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UN experts: 40 years to become an alternative food bananas hunger

October 31. Global warming over the next 40 years will lead to the fact that in many regions of the world will cease to traditional crops to harvest, allowing feed themselves, according to the report of experts of the International Studies Program of climate change, agriculture and food security, the United Nations (CCAFS). The first residents will face the challenge of Africa, Southeast Asia and Latin America.

The traditional crops of these regions — different types of cereals, rice, potatoes — or cease to grow at all, or will give a crop that will not be able to feed

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In Europe, the summer will not come even with the arrival of June

Paris, France, May 30, 2013 © Stephane Mahe | Reuters

June 1, 2013. Over the past few weeks, the cold rain is the most common weather phenomenon in Europe. Thanks to the slow-moving area of low pressure, it rains almost every day, sometimes heavy, in the mountains with wet snow and the temperature is more consistent with the April values.

In Paris, for all of May there were only two days with temperatures above 20. In the British Isles was the coldest spring since 1979.

River overflowing, soil refuses to take any extra moisture. German meteorologists say

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After the earthquake in March 2011 changed the status of water in the Japan Trench

May 30, 2013. A survey conducted by Japanese scientists found that the water in the Japan Trench was troubled by the earthquake that struck northeastern Japan in March 2011, according to NHK.

The researchers from the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology have used a special camera to explore the deep-water areas near the epicenter of the quake.

They found that even 4 months after the earthquake, sediments still circling above the bottom is about 110 kilometers south-east of the focal zone.

Usually the seabed at a depth of 7,000 meters calmer with weak currents. The researchers attribute the

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In Cape Town, the South African state of emergency due to snow

June 3, 2013. Unusually cold weather in the parliamentary capital of South Africa — Cape Town, where for the first time in many years, in early June, the snow fell. Climate Cape Peninsula, where the metropolis is considered subtropical. As a rule, the snow formed there occasionally and then either at the top of Table Mountain or the mountain passes in the area.

According to local media reports, last night speck of snow and hail covered the quays of Cape Town, near the shore in some places there was ice.

In the winter, which is in the southern

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The death toll after a typhoon in the Philippines has reached thousands

The death toll after a typhoon in the Philippines has reached thousands of Natural Disasters

Typhoon Bohan, two weeks ago, hit the southern part of the Philippines, still leaves local people alone, because every hour updated list of victims of the disaster. By the end of this week it has listed 1,020 islanders. The sad thing is that even 844 is still not found.

Almost all the victims were found in the southern island of Mindanao, where floods and landslides were the hardest. Of the missing half of the people were sailors who came out to the open

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Sea levels could rise a meter in 50 years

The level of water in the oceans 81,000 years ago, was a meter higher, not 30 meters below the present, as previously thought, calling into question the idea of the response of glaciers to climate change, scientists say the U.S., Italy and Spain, in an article published in the journal Science.

Science links fluctuations in sea level to the growth and melting of the ice sheets of the world. So, 125,000 years ago, when sea level was similar to today, the glaciers began to grow and reached a maximum size of 20,000 years ago. As previously thought, during this period

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Two earthquakes in Japan

Two earthquakes in Japan, Natural disasters

November 24, 2011 there were two earthquakes in the Japan Trench. The first earthquake was recorded 100 miles east of the Fukushima power of 6.1 at a depth of 37.7 kilometers.

The second 6.2 quake at a depth of 30 km occurred near the south-eastern coast of Hokkaido near Urakava. No casualties were reported.

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In Australia, the number of earthquakes

September 11, 2013. Scientists in Victoria trying to understand the reasons for the increase of earthquakes in the region of Gippsland. Seismologists describe the area as a hot spot of earthquakes. Prior to 2009, there was recorded a total of 50 earthquakes, but since then has 700.

A particularly high number of tremors observed area between Latrobe Valley and the coastline Gippsland. Local people also want to know why, in recent time, the land under their feet more often shakes. According to Gary Gibsona from the University of Melbourne, there are other areas which are active from a geological point

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Earthquake in Bolivia

Earthquake in Bolivia Natural Disasters

November 22, 2011 in the department of Beni in Bolivia, an earthquake measuring 6.6 at a depth of 533 kilometers. Tremors were felt in the capital, La Paz, Santa Cruz and Cochabamba. Victims and survivors of the earthquake have been recorded.

No tsunami threat. For security reasons, some buildings were evacuated.

According to seismologists Guido Avila, "like an earthquake magnitude and depth of focus of this first recorded in Bolivia."

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Winter season brings famine in parts of Afghanistan because of the summer drought

Winter season brings famine in parts of Afghanistan because of the summer drought Weather and Climate

More than 2 million Afghans in the coming months will be in severe starvation without the possibility to get support. In winter, cut off from any assistance are usually mountainous areas. This year, 14 provinces were not able to provide enough wheat because of severe drought. In some provinces, the crop was completely destroyed. As a result, 90% of families are forced to live on credit, as food prices increased by 2 times. But hunger lies ahead without the possibility to get help, because

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