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March 2011: earthquakes, volcanoes, landslides, tsunamis, etc.

 

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Thirty people died of cold in Poland since the beginning of December

Thirty people died in Poland from exposure since early December, said on Wednesday the Ministry of the Interior.

Half of them died of hypothermia in the last three days — on Sunday, seven people died and eight more in the last two days.

In much of the last days of Poland temperature is minus 10.5 degrees. The greatest danger is the cold for the homeless. Police across the country ordered to check the place where they used to hide from the weather — cottages, abandoned houses, heating. Organized for the homeless bed and hot meals.

In December last year in

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Over the weekend, Ukraine fill up with snow. March 8 promise to minus 20 degrees

March 8 will be frosty. It is reported by the director Nicholas Kulbida meteorologist. The arrival of spring weather forecasters predict as many as 19-20 March:

"In the next 15 days of extreme temperature fluctuations are expected, — the Kulbida. — However, on March 7-9 forward cooling — we invaded a new wave of arctic air. Now the average temperature in Ukraine — 5.10 degrees. During the cold snap expected lowering the temperature throughout the country to 10-15 following a "zero" in the north-east — minus 20 in the South — 5-10 Celsius. But after March 9 the temperature

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Russia needs an animal rescue program for oil spill — WWF expert

Russia needs special animal rescue program at the state level in the plans for the oil spill, which now exist only in individual companies, says program coordinator for the environmental policy of oil and gas sector, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Russia Alexei Knizhnikov.

The expert noted that there is still not overcome the consequences of the accident for biodiversity tanker Exxon Valdez, which occurred off the coast of Alaska in March 1989, the populations of some native species have not yet recovered from the damages.

"The history of marine oil spills has led most oil-producing countries and companies operating

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Hurricane Jovi in the Pacific increased to the second category of risk

Hurricane "Jovi", formed in the eastern Pacific Ocean last week, increased to the second category on the Saffir-Simpson scale, reported Monday by the Associated Press referring to the National Center for Prevention of storms USA (National Hurricane Center, NHC). Gust speed accompanying the hurricane reaches 165 kilometers per hour. Currently hurricane is 420 miles from the Mexican port city of Manzanillo (Colima state). He continues to move in an easterly direction at a speed of 11 kilometers per hour. According to forecasts, in the next few days the hurricane could reach the southwest coast of Mexico. Tropical storms are named

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Increase the acidity of the ocean breaks the nitrogen cycle, scientists say

The scientists found that the increase in acidity of the World Ocean due to industrial pollution affects the fixation of nitrogen in it marine microorganisms, which may have unpredictable consequences for the planet's climate and marine food chains. It is stated in the article the researchers, published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Authors of the publication conducted six field experiments in the waters of two oceans (Atlantic and Pacific), which artificially increases the acidity of water, watching the reaction of specific micro-organisms that produce energy for their life by the oxidation of ammonia.

Translating such

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Bialowieza Forest hurricane struck the most severe damage in the past 20 years

Storm blowing over the Belovezhskaya Pushcha in the third week of July, caused the most severe damage in the past 20 years. Even a tornado in 2002, which destroyed about 60,000 cubic meters of wood in the queen-Masty forestry on an area of about 180 hectares, compared with the current weather looks like an easy trick. This time, the damage more in times: from the height forest looks like it walked on giant road roller. Particularly affected pine stands aged 40-60 years in the business district and Porozovskogo Novodvorsky forestry (Grodno region). According to preliminary data, damaged about 1,400

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Snow Nemo system threatens northeast U.S.

All the north-eastern states of the U.S. is preparing to blow thick snow system called Nemo. It is expected that this part of the United States will fall more than 0.6 meters of snow, and the wind speed at the same time exceeds 96 km / h This can result in zero visibility on the road and complete paralysis of life in both small and large cities in the north-east. High risk of extensive flooding of coastal areas of Massachusetts and surges of up to 1.2 meters.

Forecasters compare this atmospheric phenomenon with a violent storm in 1978

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Heavy snowfall paralyzed traffic in Nizhny Novgorod

Visibility was reduced to a few meters. Nature presented nizhegorodtsam another surprise: a strong storm enveloped the entire city. In just a few minutes dropped several inches of precipitation, visibility was reduced to zero.

— Blizzard caught me on the bridge Myzinskom — says Kirill Stroikov car owner. — Most drivers reduced speed to 5 km / h, some do prefer to stay and ride out the storm peak.

A similar situation exists in the city. Bridges once a traffic jam.

According to weather forecasts, snow will last into the night. Tomorrow the forecast cloudy weather without precipitation.

Olga KNYAZEVA

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Period of heavy rains in central Russia over — Weather Center

Period of abnormally wet weather in the central regions of European Russia is over, the current week will be more dry and warm, but the short rains are still possible soobschaetGidromettsentr Russia.

As previously reported, in the Central Federal District in the first half of June had the monthly rainfall.

"The average temperature of the week will be about 1.5-2 degrees above the norm, which will be perceived quite comfortable," — said the weather service.

On Monday morning, crossed the territory of the district cold atmospheric front, which is slightly lower the temperature, but the day will be sunny, and

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