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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

Chemicals found in Choctaw Creek but Clinton water safe to drink?

Barrels recovered from Choctaw Creek in Clinton, Arizona did contain a chemical but is not contaminating their water supply. This creek does feed into their county water treatment facility, but the water for the city is safe to drink.Friday afternoon officials were

May 22, 2011

This hurricane season may see 12 to 18 named storms and 6 to 10 hurricanes

The 2011 Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook could be an above-normal year for activity, according to the forecast from the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.This hurricane season may see 12 to 18 named storms and six to 10 hurricanes, according to

May 22, 2011

Morganza Floodway After Five Days of Flow

Five days after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers opened a flood control structure, or spillway, onto the Morganza Floodway, water had spread 15–20 miles (24–32 kilometers) southward across the Louisiana landscape.As of May 18, 2011, a total of 17 bays on the

May 22, 2011

Swarm of earthquakes shaks Turkey

A 5.9-magnitude earthquake partially collapsed buildings in western Turkey on Friday, killing at least five people and injuring more than 70, according to authorities. Close to a hundred aftershocks have followed the 5.9 earthquake. Turkey is the

May 22, 2011

Heavy landslides claiming lives in Malaysia

Two landslides, triggered Saturday by heavy rains, struck within seconds of each other near Hulu Langat, southeast of the capital city of Kuala Lumpur. Search and rescue workers were looking for as many as two dozen children still missing Sunday after landslides a day

May 21, 2011

6.2 earthquake shakes Kermadec Islands

A 6.1 magnitude earthquake has struck the Kermadec Islands just north of New Zealand. The quake struck at a depth of 19 km. Seismic tension and volcanic activity has been steadily increasing in the area since the 2010 Cantebury earthquake struck New Zealand. A

May 21, 2011

Iceland's Grímsvötn volcano erupted, it may trigger flooding

Iceland's most active volcano, Grimsvotn, started erupting. The volcano, which lies under the Vatnajokull glacier in south-east Iceland, last erupted in 2004. In 2010, plumes of ash from Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull volcano caused weeks of air travel

May 21, 2011

Rense & Dr Chris Fichtner - Time To Put Marijuana In Every Home

Dr Christopher Fichtner MD is a psychiatrist and the former mental health director for the state of Illinois.In his new book, Cannabinomics: The Marijuana Policy Tipping Point www.cannabinomics.com, Fichtner predicts that marijuana policy is about to change

May 21, 2011

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

Huge swells flooded Fiji

Huge swells struck roads, villages and hotels along the Coral Coast leaving people dashing for high ground this morning. The swells according to the Fiji Meteorological Office, is a result of a storm surge from the huge swells generated by the low depression

May 20, 2011

Newly formed tropical storm eyes Philippines and Japan

Newly formed Tropical Storm 04W may pose threats for both the northern Philippines and eventually Japan. As of Friday morning, EDT, the center of Tropical Storm 04W (which had yet to be given a name) was located approximately 200 miles east-southeast of the small

May 20, 2011

Evacuation in progress as the Telica volcano erupts

The Telica volcano, in western Nicaragua, is spewing a huge cloud of gas and ash reaching almost one mile into the air this week. Nicaraguan authorities have evacuated hundreds of people from the foothills of a volcano because of heightened seismic activity. The

May 20, 2011

Confirmed: EPA Rigged RADNET Japan Nuclear Radiation Monitoring Equipment To Report Lower Levels Of Fukushima Fallout

The EPA re-calibrated (rigged) Japan nuclear radiation monitoring equipment causing them to report lower levels of radioactive fallout after the Fukushima nuclear meltdown than what was detected before the disaster.I recently programmed an application to pull all of

May 20, 2011

There may be a Rapture, but it won't be this Saturday

You've probably heard the news that the Biblical Rapture is supposed to happen tomorrow (Saturday), May 21, 2011. A minister from the group Family Radio Worldwide has raised a lot of attention lately, campaigning from city to city with the message that the Rapture is

May 20, 2011

5.8 earthquake hit western Turkey

An earthquake measuring a magnitude of 5.9 on the open-ended Richter scale hit northwest Turkey late Thursday. A citizen panicked and died after jumping from the window, Kutahya Governor Kenan Ciftci told broadcaster NTV. The epicenter of the quake which struck

May 19, 2011

Yellowstone super volcano is even bigger than first thought

The volcanic mass, known as the Yellowstone Caldera or more commonly the Yellowstone Supervolcano, was previously measured at about 25 miles by 37 miles wide. However, a new study, set to be published in the Geophysical Research Letters journal says there may be more

May 19, 2011

New Jersey mystery crater baffles experts

Officials and experts in one New Jersey town are scratching their heads over a mysterious hole that appeared in a yard last week. For now, it appears the small crater that splayed debris across a 100-foot area wasn't caused by a meteorite. Beyond that, it's a

May 19, 2011

Bahamas sink while one island mysteriously rises

All the islands in the Bahamas were thought to be slowly sinking, but now scientists find one quirky isle going against the crowd. This anomaly suggests the area may be less seismically stable than previously thought.Scientists focused on the small island of

May 19, 2011

Morganza spillway open on the Mississippi river

An estimated 108,000 cubic feet per second of water from the Mississippi River is rushing through Louisiana's Morganza Floodway today as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers opened another bay bringing the total to 16 open gates out of the 125 possible. On May 15,

May 18, 2011

Monsanto pesticide found to infect plants with AIDS-like disease

When Dr. Don Huber, professor emeritus at Purdue University and internationally-recognized plant pathologist, wrote a letter back in January to US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack, warning him about a new mystery disease showing up primarily in

May 18, 2011

Thousands of dead walleye wash up in Lake Erie

Experts are trying to figure out why thousands of dead walleye fish have been washing up on a roughly 25-mile stretch of Lake Erie between the northern Ohio cities of Toledo and Port Clinton over the past few weeks. The mysterious deaths add to the millions of others

May 18, 2011

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

El Nino will get more extreme

El Niño and La Niña are the warm and cold phases, respectively, of the pattern known as the El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) in the eastern half of the tropical Pacific. Forecasting how this pattern will behave a few months in advance is now

May 18, 2011

EU agriculture chief slams GMOs, expresses strong support for natural agriculture

In a bold move that goes against the mainstream flow, European Union (EU) Agriculture Commissioner Dacian Ciolos recently denounced genetically-modified (GM) food crops, citing the fact that they fail to meet various "quality and diversity criteria" that consumers have

May 17, 2011

Mount Aso alert level raised to 2

The Meteorological Agency on Monday raised the volcanic alert level for Mount Aso from 1 to 2, prompting local authorities in Kumamoto Prefecture to ban entry to areas within 1 km of the crater of Mount Naka, one of five peaks in the active volcano's central cone

May 17, 2011

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

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

New satellite tracking tools - WhatSat Satellite Explorer

Have you ever wondered, what's orbiting over your head right now? A new satellite-tracking tool called WhatSat can answer that question for you. It's an app for Android phones

May 17, 2011

Wildfires across Alberta - A third of town Slavelake reduced to ashes

May 17th 12:05AM: Update on wildfires in Slave Lake and other communities from the Gov't of Alberta Press ReleaseEdmonton... (10 pm) Approximately 1,000 firefighters continue to combat wildfires around Slave Lake and throughout the province, while evacuees receive

May 17, 2011

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

New maps of Mississippi River, Atchafalaya River estimated flooding released by Corps

The Army Corps of Engineers has updated their inundation estimates for the Mississippi River and Atchafalaya River basin based upon opening the Morganza Floodway at 25 percent of capacity.The corps has also released a map showing the estimated times it will take

May 16, 2011

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

Tornado ravaged austrian village Müllendorf (Burgenland)

Peacefull town  Müllendorf in austrian district of Eisenstadt-Umgebung was hit by unusual event this Saturday.  A 80 meter wide tornado swept directly over the houses and gardens, covered dozens  homes, uprooted trees and three houses rattled. A weather phenomenon

May 16, 2011

Alarming study - Cell phones are killing bees

Scientists may have found the cause of the world's sudden dwindling population of bees - and cell phones may be to blame. Research conducted in Lausanne, Switzerland has shown that the signal from cell phones not only confuses bees, but also may lead to their

May 16, 2011