M2.2 earthquake shakes eastern New York Counties: Loud boom rattles residents from Putnam to northern Westchester counties

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A 2.2-magnitude earthquake was reported on February 7, 2018. And many residents of Putnam and northern Westchester counties woke up with a bang produced by the minor quake that...

Alaska’s melting permafrost is filled with mercury

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Oh Boy! Alaska's melting permafrost is filled with mercury. And that's no great news! Mercury is bad news for animals, plants, humans, water tables, and whole ecosystems, which is...

Destructive mudslide kills 4 in Tiquipaya, Bolivia where days of rain have left thousands of people homeless, fields underwater and houses destroyed (video and pictures)

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A mudslide has swept over Tiquipaya, a town in central Bolivia, killing four people and badly damaging 15 homes, after  days of rain have left thousands of people homeless,...

Huge sinkhole swallows road on a subway construction site killing 8 people in Foshan, China (video and pictures)

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In China, eight people have died and three more are missing after a major road collapsed on a subway construction site in Guangdong province, killing at least 8 workers...

Eiffel Tower closed as biggest snowfall since 1987 paralyzes Paris, causing a record 700km (430 miles) of traffic jams

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The Eiffel Tower was shuttered to tourists as heavy snowfall snarled traffic in Paris, bringing the City of Light to a standstill on Wednesday. The exceptional snowfall caused chaos...

You Really Should Filter Your Water

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Last year, a good friend of mine caught chronic giardiasis. The diarrhea that resulted was unpredictable, frequently sending him scrambling for a bathroom. For most of the year, that...

Weather anomaly: California bakes as winter temperatures set new records across the state

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Unseasonably warm and dry temperatures blanketed California over the weekend, shattering records across the state and bringing clear blue skies that were expected to linger through next weekend. At...

Extreme water receding at Rushikonda beach in India panics beachgoers

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The sea has receded to about 100 metres exposing all the sharpened stones at Rushikonda Beach, one of the most popular beaches in Visakhapatnam, India on February 4, 2018....

Snow dunes: Second snow in a month covers sand dunes in Sahara desert of Algeria – And the Sahara hoar frost bands are just baffling

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Normally orange-red, the sand dunes around Ain Sefra, Algeria, were covered with a nice layer of white snow on February 5, 2018. This is the second time within a...

Powerful and shallow M6.4 earthquake hits Taiwan, causing hotel to collapse in Hualien and damaging roads, sidewalks and bridges (videos and pictures)

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Taiwan is currently experiencing high seismic activity. On February 4, 2018, a M6.1 earthquake hit the island, causing 80 aftershocks, which resulted in another powerful and shallow M6.4 earthquake Tuesday...

Welcome to Tijuana

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Oups! 70 homes - and still counting - have been dragged and destroyed with paved streets, light poles, water pipes and drainage by a major landslide in Tijuana's Lomas...

Taps run dry in crisis cities from Cape Town to Kabul

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Water scarcity already affects more than 40 percent of the world's population, with one in four people projected to face chronic or recurring shortages by 2050. Cities are at...

The groundhog hath spoken! Welcome to six more weeks of winter

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Every February 2, all eyes turn to a small central Pennsylvania borough as winter-weary Northeasterners await weather guidance from the predictive rodent. On Friday morning, Punxsutawney Phil scurried out...

River in Russia turns biblical blood red and the experts are clueless, terrifying residents in Tyumen (videos and pictures)

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The Molchanka river near the village of Novotarmansk in the Tyumen region has turned a deep shade of red, as footage showed on Wednesday. Experts are clueless, terrifying residents...

Venice without water: Gondolas helplessly abandoned on dried-up canals after water levels are the lowest since records began – and it has not stopped sinking

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Look at that... It's eerie! Exceptionally low tides have drained the lagoon of Venice, leaving Venetian gondolas stranded on dried-up canal banks. Yes, look at these famed Venetian gondolas...

Power cut or Mass extinction? The next global Earth’s magnetic field reversal will have dramatic consequences for life on Earth

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It may come as a shock to many of us, but the Earth’s magnetic poles are on the move and have been for the century or so of detailed...

Impressive fire DEVILs form during wildfires in Randolph, Arizona just like in the best Hollywood movies

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The River Fire near Coolidge, Arizona, produced some extraordinary scenes on Wednesday evening, sprouting multiple fire whirls. This impressive fire devils - a rotating column of hot air and gas...

Water disappears at Playa Balandra in La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico, revealing dry sand as far as eyes can see just a day after the Super Blue Blood...

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The Ocean has disappeared again. This time along one of the most beautiful beach in the world, Playa Balandra, in Baja California Sur, Mexico on February 1, 2018. This...

Shallow M6.0 earthquake hits off Antarctica

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Today morning, at around 11:37am UTC (5:35am eastern time), a strong and shallow M6.0 earthquake hit a few hundred miles off the coast of Antarctica and 265km NE of...

Eruption Fuego volcano in Guatemala: Ashfall, evacuations, dark ash plume rises 1.7km above summit, pyroclastic flows

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This was the first strombolian eruption of Fuego volcano in 2018 in Guatemala... And it was long and powerful! Moderate and constant explosions started in the night of February...