Chile at 19:02:05 UTC on November 14, 2012  according to USGS and EMSC. The epicenter was located 82 km (50 miles) N of 82 km (50 miles) SW of Vallenar, Chile with coordinates 29.157°S,

November 14, 2012

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Sky-high levels of radioactivity in fish from Fukushima means inedible seafood for at least a decade

Scientists were shocked to learn recently that levels of ionizing radiation in sea life living off the eastern coast of Japan are still exceptionally high following the devastating earthquake and tsunami that struck the region back in March 2011. And according to a new

November 13, 2012