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A very bright fireball exploded over Lapland, northern Finland at 16:40 UTC (18:40 EET) on November 16, 2017. The event lasted several seconds and was seen across northern Finland, especially Nellim, Solojärvi and Ivalo, and from northern Norway. This is 5th major fireball event within 48 hours, possibly 7th. According to local media reports, a sonic boom was associated with today’s
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Proposals to reduce the effects of global warming by imitating volcanic eruptions could have a devastating effect on global regions prone to either tumultuous storms or prolonged drought, new research has shown. Geoengineering – the intentional manipulation of the climate to counter the effect of global warming by injecting aerosols artificially into the atmosphere –
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A bright fireball was seen streaking through the sky over Ohio, United States at 01:49 UTC on November 15, 2017 (20:49 EST, November 14). This is the third of four major fireball events within 10 hours, according to the International Meteor Organization (IMO). The American Meteor Society (AMS) and IMO received 43 witness reports by
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New activity/unrest was reported for 3 volcanoes between November 8 and 14, 2017. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 13 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Aoba, Vanuatu | Dempo, Indonesia | Sarychev Peak, Matua Island (Russia). Ongoing activity: Agung, Bali (Indonesia) | Aira, Kyushu (Japan) | Cleveland, Chuginadak Island (USA) | Dukono, Halmahera (Indonesia) | Ebeko, Paramushir Island (Russia) | Katmai,
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The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) has raised the alert status for Kanlaon volcano from Alert Level 1 (Low Level of Unrest) to Alert Level 2 (Moderate Level of Unrest) on Wednesday, November 15, 2017. The last eruption of this volcano took place in June 2016. Kanlaon Volcano’s seismic monitoring network recorded a
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A severe overnight storm turned roads of towns on the outskirts of Greek capital Athens into raging rivers of mud and debris on November 15, 2017. At least 9 people have been killed and many injured. “Everything is lost, the disaster is biblical,” authorities said. Severe weather is expected to continue over most of the country and peak on
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Life. It’s the one thing that, so far, makes Earth unique among the thousands of other planets we’ve discovered. Since the fall of 1997, NASA satellites have continuously and globally observed all plant life at the surface of the land and ocean. During the week of November 13 – 17, NASA is sharing stories and
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A sonic boom was heard and felt across North Alabama shortly after 13:40 CST (19:40 UTC) on November 14, 2017. At this time, there is still no official explanation. Numerous Alabamians, primarily from Blount, Jefferson, Walker, Cullman, Talladega, Calhoun, Clay, Winston, Randolph, Tuscaloosa, and St. Clair counties took to Twitter to report the event shook their
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At least 25 people have been injured after severe storm accompanied by a tornado caused extensive damage to homes, vehicles and farms in southwestern Turkey late Monday into Tuesday (local time), November 14, 2017. The storm destroyed numerous roofs and uprooted trees, particularly in areas close to the coastline. The worst affected were Antalya province’s districts of Kaş,
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An international team of scientists, led by British Antarctic Survey (BAS), has produced a new map showing how much heat from the Earth’s interior is reaching the base of the Antarctic Ice Sheet. The map was published Monday, November 13, 2017, in the journal Geophysical Research Letters. The team has produced the most up to date, accurate
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First significant snowfall of the season and hurricane-force Bura winds are causing traffic chaos on roads and highways in parts of Slovenia and Croatia on Monday, November 13, 2017. Wind gusts up to 150 km/h (93 mph) were measured today and up to 210 km/h (130 mph) are in the forecast for tomorrow. Drivers were caught unprepared
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The emerging new physics myth of quark fusion is far more complicated than the myth of thermonuclear furnace that believed to exist at the core of our star. However, the fantasy notion of quark fusion is supposed to involve the fusion of elementary particles known as quarks. These elementary particles (quarks) are considered to be
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Heavy rain and floods that hit Bangladesh this year have hurt prospects for rice area and production in the nation, forcing the country to brace itself for another season of highly probable less productive rice season. Bangladesh, once major rice produced, has become a major rice importer. According to data provided by Global Agricultural Information Network (GAIN), the Foreign
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Using hundreds of satellite radar images the team, working with Geomatic Ventures Limited (GVL), an innovative University spin-out company, created a complete map of mainland Scotland. The map covers a two-year period from 2015 to 2017 and was created using Intermittent Small Baseline (ISBAS) analysis, a novel satellite remote sensing technique. It showed that small
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East Asian summer monsoon (EASM) is one of the most dominant climate systems in East Asia. The anomalous EASM can cause extremely high temperatures, floods or drought. And the El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO), the dominating mode in the tropical Pacific, is the most important factor affecting EASM. Understanding the processes for interannual to interdecadal variability
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Researchers from the University of Calgary and their international colleagues have discovered the meteorite remnants from a large fireball that illuminated British Columbia, Canada at 05:11 UTC on September 5, 2017 (22:11 PDT, September 4). The size of this object was about 1 meter (3.3 feet) and its weight between 1 to 2 tonnes. Experts expect that interested people will