31 Aug 11 – This summer has been the UK’s coolest since 1993, provisional Met Office figures indicate.
27 Aug 11 – Actually, it was more than 10,000. The earthquake swarm started late Tuesday and continued through Friday.
29 Aug 11 – Quake activity really ramping up. Sixty two quakes, with two of them greater than 2.0. See map:
25 Aug 11 – “Nigerian authorities and France’s Areva group have sent experts to investigate eruptions, smoke and fumes spouting from a mountain in the West African nation’s northern uranium mining district of Arlit
24 Aug 11 – Indonesia’s highly active Mount Papandayan volcano is in imminent danger of erupting
22 Aug 11 – Newly discovered fossilized, single-cell organisms that thrived without oxygen billions of years ago suggest that life could exist on other planets where oxygen levels are low or non-existent.
16 Aug 11 – Heavy snow is still expected overnight in many areas, including Wellington and Christchurch.
16 Aug 11 – Heavy snow fell in many parts of the North and South Islands again on Monday and overnight, causing power outages, closing schools, roads and airports.
Blizzards in New Zealand ground flights, close roads, shut down mail delivery and shut off power in what forecasters describe as once-in-a-lifetime conditions.
The World Bank has warned that world food prices, driven partly by rising fuel costs, are 36% above levels of a year ago.