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January 10, 2017
Study: Recovery of Caribbean bats would take 8 million years
Stony Brook, N.Y. (UPI) Jan 9, 2017
Researchers at Stony Brook University have developed a model to estimate how long evolutionary forces would take to restore natural balance among mammalian communities plagued by extinction. For the Caribbean's New World leaf-nosed bats, the most varied and diverse bat family, the process would take at least 8 million years. Since the arrival of humans, dozens of Caribbean bat species have gone extinct. Over the last 20,000 years, a third of all bat species across the Greater Antilles ha ... read more

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Thousands of people remained stranded in relief centres Thursday as northeast Malaysia struggled to recover from severe flooding and residents raised fears of looting. ... more
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New study estimates frequency of flight-disrupting volcanic eruptions
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Malaysia floods force 23,000 to leave homes
Floods in two northeast Malaysian states have now forced almost 23,000 people from their homes and extra relief centres have been opened, rescue officials said Wednesday. ... more
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Floods hit Malaysia, thousands evacuated
Emergency services in Malaysia deployed boats and trucks Tuesday as thousands of villagers were stranded after four days of heavy rain caused flooding in east coast states, officials said. ... more
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Flood threats changing across US
The risk of flooding in the United States is changing regionally, and the reasons could be shifting rainfall patterns and the amount of water in the ground. In a new study, University of Iowa engine ... more
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Control algorithms could keep sensor-laden balloons afloat in hurricanes for a week
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Tsunami threat passes after 7.2-magnitude quake off Fiji
A shallow 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Fiji Wednesday, the US Geological Survey said, but there were no reports of damage and a tsunami warning was lifted. ... more
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Floods in DR Congo kill at least 50: provincial governor
Floods triggered by heavy rains and a river bursting its banks have killed at least 50 people and left thousands more homeless in southwestern Congo, a provincial governor said Thursday. ... more
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Strong quake hits northeast Japan, no tsunami risk
A strong earthquake struck northeast of Tokyo late Wednesday but there was no fear of a tsunami, Japan's meteorological agency said. ... more
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Six dead, 18 missing in Philippines' Christmas typhoon
At least six people are dead and 18 others missing after Typhoon Nock-Ten lashed the Philippines over the Christmas holidays, the government said Tuesday as it tried to assess the damage. ... more
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Christmas typhoon leaves four dead in Philippines
A powerful typhoon left at least four people dead and eight missing as it crossed the Philippine archipelago on Monday, spoiling the Christmas holidays with strong winds, heavy rains and destructive flooding. ... more
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Strong Christmas Day quake alarms Chile, but no deaths reported
A strong Christmas Day quake rattled southern Chile on Sunday, triggering initial tsunami fears and evacuations, but no deaths were reported and damage was minor. ... more
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Indonesia marks tsunami 12 years ago with prayers
Thousands of Indonesians prayed for their loved ones at mass graves and mosques Monday to mark a tsunami which devastated Aceh province 12 years ago today, one of the worst natural disasters in human history. ... more
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Clues from past volcanic explosion help Manchester-led team model future activity
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Ecuador quake, aftershocks leave two dead, serious damage
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Floods kill 24 in Vietnam, more rains expected
Days of unseasonably torrential rains have killed at least 24 people in central Vietnam, authorities said on Monday, inundating swathes of the region including the tourist draw town of Hoi An. ... more
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Study models Tsunami Risk for Florida and Cuba
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