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Severe drought hits China - 1,300 lakes "dead, shortages affect 4.4 million people and 3.2 million farm animals

Severe drought has forced China to release 5bn cubic metres from Three Gorges reservoir for irrigation and drinking water.The Yangtze – Asia's biggest river – is experiencing its worst drought in 50 years, forcing an unprecedented release of water from the Three

June 01, 2011

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E. coli claims first victim outside Germany

The outbreak of a highly virulent strain of the E. coli bacteria found on imported cucumbers in Germany has now killed at least 16 people. Authorities are warning against eating raw vegetables.A deadly strain of the Enterohemorrhagic E.coli bacteria has claimed its

May 31, 2011

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The Third day of the Ninth Wave (Universal Underworld) and the World Oneness Revolution

Practically the whole world strongly experienced the frequency increase associated with the beginning of the Ninth wave (Universal Underworld, Mar 9th, 2011) as this manifested in the earthquake in Japan and the ensuing events. But what is this Ninth wave about? It

May 30, 2011

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African land grab could lead to future water conflicts

China, India and Saudi Arabia have lately leased vast tracts of land in sub-Saharan Africa at knockdown prices. Their primary aim is to grow food abroad using the water that African countries don't have the infrastructure to exploit. Doing so is cheaper and easier than

May 30, 2011

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Prozac killing E. coli in the Great Lakes

Scientists in Erie, Pennsylvania, have found that minute concentrations of fluoxetine, the active ingredient in Prozac, are killing off microbial populations in the Great Lakes.Traces of antidepressants such as Prozac have been found in both drinking and recreational

May 29, 2011

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Dead Sea disappearing day by day

The Dead Sea has been drying up at a dramatic rate in recent decades as a result mostly of human demands for water. But instead of letting the historic body of water continue to disappear, some scientists are getting increasingly serious about trying to save it.In the m

May 28, 2011

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Deadly E. coli outbreak alarms Germany

A deadly outbreak of the E. coli bacterium has claimed several victims in Germany, authorities confirmed Tuesday. A life-threatening form of the bacteria E. coli has spread across much of Germany, with scores of patients seriously ill in hospital. The bug claimed its

May 26, 2011

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1 500 missing after Joplin, Missouri tornado

Residents of tornado-ravaged Joplin, Missouri continued picking up the pieces, totaling the damages and counting their blessings Wednesday. The tornado that struck the community Sunday killed at least 125 people, in what authorities said was the deadliest single...

May 25, 2011

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Experts say it'sime to shift view of seismic risk

Knowledge of seismic risk is badly skewed in favour of earthquakes that occur on plate boundaries, such as the March 11 temblor that hit northeast Japan, rather than those that strike deep inland, a pair of scientists said on Sunday.In commentary appearing in the

May 24, 2011

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Sacred Valley of the Incas to send 1,500 potato varieties to Svalbard Global Seed Vault in Arctic circle

On April 15 peruvian president Alan García signed a decree allowing the import and planting of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in the country. The official decree puts at risk the genetic diversity of the Peruvian Andes, including the tuberous crop we know as

May 22, 2011

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Atmospheric changes prior to Japan quake revealed - could we predict quakes afterall?

Scientists say that the atmosphere above the epicenter of Japan’s catastrophic March 11 earthquake underwent significant changes prior to the tectonic thrust. Preliminary studies of the phenomena by Chapman University researcher Dimitar Ouzounov and several intern

May 21, 2011

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20 signs of incoming global food crisis

In case you haven't noticed, the world is on the verge of a horrific global food crisis.  At some point, this crisis will affect you and your family.  It may not be today, and it may not be tomorrow, but it is going to happen.  Crazy weather and horrifying natural

May 18, 2011

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Fighting the damage caused by radiation with hemp oil

After the horrible earthquake in Japan, that has caused all this damage to many of the nuclear reactors that are operating in that country, radiation is now spreading worldwide. With high levels of radiation being released into the atmosphere on a continuous basis, it

May 17, 2011

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Morganza floodway satellite view

On May 14, 2011, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers opened the Morganza Spillway in an attempt to ease flooding along the Mississippi River in Louisiana. The decision was made to protect the heavily populated areas and infrastructure around the ports of Baton Rouge and

May 17, 2011

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Hemp Oil Cures Cancer - "Run From The Cure" - The Rick Simpson Story (Video)

The cure for cancer, anxiety, arthritis, asthma, burns, chronic pain, depression, diabetes, diarea, glaucoma, scar tissue, skin alleriges, ulcers, snoring and many more...After a serious head injury in 1997, Rick Simpson sought relief from his medical condition

May 16, 2011

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Antarctic marine ecosystem threaten by Human Activity

A team of scientists in the United Kingdom and the United States has warned that the native fauna and unique ecology of the Southern Ocean, the vast body of water that surrounds the Antarctic continent, is under threat from human activity. Their study is published

May 16, 2011

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ARkStorm - Multi-Hazard West Coast Winter Storm Project

The USGS Multi Hazards Demonstration Project (MHDP)’s second full scenario, called ARkStorm, addresses massive U.S. West Coast storms analogous to those that devastated California in 1861–62. Storms of this magnitude are projected to become more frequent and

May 16, 2011