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Heavy rain in Central United States

With rivers in the Midwestern United States already full from thawing winter snow cover, severe rainfall in late April added to the troubles for the region. The National Weather Service predicted in February that the region was primed for flooding, and so far it has

April 27, 2011

Expert Panel: Central U.S. faces real threat of quake

Two hundred years ago this coming winter, a series of three large earthquakes centered in southeastern Missouri destroyed the little town of New Madrid and rattled the entire eastern half of the country. Could one or more such quakes strike again? On official maps of

April 27, 2011

Study links ozone hole to climate change all the way to the equator

In a study to be published in the April 21st issue of Science magazine, researchers at Columbia University's School of Engineering and Applied Science report their findings that the ozone hole, which is located over the South Pole, has affected the entire circulation

April 27, 2011

The great US central ShakeOut drill and national level exercise to be held

FEMA organised two majol national level excercises around New Madrid Fault Zone. The Great US Central Shakeout Drill and National Level Exercise is about to be held these days.But first short introduction into some recent news about system of planing and organising

April 27, 2011

141 violent tornadoes devastate few US states

The tornadoes and severe thunderstorms have killed at least 72 people across the South on Wednesday, according to the Associated Press, and the death toll will continue to rise. Tornadoes remain a threat from the mid-Atlantic to southern Alabama. Out of those

April 27, 2011

Fast growing sunspot 1199

New sunspot 1199 is growing rapidly in the sun's northern hemisphere, ballooning in area by more than a factor of five during the last 24 hours. If the expansion continues apace, this active region could soon pose a threat for flares. Stay tuned. (SpaceWeather)

April 27, 2011

Scientists are calling for urgent action by health authorities worldwide to tackle the new superbug strains

The WHO said abuse of antibiotics for humans and use in animals was fostering the emergence of antibiotic resistance and threatening to take the world to an era before the discovery of penicillin in the 1920s.Antibiotic resistance is a type of drug resistance where

April 27, 2011

Antimalarial trees in East Africa threatened with extinction

Researchers  find  that plants in East Africa with promising antimalarial qualities - ones that have treated malaria symptoms in the region's communities for hundreds of years - are at risk of extinction. Scientists fear that these natural remedial qualities, and

April 27, 2011

Eruption of Tungurahua sends ash up to 7 km into the air, Ecuador

Ashes from Tungurahua, 140 km south of Quito, Ecuador, rose more than 7 kilometers (4 miles) into the air on Tuesday. Schools are closed and residents evacuated in areas near volcano.Six eruptions and significant ash cloud were detected  and authorities issued

April 27, 2011

Devil's Lake continues to grow

Devils Lake, North Dakota is a "a slow-growing monster: a huge lake that has steadily expanded over the last 20 years, swallowing up thousands of acres, hundreds of buildings and at least two towns in its rising waters.The water level of Devil's Lake has risen about

April 27, 2011

ATS Special Report: Space people, abductions & 2012 with Rainbow Eagle (HD Video)

ATS interviews Mr. Rainbow Eagle, someone who speaks on ancient Native American beliefs, at the 2011 UFO Conference in Arizona. Mr. Rainbow Eagle claims to be an Okla-Choctaw American Indian and a "Wisdom Keeper," and says to be honored with the solemn responsibility

April 27, 2011

Clean and green alternatives to uranium and gasoline

In light of latest nuclear disasters and remembering Chernobyl disaster we bring our attention to the unfair use of uranium as a fuel to create nuclear energy for mass energy and gasoline as ultimate source power for cars, ships and planes. Some of not so latest

April 26, 2011

Fear of Juan de Fuca megathrust earthquake

The north-west coast of the U.S. could be devastated by a huge movement of undersea plates known as a ‘megathrust’ earthquake, scientists say. A review of the dangers posed by the Juan de Fuca plate released in the wake of the Japanese quake has raised fears that

April 26, 2011

Netherlands - Easter Sunday 2011 warmest on record

The KNMI (Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute) has recorded the warmest Easter Sunday ever. Early in the afternoon the temperature in the KNMI’s home base of De Bilt had risen to 25 degrees Celsius, compared to 24.5 degrees during the previous warmest Easter

April 25, 2011

The F4 tornado hit St.Louis - strongest of the year so far!

Good Friday saw the year's strongest tornado yet pound St. Louis, flattening houses and shredding the roof of a crowded airport terminal on its 35 kilometers path (22-mile) along the ground.Shattered glass injured several people at Lambert-St. Louis International

April 25, 2011

Kamchatka: 4 volcanoes on orange alert level

Kamchatkan and Northern Kuriles Volcanic Activity KVERT released in their report number 22-11 datedApril 21 2011, 21:50 UTC (April 22, 2011, 09:50 KST) alert level status of Kamchatka's volcanoes.Volcanoes Kizimen, Sheveluch, Karymsky and Bezymianni are at LEVEL,

April 25, 2011

23 brasilian cities flooded, thousands of home destroyed in Colombia

Landslides and floods in southern Brazil over the weekend are now known to have left a dozen people dead. Some 40,000 people have been affected by the torrential rain and several hundred left homeless.The authorities in the state of Rio Grande do Sul have declared a

April 25, 2011

Smog alert for England and Wales

The government has issued a "smog alert" in England and Wales for ozone and polluting particles known as PM10s, which can affect people's health. The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs said high levels of pollution would continue over the Easter

April 24, 2011

70 meters long fissure cause of Pantukan mudslide in Philippines

Survivors of the avalanche of mud in the Philippines said today over 60 people were buried alive in Friday's landslide, and the number could be higher than what authorities had thought of. More than 60 people sleeping in tents were on site when the tragedy

April 24, 2011

Big sunspot 1195 harbors energy for M-class solar flares

This detailed image of sunspot 1195 looks like it was taken by one of NASA's most advanced space telescopes. In fact, it comes from someone's backyard in the Netherlands. Scroll down for the full story, and carefully examine the starscape as you

April 24, 2011

Study of Deer Mice on California's Channel Islands provides new information on Hantavirus

The researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison studied wild deer mouse populations on the Channel Islands off the southern coast of California. The mice carry a variant of hantavirus - a disease spread by rodents - called Sin Nombre virus. Results of the

April 24, 2011

Amazing B-class solar flare

B-class eruptions are weak and generally not considered spectacular, but the one recorded by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) on April 23rd was quite different:The blast hurled hundreds of thousands of tons of plasma above the stellar surface with a powe

April 24, 2011

Envisat view of Earth pt.1 (Video)

Recently lost ENVISAT still shows no signs of "life". While satellite observing community wait for some news lets take a look at breathtaking imagery of land and oceans by Envisat's optical and radar instruments. The satellite is orbiting 497 miles above the

April 24, 2011

Europe is facing the worst drought in century

Traditional Easter fairs in the east and the north of the Netherlands have been cancelled because of the risk of fires posed by the extraordinarily dry weather affecting northern Europe. In the eastern half of the country, one of Europe's biggest traders, outdoor

April 24, 2011

Death of 15 sharks wash ashore in Manatee County remain mystery

Researchers are trying to figure out why sharks are washing ashore dead on Manatee County's beautiful beaches. Recently 15 dead sharks were found on the north ends of Longboat Key and Anna Maria Island. The species of sharks found were bonnetheads, blacknose and

April 23, 2011

Strong 6.9 earthquake hit Solomon islands

Strong earthquake magnitude 6,9 hit 76 km (47 miles) west of Kira Kira near San Cristobal at Solomon island (10.349°S, 161.233°E) Saturday morning April 23rd at 04:17 UTC at depht of 81,6km.Residents on the mainland said they felt a sharp jolt but emergency

April 23, 2011

Doomsday Odds Not Good for Humanity

The world as we know it is likely to end within 90 years, and human civilization has only a 50 percent chance of surviving until 2100 without being hit by a manmade catastrophe, according to two of the world’s most respected scientists.The U.K.’s Astronomer Royal

April 23, 2011

Hundreds of endangered whales swarming New England coast

A record number of critically endangered right whales are crowding the chilly waters off Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Researchers counted more than 100, and possibly as many as 200, animals during aerial surveys on Tuesday,  a number that could represent nearly half the

April 22, 2011

Thousands of hectares of tropical forest are saved

Thousands of hectares of tropical dry forests in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais are now safe from logging, thanks to scientists affiliated with a project called Tropi-Dry. Using information from Tropi-Dry, the members of the Superior Court of Minas Gerais

April 22, 2011

Strong quakes east of Tokyo, Japan

An earthquake magnitude 6,1 epicentred at 35.617°N, 140.452°E, 64km east of Tokyo struck at a depth of 42,9km at 13:37 on April 21th. The quake was followed by a number of aftershocks, the largest of which measured 5,6. (USGS)According to Fire-Earth si

April 22, 2011

Tropical Storm Errol Drenches Timor

An island shared by Indonesia and independent East Timor received a solid soaking from a minimal tropical storm that formed to the south, over the Timor Sea.Tropical Storm Errol never became very well organized, and quickly lost force to a tropical depression shortly

April 22, 2011

Sky watchers - The Lyrid meteors passing by Earth!

 Every year in late April Earth passes through the dusty tail of Comet Thatcher (C/1861 G1), and the encounter causes a meteor shower--the Lyrids. This year the shower peaks on Friday morning, April 22nd. The best time to look, no matter where you live, is

April 22, 2011

Dead fish found on dam bank at Big Warrambool, Australia

An amount of European Carp fish in a dam at Big Warrambool alarmed the residents in Tuesday morning. There were thousands and thousands of dead fish on the water and line the banks metres deep.It is a mystery why they have all died, but a Lightning Ridge local

April 22, 2011

Impact of polar ozone depletion on subtropical precipitation

The ozone hole over Antarctica  has been rearranging rainfall patterns throughout the Southern Hemisphere for decades, a new modeling analysis shows.The idea that losing ozone in the cold stratosphere over the South Pole could affect weather in the lower

April 22, 2011

Mudslides and floods wreck havoc across Colombia

More than 200 families have been left homeless in the central Colombian town of Utica after a mudslide swept away their houses.Torrential rain unleashed by the La Nina weather system has flooded the country, killing hundreds and forcing millions from their

April 21, 2011