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tropical storm harvey at 21 00 utc on august 29 2017

Harvey breaks record for most rainfall from tropical cyclone in the contiguous US

Although it's still not over, Tropical Cyclone "Harvey" has now dumped more rain on the contiguous United States than any previous tropical cyclone since records began. The most rainfall produced by any tropical cyclone in the entire US was 1 320.8 mm...

August 29, 2017

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Robust steam plume, new explosive eruption at Bogoslov volcano, Alaska

A new explosive eruption took place at Bogoslof volcano, Alaska at 00:29 UTC on August 27, 2017 and lasted about 4 minutes. The cloud produced during today's event was observed in satellite images to drift southeast from Bogoslof and pass over southern Unalaska...

August 27, 2017

comet display

Electric comets: The most dramatic displays

In our previous episode, we began a commemoration of the 5-year anniversary of Space News from the EU with a comprehensive summary of the most significant findings to date from comet missions. Today, we continue our commemoration with a review of the some of the...

August 24, 2017

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Another major landslide at Piz Cengalo after 6 injured on Sunday, Switzerland

Another major landslide took place in southern Switzerland on August 23, 2017, just three days after six hikers got hit by falling rocks in a similar incident. According to a statement issued by Bern police on Monday, August 21, six people were injured after a rock...

August 23, 2017

significant wave height august 22 2017 chile

Abnormal tide warning issued for the entire coast of Chile

The Marine Meteorological Center of Valparaiso has issued an abnormal tide warning for the entire coast of Chile, from the Gulf of Penas in the country's south to the northern city of Arica. It is expected that these conditions will begin to manifest on Tuesday,...

August 22, 2017

jungle

Prehistoric jungle tribes may have practiced land management of tropical forests in SE Asia 70 000 years ago

With the rise of permaculture farming practices based on ancient tribal wisdom, we have come to understand that jungles and rain forests can be extremely productive when managed effectively. Recent studies have indicated that our distant ancestors in Southeast Asia...

August 21, 2017

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Ash emission from San Cristobal volcano affects 50 000 people, Nicaragua

Nicaraguan authorities reported a new ash emission started at San Cristobal volcano early Friday morning, August 18, 2017. The last eruption of this volcano took place on April 22, 2016. The volcano began degassing Friday morning, followed by an expulsion of ash...

August 18, 2017

asteroid

3122 Florence - one of the largest known asteroids to flyby Earth on September 1

A huge, Amor-class asteroid named 3122 Florence (1981 ET3) will flyby Earth at 18.38 LD (~7 million km / 4.4 million miles / 0.047 AU) at 12:06 UTC on September 1, 2017. This is the largest asteroid to pass this close to our planet since the first near-Earth...

August 14, 2017

punta del este uruguay ocean receding august 2017

Historic ocean receding in parts of Brazil and Uruguay

A historic ocean receding caused by strong northerly winds occurred in several coastal cities of Uruguay and Brazil on August 11 and 12, 2017. In Punta del Este, Uruguay, the ocean receded more than 10 meters (32.8 feet) in about 15 minutes on August 11, leaving...

August 14, 2017

severe thunderstorm damage italy august 10 2017

Severe thunderstorm sweeps through northern Italy, leaving 48 injured

A severe thunderstorm swept through northern Italy on August 10, 2017, causing significant damage and injuring at least 48 people. Veneto Province authorities said winds reached 114 km/h (70.8 mph), making it one of the 5 worst storms in the last 30 years. The worst...

August 11, 2017

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NOAA: 2017 Atlantic hurricane season has the potential to be extremely active

In a scheduled update for its 2017 Atlantic hurricane season outlook issued August 9, 2017, NOAA forecasters are now predicting a higher likelihood of an above-average season, and they increased the predicted number of named storms and major hurricanes. The season...

August 10, 2017

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Plutonium and americium detected in air near Highway 240 at Hanford site

Radioactive plutonium and americium were detected in air samples collected on Thursday, June 8, 2017 at the Hanford nuclear reservation in Washington, US, state officials said Tuesday, August 8. According to Hanford officials, State of Washington's Department of...

August 10, 2017

lanyon quoit cornwall

England’s ancient megaliths covered in secret star marker code visible by moonlight

A recent investigation of stone-age rock art at a megalithic construction known as Hendraburnick Quoit, in Cornwall, has revealed that ten times the number of artistic markings are visible when viewed in moonlight or feeble sunlight from the south east. These...

August 09, 2017

blizzard of oz australia august 2017

"Blizzard of Oz" brings rare thundersnow storms to NSW and Victoria, Australia

A pair of so-called "thundersnow" storms swept through parts of New South Wales and Victoria on Sunday and early Monday, August 6 and 7, 2017. The storms were a part of a snowstorm dubbed "Blizzard of Oz" that lasted 5 days. Thunderstorm storms...

August 08, 2017

bogoslof volcano eruption

Significant explosive eruption at Bogoslof, Aviation Color Code Red

A significant explosive eruption began at Bogoslof volcano at about 18:00 UTC (10:00 AKDT) on August 7, 2017. The eruption continued through about 21:00 UTC as indicated in seismic, satellite and lightning data. A pilot report at 18:45 UTC indicates that the ash...

August 07, 2017

partial lunar eclipse

Partial lunar eclipse of August 7, 2017

A partial lunar eclipse will take place on August 7, 2017, with the greatest eclipse occurring at 18:20 UTC. It will be visible from eastern Europe, throughout most of eastern Africa, central Asia, the Indian Ocean, and Australia. This lunar eclipse will begin at...

August 07, 2017

seattle wa fireball july 30 2017

Bright fireball streaks over Seattle, Washington

A widely observed bright fireball streaked over the states of Washington, Montana, Idaho, Oregon, US and British Columbia, Canada at around 04:53 UTC on July 30, 2017 (21:53 PDT on July 29). As of 14:39 UTC on August 4, there are 843 witness reports submitted to the...

August 04, 2017