The Dead Sea absorb sinkholes

September 20, 2013. The rate of drying of the Dead Sea continues to grow, and on-site water immediately arise deep crevices that are very similar in appearance to a giant bowl-shaped karst cave-ins. Over the past year, such salt was particularly large craters, which attracted the attention of researchers.

Each cleft is a result of subsidence and the simultaneous dissolution of salt on the bottom of the sea under the influence of underground freshwater sources. According to the latest observations, the day of on-site water retreated there is at least one new crack, but other patterns of occurrence

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Typhoon landfall on Japan Magny

September 16, 2013. In Japan, more than 320,000 families have had to flee their homes because of the typhoon "Mani", which hit the country on Sunday evening. This is reported by the Japanese media.

As of Monday morning, as a result of rampant disaster three people were missing, 70 injured. No casualties have been reported posts.

Hiroshi Yokoyama, a member of the Japan Meteorological Agency, "We have issued a warning about the dangers of heavy rains in Shiga Prefecture, Kyoto and Fukui. And it is expected that they will grow even more. For these regions it is —

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A man with his grandson in her arms standing in front of his house, destroyed by the earthquake of 5.2 points in Suininge, Sichuan Province, China. (AP Photo / Xinhua, Jiang Hongjing)

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People walk on a flooded street in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Since January 1, more than 100 people were killed in landslides and floods caused by persistent rains in Brazil. (Nelson Antoine / Associated Press)

Woman making cookies out of the mud for sale in Cité Soleil in Port-au-Prince. Biscuits made from dirt, salt

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Flooding in the Far East and Kamchatka suddenly seized

September 20, 2013. Abundant rainfall, which came a few days ago to Kamchatka, have led to floods. In one of the districts of the province on Friday imposed an emergency — nearly flooded hundreds of homes, closed the only road leading into the area, damaged bridges. The prosecutor's office felt that the regional authorities were late in warning the population of impending water and prepared documents for the decision to institute criminal proceedings.

At the same time the major disaster area from the collapsed to the Far East two months ago, flooding continues to Khabarovsk — there, in

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The World Bank is seriously concerned about the future climate

November 19. As the saying goes in the report (PDF-file) of the World Bank, increase in temperature of 4 ° C will feel the every nation, every state, but especially such a test would be difficult for the poorest countries, which will be self hardest to deal with the lack of food, sea level rise, cyclones and drought.

The global lender on the development now takes a stricter stance on the integration of climate change into development programs. According to the head of the World Bank, poverty and not be able to cope if not loans climate change. And

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Italy: Off the coast of Lazio recorded a fresh eruption of the volcano mini-

September 29, 2013. All the evidence points to the fact that just west of Rome, capital of Italy, a distance of about 100 meters from the seaside city of Fiumicino, recently, a new volcanic valve. About a day ago, he started his activity with the discharge gas to the surface and sand mixture.

After the first reports about the appearance of the valve-fumaroles on the scene checked out by specialists from the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology, appeared to inspect the center of volcanic activity and try to predict its future behavior. While experts can not say

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The capital of Azerbaijan is slowly lowered into the sea

August 24. The capital of Azerbaijan is slowly lowered into the sea. The process of reducing the territory accelerated by the constantly rising level of the Caspian Sea — the experts say.

"Baku goes under the water," — said in an interview to "Echo" well-known environmentalist, Telman Zeynalov, reports

"Until about four years ago, I spoke and gave a forecast that Baku is flooded by the Caspian Sea, and is the movement of water in the city will continue until about 2020. At the time, President Heydar Aliyev issued a decree just about 130-meter area on the

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White Cliffs of Dover are crumbling into the sea

White Cliffs of Dover are crumbling into the sea It is interesting

March 15, 2012 a wide area of white chalk cliffs of Dover Strait hit in the Pas-de-Calais. Tons of open slopes broke away from the rocks near the area known as Bay crabs. One of the employees of the Coast Guard reported that it is necessary to conduct a study area to determine the exact area and volume of collapsed rocks.

The reasons for the incident are not yet known. Presumably, the collapse was due to rain: after the water has been absorbed, it froze and expanded, making

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Tropical cyclone intensified Lua

Tropical cyclone intensified Lua Natural Disasters

According to the Australian Bureau of Meteorology, a tropical cyclone Lua, won the second category, beginning March 15, 2012 was located 790 kilometers north-west Australian port Hedlend, West Australia, and moved at a speed of four miles an hour to the north. According to preliminary calculations, the meteorologists, the cyclone will always grow, approaching coastal areas from Cape Leveque to Mardi.

Tropical cyclone Lua formed March 13, 2012 in the north of Western Australia. As a minimum volume, it was characterized by the maximum speed of wind gusts of 65 miles per hour. Even

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What threatens America Mississippi flood?

Corps of Engineers U.S. military said that all dams are functioning properly. However, the danger lies in the fact that flooding can be so strong that it overcomes a flood protection system, and dams, and actually force the Mississippi to change its direction.

Source: Times Online

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