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A huge plume of Saharan dust is currently being transported over the Atlantic Ocean. At the same time, several plumes are moving toward southeastern Europe as well as towards the Alps. What scientists working at CAMS (Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service, a part of EU’s Earth Observation Program), called ‘an enormous plume of Saharan dust’ is currently transporting
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The fascinating video, based on data from NASA’s Worldview Data, illustrates the effects of climate change and extreme weather patterns from 2000 through to current day. The extraordinary footage was captured by NASA’s Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument aboard NASA’s Terra and Aqua satellites, which launched in 1999 and 2002. Some of the footage
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The number of homes destroyed by lava has reached 600 since Kilauea started erupting on May 3, 2018, marking its most destructive eruption in modern times and the most destructive in the United States since the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens.  The number surpasses by far the 215 structures destroyed during Kilauea’s earlier eruption cycle that began
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Nasa confirmed it had uncovered various “organic compounds” and renewed hope for Curiosity’s search for life on Mars. The shocking discovery of molecules preserved in ancient bedrock suggest conditions on the Red Planet may once have housed life. Utrecht University astrobiologist Inge Loes ten Kate said: “The question of whether life might have originated or
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A seismic swarm has been detected under Parinacota stratovolcano along the Chile-Bolivia border on June 6, 2018, Sernageomin reports. There are no known historical eruptions of this volcano. However, Helium surface-exposure dates have been obtained for eruptions during the past 2 000 years. The swarm started at 21:03 UTC and consisted of 90 VT (volcano-tectonic) earthquakes
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Crops across the Canadian Maritimes sustained widespread damage after a sharp plunge in spring temperatures caused unusual ‘killer’ frost. On the same day, a rare June snow accompanied by frigid wind chills hit Newfoundland. Environmental Canada issued yet another frost advisory for early June 7 in all of Atlantic Canada. Everything from Nova Scotian wine grapes to Island