17 continuity of power lines seventy fallen trees, smashed cars and damaged homes left behind a squally wind. Kostroma barely recovered from the disaster at the weekend, the new wave struck the city on the eve of about 8 o'clock in the evening. And already in the first minutes of the gusts of wind electricity deprived residents of houses in Malyshkova and Jubilee. But the most affected Chernorechie.
Squally wind gust one like weeds from the beds, to pull out the trees and threw them into the house. The first strike took over the pharmacy. This is an extreme building on the street North Read more [...]
Communiqué on global changes of geological environment «GEOCHENGE» for submission to the United Nations, the European Union, international organizations and governments.
This communiqué is presented on behalf of the heads of international organizations, research institutes and centers, science and technology companies and scientists from different countries. It was prepared by the Scientific Coordination Council of the World Organization for Scientific Cooperation (WOSCO) and the Global Network for the Forecasting of Earthquakes (GNFE).
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Comet C / 2009 R1, opened in 2009 by Australian Robert McNaught, approaching Earth, and in mid-June in the northern hemisphere will be able to see it with the naked eye, according to NASA's.
Currently, the comet can already be seen with binoculars before sunrise in the north-eastern part of the sky, in the constellation Perseus. By 15 June the comet approaches the Earth to the minimum distance. Currently, the head of a comet or coma - a cloud of gas around the comet's nucleus, which has a beautiful shade of green - size exceeded the diameter of Jupiter, and tail length reached one Read more [...]
May 10, 2010 Last week, in the states of Tennessee, Kentucky and Mississippi was one of the largest floods in recent decades. From the shores of the river came the Cumberland and its tributaries. Amount of material damage exceeded half a billion dollars. Confirmed the death of 23 people. Rescue work continues.
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· Flooding in North Dakota. Photo
· The largest flood in Saudi Arabia (Jeddah). Photo
· California is sinking. Photo
· Flood in Peru. Photo
· Flooding in Spain. Photo
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Tuesday, June 8 at 18.15 in Moldova was registered an earthquake measuring about 4.4 on the Richter scale.
As the "New Region", the epicenter of the earthquake was located in Vrancea Mountains (in Romania) at a depth of 120 km.
In Moldova, the tremor felt only by those who were on the premises. On the street it is almost not felt. "In the southern region of the country earthquake was felt most pronounced - the director of the Center for Experimental Seismology of the Academy of Sciences of Moldova Ilie Ilies.
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Happens if something goes awry, so it means that everything is right. That's how they find the villagers in the Lviv region. Only recently they have experienced heavy rains and hurricanes, and now they can not fend off the invasion of slugs. Already shellfish ate half of vegetables and fruits villagers. And this is not the end - people just do not know how they can fight.
This human rains and hurricane - real grief. And for slugs - a great environment for reproduction. In the area of their Mostinskiy divorced so many that the poor villagers and do not know what to do with them.
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August 3, 2013. Dozens of people were killed in the floods, which occurred in a mountainous area near the capital of Afghanistan.
As reported today by the representative of law enforcement agencies, is not yet possible to specify the exact number of victims because many people are still missing. According to him, due to a sharp rise in the water level in the area of Surobi east of Kabul houses destroyed, severely damaged the building received a local hospital.
Flows through this area several rivers so severe floods in this area are not uncommon.
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19 earthquakes recorded in Poland from May 27 to June 5.
The maximum score - 4.1 - June 4.
The minimum score - 2.2 - 29 May.
Source: EMSC, Google Earth
· Earthquake in Poland and Germany
· Another zemeletryasenie in Poland
· Sensitive earthquake in Poland
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The sun starts to increase its activity, which will be reflected in the world is not the best way. To solar storms are not caught by surprise, the scientists gathered to discuss how best to protect the artificial earth satellites and other vital systems from the solar weather.
Solar storms occur when sunspots erupt modified particles that can damage power systems. Solar activity usually takes 11-year cycle, and is now approaching an active period.
People of the 21st century rely heavily on technology. However intellektnye power transmission apparatus, GPS navigation, air travel, radio Read more [...]
Thousands of Tibetans may lose livelihoods due to global warming. Reducing the volume of glaciers and melting permafrost in the mountains surrounding the fragile Qinghai-Tibet plateau, leading to erosion of meadows and marshes, rivers and threatening the Yangtze, Mekong and Yellow River.
"From 1976 to 2008 the area of meadows and wetlands at the headwaters of three rivers has decreased by more than 32% - said the employee Qinghai Institute of Mountain Hazards and Environment Van Gensyuy. - The area of lakes in the region decreased by 228 m. km, i.e. 8.6%. "
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Elchin Khalilov, in the center of
The head of the Global Network of earthquake prediction (GNFE, London) Elchin Khalilov argues that the end of 2010 have nothing to fear, but at the same time, the expert does not want to cause premature excitement among the population.
N. Abas. Interview with the President of the Global Network of earthquake prediction (GNFE, London), Vice-President of the International Academy of Sciences (Austria, Innsbruck), chairman of the International Committee on Global Change geological environment GEOCHANGE (London), Professor Elchin Khalilov organized specifically for Read more [...]
Powerful showers in northern Spain caused floods in the province of Galicia. In the municipality of Asturias announced plight, reports NTV.
The streets of several cities flooded with streams of water, reported mudslides. Information about the victims and the victims have not yet been reported.
Source: NTV News
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Snow fell in Vorkuta (Komi Republic) due to an active cyclone that moves on the part of the Arkhangelsk region in the Kara Sea through the north of Komi, on Wednesday night across the country are expected to freeze, told RIA Novosti on Tuesday, Head of the Center for Hydrometeorology and Environmental Monitoring Olga Kozak environment.
According to her, the snow cover height of two centimeters in the Arctic and circumpolar Komi will not melt until at least the end of the week.
"Cyclone special as formed from two cyclones - one of the masses from the warm Mediterranean, the second Read more [...]
Southwest China suffers from drought, which may last until the end of May. In the photo: A boy stands in the center of the dried-up pond in Guiyang, Guizhou Province, Feb. 2. (STR / AFP / Getty Images)
Water - the source of life. Now particularly acute question of its scarcity. Droughts, floods, pollution and other factors are the main causes of water scarcity on the ground.
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Every day more than 4,000 children in the world die from diseases caused by poor sanitation related to poor quality water. In the photo: the girl washes her sandals in the dirty water channel Read more [...]
About 60 million people living in the vicinity of the Himalayas, are threatened by hunger, or at least food shortages in the coming decades. This is due, according to the scientists, the melting of ice, which entails the shallowing of rivers and drought, and consequently - a poor harvest.
However, the forecast compiled by Dutch scientists this year, less pessimistic than in 2007, when expected the hungry will be no less than 100 million people. In any case, the problem will affect the population of India, Pakistan, Nepal, China, Bangladesh and Bhutan.
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Rain, which did not stop half a day, in the city of Florencia, near the foothills of the Andes, flooded street.
People go to their chests in water, two wounded. 1200 people of the flooded areas were evacuated and placed in temporary shelters. Hundreds of people fleeing the floods on the roofs of their homes.
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August 3, 2013. Last week, the American forecasters noted a decrease in the activity of a tropical system, "Dorian" with the level of a tropical storm to a less dangerous tropical wave. Now, however, the cyclone re-gaining strength, going to the east coast of Florida.
This weekend in the Bahamas and the coast of Florida are expected heavy rains with thunderstorms and gusty winds. Although forecasters say that the cyclone is unlikely to again reach the level of a tropical storm, residents of coastal cities, including fishermen and owners of cruise ships, warned of possible floods.
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Eruption Burnt, was silent for several decades began on Saturday on the Kamchatka Peninsula, the threats are no settlements, told RIA Novosti Senior Fellow, Institute of Volcanology and Seismology Alexey Ozerov.
"Over the 200-meter crater Burnt raised clouds of gas and steam, probably with an admixture of ash. Plume from the eruption stretches more than 100 kilometers to the south, "- said the lake.
According to him, recorded seismic strengthening seismic activity Burnt continuous spasmodic volcanic tremor.
The scientist explained that Gorely characterized by explosive (explosive) Read more [...]
In 2010, the global temperature has reached its maximum on the basis of the 12-month rolling average, according to James Hansen, chief climatologist at the United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
The average temperature of the planet's surface from April to April was about 0.65 degrees Celsius higher than in 1951-1980, respectively. Previous (not so great), the peak was registered in 2005. An absolute figures the researchers did not report. "It is likely that the figures for the end of calendar year 2010 will also be a record" - written by Mr. Hansen and his colleagues.
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