2011 arctic ice extent is down

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

Our oceans are turning into plastic

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

HISTORY WATCH: The Great Alaskan Earthquake 1964

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,…

Report uncovers key trends In water resources research

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

X24Europe exercise – two seismic events and tsunami in Adriatic Sea

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…

Hundreds of dead starfish wash up on Talybont beach, UK

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

Meteotsunami hit Indian Morjim and Baga coastal region

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…

New fault discovered near Diablo Canyon nuke power plant

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

Mud eruption in Ninh Thuan is defined as volcano mud

Mud eruption in Ninh Thuan is defined as volcano mud

A mud eruption in the central province of Ninh Thuan is a normal geothermal phenomenon and is not dangerous, but a senior expert noted that the area is cursed with weak soil.Dr. Dinh Doan Lam, a senior official from the Institute for Geology of Vietnam, said that mud

Strong quake hit Myanmar

Strong quake hit Myanmar

A strong earthquake magnitude 6,8 toppled homes in northeastern Myanmar and killed more than 70 people, and there were fears Friday the toll would mount as conditions in more remote areas became known. Depth of epicentre was at 10km.The Thursday night quake,