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In New Zealand, the volcano awoke from Lord of the Rings

The second year of Tongariro volcano occurred on November 21 in New Zealand. The volcano, located in the center of the North Island, threw it in the air the ash cloud height of about three kilometers.

Volcanic eruption occurred at 13:25 local time (04:25 on Kiev) and did not cause significant damage and disruptions to transportation. Although over Tongariro were temporarily banned flights, authorities said aircraft whose route passes in this area, enough to go around the mountain. For security reasons, was temporarily blocked the highway near the volcano, writes Lenta.ru.

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In the next ninety years, our planet to change much

A recent report to the World Bank, which warns of the consequences of global warming. By the beginning of the next century, global temperature could rise by four degrees, which will change it beyond recognition.

According to the World Bank, the increase in temperature will result in a decline in world food supplies, the loss of ecosystems and biodiversity, the water level in the oceans. In addition, the report notes that the negative effects of warming will be a big problem for most of the poorest regions of the world, undermining efforts to achieve the global goals of mankind.

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Coming «ice age»? The coldest weather in 100 years comes to the UK

Life in the UK can stay for a few weeks as the most savage frost century begins.

The temperature drops to minus 20 ° C in a rural area, forecasters warned last night, while heavy snow and "potentially dangerous" storm closed roads and railroad tracks, and make impassable.

James Madden, meteorologist Exacta Weather, said: "We are seeing very cold and snowy conditions, at least for the last 100 years. Chances are, it will happen in December and January, with potentially heavy snowfall across the country.  "Parts of the North, Scotland and the East of England are likely to

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Waterspout in Australia

Australians have witnessed a rare natural phenomenon. In the ocean off the coast of New South Wales rose waterspout, TV channel "Russia 24?.

Such vortices are formed on water bodies of cumulus clouds, when there is a collision of warm air from the area of atmospheric moisture. There are similar storms long — from ten minutes to half an hour. In their midst is rotating marine life, fish and all kinds of shellfish, but the bank does not make them. Tornado never comes to sushi.

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Climatic phenomenon La Niña and El Niño events and their impact on health and society

La Niña (La Nina, «girl" in Spanish) is characterized by an abnormal decrease in the sea surface temperature in the central and eastern tropical Pacific Ocean. This process is the reverse of the El Nino (El Nino, «Boy"), which is associated, however, with the warming in the same area. These states follow each other at regular intervals for a year.

And El Niño and La Niña affect circuit circulation of ocean and atmospheric currents, which in turn affects the weather and climate around the globe, causing drought in some regions, storms and heavy rains — in others.

After a

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Flooding in Venice. Videos with no comments

Rampant floods in Venice does not stop tourists, many of them are in the city especially in the flooding, according to local media. "The situation is complicated. Flooding began a few days ago, and it is difficult to say when it will be given access to the Piazza San Marco — told the portal, "Interfax-Tourism" at the National Italian for Tourism (ENIT).

                                                                                                                                

Tourists need to arm high boots. Flooding can last for about two weeks. " According to employees of ENIT,

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Earthquake of magnitude 5.9 occurred in Peru

Earthquake of magnitude 5.9 occurred 780 km north-east of the capital city of Lima, Peru, the data on casualties or damage not reported at the U.S. Geological Survey.

Tremor was recorded on Saturday at 18.57 MSK 55 kilometers south of the city Kampoverde. Its center lies at a depth of 118 kilometers.

According to the data of the Geophysical Institute of Peru was 6.0 magnitude aftershocks.

Pacific through Peru is a "fire zone" — the band of volcanoes and tectonic faults up to 40,000 kilometers. He circles the Pacific Ocean, passing along the coasts of North and South America

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What will be the upcoming winter in Europe?

European countries have already experienced the first signs of winter. And it goes on the offensive. Small outbreaks of cold weather comes from Siberia will be celebrated in the west and in the center of continental Europe in the middle of winter and closer to spring, and the south of Spain, south-eastern Europe and the Mediterranean Basin expect storms. 

Winter temperature is below standards will be observed in countries such as the UK. Denmark, the Netherlands, Belgium, Poland, Germany, Switzerland, France, Spain and Portugal. But the weather service assure that such severe and prolonged winter, like last year, Europe

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Earthquake in Mexico.

Earthquake of magnitude 7.5 occurred on Wednesday on the border of Mexico and Guatemala, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

According to seismologists, the epicenter of the earthquake was located 63 kilometers south of the municipality Suchyate in southern Mexico.

Hearth tremors occur at a depth of 33 kilometers.

No casualties or damage were reported.

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Scientists: The Black Sea is dying in front of

Recent research ecologists have shown that at a depth of 200 m the Black Sea is in fact dead. But in the 90 years of the six Black Sea countries signed an action plan for the protection of the water body, but it was never executed.

According to environmentalists, the Black Sea has a relatively small size, but it runs a lot of rivers that carry organics, which accumulates and gradually displaces oxygen. Thus reducing the transparency of the water, which leads to the death of many organisms.

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