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   ... to the 'Anglosphere' :o)
5 février 2012 7 05 /02 /février /2012 16:08

 Here is a document that illustrates the worst oil spills

in history : not only can you view the Gulf of Mexico catastrophe but also various other ones... 


  Click on the illustration

to get the full-size infographic.

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23 juillet 2011 6 23 /07 /juillet /2011 23:05

 The New York City OEM

(Office of Emergency Management)...


... has issued a Guide to help New Yorkers and visitors cope with the heat wave that is  currently  sweeping over the U.S.A. (up to 125°F/51.6°C in Nevada) : "On warm summer days, New York City can be as much as 10 degrees warmer than surrounding areas. Ready New York : Beat the Heat offers tips on how to stay healthy and cool during the summer months, conserve water and energy, and identify and treat individuals with heat-related illnesses"

To access the 2 PDF pages,

click on the Guide  cover below



The Guide explains that "New York City can be as much as 10 degrees warmer than surrounding areas because the city’s infrastructure – largely made up of asphalt, concrete, and metal – traps the heat." It aims at having you understand the risk factors so as to plan ahead : prevent or treat heat  strokes (or sunstrokes) and heat exhaustion / conserve your energy / save resources in extreme heat / prepare for possible  power outages and disruptions / etc...

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26 mars 2011 6 26 /03 /mars /2011 08:46

When millions switch the light off...


Earth Hour 2011 is tonight, at 08:30 PM :

A QUIZ on Earth Hour here :
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20 mars 2011 7 20 /03 /mars /2011 18:35

In 2011 March equinox occurs tonight

http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/23degrees/equinox_earth.jpg Image : courtesy of the N.A.S.A.

March equinox will occur tonight, on March 20 in 2011. From an astronomical viewpoint, that's when spring begins in the northern hemisphere  ; autumn also begins, but in the southern hemisphere. On this date, March equinox will occur at 11:21 pm at Coordinated Universal Time (UTC).

Below, the four seasons are pictured from an astronomical viewpoint :


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16 mars 2011 3 16 /03 /mars /2011 00:01

In Rikunzekataka city, a Junior High School has been converted into living quarters :

A youngster writes a message for his grandfather who is missing. The youth is ware there must be a great deal of people like him, and he is writing for people "to feel like him", "to keep the desire living".  Let's make his writing travel throughout the world -pass it on !


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15 mars 2011 2 15 /03 /mars /2011 18:49

Here is the transcript of the National Geographic video from the previous post :


"Marine Census complete"



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15 mars 2011 2 15 /03 /mars /2011 15:33

... is now complete !

Watch the video and answer the quiz  :
    The Marine Life Census is over !
1) According to the video beginning, man's life is strongly connected to...
- The Census of Marine Life -

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12 mars 2011 6 12 /03 /mars /2011 02:19

March 11, 2011


Predicted tsunami wave heights

The tsunami set off warnings for much of the Pacific basin including the west coast of the United States and South America. Officials say waves have not caused major damage in Hawaii and pose no flooding danger in California.                     Source : NOAA Center for Tsunami Research, Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory


Magnitude of shaking

An 8.9-magnitude earthquake struck the coast of Japan on Friday at a depth of about 17 miles below the earth's surface. Dozens of aftershocks, some of magnitude 6.0 or greater, were felt after the quake.                                     Source : U.S. Geological Survey

>>>   Damage reports in diverse places  (the New-York Times)

                           Seismicity-generated tsunamis :                         when tectonic earthquakes occur  beneath the sea, the water above the deformed area is displaced from its equilibrium position

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/3/3a/Eq-gen4.jpg/120px-Eq-gen4.jpgSee how it works in wikipedia article

>>>  An interactive map

from The Guardian :

fault lines, tsunami warnings, epicentre of the first quake, aftermath...

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23 décembre 2010 4 23 /12 /décembre /2010 00:19

CNN breaking news (01'35") : worksheet

"European travelers in Europe get an early Christmas gift as more passengers are moving." CNN's Atika Shubert reports :

On air on December 22, 2010

Click on the snow flake :

http://www.pdclipart.org/albums/Weather/thumb_snow_snowflake_image.pngyou'll get a worksheet to help you

understand the video !


 The smaller snow flake will head you to the transcript :


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11 décembre 2010 6 11 /12 /décembre /2010 13:38

"Snow extends from Northern Ireland southward past Dublin, and from Scotland southward into England." Its cover stops close to London : there, the expanded white corresponds to clouds.

http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/images/imagerecords/47000/47626/greatbrit_amo_2010342_lrg.jpgPhoto taken from  Aqua   (N.A.S.A. satellite)  -December 8, 2010



Quoted sentence & satellite photo by the N.A.S.A. -in the Public Domain

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