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Tropical storm Aere drenches Philippines

The season’s second tropical cyclone in the Philippines killed at least 22 people but mainly spared the country’s northeastern agricultural region from crop damage. Tropical Storm Aere skirted the central and northeastern coastal areas at the height of the

May 15, 2011

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Severe drought closes Yangtze river to shipping

Drought on China's Yangtze river has led to historically low water levels that have forced authorities to halt shipping on the nation's longest waterway. The water level along the lower reaches of the river near the city of Wuhan was just above three metres (10

May 15, 2011

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Thunderstorms and torrential rains hit Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands

Drenching showers and thunderstorms will continue to soak the northeastern Caribbean Islands through at least early next week, potentially triggering more flooding problems. A persistent stream of tropical moisture will allow additional showers and thunderstorms to

May 15, 2011

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Morganza Floodway opens - inundating 11 000 buildings and 22 500 people in bid to save New Orleans

In a historic action designed to minimize the risk of catastrophic flooding in Baton Rouge and New Orleans, the Army Corps of Engineers has begun opening the Morganza Floodway to divert water from the rain-swollen Mississippi River into the Atchafalaya basin. The...

May 15, 2011

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11 earthquakes for the past 24 hours at Bulusan volcano

The seismic network at Bulusan Volcano (12.7667°N, 124.0500°E) detected a total of eleven (11) volcanic earthquakes for the past 24 hours. Steaming activity at the active vents ranged from wispy to moderate with white steam drifting to the southwest...

May 14, 2011

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Winter comes early as Melbourne is hit by chilly blast

Residents of Melbourne have been swamped with enough rain in the past two weeks to last the month of May and more is yet to come. Other parts of the state have seen their coldest start to May since records began, with snow already falling in low-lying areas.Mt Baw

May 14, 2011

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US 2011 Great Flood: Morganza spillway about to open

Federal officials have been given approval to open a Louisiana spillway as early as Saturday to avert a Mississippi River disaster in places like Baton Rouge and New Orleans. Army Corps of Engineers had received permission to open the Morganza spillway for the first

May 14, 2011

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M 6.0 earthquake rattles Costa Rica

A deep 6.0 magnitude earthquake struck in the middle of Costa Rica at a depth of 70 km. A 6.0 magnitude earthquake shook the capital city of Costa Rica on Friday afternoon, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The quake was felt strongly in San Jose but there were no

May 13, 2011

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Cold front, warm front

Weather fronts are as familiar as rain. For those who live outside of Earth’s tropics, the movement of warm and cold masses of air creates the weather, and when the two clash, if often rains. Understanding what happens when cold and warm air meet (cold and warm

May 13, 2011

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Historic Mississippi flood gathering toward Delta

Mississippi river flooding reaching historic levelsThe worst floodings since the Great Depression, the bulging, swollen Mississippi River is overflowing in record proportions, blanketing thousands of square miles across Arkansas, Tennessee and Mississippi, negatively

May 12, 2011

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1/3 of all food goes to waste while billions people starving

About one third of all food produced for human consumption goes to waste, according to a study commissioned by the United Nations food agency. That amounts to more than one billion tonnes of waste around the world every year.The study recommends that developing

May 12, 2011

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Heavy Rain in Namibia and South Africa

In early May 2011, more rain fell in one day in parts of Namibia and South Africa than typically falls in an entire year. For several months, unusually heavy and persistent rains have soaked western Africa and filled rivers and basins that have been quiescent for

May 11, 2011

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Two earthquakes M 4.5 and 5.2 hit Spain

At least 10 people have died this afternoon in Lorca (Murcia) and dozens injured as a result of an earthquake of magnitude 5.1, which was preceded by an earthquake of 4.5, as confirmed by the Delegation of the Government. One of the deceased is a minor.EMSC-CSEMThe

May 11, 2011

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Highest water level for Memphis since 1937

The Mississippi River reached 47.87 feet (14.59 meters) in Memphis, Tennessee, on May 10, 2011, according to the Advanced Hydrological Prediction Service (AHPS) of the U.S. National Weather Service. It was the highest water level for Memphis since 1937, when the

May 11, 2011

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Multiple vortex forming over Northern America

There is an upper level low pressure system vortex storm forming of East Coast of US. It's an occluded front with a low pressure of 29.29hg or 992mb. The winds are rotating the system counterclockwise. In previous post we gave some possible explanation of the situation

May 11, 2011

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Italians tremble at prediction of May 11 earthquake

According to a rumor that has circulated on the Internet for months, Raffaele Bendandi, an Italian pseudo scientist who died in 1979, predicted before his death that a massive earthquake will strike Rome on Wednesday, May 11. No one is sure that he actually made

May 11, 2011

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Dozens of dolphins found dead in Ukraine

Thirty one dolphins were found dead in the Crimean Peninsula in Southern Ukraine, the press office of the Emergencies Ministry in Crimea reported Tuesday.  According to officials, the dead dolphins were scattered in an area of 2 km along the coastal zone.Experts

May 10, 2011