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Massive fish kill in Myrtle Beach in South Carolina and Galveston Bay in Texas

On August 17, 2012, all along the Myrtle Beach coast, beach-goers were finding mixed species of dead fish floating in the surf or washing up on shore - sting rays, pompanos, whitings, flounders... The fish did not have any obvious signs of trauma.Phil

August 19, 2012

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Leaked report raised fears of radioactive tsunami if Mururoa Atoll in French Polynesia collapses

A leaked report has raised new fears that Mururoa Atoll, the site of French nuclear testing in the Pacific, is in danger of collapsing. The French government, since 2010, has kept secret that Mururoa Atoll, the site of French nuclear testing in the Pacific, is in

August 19, 2012

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Saltwater coming upstream into the Mississippi river, US

Salt water is threatening drinking water in the New Orleans area. Due to low water levels in the Mississippi River, salt water has been moving far upriver and was at the outskirts of New Orleans by August 15, reaching about 145 km (89 miles) north of the mouth of

August 17, 2012

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Atlantic hurricane season to become more active from mid-August

As far as tropical storms and hurricanes are concerned we had a quiet July in the Atlantic. However, the forecast calls for a total of 12 tropical storms, five named hurricanes and two major hurricanes.With the number of named tropical storms and hurricanes so far

August 15, 2012

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Two extremely dangerous earthquakes M6.4 and M6.3 struck northwestern Iran

Northwestern Iran was struck by two strong and very shallow earthquakes on August 11, 20102 within only 15 minutes. USGS recorded earthquake with magnitude 6.4 at 12:23 UTC and second with magnitude 6.3 at 12:34 UTC. Recorded depth of both earthquakes was about 9.9

August 11, 2012

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Great Arctic Cyclone of 2012 - Rare and unusually strong storm formed over Arctic

An unusually strong storm formed off the coast of Alaska on Aug. 5, then moved over the central Arctic. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA's Aqua satellite took the images that make up the mosaic during various passes over the North Pole

August 10, 2012

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New study shows Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake risk to be much higher than previously thought

America's Pacific Northwest has a 37% chance of being hit by a magnitude 8 or larger earthquake in the next 50 years, a new study shows. That's more than double previous estimates of a 10-15% risk. Great Subduction Zone earthquakes are the largest

August 08, 2012

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War on home gardens - Canada town outlaws food self-sufficiency

A Canadian couple that has been growing a beautiful, meticulously-maintained front yard vegetable and herb garden has been ordered by city officials to uproot most of it by September 1 or else face lofty fines. CBC News and others are reporting that the town of

August 07, 2012

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The quickening pace of changes as Voyager 1 approaches the edge of interstellar space

According to new data from NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft two of three key signs of changes expected to occur at the boundary of interstellar space have changed faster than at any other time in the last seven years.For the last seven years, Voyager 1 has been exploring

August 05, 2012

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Life on Mars? Curiosity landing on Red Planet scheduled for August 6, 2012

Curiosity rover will attempt safe landing on Gale Crater, Mars in just three days. At 10:31 p.m. August 5 PDT (1:31 a.m. August 6 EDT, 05:31 August 6 UTC Earth time - 3 pm Mars time) NASA's Mars Science Laboratory mission will attempt to deliver the nearly 1-ton,

August 02, 2012

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Active volcanoes in the world: July 25 – July 31, 2012

New unrest has been noticed around 3 volcanoes, ongoing activity was reported for 14 volcanoes. This report covers active volcanoes in the world recorded from July 25 – July 31, 2012 based on Smithsonian/USGS criteria.CUMBAL, Colombia0.95°N, 77.87°W; summit

August 02, 2012

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More than 600 million people without power in one of world's biggest-ever blackouts, India

For a second day in a row India is struggling with power outages. Energy crisis cascaded over half the country on Tuesday, July 31, 2012 when three of its regional grids collapsed, leaving more than 600 million people without electricity. About half of India’s

July 31, 2012

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Sea of Azov turned bloody red

Scientists and citizens are baffled as the waters of the Azov Sea turned bloody red close to Berdyansk village in mid-July, according to an article published online by EnglishRussia. Villagers immediately suspected the great pollution from nearby factories. And...

July 29, 2012

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Major Harvard study confirms fluoride lowers childrens IQ

Harvard University researchers' review of fluoride/brain  studies published this months in EHP concludes "our results support the possibility of adverse effects of fluoride exposures on children's neurodevelopment.  Future research should include detailed

July 28, 2012

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ArduSat - first crowdsourced science mission in space

A small team of scientists and engineers is trying a new approach to space science — a model that takes its cues, and its funding, largely from private individuals. They propose to put a 1-kg satellite called ArduSat into space, and to make its sensors available to

July 26, 2012

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The new powerful explosions at Sakurajima volcano, Japan

Sakurajima volcano continues to be particularly active. The volcano has been having more than usual frequent and stronger explosions during the past months according to Volcano Discovery.The new powerful explosion occurred on July 24  from  the less frequ

July 25, 2012

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"Passing Through" Timelapse

Amazing timelapse video by Kristian Ulrich Larsen and Olafur Haraldsson combines beautiful landscape of Iceland, the words of Nicola Tesla, and great computer graphics.The text used for the narration of “Passing Through” is part of a speech scientist and

July 25, 2012