Fans of the old English nobility fun urge the government to reconsider introduced in 2005, a law banning hunting with hounds. Christmas in Britain – a traditional fox hunting. The custom has its roots in the distant past, when dressed in suits riding hosts and guests large estates went with a pack of hounds in pursuit of the wild beast. However, in 2005 the fun was given up. Labour government held a parliamentary law prohibiting cruelty to foxes.However, concern about animal life was guided by the cabinet last. At the then Prime Minister Tony Blair was the only goal – to persuade Parliament, Read more [...]
The earthquake of magnitude 7 occurred off the coast of the island of New Britain, belonging to Papua New Guinea, reported in Thursday on the website of the U.S. Geological survey.
The epicenter of the earthquake occurred at 08:01 Thursday local time (02:01 GMT), was located at 142 kilometers to the East of the city Kandrian on New Britain island, hearth tremors lies at a depth of 81 km.
About the threat of a tsunami and the damage is not reported.
Indonesia and Papua New Guinea are part of the so-called \"Pacific ring of fire\" (powerful tectonic fault), characterized by high seismic activity.
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Hadrian's Paries at sundown. Photograph: Prise McIntyre/FlickrA:When I studied in England, I united a tramp radical that went out every Saturday. A bus would drop-off us off by the slope of the route in the Lake Dominion, or the Yorkshire Dales, or on the Channelise slide, and we’d drift cross-country for the day, navigating by map and apprehend, leaving wheresoever we pleased. Handily, our route forever seemed to end at a hamlet pub.Piece Britain doesn’t precisely raise visions of the dateless barbarian, the island is really family to about unbelievable tramp. Thanks Read more [...]
Pic: connor395/FlickrA:The Large Glen itself is a great shift that slices done the Scottish Highlands. This course traces the faulting for 79 miles, from Fortress William to Inverness, next canals and the shores of Loch Lochy and Loch Cape and exit downstairs approximately of the land’s highest peaks. It’s not the wildest raise in Britain—the faulting is a instinctive haulage for both route and sauceboat transfer—but it’s a beneficial bet for less-experienced long-distance hikers. Trekkers looking a gainsay can detour off the way to acme a deal Read more [...]
Larrup done the sunrise—and underneath the Column Bridgework Photograph: Digital BrothLoom NosepieceLarrup done the dayspring—and underneath the Hulk NosepieceA:Thither certain is farce nearer, Alex. Don't get me awry, Scotland is decidedly deserving beholding. But spell Europe's largest metropolis is chock-a-bock with multitudinous ethnical, polished attractions, traveling scarce two hours in any focus and you'll receive about great (and practically less crowded) unpaid areas. From prima breakers beaches in the south-west to wooded hatful biking trails in the Read more [...]
The earthquake of a magnitude of 5.1 occurred near the island of New Britain, belonging to Papua New Guinea, said on Sunday the U.S. Geological survey.
Tremors were registered at 4.49 local time (21.49 time. The epicenter of the earthquake was located 75 kilometers South from the town of Kimbe (Kimbe on the island of New Britain. The earthquake at a depth of about 23 miles.
Information on casualties or damage were reported.
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Earthquake of magnitude 5.8 occurred Tuesday on the island of New Britain, which belongs to Papua New Guinea, according to the website of the U.S. Geological survey.
Information on casualties or damage were reported.
According to the service, tremors were registered at 16.39 local time (9.39 time. The earthquake at a depth of 41 km. The epicenter was located 150 kilometres South-West from the town of Rabaul on New Britain island.
Papua New Guinea is part of the so-called «Pacific ring of fire» (powerful tectonic fault), characterized by high seismic activity.
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Tsunami waves caused by a massive underwater landslide 320 km off the coast of Cornwall has reached the shores of Britain.
According to the newspaper Express, landslide caused a wave length of 45 meters. Witnesses say that before you hit the waves the sea was calm, but the water suddenly went to the beach more than 45 meters.
\"One minute literally stood at the water's edge, and when I turned the water back on 45 meters,\" said an eyewitness. - \"Once, when anything was heard about something like that so it was a tsunami - so I jumped in the car and drove away from there.\"
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on November 21. The number of migratory birds arriving on the wintering grounds breeding waterfowl in South-West Britain, declined for three decades 12 times, according to Bi-bi-si.
«In Slimbridge over the last 30 years the usual number of migratory birds arriving on wintering decreased from 6 thousand during the peak period of up to 500 individuals», — said the representative of the centre, whose words are given in the message.
As an example, data on white-fronted geese, which in the last ten years began to fly in the winter in the UK for 75% less.
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17/12/2012 Britain may refuse paper money, which was used in 300 years, and go to the plastic in the next three years. Money from the plastic more durable, waterproof, and they are more difficult to forge, said British authorities.The Bank of England has announced a tender for the creation of banknotes from plastic, planned to spend £ 1 billionPlastic banknotes were first introduced in Australia in 1988. Since then, the number of crimes involving counterfeit money, has declined sharply. In addition, plastic banknotes last longer. For comparison, the plastic banknote denomination 5 Australian Read more [...]
British Prime Minister David Cameron said the country's readiness to go to war with Argentina in case the latter will attempt to regain Falklands.
"I regularly find out about all the changes on the issue to be aware of all events - the politician said in an interview with BBC. - Our defense and determination is at the limit. "
The prime minister also said that despite the budget cuts, the weapons and the army are one of the key items of expenditure of the state.
Cameron's statement came in response to an open letter to the President of Argentina Cristina Kishner, in which it Read more [...]
Lightning over the field in Suffolk.
on 2 July. During a series of superstorms in the British Isles observers recorded a record number of lightning in excess of 110 thousand. As reported by the weather, every minute at the peak of activity of thunder in the sky could be seen up to 200 lightning strikes.
This natural light show is superior to all previously happened in intensity 40 times. Happened in one day can be compared with intact four months of thunderstorms and lightning in the usual way. Typically, lightning beat into the ground. Extremely powerful and bright discharge had a chance to Read more [...]
Heavy rains and strong winds will wreak havoc across the UK this week. With such a warning were local meteorologists. The most dangerous are the future 48 hours. And the flood almost the entire country.Actual flooding has already begun. Hurricane force winds 80 miles per hour drives water across the UK. Already damaged many infrastructure facilities. Forecasters say that such large-scale flooding has not been in the history of the country. Meteorologists forecast further does not herald the kingdom of peace. Climate warming leads to more precipitation. And in the next hundred years, Read more [...]
In Britain, shrouded in dense blanket of snow, came a thaw. Now meteorologists expect floods in some parts of the country. In addition, heavy rains further complicate the situation, experts predict. Recent snow storms that raged in the night from Friday to Saturday, caught hundreds of drivers on the highway in the north of England.British Environment Agency has issued six flood warning for South West England, and, according to the severity of these warnings, flooding is inevitable. 100 more a warning saying that the floods are possible, as for the rest of the country. Rapidly melting snow Read more [...]
on August 31. Ending the summer was the wettest in the history of Britain over the last 100 years, told the British the weather Bureau.
Three months from the beginning of June in Britain fell 362 mm of precipitation. This is the wettest summer since 1912 and the fourth volume of rain in the history of observations, which in England have been conducted since 1727.
Earlier, the weather Bureau reported that last June was in the UK the wettest in the history of observations — rainfall is almost twice exceeded the monthly average and amounted to 145,3 mm.August also showed the rainfall Read more [...]
on 7 October. Over the last decade, the UK has faced a sharp decline in the population of many horticultural and agricultural birds, including doves and fieldfares. However, due to more moderate winters and effort on environmental protection increased populations of other bird species, including little egret and Mediterranean gulls, has flown to Britain across the English channel.
According to the forecast of the Royal society for the protection of birds, in the future, with increasing temperature, in Albion may appear more exotic birds such as markovia, hoopoes and a giant black woodpeckers.
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January 4, 2013. 2012 is recognized as the National meteorological second amount of precipitation for the entire operating period of meteorological observations in Britain. According to estimates of the Bureau, on the island in the past year fell 1 330,7 mm of rainfall. And it is only 6 mm less than in the record wet year 2000.
To count the amount of rainfall in the country where the most popular subject for discussion was always the weather, began in 1910. But, strangely enough, the 4 most rainy year of the five leaders fall in the period after 2000. On the eve of Christmas on the road and Railways Read more [...]
Magnitude earthquake 7 occurred off the coast of the island of New Britain, belonging to Papua New Guinea, according to a Thursday at the U.S. Geological Survey website.The epicenter of the earthquake on Thursday at 08:01 local time (02:01 MSK), was located at 142 kilometers east of the town of Kandrian on the island of New Britain, the focus earthquakes occur at a depth of 81 kilometers.The threat of a tsunami or damage were reported.Indonesia and Papua New Guinea are part of the so-called "Pacific Ring of Fire" (powerful tectonic fault), characterized by high seismic activity.In December Read more [...]
Photo: EMSC Earthquake magnitude 5.8 occurred on Tuesday on the island of New Britain, which is owned by Papua New Guinea, according to the U.S. Geological Survey website.Information on casualties or damage were reported.As noted by the service tremors were recorded in 16.39 local time (9.39 MSK). The earthquake lies at a depth of 41 kilometers. The epicenter was located 150 kilometers south-west of the town of Rabaul on the island of New Britain.Papua New Guinea is part of the so-called "Pacific Ring of Fire" (powerful tectonic fault), characterized by high seismic activity.Source: Read more [...]
Photo: EMSC An earthquake with magnitude 5.1 occurred near the island of New Britain, belonging to Papua New Guinea, said on Sunday the U.S. Geological Survey website.Earthquakes have been recorded at 4.49 local time (21.49 MSK). The epicenter was located 75 kilometers south of Kimba (Kimbe) on the island of New Britain. The earthquake lies at a depth of about 23 kilometers.Information on casualties or damage were reported.Source: RIA Novosti Read more [...]