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New eruptive phase started at Pacaya volcano, Guatemala

A new phase of increased volcanic activity began today at Guatemalan Pacaya volcano. Authorities have issued an amber alert, the third highest - people must remain alert and be prepared to leave the area at short notice. The volcano shot plumes of ash and

March 02, 2014

"History and Theory of Electricity" - By Eric P. Dollard

The following presentation was made by famous electrical engineer Eric P. Dollard at the Tesla Society around 2007. He is considered by many to be the most knowledgeable expert alive today on the true nature of electricity. Eric Dollard is author

March 02, 2014

Strong and dangerous earthquake M 6.4 struck off shore Nicaragua

Strong and dangerous earthquake registered as M 6.4 struck off shore Nicaragua on March 2, 2014, at 09:37 UTC according to USGS. Preliminary report by USGS mentions depth of 70.9 km (44.1 miles). EMSC is reporting Mw 6.3 at depth of 80 km. Epicenter was located

March 02, 2014

Tropical Cylone Kofi formed near Fiji

Tropical Cyclone Kofi (16P formed) near Fiji after lingering in the region for several days as a tropical low pressure area. The system is moving southeastward. According to Australia Network News, Tropical Cyclone Kofi, as a low pressure area, had already dropped

March 02, 2014

Tropical Storm Faxai developed in Northwestern Pacific

Tropical Storm Faxai organized on February 28, 2014 in Northwestern Pacific Ocean, southeast of the island of Guam and Andersen Air Force Base. System 93W formed into Tropical Depression 03W early on February 28. By 15:00 UTC, the depression strengthened into

March 02, 2014

Night sky guide for March 2014

Comet C/2012 X1 LINEAR will reach its brightest this month and will be well placed for observation on March 4. An extremely rare event will take place on the morning of March 20 when asteroid 163 Erigone passes in front of the bright star Regulus in the

March 01, 2014

The Hummingbird Pyramid discovered in La Maná, Ecuador among 17 ancient temples

A monumental discovery was recently made south of La Maná, Ecuador on November 17, 2013 while exploring low mountains along the Calope River. The megalithic ruins of an ancient temple have been partially exposed by the dynamite blasts of roadworkers and the

March 01, 2014

SDO 2014 spring eclipse season has begun

Twice every year, around the time of the equinoxes, Earth can pass directly between the Sun and NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO), producing a series of beautiful eclipses. For the next 3 weeks the Earth will pass between SDO and the Sun around 07:30 UTC

March 01, 2014

New era of global weather observing and climate science

International, next-generation, unifying satellite observatory for global snow and rain measurements - Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Core Observatory - was successfully launched yesterday from Tanegashima Space Center in Japan marking the beginning of a

February 28, 2014

Over 21 000 birds killed by storms on French coast since the end of January

According to the French national Bird Protection League (LPO), more than 21 000 sea birds have died since the end of January on France's Atlantic coast due to storms in the worst "slaughter" in a century.  A total of 21 341 dead

February 28, 2014

Subsiding geomagnetic storm sparked bright auroras over northern Europe, Greenland and Iceland

Coronal mass Ejection brushed Earth's magnetic field causing G2 (Moderate) Geomagnetic Storming late on February 27, 2014. The event was associated with the R3 (Strong) Solar Flare Radio Blackout event caused by February 25th X4.9 solar flare. A

February 28, 2014

Swarm of deep earthquakes recorded at Kilauea volcano, Hawaii

A swarm of very deep earthquakes was recorded in last 24 hours in the area of Punalu`u on the south-west flank of Kilauea volcano, Hawaii. The following map shows earthquakes registered in last 7 days (February 20 - 27, 2014). Orange markers show

February 27, 2014

Increased volcanic activity observed at Popocatepetl, Mexico

Mexican CENAPRED counted 544 small to moderate emissions at Popocatepetl volcano during 24 hours between February 25 - 26, 2014.  An overflight made yesterday afternoon showed that the dome number 48 was destroyed by this activity leaving a funnel-shaped cavity

February 27, 2014

Moderate and damaging M 4.6 earthquake struck near Super Pit goldmine, near Kalgoorlie, Western Australia

Moderate but slightly damaging earthquake, registered as M 4.6 (GA Australia) struck near Kalgoorlie-Boulder in Western Australia on February 26, 2014. EMSC recorded M4.5 while USGS has no data. The epicenter was located 30 km west of Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Western

February 27, 2014

Active volcanoes in the world: February 19 - February 25, 2014

In last 7 days new activity was observed at 5 volcanoes, ongoing activity was reported for 12 volcanoes. This report covers active volcanoes in the world from February 19 - February 25, 2014 based on Smithsonian/USGS criteria. New

February 27, 2014

M 6.1 earthquake struck Fox Islands, Alaska

Magnitude 6.1 earthquake hit Fox Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska on February 26, 2014 at 21:13:40 UTC. The epicenter was located 138 km (85 mi) NNW of Amukta Island, Alaska at coordinates 53.679N 171.837W. The epicenter was at depth of 264 km (164.5

February 27, 2014

Colorado approves new regulations to limit air pollution from oil and gas drilling

Colorado [USA] health and environment officials approved this week a set of new rules to limit air pollution from oil and gas drilling in the state, along with nation's first plan to detect and reduce methane emissions. The

February 26, 2014

Prolonged dry spell hits Singapore and Malaysia

Singapore suffered its longest dry spell on record in period between January 13 and February 8. Dry weather conditions continue to prevail in Singapore during the dry phase of the Northeast Monsoon season.  The dry weather affecting Singapore and the

February 26, 2014

New bubbling site discovered near massive Louisiana sinkhole

According to the Assumption Parish Police Jury, new bubbling site was discovered yesterday near the massive sinkhole in south Louisiana (Grand Bayou / Louisiana sinkhole). Officials said the new bubbling site is about 400 m (1/4 mile) north of

February 25, 2014

Powerful X4.9 solar flare erupted from Sunspot 1990

Newly numbered Active Region 1990 produced powerful X4.9 solar flare at 00:49 UTC on February 25, 2014, making it the third largest X-flare event of the current solar cycle. This decaying sunspot is in fact old returning region previously numbered as AR 1967. This is

February 25, 2014

12 potentially life-threatening errors you're making in food preparedness and survival strategies

Although armed with good intentions, most preppers and survivalists are making critical errors -- perhaps fatal errors -- in their food preparedness strategies. This article is designed to help you identify and correct those errors as quickly as possible so that

February 24, 2014

"Consciousness revolution" by Nils Humano

Using only images and music, the other non-addictive mood altering non-substance, the message this artist shares becomes apparent. Film by Nils Humano Music by

February 23, 2014

IBEX - Plasma ribbon confirms Electric Sun

NASA's IBEX and Voyager 1 missions have shattered all conventional ideas about the heliospheric boundary, the region separating our solar system from interstellar space. In 2009, the IBEX spacecraft created the first all-sky map of the boundary revealing an

February 22, 2014

Astronomers find solar storms behave like supernovae

Researchers at the UCL studying details of Coronal Mass Ejections (CMEs) have noticed that those eruptions have a surprising twin in the depths of space: the tendrils of gas in the Crab Nebula, which lie 6500 light-years away and are millions of

February 21, 2014

A great freeze over the Great Lakes

Ice cover on North America’s Great Lakes reached 88 percent in mid-February 2014, levels not observed since 1994. The average maximum ice extent since 1973 is just over 50 percent. It has surpassed 80 percent just five times in four decades. The lowest

February 21, 2014

No increase in global temperature variability despite changing regional patterns, study

In a paper published in Nature several months ago, Huntingford et al. (2013) write "there is considerable interest in determining whether global warming is increasing climate variability," due to the concerns of some scientists that an increase in

February 21, 2014

Peru's Manu National Park sets new biodiversity record

Park and buffer zone host 287 species of reptiles and amphibians, the highest number anywhere. Peru's treasured Manu National Park is the world's top biodiversity hotspot for reptiles and amphibians, according to a new survey published last week by

February 21, 2014

"How wolves change rivers" by George Monbiot

When wolves were reintroduced to Yellowstone National Park in the United States after being absent nearly 70 years, the most remarkable "trophic cascade" occurred. What is a trophic cascade and how exactly do wolves change rivers? George Monbiot explains in

February 21, 2014

Dangerous air pollution hit Iceland's capital

Reykjavík and other parts of Iceland recorded 40 times the upper safe limit of pollution levels on February 19/20, 2014. The pollution levels haven't been so high since the last volcanic eruptions in 2010-2011. However, this time it is not ash that

February 21, 2014

100 tons of highly radioactive water leaked from Fukushima nuclear complex

Operator of tsunami stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear complex said on Thursday, February 20, that roughly 100 tons of highly radioactive water leaked from one of the tanks again. According to the operator, a worker on patrol noticed water spilling from

February 20, 2014

Destructive mud flows threaten villages below Mount Kelut, Indonesia

Tuesday's heavy rain around Mount Kelut brought attention to increasing threat of lahars, destructive mud flows composed of a slurry of pyroclastic material, rocky debris, and water.  BNPB estimated there is approximately 50 million cubic meters of

February 20, 2014

Geomagnetic storming in progress, M3.0 solar flare from western limb

As forecasted yesterday Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) hit Earth's magnetic field around 03:00 UTC today. That's a second CME impact within 24 hours, and another round of auroras.  SWPC issued Geomagnetic K-index of 6 (G2 - Moderate) alert at 05:28

February 20, 2014

Genesis of a Lunar Halo - Time-lapse video by InFocus Imagery

This short time-lapse was captured on February 19, 2014. At approximately 02:00 UTC an unexpected CME (Coronal Mass Ejection) impacted our planet's magnetosphere. The aurora display was fairly active peaking at G2 storm levels. A large portion of the display

February 20, 2014

Active volcanoes in the world: February 12 - February 18, 2014

In last 7 days new activity was observed at 5 volcanoes, ongoing activity was reported for 13 volcanoes. This report covers active volcanoes in the world from February 12 - February 18, 2014 based on Smithsonian/USGS criteria. New

February 19, 2014

Scientists bring energy-efficient nuclear fusion closer to reality

American scientists have made a giant leap forward in the realm of energy-efficient nuclear fusion, overcoming a key obstacle to making such reactors a reality. Researchers have managed to demonstrate that they can now produce more energy than what is put into

February 19, 2014