Deforestation in the snowy areas contributes to flooding

Deforestation in the snowy areas contributes to flooding Facts

Studies show that deforestation in areas where there are heavy snowfalls, can more than double, and at worst case — to increase four-fold — the risk of extensive flooding occurring due to the spill forest rivers and streams.

The effect of deforestation on the acceleration of seasonal flooding scientists have known for a long time. But as it turned out, the current pace of deforestation in northern areas especially pronounced contribute massive prolonged flooding, and not just a local or seasonal. Watching the wild rivers and streams in the

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Google data center in Oklahoma wind farm will supply

Google data center in Oklahoma wind farm will supply Facts

Google and representatives of the Agency Grand River Dam (GRDA) signed an agreement for the supply of "green" wind power for Google Data Center in Oklahoma, USA. Energy supply will be from the nearby Canadian Hills wind farm of 48 MW. Cooperation will start at the end of 2012.

Google representatives said they began searching for ways to reduce and neutralize the carbon footprint of his unit in 2007. The most important point was to find a source of clean, renewable energy to power as many electronic operations

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Sunken City in Argentina rose out of the water

August 28, 2013. Sunken City in Argentina rose out of the water. In Argentina, is becoming more popular ghost town on the shore of the salt lake. Once it has absorbed a flood. Decades later, the element was stripping the awesome picture.

Once these ruins were famous all over the streets of Argentina to the resort town of Villa-Epekuen. Now he has become a ghost town.

In 1985, the floods, the resort is almost completely disappeared under the water. And since 2000, the elements gradually receded, exposing the fact that now more like the aftermath of the apocalypse.

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Thousands of Peruvians were trapped in snow

August 28, 2013. As a result of heavy snow a thousand people have been cut off from the outside world in Peru. Bad weather struck the south-eastern part of the country. In the Andean region of Puno very cold — the thermometer dropped to zero.

In remote villages fell to 40 cm of snow. According to local media, in a difficult position there were 12,000 families. Blizzards were taken by surprise and livestock, it is assumed that many animals were killed. The roads are seen dozens of abandoned cars bogged down in the snow, when people were trying to

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The increased number of earthquakes in the United States associated with the production of hydrocarbons

April 19. Increase in the number of earthquakes in the central United States may be associated, including the intensification of oil and gas. This was stated by a representative of the U.S. Geological Survey (US Geological Survey, USGS), William Ellsworth (William Ellsworth) seismologists at the conference in San Diego, reports Bloomberg.

It is a method of extraction ugledovodorodov — frekinge — where in shale rock injected a mixture of water and sand, along with chemicals. According to The Guardian, Ellsworth said that scientists have found no evidence of a direct link fracturing with earthquakes of magnitude 3. However, in some

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In the Amur River near Khabarovsk level rose to 773 cm

August 30, 2013. The morning of August 30 the level of the Amur River near Khabarovsk reached 770 cm, and in the afternoon went up to 773 cm New height — not just another milestone out of control elements, and the level at which to begin the flooding of housing estates and low-lying areas of Khabarovsk.

Flood crest is still above the river, near the confluence of the Songhua River. Over the past day at the village level Cupid Lenin has not changed and remained at around 1043 cm This fact testifies to that reached saturation at which water starts

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In the Pacific Ocean dropped 100 tons of iron sulphate to combat global warming

Blooms of plankton in the ocean. © NASA

October 20. The American businessman Russ George has spent $ 2 million on the discharge into the Pacific Ocean more than 100 tons of iron sulfate in an attempt to achieve mass blooming of plankton. When plankton begins to actively replicate, then consumes large amounts of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, and then carries it with him to the bottom of the ocean, thus providing a beneficial effect on the climate.

However, environmentalists argue that his "experiment" entrepreneur broke just two international agreements, and warned that massive plankton blooms

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Australian paradise under the threat of flooding

The locals are trying to protect the coast from erosion by paintings of felt, spread out on the sand. Old Bar, Australia.

July 26. Old Bar is one of the most rapidly destroyed parts of the coast of the Australian state of New South Wales. Each year, the once picturesque and popular residence with expensive real ocean gives about a meter further collapsing due to erosion by heavy rains and hurricanes.

In this corner of Australia for more than a tenant was forced to say farewell to his beautiful dream to live near the shore of the

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In Nigeria, there was a great flood

August 30, 2013. Torrential rains have caused floods in some parts of Nigeria. As a result of checking the readiness of the country was subjected to emergency situations.

The floods affected 35,000 people in five states of Nigeria. About 600 people were left homeless. At least one person was killed. In the state of Katsina in the north of the country flooded 55 farms, the newspaper writes, "The Guardian".

A large number of casualties could be avoided by the early warning system, people quickly moved to a safe area. This system was created after serious flooding in 2012,

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Central and Eastern Europe at the mercy of the storm winds

Central and Eastern Europe at the mercy of the storm winds Weather and Climate

In the 19 regions of Bulgaria declared a "yellow" key risks from the deteriorating weather conditions. Gale is expected over a wide area in the north of the country, he will hold in many towns and villages almost the whole day. Local residents advised to exercise extreme caution while on the street.

Dangerous wind delayed and over eastern Bulgaria, speed gusts may reach 18-23 m / s. Adjacent to these areas of the country as the Bulgarian felt the impact of hurricane winds. "Yellow"

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