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Atmospheric rivers generate severe flooding in the UK

Atmospheric rivers generate severe flooding in the UK Natural Disasters

It turned out that the atmospheric river directly associated with the ten largest floods in the UK in the last 40 years. Thus, in November 2009, in the county of Cumbria in England fell a record rainfall, causing severe floods.

Atmospheric rivers are narrow streams of moist air in the atmosphere of at least 2,000 kilometers long and a few hundred kilometers wide. They usually occur in the middle latitudes in the lower troposphere, where the wind speed of 12.5 meters per second, capable of carrying a lot of water

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Houses in a seismic zone near Irkutsk not withstand earthquakes

June 9, 2013. In the Irkutsk region home to check seismic resistance. How do I find professionals in Shelehov, the earthquake happened there, do not stand half of the buildings. And this despite the fact that scientists do not rule out the possibility of groundwater fluctuations in the Baikal region.

Six months of work and disappointing results. Irkutsk scientists in the framework of the regional program to improve seismic checked in Shelekhovo 500 homes. Of these, 48 percent were unreliable. The fact is that most of these buildings were built as temporary housing for a period of construction

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Set the source of increased radioactive iodine in Europe

Set the source of increased radioactive iodine in Europe Danger Zone

In the first half of November 2011 an increase of radioactive iodine in the atmosphere has been found in Poland, Slovakia, Austria, Hungary and the Czech Republic. According to the IAEA, the source of increased iodine is a Hungarian research institute. Institute of Isotopes in Budapest produces radioactive isotopes for industrial and research purposes, and for health care.

Release of iodine occurred in the period from 8 to 16 November, but the causes are still unknown. Institute chief Michal Lakatos said that the radiation level in Budapest a little

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Named the city, which can be destroyed by earthquakes

According to the Italian edition of La Repubblica, a scientist Roger Baylhem the University of California, USA, from the analysis of the latest seismic activity of the earth's crust, noted on the world map of the city, which can be destroyed by a major earthquake in the next 40 years.

The list of cities that may soon not be hit heavily populated metropolises such as Tehran, Istanbul, Kathmandu, Karachi. In Europe, the risk of earthquakes prone to Lisbon, Athens, Messina. The strength of earthquakes in these cities can reach 7 on the Richter scale.

Especially scientist highlights the danger gas

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Dark fiber in the Sun

Dark fiber in the Sun Facts

Magnetic dark fiber is the largest object in the solar system, accounting for 800 000 kilometers in length and being located on the surface of the Sun. If dark fiber goes out of balance, it can be emitted from the surface of the sun on the surface of stars. With the destruction of the fibers observed special flash Haider. 16 and November 18, 2011 there have been such outbreaks, which were not directed toward Earth.

On the eastern edge of the Sun now offers two new sunspot groups, one of which has already spawned

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Flood risk for England to quadruple

July 19. By 2035, the risk of flooding in England will be meeting throughout the country, will increase by four times. This conclusion was a special state commission to analyze the rainfall data, particularly in view of the situation in June 2012.

Preventive measures to strengthen buildings, improved planning of new housing and the preparation of the population must be taken immediately, according to representatives of the authorities and meteospetsialisty. Provision is also special subsidies from the state budget for the costs associated with the planned protective measures, so you do not have to pay for the damage element of

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The volcano is still active Puyeue

The volcano is still active Puyeue Danger Zone

Five months after a major explosive eruption volcano in Chile continues Puyeue throw ash into the atmosphere. In the last pictures taken Terra satellite, clearly visible 100-kilometer strip of ash and smoke in the south-east of the crater of the volcano. Nearby mountains and plains covered with a thick layer of ash. While the volcano is not strong, ash emissions continue to make changes to the schedule domestic flights.

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Severe flooding continues in Southeast Asia

Severe flooding continues in Southeast Asia Natural Disasters

Unusually heavy monsoon rains continue to devastate the country's south-east Asia in November 2011. Lands remain submerged for weeks, and in some places — for months. Local authorities said that in Cambodia have killed more than 250 people, and in Vietnam — about 100, including many children drowned. In Thailand, the death toll exceeded 550, and the number of victims is 5 million. The capital Bangkok is still in a state of emergency.

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In the Chelyabinsk region were up early mushrooms

June 10, 2013. In the southern Urals recorded anomaly: in the beginning of June rose mushrooms. The victims of mushroom hunting have become two pregnant women.

As the correspondent of "New Region", the residents of the Chelyabinsk region previously noted unusually appearance of mushrooms. Eyewitnesses report that met in the woods russules, barns, and other boletus mushrooms. Usually mushroom season begins in the Southern Urals in the middle of summer.

Already there were the first "victim" of such anomalies.

Day of June 9 two pregnant women of the village Kundravy Chebarkulsky district went to the woods to pick mushrooms

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Angola: Drought prevents an increase in coffee production

June 5, 2013. Angola was once a major producer of coffee, but the dry weather conditions deprived the country of the prospects for abundant crops.

Production of Angolan coffee this year will be a little different from last year. This season, as in the past, the Angolan coffee plantations suffer from prolonged lack of rainfall.

In addition, the coffee sector is suffering from the effects of a long civil war that lasted 27 years and ended in 2002. Farmers struggle to survive and work in the current economic conditions, according to news agency "Kazakh-Grain."

The largest coffee crop was harvested

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