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Vancouver: Thursday tied for coldest June day on record

Residents across the Lower Mainland shivered in their flip-flops Thursday as wet, wintry weather brought one of the coldest June days on record.


Flashback Unlocking the mystery of 'Earthquake Clouds' - how they form and why - Are they accurate in prediction?

'Earthquake Clouds'- For years, considered a mystery to science with an unknown form of genesis, strange cloud formations have been thought to precede earthquakes. Even ancient Chinese and Italians were aware of unique clouds that gave sign preceding large earthquakes. Sudden formation of long 'snakes' in the sky, where prior was clear and blue, where the deep earth warns in the sky above - how can this be? Modern science of earthquake genesis, called 'brittle fracture theory', is sudden fracture of a fault. Yet these clouds form days before earthquakes. How?

This article will reveal the true mechanism to how, why, and the physics of what causes 'earthquake clouds' - or a proper definition 'Earth Transient Clouds (ETrC). This phenomenon will also demonstrate how popular 'brittle fracture theory' continues to crumble as a feasible argument in how earthquakes really occur. However, 'Earthquake Clouds' are not reliable precursors - this too will be explained & why.

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"Earth Transient Cloud" type ETrC3


Strong earthquake hits northern Taiwan

Officials say a 6.0 magnitude earthquake has struck northern Taiwan, rattling buildings, but causing no damage or casualties.

The Central Weather Bureau says the quake struck 12 miles (20 kilometers) north of the northeastern city of Ilan at 12:59 a.m. Monday.

Ilan is about 44 miles east of the capital of Taipei.

The CWS says this latest quake is not related to the 6.4 magnitude temblor that struck in the Pacific Ocean off of southern Taiwan on Sunday.

Cloud Lightning

Australia Had Driest May on Record, National Forecaster Says

Australia, trying to recover from its worst drought on record, had its driest May ever and large parts of the nation had severe rainfall deficiencies during southern hemisphere autumn, the Bureau of Meteorology said.

Cloud Lightning

Belize: Tropical Storm Arthur brings devastation and deluge

Belizeans were taken by surprise as the 2008 Hurricane Season's first storm in the Atlantic Basin; Tropical Storm Arthur formed Saturday. Churning up incessant rains and flash floods, the storm wreaked havoc across the nation. Up to press time, five persons had succumbed to the storm's wrath and two more had been reported missing in what is being cited as the worst natural disaster in Belize's modern history.

Cloud Lightning

US: Storms pop up in Plains as forecasters sound alarm

OMAHA, Nebraska - Tornadoes dropped onto the Great Plains on Thursday after forecasters had warned of a potentially historic outbreak, doing little harm early on but spooking a pair of circus elephants in Kansas that escaped their enclosure.

Bizarro Earth

Natural Disasters Up More Than 400 Percent in Two Decades

The number of natural disasters around the world has increased by more than four times in the last 20 years, according to a report released by the British charity Oxfam. Oxfam analyzed data from the Red Cross, United Nations and researchers at Louvain University in Belgium. It found that the earth is currently experiencing approximately 500 natural disasters per year, compared with 120 per year in the early 1980s. The number of weather-related disasters in 2006 was 240, compared with 60 in 1980.

At the same time, the number of geologically related natural disasters has held steady. Oxfam has attributed the increasing disaster rate to global warming.

Bizarro Earth

Stung by losses, nation's beekeepers try to rebuild

"I can't raise enough queens; I turn down orders every day,"

Clint Walker Bees
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Clint Walker, a central Texas beekeeper

In the woods and rolling farmland of Central Texas, Clint Walker is breeding queen bees.

Stashed in nondescript boxes underneath a stand of trees, the bees could be easily missed.

But the queens are a lifeline for Walker and other commercial beekeepers, who are furiously trying to replenish their depleted hives.

Bizarro Earth

Aftershock Rumbles Across Southern Illinois

ALLENDALE -- The U.S. Geological Survey says a 3.6-magnitude earthquake rumbled across southern Illinois.

The quake at about 2:15 a.m. was centered in Allendale, which is in southeast Illinois near the Indiana border.

Geophysicist Julie Martinez says it was an aftershock to the 5.2-magnitude temblor on April 18th near West Salem.

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Water crisis to be biggest world risk; worse than food shortage

A catastrophic water shortage could prove an even bigger threat to mankind this century than soaring food prices and the relentless exhaustion of energy reserves, according to a panel of global experts at the Goldman Sachs "Top Five Risks" conference.

Nicholas (Lord) Stern, author of the Government's Stern Review on the economics of climate change, warned that underground aquifers could run dry at the same time as melting glaciers play havoc with fresh supplies of usable water.