The heat in the Chinese people die

In the province of Zhejiang in the heat killed 15 people

August 8, 2013. The intense heat has seriously affected the lives of local residents and the production of in Zhejiang Province / East China /. According to statistics Chzhetszjansky Centre for Disease Prevention and Control for the centers of their origin, from June 1 to August 7 this year from heat stroke has killed 15 people, which is 3.75 times higher compared to the same period last year. In years past, this is quite rare.

According to the provincial meteorological station, as of August 8 35-degree or

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Arctic ecosystems threatened by melting ice in Antarctica

August 7, 2013. According to the Australian biologists, the melting of ice in Antarctica leads to the fact that the surface of the ocean floor becomes more exposed to the sun. As a result, underwater polar ecosystems can be "absorbed" by algae.

Animals that live in the waters of the Arctic and Antarctic, most of their lives in darkness. Sea ice prevents the penetration of sunlight into the water in the spring and early summer, and in winter the sun does and completely disappears behind the horizon. Thus, the only time when these creatures can see the sunlight — the

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On the north-eastern Swiss canton storm swept

August 8, 2013. South of Switzerland have not seen such a strong storm. After going through the alpine canton of Vaud, the storm strengthened its strength and a good downpour drenched the central and eastern regions of the country. For four hours, which was raging element in the canton of Zurich, the observers counted about 29,155 lightning strikes. A particularly strong storm of destruction left in the settlements east canton of St. Gallen.

The measurements showed that the wind speed during the storm reached 100 km / h It is not surprising that such impulses easily uprooted or

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Lake Geneva can happen tsunami

Lake Geneva can happen tsunami danger zone

Scientists warn that hundreds of thousands of people living or vacationing in Lake Geneva, is in danger because of the tsunami, the likelihood is high enough.

Thus, in the 6th century BC, and more precisely in the year 563, the collapse of the rock near the confluence of the Rhone in the lake triggered tsunami. Peak wavelength at Lausanne on the northern edge of the lake close to the 13-meter mark. Wave, rushed to the shore and covered Geneva, reached 8 m in height. This is despite the fact that a

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A great storm has killed dozens of Filipinos

A great storm has killed dozens of Filipinos Natural Disasters

Tropical Storm Song Ching brought enormous destruction in Southeast Asia. At the moment, officially confirmed the death of 30 people in the Philippines and Vietnam. On the coast of Vietnam with hundreds of houses blown away, coastal barriers protivoshtormovye not survive the onslaught of the elements.

Wind speed at the northern part of Vietnam reached 133 km / h To protect people from the Vietnamese coast were evacuated at least 260,000 people. This was done in a timely manner, as after the storm there were massive landslides and

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Five people died in the eruption of a volcano in Indonesia

August 10, 2013. Rokatenda volcano in the province of East Nusa Tenggara in Indonesia erupted, killing five people, reports on Saturday Agency Xinhua.

According to media reports, lava destroyed several houses in the village Rokirole (Rokirole). Local authorities have started evacuating people.

Palue located on an island near the northern coast of the island of Flores Rokatenda volcano, which is sometimes also referred to as Palue, rises above the sea of Flores in the 875 meters, but its base is about three kilometers under water.

The world's largest Indonesian archipelago is part of the so-called Pacific "Ring of Fire" stretching

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Shrinking Arctic, Antarctica is growing

Shrinking Arctic, Antarctica Scientists have shown growing

Climatologists have found quite the opposite reaction thick ice shells of the planet to changing climatic conditions. Observations show that reserves of ice in the Arctic is rapidly melting, while Antarctica is growing every year.

In the period from 1978 to 2010, the area of the Antarctic ice has increased by 18 869.4 km2. The main reason for this growth, scientists believe the constant increase size of the ozone hole and the thinning of the ozone layer. The thinner the layer, the less solar energy it absorbs. This cools the stratosphere

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Niger is on the brink of hunger

May 6. Niger, with a population of nearly 3 million people on the brink of starvation. The authorities have stated that the causes of acute food shortages may become dry and insect attack.

Niger authorities also point out that the situation is aggravated by the large number of refugees from Libya and Côte d'Ivoire, where the ongoing anti-government protests.

To overcome the problems of the Niger food needs additional funding in the amount of $ 150 million, according to the BBC BBC.

The population of North Africa immigrate en masse. So, coming mainly from Tunisia to try to get to

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Shanghai's air has become even more dangerous

Shanghai's air has become even more dangerous Danger Zone

The air in the city of Shanghai has the worst indicators of pollution over the past few months. Delay harmful particles over the city also contribute to the thick clouds and fog, which had already provoked a car crash, where one person was killed and dozens injured. Due to the thick smog canceled 70 flights to Pudong International Airport and Honkyao, flight and another 27 arrested.

Due to poor visibility, created smog had 6 hours of morning traffic stop express routes. The measurements showed that the content of hazardous

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2011 in pictures (part 1)

2011 in pictures (part 1) This is interesting

Undoubtedly, any "best" list is subjective. Choose the best photos is not their simple, as most unimaginable incredible number of photos can slip past. But if we approach the question from the point of selection of key events and news, the process becomes much easier. For example, in the first half of current news headlines were the Japanese earthquake and the ensuing tsunami, and the Arab Spring events.

1. Wave, tsunami after 8.9 earthquake, swept over the city of Miyako, Iwate Prefecture, Japan (11 March 2011).

2. Pleasure boat on the roof

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