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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

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Tropical Storm "Lee" drenches Louisiana

Tropical Storm Lee lurched toward the US Gulf Coast on Saturday, dumping heavy rain on Louisiana and threatening extensive flooding that will put the New Orleans levee system to the test. Oil companies evacuated workers from offshore rigs ahead of the arrival of...

September 04, 2011

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Earthquake 7.0 hits Vanuatu

Magnitude 7.0 earthquake hits near Anatom island, 125 km (78 miles) SSE (159°) from Isangel, Vanuatua, 215 km (134 miles) ENE (61°) from Tadine, Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia (20.585°S, 169.696°E) on depth of 132.4 km (82.3 miles) according to USGS. A

September 03, 2011

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Earthquake 6.2 hits South Sandwich Island

A 6.2 magnitude earthquake has struck the South Sandwich volcanic islands at a depth of 106 km (65.9 miles) according to USGS. The location of epicenter was 19 km (11 miles) NNE of Visokoi Island, South Sandwich Islands, 278 km (172 miles) N of Bristol Island,

September 03, 2011

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Oil Still Gushing From BP Well In Gulf

Recent news reports confirm what many have alleged for over a year: British Petroleum’s “Macondo” well site has never stopped leaking.The mainstream media blackout on this subject is keeping the public unaware of the continuing tragedy and preventing another

September 03, 2011

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Tropical Storm Lee: Oil rigs shut down and evacuated

Tropical Storm Lee is bringing heavy rains to parts of the northern coast of the Gulf of Mexico, according to the National Hurricane Center in Miami. Tropical Storm Lee is centered at latitude 28.2 north and longitude 91.6 west, about 165 miles west-southwest of the

September 03, 2011

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Magnitude 6.7 earthquake struck near Anatuya, Argentina

Powerful but deep M 6.7 earthquake struck 31 km (19 miles) W of Anatuya, 130 km (80 miles) ESE of Santiago del Estero, Argentina (28.422°S, 63.146°W) at depth of 592.8 km (368.4 miles) according to USGS. There were no reports of destruction or

September 02, 2011

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Massive 7.1 earthquake struck on the subduction slopes of the unpopulated Alaskan Islands

A massive 7.1 magnitude earthquake (later downgraded to 6.8) struck at 10:55 UTC (01:55 AM local time) 45 km (27 miles) SW of Amukta Island and 85 km (52 miles) SW of Yunaska Island, Alaska (52.185°N, 171.684°W) on depth of 35.5 km (22.1 miles).This is an afters

September 02, 2011

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A new hypothesis on ocean acidification

Since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution, the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has been rising due to the burning of fossil fuels. Increased absorption of this carbon by the oceans is lowering the seawater pH (the scale which measures how

September 02, 2011

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Rising waters of river Ganges floods over 1 000 Bihar villages after two years of drought

After two years of drought, the Kosi and Ganges rivers are rising rapidly. Flood water has already entered over 1 000 villages in Bihar forcing people to abandon their homes. All the inundated villages are in flood-prone districts of Bhagalpur, Muzaffarpur, Gopalganj, A

September 02, 2011

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Arctic shipping routes open

Satellite measurements show we are heading for another year of below-average ice cover in the Arctic. As sea ice melts during the summer months, two major shipping routes have opened in the Arctic Ocean.In 2008 satellites saw that the Northwest Passage and the Northern

September 02, 2011

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Popocatépetl awakening again

During the past 24 hours the monitoring system of the Popocatepetl volcano recorded 11 low-intensity exhalations accompanied by steam, gas and some ash. There were also segments of harmonic tremor, accumulating approximately 5 minutes. Other monitoring parameters

September 01, 2011

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Chances of big quake below Tokyo rising

The possibility of a huge plate-boundary earthquake amplified by simultaneous moves in two or more focal areas beneath Tokyo has been increasing since the Great East Japan Earthquake, according to the University of Tokyo's Earthquake Research Institute.The institute

September 01, 2011

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Tambora volcano showing signs of reawakening

Tambora volcano in Indonesia has been raised to level 2 alert (out of maximum 4) after an increase in volcanic earthquakes. In April 2011 there were 37 shallow volcanic earthquakes recorded, 167 in May, 277 in June, 363 in July, and 141 from 1-29 August. Continuous

September 01, 2011

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Scientists drill into San Andreas Fault to understand its secrets

Earthquake-Report.com came across a video of the National Science Foundation that explains what scientists are currently doing to understand what is going on inside the San Andreas Fault. The video has been aired in the PBS NewsHour. Understanding what happens at...

August 31, 2011

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Spectacular eruption of Mt.Etna - twelfth time this year

The Mount Etna volcano in Sicily, Italy, erupted for the twelfth time this year on Monday.Throughout 2011, activity at Sicily’s Mount Etna has been characterised by paroxysms: short, violent bursts of activity. Each event has included volcanic tremors, ash

August 30, 2011