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Debris after the March tsunami soon reached the island of Hawaii

Debris after the March tsunami soon reached the island of Hawaii Natural Disasters

The wreckage and debris washed into the sea tsunami following the March earthquake in Japan have increased by several million tons of the total amount of garbage in the Pacific Ocean. According to preliminary estimates the debris should reach the coast of California in 2013, but the first encounter with the U.S. territories will be much sooner. Scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration U.S. claim that partially submerged wreckage came close to the north-west coast of Hawaii in the winter 2011-2012.

Immediately after the earthquake

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The sharp rise in the price of wheat is fixed on world markets

The sharp rise in wheat prices has occurred in world grain markets due to major flooding in eastern Australia. Strong growth in wheat prices — more than 13% of the current trading week ended on world grain markets. During trading on Friday bushel of wheat price reached 7.82 dollars.

Corn fell slightly in price by 0.25 cents to 5.6025 U.S. dollars to 5.6 dollars per bushel (205.2 dollars per ton). Soybeans rose in price by 6.75 cents to $ 12.7675 a 12,835 dollars per bushel, or 0.5% ($ 470 per ton).

The demand for wheat has increased as a result

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Winter tourism in the United States suffers a loss due to global warming

Winter tourism in the United States suffers a loss due to warming weather and climate

According to the report of the Council on the protection of natural resources of the U.S. and the "Protection of our winter" due to warming winter tourism in the country suffered a loss of $ 1 billion. This also resulted in the loss of 27,000 jobs in the period from 1999 to 2010.

In general, tourism has suffered because of the sharp reduction in snow cover change induced rainfall regimes in the winter season towards reducing them. Volume of snow fell because warmer

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Air pollution in China can be seen from space

Air pollution in China can be seen from space Danger Zone

On satellite imagery revealed haze over eastern China, which confirms reports of severe air pollution in Beijing.

At the time of taking pictures haze enveloped the sky for more than a month. In early November, the Beijing center observations of air reported that the detected particles ranging in size from 10 microns, classifying the level of pollution as the average or small. In this case, the U.S. Agency for Environmental Protection has expressed a strong level of pollution particles 2.5 microns.

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South-west China suffers from floods

June 10, 2013. The continuing several days of heavy rain caused flooding in the south-west of China. Flooded villages and partially — the city in provinces such as Guizhou and Gaunsi, as well as the municipality of Chongqing. Damaged farmland.

In the tourist center of Guangxi — Guilin — came out of the local river banks, exceeding the width of 100 meters. Shipping on it closed.

The county Zhunshuy the same province received almost 110 mm of rain. Firefighters rescued from the roofs of flooded homes of several people.

In the city of Guizhou Province Junyi 208 mm of

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Severe storms and hurricanes damage southern U.S. states

Severe storms and hurricanes damage southern U.S. states Natural Disasters

Severe storms and hurricanes November 16, 2011 causing structural damage, causing power outages and causing numerous injuries to the population in the southern states. One driver was killed by a falling pine tree on the vehicle.

Storm raised in Mobile, Montgomery and Birmingham, Alabama, Atlanta, Georgia, Columbia, South Carolina, Charlotte and Raleigh, North Carolina. The Hurricanes were in south-eastern Louisiana.

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Floods in Central Europe: a sad record

June 6, 2013. Torrential rains have stopped in Germany, but the level of water in the rivers continues to rise, and some villages have turned into islands. In the east, tens of thousands of people have fled their homes due to flooding. On Wednesday, the water level in the Dresden Elbe exceeded 8.5 meters. In the city of Halle because of the threat of flooding will evacuate about 30,000 people: there is water in the river Saale (a tributary of the Elbe) rose to the highest level in the past 400 years, the level and scope of the dam.

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Mongolia will "cold" experiment of the capital

Mongolia will "cold" experiment of the capital Weather and Climate

For a month in Mongolia will launch the project, which aims to address the negative impact of global warming. The experiment was funded by the government of the capital.

In Ulan Bator will place huge block of ice that will cool and humidify the city in the summer, slowly melting. Scientists hope to reduce the amount of energy consumed by air conditioning and adjust the volume of used water and water for irrigation.

During the experiment will be created artificial ice — thick ice layers in the Nordic countries through

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The worst drought in the history of Africa — the handiwork of the West

June 11, 2013. According to the findings of a study published in the scientific journal Geophysical Research Letters, the most severe drought in the history of Africa was not caused by excessive overgrazing by livestock, and even inefficient use of land. The real reason — air pollution Western countries.

During the period from 1970 to 1990 in Africa, a severe drought prevailed. Millions of people starved continent, hundreds of thousands of people have died … In order to prevent the recurrence of such disasters, scientists are looking for the answer to the question of what caused the African

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In the south of France, there were several water tornado

June 11, 2013. Residents and tourists on a warm French Riviera French Southern witnessed both by the Mediterranean Sea to the famous beaches began to hang around a group of real tornadoes.

Vortices of air captured inside the sea water and turned into a water tornado that floated on the surface of the lagoon a few hours. They could be seen near Nice, in the resort towns of Antibes, St. Paul du Vence, Cagnes-sur-Mer in Cannes. The most colorful episodes have found next to Cagnes-sur-Mer, located east and west of Nice, Cannes.

As vacationers and locals having fun

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