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Global warming, the tool of the West

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For years, the Elites of the West have cranked up the myth of Man Made Global Warming as a means first and foremost to control the lives and behaviors of their populations. Knowing full well that their produce in China and sell in the West model and its consequent spiral downward in wages and thus standards of living, was unsustainable, the elites moved to use this new “science” to guilt... 

16 die in US northeast winter storm

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A resident in Greenfield, Massachusetts clears snow off his car, December 27, 2012. A powerful winter storm has pounded the US northeast, bringing heavy snow and strong winds across several states and killing several people. The storm, which has claimed some 16 lives so far, hit the northeast on Thursday after it wreaked havoc on a region stretching from the Gulf of Mexico to the Great Lakes. The tempest... 

US scientist shows on microscope how beautiful snowflakes are

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Fascination: Kenneth Libbrecht, Professor of Physics at the California Institute of Technology, has been studying snowflakes, ice patterns, crystal growth and ice formations since 1997 We are often told that every snowflake is different – but the naked eye is simply not advanced enough to appreciate the world’s favourite form of precipitation. But even without a white Christmas this year,... 

Hawaiian Islands may disappear in future

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Hawaii’s third largest island, Oahu Researchers have claimed that some parts of the Hawaiian Islands in the North Pacific that are currently dissolving by groundwater might disappear in future. The study indicates that the Hawaiian Islands are now experiencing significant erosion while the groundwater under the islands is dissolving the island from within. Researchers found that the mountains... 

Emergency in Siberia, chilliest night in Moscow

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The coldest ever December has rolled through Russia causing the evacuation of hundreds of people in Siberia, where temperature hit below -50C, and plunging Moscow into its coldest night in the season. Will Christmas lift the frosty spell? ­The cold weather that has Russia in its icy embrace has been causing all kinds of havoc. Flights and buses delayed and cancelled, many schools have been closed,... 

BP to pay USD7.8 bn to victims of Gulf of Mexico oil spill

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An explosion at a BP oil rig resulted in a devastating oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010. A US federal judge has approved a USD 7.8 billion settlement which sees the BP oil giant pay out USD 7.8 billion in compensation to people and businesses affected by the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. US District Judge Carl Barbier gave his final verdict on Friday. The ruling covers nearly 100,000... 

200 die of cold exposure in Russia, eastern Europe

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A man walks past a fence covered with hoarfrost in central Moscow, on December 19, 2012. Nearly 200 people have died in Russia and across eastern Europe over the past week due to a cold snap which forecasters warn would last until Monday. In Russia, up to 56 people have been reported dead and 371 hospitalized as temperatures strike minus 20 degrees Celsius in Moscow. Weather forecasters said the “abnormal”... 

Russians freeze to death as -50C strongest in decades winter hits

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Russia is enduring its harshest winter in over 70 years, with temperatures plunging as low as -50 degrees Celsius. Dozens of people have already died, and almost 150 have been hospitalized. ­The country has not witnessed such a long cold spell since 1938, meteorologists said, with temperatures 10 to 15 degrees lower than the seasonal norm all over Russia. Across the country, 45 people have died due... 

Mortalities from cold spell in Ukraine have risen to 61

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A homeless woman drinks free tea in a tent set by the Ukrainian Emergency Ministry during a winter day in the industrial city of Donetsk, December 18, 2012. Ukraine’s freezing winter has taken the lives of 24 more people pushing the overall death toll to 61 in December after temperatures fall below minus 23 degrees Celsius. The cold snap, which included almost half a meter of snow, killed 43 people... 

World pays lip service to climate change, while Europe pays the price

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Despite a flurry of grand initiatives, Doha 2012 has yielded few specifics – with Europe the only major carbon emitter prepared to set clear emissions targets. Its zeal is likely to hamper growth, while doing little to lower worldwide CO2 levels. ­The two-week UN climate change conference in the oil-funded opulence of Qatar had to be extended by a day to produce an agreement that is only as much... 

Anomalous winter disasters paralyze Moscow

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Moscow was literally paralyzed at night of November 30. The city and the region experienced two natural disasters in one night: a super heavy snowfall and an ice storm. The ice storm approached the Russian capital from the southwest. “The movement of these precipitations to the north and north-east of the capital is very slow. Temperatures will grow during the daytime. Snow will turn into rain,”... 

Russia wants to feed Europe with organic food

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Russia seriously considers an opportunity to take up the role of a supplier of organic products within the scope of the World Trade Organization. Russian lawmakers are working on the bill to support the production of organic agricultural products. This law will help Russian farmers enter the EU market with organic products. As expected, the bill will be handed over to the Ministry of Agriculture of... 

Mountain pine beetles up weather temperature in Canada

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A mountain pine beetle A beetle species has affected on the climate of British Colombia in Canada during past decade as caused recent warmer summers in the region. The destructive beetle, with the size of a grain of rice, by lowering the amount of water pumped into the air by plants has induced crucial alteration on local climate as forest fires. Researchers claim that due to decreasing summer evapo-transpiration,... 

Electricity from the Marshes

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An unexpected source of new, clean energy has been found: the Plant-Microbial Fuel Cell that can generate electricity from the natural interaction between living plant roots and soil bacteria. The technique already works on a small scale and will soon be applied in larger marshland areas throughout the world. On 23 November, researcher Marjolein Helder will defend her PhD research on generating electricity... 

Disappearance of Pacific island intrigues scientists

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Shipping could not find an island between Australia and New Caledonia which is listed by cartographers in atlases, maps and even Google Earth. A dream common to most explorers and discoverers throughout history has been to find unknown territories, but in Australia, a team of scientists have done just the opposite: they identified an island that does not exist. Known as Sandy Island, the land mass... 
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