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Western Japan records hottest summer ever

The west of Japan had its hottest ever summer this year, official figures showed Monday after a season in which heatstroke killed dozens and hospitalised tens of thousands nationwide.

Sep 02, 2013
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Drought halts shipping on China's Yangtze

Drought on China's Yangtze river has led to historically low water levels that have forced authorities to halt shipping on the nation's longest waterway, the government and media said Thursday.

May 12, 2011
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Finding the connections to "isolated" wetlands

Most people don't give much thought to water quality – until they find their water lacking. And enjoying the benefits of good beaches, fishing, swimming, canoeing and drinking water is not something that ...

Jul 04, 2013
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Three days, three wild finds

he house-size boulder looked like a good landing site, at least viewed from the maps and satellite images Tim Laman and Conrad Hoskin found online.

Nov 06, 2013
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Image: Orbital view of Mount Huascarán, Peru

The snow-capped mountains running through the centre of this satellite image are part of the Cordillera Blanca – or 'white range' – in South America's Andes. Even though they are part of the typically ...

May 16, 2014
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NASA image: Rim Fire update Sept. 10, 2013

Hot and extremely dry conditions combined with shifting winds and low humidity continue to plague firefighter efforts at the Rim Fire in California. To date over 254,000 acres have been burned. Pockets of ...

Sep 10, 2013
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Gardens used to reduce landslides

With a technology developed at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), the slopes of the roads could become monumental gardens, reducing the number of landslides and isolation between populations.

Sep 25, 2013
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