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Disabling NPP

Found an interesting trend — disable nuclear units. As the news is not very publicized.

Let's see when and where nuclear unit shutdown. Period — 2009.

Balakovo

The power unit N4 Balakovo bred in preventive maintenance, the press service of JSC "Concern" Energoatom ". Stopping the reactor is made in connection with the application for comments on the elimination of thermal mechanical equipment of the second circuit. Repairs will last until 24:00 MSK January 20, 2010

Nuclear power plant near New York — emergency shutdown of the reactor

Yanar 11, 2010

Not far from New York

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Scientists note increased volcanic activity over the past 50 years

The frequency of eruptions of volcanoes on Earth over the past half-century has increased significantly, the planet has entered a period of increased seismic and volcanic activity, said chief researcher at the Institute of Physics of the Earth named Schmidt, volcanologist Arthur Saltykovsky.

"Statistics … indicates that the last time since the middle of last century and the beginning of century, volcanic activity has increased markedly," — said the scientist during an online conference on the site of the newspaper "Moskovsky Komsomolets".

According to him, the increase in the number of eruptions can be "linked to the overall activity

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The water level of the Amur River near Khabarovsk over 8 meters

September 3, 2013. As at 12:00 local time (5:00 MSK), the water level in the Amur River near Khabarovsk stood at 805 cm This is the agency "Interfax" referring to the press service of the Ministry of Emergency Situations.

The 4 hour, the water level rose by 4 centimeters and, according to hydrologists, it will soon be just arriving. According to "Interfax", by September 6 level reaches 830 centimeters. Authorities have assured that the city's levees can withstand all 900.

According to hydrologists, Komsomolsk-on-Amur, the water will rise to 980 centimeters by mid-month. According to the MOE, in

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Sugar follows the buckwheat

Retail sugar prices significantly affect the overall rate of inflation. Photo: PhotoXPress.ru

World prices for white sugar reached a maximum in 21 years. Reasons different: from low world stocks to drought in Russia, floods in Pakistan and a modest harvest in India. Involved in the sugar speculation and international investment funds. Wholesale sugar prices in Russia may grow in the near future by 20%, while retail prices could jump even higher — even despite the end of the autumn season home preparations.

The prices for white sugar rose during the London trading on Tuesday to its highest level,

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In China, the government collapsed two granaries

Many of the state granaries in China may be empty.

Early in the morning of January 30 in the area of Inner Mongolia Bayannaoer storage building collapsed state grain reserves. A week later, on February 7 collapsed a second repository, located nearby. Information about this attracted the attention of the public to the real situation with food supplies in China.

According to China's radio and warehouses were built in 2003, each 17 meters high, with a diameter of 12 meters and a capacity of 1,200 tons. Their construction has been spent over 300 million yuan ($ 42 million).

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Most tropical storms does not match the peak of the season

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September 3, 2013. Come September — the second month of maximum activity of tropical cyclogenesis in the Northern Hemisphere. In the Atlantic, he continued sluggish trend in August. It is only one region of the cluster of thunderstorm clouds near the Lesser Antilles island with a 40% chance to become the next tropical storm.

In the Pacific, the season is represented by three tropical storms. In the north-east of the acts storm "Kiko", which slowly fades away to the west of the peninsula of Baja. Whirlwind is poorly developed and are expected to the National Center for

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At the western coast of Mexico formed Tropical Storm Kiko

September 1, 2013. In the Pacific coast of Mexico on Saturday formed a tropical storm "Kiko". This was reported by experts from the National Center for monitoring hurricanes in Miami / Florida, United States /.

According to them, the wind speed in the midst of it now reaches 96 km / h He moves toward the mainland at 8 km / h According to the forecast meteorologists in the next two days, "Kiko" could gain traction.

Atmospheric phenomenon is classified in the U.S. as a storm and gets a proper name, if the wind speed reaches its epicenter 63 km

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In the skies over the United States exploded a large car

August 31, 2013. The agency NASA space body mass, exploding in the sky at night over the state of Tennessee on August 28, rated at 110 pounds, and the diameter — about 1 meter. In addition to the automatic camera tracking meteors, space flight recorded 4 guest Doppler radar.

Space "boulder" entered the Earth's atmosphere at a speed of 25 km / s, and probably exploded in her tight layers. In the luminescence maximum brightness of the fireball was 12th magnitude, which is 20 times brighter than the full moon.

When was calculated orbit of the car, it became

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Drought and floods have destroyed a fifth of the South Urals crops

September 2, 2013. Climatic catastrophe that hit the Southern Urals, have led to lower yields in the region, said Minister of Agriculture of the Chelyabinsk region Sergei drying.

This year, as a result of drought and floods of more than 2 million hectares of crops were lost over 400,000, reports Chelyabinsk STRC. However, the weather did not prevent disasters leave a plan for collecting fodder for livestock enterprises of the region at the same level: 31 quintal per conventional unit of cattle. Good things, and the collection of vegetables: this fall plans to collect 800,000 tonnes of potatoes and 300,000

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Poyang Lake dries

Poyang Lake dries save the planet

In China, there is drying up of two large lakes Poyang and Dongting, which affects more than 40 million people in five provinces. Poyang Lake, located in Jiangxi Province, is the largest freshwater lake in China. Recently, surface water decreased by 200 square kilometers due to the lack of water in the upper reaches of the Yangtze River. Undergoing many geological changes, Poyang narrowed in the north and increased in the south.

Occupying a total area of 4,000 square kilometers, Poyang was subject to strong industrial pollution due to the relatively slow economic development

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