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Pulsating planet: Superhot rocks make the Earth roll

The river valleys are in the North Sea, north of Scotland, beneath a kilometre of water and a further 2 kilometres of sediment. The sea floor here has been slowly sinking ever since it formed. Yet 55 million years ago, something very strange happened. In a geological

April 09, 2011

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Caribbean plate tension is increasing

The Caribbean plate tension is increasing and this area is now due for another major earthquake, an article published today by The Extinction Protocol said. Troubling signs of the growing agitation for this plate are seen in the twin 5.8 and 5.0 quakes that struck...

April 09, 2011

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Alert status of Taal volcano raised to Level 2

Taal Volcano is getting restive and an eruption, while not imminent, is a possibility, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) warned Saturday. The agency raised the alert status to Level 2 from Level 1, following an increase in volcanic earthq

April 09, 2011

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Epic shoving match takes place far below Tibet

An underground rock movement in Tibet is getting attention these days as geologists debate exactly what is going on beneath the surface of the so-called Roof of the World.Geology of the Tibetan PlateauThe Tibetan Plateau, with an average elevation of roughly 16,000

April 09, 2011

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Toxic sardines kill 20 in Madagascar

At least 20 people have died and 126 others are in critical condition after consuming toxic sardines in Madagascar’s south-western town of Toliara. A similar incident was also reported in Sakaraha, about 130km away from the coastal area.The sardines were said to

April 08, 2011

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Global mangrove forest destroyed rapidly

New research shows that mangroves store exceptionally more carbon than most tropical forests, but they are being destroyed from coastlines at a rapid rate, causing significant emissions of greenhouse gases.Findings by scientists from the Center for International

April 08, 2011

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Hundreds of dead fish line Iowa cove's banks

Why are there hundreds of dead fish lining the banks of a cove along the Des Moines River near Eddyville? Local residents don't have that answer, but they did report the finned casualties to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.David Dobson of Eddyville said he

April 07, 2011

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Magnitude 6.5 earthquake shakes wide area of southern Mexico

A magnitude 6.5 earthquake shook a wide area of southern and central Mexico on Thursday, sending people fleeing into the streets, but causing only minor reported damage.The epicenter was located near Las Choapas, a town of about 83,000 residents about 600

April 07, 2011

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Strong earthquake 7.2 strike Japan

Strong 7,2 earthquake hit near east coast of Honshu at depth of 49km.The April 7, 2011 earthquake near the east coast of Honshu, Japan occurred as a result of thrust/reverse faulting on or near the subduction zone plate boundary between the Pacific and North America

April 07, 2011

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Indonesia: Water levels 1.5 to 2 meters in West Alas

After Hamlet Bangkong Sub Badas hit by flooding, a similar natural disaster hit the Western District Alas. Two villages were sub-village and village Gontar usar submerged with water levels 1.5 to 2 meters.Allegedly high rainfall which lasted from Friday afternoon,

April 07, 2011

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"Epidemiological" Study Demonstrates Climate Change Effects On Forests

An 18-year study of 27,000 individual trees by National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded scientists finds that tree growth and fecundity - the ability to produce viable seeds - are more sensitive to climate change than previously thought. The results, published Global

April 07, 2011

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Oklahoma experiencing worst drought conditions since 1921

Wildfires have burned thousands of acres in the past month as the state of Oklahoma and its farmers struggle with a severe drought. Oklahoma was drier in the four months following Thanksgiving than it has been in any similar period since 1921.Drought and high

April 07, 2011

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Arctic Ocean freshwater will cause 'unpredictable changes on climate'

A vast expanse of freshwater in the midst of the Arctic Ocean is set to wreak unpredictable changes on the climate in Europe and North America, new scientific analysis has shown.The water – comprising meltwater from the ice cap and run off from rivers – is at

April 06, 2011

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Landslides and heavy rain hit Kasmir region

Landslides damaged nearly two dozen structures in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district while as mercury hovered below normal amid intermittent rain and snowfall across the Kashmir valley. Due to heavy rainfall, landslides occurred at villages

April 06, 2011

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Record depletion of Arctic ozone layer causing increased UV radiation in Scandinavia

Over the past few days ozone-depleted air masses extended from the north pole to southern Scandinavia leading to higher than normal levels of ultraviolet (UV) radiation during sunny days in southern Finland. These air masses will move east over the next few days,

April 06, 2011

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Hundreds Of Fish Die In Northside Pond, Florida

People living near a Northside pond said toxic chemicals from a construction site may be what has killed hundreds of fish. Residents who live near the pond off Oak Lawn Road said they've enjoyed the pond for years, calling it a place of relaxation where they can

April 05, 2011

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Rising waters on the James River

Midwestern snow continued melting, and Midwestern rivers continued rising in early April 2011. The Advanced Hydrological Prediction Service (AHPS) of the U.S. National Weather Service issued flood warnings for cities along the James River in South Dakota, including

April 05, 2011