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Pulsating planet: Superhot rocks make the Earth roll

The river valleys are in the North Sea, north of Scotland, beneath a kilometre of water and a further 2 kilometres of sediment. The sea floor here has been slowly sinking ever since it formed. Yet 55 million years ago, something very strange happened. In a geological

April 09, 2011

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Libya warns of disaster if 'Great Man-Made River' hit

Libya warned on Sunday that NATO-led air strikes could cause a "human and environmental disaster" if they damaged the country's massive Great Man-Made River (GMMR) project.Built at a cost of 33 billion dollars, the GMMR extracts water from deep beneath the Sahara

April 06, 2011

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Organic farmers sue Monsanto over GMO seeds

A landmark lawsuit filed on March 29 in US federal court seeks to invalidate Monsanto’s patents on genetically modified seeds and to prohibit the company from suing those whose crops become genetically contaminated.The Public Patent Foundation filed suit on

April 05, 2011

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Radiation in Japan Seas: Risk of Animal Death, Mutation?

In the past week, seawater samples taken near the nuclear power plant, on Japan's eastern coast, have shown elevated levels of radioactive isotopes, including cesium 137 and iodine 131. All life on Earth and in the oceans lives with exposure to natural levels of

April 02, 2011

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Thailand Flooding Impacts Nearly One Million

In what should be one of the hottest, driest times of the year, rainfall totals of more than 50 inches within little more than a week have left swaths of southern Thailand under water. Nearly 1 million people have now been impacted by the recent flooding.At least 25

April 02, 2011

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Earth movements from Japan earthquake confirmed via satellites

Satellite images have been essential for helping relief efforts in Japan following the massive quake that struck on 11 March. Now scientists are using ESA’s space radars to improve our understanding of tectonic events.Scientists are calling on data from the

March 31, 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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Radioactivity in Food: "There is No Safe Level of Radionuclide Exposure, Whether From Food, Water or Other Sources. Period."

Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) expressed concern over recent reports that radioactivity from the ongoing Fukushima accident is present in the Japanese food supply. While all food contains radionuclides, whether from natural sources, nuclear testing or

March 26, 2011

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First North Pole Ozone Hole Forming?

We reported earlier about ozone depletion in article Arctic May Face Record Loss of Ozone This Spring. Researchers from the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research in Bremerhaven, Germany made new research where they saying that continuing

March 25, 2011

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EU Commissioner for Energy: Japan nuclear disaster is 'apocalypse'

European Commissioner for Energy, Gunther Oettinger qualified on Tuesday, march 15th, the nuclear accident in Japan as an apocalypse, saying that local authorities practically lost control of the situation at the Fukushima plant, AFP informs. We are talking about the

March 16, 2011

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About geomagnetic reversal and poleshift

A growing number of scientists are starting to worry the magnetic pole shift, that seems to be underway, is the real culprit behind climate change. Not man made air pollution, not the Sun, not the underground volcanic activity heating up the oceans, but the slow beginni

March 15, 2011

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About Plate Tectonics

A new geology theory featuring impact-powered rapid continental drift as an alternative to plate tectonics. The key to creation geology.In "Beyond Plate Tectonics: 'Plate Dynamics'" author Richard Moody, Jr. tweaks the systematics of orthodox plate tectonics while

March 13, 2011

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Astronomers find giant, previously unseen structure in our galaxy

NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope has unveiled a previously unseen structure centered in the Milky Way - a finding likened in terms of scale to the discovery of a new continent on Earth. The feature, which spans 50,000 light-years, may be the remnant of an

March 12, 2011

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Sixth mass extinction 'that will eradicate 75% of life on Earth is drawing closer'

Earth may be on the brink of a sixth mass extinction on the scale of the apocalyptic event that wiped out the dinosaurs. The researchers say that unless action is taken now to reverse the harmful effects of human activity on eco-systems, a full-blown mass

March 03, 2011

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First cosmic census estimates there are 50 billion planets in Milky Way

Scientists have estimated the first cosmic census of planets in our galaxy and the numbers are astronomical - at least 50 billion planets in the Milky Way. And some 500 million of those planets are in what is known as the Goldilocks zone, where the climate is thought

February 27, 2011

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Space weather could wreak havoc in gadget-driven world

Advances in modern life have exposed humans to new weaknesses to space weather, which could disrupt communications, crash stock markets and cause months-long power outages, experts warned Saturday.Worst-case scenarios including scorched commercial satellites, GPS

February 21, 2011

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What about comet Elenin/Nibiru/Planet X/Tyche?

Events to happen soon: March 4 Nibiru breaks through solar ecliptic plane to enter northern hemisphere. 2.26 AU from Earth. March 15 2011 Saturn, Nibiru, Earth, Sun, Mars, Jupiter and Uranus are in alignment creating gravity trough and pole shift

February 19, 2011