Fires in Siberia gaining power

Fires in Siberia gaining power Natural Disasters

In the Russian Siberian city covered with smog and a white veil of smoke from fires raging in the vast central Russia as a result of the incessant heat. Experts point out that every year in the fire burns more and more forests despite the preventive measures taken. In 2011 fire destroyed nine million hectares of forest, this year has already burned 10 million hectares of forest, which claims to be a new sad record.

Due to poor visibility, air departures from the Siberian city of Omsk and Tomsk canceled for

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Green walls can reduce urban air pollution

Green walls can reduce urban air pollution Scientists prove

It has long been known that in densely populated cities air quality is a major concern as a result of industrial activities and the work of transport into the atmosphere harmful chemicals. However, according to recent studies, the solution of this problem may be planting trees, shrubs and other plants of the concrete jungle.

The scientists, in collaboration with the Universities of Birmingham and Lancaster came to the conclusion that the so-called green walls can be very effective in cleaning the polluted urban air. Moreover, they believe that local

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Terrible floods in North Korea

Terrible floods in North Korea, Natural Disasters

As the central news agency of North Korea, after more than a week in the country were heavy rains and thunderstorms, almost the entire territory of the state in varying degrees, was flooded. Particularly difficult conditions created storm in the western province of South Pengan.

Water flows destroyed more than 5,000 homes and podtopili about 12,000 dwellings. Almost 62,000 people in one week homeless. More than 25,000 hectares of crops were under an impressive layer of rainwater, 4800 hectares completely destroyed, which means a further deterioration of the food situation in

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China and Europe have the same CO2 emissions

China and Europe have the same CO2 emissions Facts

According to the 2011 levels of carbon dioxide produced in China, again increased by 9% and caught up with GNI per capita data for Europe. That is now in China for every person has 7.2 tons of harmful substances. All countries of the European Union in the last year made 7.5 tons per person, of the U.S. 17.3 tonnes per capita.

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Plane bisecting the plume of smoke over Beijing. May 2012. China and other emerging economies, despite the increasing level of pollution, believe that

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Melting Tien Shan glacier accelerates

Melting Tien Shan glaciers accelerated Scientists prove

Chinese scientists have shown that the melting of glaciers in the Tien-Shan Mountains, located in the northwestern Xinjiang Yugurskom-autonomous region, began to happen more quickly.

Tien-Shan. The glacier is located at an altitude of 3750 m, and in May 2012 he lost more than a meter in length. It is projected that by September, the loss will be from 3 to 4 meters, because the intensity of streams flowing out of the ice cap has increased considerably. In 1962, the glacier had an area of 1.95 km2, and by 2006, it

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Gold fever in Guyana led to environmental disaster

Gold fever in Guyana led to environmental disaster Facts

With the renewed interest in gold mining in Central America under the name of Guyana has come a lot of problems related to the environment. For example, residents have repeatedly stated that after the gold mines of the quality of drinking water from underground sources has become much worse. This is not surprising, because the footprint of the development of mines is very high.

Miners also began to engage in an active logging, so they do not interfere with digging the mine where it is most convenient. Local rivers

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After the storm there is more ozone holes

After the storm there is more ozone holes Scientists prove

As the number of storms and their intensity increased due to heating of the Earth, the ozone hole over populated areas of the planet away from the poles can be so much more. It means that people will be affected by a stronger ultraviolet radiation that causes skin cancer — a new marker of global warming.

Mechanism would work as follows. When heated planets cyclones and storms will allocate to the stratosphere to a height of 14 to 35 km more gaseous water, a greenhouse agent. Under appropriate

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On the streets of Baghdad appeared sultry soul

On the streets of Baghdad appeared sultry soul Facts

This summer, the temperature in Iraq soared to incredible values: sometimes the thermometer shows +50 ° C. In this connection, July 26 all civil servants have the day off, because in Baghdad was +52 ° C. Withstand the heat not everyone can, especially during the well-known Muslim fasting.

In addition, the administration came up with an unusual way to Baghdad, how to support its people and not let them "dry out" in this weather. To this end, the streets have been installed temporary showers, taking water from the shops

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Why eclipses do not occur at every new and full moon?

Why eclipses do not occur at every new and full moon? It is interesting

Eclipses do not occur at every new and full moon, and their frequency varies from 4 to 7 times a year. Some of these lunar and some solar. They can be full or partial.

A lunar eclipse occurs when the Earth, Sun and Moon are in a line, with the Earth located at the center. During this period, the shadow cast by the Earth, the Moon completely covers. The last in 2011, is a lunar eclipse observed on December 10. Solar eclipse occurs in the opposite

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Earthquake in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Earthquake in Bosnia and Herzegovina Natural Disasters

July 28 residents of the Balkan republic witnessed the earthquake of 4.6 points, which occurred around midnight, one kilometer to the east of the city of Zenica, 18 km north-west of Cocoa. The epicenter was about 2 km in depth and had the coordinates of 44,194 ° N; 17,896 ° E. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the earthquake originated some deeper — at a depth of 5.2 km.

The main impetus for 30 minutes followed by another episode force 4.2 points. Further sensors geologists noted two more mini-earthquakes with M3,

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