Dozens of people were killed in floods in eastern Afghanistan

August 3, 2013. Dozens of people were killed in the floods, which occurred in a mountainous region near the Afghan capital.

As reported by law enforcement representative of the country as long as it is not possible to give the exact number of victims because many people are still missing. According to him, due to a sharp rise in the water level in the Surobi area east of Kabul houses destroyed, severe damage to the building received a local hospital.

Flows through the area several rivers, so the severe floods in this area are not uncommon.

Source: ITAR-TASS

Climate change is more real than real

Climate change is more real than the real weather and climate

Widely debated hurricane Sandy gave the U.S. East Coast this sink. Heavy rain, flooding and squally winds resulted in widespread destruction and the cascading effect of extinction of electricity and problems with transport links. Fallen pillars with electric cables caused the fire and shock people with electricity. Economic activity of the coast to a halt due to the temporary closure of enterprises and public services. The saddest thing is that the vast majority of the affected areas last year experienced similar hardships during Hurricane Irene.

Cleaning sand

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Tropical storms formed a column

August 5, 2013. Early August — the peak season of tropical storms in the north-eastern part of the Pacific Ocean. GOES-15 satellite constellation of NOAA's August 2 hurricane watch "Gil" is flanked by two companions, tropical depressions — lower organized weather systems.

A day after the photo made, depression 91, which was in the most unfavorable conditions for intensification, has ceased to exist, and depression 90 was transformed into the eighth tropical storm "Henrietta."

Whirlwind to be almost in the wake of "Gila" and also intends as he become a hurricane. Under the most likely scenario, such an event

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Hurricane Sandy: results

Hurricane Sandy: results of Natural Disasters

Authorized services try to summarize and calculate the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy. It was learned from the disaster that killed 98 people, more than 5.6 million families and households were without electricity. Each eastern state long remember what happened in the end of October a natural disaster.

CONNECTICUT Destroyed many houses, located in the delta of the Long Island Sound, in the number of people killed 3 people were left without electricity for 378,000 people. Delaware Part of the south coast is still under water, but the people are happy that

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China has increased the risk of snow storms

China has increased the risk of snow storms Weather and Climate

In northern China's growing threat of severe snowstorms, and therefore the risk of code for potential risk areas was raised from "blue" to "orange", the second force. Home snowstorms predicted one to two days.

The fifth and sixth of November will be thick snowstorm in the central and eastern districts of the autonomous region of Inner Mongolia in the north and west of the province of Hebei and around Beijing. In some areas of snowfall may reach 30 mm. Snow storms will be preceded by sleet and

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The magnetic field of the sun will soon turn upside down, according to NASA

August 6, 2013. These solar observatories, NASA show that the sun was close to the point where its magnetic field "roll over", that is, change the polarity of the opposite — it happens every time the light is at the peak of the 11-year activity cycle, said the American space agency.

"It seems to us there are not more than three or four months to complete inversion of the field. This change will cause a ripple effect throughout the solar system ", — the expert in solar physics Todd Hoeksema of Stanford University.

Solar activity is subject to the

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Neelam spinning cyclone in the Indian city of Chennai

Neelam spinning cyclone in the Indian city of Chennai Weather and Climate

Neelam Tsiklonoobrazny storm, which was forecast to fall on the Indian city of Chennai, the capital of Tamil Nadu, has bypassed this town side. But instead suffered a city Chennai India — Mamllapuram, located 60 km to the south.

Ironically, in an area of the state, where the storm looked in the first place, no one was hurt. But in other towns of Tamil Nadu there are casualties Neelam. According to official figures, the death toll is 4. The entire population of the northern coast of

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Thousands of Filipinos affected by floods caused by rains

August 5, 2013. Hundreds of thousands of people were injured in last weekend of heavy rains in the central and southern parts of the Philippines, said on Monday internet news portal GMA News.

"According to our data (of disaster) affected 22 towns, the water level in some areas can reach the knee, hip or waist" — the official representative of the Philippines Civil Defense Maj. Ray Balide (Rey Balido).

In the southern province of Maguindanao downpours caused floods affected nearly 250,000 people, with the information from the two cities have not yet been received. The province was declared a state

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The seismic anomaly in California was lithospheric plate

March 19, 2013. American geophysicists have determined that an underground anomaly in the depths of California is a piece of the lost lithospheric plate. In a press release on the website of Brown University is review articles of scientists, published in PNAS.

Anomaly, called Isabella, located at a depth of 100 kilometers under the central California. It is a lot of cold, hard material not related to the North American plates. New measurements have shown that the anomaly — it is a fragment of the lithospheric plate Farallon extinct 100 million years ago.

Farallon plate located between the

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In the tourist state of India due to landslides killed five people

August 5, 2013. At least five people were killed in heavy rains and landslides provoked by them in one of the most popular tourist states in India — Kerala. Livni, who does not stop here for many days, led to the fact that the authorities were forced to close the local airport, located in the administrative center of the state, the city of Kochi. In many places, the rains washed away the road, blocking the entrances to the affected villages.

All of the victims of the current landslide — residents of the settlements in Idukki district, known for

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