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Colorado river is collapsing ‘sooner than anyone thought’

11 августа 2015 No comments

Water resource experts have known for many years that current use of the Colorado River is not sustainable. Sixteen years of drought have made it clear that the river is overtaxed, and cannot indefinitely meet the demands of agriculture, hydroelectric generation, recrea... Read more...

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Very strong and shallow M6.9 earthquake hits Solomon Islands

10 августа 2015 No comments

Very strong and shallow M6.9 earthquake hits Solomon Islands A very strong and shallow earthquake registered as M6.9 by USGS hit Solomon Islands at 04:12 UTC on August 10, 2015. USGS is reporting depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). Geoscience Australia is reporting M6.8 at a depth of 0 km.According to the USGS, epicenter was located 186... Read more...

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Heavy flooding across West Africa: 8 people dead and 19 779 affected in Burkina Faso

8 августа 2015 No comments

Heavy flooding across West Africa: 8 people dead and 19 779 affected in Burkina Faso Severe rainstorm accompanied with strong winds has affected several regions across Burkina Faso in West Africa, as of August 2, 2015. At least 8 people died, 54 have been reported injured and 19 779 people have been affected by the floods.The regions of Ouahadougou and... Read more...

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Strong floods in parts of Thailand affect over 3 000 homes and inundate 4 800 hectares of paddy fields

7 августа 2015 No comments

Strong floods in parts of Thailand affect over 3 000 homes and inundate 4 800 hectares of paddy fields Heavy rains brought strong floods to the northern, northeastern and southern parts of Thailand during the last 3 days. More than 3 000 homes and 4 800 hectares (30 000 rai) of rice paddy fields have been affected by the flooding waters across the Sri Songkram district,... Read more...

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Severe storm sweeps Calgary: Cloud-seeding team successful in reducing the hail size

6 августа 2015 No comments

Severe rainstorm accompanied with strong winds, lightning and heavy hail hit Calgary, Canada on August 4, 2015. Traffic has been delayed due to weather related incidents, one rooftop was ripped of a building, streets were blanketed with snow like hail balls and flooded... Read more...

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Heat wave intensifies over Japan: Temperatures peak to break a 55 year old record

6 августа 2015 No comments

The on-going heat wave in Japan intensified during the last week with reported death tolls rising to 55. More than 11 000 people were hospitalized due to consequences of extremely hot weather conditions across the country, the officials reported on August 4. Extremely h... Read more...

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California’s water collapse means many citizens are living like third-world citizens with no running water

6 августа 2015 No comments

As California«s wealthier residents worry about keeping their swimming pools full and their lawns green, many of the state»s less fortunate are simply trying to figure out how to survive in communities that have no access to running water.Thousands of California... Read more...

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Active volcanoes in the world: July 29 – August 4, 2015

6 августа 2015 No comments

New activity/unrest was observed at 8 volcanoes from July 29 - August 4, 2015. During the same period, ongoing activity was observed also at 8 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Cleveland, Chuginadak Island (USA) | Colima, Mexico | Gamalama, Halmahera (Indonesia) | Manam,... Read more...

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2015 Gulf of Mexico dead zone ‘above average’

6 августа 2015 No comments

2015 Gulf of Mexico dead zone ‘above average’ Scientists have found this year’s Gulf of Mexico dead zone, an area of low to no oxygen that can kill fish and marine life, is, at 16 767 square km (6 474 square miles), above average in size and larger than forecast by NOAA in June. The larger than expected forec... Read more...

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Severe rains continue to sweep Florida: The worst flood in the last 65 years hits Tampa

5 августа 2015 No comments

Severe rains continue to sweep Florida: The worst flood in the last 65 years hits Tampa Heavy rainfall which was continually falling across Tampa, Florida, since July 20, 2015, has caused severe flooding in the area. 40 people were evacuated from their mobile homes in Sherwood Forest RV and Caledesi Travel Trailer Park, on August 3, as the water levels var... Read more...

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