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93%VideoApr 2011

Ground shifting in Japan, April 12, 2011

(6:15) Soil liquefaction is a phenomenon that can occur, usually after earthquakes in 'loose' ground saturated with water.

93%VideoMay 2011

Landslide at Snake River Canyon

Real-life slow-motion mudslide inches down a slope at Snake River Canyon, Wyoming. The original video time is about 30 minutes long.

92%AnimationJun 2010

Yours truly, BP

Some quotes from BP CEO Tony Hayward about the oil spill disaster in the Gulf

91%VideoJun 2010

Kevin Costner's oil cleaning machine

Hollywood superstar Kevin 'Waterworld' Costner has pumped 20 million of his own dollars into a machine that separates oil from water. This was years ago, now it's time to see the beast at work.

91%VideoJan 2012

Night-vision view of Costa Concordia evacuation

(1:37) Dramatic infrared footage of passengers and crew escaping the stricken luxury cruise liner, Costa Concordia.

90%VideoMar 2012

Japanese architect proposes tsunami-safe cities

(2:21) Could this be the best bet for those living under the threat of tsunamis? Japanese architect Keiichiro Sako has designed 'sky villages' that would take three years to build and last 200 years.

90%PictureFeb 2012

Japan, 11 months after tsunami

(18 pictures) 11 months have passed since the devastating tsunami that hit the north-east coast of Japan in March 2011. Pictures now compared with then.

90%VideoJun 2010

Neil deGrasse Tyson debunks 2012 Mayan doom prophecy

World Science Festival 2010, educator scientist Neil deGrasse Tyson empowers his students with his perspective on the end of civilisation, as predicted by the Mayan calendar. Go forth and think.

89%VideoJul 2012

Iceberg tsunami

(2:29) From YT: "A tourist from Australia came to my uncle and asked if she could get a ride to the glacier..."

89%VideoAug 2010

Escaping raging Russian forest fire!

Amateur footage shows a car making a lucky escape from a forest fire in Russia's Nizhny Novgorod region. Forest fires have killed many and left thousands homeless in central Russia. The situation has escalated following weeks of record breaking temperatures.

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