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On the island of Spitsbergen tomorrow can close the Doomsday Vault

February 26, 2013. So we call a seed bank of plants from around the world who gathered in a special bunker. He is able to survive a nuclear winter, meteorite strike, any cataclysm. So — vegetable crops will be saved. It remains lay in store the last batch of seeds, including those of Russia.

Report correspondent of Channel Dmitry Pischuhina.

Dmitry Pischuhin correspondent. The Svalbard Archipelago, or in Norwegian Svalborg, one of the few places on the planet where the Day of Judgment for all mankind not to say hypothetically, and in practice. And discuss a variety of

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In Somalia, floods, there are victims

May 14, 2013. According to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, the floods in Somalia have caused the deaths of seven children. Thousands of people were left homeless.

The biggest damage is done settlements in the southern and central regions of the country. Worse things are in the cities of Baidoa, Dzhovhar, Miido in southern Somalia, reports Press TV.

Experts warn about the danger of cholera, diarrhea and malaria in people who come in contact with standing water in the areas most affected by the floods. UN hopes to develop a long term strategy that will

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Arab Spring has caused drought

May 17, 2013. U.S. scientists have put forward an unexpected explanation of the reasons for which the world in recent years swept the various political upheavals and even revolutions, the largest of which was the "Arab Spring." According to them, these disturbances is alleged climate — or rather, it changes. The fact that a connection can be between weather and unrest, in an interview with "Rosbaltu" have told the authors of the report "The Arab Spring and climate change", co-directors of the Center for Climate and Security Francesco Femia and Caitlin Uerrell.

— Why did you decide that

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In the U.S. state of Oregon frequent occurrence of lightning

May 17, 2013. TV KGW Meteorologist Rod Hill shared with the readers of his column on the Web site of the channel information that lightning strikes, lock-in the state of Oregon, for the period from 1990 to 2012 increased.

In 1990, the average number of lightning strikes in Oregon was 29,000. Since then, the rate has been steadily growing. Peak values — 70,000 Lightning — were recorded in 2003-2004. In 2012, the state was noted about 48,000 bits.

According to meteorologists, the biggest danger is the so-called storm centers that can both "generate" tens of fires. This prevents rapid response

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Hostage Danube ice

Hostage Danube ice Weather and Climate

Fig. People are trying to save their boat, stuck between the large blocks of ice on the Danube River in the vicinity of Belgrade. February 20, 2012.

Because of the sharp increase in temperature, replacing two-week abnormal frosts began drifting ice on the Danube. Splinter giant blocks of ice up to 1 meter cut into hundreds of boats moored to the shore, among which was a floating restaurant. Many of the ship from such a collision sank.

Under the pressure of the ice damage the barge, facing down the Danube. Almost 90 percent of

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Satellite technology in the service of rescue missions

Satellite technology in the service of rescue missions Facts

Fig. Over the past few years, such as virtual communities, OpenStreetMap, Ushahidi, Sahana, CrisisMappers, Virtual Disaster Viewer, Google MapMaker and organization InSTEDD using the latest technologies demonstrate a greater degree of preparedness for natural disasters and quick response in the form of rescue.

In a new study UN-SPIDE, Bureau UN agencies on space, the question of the application of satellite technology to work to reduce the risk of natural disasters and of rescue teams. The project is the result of more than 80 experts in the field from more than 20

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Strange, offensive, unknown foam leaked from cracks on the Chinese street

May 15, 2013. According to the publication whofortedblog, something very strange has seeped out of the cracks in the street in the Chinese city of Nanjing on Saturday (May 11) night. Generally, when strange things begin to erupt from the ground in Asian countries, it is at once reminiscent of a giant monster kinoblokbastera, but this invasion was much more real … and very smelly.

At about 9 pm, began to pay attention to pedestrians on the sidewalk at the intersection of Wende Baiyun Lane, who began to crack and split. And soon there were white foamy substance,

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Personal Air Purifier

Personal Air Purifier Guide presents

Guide to choosing eco-gifts 2012-2013 ' 1 '  

This unit will be surrounded by its owner airflow purified from numerous pollutants and dust. He has such a power, which is capable of removing from the air for more than 99% of harmful particles of any size. Cleaner due to its small size and great design will be a great addition the office or home decor. In addition, he is working on the filters, which in future could be at 100% recycling, and in active mode consumes only 23 watts of energy. Can

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Flooding in the Maldives

May 15, 2013. A powerful storm suddenly flown to the Maldives, has caused flooding in one of the groups of islands and small atoll Fuvahmulah neighboring atolls. The water in some parts of the coast has risen by 6 meters and above. Other Maldives also suffered from Surges waves caused by storm wind with a speed of 70 km / h There were flooded agricultural crops.

Typically, these severe storms and flooding caused by the wave of small islands extensive property damage, food shortages and other inconveniences. The Maldives atoll Thinadhoo and Gaafu Dhaalu-exactly what happened. Valuable for the local

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The study of climate models using microbes

The study of climate models using microbes Facts

The models used to study the Earth's climate, including thousands of different variables of the many branches of science, as the study of the atmosphere, oceanography, seismology, geology, physics and chemistry. However, very little attention paid to the influence of microbes to climate change. Therefore, the American Academy of Microbiology, a plan was developed integrating the latest discoveries in the field of microbiology in the study of climate models.

"Climate scientists and microbiologists usually work separately from each other, although their work has many common bonds. Microbes are an integral part of

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