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Report: Failures of land

July 14, 2013. The land away from under the feet away with their trees, cars and houses. So it was in Buturlin. Why are there gaps earth?

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Guidelines for monitoring the star rain for 2012

Guidelines for monitoring the star rain for 2012 Facts

The most important meteor shower in 2012 will be the Lyrids, due in April. Lyrids night promises to be a moonless, dark, so it will not hurt to enjoy the starry rain this year!

> April 22-2012, Lyrids

Lyrids meteor shower — April "shooting stars" — promises to be bright, with visible tails of meteors. During the peak of the event in the sky will fly 10-20 meteors per hour, a possible wave of hundreds of objects. Radiant of this shower is the constellation Lyra, rising in the

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Scientists predict a shortage of food and abnormal climate future

January 3, 2013. Chronology of devastating natural disasters in the past year significantly expanded with new developments and analysis of the frequency of such processes suggests that future extreme weather events will become the norm. This is all the more scientists say, that capture more and more evidence that the impact of human activity on the environment becomes more and more destructive form. The process is growing like a snowball, and it is difficult to say that whether all international efforts to develop a common policy to protect our planet from irreversible changes.

"Sandy", "Bofa" and others …

In

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Strong storms in the Balkans took several lives

Strong storms in the Balkans took several lives Weather and Climate

Cold snap and unexpectedly strong storm in the Balkans has led to the fact that on the roads of the region into chaos. Due to poor visibility and heavy snow closed the airport in Zagreb, Croatian, some national roads in Croatia and Serbia have ceased to function. Public transport in some cities just could not keep going.

On the main highway Serbia, leading from Belgrade to the Hungarian border, drivers had to stand for hours in a traffic jam, caused by the snow storm. Only after road

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New alarm from the Chilean volcano

New alarm from the Chilean volcano danger zone

Located in the Chilean region of Antofagasta Lascar volcano showed signs of seismic activity. This is the most active volcano in the northern part of the country. Chilean organization Emergency ONEMI preparing for possible evacuation of local miners and tourists from the town of San Pedro de Atacama.

The most violent eruption occurred Lascar in 1993. Length pyroclastic lava flows to the north-west of the peaks reach 8.5 km. In Buenos Aires, for 1600 km south-east of the eruption, the ash fell. Also, activity was 18 April 2006 and continues to this

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Biodiversity of 65% of the world's rivers threatened

Under the threat of extinction is not only a lot of terrestrial species of living organisms, but also water, including river.

Construction of dams and hydropower plants, industrial discharges, runoff from agricultural land, invasion of alien organisms — all this has led to the fact that 65% of the species diversity of the world's rivers is under threat. Such a sad conclusion researchers at New York University as a result of an attempted to quantify the impact of 23 negative factors affecting the species diversity of aquatic river (See map below).

Reduced biodiversity of river ecosystems is reflected in

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Levotolo volcano active again

Levotolo volcano active again Danger Zone

Due to the increased activity of the Indonesian volcano Levotolo January 5 from surrounding areas were evacuated hundreds of people. Throughout December 2011 over the top of the volcano recorded columns of white smoke height of 50-250 meters. Special activity was observed on December 31 and January 2 increased, and therefore the alarm was declared the first or second degree. The next day the event was given the third level of risk (four levels).

At the moment of the volcano stands out black smoke with a smell of sulfur, heard a roar. Under the

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Monsoon rains poured India

August 1, 2013. It is reported that heavy monsoon rains in India have caused an increase in the water level in the river Ganges.

In the state of Uttar Pradesh recorded numerous floods.

The constant increase of the water level in the river has forced the residents of the city of Allahabad to collect their belongings and move to a safer place.

The river Ganges is poured every year during the rainy season (July — September), at which time the water near the cities of Varanasi and Allahabad may go up by 15-16 m Since the main tributaries of

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In the new year of Mount Etna spews ash convulsively

In the new year of Mount Etna spews ash convulsively Natural Disasters

After 50 days of calm January 5, 2012, a new phase of activity of the volcano Etna. The last eruption, recorded by the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology, refer to the 15 November 2011. Over the last year there were only 18 eruptions of Etna.

January's strong emission of pyroclastic material caused explosive reactions when in contact with the snow cover surrounding areas. The thunder was heard in the neighboring towns. As a result, on the slopes of the volcano formed lahars, so-called mud flows. The eruption

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Landslides and floods in Brazil

Landslides and floods in Brazil Natural Disasters

The destruction of a dam in the Brazilian city of January 5, 2012 Campus was evacuated about 4,000 people. January 4th level of the river Paraíba do Sul reached 10.9 meters, while usually at this time of year it is 7-8 meters.

In response to the floods in six municipalities of the State of Rio de Janeiro (Muriae, Itaperuna, Cardoso Moreira, Italva, Mirakema, St. Anthony of Padua) was a state of emergency. More than 35,000 people across the state have fled their homes as the water level continues to rise. St. Anthony of

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