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Intense heatwave across Indian subcontinent makes new record highs

India subcontinent is battling with sweltering heat, the hottest of 2012 in some areas. Soaring temperatures and heat wave have gripped the whole of North India, forcing locals to remain indoors. Heat wave warnings were posted by the India Meteorological Department

May 24, 2012

poyang lake

Rains swell dried-out Poyang Lake in China

In January 2012, we were writing about the dried-out beds of Poyang Lake in Jiangxi Province of southeastern China, where drought had shrunk the lake to a fraction of its former area. After a year of poor rainfall, the lake covered less than 188 square kilometers (73

May 24, 2012

dead bees

Colony Collapse Disorder: I keep finding dead bees everywhere!

I was outside all the time when I was a kid but never found dead bees. Now I find them almost every time I step out into the garden. Colony Collapse Disorder is a real environmental threat and now Monsanto is hunting down whistleblowers who expose the fact that their

May 24, 2012

guatemala eruption may 20 2012

Active volcanoes in the world: May 16 - May 22, 2012

This report covers active volcanoes recorded from May 16 – May 22, 2012 based on Smithsonian/USGS criteria. New unrest has been noticed around 2 volcanoes, ongoing activity was reported for 10 volcanoes.FUEGO, Guatemala14.473°N, 90.880°W; summit elev. 3763

May 24, 2012

the alpine fault line runs under fj glacier fox glacier

Creeping quakes show that New Zealand's earthquake-prone landscape is even more unstable than previously thought

Researchers recorded New Zealand's deep tremors lasting up to 30 minutes on its biggest fault line - the Alpine Fault, which runs the length of the South Island. The quakes, which caused no surface damage, occurred 20-45 kilometres (12-28 miles) beneath the Earth's

May 23, 2012

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Chile's Lake Cachet II vanished in less than 24 hours

Lake Cachet II in Chile's southern Patagonia vanished in less than 24 hours, leaving behind just some large puddles and chunks of ice in the vast lake bed. Lake Cachet II's 200 million cubic liters of water gushed out into the Baker river, tripling its volume and

May 23, 2012

May 23 hokaido m6_1 GE + USGS

Magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck Hokkaido, Japan

Magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck Hokkaido, Japan on Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at 15:02:25 UTC. Epicenter was located 109 km (68 miles) NNE (26 degrees) of Hachinohe, Honshu, 120 km (74 miles) ESE (111 degrees) of Hakodate, Hokkaido, 129 km (80 miles) ENE (61 degrees) of

May 23, 2012

dead fish at hatvalan near pune

Thousands of Mozambique Tilapia fish found dead on the river banks at Hatvalan, India

The problem of fish dying in large numbers has come to the fore of the banks of the Mula-Mutha (Bheema) rivers again. Fish have been found dead along the banks of the Mula-Mutha because of rising pollution and the latest in the series was recorded at Hatvalan near the

May 23, 2012


Record flood of Rio Negro, the largest Amazon tributary

The largest Amazon River tributary, Rio Negro has marked its highest historical level following weeks of heavy rain. The Rio Negro crested last Wednesday, registering 97.70 feet (29.78 meters) in Manaus. The top narrowly eclipsed the high mark of 97.67, set in

May 23, 2012


Scientists have found more than 150,000 sites in the Arctic where methane is seeping into the atmosphere

According to a report published in the journal Nature Geoscience, scientists have found more than 150,000 sites in the Arctic where methane is seeping into the atmosphere. The fragile and rapidly changing Arctic is home to large reservoirs of methane, a potent

May 22, 2012

May 22 m5_7 Bulgaria GE + USGS

Very dangerous M 5.6 earthquake and strong aftershocks struck Bulgaria

Strong and shallow earthquake with recorded magnitude of 5.6 struck Bulgaria on May 22, 2012 at 00:00 UTC. The epicenter was just 24 km (14 miles) W of SOFIA, Bulgaria (42.686°N, 23.009°E). Recorded depth by USGS was 9.4 km (5.8 miles). EMSC recorded 5.7 magnitude

May 22, 2012

italy earthquake

Northern Italy is shaking - More than 70 aftershocks after M 6.0

Aftershocks are continuing to strike Northern Italy. More than 70 have been recorded after magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 02:03 UTC. INGV has announced that they cannot rule out another severe aftershock. The situation will be at least unstable for a limited number of

May 20, 2012

fuego may 19 2012

Fuego volcano in Guatemala had largest eruption in years

Fuego volcano in Guatemala had one of its most explosive and vigorous eruptions in years over the weekend.The volcano, about 25 miles (40 kilometers) southwest of the capital, erupted about 2:45 a.m. (07:45 GMT) on Saturday, May 19, 2012, spewing a column of ash up

May 20, 2012


Another strong 5.2 earthquake hits Northern Italy

Strong aftershock, magnitude 5.2 earthquake, struck Northern Italy at 13:18:02 UTC just hours after deadly 6.0 quake. The epicenter was located 14 km west of Ferrara. The closest villages are Mirabello (3km on the west) and Bondeno (7km on the south). EMSC recorded

May 20, 2012


Deadly heat wave across India

India is experiencing a deadly heat wave. Heat waves of varying intensity are expected to stalk north-west India and parts of east and east-central India. The worst hit region is northeast with unofficial reports about 41 deaths from heat-related illness. Indian

May 20, 2012

May 20 off the east coast of Honshu m6_0 GE + USGS

Magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck off the east coast of Honshu, series of strong aftershocks followed

Strong and shallow earthquake with magnitude 6.0 struck off the east coast of Honshu, Japan on Sunday, May 20, 2012 at 07:19 UTC. Epicenter was located 179 km (111 miles) E of Morioka, Honshu, Japan (39.597°N, 143.242°E). USGS recorded depth of 10 km (6.2 miles).

May 20, 2012

May 20 Northern Italy earthquake

Deadly M6.0 earthquake struck Northern Italy

Strong, very dangerous, shallow and deadly earthquake with magnitude 6.0 struck Northen Italyat 02:12 UTC on Sunday, May 20, 2012, according to USGS. The epicenter was located 36 km (22 miles) NNW of Bologna, Italy (44.800°N, 11.192°E). Recorded depth by the...

May 20, 2012