The wheat crops are dying from drought, from China to Kansas dry land
The most severe in decades drought dries up the wheat fields from China to the U.S. and Britain, preventing Russia back on the world grain markets and raises prices to the highest since 2008 level.
In some areas of China, which grows wheat, rainfall this year has fallen the least amount for the whole century. In some parts of Europe there was no drought in 50 years. And in the USA, which are the largest exporter, almost half of winter wheat were killed or went bad. According to Rabobank International reserves decreased by 8.8%, Read more [...]
on June 17. The loss of several whale carcasses have been found on the coast of Primorye under the Discovery last month, — a natural phenomenon, not indicating the deterioration of the environment in the Gulf, said on Friday, RIA Novosti fellow, Pacific Oceanological Institute, far Eastern branch (ES) of RAS Vladimir Melnikov.
The carcass of another dead whale length of three meters found on Thursday on the coast of the Findings at the kids camp «Antares». Earlier, on 31 may, the staff of the rest of the village Anna in Primorye was found on the shore of Read more [...]
on 1 July. Summer in Russia in the next five years can be marked by extremely high temperatures, said on Friday, RIA Novosti head of the Center «Artistiche» EMERCOM of Russia Vladislav Balls.
Last summer and partially fall on a significant part of Russia's territory blazed the strongest natural fires caused by abnormal heat. Life in many regions of the country, where there was the intense heat, especially in combination with the smoke from burning peatlands became very uncomfortable.
Balls said that until 2015 «almost the entire territory of Russia should be expected to increase Read more [...]
on 5 July. Currently, scientists warn that the volcanoes in Western Victoria and South Australia may be activated in the coming days. The forecast gave scientists a few hours after the two earthquakes that occurred this morning.
Using new methods, scientists from the University of Melbourne found that volcanoes usually erupt every 2000 years, the last eruption at mount Gambier, South Australia was 5000 years ago.
Professor Bernie Joyce said that Australia needs evacuation plan in case of eruption.
see also: In anticipation of the Australian tsunami
Scientists in Victoria warn that we need Read more [...]
In the South-West of England, under the English channel, earthquake magnitude 3.9 to the strongest since the eighteenth century, reports the British geological inspection (British Geological Survey).
The epicenter of the earthquake was near the town of Portsmouth. The inhabitants of the County of West Sussex reported that approximately 8 a.m. local time, some of the building began to vibrate. The vibrations lasted a few seconds.
The Sussex police had not received any alarm calls.
David Kerridge from the British geological inspection said it was the largest earthquake in the area since 1734. Read more [...]
Part of Highway 148 near Luskville, Ont., now, as the canyon is 18 meters in depth was the victim of Friday's rain. It is noteworthy that the family living next to a giant failure/collapse owns a construction company that has experience in similar type of works that will be needed to fix the road.
Not only that, James Nugent, R.H. Nugent Construction, have 35 years of experience in this area, so he has the heavy equipment parked a few hundred meters from the crash.
\"We immediately asked for help,\" he said. \"Nothing is written, but we will probably get to work on liquidation of emergency Read more [...]
\"The lights of earthquakes\"
\"Lights earthquakes\" - this is an unusual luminous atmospheric phenomenon, which, as noted, appears in the sky near or in a zone of tectonic stress, seismic activity or volcanic eruptions. The fact was disputed until you have taken photos during the earthquake in the city of Matsushiro, Nagano, Japan from 1965 to 1967 Only seismologists acknowledged the existence of this phenomenon.
Flash of light is celebrated during earthquakes, although sometimes received messages glows prior to earthquakes, as during an earthquake in Kalapana in 1975. As reported, Read more [...]
On Wednesday, the 8th of June, in Namibia (South Africa) on the territory of one of the most popular among tourists Safari Park snow. Last time snow in this area was dropped in 2002.
Snow sets new records
on 9 June. On Tuesday, the storm swept Namibia. Snow covered mountains, roads and houses near the national Park Namib-Naukluft.
Reports and pictures of the snowfall quickly spread on the Internet, and incoming mail is filled with rare pictures of snow-covered landscapes in areas characterized by the heat and dust, but not harsh cold and snow covers.
John Rabe from the farm Namibgrens, Read more [...]
Two dip in the ground is 10 m wide and a depth of 5 m appeared after abnormal hail and storms that passed in the Central province of ha Tinh, district Huong Ke in the beginning of this month. The exact cause of the accident has not been established. - Photo-VNS file.
on may 16. Two large dip in the ground appeared on the back of the yards of local houses in the province of ha Tinh. At least one family was evacuated from this area. Sinkhole in the commune of Huong Vinh has about 7 m deep and 6 m in diameter with small cracks appearing on the surface around this area.
\"Failure could be caused Read more [...]
on 7 may. The spread of the phenomenon known as \"Kokomo ham\".
As a Preface to the article: Kokomo Hum - was named a U.S. small industrial town of Kokomo in pc. Indiana, it is customary to denote the noise of industrial origin. At this point in the network under the word \"Hum\" refers to a phenomenon characterized by low-frequency sounds, described by eyewitnesses as a low rumble. For, Kokomo has a similar sound, but their source is industry. For those who are interested in these phenomena suggest \"googling\": Bristol Hum, Taos Hum, Bondi Hum.
In the course of the study in a month-long, Read more [...]
Icebreaker ODEN is coming to the metro Macmurdo, the main American base in Antarctica. (Eric Niiler for the Washington Post)
on March 21. Several years ago, Sven Tatg predicted the emergence of deep-sea crabs in shallow waters in the Antarctic.
But this winter biologist and his colleagues have been able to look at the movement of predators seabed while traveling on the ice through the ice-bound Antarctic sea.
The vessel was towed underwater vehicle with a pre-installed small digital camera, removing the bottom of the ocean. The camera transmits images of bright red Royal crab length of 10 inches, Read more [...]
Every year tourists from all over the world take baths in hot tubs Upper Hot springs national Park canadian Banff. Photo: Carol Harrington from Canadian Press
on April 18. Well-known pool in the Upper Hot springs in Banff (Banff — The national Park of Canada - notes. translator) must be filled with ordinary tap water (instead of mineral, we are talking about the so-called \"hot springs\", - notes. translator), and scientists do not understand why a natural source of water dries up.
Canadian parks used to fill swimming pools municipal water that has happened in the 1930s, for 10 years.
Geochemist Read more [...]
April 1. Surabaya. Deputy Manager in East Java ordered that officials were preparing for a possible evacuation of people from areas affected by the invasion of caterpillars, as was said in the statement on Friday.
Saifulla Yusuf demanded from the authorities to control the situation in the area of Probolingo, where villages are literally teeming with thousands of tracks, said Edie, Perinorte - assistant to the Governor on social security.
«Still not so bad», — said Edie on Friday.
«The possibility of evacuation of residents (at their request) depends on the degree Read more [...]
on 7 April. Hardly rats will long linger in the wilderness.
Long-haired rat-a\"native\" or Rattus Villosissimus (lat. the name of the local rodent - note. translator) usually inhabits the territory of the plateau Barkley in the Northern and Western parts of the pieces Queensland (North-East Australia, - note. translator).
But now, for the first time in 25 years - and saw her in Alice springs (Northern Australia - note. translator).
\"Some individuals reach 30 cm in length - worthy instance of rat exhibition\", - shares his opinion of the inspector livestock Chris Giles.
\"They will run Read more [...]
on 2 April. Recent rains may exacerbate chronic problem. Authors: Susan Kumar, Mallory Wu, Christine Porter.
Sinkholes literally undermine the life of the Lehigh Valley (google map), region where rainfall is continually eroding limestone.
People who usually turn a blind eye to the gap in the earth, they say that the recent heavy rains have exacerbated the problem.
Some people worry about the safety of adolescents which can meet the threat in places like Tatami, where forty-foot (12 meters - approx. translator) failure (known to the locals as the \"Forty Footer\"), open about a mile from Read more [...]
on March 18. Palm Coast (coast of Florida, is a note. translator), Florida. Researchers are trying to solve a strange mystery in Flagler County. A barrage of calls fell on 911 about 9:30 a.m. on Friday with messages of a shaking of the earth in Flagler County. All the calls were received from people living in the territory from Hammaka to palm coast (see map).
However, residents in North Dayton, as well as in Deltona and North of St. Augustine, said that they, too, felt some shaking. Many people were worried, considering that the earthquake.
The emergency management all day on the phone Read more [...]
The mysterious case of mass fish kills occurred on Tuesday off the coast of southern California. The waters of the small Harbor Redondo beach on southwest from the city of Los Angeles was filled with the carcasses of dead sardines, the number of which is estimated at 1 million. «Everything indicates that they died from natural causes», — said Andrew Huan from the Department of state concerning fish resources and recreation. He believes that the incident is certainly rare, but to an unprecedented it can not be classified.
Huan colleagues conducted the examination of Read more [...]
on January 24. According to senior geologist, part of the city of mount Gambier (Mount Gambie) is under threat of collapse in karst failure, formed last Thursday, which could one day engulf the house or even outside.
When torrential rains fell more than 100 mm of rain over the city for several hours, the residents of Ramsay Avenue woke up at night because of the karst failure, about 30 meters wide, formed near the reserve acuña.
According to the operational Manager of the municipal Advisor Darryl of Saxton, this is not the first case when the earth falls into the area. Mr. Sexton said that Read more [...]
on January 17. Residents Severnyj areas of Labrador, Canada, reported many dead seals, nailed to the shore from the beginning of December.
The representative of the environmental Department of the government of the Inuit in the end of last week issued a preliminary assessment, according to which hundreds of adult seals and cattle have been killed in the area between Gopalam and Makovicka this winter.
The Department of fisheries and oceans (DFO) conducts research remains Zhivotov, however, many believe that DFO has not moved quickly enough, says Ian winters, environmental official Read more [...]
China sent a fleet of more than 60 vessels, to prevent the massive distribution of green algae, approaching the coast of Qingdao in the North-East of the country.
The sudden growth of algae, which is spread over 400 square kilometers, caused by increasing ocean temperatures and increased discharge of nitrogen from agriculture and fisheries.
Scientists say that algae, Enteromorpha, must be caught before they begin to rot and the emergence of harmful gases.
It was involved 66 vessels, and to intercept seaweed was extended network on the distance from shore as additional protection. Ten forklifts, Read more [...]