Severe storms, landslides and floods in India

Severe storms, landslides and floods in India Natural Disasters

Prolonged heavy rains and landslides have killed 10 people in various parts of the district prigimalayskogo Utarakanda. At least 53 people are reported missing as a result of the rapid flooding and river flooding. Caused landslides forced the country to take the decision to close the annual pilgrimage Char Dham for as long as the situation is brought under control.

Among the dead were not only civilians, but also employees of rescue units. According to official reports, the Gantori where Bhagirathi river washed away the bridge, and about forty

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The disappearance of the Amazon forest has slowed

The disappearance of the Amazon forest has slowed Facts

The Brazilian government released information that, compared with the previous year, the level of deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon as dropped to 23%. From August 2011 to July 2012 were cut 2,040 km2 of forests. This means that people have managed to save almost 700 km2 of forest for the period.

Logging in almost all states of Brazil in the Amazonian tropics actually declined. The exception was the state of Roraima on the northern borders of the country, where, by contrast, saw an increase in deforestation, was

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Typhoon Saola not leave Taiwan and the Philippines

Typhoon Saola not leave the Philippines, Taiwan and Natural Disasters

According to official data, the number of victims of floods and rains that brought Saola tropical storm in the Philippines has risen to 37 people. 11 of them were children who drowned in the coastal zone of waves coming up. Four people at the moment are on the list of missing persons. Since many deaths could have been avoided, the government has again turned to the citizens to take precautions and rules of conduct during the storm.

The total number of people affected by the typhoon in the

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The new system for determining ecological mobile phones

The new system for determining ecological mobile Facts

More recently, AT & T introduced its customers new rating system for mobile devices, to assess their environmental impact. Now buyers in search of the phone company's stores can visually see an ecological footprint of a particular model. At this step the AT & T pushed the poll, which found that 60% of buyers of such factors as the effect of low pollution, it affects the buying process. Ratings ecosystem consists of 15 items, which must comply with phones in the five major categories of sustainable development. This includes the use of

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How "green" was the 2012 Olympics?

How "green" was the 2012 Olympics? It is interesting

Completed projects — GOLD For the construction of the frame in some stadiums were used from recycled iron gas pipes. Two-thirds were, gone to the construction of Olympic facilities are recyclables, saving organizers 500,000 pounds. Was provided to the velodrome natural lighting and ventilation for passive cooling and environmentally harvested forest, resulting in the structure yielded 31% more energy efficiency. Only slightly swimming pools do not fit into the framework of "sustainable development."

Sponsorship — BRONZE Despite the fact that, among the sponsors of the Games megaindustrialnye including such

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Hong Kong chokes terrible smog

Hong Kong choking on smog terrible Facts

Hong Kong choking on smog strongest, recently recorded in the city. Concentration of hazardous substances has increased so much that the government encouraged people with heart and respiratory problems, the elderly and children to reduce the physical load, and try not to leave their homes to avoid poisoning toxic cloud.

The current level of pollution broke the record in 1999, not including the data of two years ago, when the natural dust storm struck the south of China. According to witnesses, the famous Hong Kong skyline was closed dense cloud of

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The UK hit strong hurricane centered over Scandinavia

The UK hit strong hurricane centered over Scandinavia Natural Disasters

Eighth December winter storm swept through the UK, the hardest hit Scotland (County of Ayr, Fife and the central part), and the south of England, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. Wind speed at Tulloch Bridge (Inverness, Scotland) is 47 m / s. On Mount Kerngorm (central Scotland) were recorded gusts up to 74 m / s.

The strongest wind speed:

Figure 1. Waves lapping on the esplanade Troon.

In the center and south of Scotland, near Glasgow and Edinburgh was declared a "red alert." As a result of

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Turkmenistan combats desertification around the Aral Sea

Turkmenistan combats desertification around the Aral Sea Facts

For decades, the ecological situation in the Aral Sea area in the province of Dashoguz, Turkmenistan, horrified local residents and environmentalists. That is why it was decided to create an artificial forest in the coastal area of 20,000 hectares, which has already been allocated tens of millions of dollars.

New forest will be on the east coast of. Sarygamush, located in the northern part of Turkmenistan in a few tens of kilometers from the Aral Sea. This natural reservoir is on the verge of shallowing, as in the Soviet Union

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Solar energy on a cloudy day — it is possible!

Solar energy on a cloudy day — it is possible! It is interesting

The Department of Energy in the United States has launched a study to devise models available solar cells able to accumulate solar energy in order to use its position in the rainy and cloudy days.

Experts from the University of California have found quite a cost effective way to solve the problem, and now many businesses and individuals will use their quiet solar panels, regardless of weather conditions. To optimize the structure of breathing batteries iron plates was necessary to add a small portion of

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Air pollution reduces the monsoons

Air pollution reduces the monsoons Scientists prove

Scientists argue that the intensity of air pollution may be responsible for reducing the frequency and intensity of monsoon rains. This is especially true for the residents of the southern part of Asia, where the welfare of 1.5 billion people depend on how regular and abundant rainfall brought by the monsoon season, which feed rivers and underground sources and fields of rice.

In this mode the region, a huge number of cars, motorcycles, coal-fired plants, constantly emitting harmful air suspension. These substances accumulate in the atmosphere, and eventually cause a cooling

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