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In the U.S. state of New Hampshire conducted evacuation after floods

July 4, 2013. City vibrations, located in Grafton County, New Hampshire, has suffered from quite severe flooding caused by excessive rainfall. During those 45 minutes that lasted rain, the city learn from about 50 mm. On the streets of oscillations water came up to the knee, and here and there a small waterfall. The city declared a state of emergency.

Because of the risen water, the fire service had to be evacuated 24 people from an apartment complex Rivermer. Until the water subsided, 19 people will be living in an evacuation center, which is organized in a city

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How much can be harmful "greenhouse" gases?

How much can be harmful "greenhouse" gases? It is interesting

Fig. 1. The air is full of gas, each of which triggers global warming in different ways.

In addition to the water vapor in the atmosphere, there are four major gas that can cause the greenhouse effect. This is carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4), nitrous oxide (N2O) and halocarbons (gases containing fluorine, chlorine and bromine). Each of them can be kept in the air a different period of time from months to thousands of years and have a different impact on the state of the Earth's climate.

The most difficult

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China: Large-scale green algae blooms

July 5, 2013. The largest-scale green algae bloom ever recorded in the Yellow Sea has turned green. According to experts, so their active reproduction may be due to the pollution caused by actively developing industry and agriculture.

"Blooming water often follows a major hit phosphates or nitrates in the water. Whether it's agriculture, untreated sewage or any industrial plant that produces waste discharge into the water, "- said Dr. Brenda Parker, a researcher at the University of Cambridge.

Over the past 6 years, this phenomenon has become an annual event. This year, the algae "wrapped up" 28 900

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In the west of. Java landslide occurred

In the west of. Java landslide occurred Natural Disasters

Heavy downpours have become an echo of typhoon Bohan, eroded soil in the western half of the Indonesian. Java and caused the landslide. As a result, one miner, producing work in the mine near the site of the cataclysm, was killed. Another 21 employees illegally operating gold mines near Sukabumi yet unaccounted for. Except mine landslide flattened 12 houses and two bridges connecting Sukabumi and the province of Banten.

This area of the archipelago of Indonesia due to its mountainous terrain is often subjected to all kinds of natural

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Cause heavy rains called aerosols

Cause heavy rains called aerosols Facts

Elevated airborne levels of aerosols — particulate soot, dust and sulphates — has led to increase rainfall in some regions of the world. A closer look at this phenomenon will allow scientists to more accurately predict the level of rainfall and other climatic changes.

Release of aerosols into the atmosphere during the combustion of coal or gas, the industrial and agricultural activities, forest fires, which leads to environmental problems such as air pollution, and the negative impact on human health.

Israel's Weizmann Institute scientists believe that the relationship between the level of aerosols in

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Mexico's Popocatepetl volcano no longer erupting

June 28, 2013. On the volcano Popocatepetl significantly increased seismic activity. According to data received from the satellite, it is clear that carbon dioxide emissions from the crater of the volcano continues to be at a high enough level.

In addition, in the depths of Popocatepetl constantly originate mini-earthquake. Magnitude last push with the epicenter at 2 km south-east of the main crater, up 3.6 points. Following him for three hours several more weak shocks.

From the active crater do not stop steam and volcanic gas. Approximately every two hours there are new ash emissions, raising the eruptive

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Google sponsors the volcanic energy production

Google is sponsoring production volcanic energy to save the planet

Large global companies are making a lot of effort for material support of clean energy. Microsoft, Facebook, Apple and Google are also interested in preserving the environment with "smart" technology. At the moment a lot of attention paid to the problem of volcanic energy.

Google the company and the Department of Energy, it was decided to allocate 43 million dollars to support the geothermal project in Oregon, which is developing a cost-effective and environmentally friendly source of energy. The experiment involved AltaRock Energy of Seattle and Davenport Newberry Holdings LLC

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50-degree heat in the U.S. could break all records

June 29, 2013. In the western United States continues to record heat that can beat the absolute maximum temperature recorded in the world since records began.

In Phoenix, the state capital of Arizona, the temperature on Friday rose to 47 degrees. In California's Death Valley, the temperature reached 51 degrees.

It is expected that the heat did not subside until the end of the weekend. In the cities open so-called "cooling centers", air-conditioned.

Authorities fear that the heat will cause delays in air communication.

Most aircraft can fly at up to 52 degrees, but the temperature is above 47 degrees

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At the height of summer in Norway, the snow fell

July 1, 2013. Despite the fact that in northern Europe for a long time now it's summer, the last weekend of June could hardly be called a sunny and warm. Over the mountain plateau Hardangervidda, located in western Norway Hardanger, real snow fell.

Taken aback by the sudden snowfall tens traveling on roads plateau tourists and locals. For their evacuation took special rescue tugs. There was so much snow, and the temperature was close to zero (+0,9 ° C), which did not allow precipitation to melt quickly. To clean up the roads connecting a number of towns and

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Can Mississippi Haiti become an American?

In recent days, the newspapers and television screens do not go reported the strongest earthquakes in the Western Hemisphere. In January, hit the underground elements struck Haiti, six weeks later even stronger rocked Chile. And here and there were killed or found themselves under the rubble of destroyed houses thousands of people, countless homeless, the two countries could not do without foreign aid.

These disasters, so little time division involuntarily raise the question — who's next, and when? And it is clear that most cares close neighbors affected, including residents of the United States.

In response, scientists reported

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