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South China was under 2 feet of water

May 20, 2013. South China was under 2 feet of water. Flooding in southern China. Many cities were under two meters of water. Carried out the evacuation of the population.

The southern Chinese province of Fujian plunged into the water. A region hit by flooding, caused by torrential rains. At least 55 people were killed. All in all, the element affected more than 1.5 million people.

According to local media, on Saturday in the county Upin trapped water elements were 500 people.

A local woman told me that the house beginning to flood early Sunday. Very quickly, the

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A nuclear reactor in California closed

A nuclear reactor in California closed Danger Zone

The third reactor nuclear power plant, "San Onofre" in southern California, was closed in the evening January 31, 2012 after the probe identified a possible leak in one of the steam pipes.

The main supplier of electricity to Southern California SCE said that any threat to the population and the workers will not be leaked, because it does not fall into the atmosphere and is in the dome of the containment. While the causes of the accident are not known, but the repairs are under way.

NPP "San Onofre" in 78.21% owned

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Story of the continuation: nuclear event and an earthquake near Chicago

Story of the continuation: nuclear event and an earthquake near Chicago Danger Zone

January 30, 2012 a nuclear reactor 152 miles from Chicago, Illinois, let off steam with radioactive tritium.

As a result of a power nuclear power plant was closed at 16:18 (UTC). According to federal regulators, and representatives of Exelon Nuclear steam was released to reduce the pressure. Levels of tritium in the pair is considered safe.

Some facts about tritium

As in other cases of radiation, the risk of cancer increases. However, due to the fact that it emits a small amount of energy and leaves the

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Cold snap in Europe

Cold snap in Europe Weather and Climate

Strong winter storms piled on southern Europe from January 25, 2012, heralding the cold weather in Russia, the Baltic States, Poland, Scandinavia and other countries. According to meteorological services in these countries, the temperature drops to -20 degrees Celsius. People in Europe to such cold does not fit, especially when you consider that in many countries the temperature dropped dramatically.

The victims of the icy weather in central and eastern Europe were 38 people. In many countries, frost damaged the railway tracks. In Poland, by 26-degree frosts killed 10 people, and in Ukraine

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Physicists have found a strange anti-particles in the inner layers of the Earth

March 14, 2013. Scientists were able to identify some of the particles are hiding deep in the Earth's mantle, which can tell us how much heat is generated, our planet, and to confirm that it is indeed formed from the solar material.

These particles are called geoneutrinos — antiparticles of neutrinos (exotic fundamental particles that can penetrate through the planet), formed deep within the earth's mantle. The data about the discovery scientists were published on March 11 this year.

The giant engine

In the time of the formation of the Earth's radioactive elements thorium and uranium were distributed

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The negative effects of water level control in Mississippi

The negative effects of water level control in Mississippi to save the planet

Fig. 1. Gullies in the field pitted O'Brien Ridge.

When in May 2011, the water level in the Mississippi River rose to almost two meters, a plan 80 years ago to open dams began to become reality, which angered local landowners. Indeed, since the last major flood in 1937 to absorb the excess water was sufficient Madrid bypass channel. Against him had been a lot of land holders, but then the water level is almost 1.5 meters higher than expected, and the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the

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Scientists have found traces of flooding, 6,500 years ago, have flooded Siberia

February 21. Siberian scientists have shown that about 6.5 thousand years ago in Western Siberia was a catastrophic outburst floods lakes in the Pamirs, and found evidence for a possible recurrence of such incidents in the future, told RIA Novosti the Institute of Petroleum Geology and Geophysics (IPGG) CO RAS Sergei Guskov.

According to him, the study of the bottom sediments of lakes Chany system in the Novosibirsk region were found shell of one of the simplest types of marine organisms — foraminifera, which can not live in fresh water and it quickly dies. Radiocarbon dating is made by

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Climate change and urbanization affect humanitarian aid

Climate change and urbanization affect humanitarian aid to save the planet

Imagine that due to the terrible drought, you have to leave your empty piece of land, and go to work in the city, which is constantly threatened by flooding. That's the human condition is seen in the next few years because of climate change and rapid urbanization play an increasingly significant role in the deepening of the crisis of society.

According to the survey, which involved 41 service assistance to adapt to the new reality will have to invest more in preventive measures and to seek ways to increase

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Earthquake in Iran

Earthquake in Iran Natural Disasters

The afternoon of 19 January 2012 at 16.05 local time in northern Iran earthquake of medium strength 5.5, injuring more than 100 people. The earthquake happened in Neyshabur, has about 220,000 people. According to the data transmitted by the media, 17 victims were hospitalized. During an earthquake, many residents were able to run out into the street from their homes. The earthquake knocked out windows and temporarily disrupted lines of communication. Were also destroyed walls of homes in some parts of the cities. Residents of nearby cities, located 100 kilometers from the epicenter, reported that

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The number of victims of the earthquake in Indonesia is growing

July 7, 2013. Last Tuesday, in the province of Aceh, which occupies the northern tip of Sumatra, was earthquake of magnitude 6.2. The death toll has reached 35 people, eight are still missing. 276 people received injuries of varying severity.

According to the National Office of Disaster Management (BNPB), in the district Benermeriah seriously affected 537 homes. Another 252 buildings were slightly damaged. In the district of Central Aceh destroyed 1,368 homes, has 2,135 buildings suffered minor damage, says "Jakarta Post".

Several thousand residents of the mentioned districts are forced to live in tents and temporary shelters. Organized

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