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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) data on recent tornadoes show that 2011 is "off the charts," reports a meteorologist for KTBS in Shreveport, Louisiana. On average, the U.S. experiences about 1,000 tornadoes a year, but as of this week, there have been 1,228 tornado reports. Only 0.1% normally fall in the EF-5 category, about one a year.

May 28th, 2011 • 10:40 AM

A judge in L'Aquila, Italy, has indicted all members of the Commissione Grandi Rischi (Commission on Large Risks) of the Italian government, for failing to warn the population of the city of L'Aquila about the impending 6.3 magnitude earthquake of April 6, 2009 which killed more than 300 people. The Commission is composed by seven experts: government officials and top national geologists.

May 27th, 2011 • 11:56 AM

Dr. Lucia Pappalardo, a volcanologist at the Osservatorio Vesuviano in Naples, is one of the two scientists who recently authored an article in Nature magazine calling for expanding the current "red zone" around Mount Vesuvius to include the evacuation of three million people in the Bay of Naples, based on the worst-case scenario of a plinian eruption.

May 26th, 2011 • 8:54 AM

(LaRouchePAC)—"A team of NASA and Russian scientists thinks it's found a way to predict earthquakes. If it works, it could save a lot of lives." So began San Francisco's ABC TV affiliate's coverage last night of that reality, critical to humanity's surrival, which has now broken into the media around the world.

May 22nd, 2011 • 10:20 AM

John Holdren, Obama's science (sic) advisor, testifying Wednesday before the House Appropriations subcommittee that does NASA's budget, assured the Committee Members that the U.S. would not cooperate with China on manned missions for decades; perhaps on a mission to Mars, which the Admistration's space policy has nowhere in sight.

May 6th, 2011 • 7:25 PM

Wet, cold, or storm conditions have persisted in so many corn-producing counties, outside the core three states of the central Corn Belt (Iowa, Illinois, and Nebraska, which account for 50% of the U.S.

May 28th, 2011 • 10:01 AM

While the nation and world have been hit with increased earthquake and volcanic activity, severe droughts, record tornado swarms, and record flooding, the upcoming hurricane season in the Atlantic basin also threatens to be severe over the next six months, beginning June 1.

May 26th, 2011 • 8:55 AM

The deadly May 22 super-tornado which flattened Joplin, Missouri, is the latest, dramatic marker of extreme weather in the Americas, reflecting planetary reactions to larger, solar and galactic activity.

May 24th, 2011 • 11:18 AM

A reading from a discussion among Einstein, Planck and Murphy, from out of the past, says something about the future and past of the effects of physical science. The reference is to the content of an “Epilogue:A Socratic Dialogue” from Where Is Science Going?

May 20th, 2011 • 10:08 AM