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Mudslides and floods wreck havoc across Colombia

More than 200 families have been left homeless in the central Colombian town of Utica after a mudslide swept away their houses.Torrential rain unleashed by the La Nina weather system has flooded the country, killing hundreds and forcing millions from their

April 21, 2011

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Greenpeace launched PolluterWatch site

 PolluterWatch is a project of Greenpeace that holds polluters accountable for the work they’re doing to block the transition from the dirty fossil fuels of the past to the clean energy sources of the future.The science is clear: We must take immediate

April 21, 2011

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Texas fires: 828 structures and 1,779,788 acres consumed by 6,057 fires

Nightmarish wildfires in Texas have scorched almost two million acres and destroyed nearly thousand homes. The fires have now been raging for more than a week in Texas, so far burning through 1.4 million acres of land and racking up more than $8million in containment

April 21, 2011

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657 New Islands Discovered Worldwide

The Earth has 657 more barrier islands than previously thought, according to a new global survey by researchers from Duke University and Meredith College in Raleigh, N.C.The researchers identified a total of 2,149 barrier islands worldwide using satellite images,

April 21, 2011

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Earth tremor in Sri Lanka damaged seven houses

Sri Lanka's Disaster Management Center (DMC) has reported that a minor earth tremor had occurred in the Kirinda area in the Hambantota District last night. The DMC said the tremor has occurred at around 10 pm on Monday night and that further investigations are being

April 20, 2011

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Major damage in St Vincent from flash flooding

Flash flooding in parts of St Vincent has left millions of dollars in damage, the National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) has reported. But the full extent of destruction caused by flash flooding in the north central area of the island on Monday and Tuesday

April 19, 2011

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Extreme solar radation in Mexico!!

In two areas of the Valley of Mexico “extremely high” solar radiation is recorded, by which the system of monitoring atmospheric in the city of Mexico urged the population to take precautions to avoid damage to health. The body of the Secretariat of the environment

April 19, 2011

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Hundreds of dead fish, dolphins and sea lions found in California

Hundreds of fish have been found dead in Ventura Harbor. This is the second large fish kill in Southern California this year. This time, hundreds of dead fish are floating in Ventura Harbor. Boaters were already noticing a large number of dead fish floating in the

April 19, 2011

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Fires burn across Texas with no end in sight

Since April 6, more than a million acres have burned throughout the state of Texas, according to the Texas Forest Service. This image, taken by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite, shows conditions on April 15, 2011.

April 19, 2011

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Caterpillars swarm over parts of Indonesia

Most renowned Indonesia's island Bali is under caterpillar attack in the past week. As a result, the local administration announced a state of emergency.Bali’s capital Denpasar, as well as six other regencies (districts) of Buleleng, Jembrana, Gianyar,

April 19, 2011

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Gasoline spill likely killed thousands of Goldstream River salmon

Thousands of salmon are expected to have been killed by a large gasoline spill that poured into Goldstream River during the weekend.A Columbia Fuels truck smashed into the rock face and rolled, damaging the cab and one of the two tanks the engine was pulling. About

April 19, 2011

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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