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Mountain fire breaks out in east China, spreads toward Mount Tai

A mountain fire broke out in East China's Shandong province Monday morning, spreading toward Mount Tai, according to a report from local authorities. Fires broke out in several locations in the mountainous area near Shandong's capital city of Jinan around 9 am Monday.

April 18, 2011

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World is "one shock away from a full-blown crisis"

Driven in part by higher fuel costs connected to events in the Middle East and North Africa, global food prices are 36 percent above their levels a year ago and remain  volatile, pushing people deeper into poverty. According to the latest edition of the World

April 18, 2011

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Landslide in East Java

Ten people died in a landslide at Pandansari village in Malang district, East Java on Sunday.The total number of casualties is at 10. The last victim died at Saiful Anwar Hospital after receiving treatments for his injuries, seven people remained hospitalized.The

April 18, 2011

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Earthquake 6,6 hit volcanic arc south of Kermadec Islands

6.6 magnitude earthquake struck in the South Pacific on Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The epicenter was south of the Kermadec Islands, about 340 miles (550 kilometers) east-northeast of Auckland, New Zealand, the survey said.The earthquake had a

April 18, 2011

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Egtved virus caused marine mass death in Northern hemisphere

A virus likened to the human Ebola virus because it makes fish bleed to death has been identified as the mystery agent that caused thousands of dead fish to clog up Milwaukee harbour last month.The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced on 1 April

April 17, 2011

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Earthquake 5.2 and several aftershocks hit north Queensland

Several aftershocks have been felt by residents in parts of north Queensland following a 5.2-magnitude earthquake. The quake, one of the largest to hit the state in many years, was recorded 60 kilometres west of Bowen just after 3.30pm (AEST) Saturday.The rumblings

April 17, 2011

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Air pollution worries Iran as sandstorms wreak havoc

Iranians are worried by crippling air pollution as "unprecedented" sandstorms mostly originating from neighbouring Iraq hit 20 provinces, forcing the shutdown of schools and government offices. The blinding sandstorms hit western, central and southern provinces on

April 16, 2011

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US farmers threaten by worst drought since 1930's

Rainfall over the next six weeks or so will be extremely critical. A drier-than-normal forecast through May does not bode well. Any hits to U.S. agriculture amid rising food and gas prices will only add to the strain on the wallets of families and individuals across

April 15, 2011

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Cuba is dealing with the worst drought in 50 years

Cuba is facing its worst drought in half a century, with tens of thousands of families almost entirely reliant on water trucks for essential supplies.The drought started two years ago, and reservoirs are now down to a fifth of their normal levels. The government is prov

April 15, 2011

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State of emergency declared for Canadian flooding

The annual spring floods have already taken their toll across the Canadian Prairie Provinces of Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta, where states of emergency have been declared. This flooding has claimed the lives of at least two people, both in southern Manitoba

April 14, 2011

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Rising rivers swell across US Midwest

Waters continued rising in April 2011 in the U.S. Midwest, according to a NASA statement. On April 13, the Advanced Hydrological Prediction Service (AHPS) of the U.S. National Weather Service warned of flooding along the Mississippi and Wisconsin Rivers. The AHPS

April 14, 2011

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Giant ocean whirlpools puzzle scientists

US scientists discovered two giant whirlpools in the Atlantic Ocean, off the coast of Guyana and Suriname. It became a sensational discovery because this part of the ocean has been studied thoroughly, and no one expected anything like that to appear in the area. More

April 13, 2011

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Massive landslides and floods hit Colombia

As many as 200 people may have been buried in a landslide that swept over houses near Medellin, Colombia's second largest city. The landslide struck the La Gabriela district of the town of Bello near Medellin, 250 miles northwest of the capital Bogota. The landslide

April 13, 2011

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Europe is about to move below Africa

We may be seeing the start of a new subduction zone. The Eurasian plate is 85% land mass with a very undefined plate boundary on its southern border connecting to the African, Indian and Australian plates. The continents are converging; and for many millions of years,

April 13, 2011

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Say NO to uranium mining in the Grand Canyon

Havasu Falls is one of the Grand Canyon's most famous and beautiful scenes, with clear water cascading 35 metres into intensely blue pools framed by trees and towering rocky walls. The falls are fed by springs a few kilometres away. Downstream lies the village of

April 12, 2011

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Japan raises threat level on nuclear plant to highest level

Japan finally raised the nuclear threat level of its Fukushima Daiichi power plant from a level 5 to the highest level 7, putting it on a par with the Chernobyl nuclear disaster of 1986.Japanese government’s Nuclear Safety Commission had earlier revealed that

April 12, 2011

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Yellowstone volcanic plume much larger than expected

Yellowstone National Park hosts a variety of hot springs and geysers, all powered by a plume of molten rock under its surface. At times in the past, that plume has powered activity that was quite a bit less scenic: massive eruptions that have been capable of covering

April 12, 2011