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Amazon at lowest level in 40 years

The Amazon, the world’s biggest river, is at its lowest level in over 40 years near its source in northeastern Peru, causing havoc in a region where it is used as the only form of travel, authorities said. According to

Earl approaches North Carolina

MIAMI – A hurricane warning has been issued for the North Carolina coast as powerful Hurricane Earl approaches the East Coast. Also, a hurricane watch has been extended into Delaware on Wednesday. Please follow and like us:

Earl forces evacuations in North Carolina

Evacuations will begin today in part of North Carolina as Hurricane Earl gathered steam in the Atlantic, threatening East Coast residents and Labor Day weekend travelers. Federal officials warned of more possible evacuations. The storm’s uncertain track and high speed

Hurricane Earl heads for US Coast

PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos – Islanders wary of a possible blow from powerful Hurricane Earl pulled boats ashore and packed supermarkets on the Turks and Caicos on Tuesday as the Category 4 storm howled over open seas toward the eastern

Tiny Antarctic creatures hint at sea level rise

Tiny marine creatures found on the seabed on opposite sides of the vast West Antarctic ice sheet give a strong hint of the risks of sea level rise caused by climate change, scientists said Tuesday. The discovery of very similar

Hurricane Earl strengthens, could swipe U.S. coast

MIAMI (Reuters) – Hurricane Earl strengthened into a major Category 3 storm on Monday as it lashed the northeast Caribbean islands on a track that could swipe the U.S. East Coast in the next few days, the U.S. National Hurricane

Hurricane Danielle strengthens to Category Four

MIAMI (AFP) – Hurricane Danielle, the strongest storm of the Atlantic season, surged to Category Four intensity Friday, with sustained winds of 135 miles (215 kilometers) per hour, the US National Hurricane Center said. “Danielle is a Category Four hurricane

Hurricane Frank heads out to Pacific, leaves four dead in Mexico

MIAMI (AFP) – Tropical Storm Frank strengthened into the third Pacific hurricane of the 2010 season on Wednesday, veering west after soaking Mexico’s southern coast, where heavy rains left four dead. Hurricane Frank packed winds of up to 75 miles

8,000 evacuated as Galeras erupts

Colombian officials have raised the alert on the Galeras volcano to “red,” the highest level, and ordered the evacuation of 8,000 people after a small dawn eruption. The small eruption, which was not an explosion, occurred at 4:00 am (local

Hurricane Danielle strengthening in Atlantic

MIAMI – Hurricane Danielle has strengthened a little as it swirls far out over the Atlantic. Danielle’s maximum sustained winds increased Wednesday to near 85 mph (140 kph). Additional strengthening is expected over the next two days. Please follow and

Large Earthquake hits off Mexico

A 6.4-magnitude earthquake hit off the west coast of Mexico today, striking 283km from the town of Cihuatlan in the state of Jalisco, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said. The quake struck at 9.11pm local time (12.11pm AEST) at a

Thousands of dead fish reported at mouth of Mississippi

Thousands of fish have turned up dead at the mouth of Mississippi River, prompting authorities to check whether oil was the cause of mass death, local media reports said Monday. The fish were found Sunday floating on the surface of