In Komsomolsk-on-Amur river level exceeded 9 meters

September 8, 2013. NASA

September 11, 2013. On Wednesday, September 11, the continuing flood Amur overcame two new milestone. So, in Komsomolsk-on-Amur river level exceeded 9 meters in Nizhnetambovskoye? 10 meters.

A very common mistake? These values assume the general rise of water. For zero at each gauging station received a long-term average level of the river. During dry periods and seasons of water in the river drops below this value, a full-flowing? above.

After lingering snowy winter and cool wet spring that summer Cupid entered full-flowing. Summer? traditionally wet season in the Far East, the culmination

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Climate change 4 times increased risk of heat waves in the U.S.

September 5, 2013. Climate change in the past half century has increased the probability of an abnormally hot summer in the United States, like the summer of 2012, more than four times, say the authors of a study published in the journal Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society.

Noah Diffenbaugh and Martin Scherer of Stanford University evaluated the impact of climate change on the frequency of abnormally hot summer weather in the U.S., where the summer 2012 was accompanied by a large-scale drought and forest fires, and July was the hottest month in the history of American meteorology.

The

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In Asia, the opposition will teach natural disasters

In Asia, the opposition will teach natural disasters Facts

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) on the eve of the Day of reducing the risk of natural disasters launched the initiative in Asia to support the people affected by frequent natural disasters. Now experts will prepare the community at risk to the correct opposition disasters and to teach them how best to reduce these unpleasant episodes.

The program budget is 17 million dollars. It affects mainly the states of Asia and Oceania, where the most frequent kinds disasters. IOM looks forward to the active participation and support from

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Hurricane Katrina one learned nothing

September 8, 2013. Since the "attack" on the U.S. hurricane "Katrina" was held for eight years. Each state was required to develop a set of plans for the protection of children from natural disasters. Four basic plan for actions authorities to evacuate children, the protection of schools and kindergartens. However, many states have not got the necessary set of documents.

Among the laggards named the 29 states. According to officials of the National Commission, which initiated the development of plans for each state, the lack of documents could endanger the lives of children, and hamper their reunification with their families

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Texas tornado surprised all huge hailstones

Texas tornado surprised all huge hailstones Weather and Climate

8 km to the south-east of Hale Center hail in the U.S. state of Texas there was a tornado. Funnel brought to the staff terrible weather and hailstones the size of which is comparable with the ball for baseball. Diameter of some specimens in the early onset of the tornado reached 5 cm appeared later hailstone about 7 cm in diameter.

Such huge ice formations could not prevent damage to private property. Glass many cars parked in the parking lot near the center, were broken or cracked. In neighboring

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Flooding in northern Iran

Flooding in the north of Iran Natural Disasters

Flooding that occurred in the city of Bushehr in the northern part of Iran, has caused the deaths of at least 12 people. Some Iranians are on the list of missing persons. The flooding was caused by heavy rains that have come to the vast territory of the province of Mazandaran. In general, suffers east and central part of the province, where the rain pours about a day.

Currently involved in rescue operations 16 special teams that are trying to restore a normal way of life in the flooded lands,

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Moscow bomb shelter turned into props

July 13. Emergency shelters can not save. Strategic sites in the capital, where about 200 have become commercial. Garages and parking, is located in bunkers, urban safety system to have nothing to do. And the territory they consider theirs, guarded.

Source: Lead

The frequency of the north-eastern trade winds decreasing

The frequency of the north-eastern trade winds reduced Scientists prove

Scientists from the University of Hawaii at Manoa say reducing the frequency of occurrence of the trade winds that blow from the north-east in the last four decades. Thus, even 37 years ago, the number of days in the year when the airport Honolulu blowing trade winds, was 291. Now, however, the figure had fallen to 210 days.

Such a distinct change in the character of the northeast trade winds are essential for the normal climate of Hawaii. They affect the wave height, the formation of clouds, rainfall

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Washington shop gives gifts for trying recycling

Washington shop gives gifts for trying recycling to save the planet

The company CleanScapes («Clean spaces") is actively promoting respect for the environment and increases the interest of Americans in the process of recycling. She does it in a very original way. In one of their stores every visitor, bringing with him an object that he is not able to process, and get a chance to choose another item in exchange. It can be reusable, recycled or to be easily recycled at home.

One of the most important features of the store is the fact that his team

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Cuba could lose 2.4% of the territory due to sea level rise

April 11, 2013. Cuba could lose in 2050 to about 2.7 million square kilometers, accounting for 2.4% of the country, due to the continuing rising sea levels due to global warming on the planet, said on Thursday the Cuban director of the National Agency for Environment Thomas Escobar environment.

"If you continue latching today raise the average level of the ocean, then by 2050 we will lose nearly 2.7 million square kilometers of the earth's surface in Cuba, will also be flooded for about nine thousand houses," — said Escobar, whose words are quoted by local media.

In his opinion,

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