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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

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Building volcanic activities seen worldwide

Increased seismicity and higher temperatures at the summit crater of smaller Lokon-Empung volcano in Indonesia was followed by a stream-driven explosion that shattered old rock at the summit of the volcano. There was also 16 quakes recorded after the ash

February 23, 2011

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Earth's core is rotating much slower than previously believed

Scientists believe they have achieved the first accurate estimate of how much faster Earth's core is rotating compared to the rest of the planet. University of Cambridge study has discovered that earlier estimates of one degree quicker each year were wrong. The

February 23, 2011

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Christchurch earthquake was predicted a week before (transcript)

Here is a transcript of article called Earthquakes again in Christchurch? by pblished Feb 14. @ predictweather.comSolar activity is picking up in pace right now, with coronal holes appearing close to where they appeared before the 4 September earthquake in Christchurch.

February 22, 2011

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M6,3 hit Christchurch, New Zealand

A strong quake hit New Zealand's second-biggest city of Christchurch on Tuesday for the second time in five months, toppling buildings, causing "multiple fatalities," trapping people beneath rubble and sparking fires.Local TV showed bodies being pulled out of

February 22, 2011

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16 quakes recorded around Bulusan after ash explosion

At least 16 volcanic quakes were recorded around restive Bulusan Volcano in Sorsogon, less than 24 hours after its latest ash explosion. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology also reported ash deposits in many areas in Sorsogon following Monday's

February 22, 2011

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Thousands of ducks and geese found dead along Lake Erie and Maumee River

Wildlife officials say they have no idea what is killing thousands of ducks and geese along Lake Erie and the Maumee River. Infected birds simply throw their heads back and lose their motor skills before they die. No one knows how far it could spread. "This may...

February 22, 2011

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Ground-Based Lasers Vie With Satellites To Map Earth's Magnetic Field

Mapping the Earth's magnetic field - to find oil, track storms or probe the planet's interior - typically requires expensive satellites. University of California, Berkeley, physicists have now come up with a much cheaper way to measure the Earth's magnetic field

February 22, 2011