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Impact of deforestation on global warming varies with latitude

The new research, from a team of scientists representing 20 institutions from around the world, discovered that the impact of deforestation on global warming varies with latitude. It depends where the deforestation is. It could have some cooling effects at the regional

November 19, 2011

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Puyehue-Cordón Caulle still active

More than five months after its initial explosive eruption, Chile’s Puyehue-Cordón Caulle volcano continues to produce impressive plumes of ash. Most of the ash is from the powerful early eruption. The first plumes flew high into the atmosphere and circled the

November 18, 2011

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El Hierro on red alert - additional beaches closed

The earthquakes are increasing gradually in number at El Hierro submarine volcano area. Since midnight IGN has listed 37 earthquakes. The strongest one was at 15:32 UTC a 3.7 earthquake was listed by IGN and felt by the Herreños. The  epicenter was close to the

November 18, 2011

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Heavy flooding still battering SouthEast Asia

Unusually heavy monsoon rains have caused devastation across South-East Asia. Floods continued to menace Southeast Asia in mid-November 2011. More and more land stay submerged for weeks, even months.  with authorities reporting that more than 250 people have been

November 18, 2011

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Magnitude 6.1 - Off east coast of the North Island, New Zealand

Magnitude 6.1 struck near >North Island, New Zealand at 07:51UTC and was located 158 km (98 miles) NE of Gisborne, 269 km (167 miles) ENE of Rotorua, 405 km (251 miles) ESE of Auckland, New Zealand (37.608°S, 179.243°E). According to NZ GEONET the depth was at

November 18, 2011

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Two sunken islands discovered near Australia

In the remote waters of the Indian Ocean, west of Perth, scientists have just discovered two sunken islands, almost the size of Tasmania, which were once part of the supercontinent Gondwana. The islands were found during a three-week voyage to map the seafloor of...

November 17, 2011

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World Volcanoes webcam page online now

Excellent EarthquakeReport web portal, which we highly recommend and respect the effort that was put in the project, started WORLD VOLCANOES - webcam page on November 15. The page is an attempt to compile the volcano webcams of the world. This page can be kept up to

November 17, 2011

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Red tide and 4.2 milion dead fish warn Texans to stay away from the beaches

Department of State Health Services has issued a warning to the harvesting and consumption of oysters, mussels, clams and whelks from Texas waters but not a warning for Texans to stay away from the toxic red tide area. Red tide toxin (in the ocean) also can become

November 15, 2011

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Brisbane flood fears, autorities to release water from dam

A massive dam in northern Australia was to begin draining this week following predictions that Brisbane, the nation's third-largest city, could be flooded again if heavy rains return. Queensland state goverment officials said the Wivenhoe Dam, near Brisbane, would

November 15, 2011

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Magnitude 6.3 - Molucca Sea

Magnitude 6.3 earthquake hit area of Molucca Sea on November 14, 2011, according to USGS. Epicenter was located 200 km (124 miles) SSW of Ternate, Moluccas and 337 km (209 miles) NNW of Ambon, Moluccas, Indonesia (0.954°S, 126.864°E).Depth was at 19.4 km (12.1 m

November 14, 2011

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New study focused on Nazca Plate shows a link between the shape of plate boundaries and the forces they exchange

A new study of tectonic plate boundaries may help scientists understand how earthquakes happen. The work by researchers including Dr Giampiero Iaffaldano from the Australian National University focused on the Nazca plate, which plunges beneath the continental South

November 13, 2011

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Stranded whales seen on Tasmanian beach

Mass stranding of 20 sperm whales was reported on Tasmania's west coast. Only four whales stuck in shallow water believed to still be alive. Rescuers were making progress in freeing another eight sperm whales stranded on a sand bar in Macquarie Harbour, about four

November 12, 2011

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Russian scientist predicts 100 years of cooling

In a study of cyclic behavior of the Sun, Russian scientists now predict 100 years of cooling. IceAgeNow reports that these are not just any scientists. This forecast comes from astrophysicist Dr Habibullo Abdussamatov, head of the Russian segment of the

November 12, 2011

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Warning of major earthquake in Canada

Canada could expect a major earthquake at any time and a top geophysicist says it should prepare itself if it is to avoid the kind of disasters that befell Japan, Italy and China in recent years.The most vulnerable region is the West Coast, which has been hit with

November 11, 2011

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Southeast Asia floods - Nine millions affected, more than thousand dead

Nearly nine million people have been affected by torrential rains and overflowing rivers that caused Southeast Asia floods. Flooding in many parts of Southeast Asia remains dire after months of being inundated. At least one thousand people have died in massive floods

November 11, 2011

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Massive movement of tree species

Global warming, insect attack, diseases and fires caused a huge "migration" of trees across much of the West. Many tree species are projected to decline or die out in regions where they have been present for centuries, while others move in and replace them. In an

November 11, 2011

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Groundwater arsenic pollution could be one of the worst mass poisoning cases in this history of mankind

The source of arsenic in India's groundwater continues to elude scientists more than a decade after the toxin was discovered in the water supply of the Bengal delta in India. But a recent study with a Kansas State University geologist and graduate student, as well as

November 10, 2011