Summit Rio +20: our world in numbers

Summit Rio +20: our world in numbers Interesting

POPULATION7 billion, twice as much as in 1950, by 2050 could increase to 9.3 billion, two-thirds will live in cities. More than four-fold increase in the population in poor countries compared with 1961. 40% of the world's population lives within 100 km from the coast of the sea / ocean.

The ecological footprint: Humanity uses 50% more natural resources than can resume. The ecological footprint of Brazil, China, India and Indonesia per capita has increased by two-thirds over the past half century. The United States and China use almost half

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Velozaezd UN as a symbol of the struggle for sustainable development

Velozaezd UN as a symbol of the struggle for sustainable development Facts

Officials, diplomats and members of state public organizations took part in a cycling race in New York to highlight the benefits of bicycles as a means of transport in the new society of "sustainable development." The route ran from the headquarters of the UN Mission to office buildings Netherlands, a country that is organized in advance.

Netherlands — the veloaktivnaya country in the world. 17 million people own 18 million bicycles. This eco-friendly mode of travel is gaining popularity in other European countries and cities, such

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On the Florida peninsula was a flood

On the Florida peninsula was a flood Natural Disasters

Downpours and flooding led to the closure of roads and flooded hundreds of homes in the north-west of the U.S. state of Florida. About a hundred residents of the state were forced to evacuate to safer areas, and the local prison with a 600-mi prisoners remained without electricity. In the basement of the building has accumulated up to 1.5 meters of water.

The road around Eskambiya after a downpour. In addition to the continuing rainfall in this part of Florida looked and tornadoes left behind inverted rooted trees and

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Sensor status of plants from GrowGuard

Sensor status of plants from GrowGuard guide presents

Guide to choosing eco-gifts 2012-2013 ' 8 '  

Receiving or giving a gift, you can help yourself or a friend to develop fruit with the latest technology. Special wireless sensor measures the battery level of moisture of the soil, the temperature of indoor plants in pots, as well as the amount of light coming through the window. All information is transmitted to a dedicated web site and stored, so that the process of growing flowers went as planned. In addition, with a sensor you can leave yourself a reminder

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In southwest China floods and landslides

In southwest China floods and landslides Natural Disasters

The southern and western provinces of China continue to suffer losses from heavy rains. Over the past few days in the districts and Tihange Matszang Gudzhou province of showers in some way affected 226,000 Chinese. The list of victims included three people.

Reports on the evacuation of more than 2,200 residents of the province. Around 900 houses completely destroyed the increasing volume of water. Flooded and can not be restored 7,400 hectares of agricultural land. In Hunan province due to softening of the soil, no longer able to hold excess

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Climate change: much worse than it looks

Climate change: everything is much worse than it's interesting

According to a new analysis, China's carbon dioxide emissions could be almost 20% higher than expected. This means that humanity is marching to global climate change more rapidly than previously thought. If the assumption is proved more obvious facts that China overtook the U.S. in terms of air pollution by greenhouse gases, producing a quarter of the excess CO2 in the world.

China Central Television building in Beijing, surrounded by smog. Experts doubt relate to the data provided by China's energy consumption. When comparing data on energy use at

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Severe flooding in the UK

Severe flooding in the UK Natural Disasters

Hundreds of residents and holidaymakers on the west Wales were affected by severe flooding. About 1,000 people were promptly moved to a safe place on Saturday, and from recreation areas evacuated about 150 people. A few received minor injuries.

Cause floods of heavy rains, which lasted for several days. As a result, during the day fell to about 12 cm of Snow. In some places the water rose to four feet in a matter of hours, dozens of homes were virtually under water. Cycled for emergency evacuation helicopters RAF. Rescue operation

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East India: heat and earthquakes

East India: heat and earthquakes Natural Disasters

In suffering from the heat and drought Indian state Odishi earthquake measuring 3.9 on the Richter scale. The epicenter was located in the Kalahandi district in the west of the state and had the coordinates 20,1 N and 82,9 E. Earthquake felt the residents of two other neighboring areas. Reports on the destruction and cracks in high-rise buildings Odishi who managed to happen in 15 seconds during the push. Information on deaths and injuries have been reported yet.

In addition to the earthquake residents of western Odishi still struggling with the

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African Durban turned into a snowy kingdom

African Durban turned into a snowy kingdom Weather and Climate

For Durban, one of the largest cities in South Africa, suddenly swept incredible hail storm, the city covered the white "winter" shroud. Damaged many roofs city buildings, gardens, cars, plenty of trees turned inside the roots. It is surprising that some suburbs could avoid the Gradova cloud, for example, and Glenmore Vestvilyu. Injured same regions except heavy hail were also small flood after heavy rain preceded by hail, which brought up to 30 mm of rain in the first few minutes. Houses that escaped the hail strikes, flooded with water.

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Earthquake in Turkish resort

Earthquake in the Turkish resort of Natural Disasters

6 strong earthquake on the Richter scale occurred on Sunday in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Turkey. Data on victims or damage were reported.

According to the Observatory of Bosphorus University tremor was registered at 15.45 local time (16.45 MSK) and most strongly felt in the resort area of Fethiye — popular with tourists from Northern Europe. Quake lasted about 30 seconds. Many residents rushed out of their homes and within an hour were on the street. A number of witnesses from the Mugla Province reported that the

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