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Earthquake Reportings and Odd Weather Around the World

Earthquake Reportings and odd weather occurrences around the world. As global warming is increasing so is the strange weather. Here is an example of the latest story

Scientists searching for extraterrestrial life might want to start digging under a Martian mountain three times as high as Mount Everest.

Liquid water likely once sloshed beneath the 15-mile-high Olympus Mons, and may still be there today. Because the mountain is volcanic, the water could be warm and friendly to life.

“Olympus Mons is a favored place to find ongoing life on Mars,” said geophysicist Patrick McGovern of Houston’s Lunar and Planetary Institute, lead author of a study in Geology in February. “An environment that’s warm and wet, and protected from adverse surface conditions, is a great place to start looking.”

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Czech leader joins meeting of climate deniers

By George Marshall, founder of the Climate Outreach Information Network

It is billed as the largest ever gathering of climate change deniers, a convention that kicked off last night with a title suggesting global warming is a thing of the past, and a guest list that includes a hurricane forecaster, a retired astronaut and a sitting European president.

Entitled Global Warming: Was It Ever Really a Crisis? and featuring some of the most prominent naysayers in the climate change debate, this week's conference in New York sets out to escalate its confrontation with the scientific establishment, the vast majority of whose members subscribe to the view that humans are the principal cause of climate change.

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What Invasive Species Are Trying to Tell Us

Walking snakeheads, carnivorous snails, and the superpredator from the reef: The invasion has begun. By Julia Whitty

Les Gibson takes me out to teach me how to hunt, which is what he calls fishing. Despite the fact that every public beach in Queensland, Australia, has been periodically closed this season due to blooms of box jellyfish, and despite the fearsome saltwater crocodiles living here, Les strides confidently into the bay with a pair of 10-foot-long bamboo spears and his wooden woomera, the multipurpose Aboriginal atlatl, or spear-thrower.

When I ask him if he worries about jellyfish, he tells me Aborigines have a cure for the venom. Do scientists know about this cure? I ask. No, he says, they never ask us anything.

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Rocket (Fuel) Man

In the Senate, Richard Bryan worked to safeguard Nevada's water supply. Then he became a lobbyist for the chemical firms that contaminated it. By David Corn

A decade ago, Nevada's congressional delegation won a grant from the Environmental Protection Agency to fund drinking-water improvements in rural areas of the state. The aim was to ensure the water supply in these locales was free of dangerous levels of various chemicals, including the rocket-fuel additive perchlorate, a potential health hazard. The amount of money was modest—$12.5 million—but that didn't stop the state's federal legislators from crowing about their accomplishment. Richard Bryan, one of Nevada's two Democratic senators at the time, proudly declared that Nevadans had a right "to safe, clean drinking water."

Ten years later, Bryan was a lobbyist for manufacturers of perchlorate.

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Iridium Satellite Collision

A U.S. Iridium telecommunications satellite and a Russian satellite that was no longer in operation collided over Siberia on Feb 10, announced Wednesday a spokesman for the NASA.

The collision, which is a first in history, involved a satellite belonging to the company Iridium Satellite LLC and a "not operational" Russian telecommunications device .

"The incident occurred Tuesday on a low Earth orbit, about 500 miles over Siberia, "said Lieutenant Colonel Kodlick The U.S. Strategic Command.

"We believe that this is the first time two devices come into collision in orbit," he said.

The Iridium 33 (NORAD ID 24946) was launched in 1997 and was reported to be operational.

The Russian device was the Cosmos 2251 (NORAD ID 22675), a communication relay satellite, launched in 1993, that was no more operational.

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Partial Solar Eclipse in India on Monday, January 26, 2009

As the country celebrates Republic Day on Monday, a partial solar eclipse will occur in the afternoon when the moon will pass directly between the earth and the sun.

The partial phase of the eclipse will be visible in southern India, the eastern coastal belt, most of north-east, Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Lakshadweep, Director of Nehru Planetarium N Rathnashree said.

The eclipse will be annular in regions covering south of Africa, Antarctica, South East Asia and Australia.

Annular solar eclipse occurs when the moon is farther from the earth than normal in its elliptical orbit and hence, its apparent size is not sufficient to cover the sun completely, Director of Science Popularisation Association of Communicators and Educators (SPACE) C B Devgun told PTI.

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Alaska Earthquake

According to several sources like The Anchorage Daily News or the The Post Chronicle, an earthquake with a magnitude of 5.73 hit South-central Alaska at at 9:09 a.m this morning.

The information was confirmed by the Alaska Earthquake Information Center at the University of Alaska (Fairbanks).

The quake’s epicenter was 162 miles SW of Anchorage.
The quake occurred at Latitude 59.3888, Longitude -152.8107, at a depth of 62 miles. No injury nor damage were reported.

The AEIC, which monitor all seismic activities across Alaska, is reporting more than 20,000 earthquakes each year, and 20 just for today but ranking from micro ( Read more »

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President Has Four Years To Save Earth

According to Dr James Hansen, President Barack Obama has only four years to save the world. That is the stark assessment of Nasa scientist and leading climate expert Jim Hansen who last week warned only urgent action by the new president could halt the devastating climate change that now threatens Earth. Crucially, that action will have to be taken within Obama's first administration, he added.

Soaring carbon emissions are already causing ice-cap melting and threaten to trigger global flooding, widespread species loss and major disruptions of weather patterns in the near future. "We cannot afford to put off change any longer," said Hansen. "We have to get on a new path within this new administration. We have only four years left for Obama to set an example to the rest of the world. America must take the lead."

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