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32 million people were displaced due to natural disasters in 2012

May 20, 2013. Various natural disasters have led to the fact that 32.4 million people have lost their place of residence and have been listed as refugees. About 98% of the total number of people evacuated from the usual places of residence in 2012, were made homeless due to weather or climate natural disasters.

The highest percentage of evacuees refers to the Indian and Nigerian floods (41% of the world). Monsoon rains in India affected the well-being of 6.9 million people, Nigeria's 6.1 million forced from their homes. If it were not for Hurricane Sandy, one could say

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The relationship between the summer in the Arctic and winter in central Europe

The relationship between the summer in the Arctic and winter in central Europe Scientists prove

As strange as it may seem, but the chance of a cold snowy winter in central Europe is enhanced when in the summer of Arctic sea ice is decreasing.

Scientists research team from Potsdam to understand the mechanisms by which the reduction in summer ice area changes in atmospheric pressure in the Arctic, which, in turn, affects the European winter. The study was published in a periodical Tellus A.

When large-scale melting of sea ice in the summer, there has been increasing two phenomena. First,

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Cold check the Social Security of Greece on the strength

Cold check the Social Security Greece strength Weather and Climate

Cold, which claimed the lives of dozens of Europeans, check budget crisis shattered the Social Security in Greece for strength. In Athens, the temperature dropped to a record this year, -5 degrees Celsius, while in other parts of Greece frosts even reach 20 degrees at night. The consequences of sudden cold in Greece, as in any other European country, discouraging: killing more than 80 people. Many victims were refugees who attempted to cross the Greek border by swimming.

To help the poor and homeless people stay warm, the authorities provided

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Heavy Snow in Japan

Heavy Snow in Japan Weather and Climate

On February 2, 2012 as a result of prolonged snowfall in the northern part of Japan, killing about 55 people.

In one of the coldest winters of the Japanese in recent years, 43 people have died during the cleaning of roofs and roads, 7 — by avalanches of snow from different buildings. In the prefecture of Akita in a popular mountain resort, famous for its hot springs, went 40-meter avalanche. It claimed the lives of four people, including three tourists. Rescuers continue to search for possible victims.

Snow do not stop to go

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UK residents puzzled by the sudden appearance of vymyaobraznyh clouds

May 15, 2013. According to Express UK, dark, menacing and sparkling — These images show extraordinary phenomenon, which materialized in the skies over Shropshire. In the skies over Telford formed dark gray clouds, which when applied at each other turned into bubbles and reminded their appearance landing of aliens. Impressive clouds kept the audience in doubt as to their existence and formation mechanism. In fact, clouds, known as malopyatnistye "vymyaobraznye» (mammatus) — appeared in the form of shares and contained a lot of ice and rain. According to local weather forecasters, the clouds, which created a huge storm, flooded

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In the normal cooling of the earth fault moss

In the normal cooling of the earth fault Moss Weather and Climate

Primitive bryophytes plants can initiate a series of cooling the planet and cause a series of mini-ice age. Until now it was believed that the process of global cooling on Earth began about 100 million years ago with the advent of large plants and trees. But, according to Professor Tim Lenton of the University of Exeter, that mosses have had the greatest impact on the current climate.

Carbon dioxide surrounds the Earth like a big duvet. The more gas in the atmosphere, the higher the temperature. It is

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An earthquake of magnitude 5.9 occurred in Kamchatka

May 19, 2013. An earthquake of magnitude 5.9 occurred in 22.44 MSK Sunday off the east coast of Kamchatka, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The earthquake lies at a depth of 19 kilometers. The epicenter was in the Pacific Ocean, 132 km south-east of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky.

Information on possible damage were reported.

According to RIA Novosti, the representative of the situational center Hydrometeorology, no tsunami threat.

In the past days off the coast of Kamchatka was registered several earthquakes of magnitude 4.7 to 4.9.

Source: RIA Novosti

The risk of a massive earthquake in Kamchatka promoted, said scientists

May

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Dangerous climate change in the Arctic

Dangerous climate change in the Arctic Weather and Climate

The present level of global warming exceeds the natural adaptation of ecosystems, including the Arctic. This jeopardizes the safety, health and development of populations of Eskimos, concentrated in the Arctic.

All research efforts aimed at finding indicators that can warn of adverse changes to mitigate the causes and their cause, and to resume the process of adaptation and restoration of damaged ecosystems and populations. In the Arctic, the researchers say, implementation of preventive measures to protect the environment deserve attention at the same level as the problem of melting glaciers.

It

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Carrying Wine

Carrying Wine Guide presents

Guide to choosing eco-gifts 2012-2013 ' 4 '  

To bring home store-bought bottles of wine safely, it is best to take advantage of such a multiple-carrier, which has two separated sections for each bottle. Her hands are easy to use and strong enough, the very portability washable. Material: 100% cotton. Carrying sizes: 30,5 cm x 34,3 cm Handle length: 50.8 cm Can be purchased at a price: $ 22

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Flooding in Dagestan

May 20, 2013. Rains that whole last week did not leave alone the North Caucasus, "auknulos" water levels in the mountain rivers and as a result, flooding several towns in Dagestan, cutting them off from the outside world. In Temirgoe water washed away the wall of an irrigation canal, and threatens to destroy the asphalt road linking the town with the federal highway "Kavkaz". In the village of Alma on Sunday night were flooded dozens of homes. I had to turn off the electricity, saving people in the dark furniture and household utensils. Dam was broken in Kizilyurt district were

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