Coast Of Louisiana
New Orleans TV station WWL-TV distributed eerie footage from Louisiana: thousands of dead fish, crabs and other marine life. According to NEWSru Israel, according to the new Orleans correspondent of the TV channel, the discovery has been made off the coast affected by the oil pollution in the accident on the rig BP. There could even see the dead whale.
The ecologists say that the death of the fish is quite a common phenomenon in this part of the coast of the Gulf of Mexico, this occurs most often in the summer near the mouth of the Mississippi river. In this area many Read more [...]
Experts from the world wildlife Fund (WWF) announced in Berlin recent results of studies on the condition of forests on our planet. According to them, every year on Earth disappear forests with a total area of about 13 million hectares, which is comparable in area to the territory of such state as Greece, according to AMI-TASS.
More than 90% of all disappearing from the face of the Earth's forests are tropical deforestation. The main cause of tropical deforestation — the development of agricultural activities and the release of land for agriculture.
For example, in Brazil, are exempt Read more [...]
September 5, 2013. Drought in the prairies of the USA continues to pace the sowing of spring crops. As a result, the state of the crops of corn and soybeans is gradually deteriorating, and signal NASS data.
Thus, the share of maize, which is in good and excellent condition, over the past week decreased from 59% to 56%, and soybeans - from 58% to 54%. The plant growth still lags behind normal, transmits IR ProAgro.
Harvesting spring wheat is much slower than last year. By the end of the previous week were removed only 64% of the crop, compared to 42% a week earlier and 93% at the same time the Read more [...]
Australian Tasmania has covered anomalous snowfall
On the Australian island of Tasmania due to snowfall, thousands of homes were left without electricity, the main roads are covered with ice. Hundreds of tourists were forced to prematurely terminate the trip around the island.
People can't come to their cars because of the snow. Many cars were stuck on the roads and await the arrival of the Rangers. Rescue service receives many calls asking for help.
To heavy snowfall was added and gusty winds. The weather Bureau reported that wind gusts reach 120 kilometers per hour.
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The melting of Arctic ice is forcing tens of thousands of walruses in the North-Western part of Alaska to move to the shore. Biologist USGS noted that marine animals are groups along the coast, their number is about 10 thousand. \"Landfall\" a large number of walruses is a rare phenomenon. However, this happened in 2007 and 2009, when the thickness of the ice and its area in the Arctic ocean was or was coming to an unprecedented low level.
Sea ice is an important component for life and rest walruses. National center USA with snow and ice notes that the melting of Arctic ice due to global climate Read more [...]
Orenburg region has almost finished the harvest in the region produced about 650 thousand tons of grain — three times less than in the previous year, said on Thursday, RIA Novosti the representative of the Ministry of agriculture, food and processing industry of the region.
Last summer on the territory of the Orenburg region operated emergency situation due to abnormal weather conditions — winds and extreme drought.
«According to 16 September in the Orenburg region beveled almost 1.04 million hectares of grain and threshed 1,035 million hectares — this Read more [...]
Emergency happened after the storm in Cialiscom area in the evening at the beginning of the sixth night. Ball lightning struck the roof of a two-storey house belonging to the family Kharchenko. The house at that time there were only two children - 6-year-old Katya and 11-year-old Sasha.
First lit up the second floor, where the mother Tatiana was sewing workshop. Sasha tried to extinguish the fire. But he did not succeed. Frightened children barely had time to jump out into the street, as the flames engulfed the whole house.
Neighbors called the fire Department and themselves rushed to extinguish Read more [...]
Abnormal, according to all indicators, the summer of 2010 will long remember Ulanova. NG decided to draw some conclusions three hot months
In the Ulyanovsk region beaten temperature record. 2 August in the village of Canada (Mykolaiv region) recorded +42 degrees Celsius. This temperature was not in the field during the whole time of observation.
Almost from may to August in the region was no rain, \" says the head of Ulyanovsk weather forecasts weather service Almira burnaev. - Soil drought began on 6 June. 24 days we lived during abnormally hot weather, excess temperature standards Read more [...]
In the photos you will see:
* victims of floods in Pakistan;
* forest fires in Colorado and Oregon;
* Northern lights in Minnesota;
* migration of walruses.
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Victims of floods are looking for products dropped Pakistani soldiers from a helicopter, in the village Fixed in district Dadu, Sindh province. (Photo by Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)
Victims of floods run to the helicopter, with which Pakistani soldiers dropping humanitarian assistance in the affected from flooding the town Khairpur Nathan Shah, Sindh province. (Photo by Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)
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The heat wave that lasted almost the entire month of August, have killed a significant portion of the harvest Israeli farmers, which in turn has led to a spike in prices for vegetables and fruits.
According to figures published on Thursday, September 16, Association of farmers of Israel, because of the heat killed almost 70% harvest vegetables, and to 50% fruit.
Farmers also noted that the surviving crop was severely damaged, causing possible, store it in the fridge markedly decreased.
In the result, the price of tomatoes has doubled, cabbage rose 2.5 times, cucumbers 3.5 times. Today tomatoes Read more [...]
Ban on UPS during peak solar storms introduced on Friday at the airport of Brasilia, said in the message center air traffic control air force of Brazil.
To 20 September no plane could not fly from the international airport named Juscelino Kubitschek between 14.45 15.00 local time (21.45-22.00 GMT), said the service.
According to the Agency, within a specified period of time on the Brazilian capital increased solar activity may cause interference at frequencies which aircraft is used for communication with air traffic controllers. UPS will be abolished in the interests of safety. At the end Read more [...]
Three hurricanes in the Atlantic ocean
Tropical storm «Carl» raging in the Gulf of Mexico and has already brought heavy rains on the Yucatan Peninsula on Thursday strengthened to a hurricane the first category of risk on a scale the Saffir-Simpson, said in a statement on the website of the National hurricane centre in Miami (USA).
According to meteorologists, the eye of the hurricane is now about 500 kilometres South-East of Mexico city Tuspan (coastal state of Veracruz). The cyclone is moving to the West at a speed of 19 miles per hour. The force of the wind in the eye of the hurricane Read more [...]
Earthquake of magnitude 5.8 occurred Thursday near the Islands of Tonga in the Pacific ocean, reports the website of the U.S. Geological survey.
The epicenter of the tremors that occurred in 5.54 MSC was 25 kilometers to the southwest of the settlement of Hihifo (Hihifo), located on the main island group News in the archipelago of Tonga, and 575 kilometers from the capital city of Nuku'alofa. Tremors were recorded at a depth of 82 kilometers.
On possible casualties or damage reported. The threat of a tsunami is not.
Source: RIA Novosti Read more [...]
September 5, 2013. Hearth floods became the Vilayet El KEF, located on the North-West of the country. Heavy precipitation plunged under the water several populated areas of this part of Tunisia. Because of the poor quality of the roads, immediately rasciesa from excessive moisture, access to flooded areas highly complicated.
However, fire rescuers managed to reach the affected people and to be evacuated from flooded homes around 500 families. Until help arrives, people had to be rescued from the water on the roofs of houses and outbuildings. Some had to be removed from gone with the river traffic. Read more [...]
Tonight was a strong tornado in the village of Manuilova Udomlya district of Tver region. The village was left without electricity. The place is patrolled.
As reported in our weekly press service of the regional Department of the Ministry of emergency on the Tver region, the accident without casualties. Felled a few trees, destroyed 16 houses and part of the outbuildings. Broken lines, the settlement is de-energized.
Currently, the rescue work is still underway — is sawing fallen trees, restored electricity. In the MOE reported that the road to the village is free, so work is carried Read more [...]
The earthquake of magnitude about 4 occurred Monday night in the mountains in the district of the port city of Tuapse, no injuries or damage, according to the press service of the southern regional center of EMERCOM of Russia.
\"In 00.02 GMT Monday in the mountains, in 30 kilometres North-East of Tuapse, at a depth of 10 kilometers-magnitude quake 3,8. Slight tremors were felt on the hills of the city\", - said in a statement.
There were no injuries, buildings damages not damaged, said the press service.
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In the Tuapse area was an earthquake of 3.5 on the Richter scale. Victims and destructions.
The epicenter of the earthquake is located near Tuapse, in the sea, within the coastal strip.
According to Elena Karpovich, head of the seismic Sochi, on the Black sea coast, in the area of Tuapse and the Olympic capital, earthquakes occur constantly one or two times a week. But they usually do not exceed 1-2 points, so they are usually not noticeable.
For comparison, cracks in the walls of the refining forges houses and destruction of the old buildings occur after the jolting force in Read more [...]
We had a few other plans for the route, but when I first saw the eruption of Klyuchevskoy, it became obvious that in this place we will have all of the allotted time for us.
When I corresponded with a colleague from Thermal, Denis said that we have a chance to see the eruption of the volcano. Honestly, I did not attach much importance. And even when we all day shaking on a jeep to reach the Klyuchevskoy, I was thinking about something else. But then came the moment when at night, we climbed the steep road to the next hill and saw the eruption...
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To the Kluchevskoy was Read more [...]
Another earthquake occurred in the area of powerful tremor near the new Zealand city of Christchurch, the magnitude of the latter were 5.0, according to the USGS.
Aftershock earthquake happened in 07.49 environment local time (23.49 Tuesday GMT). The earthquake at a depth of one kilometer and is located 15 kilometres North-West of Christchurch (South island) — the second largest city in New Zealand.
Data about possible damage and no casualties were reported.
A powerful earthquake of 7.4 magnitude took place on 4 September in 04.35 local time at 45 kilometres West Read more [...]
The ozone hole over the last ten years has not increased due to coordinated international efforts to protect the ozone layer that protects the Earth from ultraviolet radiation from the Sun.
This is stated in the study prepared by the world meteorological organization (WMO) and the UN environment programme (UNEP) with the participation of about 300 scientists.
As emphasized in the report, the concentration of ozone on a global scale, as over the Arctic and Antarctica, has not changed for the worse.
This is due to the rejection of the use of chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), which are widely used Read more [...]