Fog suspended the activities of international airports in China

Fog suspended the activities of international airports in China Weather and Climate

Because of reduced visibility caused by dense fog and smog in the city of Urumqi, the capital of the autonomous region of Xinjiang Yugur in northwest China, was suspended the activities of the international airport. Denied boarding 25 aircraft arriving from Beijing Airport, Dalian and Chengdu. As a result, the pilots had to make a forced landing at the airports of the neighboring towns.

62 flights, which were to leave the airport in Urumqi, had not been allowed to take off on schedule, they canceled due

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The most important impact of coastal natural areas for protection from disasters

July 19, 2013. According to a recent study conducted at the Stanford Woods Institute, dunes and reefs are critical to protect millions of residents and the United States, and billions of dollars from the estate of coastal storms. Extreme weather events, sea level rise and lives in degraded coastal systems, from all of this will help to protect nature.

The study, "The coastal habitats shield protects people and property ownership from sea-level rise and storms," published July 14 in the journal «Nature Climate Change», offers the first comprehensive map of the entire U.S. coast. It shows where and how protected

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In 80% of the districts of Tatarstan recorded drought, the president introduced a state of emergency

July 19, 2013. At the last government meeting Marat Akhmetov, Minister of Agriculture and Food of the Republic of Tajikistan, said the increased to 35 the number of areas where the drought has been fixed. In the Republic of Well 43 districts, which means that 80% of the region is suffering from drought emergency was declared there. The harvest started in almost all areas: the number of milled grain has exceeded 80,000 tons.

Drought, according minsehozproda reduce by half the predicted earlier harvest of five million tons. If the forecasts are correct, the republic will gather this year to 20%

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In China, the earthquake caused a flood: 21 victims

July 27, 2013. At least 21 people were killed and four missing in floods and landslides that struck the Chinese province, where more than 95 people died after the earthquake, state media reported on Saturday.

Floods, landslides and rockfalls were reported Thursday in the northwestern Gansu Province after heavy rains, Xinhua news agency reported, citing the local government.

Several villages and provinces have been blocked, torn power lines due to landslides.

In one village, more than half of the houses were destroyed. The authorities have ordered the evacuation of 30,000 people, as weather forecasters promise heavy rains in the near

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In the Czech Republic dominates tropical heat

July 28, 2013. A real tropical heat went through to Sunday night residents Czech Republic. ITAR-TASS, in most parts of Prague, the temperature exceeded 20 degrees of heat, which, according to the norms of meteorologists, is the boundary of "tropical night."

For the Czech Republic, this phenomenon is very rare. Meteorologists record such high night temperatures no more frequently than once every five years, usually in July and August.

On the eve of the day in central Bohemia air temperature ranged between 37 degrees. Sweltering with the heat of people bathing in the fountains and on the streets drenched himself

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In the southern part of Colombia landslide

July 19, 2013. The landslide came down from the hilly area on the roadway in the southern Colombian department of Huila, caused the death of six people. Except for the people below the soil surface were two houses situated by the road linking the city Suazo, Huila, and the city of Florencia Caquetá department, as well as an ambulance and a truck.

Dozens of local residents, which was quickly removed from the struck a hill, in a matter of urgency to the hospitals and Garzuna Suazo department of Huila. Survived a further 26 Colombians caught in the dam

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Because of the rains in China continues unabated devastating flood

July 19, 2013. The rainfall reached 190 mm, flooding severely disrupted traffic movement. Under the water was a lot of cars, taxis, standing in the water more than 200 buses. Urban drainage system has failed, say municipal services.

Source: TCH.ua

Noctilucent clouds season is not going to end

Syktyvkar, Russia, July 17, 2013 © Pavel S | Spaceweather.com

July 20, 2013. Owing to the change of astronomical and atmospheric factors season of noctilucent clouds is nearing completion. Still glowing gossamer thin continues to delight his fans in different parts of the Northern Hemisphere.

At night, July 14 in the twilight of the Moscow sky once again appeared gently glowing clouds. Even those who previously had never seen such a phenomenon, immediately realized that this silver cloud.

Indeed, with silver clouds is difficult to make a mistake. Either they have it or not. Other — tropospheric

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Too early to talk about speeding up the melting of glaciers

July 18, 2013. While climate change is the responsibility of such an exact science as fundamental physics, this is largely the result of a complex interaction of factors that are not entirely clear. For example, it is clear that in the context of global warming sea level rise as a warmer water in the oceans expand and glaciers and ice sheets melt. But the rate of sea level rise and its end point remains the subject of heated debate.

This week, some clarity to the issue have two new articles. One devoted to where the sea level will stop when

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Is it necessary to make public predictions of earthquakes?

Experts' opinions on this issue differed D. Alizadeh, N. ABASOV

Seismologists, hiding behind a ban on opening projections hide their failure in predicting earthquakes. This in an interview with "Echo" said seismologist known Russian Viktor Bokov.

"In the case here as some of them, when the accuracy of their forecasts is about 90%, then to hide from the public the expected earthquake is a crime," — said the scientist.

Meanwhile V. Bokov also said that he fully agrees with G. Nazarov, the author of articles on the subject, published in an issue of "Echo."

According to regular reader

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