Interview with Alan Boss of an analog of the Earth

Interview with Alan Boss of an analog of Earth Facts

NASA Kepler mission discovered the first planet from the habitable zone, orbiting a star similar to the Sun. A planet called Kepler 22-b.

From an interview with Alan Boss (Carnegie Institute of Science), who heads a team of researchers who discovered Kepler 22-b, it is clear that this planet is the closest analogue of the Earth. The period of rotation around sun-like star is about a year. Kepler 22-b is 2.5 times the size of Earth, has the distance of the orbit at which the planet may be present in

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Drought in 11 provinces of Cambodia

Drought in 11 provinces of Cambodia Weather and Climate

According to the National Committee for Disaster Management, on August 16, 2012 in 11 of the 24 cities and provinces in Cambodia celebrated drought that affects tens of thousands of hectares of rice fields.

Usually, the rainy season begins in May and lasts until October. But this year the lack of rain in some parts of the country led to the destruction of 4,811 hectares and causing partial damage to 101,365 hectares of rice crops. Obviously, further drought will lead to even greater losses. Cambodian Prime Minister calls on

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Vietnam helps North Korea to survive floods

Vietnam helps North Korea has experienced flooding Facts

Vietnam is going to help North Korea experienced flooding five thousand tons of rice, because after the terrible events of the fields have been destroyed, 212,000 people lost their homes, and 160 people died. Such assistance will help to dispel the fears of the population of the impending famine, which can take the lives of 1 million people, as has happened in the 90's. However, according to the UN, a full assessment of damage will be installed by the end of September. More than 65,000 hectares of land flooded during the floods,

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Flooding in the Philippines do not retreat

Flooding in the Philippines do not retreat Natural Disasters

The number of victims of the floods caused by torrential rains in the Philippines more than 90, and affected more than 2.6 million are reported to authorities. Often the cause of death was an inability to swim and landslides. According to weather forecasts, tropical storm approaching the northern Philippines. This means that the wind approaching storm caused the active movement of monsoon clouds, which leads to even more rainfall over the capital.

While the monsoon rains do not depart from Manila and the northern provinces are preparing for a

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How to reduce the prison term and to obtain green electricity at the same time?

How to reduce the prison term and to obtain green electricity at the same time? It is interesting

Representatives of the Brazilian prison system came up a great idea, as the negative energy to turn prisoners into useful "green" energy to the benefit of the prisoners themselves. So, in a prison near Santa Rita du Sapukai, located in the mountains north of the city of Sao Paulo, all served time people have a great opportunity to reduce it, pedaling a special bike that generates green electricity.

This idea gave a local judge, and the company and the police

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Heat wave in France can reach the danger level 2

Heat wave in France can reach the danger level 2 Weather and Climate

Temperature readings in parts of France can reach 40 degrees Celsius 18 and 19 August 2012, causing concern among the population especially after the period 2003 heat wave killed about 15,000 people. It was after this, in 2004, France provided a warning system heat waves.

Health Minister Marisol Touraine said that the level of risk can reach 2 on a scale of 1 to 3 alert system heat waves. Early warning allows people most susceptible to the influence of heat, avoid the adverse effects of

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Wind power in the U.S. can replace dozens of nuclear and coal plants

Wind power in the U.S. can replace dozens of nuclear and coal plants to save the planet

The United States may well be proud of the results, which reached the "green" energy of the country with wind farms. If you take all wind turbines installed in the U.S. states, then they can produce 50 gigawatts of energy that performance replace 44 coal plants and 11 nuclear power plants.

Now it's important for the country is due to the current tax policy this success did not come to an end. Perhaps this uncertainty with the extension of tax benefits

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Nike and Adidas are planning to invest in clothing recycled

Nike and Adidas are planning to invest in clothes recycled to save the planet

Even before the start of the Olympic Games in 2012 leading manufacturers of sportswear and accessories Nike launched a program for the production of its products from recycled plastic. One of the sports gear has already tried on myself a runner from Kenya Abel Cyrus, who won the gold medal in the marathon.

Indeed his T-shirt and shorts made from flakes, which fray used plastic bottles. Next flakes are melted and turned into yarn. Kotehnologii touched and staining method. Now, this is not required

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Floods in central Nigeria took the lives of 28 people

Floods in central Nigeria took the lives of 28 people Natural Disasters

According to local authorities, the floods in central Nigeria, caused by heavy rain, took the lives of 28 people. List of missing grows. Many houses, bridges and land destroyed. It is reported that about 1,500 residents were evacuated.

The Red Cross is assessing the magnitude of floods. According to preliminary data of the water it took at least 5 settlements. Two days of heavy rains are the most this season. Evacuated people remain in need of food and blankets.

This is not the first

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Fires in Southeast Asia take away lives of 15 thousand during the El Niño

Fires in Southeast Asia take away lives of 15 thousand during the El Niño Facts

According to scientists, forest fires in Southeast Asia each year take the life of 15,000 people when the El Niño phenomenon covers the region. The death of so many people due to severe air pollution to the local increase in the concentration of ozone, which are stress factors, such as the heart and to the lungs.

U.S. scientists Environment analyzed the levels of harmful particles in the air in the south-east Asia in the period from 1997 to 2006. It should be noted

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