Earthquake at the Shangri-La in China: five dead

August 31, 2013. In the south-western China in the popular tourist area of Shangri-La, a powerful earthquake, whose magnitude was 5.8. At least five people were killed and over 20 injured. Xinhua News Agency reported that among the victims — seven tourists, without specifying their nationality.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the epicenter of the quake was near the town of Benzilan in Yunnan province at a depth of about 10 kilometers.

Many of the roads in the region were under the rubble, broken communication, there are reports of numerous landslides.

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Landslide in China's Yunnan province

Landslide in China's Yunnan Province Natural Disasters

In the south-western region of China landslide occurred, cover one of the primary schools in the village Geniez province of Yunnan. As a result of the disaster killed 18 students of the school. By landslides remained as a classroom in which children were engaged, and two commercial buildings, next to him.

In addition to students among the dead was a resident of the village. Victims could be three people more, but one of the families living in the village, managed to escape on their own. All the surviving villagers urgently evacuated

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About 30 people were injured in Japan as a result of a tornado strike

September 2, 2013. At least 27 people were injured today in Japan's Saitama Prefecture as a result of the tornado that struck the eastern part of the central Japanese island of Honshu. According to local law enforcement agencies, more than 65 thousand homes were left without power.

According to the information received, the tornado tore roofs of dozens of homes in the prefectures of Saitama and Chiba.

The tornado came in around 14:00 local time.

Source: ITAR-TASS

 

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Scientists: Global warming accelerates the water cycle

Climate warming accelerates the global water cycle on the planet, making the arid regions even more dry and wet leads to flooding, and the trend continues to grow, reported in an article in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

According to the findings of scientists made on the basis of 13 years of satellite observations, the warming of the Earth's climate leads to increased evaporation of water from the oceans, which in turn causes more rainfall than before, which in the beds of rivers returning to the ocean. The volume of water flowing in this cycle,

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European Russia will not receive bonuses from warming, says scientist

November 7. Calculations of global warming in the 21st century on the East European Plain in Western Siberia indicate that climate change will not have any positive environmental and economic impacts of these regions, said the head of the Department of Meteorology and Climatology Geography Department of Moscow State University Alexander Kyslov, speaking at an international conference "Problems of adaptation to climate change."

Kyslov, Dean of the Faculty of Geography of Moscow State University Nikolai Kasimov and their colleagues analyzed using a model CMIP3 geographical, environmental and economic impacts of global warming on the East European Plain in Western

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China bought about 1.2 million tons of corn

This year, China imported from the U.S., about 1.2 million tonnes of maize. This is more than ten times the volume of imports of cereals in the past couple of decades. The Chinese authorities have refused to explain the reasons that prompted them to take this step.

As reported by the publication of The Wall Street Journal, in June this year, the trade ship, filled up to the top of U.S. corn arrived in the port of Longkou Bohai Bay. It was the first time in 15 years and was of great interest to analysts and international observers. Total to

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Peru has introduced a state of emergency because of snow

September 1, 2013. Because of the cold weather and heavy snow in Peru state of emergency was extended for a further nine regions of the country, according to a Sunday, Sept. 1, online BBC News.

The state of emergency will last for 20 days. It clarifies the Peru21.pe, this week the temperature in the province of Tacna in the south of the country can drop to minus 20 degrees Celsius. In the mountainous areas of the province Arequipa, Moquegua and Puno remain cold as minus 15 degrees. In addition, it is expected a strong wind.

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How many people are killed by landslides?

How many people are killed by landslides? It is interesting

One of the professors at the University of Durham, D. Loop, decided to conduct an analysis of data on global mortality caused by landslides, and its variants, including landslides, rock falls and sinkholes. Created a special database containing detailed information on landslides and died for the period from 1 September 2002.

Map mortality. Scientific work hinges, written on the basis of collected database, covering the period from 2004 to 2010. It takes into account these deaths are caused by landslides are not seismic character, that is occurring not

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Of Super Usagi hit the Philippines, China declared the highest level of danger

September 21, 2013. The most powerful typhoon this year, "Usagi" (according to the national classification — "dressed") reached the northern Philippines. Gust speed reaches 260 km / h Declared evacuation, for the sake of safety is no power in the northern provinces of the main Philippine island of Luzon.

According to "Interfax" referring to the AP, the disaster caused several landslides and caused power outages in some localities, including in the province of Batanes. According to the online news portal GMA News, typhoon broke the mobile communication in a number of northern districts of the "country of seven

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Flying wind turbines can replace ground

Flying wind turbines can replace ground Facts

No surprise that the force of the wind increases with the climb. That is why the makers of wind power are trying to place their turbines away from the surface which directly increases their effectiveness. But researchers want to go further and ensure that the wind was a leader in clean energy in the world and was able to satisfy the human need for electricity.

You must deliver the turbine at maximum height and figure out a way out the received energy will be supplied to the consumer, thus making the

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