Floods leave the country without bread

August 20, 2013. Farmers have started to count the losses caused by flooding in the Far East. The numbers, of course, until the ballpark, but have already enjoyed economic pessimism. Area under different crops, killed in the disaster exceeded 627 thousand hectares, preliminary damage estimated at more than 8.5 billion rubles. Against the background of relatively good looks Yakutia — there were only natural flooding grasslands. These are the official data of the Ministry of Agriculture.

But to many fields still can not even come up, so that the amount of loss can grow many times. In only one

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Global warming has brought back to life the most northern lake Earth

Global warming has brought back to life the most northern lake Earth Facts

Kaffeklubben lake, located off the coast of Greenland, came to life again and became home to microscopic algae. This type of algae called diatom disappeared from the northernmost freshwater lake in the world more than two thousand years ago. But now, thanks to warming water microalgae newly seeded Kaffeklubbena.

The lake was formed in about 3.5 thousand years ago, when the retreating glacier formed a relief plain coast of Greenland. With the advent of a new period of cooling diatom population gradually reduced until it

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Global drought will soon become normal on the planet

Global drought will soon become normal in the world Scientists have shown

Despite the fact that the drought being experienced in North America this year, far from the scale of the 1930s, scientists do not hesitate to say that being in a state of drought has become customary for the status of the world's breadbasket. Of drought conditions in the U.S. was in 1956, for 63% of the southern states faced a lack of moisture during August.

Specialists in full are concerned that in this case, the negative effects of natural disasters on the region's economy will not

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Study glacier Ngozumpa

Study glacier Ngozumpa Facts

Ngozumpa glacier in Nepal begins to descend from the sixth highest mountain peak of Cho Oyu. The glacier is not impressive in its gray appearance: he strewn rubble of rocks falling from the surrounding slopes. However Ngozumpa of particular interest to scientists around the world.

In the last ten years, the temperature in the Nepalese Himalayas is growing much faster than the world. Most glaciers to show signs of reduction and thinning ice mass, forming a huge amount of meltwater. In particular, accumulating on the surface of the glacier Ngozumpa, melt water slowly seeps into the

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An earthquake of magnitude 6.1 occurred in Mexico

August 21, 2013. An earthquake of magnitude 6.1 occurred on Wednesday in the south of Mexico, according to the U.S. Geological Survey website (USGS). Earlier, Reuters reported magnitude of 6.4.

The epicenter of tremors was located 23 kilometers from the city of San Marcos, center lies at a depth of 34.8 kilometers.

Other details, as well as data on casualties and damage has not yet been received.

Source: RIA Novosti

Away of life on the planet in 2012?

Away of life on the planet in 2012? It is interesting

NASA is working to refute false reports about the "end of the world" in 2012. Many of them are related to outer space, the threat from outside. The latest version for close supernova explosion that would destroy life on Earth. But according to scientists, astronomers, this is impossible. Despite the enormous amount of energy released in an explosive way, because the impressive distance we did not feel any harm.

Fig. 1. Supernova 1987A — the closest exploding star, located in the 160 thousand light-years from Earth. In the photo

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Floods in France pilgrims caught unawares

Floods in France pilgrims caught unawares Natural Disasters

Floods caused by incessant rains in the south-west of France, caused the closure of the Catholic shrine in Lourdes, followed by an emergency evacuation of all there are pilgrims. The evacuation took place in difficult conditions, as many of the pilgrims elderly or sick and can not walk without assistance. Eyewitnesses claim that this was the worst flooding in 25 years.

Entire hotel evacuated in low-lying parts of the city, the number taken from Lourdes is 270 people, with 236 to look forward to when to come and rescue them

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The unprecedented earthquake threaten Europe

August 19, 2013. The French newspaper Le Monde published the latest results of a study to assess the risk of earthquakes in the next 50 years.

New European study confirms that Romania is among the countries with the highest seismic risk in the continent, according to an article published by the French newspaper Le Monde.

"The unprecedented earthquakes are possible in Europe" was the title of an article by Pierre Le Hir, the French newspaper, which refers to a study conducted by an international team of 50 specialists. He first used the same criteria and mathematical models to

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In Africa, the ocean is born — the Afar triangle. Photo

A cleft in the Afar triangle signal to the birth of the ocean. Tim Wright / University of Oxford

Geologists from the University of Addis Ababa in Ethiopia amazed — in the Afar desert with amazing speed cavity is formed, which may become the seat of a new ocean. September 26, 2005 in the Afar desert, a series of earthquakes, which initiated the formation of cavities. Since then, geologists have observed previously unseen seismic processes — for a few months, the soil down to the level of 100 m below sea level. Abnormal area of the desert geologists

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In the jungles of Peru landslide occurred

In the jungles of Peru landslide occurred Natural Disasters

After landslides in the small Amazon village, located in the mountainous jungles of Peru, killing at least 11 people, and about 10 at the moment considered missing. Among the dead was five children.

The village of El Parvenir growers of coffee, came under an avalanche of mud and stone in the northern Peruvian department of San Martin. As a result of a landslide demolished 24 village houses. In some of them at the time were villagers. The landslide occurred after a department generously poured rain. In El Parvenir, where

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