In Texas, the drought has destroyed 10% of the forest

In Texas, the drought has destroyed 10% of the forest area Weather and Climate

Over recent years, Texas has experienced a particularly dry summers, accompanied by large fires, in particular, this applies to 2011. According to the Texas Forest Stewardship recent fires have destroyed about 10% of the state forest, or about a billion trees. Considered the largest fires in Bastrop east of Austin, resulting in burned 1.5 million trees and 1,500 houses destroyed.

In winter, it is difficult to assess which trees were killed, and which are at rest after the extraordinary summer heat. Therefore, experts await spring of

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Flooding in the United States: people were rescued, clinging to trees

July 22, 2013. Large-scale flooding in the south-western United States. High water was raided in the normally arid Arizona. The cause of the flood was a heavy downpour — the banks came out of the river. Water was coming very fast, flooded highways and dozens of motorists were trapped in their own cars. Had to release them with the help of helicopters.

No better situation in neighboring Mexico. In the north, showers did not cease for three days. During that time, had the annual rainfall. High water caused considerable disruption to transport links. Podtopilo International Airport Chiuahua. Air carriers

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The number of victims of the earthquake in China is approaching 50

July 22, 2013. At least 47 people were killed in a powerful earthquake in Gansu Province in northwest China, the number of detected injured. Only serious wounded about 300 people, local media reported with reference to the data of the provincial government.

The basis earthquake hit came in the county Minsyan where completely destroyed 20% of homes, and 60% of the buildings sustained substantial damage.

The earthquake of magnitude 6.6 was recorded at 07:45 local time (3:45 MSK) on Monday at the border counties and Minsyan Chzhansyan.

Source: INTERFAX.RU

 

Earthquake in China: The death toll grows

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United Kingdom: In the western part of the county of Yorkshire was a flood

July 31, 2013. Excessive rainfall that hit the west Yorkshire, have caused flooding in the Calder Valley and Todmordene. On the territory of Todmorden to Brayhauza adjacent to the River Calder and its tributaries, announced a warning about the flood highest degree of danger, because here in two hours received almost 460 mm of rain, that is half of the monthly norm.

In York already flooded about 20 homes, where at the peak of the flood water came up to his waist. Several buildings and a railway platform in Uolsdene also flooded. Dozens stood on the street car

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Flooding in North Korea

The DPRK flood victims were 8 people

July 23, 2013. In North Korea, there was a series of floods, which have claimed eight people. This is with reference to local media reports ITAR-TASS.

Hardest-hit South Pyongan Province and North Pyongan. 4.5 thousand houses destroyed, 17.7 thousand people were evacuated.

Floods caused by the rainy season. Last year at this time killing over 300 people.

Source: Gazeta.ru,

 

Flood victims in North Korea were 8 people

July 23, 2013. As a result of floods caused by heavy rainfall, from 20 to 22 July in North Korea, killing eight people. On

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In Yakutia, flooded homes, the evacuation of the population is

July 23, 2013. In the past few days in some areas of Yakutia continued heavy rains. As a result, the water level in the river Dulgalah more than 40 centimeters exceeded the critical level.

Flooding has caused flooding of 14 homes in the village Sword. Produced evacuation of residents and the personal property of people. In the operation involved two rescue boats Yakutia, 10 motor boats and five vehicles belonging to local residents.

Resettlement of the population is located in private homes, standing on a hill, and in the camp, which includes seven tents for 15 persons each. The village

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Flooding in the northern Mexican state

July 23, 2013. Northern Mexican state of Chihuahua has suffered from flooding caused by the floods of the local rivers. After heavy rains the water in the rivers and Nogales Kakauateles exceeded safe levels and flooded coastal areas. Flood victim was a man, another Mexican managed to pull out of the bubbling stream by a rescue helicopter.

As reported by weather forecasters, three hours in Chihuahua had the annual, or even 1,5-annual rainfall. Therefore, the flood was a disaster for the Chihuahua International Airport, which was forced to close and cancel all departures from runways total immersion in

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In Portugal, there was a tornado

In Portugal, there was a tornado Natural Disasters

Tornado sweeping through teriitorii Lagoa Sul in Portugal caused chaos. Throughout the city lay overturned cars, wind tore rooted trees, felled billboards, broke off balconies and roofs of houses. Some houses were destroyed from top to bottom in a matter of minutes. As a result, about a hundred people were left without homes.

As the tornado occurred in the middle of the day, most residents were at work, at school or on the street. After the tornadoes in some areas Lagoa Sul took power outages. This only accelerated the spread

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Paris fights pollution butts

Paris fights pollution butts Facts

After a fairly successful struggle against the faeces of domestic and stray animals, so long bad name city streets, Paris finally took up cigarette butts from cigarettes. Before fining worst polluters of smokers and in one, the city authorities decided to install on every social urn stands for extinguishing cigarette butts. If the situation does not change until 2013, the penalty for discarded cigarette butt will still be introduced.

On November 14, 2012 in Paris, was established 10 thousand of these stands at 30 thousand boxes, which should help smokers get rid of

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Cyclone in Primorye beat 13-year-old record

July 24, 2013. All operational service of Primorye are on high alert. To the region hit a new cyclone. In the southern areas of the province downpour continues with few interruptions, for more than 12 hours. Rain accompanied by gale-force winds. Go on vacation to the coast of the residents is not recommended. Flooded several streets in Vladivostok.

Source: Lead

 

Podtopilo flooding caused by a cyclone in Primorye and Yakutia dozens of homes

July 25, 2013. After Primorye hit by a powerful cyclone, bringing with him the heavy rains in the village were flooded Ternei 30

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