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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

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Significant bee colony losses in New Zealand

Beekeepers fear an alarming phenomenon that is wiping out bees and leading to reduced food crops around the world has now reached New Zealand. Colony collapse disorder has caused American beekeepers to report losses of up to 90 per cent in some cases, prompting fears

May 08, 2011

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Record flooding spreading down the Mississippi River

As the Mississippi River continued to rise to record levels in response to over 2 feet of rain in recent weeks, officials began to evacuate portions of Memphis Friday. More evacuation orders will likely be given as historical flood levels spread southward along the

May 07, 2011

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Mass pilot whale stranding on Gulf Coast

Marine mammal rescuers continued to work Friday afternoon to nurses the remaining few pilot whales back to health that were stranded in shallow waters off the lower Florida Keys. Of the 18 whales who were stuck in the water, 11 have died, officials said."These guys

May 07, 2011

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Guatemala: Alert in Two Areas for Volcanic Activity

Guatemalan departments of Quetzaltenango and Retalhuleu were declared this Friday in yellow alert due to the increased activity of the volcano Santiaguito . According to the National Institute for Seismology, Vulcanology, Meteorology and Hydrology of Guatemala

May 07, 2011

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Memphis preparing for Mississippi delta flooding

Parts of the Mississippi Delta are beginning to flood, sending white-tail deer and wild pigs swimming to dry land, submerging yacht clubs and closing floating casinos, and compelling residents to flee from their homes. The sliver of land in northwest Mississippi is

May 07, 2011

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Floods spread south along the Mississippi River

The same floods that prompted authorities to breach a levee near Cairo, Illinois, has started forcing residents from their homes farther south along the Mississippi River. On May 6, 2011, the Advanced Hydrological Prediction Service (AHPS) reported that the

May 07, 2011

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Thousands of black crappies in Lake DuBay found dead from virus

Thousands of black crappies on Lake DuBay and the Stevens Point Flowage are dead of a virus and wildlife officials are trying to figure out why the disease is affecting just one species.Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources biologists and fisheries technicians

May 06, 2011

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Nuclear plant workers release unknown amount of radioactive tritium into Mississippi River

Workers at the Grand Gulf Nuclear Plant in Port Gibson, Miss., last Thursday released a large amount of radioactive tritium directly into the Mississippi River, according to the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), and experts are currently trying to sort out the

May 06, 2011

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Flooding at the junction of the Mississippi and Ohio rivers

 Unrelenting spring rains fell on the Mississippi Basin, and residents along the river watched with trepidation as water levels surged, wondering if the levees that protected them would hold. Communities worked ceaselessly to shore up the beleaguered levees

May 06, 2011

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Mississipi river flooding

As engineers blasted a third section of a Missouri levee in a bid to manage flooding along the Mississippi and other rivers, Memphis residents prepared Thursday for flooding there that could last through all of May. The rising Mississippi river lapped over downtown

May 05, 2011