Australia signed an agreement on improving maps of flood zones

Australia signed an agreement on improving maps of flood zones Facts

Two organizations, Geoscience Australia and Engineers Australia have signed an agreement to cross-checking Manual precipitation and runoff water in Australia. According to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Energy of the country, such cooperation will reduce the risks of new flooding in the continent.

To start the work has already allocated U.S. $ 5.2 million from the four-year program to improve the quality, consistency and availability of information regarding the risk of flooding. Program initiated by the Government of Australia and has a budget of $ 12.48

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In Mexico, there was a deadly landslide

September 11, 2013. On Monday, in the Mexican state of Veracruz Landslide occurred. By now we know the eight victims. Another two people were rescued.

In the area where there was a gathering of earth and mud, a day has dropped more than 70 mm of rain. In addition, over the past three weeks, the region has been exposed to Tropical Storm "Fernand" and the tropical depression number 8.

As we reported earlier, in August, tropical storm "Fernando" was the cause of numerous floods and mudflows in the state of Veracruz. Local media transmit data 13 killed residents.

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Elevated levels of methane in the Arctic

Elevated levels of methane in the Arctic Facts

Unprecedented sudden release of methane, a greenhouse gas 20 times more carbon dioxide have been found on the surface of the Arctic Ocean by scientists engaged in research in the region.

Emissions struck head of the Russian research team, which already holds 20 years of observation of the seabed in the eastern Siberian shelf. Igor Semiletov claims that scientists first encounter with such a release of methane from the Arctic seabed.

In 2010, a team of scientists led by Dr. Semiletov published data by which the annual emissions of methane in the

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Australians have witnessed a rare snow storm

Australians have witnessed a rare snow storm Weather and Climate

Abnormally cold weather, come to the south of Australia, brought to the country the first in the last hundred years, the October snowfall. Such events do not remember even older Australians. White veil taker has hidden land at Mount Lofty and southern Flinders chain, in the east and north of Adelaide, South Australia. More low-lying areas of the snow never came, there was observed a drop in temperature to +4,4 ° C and rain.

All residents of the South Australian were in shock of this happening, and readily

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Expert: Tsunami in Primorye are possible, but they are not washed away bridges

September 10, 2013. The problem is relevant for the tsunami in the Pacific and Indian oceans, the issue this week discussing scientists from around the world in Vladivostok. Just how acute this problem is to Primorye, and what is being done in the region to prevent the tragedy, told RIA Novosti on Tuesday, deputy head of the tsunami Primgidrometa Eugene Primachev.

Scientists from 19 countries of the basin of the Pacific and Indian Oceans, this week for the first time gathered in Vladivostok at the meeting of the Intergovernmental Coordination Group for UNESCO Tsunami Warning System in the Pacific and

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Moscow scientists have promised earthquake in 8 points on Lake Baikal

September 9, 2013. Rumors of an impending earthquake in the southern Baikal in 8 points scared of Internet users. Risk of damaging the earth shake more than a day discussed on blogs and forums Irkutsk and wondered if it's true or not. Correspondent "KP" tried to find out where that came from.

As it turns out, this is a paper prepared by scientists from the Institute of Physics of the Earth.

"In July Siberian regional center of Ministry of Emergency Situations sent to the regions long-term prediction of earthquakes on the southern Baikal, based on their findings, — said the

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More than 100 million people were affected in August by natural disasters in China

September 11, 2013. In August of natural disasters in China suffered a total of over 100 million people. This is evidenced by the official data published by the Chinese Ministry of Civil Affairs and the Committee on minimizing the effects of natural disasters.

According to reports, last month damaged nearly 140 million people, 367 were killed and 115 were missing. More than 3 million people had to be evacuated.

As a result of natural disasters collapsed more than 130,000 residential, 1,107,000 were in some damage. The area affected crop is estimated at 15.357 million acres. The economic damage of

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In Australia, 45 are raging forest fires

September 10, 2013. Severe forest fires raging in the north-western outskirts of Sydney. The fire went to the living quarters. Already burned several homes and cars, authorities began evacuating residents.

Source: RT

Tornado visited the northern part of New Zealand

September 22, 2013. In the town Mongatapu hotel near the eponymous mountain in the Bay of Plenty, a mini-tornado made a real stir. Dozens of local homes lost their roofs were damaged housing. Across the bay, relating to New Zealand about. North formed impassable rubble of fallen trees under the pressure of the wind.

Luckily for the residents of Mongatapu tornado was harmless. Once the element lost the last of his strength, in the town was not even wounded. Therefore, local residents after a "stormy" night and morning friendly team came out to clear the streets of fallen

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Cupid level reached 910 cm in Komsomolsk-on-Amur

September 12, 2013. The water level in the Amur River at Komsomolsk-on-Amur, continues to grow. During the day, it increased by 8 cm and reached 910 cm reported the Russian Emergencies Ministry. According to the forecasts of hydrologists in the next two days in Komsomolsk-on-Amur to continue the water level rise of 10-15 cm in the city in the flood zone were 823 houses with a population of 10 thousand people.

As of September 12, their homes were forced to leave more than three thousand people. The city has deployed nine temporary accommodation of the population. Meanwhile, the water in

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