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Few hopes to save the most threatened bird in the Middle East

The Northern Bald Ibis (Geronticus eremita) is listed on the IUCN Red List as a “Critically Endangered” species on a global scale. It was rediscovered on a remote cliff of the Syrian desert in April 2002, following clues from local hunters and Bedouin nomads, in

March 26, 2011

Scientists plan to drill all the way down to the Earth's mantle

Scientists are planning to drill all the way through the planet's miles-thick crust to Earth's deep, hot mantle and retrieve samples for the first time. The samples, they say, would rival moon rocks for sheer scientific import—and be nearly as hard to

March 25, 2011

Fukushima Reactor No. 3 suffers likely core breach, now leaking water at 10,000 times normal radiation levels

(NaturalNews) The Fukushima situation took a turn for the worse today as two nuclear repair workers stepped into some water at Reactor No. 3 and suffered severe radiation burns requiring immediate hospitalization. The water, it turns out, measures 10,000 times normal

March 25, 2011

Discovery of new species of seabird, the first in 89 years

A new species of seabird has been hiding in plain sight in coastal Chile.The existence of the sparrow-sized black and white species of storm petrel was confirmed in February near the coastal community of Puerto Montt, Chile. This is the first new species of storm

March 25, 2011

New fault discovered near Diablo Canyon nuke power plant

An unknown seismic fault has been detected on the ocean floor a half-mile from Pacific Gas & Electric Co.’s Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant. The fault zone was detected more than two years ago by scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey working with the

March 25, 2011

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

Mud eruption in Ninh Thuan is defined as volcano mud

A mud eruption in the central province of Ninh Thuan is a normal geothermal phenomenon and is not dangerous, but a senior expert noted that the area is cursed with weak soil.Dr. Dinh Doan Lam, a senior official from the Institute for Geology of Vietnam, said that mud

March 24, 2011

Merkel calls for nuclear power changes

BRUSSELS (AP) German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Thursday nuclear energy policy across the European Union has to fundamentally change to take the fallout of Japan's nuclear accident into account.Merkel has already ordered the temporary closure of seven of Germany's

March 24, 2011

Strong quake hit Myanmar

A strong earthquake magnitude 6,8 toppled homes in northeastern Myanmar and killed more than 70 people, and there were fears Friday the toll would mount as conditions in more remote areas became known. Depth of epicentre was at 10km.The Thursday night quake,

March 24, 2011

Lethal in Japan - the real story on radiation

The headlines we wake up to Monday morning say: A new column of smoke rising from an overheating nuclear plant in Japan drove workers out of the smoldering site dented hopes for a breakthrough in the post-quake atomic crisis raising the risk of uncontrolled radiation.

March 24, 2011

Germany set to abandon nuclear power for good

Germany stands alone among the world's leading industrialized nations in its determination to abandon nuclear energy for good because of the technology's inherent risks.Europe's biggest economy is betting billions on expanding the use of renewable energy to meet its

March 24, 2011

Giant Sinkhole at Hillsborough landfill expands

The sides of the sinkhole that swallowed up part of the Southeast County Landfill in Lithia four months ago collapsed last night. The avalanche of dirt did not widen the gaping of almost 40 meter crater, but did deepen it by about 3 meter, officials said. No one was

March 24, 2011

Super high tides, supermoon, superquake?! Bloggers watch out for missinfo!

Blogs and news sites writing today about Fiji's superhightide.  FijiTimes in yesterday's edition issued an article named Super high tide. Nubukalou Creek in Suva, Fiji burst its bank with seawater flowing throught city streets. This kind of events happen on regular

March 24, 2011

Earth is entering a stream of solar wind

Earth is entering a stream of solar wind blowing ~500 km/s, and the encounter is stirring up geomagnetic activity around the Arctic Circle. The solar wind data (velocity and proton density) presented on spaceweather.com are updated every 10 minutes. They are derived

March 23, 2011

More road sinkholes worldwide - summary of last 7 days

Dozens of people were evacuated after flash flooding swept through the Illawarra, in New South Wales cutting major roads, crippling public transport and claiming the life of a man who was washed into a storm water drain. In Gosford, a giant sinkhole tore open a

March 23, 2011

Fault-Finding Coral Reefs Can Predict the Site of Coming Earthquakes

In the wake of the devastating loss of life in Japan, the urgent question is where the next big earthquake will hit. To answer it, geologist Prof. Zvi Ben-Avraham and his doctoral student Gal Hartman of Tel Aviv University's Department of Physics and Planetary Sciences

March 23, 2011

Flooding in Angola and Namibia

Heavy rains continued falling throughout parts of southern Africa in mid- and late March 2011. The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) described flood-affected districts extending from Angola and Mozambique southward to South

March 22, 2011

Southern Atlantic Subtropical storm Arani information

NASA's Aqua and TRMM satellites are providing data to scientists about the Southern Atlantic Ocean Sub-tropical Storm Arani, a rare occurrence in the southern ocean. Rainfall data and cloud top temperatures revealed some heavy rain and strong thunderstorms exist in

March 22, 2011

Coming of big troubled sunspot region

A big sunspot is emerging over the sun's southeastern limb, and it is crackling with activity. NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory recorded a surge of extreme ultraviolet radiation from the sunspot's magnetic canopy on March 21st:This appears to be the return of old

March 22, 2011

Japan's quake rippled through South Florida's groundwater

South Florida Water Management District's groundwater gauges recorded the unusual activity about 30 minutes after the 9.0 tremor rumbled across northeastern Japan on March 11. According to the recordings, the water level fluctuated about 7,5cm (3inches) over a

March 21, 2011

Deadly heatwaves will be more frequent in coming decades

A new study warns that 'mega-heatwaves' like the one estimated to have killed tens of thousands in western Europe in 2003 will become up to 10 times more likely over the next 40 years. The new analysis revealed that heatwave that scorched eastern Europe in 2010,

March 21, 2011

More dolphins and whales beached in South Carolina

A large pygmy sperm whale carcass washed up by the Morris Island lighthouse and was found over the weekend. It was too decomposed to say what killed it, researchers concluded.The whale stranding follows a string of 13 bottlenose dolphin carcasses since late

March 21, 2011

Rare Andean cat discovered at Patagonia

It was believed the Andean cat lived only at and above elevations of 3,000 meters (9,800 feet), among the rocky slopes of the high Andes. Survey triggered by footage of two Andean cats from 2004 in the foothills of Argentina show evidence of the cats at elevations

March 21, 2011

A huge filament of magnetism and hot plasma blasted off the sun's southwestern limb

A huge filament of magnetism and hot plasma blasted off the sun's southwestern limb on March 19th around 1200 UT. The eruption was not Earth-directed, but it did attract plenty of attention on our planet. Many amateur astronomers in Europe witnessed the blast and said

March 20, 2011

Is Japan going to sink? pt.2

We would like to point to you some observations about tsunami flooded areas triggered by devastating 9.0 magnitude earthquake that hit Japan a week ago.  We bring you some amazing satellite images that show areas affected by tsunami - before and after. You

March 20, 2011

Japan's Shinmoedake blast biggest in last 52 years

The strongest activity at southern Japan’s Shinmoedake volcano in 52 years shattered windows 6,5 km away, sending hundreds of people fleeing the area. Ash and other volcanic debris soared more than 2 km into the atmosphere above Kyushu Island, about 1500km from the

March 20, 2011

Vernal equinox launches spring

Let's forget for a while on Japan disaster and pending nuclear crisis, tsunamis and earthquakes, mysterious booms and landcracks, new Gulf oil spill, Libya conflict, supermoon, solar flares and all doom hanging upon us. Let's welcome spring, vernal equinox!!!March 20,

March 20, 2011

Costa Rica's Punta Uvita disappears following Japan Earthquake

Scientists from School of Geology at the University of Costa Rica (UCR) monitor changes in ocean currents of the South Pacific to see if they could be affecting the erosion of one of Costa Rica's most important tourist attractions in the the Zona Sur (Southern Zone),

March 19, 2011

The Mayan Calendars and the Nine+Nine-day Count

Often we talk about the Mayan calendar as if it was something fixed and eternal that has stayed the same throughout the ages. Such a view is far from the truth since the calendars that the Mayan people have been using have undergone change depending on their own

March 19, 2011

Is Japan going to sink? pt.1

Record land mass movement has been observed in Miyagi. Quake-hit Oshika Peninsula moved 5.3 meters and dropped 1.2 meters according to Geospatial Information Authority. Government showed both records data on Saturday. Geospatial Information Authority based in Tsukuba

March 19, 2011

US West coast EQ predictions

In today's article named Alarming magnetic field changes signal major quake for West Coast author presents Jim Berkland, former USGS scientist well-known by his accurate earthquake predictions so far. They say his accuracy is about 80%. his greatest claim to

March 19, 2011

Japan: Creative meditation to visualize an improvement in the devastated area and over the nuclear plants

A chain of meditation is taking place allweekdays and weekends at 1:30 PMbut it can be done later on if you are busyIf you do not meditate it does not matter:Sit in a quiet andvisualize :A golden light on JapanIce and cold on the nuclear

March 18, 2011

Japanese authorities: We have no control over the Fukushima Nuclear plant, people will probably die from fallout

Officials admit they may have to bury reactors under concrete - as happened at Chernobyl Government says it was overwhelmed by the scale of twin disasters Japanese upgrade accident from level four to five - the same as Three Mile Island We will rebuild from

March 18, 2011

Strong tidal waves in Thailand

Strong tidal wave and powerful downpour struck the coast of city Pattaya, Thailand. On March 15th sea withdraw from the coast of Pattaya leaving the ships at the pier laying on the bottom. Squally winds brings stormy weather and strong tide to residents. Residents are

March 18, 2011

Spectacular cloud iridescence seen above Himalaya

Daily Mail brings a story about Oleg Bartunov, 51, who caught the optical spectacle on camera during a Himalayas expedition in Nepal. His two images show almost the whole spectrum of the rainbow in a natural event rarely recorded at Mount Everest. The phenomenon

March 18, 2011