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Worst flooding in 100 years hits San Jose, California

22 февраля 2017 No comments

Some 14 000 residents of San Jose, a large city in California«s Bay Area, are under mandatory evacuation orders with another 36 000 in the recommended evacuation area after Coyote Creek, Santa Clara County»s longest, overflowed in what officials are calling... Read more...

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Earthquake swarm shaking Taupo Volcanic Zone, New Zealand

22 февраля 2017 No comments

Earthquake swarm shaking Taupo Volcanic Zone, New Zealand GeoNet's seismometer network between Taupo and the Tongariro National Park has been recording a swarm of small earthquakes since February 13, 2017. The swarm, a very common characteristic of the greater Rotorua-Taupo area, known as the Taupo Volcanic Zone,... Read more...

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Fifth of world’s food lost to over-eating and waste, study finds

22 февраля 2017 No comments

Almost 20% of the food made available to consumers is lost through over-eating or waste, a study suggests. The world population consumes around 10% more food than it needs, while almost 9% is thrown away or left to spoil, researchers say. Efforts to reduce the... Read more...

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Study finds 6 600 spills from fracking in just four US states

22 февраля 2017 No comments

Each year, 2 to 16 percent of hydraulically fractured oil and gas wells spill hydrocarbons, chemical-laden water, hydraulic fracturing fluids and other substances, according to a study published yesterday in Environmental Science & Technology. The analysis,... Read more...

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