The environmental crisis in Haiti: not a dream but a reality

The environmental crisis in Haiti: not a dream, but a reality to save the planet

On the island of Haiti, hurricanes are becoming more frequent and unpredictable. In 2008, here recorded four tropical storms in a row. The fourth largest city of Gonaives was flooded for a month.

Fig. Seedlings for tree nursery in Tiote. Deforestation increases the risk of landslides in Haiti, and a threat to the world environment.

Haiti also suffers from the mobility of the soil. The island is almost no trees from the original forest cover remains about 2%. Therefore, during the hurricane almost always happen

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Flooding in north-west Cambodia

Flooding in north-west Cambodia Natural Disasters

As a result of the flooding that occurred in Cambodia on the border with Thailand, the water coming from the affected about three thousand families from the province of Banteay Menchu. 700 families in Cambodia, most of flood victims evacuated in full force on the hill. Fortunately, no mention of deaths due to flooding of the north-western lands.

Local leaders announced just in case the highest code of danger and mobilize existing rescue groups. If the water level continues to rise, a division of the Red Cross volunteers will be ready to

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The Arctic is melting, colder in Europe

The Arctic is melting, in Europe colder Facts

Record loss of Arctic ice, recorded this summer may bring a cold winter in the British Isles and northern Europe. This has already happened in other years, such as in 2007 and 2011, when the summer was observed intense loss of ice cover in the Arctic.

The speed and volume of melting ice broke the record in 2007, the difference was comparable in size to the area of Texas. It is noteworthy that the polar experts were convinced that such a rapid melting will not be repeated for many decades,

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The largest vertical garden in Italy

The largest vertical garden in Italy Facts

The area of the garden, located in a shopping center in Milan, is 1263 m2. It grows about 44 thousand different plants. Vertical park itself was opened in 2010, the year, but the statute of certification and the largest garden he only received this week, breaking the record for the area of Madrid in 844 m2 garden.

Architect F. Bollani says that growing plants need a whole year, and the facade was built in three months. The whole design is a designer of small metal containers with plants planted in them.

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The water temperature in the North East of the continental shelf has reached a record high

The water temperature in the North East of the continental shelf has reached a record high of Scientists prove

In the first six months of 2012 the sea surface temperature in the large marine ecosystems of the North-eastern shelf, situated between the Gulf of Maine and Cape Hatteras, rose to a record high. In all parts of the ecosystem from the bottom of the ocean to the surface of the observed values above the norm, the shelf area on the border with the Gulf Stream temperature increase was even more pronounced.

Flowering Time / reproduction of plankton in

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Save the city from the heat, "cold pavement"

Save the city from the heat, "cold pavement," It's interesting

The city where almost all road and sidewalk coverage has a dark color, on a hot summer day turns into a heat islands, absorbing asphalt, roof tiles and the entire solar heat. In an average city sidewalks occupy about 35-50% of the total, with almost half of parking lots. They are incredibly warm, only adding to the thermal effect in urban areas.

To solve the problem of heat islands, which include all the cities, without exception, researchers from Berkeley Lab began to study the technologies of "cold pavement."

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Nigeria works to reduce lead contamination

Nigeria works to reduce lead pollution Facts

Leaders northwest Zamfara State in Nigeria is actively promoting cleaner technologies work in the mines in order to reduce the release of substances contain hazardous concentrations of lead miners. The solution has been officially declared a news agency in the capital city of Guassau already dubbed the new technology "wet mill".

The reason for such a decisive steps was the fact that the miners who choose home-made method to have high levels of lead in their blood. Their children, and many other residents of mining communities are suffering from similar problems.

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Hurricane Nadine goes to the Azores

Nadine hurricane heads for Azores Weather and Climate

In the eastern Atlantic, is expected next, the eighth hurricane of the season. At the time of his eye is formed over the Azores. Meteorologists are very surprised, because in 2012, the year it will be the second such storm in the same place, which contradicts the statistics.

Experts that monitor the state of Nadine, note that the system has reduced its activity to the level of a tropical storm and will maintain a minimum hurricane status until the middle of the week, despite the fact that the wind speed

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Double eruption on the volcano Gamalama

Double eruption on the volcano Gamalama Natural Disasters

On the Indonesian island of Ternate, there were two separate volcanic eruption Gamalama. They were the result of increasing seismic activity in the mountains and forced observers to raise danger code to three four-level scale. There are witnesses that rose above the crater of the volcano ash column, although familiar to the eruption of noise was not heard.

At the height of the eruption of the crater seemed hot lava. All the neighboring villages were sheltered thick layer of ash, but the official announcement of the evacuation of the island,

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Sunbeam typhoon approaching Korea

Sunbeam typhoon approaching Korea Danger Zone

Most recently, one of the strongest typhoon of the season hit the Japanese island of Okinawa. Now the system keeps its way to the coast of South Korea. Wind, brought by typhoon, hurricane force was equivalent to the third category. Rainfall the island harboring the 25th mm or more rainfall per hour, which could not cause flooding of some areas of Okinawa.

At the moment, the typhoon is located 135 km from Busan South Korea and moving to the north at a speed of 17 knots. Observers recorded the maximum wave height

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