Sri Lanka was red rain

Sri Lanka was red rain Facts

Sevanagala province, and Manaragala Manampitiya and Polonnaruwa in Sri Lanka witnessed a rare and yet unexplained phenomenon — red rain. About 15 minutes from the sky to the ground almost two in the morning of the rain water was flowing red. Met can not yet give a clear answer to the question why the heavy rains had just such a color, and that was the reason for their occurrence.

After the rain on the soil remained reddish patina. It is learned that an unusual phenomenon occurs in Sri Lanka for the first

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On America could collapse a giant tsunami

May 17. California and Hawaii threatened by giant waves, such as those that hit Japan last spring.

A study conducted recently in New Mexico, at the Institute of Mining, showed that the fault crust on the seabed in the south of the Aleutian Islands can generate an earthquake of 9 points.

Earthquake-prone zone — Aleutian subduction zone is in a place where the edge of the Pacific plate goes under the North American plate. In March 1964, the collision of these two plates has caused the most powerful earthquake measuring 9.2 points. Then the victims of disaster are 145 people.

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Help fight the drought special bacteria

Help fight the drought special bacteria Facts

Experts from the University of Milan found that some of the flora found a way to survive even during a severe drought. When a plant is not possible to draw water from the soil, they enter into a symbiosis with living in the soil specific microbes that help the plant to continue to grow, even during droughts.

To experimentally prove their hypothesis, the scientists began to monitor the growth of shoots pepper, put it in terms of insufficient watering. Simultaneously analyzed the type and amount of bacteria colonies which began to

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The work of art or a device for ventilation?

The work of art or a device for ventilation? It is interesting

The existence of a special type of glass that reacts to heat and changes because of their capacity, many people know. Received a distribution and computer-controlled "curtains" that operate on the principle of traditional Arabic architecture, closing or opening, depending on the brightness of the sun. But at the University of Southern California for the first time managed to get a solid material which is able to dynamically respond to the flow of light or heat.

University has demonstrated its discovery, it has made out of

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The village is in the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous District washes into the Ob

July 25, 2013. In the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous District is one of the villages washed away in the river Ob. Changing course and beach, where there are houses, gradually falling apart. For several years, the water took about a dozen buildings. Specialists state: the process does not stop, and in the future, the river can absorb all of the village. However, this situation is not an emergency — the people who lost their homes can not count on getting a new home.

Trees, houses, outbuildings, and he shore leave in Ob. Razboeva Alexander, a resident of the village Tags

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Google sponsored the next wind farm

Google sponsored the next wind farm Facts

Most recently, Google released information that a new wind farm with a capacity of 50 megawatts in the town of Rippey, Iowa, USA, spent $ 75,000. In addition, for all the time that the company is fighting for the implementation of "green" technologies and reducing its environmental footprint, its investments in related activities will soon beat the record of $ 1 billion

At the moment, Google has spent more than $ 990 million in various projects that support renewable energy technologies. A wind farm in Iowa will be able to fully

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In Australia's largest open network of water reserves

In Australia's largest open network of water reserves to save the planet

Leaders of Australia officially announced the creation and opening of the world's largest network of marine reserves, which are designed to protect more than 2.3 million km2 area covered by ocean ecosystems.

Reserves opening was preceded by years of planning and consultation with ecologists and biologists. And now the list of flora and fauna, placed under protection, greatly expanded. In the list of many endangered species (blue whale, the green turtle, the gray nurse shark, dugong), habitat is constantly shrinking due to human intervention and climate

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Earthquake in China (recording with CCTV cameras)

Chinese authorities issued a recording of CCTV cameras, depicting 6.6 magnitude earthquake in Gansu in the north-west of the country in the morning on July 22. According to recent reports, the accident killed 95 people, injured thousands.

Source: RT

New flood recorded in Acapulco, Mexico

September 26, 2013. Heavy rains have led to new flooding in the Mexican resort of Acapulco in Guerrero, according to local media on Thursday.

The water level in some areas of the city went up to one and a half meters, and therefore the units of the army and federal police have started a new evacuation of residents. Using megaphones, the authorities alert the population to leave the dangerous areas.

Acapulco mayor Luis Aburto Walton personally inspect the areas affected by the water. According to the office of civil defense Guerrero, showers do not stop in Acapulco already

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France earned the largest solar power plant

France earned the largest solar power Interesting

The French Lorraine was commissioned the largest solar power plant. According to the experts of the "Electricité de France", this facility can provide year-round electricity to the city, which is home to 55,000 residents.

This giant plant is 360 hectares in the former NATO military base. It is sufficiently far away from residential areas. The solar power plant consists of approximately 1.4 million photovoltaic panels dimensions of 1.20 x0, 60 meters with a maximum capacity of 115 megawatts at peak activity. The lack of sunlight in this French region should greatly

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