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

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

High tide destroys 400 homes along coast of Angola

High tide destroys 400 homes along coast of Angola

At least 400 houses were destroyed on Saturday by high tide in Kilombo ward in Luanda island. Angop learned that strong winds and waves which reached two metres were recorded in the region, and thus it hindered the traffick flow and access to the said ward. According

Stranded whales feared dead in New Zealand’s Stewart Island

Stranded whales feared dead in New Zealand’s Stewart Island

More than 100 pilot whales are dead after a stranding on Stewart Island.A pod of 107 whales was found beached at Mason Bay on the island by two tourists on Saturday. The pair, who had tramped into Mason Bay hut on the west coast of the island on Saturday, found the

Mass deaths of blackbirds in the Crimea, Ukraine

Mass deaths of blackbirds in the Crimea, Ukraine

Dozens of the migratory birds have been found dead on the Kamyshovskoye highway in Sevastopol, along Kazachya Bay and in other coastal areas, ITAR-Tass reported Saturday.Ornithologist Alexander Grinchenko of the Ukrainian Society for the Protection of Birds said

Mt. Bulusan spews ash – evacuation in progress!

Mt. Bulusan spews ash – evacuation in progress!

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said the volcano emitted ash as high as two kilometres (1.2 miles) on Sunday and have recorded at least twenty-eight (28) volcanic earthquakes were recorded by Bulusan Volcano’s (12°46.2’N,

Weather experts predict major flooding in Midwest

Weather experts predict major flooding in Midwest

Millions of people in the Midwest are at risk from major flooding this spring, according to a forecast being released Friday by the National Weather Service.A huge part of the north-central USA, including the cities of Minneapolis-St. Paul, St. Louis, Sioux Falls, S.D.;

Planet could be ‘unrecognizable’ by 2050, experts say

Planet could be ‘unrecognizable’ by 2050, experts say

A growing, more affluent population competing for ever scarcer resources could make for an “unrecognizable” world by 2050, researchers warned at a major US science conference Sunday. The United Nations has predicted the global population will reach seven billion this

5 million aquatic animals die at Mara river in Kenya

5 million aquatic animals die at Mara river in Kenya

The National Environmental Management Authority (Nema), Public Health Ministry and Kenya Wildlife Service are investigating the deaths of fish in Mara River. Conservationists suspect the deaths that started last week might have been caused by agro chemicals from farms,

Mt. Etna erupts – Spectacular night video footage

The ancient Greeks believed Mount Etna to be the home of Vulcan, the god of fire. To them, Mount Etna erupting merely meant Vulcan was forging weapons for Mars, the god of war.Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologialive webcam live