Cold snap in many U.S. states

Cold snap in many states of the U.S. Weather and Climate

After the sweltering heat and drought in almost the entire U.S. residents had to witness the sudden change of weather conditions. Residents of Spencer, Iowa, to watch as the temperature dropped to +3,5 ° C. Most of the day there to keep the temperature below zero.

In Tioga, North Carolina, weather conditions, third decade of October were much worse, the temperature dropped to -8 ° C. A temperature record, noted in Stanley, Idaho, will be recorded in history as the coldest temperature september. The onset of cold

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Mass evacuation after a fire in Valencia

Mass evacuation after a fire in Valencia Natural Disasters

In one of the regions of Spain broke out a forest fire that forced about 2 thousand people from their homes and evacuate to a safer place. Valencia on extinguishing a fire in 3 days has occupied an area of 5500 acres, employs 800 firefighters, and, as in the daytime and at night.

Most victims were six villages, 50 km from the city of Valencia. Mountain areas of the forest around them is completely burned. For security reasons, all the roads leading to the site of the fire, were

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Oceans has the dual attack CO2

Oceans has the dual attack CO2 Facts

Carbon dioxide into the water of the oceans as a pollutant triggers unwanted changes in the level of acidity of water. An additional factor here is the influence of increasing the concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere. According to the latest data, the process is already beginning to affect the populations of commercial fish and shellfish.

Since the industrial revolution, carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere has increased by 40%, mainly due to the use of combustible materials and inefficient methods of farming. As usual, customary in nature, the oceans are

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Earthquake in Tonga in the Pacific Ocean

Earthquake in Tonga in the Pacific Natural Disasters

As the website of the U.S. Geological Survey, on Saturday, there was a strong earthquake of magnitude 5.7 in the Tonga Islands. The epicenter of tremors recorded in Saturday 10.58 MSK., Located 97 km north-east of the city Ohonua, the capital of the island of Eua and 111 km from the capital of Tonga — Nukualofa city, at a depth of 10 km.

No threat of a tsunami. No injuries or damage were reported.

Forest fire or a tornado?

Forest fire or a tornado? Natural disasters

Local scouts from Alice Springs, Australia, witnessed the unusual natural phenomenon, it is extremely dangerous to human life and the natural environment as a whole. The phenomenon is a combination of fire and tornado, and an English-speaking half of the continent's population has already acquired a peculiar name «firenado».

Pillar of fire by the fire with the wind rose to a height of 30 meters above the ground. The fiery crater formed by the strong air flow in the path of a forest fire. A pillar of fire by the minute

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The Arctic ice cap has reached its minimum

The Arctic ice cap has reached its minimum Facts

As the satellite images, the size of the Arctic ice cap reached its year low and thus broke the record. As of September 16, 2012 glacier area was 3.41 km2. It is 776,000 km2 smaller than in 2007, when the sea ice also was at critically low levels. For comparison, the area of Texas in the United States is about 695 km2.

Despite the fact that the September record may well hold the status of not only summer but year low, scientists fear that the change in wind direction

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Earthquake 5.8 magnitude in Mexico

Earthquake in Mexico magnitude 5.8 Natural Disasters

A powerful earthquake in the southern and central regions of Mexico. The magnitude of the earthquake was 5.8 on the Richter scale. Information on casualties or damage were reported.

Quake epicenter was located 12 kilometers from the city of San Pedro Amusgos in Oaxaca, 300 km southeast of Mexico City. The earthquake was recorded at a depth of 10 km. Local residents felt tremors and vacillation of some buildings.

South America swept storm

South America storm swept Natural Disasters

The strongest wind speeds greater than 140 k / h and rain swept over the central states of South America. Suburb of the capital Asuncion Paraguay was almost swept from the earth's surface. The broken edges of the wave of looting swept.

As a result, the element has claimed the lives of five people. Four of them were cadets, and were killed when the roof collapsed barracks in which they lived. Another 15 cadets received injuries of varying severity. Among the dead was a teenager, to whom fell the water tank from

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Chinese cities solves the problem of waste

Chinese cities solves the problem of waste Facts

Residents and local businesses in Guangzhou, capital of Guangdong Province, China, decided to test a pilot project to reduce the amount of municipal waste. Now, if a resident throws out more garbage than it is established, it will be forced to pay a special penalty. Conversely, the less trash on the individual or the family goes to a landfill, the less it pays the city for the disposal of waste.

At the moment, live in Guangzhou 16 million, and he copes with only 12 tons of garbage a day. We

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Europe has launched a second satellite for climate observations

Europe has launched a second satellite for observing climate Facts

From the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan launched a second satellite Metop-in. The purpose of the unit will be to maintain the process of observation of weather and atmospheric changes around our planet. Since 2006, it held a similar satellite Metop-A, orbiting the earth from one pole to the other 14 times a day. But while the first device is up.

Coordinates the work of ESA satellite operations center in Darmstadt, Germany. Preceding the beginning of the life of the new satellite will have to work in test mode.

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