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Ranked: The Worst Snowstorms in US History

Arguing over which snowstorm was the biggest ever is a favorite pastime for weather buffs across the country. Now scientists have developed a new ranking system that could silence those debates.After storms such as the Groundhog Day blizzard of 2011, people tend

February 18, 2011

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Underwater Volcanoes a hotbed of clues to Earth's movements

Nearly half a mile of rock retrieved from beneath the seafloor is yielding new clues about how underwater volcanoes are created and whether the underlying hot spots of molten rock that lead to their formation have moved over time.Geoscientists have just completed an

February 18, 2011

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Evacuations ordered near Japanese volcano Shinmoedakle

More than 2,500 people living near a volcano that has been spewing ash in southern Japan were advised to evacuate their homes Thursday after heavy rain threatened mudslides of accumulated ash, a local official said. Shinmoedake began erupting in late January, in its

February 17, 2011

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Volcano drilling team gets magma surprise at Iceland volcano

Geologists drilling an exploratory geothermal well into a volcano in Iceland got quite a surprise when the borehole filled with molten magma forcing the researchers to halt the drilling. However, the sudden appearance of the molten rock wasn't all bad,

February 16, 2011

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New deep-sea volcanic vents found in Antarctic’s Southern Ocean

British researchers say the discovery of deep-sea volcanic vents in the Antarctic’s Southern Ocean suggests they’re more common than previously thought. Deep-sea vents are hot springs on the seafloor, where mineral-rich water nourishes colonies of

February 15, 2011

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Planetary tremors, tectonic plate movements, watch for Chile

6.6 magnitude earthquake, the fourth in the series, strike offshore of Maule Chile today at a depth of 25.4 km. The Caribbean Plate is now showing inordinate signs of strain. The region is very unstable and we could see a major seismic event soon. There

February 14, 2011

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Bingiza reaches major hurricane strength, eyes Madagascar

Tropical Cyclone Bingiza has intensified to Category 3 hurricane strength. It is expected to maintain that strength prior to slamming into the southwestern Indian Ocean island of Madagascar within the next 24 hours. Tropical Cyclone Bingiza has taken on a westward

February 12, 2011

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Universal Cycle - Co-Creation period, February 10 and October 28, 2011

February 10, 2011 brings in the last of nine levels on the Mayan Calendar - Universal cycle or the conscious co-creation period. The Mayan Calendar will herald in some key dates in mere weeks and it really starts rolling later in 2011. Here we read two key

February 09, 2011