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Lights dim worldwide for Earth Hour

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Lights were dimmed in thousands of cities around the world to mark Earth Hour. The annual event to raise environmental awareness began in 2007. (March 29) Video provided by AP


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AP (Jan. 26, 2012) — The skies over northern Europe have been illuminated with an intense display of the northern lights after a week of massive solar storms showered the Earth with radiation.
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RAW VIDEO: Timelapse of Solar Storm Light Show

RAW VIDEO: Timelapse of Solar Storm Light Show

AP (Jan. 24, 2012) — The Northern Lights lit up the skies above Scotland and northern England after the biggest solar storm in more than six years bombarded Earth with radiation. Video shot last weekend shows the effect of the Aurora Borealis above Norway.
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In the Studio: Prof. Danijel Schorlemmer, Seismologist

In the Studio: Prof. Danijel Schorlemmer, Seismologist

Deutsche Welle (Mar. 21, 2011) — Prof. Schorlemmer from the German Research Centre for Geosciences, GFZ, in Potsdam is an expert in the area of earthquake forecasting.DW-TV: Japan is a society that has played a pioneering role in a wide number of technologies -- including of course earthquake warning systems. But even then, people have just five seconds after the warning comes to brace themselves. Cutting straight to the chase, thousands of detection stations around the world, international networks, decades of research -- why can't we predict earthquakes yet? Danijel Schorlemmer: Well, even though we have thousands of stations, we have a big problem. We only measure the signals on the earth’s surface. Unlike in meteorology, where you can measure all the values you’re interested in, like humidity, wind-speed and so on in 3-D, we only see the earth’s surface. We cannot make measurements in the earth, which would be very important to understand what’s going on. And we’re also lacking a precursor phenomenon, a
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RAW VIDEO: Multicolored Northern Lights Streak Norwegian Sky

RAW VIDEO: Multicolored Northern Lights Streak Norwegian Sky

AFP (Jan. 27, 2012) — The conditions for viewing the northern lights have been particularly good all over Norway during the last couple of days. This happens when the clouds of loaded particles from the sun reacts with the molecules in the air.
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