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Thousands of dead worms plague Ohio

People across the Tri-State awoke to an unusual sight Thursday - thousands of earthworms lying dead on sidewalks and porches. WLWT was first alerted to the issue by Rick in West Chester.WLWT reporter Brian Hamrick began taking photos from his home in Florence, where

June 05, 2011

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Frequent tornadoes a symptom of jet stream change

The unusually large number of severe tornadoes this year may be a sign of large-scale changes in the jet stream. When the events happen frequently such as the destruction of Joplin, Mo., the outbreak of multiple tornadoes in Alabama, and the northeast outbreak in...

June 05, 2011

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Unknown fault structures in Canterbury region found

Scientists investigating the Canterbury earthquakes and conducting allied subsurface studies released preliminary findings from their investigations.The work, involving refined earthquake analysis and geophysical surveys, is part of the effort by the Natural

June 05, 2011

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Honeybee colonies in the US reduced in number by 30 percent over the 2010-2011 winter

Honeybee colonies in the United States reduced in number by 30 percent over the 2010-2011 winter, according to a recently released annual survey conducted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Apiary Inspectors of America (AIA).The loss was actually lower

June 05, 2011

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Largest wildfire in Arizona's history burned more than 250,000 acres

One of the largest wildfires in Arizona history threatened mountain retreats and spread ash and smoke as far away as Albuquerque, New Mexico, more than 200 miles away, officials said Saturday. Across the state, blazes have burned more than 250,000 acres.More than

June 05, 2011

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Chilean Puyehue-Cordón Caulle erupts, prompts evacuation of 3 500 people

There are reports from Chile that Puyehue-Cordón Caulle has erupted and produced a large plume. ‘Just after 14:40,′ reports soychile.cl, ‘a huge plume began to be visible from the district of Entre Lagos, which corresponds to the beginning...

June 05, 2011

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China: Rain quenches thirst of areas hit by drought

Rain in Central and South China is expected to drench drought-hit regions over the next three days, which could help to ease the dry spell, but experts warned the local public to prepare for heavy rains and even floods.At least light to moderate rains would

June 04, 2011

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Mexico's Popocatepetl volcano blasts tower of ash

The Popocatepetl volcano that towers over Mexico City began rumbling again Friday, shooting a blast of ash about 2 miles (3 kilometers) above its crater at dawn.The ash cloud drifted first to the west and then turned back east toward the city of Puebla, Mexico's

June 04, 2011

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Mud eruption in Ninh Thuan is small-scale geological accident

After two months of research, scientists have concluded that the mud eruption phenomenon in Thuan Bac district in the central province of Ninh Thuan is a small-scale geological accident, which is related to tectonical faults.Experts of Ninh Thuan Province’s

June 04, 2011

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Waters spread across floodway above Morgan City

Two weeks after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers opened the flood control structure known as the Morganza Spillway, the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) on NASA’s Terra satellite captured this false-color image of the...

June 04, 2011

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Fires burn in eastern Russia

140 hotbeds of wildfires with the total area 13 906.28 hectares have been registered in the Russian Federation within twenty four hours. 139 hotbeds with th area 4 832.88 ha have been extinguished. 167 hotbeds, including those emerged earlier and 16 large ones continue

June 03, 2011

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Texas suffers from "exceptional" drought

A report released Thursday from a consortium of national climate experts said Texas saw the highest levels of drought over the last week — rated as "exceptional" — jump from 43.97 percent of the state to 50.65 percent of the state. Devastating drou

June 03, 2011

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China admits Three Gorges Dam has 'urgent problems' as drought persists

Chinese government has said the Three Gorges Dam - the world's largest hydropower plant - is having "urgent problems," warning of environmental, construction and migration "disasters" amid the worst drought to hit southern China in 50 years. China's State Council,

June 03, 2011

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Old River and the Mississippi River control

The Mississippi River is highly “engineered,” as major rivers go. The battle between human civilization and the river is perhaps best exemplified by the Old River Control structures in central Louisiana. Completed in the 1960s, the system of levees, locks,

June 03, 2011

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Mt.Yasur volcano upgraded to Alert Level 3

Ash belching from a Vanuatu volcano is an increasing health threat to islanders and their water supplies. The cloud from erupting Mount Yasur has billowed some 1,800 metres high and affected flights in neighbouring New Caledonia. Tourists have been banned from

June 01, 2011

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Mystery disease kills 300 sheep within an hour in Saudi Arabia

A Saudi farmer who went into his barn to take his 300 sheep on their daily pasturing was shocked when he found them all dead, a newspaper in the Gulf Kingdom said on Saturday. The farm said he checked the sheep an hour earlier and they were all alive in their barn...

June 01, 2011

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Volcano expert fears we’ll see a super eruption in this century

Examining geological, historical and archeological records, the expert took the audience on a journey back to three volcanic eruptions that have shaken the world – the 1815 Tambora volcano in Indonesia that killed 100,000 people, the 1783 eruption of Kaki in Iceland

June 01, 2011