Monthly Archives: June 2011

Death in the skies: 15 killed by lightning strikes in Nigeria – 18 die in Uganda

June 29, 2011 – NIGERIA – Authorities say 15 people in northeastern Nigeria have died from lightning strikes after strong thunderstorms swept through the region’s rural pasturelands. A spokesman for Nigeria’s National Emergency Management Agency said Wednesday the deaths occurred … Continue reading

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Chile’s Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcanic eruption may cool planet’s atmosphere

June 29, 2011 – CHILE – The volcanic eruption in Chile has eased for the first time in more than three weeks allowing evacuated residents to return to their homes. Airborne ash from the volcano in Chile’s Puyehue-Cordon Caulle chain, … Continue reading

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By the numbers- the deadliest tornado season in the U.S. in 50 years

June 29, 2011 – JOPLIN, MO – Year-to-date, tornadoes have killed more than 500 people. That’s seven times the average, making this the deadliest tornado season in more than half a century. “The country’s warning system was absolutely as good … Continue reading

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Avalanches or is the Mount Rainer volcano waking up?

June 29, 2011 – SEATTLE, WA – Some of the biggest rock avalanches in years have been roaring off Mount Rainier over the past several days, kicking up billowing clouds of dust and propelling rivers of muddy debris nearly two … Continue reading

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Tropical Storm Arlene forms in the Gulf of Mexico

June 29, 2011 – GULF OF MEXICO – A disturbance in the southern Gulf of Mexico has become a tropical storm and is expected to affect northeastern Mexico, the National Hurricane Center said Tuesday. Tropical Storm Arlene is the first … Continue reading

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Tons of radioactive water leaking from crippled Japanese nuclear power plant

June 28, 2011 – JAPAN – Tons of radioactive water were discovered on Tuesday to have leaked into the ground from Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant, the latest in a series of leaks at the plant damaged in a March earthquake … Continue reading

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Antarctica’s Pine Island Glacier melting from below twice as fast as perviously thought

June 28, 2011 – ANTARCTICA – Stronger ocean currents beneath West Antarctica’s Pine Island Glacier Ice Shelf are eroding the ice from below, speeding the melting of the glacier as a whole, according to a new study in Nature Geoscience. … Continue reading

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