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Active volcanoes in the world: June 22 - 28, 2016

New activity/unrest was observed at 5 volcanoes between June 22 and 28, 2016. During the same period, ongoing activity was observed at 15 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Bulusan, Luzon (Philippines) | Kanlaon, Philippines | Pacaya, Guatemala | Santa Maria, Guatemala...

June 30, 2016

Treasure Coast algal bloom prompts state of emergency, Florida

Governor Rick Scott has declared a state of emergency in Florida's Martin and St. Lucie counties following the presence of algal blooms in local waterways. The executive order was signed Wednesday, June 29, 2016. It allows state and local governmental agencies...

June 30, 2016

Thunderstorms spark new wildfires in southeastern Siberia, Russia

Large wildfires are raging in Russia's Krasnoyarsk province since June 28, 2016. Most of them were sparked by recent thunderstorms, the initial investigation revealed. Satellite observations also confirm new wildfires near Lake Baikal, Irkutsk province. As of...

June 30, 2016

Human magnetic sixth sense breaks into mainstream science

After decades of research proved that critters across the animal kingdom on Earth can sense our planet's magnetic field, a well-known geophysicist at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), Joe Kirschvink, has presented the first repeatable and...

June 29, 2016

Jet stream 'crosses' the equator

A post about the jet stream now crossing the equator, published by Robert Scribbler yesterday, is making a lot of noise on social networks today. In his post, titled "Gigantic Gravity Waves to Mix Summer With Winter? Wrecked Jet Stream Now Runs From...

June 29, 2016

Downpour breaks Auckland's June record, New Zealand

At least 80 homes have been flooded after several rounds of heavy rainfall hit the New Zealand's city of Auckland on June 29, 2016. Between 01:00 and 02:00 UTC (13:00 - 14:00 NZST), the country's NIWA agency recorded 25.4 mm (1 inch) of rain, making it the...

June 29, 2016

New infrared images of Jupiter

Astronomers have used ESO’s Very Large Telescope to obtain spectacular new infrared images of Jupiter. They are part of a campaign to create high-resolution maps of the giant planet. A team led by Leigh Fletcher of the University of Leicester in the United...

June 29, 2016

Whistling wormholes of the Caribbean

A team of scientists led by Professor Chris Hughes (University of Liverpool, NOC) analyzed the Caribbean Sea levels and pressure readings taken from the bottom of the sea and noticed a new phenomenon which they have called a 'Rossby whistle.' The team has...

June 29, 2016

Pieces of opal discovered in a meteorite found in Antarctica

Pieces of opal have been discovered in a meteorite found in Antarctica, a team of planetary scientists, led by Professor Hilary Downes of Birkbeck College London announced, at the National Astronomy Meeting in Nottingham on June 27, 2016. The discovery demonstrates...

June 28, 2016

Volcanic tremor amplitude rising, Mount Etna

Over the past couple of days, the seismic activity under Italy's Mount Etna is rising. There is no visible activity at the summit, however, the current situation suggests we might see it in the near future. After May 2016 eruptions, things have been calm at...

June 28, 2016

A Sea of Charge: Oceanic microstructures

Seawater is not very exciting when you look at it. It is, presumably, just water with salt and other minerals. To most of the denizens of Earth’s oceans, the sea is something quite different, a web of gel. According to an article from New Scientist magazine,...

June 28, 2016

Meteorite hits a house in Thailand

According to the Bangkok Post, a mysterious rock, believed to be a meteorite, crashed through the roof of a house in Phitsanulok's Muang district on Tuesday, June 28, 2016. An initial investigation concluded the object could very likely be a meteorite. Nobody...

June 28, 2016

Erskine fire California's most destructive this year, fire potential expanding to Sierras and central coast

The "Erskine fire" started on June 23, 2016, northeast of Bakersfield, California due to a yet-unknown cause. By June 27th, it grew into the state's largest and most destructive wildfire this year. As the summer progresses, above-normal fire potential...

June 28, 2016

Intense thunderstorm wreaks havoc across Croatia: 50.2 mm (2 inches) of rain in just 30 minutes

A powerful thunderstorm has formed over central Croatia on June 27, 2016, wreaking havoc across parts of central and eastern Croatia, northeastern Bosnia and Herzegovina, and northwestern Serbia. The storm produced very strong winds, heavy rain, and large...

June 28, 2016

Sierra Nevada not expected to restore its snowpack to pre-drought levels before 2019

A new research, resulting from the analysis of a 31-year span of NASA's Landsat satellite data, suggests the snowpack of Sierra Nevada will not return to its pre-drought levels before 2019. The datasets from the period between the 1985 and 2015, have resulted in...

June 27, 2016

Tropical Cyclone 02A (Two) forms in the Arabian Sea, tracking west toward Oman

Tropical Cyclone 02A (Two) has formed in the Arabian Sea on June 27, 2016. After extremely dangerous Tropical Cyclone "Roanu," 02A is the second tropical cyclone of the 2016 North Indian Ocean cyclone season. The initial JTWC forecast calls for slight...

June 27, 2016

Tropical Depression "Ambo" about to make landfall over Luzon, Philippines

The center of Tropical Depression 97W, locally known as Ambo, is heading toward landfall over the Aurora province, Luzon, Philippines on June 26, 2016. Landfall is expected late UTC Sunday, June 26 / early June 27. The system is bringing moderate to heavy rainfall...

June 26, 2016