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Belief in global warming dips after cold winter
By Megan GannonLiveScienceAfter an especially cold winter across much of the United States, the American public was slightly less convinced that the planet is heating up, a new survey shows.A majority of Americans, or 63 percent, still believe there is solid evidence that global warmingis real, according to the latest poll from the National Surveys on Energy and Environment (NSEE). That number is...
Thu, 20 Jun 2013 08:14:26 GMT
Tropical storm heads for Mexican coastal oil installations
MEXICO CITY -- Tropical Storm Barry, the second of the Atlantic hurricane season, strengthened as it churned toward Mexico on Wednesday, threatening to bring heavy rains to oil and power installations near the country's Gulf Coast.The Minatitlan oil refinery of state oil monopoly Pemex and the Laguna Verde nuclear power plant, both in Veracruz state, are being monitored closely, said Noemi Zoila, ...
Thu, 20 Jun 2013 05:54:30 GMT
Satellite picture reveals the scar left behind by Moore tornado
The photos and videos taken on the ground after a powerful tornado tore through the Oklahoma City suburb of Moore on May 20 showed the human scale of the destruction. Now a satellite image shows the full scale of the disaster, with the trail of damage the tornado left visible as a scar across the landscape.The twister touched down at 2:56 p.m. CT, 4.4 miles (7.1 kilometers) west of the town of...
Thu, 20 Jun 2013 03:53:25 GMT
Monsoon floods force thousands to flee in India
'Extreme' Arizona wildfire burns 5,000 acres in just 7 hours
Hundreds of people were evacuated in Arizona on Tuesday after a wind-whipped wildfire spread across 5,000 acres in just seven hours.More than 300 firefighters, along with multiple helicopters and aircraft, moved in to tackle the extreme blaze which started in remote, rugged terrain on the east side of Granite Mountain near Prescott, Arizona, officials said.Authorities told The Associated Press...
Wed, 19 Jun 2013 14:40:09 GMT