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Dead spadefishes at Alabama, sei whale in Virginia

There had been reports of hundreds spadelfish washing up along three miles of the beaches at Alabama. There's still no cause for the hundreds of dead fish that were found dead along the gulf shores over the weekend. They were also found along the gulf state pier

March 29, 2011

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Deep-sea volcanoes could also explode

Between 75 and 80 % of all volcanic activity on Earth takes place at deep-sea, mid-ocean ridges. Most of these volcanoes produce effusive lava flows rather than explosive eruptions, both because the levels of magmatic gas (which fuel the explosions and are made up of a

March 29, 2011

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2011 arctic ice extent is down

The 2011 maximum extent of Arctic sea ice appears to be tied for the lowest amount in area since satellite measurements began 32 year ago.Researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder said the maximum ice extent was 463,000 square miles below the 1979-2000

March 28, 2011

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Our oceans are turning into plastic

Last month researchers from the 5 Gyres Institute in Santa Monica, California, and the Algalita Marine Research Foundation in Long Beach, California, sailed into Piriápolis, Uruguay. They had just completed the third leg of the first expedition ever to study

March 28, 2011

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HISTORY WATCH: The Great Alaskan Earthquake 1964

The 1964 Alaska earthquake, also known as the Great Alaskan Earthquake, the Portage Earthquake and the Good Friday Earthquake, was a megathrust earthquake that happen on Good Friday, March 27, 1964. Across south-central Alaska, ground fissures, collapsing buildings,...

March 28, 2011

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Report uncovers key trends In water resources research

Examining major trends in water research at the international, national and institutional levels, the report "Confronting the Global Water Crisis through Research - 2010", carried out by Elsevier, highlights the escalation in the article output of countries

March 27, 2011

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X24Europe exercise - two seismic events and tsunami in Adriatic Sea

X24 Europe is a virtual online exercise that demonstrates the use of social media, crowdsourcing, and collaboration tools in an innovative, cost-effective, cloud-computing environment. It fosters the information-flow and coordination of activities by the...

March 27, 2011

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Hundreds of dead starfish wash up on Talybont beach, UK

Several hundred dead starfish have been found washed up on a north Wales beach and it comes following the discovery at Talybont, between Harlech and Barmouth in Gwynedd. Authorities reveal that its common for starfish to be washed ashore during spring tides but it was

March 27, 2011

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Meteotsunami hit Indian Morjim and Baga coastal region

The unusual flooding of Morjim and Baga beaches showed signs of respite on Thursday, but a tsunami expert said it may have been caused by a meteotsunami on the lines of a similar phenomenon in Kerala during the past decade. There were no strange meteorological...

March 26, 2011

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New fault discovered near Diablo Canyon nuke power plant

An unknown seismic fault has been detected on the ocean floor a half-mile from Pacific Gas & Electric Co.’s Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant. The fault zone was detected more than two years ago by scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey working with the

March 25, 2011

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Mud eruption in Ninh Thuan is defined as volcano mud

A mud eruption in the central province of Ninh Thuan is a normal geothermal phenomenon and is not dangerous, but a senior expert noted that the area is cursed with weak soil.Dr. Dinh Doan Lam, a senior official from the Institute for Geology of Vietnam, said that mud

March 24, 2011

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Strong quake hit Myanmar

A strong earthquake magnitude 6,8 toppled homes in northeastern Myanmar and killed more than 70 people, and there were fears Friday the toll would mount as conditions in more remote areas became known. Depth of epicentre was at 10km.The Thursday night quake,

March 24, 2011

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Giant Sinkhole at Hillsborough landfill expands

The sides of the sinkhole that swallowed up part of the Southeast County Landfill in Lithia four months ago collapsed last night. The avalanche of dirt did not widen the gaping of almost 40 meter crater, but did deepen it by about 3 meter, officials said. No one was

March 24, 2011

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Super high tides, supermoon, superquake?! Bloggers watch out for missinfo!

Blogs and news sites writing today about Fiji's superhightide.  FijiTimes in yesterday's edition issued an article named Super high tide. Nubukalou Creek in Suva, Fiji burst its bank with seawater flowing throught city streets. This kind of events happen on regular

March 24, 2011

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More road sinkholes worldwide - summary of last 7 days

Dozens of people were evacuated after flash flooding swept through the Illawarra, in New South Wales cutting major roads, crippling public transport and claiming the life of a man who was washed into a storm water drain. In Gosford, a giant sinkhole tore open a

March 23, 2011

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Fault-finding coral reefs can predict the site of coming earthquakes

In the wake of the devastating loss of life in Japan, the urgent question is where the next big earthquake will hit. To answer it, geologist Prof. Zvi Ben-Avraham and his doctoral student Gal Hartman of Tel Aviv University's Department of Physics and Planetary Scien

March 23, 2011

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Flooding in Angola and Namibia

Heavy rains continued falling throughout parts of southern Africa in mid- and late March 2011. The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) described flood-affected districts extending from Angola and Mozambique southward to South

March 22, 2011