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Indonesian volcano unleashes river of lava in new eruption

Indonesian volcano unleashes river of lava in new eruption

Technology
Indonesia’s most active volcano has erupted with a river of lava and searing gas clouds flowing down its slopesBy SLAMET RIYADI Associated PressJanuary 27, 2021, 9:52 AM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleYOGYAKARTA, Indonesia -- Indonesia’s most active volcano erupted Wednesday with a river of lava and searing gas clouds flowing 1,600 meters (5,250 feet) down its slopes.It was Mount Merapi’s biggest lava flow since authorities raised its danger level in November, said Hanik Humaida, the head of Yogyakarta’s Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation Center.After morning rain, ashfall turned into muck in several villages, where the sound of eruption could be heard 30 kilometers (18 away). Police and rescue services told miners to cease work along rivers but no ...

4 dead, 3 missing after river surge hits Mexico canyon group

World
Four people have been found dead and three others are missing after a sudden burst of water due to rain swept away most of a 21-member group on a canyoning expedition in southern MexicoByThe Associated PressDecember 21, 2020, 9:44 PM• 1 min readMEXICO CITY -- Rain unleased a surge of water that swept away most of a 21-member group on a canyoning expedition in southern Mexico, killing at least four people and leaving three missing, authorities said Monday.The civil defense office of Veracruz state said five more people were injured in the Rio Oro canyon, near the Gulf of Mexico.The accident occurred Sunday, and the office said searches continued Monday with police, volunteer rescue groups and firefighters participating.The office did not release the names or nationalities of the victims, bu...
Ocean patterns help scientists forecast drought, water flow in the Colorado river

Ocean patterns help scientists forecast drought, water flow in the Colorado river

Science
Oct. 9 (UPI) -- By analyzing what researchers call "long-term ocean memory," scientists have been able to identify connections between flow rates in the Colorado River and sea surface temperatures in parts of the Pacific and Atlantic oceans. The breakthrough analysis -- described Friday in the journal Communications Earth and Environment -- allowed scientists to develop a forecasting model capable of predicting the Colorado River water supply on multi-year timescales. Advertisement The Colorado River, the most important water resource in the West, is essential to energy production, food and drinking water security, forestry and tourism in California, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado and Utah. Access to more accurate long-term forecasting models could aid water resource management decisions. ...
Joaquin Phoenix and Rooney Mara have named baby after his late brother River, friend says

Joaquin Phoenix and Rooney Mara have named baby after his late brother River, friend says

Entertainment
Joaquin Phoenix and Rooney Mara have had a baby and named him River, according to a friend.Director Viktor Kossakovsky revealed the news at Zurich Film Festival while promoting new film Gunda, which Phoenix served as executive producer on. Apologising for the actor not being able to be there, Mr Kossakovsky said: "He just got a baby, by the way, his name was... a beautiful son called River, so he cannot promote [the film] right now." Image: River Phoenix died of a drug overdose in 1993 The baby is named after Phoenix's older brother River, who died of a drug overdose at the age of 23.Phoenix, 45, and Mara, 35, have not publicly confirmed the news. ...
Whale swims free of crocodile-filled Australian river

Whale swims free of crocodile-filled Australian river

Technology
A humpback whale has found its way back to sea weeks after it apparently got lost in a murky, crocodile-infested river in northern AustraliaBy ROD McGUIRK Associated PressSeptember 21, 2020, 9:22 AM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleCANBERRA, Australia -- A humpback whale has found its way back to sea weeks after it got lost in a murky, crocodile-infested river in northern Australia.There have been no previous recorded sightings of whales in the remote East Alligator River in the Northern Territory’s World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park, and no one can explain why at least three of the blue water mammals ventured so deep inland in a river with little visibility.In a more common phenomenon, scores or perhaps hundreds of pilot whales were reported on Monday ...