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Predicting when lightning will strike

When something is unlikely to happen, people often say that there is a greater chance of being struck by lightning. The fact is however that lightning does strike, and is one of the leading weather-related ...

Aug 22, 2013
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NASA image: Fires in Idaho and Montana

Fires that started in July continue on in late August in Idaho and Montana. Actively burning areas, detected by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer's (MODIS) thermal bands, are outlined in red.

Aug 21, 2013
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NASA image: Fires sweep through Madeira

Fires have been burning out of control on the Portuguese island of Madeira. The fire that broke out in the early hours of the morning on August 16, 2013 above the village of Monte became stronger towards ...

Aug 19, 2013
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NASA image: Wildfires in central Canada

Wildfires continue to be a problem in Canada. Currently in the central region, including the Northern Territories, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba, numerous fires were spotted by the Aqua satellite on ...

Aug 13, 2013
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