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Exposure to cosmic radiation in the plane Exposure increases with altitude, since the atmosphere absorbs part of the cosmic radiation. It also depends on the plane's route. As to the dose received, this of course varies with the duration of the flight. Members of flight crews are therefore more subject to exposure than occasional travellers. Exposure increases with altitude
quake.crowe.co.nz earthquake.usgs.gov This event has been reviewed by a seismologist. Magnitude 6.6 Date-Time Monday, April 18, 2011 at 13:03:03 UTC Tuesday, April 19, 2011 at 01:03:03 AM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 34.349°S, 179.854°E Depth 90.7 km (56.4 miles) set by location program Region SOUTH OF THE KERMADEC ISLANDS Distances 323 km (200 miles) SSW of L’Esperance Rock, Kermadec Islands 527 km (327 miles) NNE of Gisborne, New Zealand 552 km (342 miles) ENE of Auckland, New Zealand 910 km (565 miles) NNE of WELLINGTON, New Zealand Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 4.9 km (3.0 miles); depth fixed by location program Parameters NST=422, Nph=421, Dmin=383.5 km, Rmss=1.07 sec, Gp= 29°, M-type=centroid moment magnitude (Mw), Version=G Source USGS NEIC (WDCS-D) Event ID usc0002ty7 <p style="text-align:right;color:#A8A8A8"></p>
(Page 4 of 4) Created on : July 06, 2010 Last Updated : November 02, 2010 fully descended the EPA released data that benzene levels in New Orleans had rocketed to 3,000 parts per billion.
by Terrence Aym Created on : July 06, 2010 Last Updated : November 02, 2010
(NaturalNews) The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) continues to release new data showing that various milk and water supply samples from across the US are testing increasingly high for radioactive elements such as Iodine-131, Cesium-134, and Cesium-137, all of which are being emitted from the ongoing Fukushima Daiichia nuclear fallout. As of April 10, 2011, 23 US water supplies have tested positive for radioactive Iodine-131 ( http://opendata.socrata.com/w/4ig7-9eqd/y34g-bnf3?cur=TgjW3mRumyl&fro... ), and worst of all, milk samples from at least three US locations have tested positive for Iodine-131 at levels exceeding EPA maximum containment levels (MCL) ( http://opendata.socrata.com/w/pkfj-5jsd/y34g-bnf3?cur=w_bE5ToS3hx&fro... ), and in once case more than 2000 percent higher than MCL, cumulatively. As far as the water supplies are concerned, it is important to note that the EPA is only testing for radioactive Iodine-131.
(NaturalNews) Here's an updated timeline of the mysterious animal deaths now happening around the world. Conventional explanations for these deaths now border on the outlandish: A bird die-off event in Romania is now being blamed on "drunkenness," for example. Here's the updated list through January 14, 2011, in reverse date order: 01.14.11 - 200 cows found dead in Wisconsin, allegedly caused by a virus http://www.wsaw.com/news/headlines/Dead_Cows_Found_in_Portage_County_...
Apr. 11, 2011 — The Antarctic Peninsula has warmed rapidly for the last half-century or more, and recent studies have shown that an adjacent area, continental West Antarctica, has steadily warmed for at least 30 years, but scientists haven't been sure why. New University of Washington research shows that rising sea surface temperatures in the area of the Pacific Ocean along the equator and near the International Date Line drive atmospheric circulation that has caused some of the largest shifts in Antarctic climate in recent decades. The warmer water generates rising air that creates a large wave structure in the atmosphere called a Rossby wave train, which brings warmer temperatures to West Antarctica during winter and spring.
MEXICO CITY — Apolinario Chile Pixtun is tired of being bombarded with frantic questions about the Mayan calendar supposedly "running out" on Dec. 21, 2012. After all, it's not the end of the world. Or is it? Definitely not, the Mayan elder insists.
But last year, 98 percent of cassava chips exported from Thailand, the world’s largest cassava exporter , went to just one place and almost all for one purpose: to China to make biofuel. Driven by new demand, Thai exports of cassava chips have increased nearly fourfold since 2008, and the price of cassava has roughly doubled. Each year, an ever larger portion of the world’s crops — cassava and corn, sugar and palm oil — is being diverted for as developed countries pass laws mandating greater use of nonfossil fuels and as emerging powerhouses like China seek new sources of energy to keep their cars and industries running. Cassava is a relatively new entrant in the biofuel stream. But with rising sharply in recent months, many experts are calling on countries to scale back their headlong rush into green fuel development, arguing that the combination of ambitious biofuel targets and mediocre harvests of some crucial crops is contributing to high prices, hunger and political instability.
3 April 2011 Last updated at 13:01 ET San Rafael Glacier in Patagonia, one of the 270 glaciers included in this study, has retreated about 8km since the peak of the 'Little Ice Age' Melting mountain glaciers are making sea levels rise faster now than at any time in the last 350 years, according to new research. Universities at Aberystwyth, Exeter and Stockholm looked at longer timescales than usual for their study. They mapped changes in 270 of the largest glaciers between Chile and Argentina since the "Little Ice Age". Studies showed glaciers have lost volume on average "10 to 100 times faster" in the last 30 years.
By Daily Mail Reporter UPDATED: 22:28 GMT, 4 April 2011 It's enough to put you off paddling for life. Fishermen in Vilano Beach, Florida, woke up to a red sea this morning after it was invaded by tens of thousands of wriggling bristle worms. The sea seethed with the slimy creatures, which appeared after what scientists called a 'classic mating frenzy'.
bremmermandrake wrote: If they think the water is going to rise why would they keep building on the water front,why not build levees on all the water front now, rather then spend billions later. not to mention the loss of life. That's a good question.
The Yellowstone supervolcano is a very dangerous issue. I watched this pretty nice movie on it -- was half documentary, half movie -- awhile ago too. Though, when Yellowstone goes off, anything in the tristate area will be wiped out by the gasses that come like an avalanche... Then most of the US will experience rain made of ash (breathe it in, it turns into concrete in your lungs, it's so dense, that no house can withstand it either).
by Piers Corbyn Created on : February 09, 2011 Last Updated : February 12, 2011 This article is interesting stuff but over the top; and I suggest the spin from bodies such as NASA, while not undervaluing their data, is more connected with spin for funding rather than connected with the spin of the Earth. It says: "The Earth's northern magnetic pole was moving towards Russia at a rate of about five miles annually. That progression to the East had been happening for decades. Suddenly, in the past decade the rate sped up.
by Terrence Aym Created on : February 04, 2011 Last Updated : February 06, 2011 NASA has been warning about it…scientific papers have been written about it…geologists have seen its traces in rock strata and ice core samples… Now "it" is here: an unstoppable magnetic pole shift that has sped up and is causing life-threatening havoc with the world's weather. Forget about global warming —man-made or natural—what drives planetary weather patterns is the climate and what drives the climate is the sun's magnetosphere and its electromagnetic interaction with a planet's own magnetic field. When the field shifts, when it fluctuates, when it goes into flux and begins to become unstable anything can happen.