Climate anomalies


19.08.11.V early August in the most arid Atacama Desert on the Pacific coast of South America, the snow fell. Covered with snow half its territory. The thickness of the cover — 80 cm rains flooded the rest, although there is usually one year falls no more than 3 mm.

After the August rains in the desert bloomed flowers. In sand dunes appeared deep puddles. Hydro say it happens once for half a century.

The Austrian city of Salzburg in late July, the snow fell. Roads turned into a skating rink. Local wore coats and hats.

— This was observed

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In Belgorod schools will be allowed to fingerprint


28.09.12.Chleny Regional Youth Government drafted the use of fingerprint, which is offered to apply in Belgorod schools for children's safety.

According to the press service of the Public Chamber of the region, project Acting Governor Yevgeny Savchenko instructed youth government in August this year. Belgorod youth offered guided existing practice fingerprint, which is injected Tyumen scientists. In Tyumen, a machine is used to make purchases in stores and gas stations, after clicking on the scanner screen the customer is automatically withdrawn from the account of the required amount of money. Online shops Tyumen installed about 60 of these devices.

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In Jiangsu Province recorded FMD in pigs


Beijing, Dec. 17 / Xinhua / — The Information Office of the Ministry of Agriculture of China today reported that the district Sinbey Changzhou City, Jiangsu Province / East China / recorded case of infection of FMD type O in 12 pigs purchased in other areas.

Employees of a local food company on December 10 found in 12 of the purchased in other regions of pigs like symptoms FMD infection. December 12th Jiangsu Provincial Center for Prevention and Control of Animal Disease symptoms diagnosed as suspected swine foot and mouth disease, December 17, State Key Laboratory for FMD confirmed

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Guatemala's volcanoes continue to erupt

Volcanoes erupt in Guatemala continue to Natural Disasters

Volcano Santyagito, better known as Santa Maria, in the last few days has been very active. June 1, 2012 it erupted. The column of ash above the crater of the volcano reaches a height of 200 m Settling the ash had covered the news was almost Quetzaltenango, located in the east of Guatemala. Roofs, asphalt streets, the cars were covered with impressive layers of gray matter. Locals warned of the possible consequences of the volcanic activity. The volcano is located 206 km west of the capital, and has a 2500 m high.

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The intense heat in the 13 regions of Bulgaria


23.08.11.Kak reports "Monitor", NIMH-BAS announced today the yellow code because of possible risk of a heat wave in 13 regions of Bulgaria. Predicted maximum temperatures to 34 — 36 degrees in the shade in Vidin, Vratsa, Montana, Pleven, Loveshskoy, Veliko Tarnovo, Ruse, Plovdiv, Pazardzhik, Stara Zagora, Haskovo and Kyustendilskoy areas.

In Blagoevgrad the temperature can reach 35 — 37 degrees, with the locals sounds alarm as the river Bistrica dry.

Source: Bulgaria news on-line

Powerful mudslide came down the road in Austria

January 8, 2013. The unusually wet weather this winter has caused mudslides and landslides in the Austrian Alps.

Near Salzburg on the road hit a patch of forest. Fortunately, nobody was hurt.

Source: BBC Russian Service

Record heat


September 13 in Dallas, Texas, USA, was established weather record. According to the National Weather Service (National Weather Service), 70 times a year the temperature rose above 38 ° Celsius.

The previous record was registered in 1980, with 69 days in the year reached this temperature indicator, reports Live Science.

However, another record in 1980 remains: this year in Dallas temperatures warmed up to 38 ° C for 42 consecutive days, from June 23 to August 3. 2011 get close to these figures: the temperature was kept at 38 ° for 40 consecutive days, from July 2 to August

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The Milky Way and Andromeda: a collision is imminent

The Milky Way and Andromeda: It's interesting collision is imminent

NASA astronomers said they believe in the possibility of a collision of our galaxy with a neighboring galaxy Andromeda. This will happen in 4 billion years. In this case, the Sun will change its position in the galaxy and the Earth and the solar system as a whole will be able to survive.

Collision course with the Milky Way Andromeda. At the time of contact may also be affected neighboring galaxy Triangulum. Data on collisions, scientists have, by measuring the motion of Andromeda, located 2.5 million light-years away.

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In the Arctic, discovered vast fields of methane emissions


26.09.11.Uchastniki Russian-American expedition to the Eastern sector of the Arctic have found new large fields of methane in the northern parts of the Laptev Sea and the Bering Sea.

This was said by telephone from aboard the research vessel "Academician Lavrentiev" head of the expedition Arctic Research Laboratory Pacific Oceanological Institute, Far Eastern Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, a professor at American University of Alaska-Fairbanks Igor Semiletov.

"Gas torches" pass through the entire thickness of the ocean water and thus methane into the atmosphere. Presumably, this is the origin of the deep gas "- quoted Semiletova ITAR-TASS.

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Over the Arctic ozone hole is growing. Video


3.10.11.Gigantskaya ozone hole over the Arctic can increase the impact of solar radiation on the residents of Russia and some European countries. The results of observations of scientists published the journal Nature.

This ozone hole discovered in the early years, but then the serious threat it represented. It has now become clear — a hole is more dangerous than first thought. It grows very quickly: in just a few months of the ozone loss at 20 kilometers increased to 80 percent.

According to experts, the white spot of this size is very unusual for the atmosphere of the

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