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Tibet Warming Faster Than Anywhere in the World
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Tibet is warming up faster than anywhere else in the world, Xinhua news agency said on Sunday.
Weeks of Heavy Rain Show No Let-Up in China
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Weeks of heavy rain show no sign of let-up in China where another round of storms hit an eastern city, killing 31 people and injuring 171. The Health Ministry warned citizens that drinking water supplies were under threat.
China to Zap Rain Clouds With Rockets
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China will fire rockets into the sky to scatter any rain clouds ahead of next year's Beijing Olympics to ensure perfect weather, state media said on Tuesday.
Warming May Bring Hurricanes to Mediterranean
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Global warming could trigger hurricanes, or tropical cyclones, over the Mediterranean sea, threatening one of the world's most densely populated coastal regions, according to European scientists.
World's Largest Nuclear Plant Leaks Radioactive Water
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Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear power plant -- the world's largest -- leaked water containing radioactive materials from a reactor after a strong quake struck northwest Japan on Monday, a company spokesman said.
Earthquake In Japan Kills Six, Injures Hundreds
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A strong earthquake flattened houses in northwestern Japan on Monday, killing at least six people, forcing the evacuation of thousands and sparking a small fire at the world's biggest nuclear power plant.
Strong Quake Jolts Northwestern Japan, Felt In Tokyo
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A strong earthquake jolted the northwestern Japan area around Niigata prefecture (province) on Monday, public broadcaster NHK said. The preliminary magnitude was 6.6.
Oil Leaks From Sunk Ibiza Ship To Be Sealed Monday
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A sunken ship leaking fuel and oil into the sea near an Ibiza nature reserve will be sealed on Monday, a Spanish government minister said.
Powerful Typhoon Man-yi Strikes Japan's Okinawa
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A powerful typhoon struck the southern Japanese islands of Okinawa on Friday, pounding them with torrential rains and high winds before heading north towards the nation's main islands, with landfall looking increasingly likely.
Arctic Research Looks for Clues to Global Warming
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The International Polar Year (IPY) 2007/08 is being acknowledged with many scientific projects. As a main focus European biologists and physicists are investigating the effect of global warming on the arctic region.