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Water demand will 'outstrip supply by 40% within 20 years'

Water demand in many countries will exceed supply by 40 per cent within 20 years due to the combined threat of climate change and population growth, scientists have warned. A new way of thinking about water is needed as looming shortages threaten communities,

February 28, 2011

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Hillside collapses in Bolivian capital after heavy rains, destroying 400 houses

Heavy rains caused a hilltop to collapse in a poor neighbourhood of the Bolivian capital Sunday, cracking roads, destroying at least 400 homes and burying people's belongings under mud and debris. There were no fatalities but significant damage from the landslide in

February 28, 2011

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Another mass animal die-off in Tasmania

Experts have no answers on what has caused the death of thousands of squid in the River Derwent this week. Dead and dying arrowhead squid have been washed ashore or spotted floating on the water at Austins Ferry and Berriedale in Tasmania. Locals say they have never

February 28, 2011

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68 Percent of New England and Mid-Atlantic Beaches Eroding

Beaches on the East Coast have been steadily eroding over the past 150 years, according to a new U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) report.  During that time, scientists found erosion at 68 percent of the beaches in New England and the Mid-Atlantic, according to

February 28, 2011

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Exotic species spreading through world's seas

Exotic species have invaded more than 80 percent of the oceans and coasts on Earth, causing problems that can ultimately cost billions of dollars to handle — and these species may spread even further as climate changes worldwide, scientists find.Invasive species a

February 27, 2011

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Mass fish deaths ner Ascencion Island in deep South Atlantic

The Extinction Protocol blog today covers the story about mass fish death in deep South Atlantic originaly posted in The Islander. Over the last few weeks we have been recording high numbers of dead fish washing up onto the beaches around the Island. The same thing

February 27, 2011

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Iceland hit by 400 earthquakes in 24 hour, Krisuvik volcano show activity

After four days of continues earthquake activity it appears that Krísuvík volcano has stepped up it’s activity by a order of magnitude. Since midnight there have been over 400 earthquakes in Krísuvík volcano. The activity is continuing when this is written and

February 27, 2011

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The rise in sea level of the Mediterranean is accelerating

"The sea level in the Mediterranean has risen by between 1 and 1.5 millimetres each year since 1943, but this does not seem set to continue, because it now seems that the speed at which it rises is accelerating", Manuel Vargas Yáñez, main author of the book Cambio

February 27, 2011

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36 tons of fish killed by pollution in Dong Nai river, VietNam

Pollution in the Dong Nai river has killed 36 tons of fish in Thong Nhat Ward of southern Bien Hoa city, the farmers association said in a report sent to authorities Monday. The association said 33 families practicing fish cage culture had claimed to have lost

February 26, 2011

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Cracks opening in South America

Ancient fault reactivated moves 20 Hectares of ground in BoliviaA total of 21 homes that house more than 34 families were damaged in Urb Los Alamos and La Florida, La Paz area of Alpacoma, where there was a geodynamic movement of land, 20 hectares, due to recent rains

February 26, 2011

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More birds death worldwide

Virus Threatens Birds in the Juarez, Mexico There's virus spreading in Juarez, Mexico that killed hundreds of birds. Birds have dropped dead across the city and now people are hoping the outbreak does not spread to all poultry. The virus spreads through the air,

February 26, 2011

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Climate change halves Peru glacier

A glacier on Peru's Huaytapallana Moutain shed half its surface ice in just 23 years, officials said Wednesday, reinforcing concerns of climate change's growing threat to fresh water resources."Recent scientific studies indicate that between June 1983 and August

February 25, 2011

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Supernova-creating particle accelerators will make the biggest bangs we have ever known

Two new experimental facilities, billed as the successors to the Large Hadron Collider, will recreate the supernova explosions that produced most of the elements that make up our world Every inch of your body – as well as the screen you are reading, the chair

February 25, 2011

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Sidoarjo Mudflow: Javanese mud volcano not "retired" yet

Since it roared to life in May 2006, a mud volcano near Indonesia's coastal city of Sidoarjo has swallowed homes, rice paddies, factories, and roads, killing 15 people, displacing 40 000, and harming the livelihoods of many more. As the ongoing eruption nears...

February 25, 2011

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Christchurch torn by entirely new fault

A new threat of landslides has emerged near to the epicentre of the quake, where boulders loosened by the tremor have already killed two and crushed homes. An aerial survey by scientists found no surface trace of the fault, which is centred southeast of

February 24, 2011

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Earthquakes and double volcanic eruption on Kamchatka

In a double volcanic eruption in Russia’s Far Eastern Kamchatka peninsula the volcanoes Shiveluch and Karmysky are spewing ash kilometers up into the sky endangering air traffic but posing no immediate threat to nearby settlements. Mt. Shiveluch has been active

February 24, 2011

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Creatures of the 'Aerosphere' Are No Longer Under the Radar

Using cutting-edge technology such as radar that can spot a bee dozens of miles away, scientists are exploring a vast frontier that may look like mostly empty space but is teeming with life: the "aerosphere."The aerosphere is the layer of the atmosphere closest to

February 24, 2011