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Dimishing Arctic sea ice - CryoSat reveals facts about ice volumes

An international team of scientists led by University College London provided insight into decline of Arctic sea ice volume and generated estimates of the sea-ice volume for the 2010–11 and 2011–12 winters over the Arctic basin using data from ESA’s CryoSat

February 13, 2013


New eruption of Paluweh volcano

The number of small tremors and emissions of ash at Paluweh (also known as Rokatenda) volcano increased in October 2012, and continued into February 2013, probably indicating growth of the lava dome. After months of rumbling, an explosive eruption occurred on

February 13, 2013

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Explore the future's rising seas - New map pinpoints cities to avoid as sea levels rise

For the last 100 years sea levels have been rising. Several processes are at work so the levels of rising seas are not equal everywhere - while at some places land is sinking, at the other is rising. Stronger currents create slopes in sea surface, and since all

February 10, 2013


Daily satellite data about the condition of the Greenland ice sheet

The National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) launched a new website called Greenland Ice Sheet Today which provides daily satellite data about the condition of the Greenland ice sheet. The website also provides analysis, when possible, and will serve not only

February 10, 2013

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Great Lakes water levels reached record lows

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers measured record low water levels in two of the North America's Great Lakes, Michigan and Huron. The water levels at Lake Michigan and Lake Huron reached the lowest level from 1918, since modern record-keeping began. Water levels at

February 10, 2013


Very strong M 7.0 earthquake struck Columbia

Very strong earthquake with recorded magnitude 7.0 struck Columbia on Saturday, February 09, 2013 at 14:16 UTC. Epicenter of the earthquake was located 5km (3mi) NE of Yacuanquer and 11 km (7 miles) SW (235°) from Pasto, co-ordinates were 1.143°N,

February 09, 2013

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A satellite’s view of ship pollution

Scientists have observed “ship tracks” in natural-color satellite imagery of the ocean for more than a decade. Bright, linear trails amidst the cloud layers are created by particles and gases from ships, a visible manifestation of pollution from ship

February 09, 2013


Winter storm "Nemo" progress in the Eastern US

The second and most powerful “nor’easter” of the season, aims New England and states in the region are preparing for the worst. The western frontal system stretching from Canada through the Ohio and Tennessee valleys and down into the Gulf of Mexico

February 09, 2013

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Officials released new evacuation plans in case of new eruption at Mt. Fuji volcano in Japan

An increased number of small earthquakes near and under Japan's highest and most noted volcano, Mt. Fuji (within 30 km radius), concern government and local officials. In the worst case scenario, a new eruption of Mount Fuji could force some 567,000 people to evacuate

February 09, 2013

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"CHASING ICE" captures largest glacier calving ever filmed

In  this case a mass movement of ice, not rock and soil, on the Ilulissat Glacier in Western Greenland, a part of the film Chasing Ice. It is genuinely astonishing – the volume of the collapse is apparently 7.4 cubic kilometres.On May 28, 2008, Adam LeWinter and

February 08, 2013


Active volcanoes in the world: January 30 – February 5, 2013

This week, 6 volcanoes were noticed to have new activity, whereas ongoing activity was reported for 11 volcanoes. This report covers active volcanoes in the world recorded from January 30 – February 5, 2013 based on Smithsonian/USGS criteria.New

February 07, 2013


Recent major earthquakes show underestimated potential for 'Superquakes'

Recent destructive M 8.0 earthquake that struck Solomon Islands on February 6, 2013, as well as ongoing seismic swarm in the area, is fair reminder that we live in a planet that is undergoing constant change.According to seismologist's theories of earthquake cycles.

February 07, 2013


Cleveland volcano in Aleutian Islands woke up - A new dome has formed in the summit crater

Elevated surface temperatures were detected in satellite images of Cleveland volcano over the last 24 hours. The aviation color code and volcano alert level were changed to ORANGE/WATCH based on evidence that a new dome has formed in the summit crater of Cleveland. The

February 07, 2013


Snowiest winter in 100 years paralyzes Moscow

The snowiest winter in a century has hit Moscow, Russian capital, causing traffic jams 3,500 km in length on Monday evening, February 4, 2013. This is equal to the distance from Moscow to Madrid and snowfall is expected for four or five more days.Moscow has not

February 06, 2013

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Massive and deadly M 8.0 earthquake hit Santa Cruz Islands - Tsunami went 500 m inland damaging 3 villages

Massive and deadly subduction earthquake, registered as M 8.0 (USGS/EMSC), hit Santa Cruz Islands at 01:12 UTC on February 6, 2013. The epicenter was located at coordinates 10.752°S, 165.089°E, about 81 km (50 miles) W of Lata, Solomon Islands at depth of 5.8

February 06, 2013

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Hundreds of unusual fish beached at Adriatic coast after moderate earthquake hit the region

Several hundred unusual fish, about a meter and a half long, stranded on the shores of Valelunga beach near Pula, Croatia in Adriatic Sea on February 4/5, 2013, the same day that M 4.5 struck the region. Several hundred fish, which can live as dead. Eyewitnesses were

February 05, 2013

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Ozone thinning has influenced ocean circulation

The hole in the Antarctic ozone layer has caused changes in the way that waters in those southern oceans mix, which has the potential to alter the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere and eventually could have an impact on global climate change, according to earth scientist

February 05, 2013