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In rice cultivation lies the threat to our climate

October 22. Recently announced data of one study, which said that the cultivation of rice all over the world can be the cause of increasing the concentration of dangerous greenhouse gas methane in the atmosphere of the Earth. CH4, which appears in the growth and cultivation of this crop, contributes to the warming of our planet.

Scientists have found that the increased concentration of carbon dioxide paddy field begin to produce much more methane than the low concentration of CO2 and a lower temperature. That is brought forth in warmer conditions, Fig makes these conditions are warmer, releasing into the

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South of New Zealand met with an unusual storm

September 12, 2013. Tourists vacationing in southern New Zealand Gunns Camp temporarily blocked in its shelter because of a few avalanche coming down to the area of Milford Road. According to preliminary estimates, after the storm on one of the scrolls routes are descended about 20 avalanches, and so far 15 people have no opportunity to leave the danger zone.

Despite the fact that tourists were trapped in a store morale and very excited by what they saw the storm, it does not detract from the possible danger of avalanches gathering new, confident experienced miners, last seen the

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More than two million people have been affected by torrential rains in China

June 30, 2013. Around 2.1 million people have been affected by heavy rains have been going on for three weeks in the east of China.

The agency "Xinhua" referring to the local authorities, the disaster has affected the two eastern provinces of Hunan and Jiangxi.

In Hunan by the landslide killed two people. There are about 26,000 people have been evacuated from the disaster zone.

Earlier, it was reported that as a result of flooding caused by rains in the southern and eastern provinces of China killed 15 people.

In early June, rains hit the nine regions of

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Weather chaos in the U.S.

Weather chaos in the United States Weather and Climate

Arkansas, Illinois, Tennessee, Louisiana, Missouri, Kentucky, Ohio, Alabama, Mississippi, Indiana, Louisiana and Michigan suffered from a sudden gust tornado. Prediction Center report on the further development and growth of the elements of the wind over some parts of the Mississippi Valley and the lower reaches of the river. Ohio. The most vulnerable to the twistor north Mississippi, west Tennessee and eastern Arkansas, where most tornadoes happen at night, damaging power lines.

In Alabama dominates a strong cold front from the west, met with the warm moist air from the Gulf of

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Weather Center has sounded the alarm because of the delayed heat

June 28, 2013. Abnormally hot weather will hold for the European part of Russia for at least another week, forecasters predict a meteorologist. According to the head office of Roman Vilfand, the situation has reached alarming levels due to the prolonged existence of a stationary anticyclone. If this situation lasts more than 20 days, then increase dramatically the risk of forest fires.

So far, according to experts, the fire danger situation is not critical — it leveled sufficiently large reserves of moisture in the soil, as well as the short rains, RIA "Novosti".

The situation in the capital region

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For the first time the death of a comet near the Sun captured on video

For the first time the death of a comet near the Sun captured on video Facts

Scientists have managed to capture the destruction of the comet during the approach to the Sun in July 2011 and to make a short video of the event.

With special equipment, the scientists are able to observe the comet, flying every few years, close to the Sun. But until recently, these same scientists could not watch the last moments of the life of a comet before diving into the sun. July 6, 2011 NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory were carried pictures of "evaporation" of comet

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In Nevada again raging forest fires

In Nevada again raging forest fires Natural Disasters

Governor of Reno, Nev., Michael Ernandes imposed emergency rule in connection with forest fires, which began January 20, 2012. He also said that the rapid scooping flame was destroyed 20 homes, and one person died. However, to determine the cause of death will have to open. Governor not taken a final judgment on damages caused by fires.

More than 250 firefighters and rescue workers worked to hold the flame. For security reasons, more than 10 thousand people have been forced from their homes. By the evening of 20 January, more than two

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Noctilucent clouds over Moscow skyscrapers

Moscow, June 8, 2013 © Sergey LisakovClick on the image to view the full version

June 28, 2013. Noctilucent clouds are beautiful always, but on a major metropolis, they look especially impressive. "The photo was taken during the night of 7 to 8 June, at about two in the morning"? According to Sergei Lisakov whose photo was great international recognition.

This year it was the first documented occurrence of noctilucent clouds over Moscow. Then they saw the 17 and 21 June. The last event had on the shortest night of the year and was the most vivid and

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There was a coronal mass ejection toward Earth

There was a coronal mass ejection toward Earth Facts

As a result of the long flash intensity M3, 2 in 1402 there was a sunspot coronal mass ejection toward Earth. Outbreak consisted of two waves, and at the second rate was higher, allowing it to surpass the first. The basic amount of the plasma will be directed to the north.

Confirmation that the coronal mass ejection directed toward Earth, came from analysts Goddard Space Weather Lab. There was also a warning about the strong geomagnetic storms from 21 to 22 January 2012. Also on 21 January at 22.30 (UTC) aurora

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Heavy snowfall in the Pacific Northwest

Heavy snowfall in the Pacific Northwest Weather and Climate

January 18 ice storm of cold air currents from Canada began to move in the direction of the Pacific Northwest. In this region, there are strong gusts of wind, snow and sleet. In the next 7-10 days air mass will continue moving through the states of Oregon, Idaho, Washington and northern California.

Snow level in different places is:

130 centimeters in the Cascade Mountains of Oregon; 92 centimeters in the Cascade Mountains of Washington State; 17 centimeters in Seattle, Washington; 30 centimeters in Bellingham, Washington; 18 centimeters in Tacoma, Washington; 33

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