The number of refugees is growing for environmental reasons

The number of refugees is growing for environmental reasons Facts

It is no secret that millions of people are moving to other countries and cities due to ecological imbalance. Until recently, people thought of refugees only in a political context. Despite the fact that the modern world in which more and more people are becoming dissatisfied occurring in natural and environmental disasters, takes a new concept of "environmental refugees", many countries are trying hard to ignore the folding state of affairs.

According to the UN Convention of 1951, under a refugee is a person experiences fear of persecution

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Fires in the popular European vacation spots continue to rage

Fires in the popular European vacation spots Natural disasters continue to rage

August 18, 2012 Croatian firefighters struggled with several large pockets of fire along the Adriatic coast. According to official data, the widest flames swept 600 hectares near the medieval town of Trogir, popular with tourists. The fire started in the dump on the evening of August 17, extending further the pine forest and steppe, drained for a period of heat. Water bombers helped firefighters put out the flames at night. But earlier in the day on August 18 in the prevention and suppression of fire 100 firefighters were

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4 people were killed after an earthquake in Indonesia

4 people were killed after an earthquake in Indonesia Natural Disasters

According to official data, the Indonesian government a strong earthquake that occurred in the northern part of the island, took the lives of four villagers, and several dozen people were injured.

The representative of Indonesia's Department during the Holocaust said the cause of death of four people, including a 9-year-old boy, were brought down the rubble. 12 people have been hospitalized with severe cuts and fractures. An earthquake of magnitude 6.3 occurred in the evening on August 18 at 35 kilometers from the south-east of Palu on

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Batteries from recycled waste paper industry

Batteries from recycled waste paper industry Facts

Batteries are an important part of the modern world. We depend on rechargeable batteries for mobile phones, laptops, navigation systems. Discharge the battery can ruin your day, making hunting for electricity in the strangest places.

Production of all batteries, even rechargeable, a huge chunk of metal, which is not a renewable resource. Therefore, European scientists are working on an alternative to the creation of waste batteries. At this point the battery cathode created from lignin, which is a departure for the paper industry. In fact, the basis of such batteries is

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Farm on the roof are increasing in the confined space of Hong Kong

Farm on the roof are increasing in the confined space of Hong Kong Facts

On the roof of high-rise 14-storey residential buildings in Hong Kong over vanity producers of organic crops grown in vegetable gardens, for example, potatoes and cucumbers. This need has appeared in a growing consumer demand for organic food in one of the most densely populated places on the planet.

"Better to grow food, you buy it in the supermarket," — said one of the residents of Hong Kong, who attends the "urban farm" twice a week. "Undoubtedly, the vegetables that people grow themselves, juicy

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The nature of white dust, swept Omsk region

The nature of white dust, swept Omsk region Facts

August 16 population of Omsk and nearby towns found on the streets of white and gray sand odorless unknown nature. Residents reported the detection of substances in the agency "Emercom", the CPS and the MOE of the Omsk region, who had a series of examinations to identify the nature of an unknown substance. According to preliminary data, the samples taken were mere ashes. Research groups have argued that the substance could not be the product of the refinery.

However, the white substance, wrapped in Omsk, was non-toxic silica-alumina. Epidemiology

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From landslides killed 10 times more people than previously thought

From landslides killed 10 times more people than previously thought Facts

According to a British study published August 14, 2012, the number of victims of landslides in 10 times more than previously thought. The vast majority of deaths occur in South Asia, Latin America and China.

In the period from 2004 to 2010, worldwide there were 2620 landslides took the lives of 32,322 people. As reported by researchers at Durham University in northeast England, estimates are preliminary. Landslides often occur in the summer in the northern hemisphere, particularly in the Asian monsoon. Most often, the victims are residents

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Oil spill near the southern coast of Italy

Oil spill near the southern coast of Italy Facts

According to local media reports, August 16, 2012 about 2 tons of oil fell into the sea from a ship near the southern Italian city of Taranto. In the sea of oil formed the band in a few tens of meters. Ship with a Turkish flag was moored in the port of Taranto to load waste. For its part, the Coast Guard identified the strip oil booms, and then launched an operation to clean oil spill.

Wastes that were placed on the ship were given the largest steel plant

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In Kemerovo region had the great city of

In Kemerovo region had the great city of Weather and Climate

Due to unexpected temperature drop in one of the settlements of the Kemerovo region of Russia in 3800 km from Moscow hail, some fragments of which exceed in diameter egg. According to witnesses, the largest hailstone had 7 cm in diameter.

Such a sudden thunderstorm occurred in the late afternoon and was accompanied by squally winds. The temperature difference was more than 10 degrees, as the temperature began to show 16? C instead of 32 º C. Storm caused a panic in the village. Huge hailstones, combined

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Season of tropical storms in the Atlantic will be more crowded

Season of tropical storms in the Atlantic will be more intense weather and climate

For the whole of July in the Atlantic Ocean was quite a small number of tropical storms. Total projected there should have been 12, five of which will become hurricanes and two hurricanes increased strength. However, the new data is added to the expected list of eight new tropical systems, four of which will become hurricanes. Of these four, under favorable conditions, severe storms to 3 hazard categories in August and September 2012, will develop two more.

At the moment, the temporal boundaries of

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