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Rising rivers swell across US Midwest

Waters continued rising in April 2011 in the U.S. Midwest, according to a NASA statement. On April 13, the Advanced Hydrological Prediction Service (AHPS) of the U.S. National Weather Service warned of flooding along the Mississippi and Wisconsin Rivers. The AHPS

April 14, 2011

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Giant ocean whirlpools puzzle scientists

US scientists discovered two giant whirlpools in the Atlantic Ocean, off the coast of Guyana and Suriname. It became a sensational discovery because this part of the ocean has been studied thoroughly, and no one expected anything like that to appear in the area. More

April 13, 2011

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Massive landslides and floods hit Colombia

As many as 200 people may have been buried in a landslide that swept over houses near Medellin, Colombia's second largest city. The landslide struck the La Gabriela district of the town of Bello near Medellin, 250 miles northwest of the capital Bogota. The landslide

April 13, 2011

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Europe is about to move below Africa

We may be seeing the start of a new subduction zone. The Eurasian plate is 85% land mass with a very undefined plate boundary on its southern border connecting to the African, Indian and Australian plates. The continents are converging; and for many millions of years,

April 13, 2011

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Say NO to uranium mining in the Grand Canyon

Havasu Falls is one of the Grand Canyon's most famous and beautiful scenes, with clear water cascading 35 metres into intensely blue pools framed by trees and towering rocky walls. The falls are fed by springs a few kilometres away. Downstream lies the village of

April 12, 2011

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Japan raises threat level on nuclear plant to highest level

Japan finally raised the nuclear threat level of its Fukushima Daiichi power plant from a level 5 to the highest level 7, putting it on a par with the Chernobyl nuclear disaster of 1986.Japanese government’s Nuclear Safety Commission had earlier revealed that

April 12, 2011

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Yellowstone volcanic plume much larger than expected

Yellowstone National Park hosts a variety of hot springs and geysers, all powered by a plume of molten rock under its surface. At times in the past, that plume has powered activity that was quite a bit less scenic: massive eruptions that have been capable of covering

April 12, 2011

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New eruptions reported at Etna volcano in Italy

Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia (INGV) reports about the third paroxysmal eruptive episode of the year 2011 from the pit crater on the east flank of the Southeast Crater cone occurred on 10 April, 51 days after the previous paroxysm on 18 February. The

April 11, 2011

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Number of days of rain in Iberian Peninsula has increased since 1903

A research team, led by the University of Extremadura, has for the first time analysed the frequency of rainfall over the whole of the Iberian Peninsula from 1903 to 2003. The results show that the number of rainy days increased over the 20th Century, except in the area

April 11, 2011

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Japan's 20 volcanoes became alive after Tohoku EQ, expecting another 9.0

Japan’s Meteorological Agency on Friday warned that the country’s 20 volcanoes became alive due to the massive March 11 earthquake, and a study said earthquake over 9.0-magnitude might hit Japan again. The Agency said volcanic

April 10, 2011

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Slash-and-burn threatens African forests

Farming of crops like cocoa, cassava and oil palm has resulted in widespread deforestation and degradation of  West Africa's tropical forest area, a study says. Cocoa production in West Africa is an important economic activity and a source of income for about 2

April 10, 2011

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New York 'at risk' as seas rise

New York is a major loser and Reykjavik a winner from new forecasts of sea level rise in different regions.The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) said in 2007 that sea levels would rise at least 28cm (1ft) by the year 2100. But this is a global average;

April 10, 2011

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Pulsating planet: Superhot rocks make the Earth roll

The river valleys are in the North Sea, north of Scotland, beneath a kilometre of water and a further 2 kilometres of sediment. The sea floor here has been slowly sinking ever since it formed. Yet 55 million years ago, something very strange happened. In a geological

April 09, 2011

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Caribbean plate tension is increasing

The Caribbean plate tension is increasing and this area is now due for another major earthquake, an article published today by The Extinction Protocol said. Troubling signs of the growing agitation for this plate are seen in the twin 5.8 and 5.0 quakes that struck...

April 09, 2011

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Alert status of Taal volcano raised to Level 2

Taal Volcano is getting restive and an eruption, while not imminent, is a possibility, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) warned Saturday. The agency raised the alert status to Level 2 from Level 1, following an increase in volcanic earthq

April 09, 2011

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Epic shoving match takes place far below Tibet

An underground rock movement in Tibet is getting attention these days as geologists debate exactly what is going on beneath the surface of the so-called Roof of the World.Geology of the Tibetan PlateauThe Tibetan Plateau, with an average elevation of roughly 16,000

April 09, 2011

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Toxic sardines kill 20 in Madagascar

At least 20 people have died and 126 others are in critical condition after consuming toxic sardines in Madagascar’s south-western town of Toliara. A similar incident was also reported in Sakaraha, about 130km away from the coastal area.The sardines were said to

April 08, 2011