The consequences of the heat in South Korea

The consequences of the heat in South Korea Weather and Climate

The prolonged heat wave in South Korea reflected both humans and animals. According to the Ministry of Agriculture, from the end of July 2012 on the farms of the country from abnormally high temperatures in some places exceeding +33 ° C, killed 786,512 chickens, 40,780 ducks and 3,000 quails and 336 pigs.

Heat proved fatal for the seven people in the country, mostly elderly Koreans who worked in the fields or in greenhouses in the July heat. The Ministry of Health reports that dozens of people feel

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2012 was the hottest in the history of North Eastern U.S.

2012 was the hottest in the history of North Eastern U.S. Weather and Climate

New data published by the Northeast Regional Climate Center at Cornell, show that the average temperature in the north-eastern United States for the period from January to July was the highest since 1895 and was +9,9 ° C. It is expected that the annual average temperature will also be a record.

Last 12 months (July 31, 2012) became the warmest for 117 years of observations in the northeast, the average temperature is +12,6 ° C was only 0.1 degrees less than the record of

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Fires in southern Greece

Fires in southern Greece Natural Disasters

On the Greek island of Kos, located in the Aegean Sea, in the new wave of fires forced the evacuation of three tourist hotel. All visitors had to be expected on the beach near the water, while firefighters tried to control the fire. Among the people there were no injuries, although their health deteriorated somewhat because of thick acrid smoke from the burning wood.

As it turned out, there was originally a fire in the forests of Arcadia and spread rapidly through the wind with a speed of 50 km / h

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Haykui typhoon has hit China

Haykui typhoon struck the China Natural Disasters

Three people died and seven were injured after the third week typhoon Haykui paced the eastern Chinese province. Brunt Zheytszyan province south of Shanghai, where the pre-evacuated nearly 2 million people. In the neighboring province of Anhui underwent evacuation 26,000 people.

Rain and wind destroyed 4.4 thousand homes destroyed 185,000 hectares of crops. Damage caused to the elements, is valued at more than $ 1.5 billion in nearly 400 thousands of homes lost electricity. In one village, caught by surprise element group of tourists who had to drink rainwater. they could

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United Kingdom in anticipation of severe weather forecasting

United Kingdom in anticipation of severe weather forecasting weather and climate

To the UK from the west two hurricanes looming low pressure in the central part, inherited from the category 4 hurricane, recorded the eighth of December.

Because of the strong winds and heavy rain "yellow alert" was declared over England in the morning of December 12. Projected increased wind gusts in Northern Ireland and the south of England. Are frequent heavy rains with flooding probability, which is very dangerous for the country. In this area, the pressure is below 710 mmHg not the norm, which can cause life-threatening.

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Snowfall in South Africa brought the first victim

Snowfall in South Africa brought the first victim of weather and climate

Snow and rain, and the temperature drop in the south-eastern part of South Africa caused the death of two people. One of them was 50-year-old man of no fixed abode, frozen in a cardboard box, which had been his refuge in the streets of Westville. Another victim of snow was three year old girl who died under a fallen wall of a residential building in Eastern Cape, podmyta rains and muddy snow.

Still two people are on the list of missing persons. Both of them were

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The capital of the Philippines was flooded after a typhoon

The capital of the Philippines was flooded after a typhoon Natural Disasters

Showers, which lasted more than a day, have caused flooding in Manila and surrounding areas. The flood was so strong that it surpassed in size after Typhoon Ketsana flood of 2009 that killed hundreds of people. The monsoon rains have brought this time from 300 to 500 mm of rain in two days, were the most abundant in the last three years, well above the daily rate of 80-100 mm.

At the moment, reported 15 dead and 270 thousand were evacuated from the city. Slum area

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Impacts of forest fires in Oklahoma

Impacts of forest fires in Oklahoma Natural Disasters

Some fires in Oklahoma, USA, is still continuing to spread, threatening homes and roads. In some places there are new lesions, which is not surprising, because in the state for 18 days hold abnormal temperatures and drought of the highest category. As a result, around the state, there are 11 separate outbreaks of fire, and at least 65 houses burned down.

1. Fires to the east of Dramrayt between highways 48 and 38.

2. Firefighters fighting a fire near Turner Turnpayk.

3. House covered with fire,

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Infected trees can become a new source of greenhouse gas emissions

Infected trees can become a new source of greenhouse gases Facts

According to a study at Yale School of Forestry, infected trees in the woods can be a significant source of methane — a greenhouse gas that affects climate change. 60 trees studied at Yale Forest in northeastern Connecticut in methane concentration in 80 000 times higher than normal. The normal concentration of methane in the atmosphere is 0.0002%, but Yale researchers found that the concentration of infected trees averaged 1.5%.

The head of the research group, Christopher Covey stressed that such a concentration of methane is flammable.

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In New Zealand's Tongariro volcano awoke

In New Zealand's Tongariro volcano awoke Danger Zone

Danger code for New Zealand's Tongariro volcano, located in the center of the North Island, has been changed from the pore in the second, after the crater began to flow portion of ash and smoke. The last time the volcano erupted more than a century ago.

In the press, there were reports that some residents prefer to leave their homes in advance on the southern shore of Lake Rotoayra. Official evacuation is not started, although the volcano behaves quite hectic, from it constantly produces a characteristic sound, markedly increased the

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