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In the summer, Moscow will suffocate from smoke

May 18, 2013. In 2010, a heat wave and drought have led to fires in two dozen regions. Official fire damage was 85.5 billion rubles. Summer 2013 can beat antirecord 2010, if the pessimistic scenario, do not rule out the interview BFM.ru representatives of the "Greenpeace Russia."

After the May holidays, area affected by forest fires in Russia has increased by 20 times, said May 16 the head of the Federal Forestry Agency, Vladimir Lebedev. In Moscow and the Moscow authorities did not rule out a repeat of 2010, when the capital was shrouded in smog from forest and peat

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Grand Parade of planets 6-7 August 2010

In the near future, namely the 6-7 August 2010 will be a very interesting astronomical phenomenon. As many as six planets — Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn and Uranus will line up almost in a straight line (within 5 degrees) (perfectly straight lines with the participation of so many planets does not happen naturally, so the position of the planets within a few degrees is considered as one line) . Earth is positioned halfway between Jupiter and Uranus on the one hand and Venus, Mars and Saturn on the other.

From the Earth would look like this:

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In Austria, an avalanche came down

In Austria, an avalanche came down Natural Disasters

Western Austrian province of Vorarlberg completely cut off from the outside world after the avalanche, paralyzing road and rail transport in the region. The driver of a car moving in avalanche west on highway one of Vorarlberg, was taken to hospital.

In connection with the incident was closed by one of the railroad tracks leading to the federal state of Tyrol. Difficult for vacationers were piled snow popular ski resorts of Lech, Zürs and Stuben, located on a ridge Arlberg. The dead are not reported.

In Austria, the snow continues, the last

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The consequences of disasters since the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro in 1992

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Over the past twenty years, according to conservative estimates, because of natural disasters killed 1.3 million people, one way or another affected 4.4 million people and resulted in economic losses of $ 2 trillion. This is a staggering figure when you consider what this means in terms of lost opportunities, ruined lives, lost property, destroyed schools and health facilities, cultural loss and damaged infrastructure.

In 1992, the United Nations organized a conference on environment and development in Rio de Janeiro — the Earth Summit. The purpose of the conference was to rethink economic

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India is a training mock earthquake

India is a training mock earthquake Facts

February 15, 2012 in New Delhi hosted a two-hour driving event, during which a number of simulated situations as overpass collapse, cracks in the columns in the subway, the destruction of hospitals and the collapse of houses, the potential for an earthquake of magnitude 7.

New Delhi is among the 30 cities in India which are located in one of the most dangerous seismic zones. In March 1999, during the 6.8 earthquake caused a tectonic shift in the seismic gap border between Nepal and India, was destroyed by a huge

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The impact of natural disasters on people's behavior

The impact of natural disasters on people's behavior Facts

A study by the University of Canterbury of New Zealand, said that the survivors of natural disasters more likely to suffer from mental impairment. This leads to the fact that during everyday activities such people begin to behave inappropriately. For example, the victims of terrorist acts increasingly involved in an accident, are more prone to stress and anxiety.

Assistant professor of psychology William Helton believes that greater stress and confusion, leading to this behavior are the result arising from disasters cognitive disorders. To confirm the theory have been several psychological tests

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Sinkhole in the Chinese Shenzhen claimed the lives of 5 people

May 22, 2013. Suddenly, in the street of one of the industrial suburbs of the Chinese city of Shenzhen, a neighbor of Hong Kong, was formed sinkhole, whose width was 10 meters. The incident occurred in the evening, when the Industrial Park of Huamao with day shift workers returned.

Unfortunately, it is formed in situ collapse were several park employees and bystanders. Five of them have fallen deep into the funnel and died. Respond immediately and save them failed. Upon the death is under investigation, the identity of each set. In other news, one victim managed to pull

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Earth's magnetic field has a crack

Earth's magnetic field has a crack Facts

In Valentine's Day sky over our planet was decorated with illumination of the aurora caused by disturbances in the Earth's magnetic field. February 15, geomagnetic activity has increased, there was a shift of the interplanetary geomagnetic field to the south, which has contributed to the formation of gaps in their own field of the Earth. This enabled the solar wind, or a fast-moving stream of electrically charged particles that penetrate the field, causing geomagnetic storm formed G1-class.

As a rule, the Earth's magnetosphere can reflect the flow of solar particles emissions coronary matter

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Mount Cleveland volcano dome rose 25%

Mount Cleveland volcano dome rose 25% Danger Zone

On 6 February the dome of the most active volcano in the Aleutian Islands rose by only 40 meters. However, over the last week, it increased to 50 meters, which indicates a possible eruption in the next few days.

Fig. 2. Satellite image of the top of Cleveland. Inside the crater with a diameter of about 200 m see a small volcanic dome. 10/02/2012.

Prior to that, a massive volcanic dome, which occupies most of the crater, the eruption was destroyed on 25 and 29 December 2011. Cleveland's new dome continues to

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The victims of bad weather in southern China were 55 people

May 17, 2013. Continuing with the environment in 10 southern provinces of China torrential rains accompanied by thunderstorms in some areas, high winds and hail, but also caused floods in some places, floods and landslides have killed 55 people, another 14 were missing, the ministry said on Friday Civil Affairs of the PRC.

As of 20.00 (16.00 MSK) Friday, from elements in the most affected province of Guangdong, where 36 people were killed and 10 remain missing.

In Jiangxi Province victims of disaster are six people, four were missing. Three people were killed in the provinces of Fujian, Hunan and

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