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Flood wreaks havoc on eastern Australia

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Flood wreaked havoc on the state of Queensland, Australia, in January 2011. Thousands of people in eastern Australia have been cut off from their homes by floodwaters, following thunderstorms and tornados that wreaked havoc to the region. Flooding, caused by heavy rain and stiff winds, continues in Australia. The State Emergency Service (SES) said Sunday that around 20,000 people had been cut off across... 

Floods sweep through Greece and Italy, 1 dead

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Unusually heavy rains have caused floods in Greece and southern Italy with torrents of water strong enough to carry away vehicles. One woman died of shock after being trapped in her car surrounded by raging waters. In Athens a woman in her 20s died of a heart attack prompted by a shock when she became trapped in her car by floodwaters. Another woman was rescued from her stranded vehicle as streams... 

Power outage holds grip in US northeast

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Cars are seen covered with snow in Hartford, the US state of Connecticut, February 10, 2013. Hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses are still without power in the northeastern parts of the United States, following a massive snowstorm that almost paralyzed the region. The storm on Friday dumped almost one meter (about three feet) of snow. Hurricane-strength winds were also reported. More than... 

Snowiest winter in 100 years paralyzes Moscow traffic for 3,500 km

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The snowiest winter in a century has hit the Russian capital, causing Muscovites to get stuck in traffic jams 3,500km in length on Monday evening – the distance from Moscow to Madrid. ­Since the beginning of the winter, over 2 meters of snow has fallen on the Russian capital, the Moscow mayor’s aide in housing and public utilities Pyotr Biryukov told Interfax. Snowfall is expected in Moscow for... 

Scientists investigating the impact of plastic

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Scientists investigating the impact of plastic ‘hidden’ in the seas – Biologists discuss the effect of the entry of toxic substances into the food chain of fish and birds… A research team made a documentary last year about marine life. The team found plastic trash that had traveled thousands of miles across the ocean to come to a stop on the other side of the planet, on a remote... 

Most mysterious seas on the planet

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From times immemorial, deep blue sea appeared to be a hostile and hazardous environment to man. Like on land, there are anomalous area in oceans and seas. In addition to the well-known Bermuda Triangle and the Mariana Trench, there are many other places in all the oceans of the world, where strange and mysterious phenomena occur. The Sea of the Devil is a part of the Pacific Ocean, located to the... 

Huge Oil Reserves Found in Australia to rival those of Saudi Arabia

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An Australian company claims it has found an untapped shale oil field with estimated reserves that could potentially put the country next to remarkably oil-rich Saudi Arabia. Still, extracting the discovered treasure poses a huge technical challenge. ­Brisbane-based company Linc Energy has presented two estimates by respected independent consultants claiming that drilling and seismic exploration... 

Belgium to build 'battery island' to store wind farm energy

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Belgium plans to build a horseshoe-shaped artificial island off its North Sea coast to store energy generated by its wind farms. The project will also double as attraction for sea birds (and possibly flocks of tourists). ­The ambitious undertaking was unveiled this week by Belgian North Sea Minister Johan Vande Lanotte, as he reported on the implementation of marine special planning. The island is... 

Russia Snow Tsunami Swallows Streets, Cars, Buildings

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Unrelenting snowfalls have caused unprecedented chaos in Russia. Over the past week, the country has seen scores of traffic accidents, flight delays and, in some cases, the complete isolation of some remote settlements and towns. On Friday, Moscow was on a verge of traffic collapse as more than 10 inches of snow fell on the city, which is more than half of January’s average. Thousands of passengers... 

Hundreds of wildfires rage in Australia amid record heat wave

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A heat wave that has already caused devastating fires on the Island state of Tasmania, with 100 people still missing, has now moved to mainland Australia and is reaping havoc in New South Wales, as the heat wave looks to smash records. ­In some areas temperatures have shot up by as much as 20C in three hours and combined with 50 mph winds have created disastrous fire conditions. Right across Australia... 

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,... 
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