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North America's Northernmost Lake, Ward Hunt Lake, Affected By Global Warming

Analyses conducted by researchers from Université Laval's Center for Northern Studies reveal that the continent's northernmost lake is affected by climate change.

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In an article to be published in the September 28 edition of Geophysical Research Letters, the international research team led by Université Laval scientists Warwick Vincent and Reinhard Pienitz reports that aquatic life in Ward Hunt Lake, a body of water located on a small island north of Ellesmere Island in the Canadian Arctic, has undergone major transformations within the last two centuries.

Evil Rays

2 Quakes Off Japan, No Tsunami

Two earthquakes struck almost simultaneously off Japan's central coast late Friday, the Japan Meteorological Agency said. No tsunami warning was issued and no damage was reported.

The first quake, with a magnitude of 6.6, struck at 10:41 p.m. and was centered in the Pacific Ocean off Iwo Jima, about 930 miles south of Tokyo.

Another quake with a magnitude of 7.4 occurred off the Mariana Islands around the same time, according to the agency.

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'The Worst Thunderstorm in Memory' for West Virginia town

The storm struck at about 9:15 a.m. Wednesday with intense 60-80 mile an hour winds, pouring rain and golf-ball-size hail. The storm only lasted 45 intense minutes, but early estimates suggest about a half million dollars in damage.

Robin Hobbs house was hit hard by the storm. It uprooted two trees in her backyard and ripped the power lines right out of her house.



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Strong thunderstorms packing hail and winds estimated at between 60-80 mph uprooted trees in a narrow swath of Marion County from Fairview to just north of Rivesville Wednesday night.


"It started as a normal thunderstorm, but then all of a sudden it hit all four sides of the house with hail and rain and lightning," she said.

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Tornado-Like Storm Ravages Northern Warren County, New York

A hot, humid, sunny fall day suddenly turned violent as residents of northern Warren County headed home from work Thursday afternoon.

About 5:30 p.m., a storm from the south brought sudden gusts of wind estimated at 50 to 60 mph, whipping trees, raining pine needles and leaves in Chestertown, snapping off trees, felling some onto power lines and uprooting others. Spurts of heavy rain fell but as suddenly as it came, the storm was over, leaving over 4,000 National Grid customers without power in the county.

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Calif. poisons lake to kill off pike

PORTOLA, Calif.- California wildlife officials dumped 16,000 gallons of a fish poison into a northern Sierra reservoir to kill off the invasive northern pike.

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UK Bluetongue farm family 'hopeful'

The family running a Suffolk farm hit by the UK's first case of bluetongue disease say they are "hopeful" about their future.

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Police have closed the road leading to the farm.

The insect-borne virus, which has killed livestock across Europe, was found in a Highland cow at the Baylham House Rare Breeds Farm, near Ipswich.

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The possible effects of bluetongue disease in Britain

Bluetongue is a mysterious disease, with no suitable vaccine, but there are still reasons for optimism for British farmers, despite the case at a Suffolk farm.

If bluetongue were to take hold in Britain it would change the landscape.



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The virus is of the same type as northern Europe suffers.

Anywhere which has hills dotted with sheep would be devastated. The strain of the disease found at a rare breeds farm in Suffolk has come from northern Europe.

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Bluetongue disease forces restrictions on transport of sheep in eastern Montana

A potentially fatal sheep disease spread by gnats has triggered a quarantine in eastern Montana, preventing ranchers from moving their animals at a time of year when lambs are shipped out, often to Colorado feedlots.

State veterinarian Marty Zaluski's order this week prohibits the transportation of sheep from 16 of Montana's 56 counties. The disease, bluetongue, has been confirmed in tests from eight flocks in six counties, said Lisa Schmidt, spokeswoman for the Montana Department of Livestock.

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Bluetongue disease claims hundreds of deer, antelope in Eastern Montana

Bluetongue, a disease that causes animals to bleed to death internally, is hitting antelope and white-tailed deer in southeastern Montana.

Fish, Wildlife & Parks officials say the disease, which is spread by a biting gnat, has been found in antelope in the Melstone-Sumatra-Ingomar area and white-tailed deer along the Yellowstone River.

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Deluge closes roads in Nevada

The biggest one-day deluge to hit Pahrump in years caused washouts in numerous locations, with a few streets still closed this week.

National Weather Service observer Ren Glover reported 2.7 inches Friday, which is the official total. That brings the yearly rainfall total to 3.15 inches, almost up to the 3.64-inch average annual rainfall for Pahrump through Sept. 30.

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The rain apparently caused a significant sinkholes that closed Parkridge Avenue off Hacienda Street.