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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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Thousands of homes flooded after heavy rain hits Jakarta

21 февраля 2017 No comments

Heavy rains hit Indonesian capital Jakarta on Tuesday, February 21, 2017, flooding thousands of homes and causing traffic chaos. At least 1 person has been killed and more than 110 displaced. More than 180 mm (7 inches) of rain was reported within 24 hours in... Read more...

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Mandatory evacuations ordered in parts of California

21 февраля 2017 No comments

Mandatory evacuations ordered in parts of California Mandatory evacuations have been ordered in parts of Northern California Monday, February 20, 2017, as another heavy rainmaker slammed the region. Many rivers in Northern California are at or above flood stage after a series of powerful storms hit the state in recent... Read more...

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After heatwave, summer snow and coldest February in a decade

21 февраля 2017 No comments

An unseasonal cold front, moving north out of the Southern Ocean, brought chilly, squally winds and strong showers to coastal regions of Victoria on February 19 and 20, 2017, and about 5 to 10 cm (2 — 4 inches) of summer snow to the NSW and Victorian High Country,... Read more...

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Very deep M6.5 earthquake hits Chuquisaca, Bolivia

21 февраля 2017 No comments

Very deep M6.5 earthquake hits Chuquisaca, Bolivia A strong and deep earthquake registered by the EMSC as M6.5 hit Chiquisaca, Bolivia at 14:09 UTC on February 21, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 594 km (369 miles). USGS is reporting the same magnitude and a depth of 596.2 km (370 miles). According to the... Read more...

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Explosive eruption at Bogoslof volcano, Alaska

20 февраля 2017 No comments

Explosive eruption at Bogoslof volcano, Alaska A significant explosive eruption began at Bogoslof stratovolcano at 02:08 UTC on February 20, 2017, and lasted about 37 minutes. Satellite images following the activity showed a volcanic plume extending about 160 km (100 miles) to the southeast over Unalaska Island... Read more...

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Severe flash flooding hits Malaga, Spain

20 февраля 2017 No comments

An overnight storm dumped heavy rain on southern Spain causing severe flash flooding and widespread damage to buildings, roads and vehicles on February 19, 2017. According to Spain's meteorological office, the port of Malaga recorded 152.6 mm (6 inches) of rain... Read more...

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