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# earth - Friday 29 July, 2011

We are not alone - asteroid discovered in Earth's orbit
# Space
# Space

We are not alone - asteroid discovered in Earth's orbit

Jul 29th 2011, 10:27 AM 988 Views 7 Comments

Thankfully, this Trojan asteroid poses no danger to the planet.

World's population to hit seven billion this year...
# Baby Boom
# Baby Boom

World's population to hit seven billion this year...

Jul 29th 2011, 8:36 AM 469 Views 7 Comments

… and over 10 billion by 2100. Most of a 2.3bn increase by 2050 will be in less developed regions.

# earth - Friday 11 March, 2011

Massive Japanese quake causes day to shorten slightly
# Japan Earthquake
# Japan Earthquake

Massive Japanese quake causes day to shorten slightly

Mar 11th 2011, 9:24 PM 3,640 Views 0 Comments

The earth’s rotation sped up by over a microsecond because of the 8.9 magnitude earthquake.

Taoiseach offers condolences and pledges assistance to victims of Japanese earthquake
# Japan Earthquake
# Japan Earthquake

Taoiseach offers condolences and pledges assistance to victims of Japanese earthquake

Mar 11th 2011, 9:10 PM 1,562 Views 2 Comments

The minister for trade and development has said that Ireland is standing by to provide assistance.

Stock and oil prices react to Japan's earthquake and tsunami disasters
# Japan Earthquake
# Japan Earthquake

Stock and oil prices react to Japan's earthquake and tsunami disasters

Mar 11th 2011, 7:34 PM 1,165 Views 0 Comments

Stocks rose but oil prices fell in response to the terrible events in the Pacific.

Japan latest: Toll stands at 137 but deaths set to exceed 1,000 people
# Japan Earthquake
# Japan Earthquake

Japan latest: Toll stands at 137 but deaths set to exceed 1,000 people

Mar 11th 2011, 4:32 PM 1,891 Views 0 Comments

With still many unaccounted for one news agency says the death toll is expected to rise above 1,000 people.

Astronomers dismiss suggestion that sun and moon caused Japan earthquake
# Bad Science
# Bad Science

Astronomers dismiss suggestion that sun and moon caused Japan earthquake

Mar 11th 2011, 3:59 PM 3,337 Views 11 Comments

Reports that scientists had established a link between the activities of the sun and moon with the today’s Pacific tsunami have been dismissed by Irish astronomers.

In pictures: How the disaster in Japan unfolded
# Japan
# Japan

In pictures: How the disaster in Japan unfolded

Mar 11th 2011, 2:40 PM 10,178 Views 0 Comments

Cities, towns and farmland seriously damaged by the 8.9 magnitude quake today, which then triggered tsunami.

UN and countries pledge aid and rescue offers to Japan but no decision from Ireland
# Japan Tsunami
# Japan Tsunami

UN and countries pledge aid and rescue offers to Japan but no decision from Ireland

Mar 11th 2011, 2:39 PM 1,307 Views 0 Comments

Officials at the Department of the Taoiseach and Department of Foreign Affairs have so far made no official comment on the matter.

Tsunami hits Indonesia without causing damage
# Pacific
# Pacific

Tsunami hits Indonesia without causing damage

Mar 11th 2011, 2:26 PM 2,621 Views 0 Comments

Indonesia and Guam have both lifted their tsunami warnings, after waves of just 10 centimetres hit the eastern Indonesian coast.

In Pictures: Graphs and charts that show the tsunami's projected path
# Tsunami
# Tsunami

In Pictures: Graphs and charts that show the tsunami's projected path

Mar 11th 2011, 1:42 PM 15,020 Views 2 Comments

Weather centres around the Pacific rim show trajectory of deadly wave.

Volcano erupts in eastern Indonesia
# Indonesia
# Indonesia

Volcano erupts in eastern Indonesia

Mar 11th 2011, 1:39 PM 19,517 Views 0 Comments

A volcano has erupted in Indonesia, just hours after an earthquake in Japan created a Pacific-wide tsunami.

Pacific tsunami: Eyewitnesses upload photographs
# Pacific Tsunami
# Pacific Tsunami

Pacific tsunami: Eyewitnesses upload photographs

Mar 11th 2011, 12:47 PM 1,677 Views 0 Comments

People in the areas affected by the Pacific tsunami have uploaded photographs on social networking sites.

Tsunami passes over Taiwan, Indonesia braces for impact
# Pacific Tsunami
# Pacific Tsunami

Tsunami passes over Taiwan, Indonesia braces for impact

Mar 11th 2011, 12:01 PM 7,811 Views 0 Comments

The Pacific tsunami has hit Taiwan causing minimal damage – it is due to hit the vulnerable Indonesia islandssoon.

Japan tremors incredibly close to the surface
# Japan
# Japan

Japan tremors incredibly close to the surface

Mar 11th 2011, 11:43 AM 2,116 Views 0 Comments

Map shows how shallow the focus of earthquake is – red and orange spots denote shocks less than 25km from the surface.

Tsunami may 'totally engulf' low lying Pacific islands: Red Cross
# Pacific Tsunami
# Pacific Tsunami

Tsunami may 'totally engulf' low lying Pacific islands: Red Cross

Mar 11th 2011, 10:53 AM 1,906 Views 0 Comments

The low lying Pacific islands may be swept over as a powerful tsunami hits the region – meanwhile Indonesia is bracing itself, as warnings indicate it will be the first area to be hit after Japan.

Tsunami alerts issued for multiple counties in Pacific Rim
# Japan
# Japan

Tsunami alerts issued for multiple counties in Pacific Rim

Mar 11th 2011, 8:04 AM 2,266 Views 0 Comments

Tsunami warnings have been issued for multiple countries in the Pacific Rim. The Japanse Prime Minister confirmed that a nuclear power plant in the north has been closed down but declared the situation safe so far.

# earth - Friday 4 March, 2011

The 'typical' human speaks Mandarin and lives in the city
# Typical
# Typical

The 'typical' human speaks Mandarin and lives in the city

Mar 4th 2011, 10:29 AM 2,369 Views 0 Comments

National Geographic number crunches the stats on Earth’s seven billion people to come up with profile of the world’s ‘typical’ person.

# earth - Tuesday 22 February, 2011

New Zealand earthquake was just 'waiting to happen'
# New Zealand
# New Zealand

New Zealand earthquake was just 'waiting to happen'

Feb 22nd 2011, 3:23 PM 3,029 Views 0 Comments

Why the Christchurch happened, why it caused so much damage – and why there are still dangers to come.

The Earth could be 'unrecognisable' by 2050, says experts
# Environment
# Environment

The Earth could be 'unrecognisable' by 2050, says experts

Feb 22nd 2011, 11:04 AM 2,381 Views 0 Comments

Competition for unsustainable resources, population growth and increased meat consumption could render the planet “unrecognisable” in 40 years – when the global population is expected to reach 9 billion.

# earth - Saturday 19 February, 2011

Amazing NASA video: the most powerful solar flare in four years
# Solar Flare
From The Daily Edge
# Solar Flare

Amazing NASA video: the most powerful solar flare in four years

Feb 19th 2011, 2:34 PM 1,008 Views 0 Comments

NASA has released footage of a so-called class X event — the most powerful form of solar flare.

# earth - Wednesday 16 February, 2011

Massive solar flare sends particles towards Earth
# Solar Flare
# Solar Flare

Massive solar flare sends particles towards Earth

Feb 16th 2011, 6:23 PM 2,923 Views 0 Comments

Irish astronomers say we might be able to see light display in night sky as a result of ‘X-flare’.

# earth - Monday 13 September, 2010

Incredible time lapse videos of earth
# Space
From The Daily Edge
# Space

Incredible time lapse videos of earth

Sep 13th 2010, 9:10 AM 756 Views 0 Comments

Images captured from the International Space Station.