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M 6.0 earthquake rattles Costa Rica

A deep 6.0 magnitude earthquake struck in the middle of Costa Rica at a depth of 70 km. A 6.0 magnitude earthquake shook the capital city of Costa Rica on Friday afternoon, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The quake was felt strongly in San Jose but there were no

May 13, 2011

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Cold front, warm front

Weather fronts are as familiar as rain. For those who live outside of Earth’s tropics, the movement of warm and cold masses of air creates the weather, and when the two clash, if often rains. Understanding what happens when cold and warm air meet (cold and warm

May 13, 2011

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Historic Mississippi flood gathering toward Delta

Mississippi river flooding reaching historic levelsThe worst floodings since the Great Depression, the bulging, swollen Mississippi River is overflowing in record proportions, blanketing thousands of square miles across Arkansas, Tennessee and Mississippi, negatively

May 12, 2011

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1/3 of all food goes to waste while billions people starving

About one third of all food produced for human consumption goes to waste, according to a study commissioned by the United Nations food agency. That amounts to more than one billion tonnes of waste around the world every year.The study recommends that developing

May 12, 2011

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Heavy Rain in Namibia and South Africa

In early May 2011, more rain fell in one day in parts of Namibia and South Africa than typically falls in an entire year. For several months, unusually heavy and persistent rains have soaked western Africa and filled rivers and basins that have been quiescent for

May 11, 2011

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Two earthquakes M 4.5 and 5.2 hit Spain

At least 10 people have died this afternoon in Lorca (Murcia) and dozens injured as a result of an earthquake of magnitude 5.1, which was preceded by an earthquake of 4.5, as confirmed by the Delegation of the Government. One of the deceased is a minor.EMSC-CSEMThe

May 11, 2011

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Highest water level for Memphis since 1937

The Mississippi River reached 47.87 feet (14.59 meters) in Memphis, Tennessee, on May 10, 2011, according to the Advanced Hydrological Prediction Service (AHPS) of the U.S. National Weather Service. It was the highest water level for Memphis since 1937, when the

May 11, 2011

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Multiple vortex forming over Northern America

There is an upper level low pressure system vortex storm forming of East Coast of US. It's an occluded front with a low pressure of 29.29hg or 992mb. The winds are rotating the system counterclockwise. In previous post we gave some possible explanation of the situation

May 11, 2011

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Italians tremble at prediction of May 11 earthquake

According to a rumor that has circulated on the Internet for months, Raffaele Bendandi, an Italian pseudo scientist who died in 1979, predicted before his death that a massive earthquake will strike Rome on Wednesday, May 11. No one is sure that he actually made

May 11, 2011

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Dozens of dolphins found dead in Ukraine

Thirty one dolphins were found dead in the Crimean Peninsula in Southern Ukraine, the press office of the Emergencies Ministry in Crimea reported Tuesday.  According to officials, the dead dolphins were scattered in an area of 2 km along the coastal zone.Experts

May 10, 2011

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Strong earthquake 7.1 hit Loyalty Islands

Strong earthquake magnitude 7,1 hit 134 km (83 miles) SouthWest of Isangel, Tanna, Vanuatu at depth of 26.5 km (16.5 miles). There are no reports of damage or casualties for now. A serius of moderate earthquake followed - 4.9, 5.2, 5.7The Loyalty Islands are an

May 10, 2011

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Counterclockwise hurricane forming in Atlantic

The Hurricane Atlantic Satellite image shows clouds by their temperature over the Atlantic Ocean. Red and blue areas indicate cold (high) cloud tops.Atlantic VIS LoopCoriolis effect In physics, the Coriolis effect is an apparent deflection of moving objects

May 09, 2011

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Effects of climate change in the Arctic more extensive than expected

The effects of climate change in the Arctic are already here. A much reduced covering of snow, shorter winter season and thawing tundra. And the changes are taking place significantly faster than previously thought. This is what emerges from a new research report on

May 09, 2011

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Strange vortex forming over Atlantic

Strange vortex is forming over Atlantic at East Coast. Here are some preliminary data. Stay tuned for updates!Update: Counterclockwise hurricane forming in AtlanticEast Conus Water Vapor LoopSatellite loop 12 hours: East CoastSYNOPSIS FOR LONG ISLAND WATERS AND

May 09, 2011

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Floods and landslides hit Java

A landslide and flash floods triggered by heavy rain killed 17 people and inundated four villages on Indonesia's Java island, a disaster management agency spokesman said Saturday.The incident happened late Friday in Garut district, West Java province, after hours of

May 08, 2011

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Heavy flood losses for Barbados farmers

Farmers have been left with flooded fields, damaged crops and profits washed down the drain after heavy rains over the past few weeks. From St Lucy to St Philip, tonnes of onions, tomatoes, cucumbers, squash and watermelons lay destroyed in the fields as some farmers

May 08, 2011

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Tropical storm Aere lashed Philippines

Tropical storm Aere lashed the northeastern Philippines on Sunday, killing at least nine people and forcing more than 100 000 villagers to flee from farming towns threatened by landslides. The storm slammed into Catanduanes province with winds of 53 miles (85 kilometres

May 08, 2011