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Great canyon discovered under Greenland Ice Sheet

Great canyon discovered under Greenland Ice Sheet Sat, 31 Aug, 2013

Scientists have discovered a hidden canyon in Greenland that is 750 kilometers long and as deep as the Grand Canyon in the United States.
Liquid ammonia leak kills at least 15 in China

Liquid ammonia leak kills at least 15 in China Sat, 31 Aug, 2013

A liquid ammonia leak from a refrigeration unit in China's commercial hub of Shanghai killed at least 11 people on Saturday, the official Xinhua news agency said.
At least 4 reportedly killed after earthquake hits China

At least 4 reportedly killed after earthquake hits China Sat, 31 Aug, 2013

An earthquake has hit a remote mountainous part of southwest China near the popular tourist area of Shangri-La, triggering landslides that killed have killed at least 4 people and injured 10 others. 
Life on Earth ‘may have begun on Mars’

Life on Earth ‘may have begun on Mars’ Thu, 29 Aug, 2013

Life on Earth may have started on Mars and been blasted onto our planet by meteorites or volcanic eruptions, a major scientific conference has heard.
Measles-like virus linked to dolphin deaths along US east coast

Measles-like virus linked to dolphin deaths along US east coast Wed, 28 Aug, 2013

A virus that is similar to measles in humans is suspected of killing hundreds of Atlantic bottlenose dolphins since July, US officials said Tuesday. 
Teenager dies of bubonic plague after eating infected barbecued meat

Teenager dies of bubonic plague after eating infected barbecued meat Tue, 27 Aug, 2013

A Kyrgyzstan boy died from bubonic plague nine days after eating barbecued marmot, a health official said, giving assurances "there will be no plague epidemic."
Yosemite wildfires threaten California towns

Yosemite wildfires threaten California towns Mon, 26 Aug, 2013

A massive wildfire in the western U.S. state of California is raging out of control and threatening one of the country's best known national parks.
California wildfire reaches Yosemite National Park

California wildfire reaches Yosemite National Park Sat, 24 Aug, 2013

The massive Rim Fire, which since Saturday has been quickly burning though eastern central California, reached a remote section of Yosemite National Park Friday, while firefighters battled to save the Sierra Nevada foothill towns of Pine Mountain Lake, Lake Mather and Groveland.
Taiwan braces for Tropical Storm Trami

Taiwan braces for Tropical Storm Trami Wed, 21 Aug, 2013

Tropical Storm Trami was centered 210 kilometers east of Taipei as of 11 a.m. Wednesday and was expected to dump at least 350 mm of rain in most parts of Taiwan between noon Wednesday and noon Thursday, according to the Central Weather Bureau.
Fukushima radiation leak 'a serious incident'

Fukushima radiation leak 'a serious incident' Wed, 21 Aug, 2013

Japan has raised the severity of the latest leak at the Fukushima nuclear plant, now describing it as a "serious radiation incident"
Radioactive water leak at Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant

Radioactive water leak at Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant Tue, 20 Aug, 2013

The operator of Japan's tsunami-crippled nuclear power plant has said that about 300 tons of highly radioactive water have leaked from one of the hundreds of storage tanks there — its worst leak yet from one of the vessels. 
Heavy rains, floods batter Philippines

Heavy rains, floods batter Philippines Tue, 20 Aug, 2013

Heavy monsoon rains are pounding the Philippine capital Manila and surrounding areas for a second straight day, flooding streets and shutting down financial markets and government offices.
Volcano in southern Japan erupts

Volcano in southern Japan erupts Mon, 19 Aug, 2013

A volcano in southern Japan has erupted, creating a spectacular plume of ash 3.1 miles high.
Thousands evacuated across Russia's flood-hit Far East

Thousands evacuated across Russia's flood-hit Far East Sun, 18 Aug, 2013

As many as 100,000 people may be evacuated from their homes near Russia's border with China if the region's biggest floods for 120 years get worse, Russian media reported on Saturday. 
27 dead, 41 missing at wedding party during floods in Yemen

27 dead, 41 missing at wedding party during floods in Yemen Sat, 17 Aug, 2013

At least 27 people died and more than 41 are missing after a wedding party was swept away while they were driving across a valley flooded by monsoon rains in southern Yemen, local officials say.

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