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Russian boreal forests undergoing vegetation change

Russia's boreal forest - the largest continuous expanse of forest in the world, found in the country's cold northern regions - is undergoing an accelerating large-scale shift in vegetation types as a result of globally and regionally warming climate.That in turn is

March 30, 2011

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Will the Gulf Stream slow down?

The Gulf Stream and North Atlantic Drift – which are part of the Atlantic thermohaline circulation – bring warm water, and with it warm air, from the tropical Atlantic to northern Europe. This helps keep Europe several degrees warmer than it would otherwise

March 30, 2011

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Arctic ocean show significant increase in freshwater content

Since the 1900, the freshwater content of the upper Arctic Ocean has increased by about 20 %. This corresponds to a rise of approx. 8,400 cubic kilometres and has the same magnitude as the volume of freshwater annually exported on average from this marine region in

March 30, 2011

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Heavy floods or sinking of Southern Thailand

Two airports closed, boat and south-bound train services suspended, and almost one million people affected as the flood in southern Thailand worsened. The death toll continues to climb. Since 23 March 2011 there has been a prolonged heavy rainfall causing flash floods

March 30, 2011

Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant

Stop Turkey Government's plan to start its first Nuclear Plant

The Watchers are inviting you to sign a petition to "STOP Turkey Government's plan to start its first Nuclear Plant".From the petition article...Japan s Fukushima Daiichi power plant s radiation is still very alarming not only for the Japanese but for the Entire

March 29, 2011

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Developing ozone hole approaches Scandinavia and Eastern Europe right now

An exceptionally large area of depleted ozone has formed over the North Pole, and scientists warn that it could settle over Scandinavia and Eastern Europe on 30-31 March.The fast-thinning Arctic ozone layer was first detected by an international network of over 30

March 29, 2011

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Mt. Sakurajima exploded - Volcanic ash alert issued

Tokyo Volcanic Ash Advisory Center issued an ash warning for Sakurajima Volcano which is considered ‘very dangerous’.Sakurajima (also spelled Sakurashima or Sakura-jima, 桜島 in Japanese) volcano in southern Kyushu is one of the most active volcanoes in the

March 29, 2011

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Dead spadefishes at Alabama, sei whale in Virginia

There had been reports of hundreds spadelfish washing up along three miles of the beaches at Alabama. There's still no cause for the hundreds of dead fish that were found dead along the gulf shores over the weekend. They were also found along the gulf state pier

March 29, 2011

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Deep-sea volcanoes could also explode

Between 75 and 80 % of all volcanic activity on Earth takes place at deep-sea, mid-ocean ridges. Most of these volcanoes produce effusive lava flows rather than explosive eruptions, both because the levels of magmatic gas (which fuel the explosions and are made up of a

March 29, 2011

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2011 arctic ice extent is down

The 2011 maximum extent of Arctic sea ice appears to be tied for the lowest amount in area since satellite measurements began 32 year ago.Researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder said the maximum ice extent was 463,000 square miles below the 1979-2000

March 28, 2011

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Our oceans are turning into plastic

Last month researchers from the 5 Gyres Institute in Santa Monica, California, and the Algalita Marine Research Foundation in Long Beach, California, sailed into Piriápolis, Uruguay. They had just completed the third leg of the first expedition ever to study

March 28, 2011

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HISTORY WATCH: The Great Alaskan Earthquake 1964

The 1964 Alaska earthquake, also known as the Great Alaskan Earthquake, the Portage Earthquake and the Good Friday Earthquake, was a megathrust earthquake that happen on Good Friday, March 27, 1964. Across south-central Alaska, ground fissures, collapsing buildings,...

March 28, 2011

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Report uncovers key trends In water resources research

Examining major trends in water research at the international, national and institutional levels, the report "Confronting the Global Water Crisis through Research - 2010", carried out by Elsevier, highlights the escalation in the article output of countries

March 27, 2011

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X24Europe exercise - two seismic events and tsunami in Adriatic Sea

X24 Europe is a virtual online exercise that demonstrates the use of social media, crowdsourcing, and collaboration tools in an innovative, cost-effective, cloud-computing environment. It fosters the information-flow and coordination of activities by the...

March 27, 2011

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Hundreds of dead starfish wash up on Talybont beach, UK

Several hundred dead starfish have been found washed up on a north Wales beach and it comes following the discovery at Talybont, between Harlech and Barmouth in Gwynedd. Authorities reveal that its common for starfish to be washed ashore during spring tides but it was

March 27, 2011

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Meteotsunami hit Indian Morjim and Baga coastal region

The unusual flooding of Morjim and Baga beaches showed signs of respite on Thursday, but a tsunami expert said it may have been caused by a meteotsunami on the lines of a similar phenomenon in Kerala during the past decade. There were no strange meteorological...

March 26, 2011

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New fault discovered near Diablo Canyon nuke power plant

An unknown seismic fault has been detected on the ocean floor a half-mile from Pacific Gas & Electric Co.’s Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant. The fault zone was detected more than two years ago by scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey working with the

March 25, 2011