During a snow storm in France lost people

During a snow storm in France lost people Weather and Climate

"Orange" code of danger was declared in the south and east of France, suddenly emerged as a cold front brought heavy rainfall there is snow and wind storm at up to 130 km / h In urban areas of the eastern region Isere power outage because of snowfall. Without electricity there are about 50,000 households in this and neighboring regions.

Most likely, the weather conditions have led to the disappearance of two people who were at that time on the Mediterranean coast of France. One of the

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Global warming threatens to lovers of pasta?

April 14, 2013. Mark Hertsgaard is responsible from the pages of the magazine «Newsweek»: «Pasta consist mainly of wheat, and scientists say that with the increase in global temperature wheat crops around the world will suffer enormously." Indeed, in three crops, the backbone of the human diet — wheat, maize and rice — wheat is the most sensitive to temperature increase.

Professor at the University of North Dakota Menhi Frank believes that wheat grows best in cool seasons, and that high temperatures have on its growth and yield a negative impact. Scientific projections indicate that by 2050, global temperature increase

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Sandy hurricane headed for the east coast of the U.S.

Sandy hurricane headed for the east coast of the U.S. Natural Disasters

Heavy rains, strong winds and flooding were brought by a third U.S. East Coast hurricane that recently raged over on you, Jamaica and Cuba. Forecasters say that the main impact will the territory between Maryland and southern New England. The volume of rain and snow can reach 300 mm.

Interacting with Arctic air masses, Sandy has all the prerequisites to become a "supershtorm" which coast has ever seen. Wave height can reach 1.2-2.5 m of flood victims could not only the coast, but also the internal

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Give us a map of the coast of California!

California

Since August of this year, state and federal specialists will start — under the supervision of the National Administration National Oceanic and Atmospheric USA (NOAA) — a laborious and time-consuming work: preparation of detailed maps of California coastline length of 1,200 miles. For the implementation of the project cost $ 3.3 million involving the newest equipment, aircraft, LiDAR (laser radar-infrared), etc. Images of these, according to project manager Doug George, are so clear and detailed that the new map will be possible to see some boulders.

Why should the federal and local authorities took it right now,

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New York is almost paralyzed in anticipation of Hurricane Sandy

New York is almost paralyzed in anticipation of Hurricane Sandy Natural Disasters

Due to the impending hurricane in U.S. largest city in the evening on October 28 carried out a complete paralysis of public transport, including the metro, buses and trains. This is a rather radical solution, since these types of daily movements are more than 5 million residents. In addition, a halt some bridges and transport tunnels. Similar decisions were made in Philadelphia and Washington.

After meeting with the cold Arctic air masses Sandy storm coming from the Caribbean, will bring to New York the strongest precipitation.

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High-altitude discharges — elves, blue jets and red sprites

Blue jets — one of the most mysterious species of high-altitude discharges. They break away from the upper edge of the storm clouds and rise up to 10, 20, or even 30 kilometers. Photo: SPL / EAST NEWS

December 2009. 20 years ago, on the night of 5 to 6 July 1989, in the history of the study of the planet Earth, an important event. John Randolph Winkler, a retired professor, 73-year veteran of NASA, sent to the storm clouds highly sensitive video camera, and then, looking through the recording frame by frame, found two bright flashes, which,

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The prolonged drought has a negative impact on agriculture in South China

August 7, 2013. From the middle of this year in most of the southern regions of China reigns prolonged heat, resulting in a number of provinces there was a drought, which began to have a serious negative impact on agriculture and home life of local residents.

According to the State Headquarters for Flood Control and Drought, as of August 5, the country's drought-affected farm land with a total area of 3 million 998 thousand hectares, 4.5 million people and nearly 1.8 million head of cattle lack of drinking water.

The most severe drought occurred in Hunan Province / China

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In Mexico, the search continues for landslide victims

September 21, 2013. On the Pacific coast of Mexico, for which a week ago hit a tropical storm, "Manuel", search continues for people whose homes were under a landslide near the village of La Pintada. To participate in the search and rescue operation involved the military.

The landslide occurred on Monday. Listed as missing 68 people, TV channel The Weather Channel. Rescuers have to dig tons of earth and mud, under which were buried dozens of homes.

Further north, in the popular resort city of Acapulco, cut off from the outside world flood rescue work is underway. Here,

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Flooding in Blagoveshchensk destroyed the entire crop

August 13, 2013. In the Amur region, which also hit by floods, in the coming days, expect new thunderstorms and squalls. Local authorities are encouraged to take measures to prevent accidents and emergencies. On the eve of the big water reached Blagoveshchensk. The city flooded more than 800 homes.

Nearly 45,000 hectares of farmland have flooded, and 10 times more water-logged fields, where you can still manage to save something — the scale of the floods in the Amur region casts doubt on the future of the Amur farmers.

70 percent of the crop grower Leonid Kazakov usually

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Bright red sprite in the stratosphere

August 13, 2013. At the edge of the earth's atmosphere, where the dark sky rascherchivayut meteors and gentle light shining noctilucent clouds, sometimes you can see the odd shape of lightning. Scientists say that sprites is as beautiful as it is mysterious.

Orns Jason (Jason Ahrns), a graduate student from the University of Alaska, took a photo of a bright red sprite over Oklahoma City on August 6. Specialist in the study of the aurora that day was on board the U.S. National Center for Atmospheric Research, regular flights. "During the flight, we did not see the sprites, but

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