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Observers News: “Heat Wave” hits Western Europe

Observers News: “Heat Wave” hits Western Europe

July 27, – Europe is in the grips of a sweltering heatwave as temperatures have soared across the continent. From London to Berlin, meteorologists say the heat won’t be letting up anytime soon. The warm weather has scorched countries across Europe, especially the United Kingdom, which is enduring its longest heatwave in seven years.   […]

July 26, 2013 | By More
Air pollution kills over two million people each year

Air pollution kills over two million people each year

July 21, – A study, published in the journal Environmental Research Letters, has estimated that around 470,000 people die each year because of human-caused increase in ozone, Xinhua reported. Human-caused outdoor air pollution may be responsible for over two million deaths worldwide – a large number of them in South Asia and East Asia – […]

July 20, 2013 | By More
Environment: How 100 Degrees Does a Number on You

Environment: How 100 Degrees Does a Number on You

July 18, – These brutally high temperatures have spread beyond the nation’s well-known summer ovens, with the heat wave—technically defined as three days in a row with temperatures topping 90 degrees—hitting traditionally cooler parts of the country, like the Northwest, and baking the northeast well into Canada. The heat wave of 2013 continues. This week […]

July 18, 2013 | By More
Man Vs Shark- Man Wrestles 7-Foot Shark to Nantucket Beach

Man Vs Shark- Man Wrestles 7-Foot Shark to Nantucket Beach

July 18, -24-year-old Sudal said he has caught-and-released a hundred sharks over the past eight months, the majority of them in Florida. “They have a lot more sharks down there than in Nantucket,” he said. Sudal spent 45 minutes writhing in the Nantucket surf with a seven-foot (two-meter) sandbar shark. Eventually, he got the animal […]

July 18, 2013 | By More
Temperatures shoot beyond 50 degrees Celsius in UAE

Temperatures shoot beyond 50 degrees Celsius in UAE

July 09, Dubai: The temperature shot up to beyond 50 degrees Celsius on Tuesday in some parts of the country, forcing people to take refuge in air-conditioned environments after midday. The sizzling temperatures are expected to continue with hot, hazy and humid conditions, particularly in coastal areas, on Wednesday — the first day of Ramadan. […]

July 9, 2013 | By More
Despite risk, Japanese nuclear operators seek to restart power plants

Despite risk, Japanese nuclear operators seek to restart power plants

July 08, – The move, announced by the four nuclear operators on Monday, is seen as the first step toward Japan returning to the use of power in a big way since the meltdowns at the Fukushima Daiichi power station in March 2011. Prior to the disaster, in which all but two of the country’s […]

July 8, 2013 | By More
Global warming: Climate change could enable Arctic seaway

Global warming: Climate change could enable Arctic seaway

June 29, AP – Four centuries later, a number of ships have begun navigating the icy route between Europe and Asia. The vessels weigh anchor each summer when Arctic ice is at its thinnest, hoping to pave the way for further ships in the years ahead. As global warming thaws sea ice, the maritime route […]

June 29, 2013 | By More
Heavy rains, flood hit Brazil’s Iguazu Falls Park

Heavy rains, flood hit Brazil’s Iguazu Falls Park

June 28, AP – FOZ DO IGUAZU, Brazil (AP) — The rains have forced park officials to temporarily close the Garganta Do Diabo, or Devil’s Throat. The walkway on the Brazilian side of the falls allows visitors to be surrounded by water with a deep abyss below. The majestic Iguazu Falls that straddle the border […]

June 28, 2013 | By More
NASA telescope IRIS launched to unlock Sun’s secrets

NASA telescope IRIS launched to unlock Sun’s secrets

June 28, AP – A small telescope has been launched on a mission to determine how the sun heats up its atmosphere. The findings could help understand how solar storms disrupt telecommunications on Earth. NASA launched the Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph, IRIS, on a mission to find out how the sun heats its atmosphere to […]

June 28, 2013 | By More
Asia-Pacific Nations face serious lack of water security

Asia-Pacific Nations face serious lack of water security

Water, more than any other resource, knows no borders. According to the UN, 148 countries worldwide share a river basin. But, water is a limited commodity. That’s why water cooperation is key to security, poverty eradication, and to social and gender equality. More than three-quarters of Asia-Pacific countries are experiencing a serious lack of water […]

June 25, 2013 | By More