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Ontario heat wave breaks temperature records

At least 10 southern Ontario communities have set highs for the hottest July 21 on record, and Toronto led as the hottest spot in the country, with a high of 37.1 C, which felt like 51 with the humidity factored in according to CBC.Temperatures in Hamilton and

July 21, 2011

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Mercury pollution from power plants seen

Indianapolis, St. Louis, Detroit, Buffalo, Richmond and Providence – cities scattered across the eastern half of the United States – have something in common, all have coal-fired power plants.Researchers in Indiana say they have conducted the first study

July 21, 2011

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M6.1 earthquake hits Uzbekistan-Kyrgyzstan border claiming lives

An extremely dangerous, shallow earthquake occurred in the border region of Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan at 19:35 UTC on July 19, 2011. At least 14 people have been killed. SUMMARY 21/07-08:30 UTC :13 killed in Uzbekistan with 86 injured (35 hospitalized).0...

July 21, 2011

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One of the world's roughest stretches of water

Runoff from heavy rains, combined with wave action along the coast, increased the turbidity of New Zealand’s waters when this image was acquired on April 29, 2011, according to a NASA statement. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on

July 21, 2011

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Magnitude 6.0 earthquake strike Solomon islands

Magnitude 6.0 earthquake strike at 09:04:59 AM at epicenter 28 km (17 miles) ENE of Kira Kira, San Cristobal, Solomon Island on depth of 22.5 km (14.0 miles) according to USGS.Alert level does not include impacts from earthquake-related hazards such as tsunamis,

July 21, 2011

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US all-time dew point record, extreme heat wave headed to the East

Amidst one of the worst heat waves of the year, the unbearably high humidity levels that accompanied the extreme heat set a record in the Twin Cities on Tuesday.The dew point temperature, an indicator of how moist and uncomfortable the air feels, reached 82° on

July 21, 2011

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Fires in Russian Federation continues to burn

57 hotbeds of wildfires with the total area 4 819.77 hectares have been registered in the Russian Federation within twenty four hours. 64 hotbeds with the area of  15 193.08 ha have been extinguished. 104 hotbeds, including those emerged earlier

July 20, 2011

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M6.2 earthquake strike near Kyrgyzstan - Uzbekistan border

According to the USGS, a magnitude 6.2 earthquake hit Kyrgyzstan at 19:35 UTC with the epicenter 42 km (26 miles) SW of Farghona (Fergana), Uzbekistan. The agency reported a depth of 9.2 km. GFZ reports a depth of 27 km, which is a lot less dangerous than the 10 km...

July 19, 2011

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Earthquake rattles Lake Baikal region

According to USGS a magnitude 5.7 earthquake struck 292 km from Irkutsk at depth of 8.8 km. Epicenter was in the world’s oldest and deepest lake highlights a history of past geological upheaval that may be inching closer to another event.There is a volcanic fault

July 17, 2011

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Tectonic plate tension increasing for the potential of another large quake

A string of moderate earthquakes across the globe indicates tectonic plate tension is once again increasing uniformly.Update time = Fri Jul 15 23:25:34 UTC 2011MAGUTC DATE-TIMEy/m/d h:m:sLATdegLONdegDEPTHkm RegionMAP 5.1  2011/07/15

July 15, 2011

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Unusual lavas in the Caribbean apparently originated from the lost, ancient supercontinent of Gondwana

Unusual lavas in the Caribbean apparently originated from the lost, ancient supercontinent of Gondwana, scientists have found. This discovery reveals that continental material can get dragged along the Earth's surface for more than a thousand miles and survive...

July 15, 2011

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Why is so hot and getting hotter

It's not the hot, mid-summer look of the sky over the eastern half of the U.S. that has meteorologists worried. It's late July, after all, and the sun's angle in the sky is as high as it gets.What worries forecasters is that they can see no change in these conditions

July 15, 2011

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Indonesian Mt.Lokon volcano erupts after red alert warning

An Indonesian volcano erupted late Thursday, spewing rocks, lava and ash hundreds of metres into the air, an official said, three days after its alert status was raised to the highest level.There has been a significant rise in volcanic activity at Mount Lokon on

July 14, 2011

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Earthquake struck English Channel

An earthquake with a magnitude of 3.9 has struck in the English Channel, the British Geological Survey (BGS) said. The quake had a depth of 10km and its epicentre was south of Portsmouth. Residents in parts of West Sussex reported buildings shaking for a few seconds

July 14, 2011

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Baghdad chlorine gas leak cause panic, about 800 people hospitalized

Hundreds of Baghdad residents were admitted to hospital after a chlorine gas leak at a water purification plant but most had been discharged by Wednesday morning, officials said.There was a leak of chlorine gas at a water purification plant in the Kasra-wa-Atash

July 14, 2011

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Corporate connections to toxic water pollution in China

Environmental campaigners accused suppliers to major clothing brands including Adidas and Nike of poisoning China's major rivers with hazardous chemicals linked to hormonal problems. Greenpeace said eight samples of wastewater discharge from two factories in the...

July 14, 2011

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River in Costa Rica disappears following earthquake swarm

Today at approximately 2:11pm in the afternoon, Upala was rattled by a 5.3 magnitude earthquake that shook products off store shelves and rattled off home furnishings. No immediate damages were reported however later in the afternoon something strange was discovered as

July 13, 2011