The dotted line designates the territory with an average temperature below normal; integrity of the loop marked overheated territory. Deviations from the norm are expressed in degrees Celsius. Source: University of Alabama Huntsville
American scientists have published a map of "overheating" of the Earth. Abnormally hot weather recorded in the northern latitudes - near the Arctic Circle.
American scientists from the University of Alabama in Huntsville (University of Alabama Huntsville) with support from NASA and NOAA published a report on recent climate change. To prepare the report, the authors Read more [...]
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Tropical cyclone, the first in the current Atlantic hurricane season, formed on Friday in the western Caribbean Sea.
According to experts, its epicenter is located 555 km to the southeast of the Mexican city of Chetumal. The cyclone is moving in a westerly direction, wind speed reaches 55 km / h.
Scientists believe that the cyclone may gain momentum and should reach the territory of the Yucatan Peninsula on Saturday in the afternoon.
Mexican authorities have declared a storm warning along the east coast of the peninsula. If a cyclone storm Read more [...]
In Kamchatka volcano awoke Burnt. He was silent for more than twenty years.
The last time the volcano erupted in the 80s. Who Burnt began to throw a pair of poles and gas to a height of 400 meters.
Plume from the eruption of its stretches for 100 kilometers to the south.
While the volcano is not a danger to the settlements, nor for aviation.
Burnt is located 75 kilometers north-east of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. Its height is a little over one thousand eight hundred meters.
· In Kamchatka began erupting volcano Burnt
· Volcano Sheveluch threw Read more [...]
Romanian authorities calculate flood damage. In the list of those killed four people. Hundreds — evacuated.
Dozens of communities cut off from the world. In several parts of the country washed out roads and destroyed bridges. Flooded thousands of acres of fields.
Rain did not stop for several days. Residents tried to build a makeshift dam, but were powerless against the elements.
To help the people thrown rescuers, police and firefighters, they pump water from their homes and restore transport links.
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Archives Observatory recorded that in Ukraine there are changes in the climate. Over the past 120 years, the average annual temperature has increased by about half a degree, and in January and February - even two. This writes the chief ecologist of Kiev Alexander Prognimak, according to the League.
According to him, to a certain extent, this increase in temperature can be seen as moving the country in the 200-300 km to the south. Consequently, in the current climate in Kiev is even warmer than at the start of observations, he was in Uman, which is located in 210 km south of Kiev. Recent warming Read more [...]
"Due to soil drought in Chelyabinsk region in four south-western districts - Bredy, Kizilskoe, Agapovka and Verhneuralskiy - introduced state of emergency", - said the representative office.
By order of the Governor of Chelyabinsk Region Governor Mikhail Yurevich established regional headquarters to combat the effects of drought. It includes the heads of the Ministry of Agriculture and regional areas, where we have introduced an emergency. Staff was headed by the Minister of Agriculture Ivan Feklin area.
"Among the objectives of the regional headquarters - evaluation of material damage Read more [...]
On Belize, Guatemala and southern Mexico Hurricane "Alex". From coastal areas evacuated thousands of people in some areas declared a storm warning. It is expected that in the next two days, the hurricane weakened.
Tropical storm "Alex" hit the Caribbean nation of Belize, northern Guatemala and the Yucatan Peninsula, reports Associated Press.
"Alex", the first hurricane of the season in the Atlantic, is now about 30 km north-west of the city of Belize. The strength of the wind at its center is 95 km / h.
On Saturday, the authorities of the Mexican state of Quintana Roo evacuated 200 Read more [...]
August 5, 2013. This morning, a landslide in one of the central Chinese provinces of Shanxi landslide buried under a five houses - two regular and three houses, located directly in the rocks on the mountain slopes. Since it happened early in the morning - about 3:00 local time - in the homes were family. As a result, eight people were killed.
Rescuers arrived at the village Step, where the accident happened very quickly. However, from the rubble and debris rescuers had to get the already lifeless body - despite the best efforts, doctors do not cmogli to revive any of those who were under the Read more [...]
Dagestan farmers switched to a state of siege. Crops - wave after wave - attack the hordes of locusts. Chemicals do not help. It turned out pests indirectly are under state protection.
In a paradoxical situation versed NTV correspondent Omar Magomedov.
Insects so much that the earth takes on an orange-yellow tint. Agronomists have spared no pesticides, but the number of locusts this chemical is unlikely to be affected - the number of pest takes.
Every day, hordes of insects capture all the new fields and pastures. In some areas of the country only on one square meter of the earth inhabited Read more [...]
The capital of Belorussia alarm. Precipitation stopped traffic on many streets and intersections of Minsk. In some cases, need help tow. Public transport stopped for almost three hours. However, due to specially developed by the authorities of the capital operation "Poseidon" problems on low areas of the capital have been resolved fairly quickly. As soon as the rain began to gain power, to the places of flooding sent technique MOE and public services.The castle was so strong that the machines vying alarm is triggered. Precipitation stopped traffic on many streets and intersections of Minsk. Read more [...]
The northernmost active volcano in Kamchatka - Shiveluch - threw a column of ash to a height of more than 6 kilometers, according to RIA Novosti, the representative of the Institute of Volcanology and Seismology.
Increased activity of Shiveluch volcano, whose height is about 3.3 thousand meters above sea level, was launched in May 2009. Its dome is a normal eruption fissure cut through the depth of about 30 meters. Periodically rise above the crater powerful columns of gas and ash to a height of three to eight kilometers.
"Seismic Kamchatka branch of the Geophysical Survey of RAS registered Read more [...]
China. The second wave of floods in southern China has been going on for almost two weeks. Overflowed the 11 major rivers. In 10 provinces, killing 200 people, only affected about 30 million. Persons, economic damage amounted to 43.3 billion. Yuan ($ 6.1 billion).Source: The Epoch Times Read more [...]
Sandstorms, more precisely, the steppes tornadoes, now — a common phenomenon in the Saratov region. The last time the rain was there for two and a half months ago. In agricultural areas in the three weeks before term started harvesting crops, to save at least part of the crop.
«The first band», «first mowing», «first result». Start harvesting in the village — always a holiday. This year — little celebrations, a lot of anxiety. Winter wheat harvest began three weeks earlier than usual. «Do not know what to collect. Let's Read more [...]
Over Saratov swept dust storm. Wind gusts reached 20 meters per second, up in the air particles of dust and sand, visibility did not exceed a couple of hundred meters. Eyewitness elements revelry uploaded video footage from the scene with the heading "Mobile reporter."
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Sunday June 27, as predicted by weather forecasters, was the hottest day of the year in the UK, said in a statement posted on the Twitter-channel of the British Met Office.
The air temperature at the meteorological station near the London airport "Heathrow" on Sunday afternoon reached 30.5 degrees Celsius.
Previous temperature record this year in the UK was established on May 24, when the air in London warmed to 28.8 degrees.
Languishing in this year of unusually sultry weather viewers Wimbledon tennis tournament, however, were able this time to escape the heat, as on Sunday at Wimbledon break, Read more [...]
Forecasters registered in Khabarovsk on Sunday, June 27, the highest temperature for this day for more than a century of weather observations - 36,4 ° Celsius, told RIA Novosti on Monday, the Khabarovsk meteorologist.
"In the last three days: Friday, Saturday and Sunday - Khabarovsk were exceeded absolute maximum temperature for these days for all the 110 years of observations. On Friday and Saturday in Khabarovsk temperature reached 34 ... 35 °, and on Sunday - 36,4 °, which is more than the record June 27, 1987, when it registered 32.6 degrees, "- said the meteorologist.
He noted that the Read more [...]
Landslide in southwest China has covered at least 150 people, is a rescue operation, according to a news portal «Sina».
Mudflow came down near the village of Dazhai in Guizhou Province on Monday afternoon. According to preliminary data, in the area of the tragedy lived about 50 families, so that the number of victims could exceed 150 people.
The exact number of victims is still unknown. On-site are rescue operations.
Earlier on Sunday, forecasters said that the rains in southern parts of China finally stopped. In the affected regions, where since the beginning of Read more [...]
Governor of the Orenburg region Yuri Berg introduced in the region a state of emergency due to the heat wave that destroyed a significant part of the future harvest, told RIA Novosti on Monday, spokesman of the regional government.
Since the beginning of summer in the Orenburg region established dry and hot weather, daytime temperatures do not drop below 30 degrees, rainfall in the region has not been for almost a month.
"Emergency mode introduced due to abnormal weather conditions - dry winds and atmospheric and soil drought. The drought has resulted in the death of crops on an area of 1.3 Read more [...]
August 7, 2013. Since the middle of this year in most of the southern regions of China reigns prolonged heat, resulting in a number of provinces came drought, which began to have a serious negative impact on agriculture and home lives of local residents.
According to the State headquarters of flood control and drought, as of August 5, in the country from drought affected arable land with a total area of 3 million 998 thousand hectares, 4.5 million people and nearly 1.8 million head of cattle lack of drinking water.The most severe drought occurred in Hunan Province / China Central / where Read more [...]