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Manam - one of PNG's most active volcanoes has new series of eruptions

The 10-km-wide Manam Island, lying 13 km off the northern coast of mainland Papua New Guinea, is one of the country's most active volcanoes.ABC Radio Australia reported yesterday, June 4, 2012 that a new series of eruptions have begun and that warnings to residents

June 05, 2012


Supervolcanoes form and erupt much more quickly than previously thought

Geologists had previously thought that super-eruptions only occurred 100,000-200,000 years after forming. Evidence from the new study by researchers at Vanderbit University suggests that, after a giant magma pool forms, it may erupt after only a couple hundred

June 04, 2012

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Two strong and shallow earthquakes struck south of Panama

The first one struck at 00:45 UTC on June 4, 2012 with magnitude 6.2 according USGS. Epicenter was located 356 km (221 miles) SSW of Santiago, Panama and 526 km (326 miles) SW of  Panama City, Panama (5.287°N, 82.580°W). Recorded depth was 9.7 km (6.0

June 04, 2012

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New deep-sea hydrothermal vents discovered in Gulf of California

Scientists have uncovered clusters of volcanic vents towering above the seafloor in a region of deep-sea off the coast of Mexico. The so-called "black smoker" vents lie about 7,400 meters (7,900 feet) deep with chimneys reaching 23 meters (75 feet). These

June 03, 2012

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Fracking responsible for water contamination across US

Lawsuits from individuals who believe their water has been contaminated by hydraulic fracturing are coming in all across the US and support for stricter regulations is growing. This was backed up by recent U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) findings that

June 03, 2012

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Summer 2012 forecast for Europe

According to experts from, much of Europe will be slightly warmer than normal this summer with the core of summer heat across southeast Europe into Ukraine. This will result in temperatures closer to normal in far western Europe. The overall

June 02, 2012


Powerful street geysers erupt in Montreal rainstorm

Extraordinary cloudburst produced flooding on the street s of Montreal, Canada on May 29. More than 50 mm, or 2 inches, of rain fell on parts of the city within a half hour Tuesday evening. Environment Canada said that parts of Montreal saw up to 80 mm, or

June 02, 2012

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Two deep earthquakes struck Salta, Argentina

Magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck Salta, Argentina on June 2, 2012 according to USGS. Epicenter was 8 km (4 miles) SE of Yacuiba, Bolivia and 54 km (33 miles) NNE of Tartagal, Salta, Argentina (22.109°S, 63.625°W). Recorded depth was 519.6 km (322.9 miles).

June 02, 2012


Semiarid regions of Texas and California could run out of groundwater in 30 years

More than one-third of US states in the southern Great Plains could run out of groundwater within the next 30 years according to a new study published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Study finds that the two most important aquifers

June 02, 2012


Gila Wilderness blaze - New Mexico's record-setting fire spreads in all directions

A massive wildfire in the New Mexico wilderness, the Gila Wilderness blaze or Whitewater-Baldy Complex fire, already the state’s largest blaze ever,  has spread to more than 218,000  since being started by lighting May 16, 2012. According to InciWeb, more

June 02, 2012


Harsh climate change blaimed for heavy flash floods in Uganda

As the world is set to mark World Environment Day on June 5, farmers in the remote village of Doho in the eastern Ugandan district of Butaleja are paying a heavy price as a result of harsh climate change effects.Flash floods have left many families homeless, gardens

June 01, 2012

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Unusual, strong and shallow M 5.6 earthquake hit Antarctic region - strong earthquakes continue globally

Magnitude 5.6 earthquake hit Antarctic region on Friday, June 01, 2012 at 05:07:01 UTC according to USGS and EMSC. The epicenter was located 742 km (461 miles) SW of Mt. Siple, Antarctica (77.026°S, 148.853°W). The depth of epicenter was 9.9 km (6.2 miles).It

June 01, 2012


Supervolcano drilling - The Campi Flegrei Deep Drilling Project approved

The office of Naples mayor Luigi de Magistris has approved the drilling of a pilot hole 500 meters deep into the heart of a “supervolcano” in southern Italy. With a history of massive volcanic eruptions and ongoing deformation, this densely urban area...

June 01, 2012

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One in seven people suffer malnourishment

One in seven people suffer from malnourishment, the head of the UN's food agency said  in a new report released ahead of a summit on sustainable development to be held in Rio de Janeiro June 20-22. The report calls on governments to invest in infrastructure and

June 01, 2012

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Active volcanoes in the world: May 23 – May 29, 2012

This report covers active volcanoes recorded from May 23 – May 29, 2012 based on Smithsonian/USGS criteria. New unrest has been noticed around 5 volcanoes, ongoing activity was reported for 11 volcanoes.FUEGO, Guatemala14.473°N, 90.880°W; summit elev. 3763

May 31, 2012

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Three Costa Rican volcanoes on preventive green alert due to seismic activity

The National Emergency Commission (CNE)  declared a preventive “green alert” on Wednesday, May 30, due to recent seismic activity at three volcanoes.“The CNE’s alert is supported by reports from technical and scientific agencies that note the volcanoes are

May 31, 2012


Strong dangerous M 5.7 earthquake in Lake Issyk Kul Region, eastern Kazakhstan

Strong magnitude 5.7 earthquake hit eastern Kazakhstan on Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at 21:20:57 UTC. The seismological agencies are reporting a magnitude of M5.7 at a depth in between 10 and 25 km. These parameters are making this earthquake moderately dangerous. The

May 30, 2012