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Small earthquake shakes Peru

An earthquake registering 5.8 on the Richter scale shook southeastern Peru early Tuesday apparently causing no injuries, officials said.

Police confirmed reports a bridge some 450 miles from Lima collapsed during the tremor, El Comercio newspaper reported online.

Cloud Lightning

Hurricane Bertha shifts direction

MIAMI, Florida -- Hurricane Bertha -- the first hurricane of the 2008 Atlantic season -- began a shift in direction Tuesday morning, a day after growing to Category 3 status, according to the National Hurricane Center.


Dry, hot weather threatens California fire gains

LOS ANGELES - A day of gains on the California firelines could be giving way to days of trouble. The return of some residents to their homes Monday marked progress against the siege of wildfires, but forecasters warned that weather is turning the advantage back in favor of the flames.

Alarm Clock

Zimbabwe Conservationists Predict "Catastrophe" Over Upsurge in Poaching

"Hungry ZANU PF Militias Poach Wildlife To Survive"

An environmental catastrophe is looming in most wildlife protected areas in Matabeleland North due to an upsurge in poaching activities by ZANU-PF [Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front] militias camped at bases throughout the province, it has been learnt.

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UK: Lancashire hit by freak weather

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Shaun Kearns was fishing at Bickerstaffe when he took this picture

Evening Post readers were quick to capture dramatic pictures of freak weather in the sky above Merseyside and Lancashire.

Violent downpours resulted in the formation of a funnel cloud - a tornado which does not touch the ground - which was spotted at around 2.30pm on Sunday.


Solving The Mystery Of The Disappearing Honey Bee

Albert Einstein once predicted that if bees were to disappear, man would follow only a few years later. Indeed, researchers need to find a solution to this worldwide bee problem very soon to insure that his theory is not put to a test.

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First Hurricane of 2008 forms in distant Atlantic

Miami - The first hurricane of the 2008 Atlantic storm season formed on Monday, hundreds of miles (kilometers) away from the United States and the Caribbean islands, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said.

The Miami-based center said it was still too early to determine whether Hurricane Bertha would hit any land, as computer models showed it would eventually start curving to the northwest and then to the north, possibly taking it near Bermuda.



US: On Plum Island, scientists track a tiny sparrow in hopes of saving the marshes

An elusive, palm-sized bird that spends its entire life in marshlands may help scientists unravel a mystery that, they say, could have profound implications for a lot of other creatures.

Bizarro Earth

Australian climate report like 'disaster novel': minister

SYDNEY - Heatwaves, less rain and increased drought are the likely prospect for Australia, according to a new report on climate change which the agriculture minister said read like a "disaster novel".

Alarm Clock

US: Fewer bees buzzing in Iowa

SIBLEY -- Honey bees are dying in Iowa and throughout the nation, and no one understands why.

Researchers are scrambling to understand the mystery but no solution seems imminent, leaving fruit growers and beekeepers unsure what to do.