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The number of victims of Cyclone Iggy in Indonesia has risen to 14 people, injured 60

The number of victims of tropical cyclone Iggy (Iggy) in Indonesia on Sunday has risen to 14 people and wounded 60, according to news portal Detik.com.

Previously reported on the death of seven people.

Over the past four days due to Iggy strong winds and high waves also destroyed or damaged nearly 2.4 thousand houses in 35 districts and cities of the "country of three thousand islands," said Sunday's head of Public Relations of the National Disaster Management (BPBN) Indonesia Purva Sutopo Nugroho (Sutopo Purwo Nugroho).

According to Nugroho, now Iggy began to weaken and move away from Indonesia.

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Ornithologists advised citizens to feed the birds because of the cold

Bird lovers can begin to feed the birds in connection with past cold weather before the calendar day feeding — holiday Zinovy Sinichnika November 12, chairman of the Russian Bird Conservation Union Viktor Zubakin.

"Expose feeders already possible, although the start of feeding birds on the old Russian calendar selskozyaystvennomu considered Zinovy Sinichnik, which falls on November 12. On my window feeder is worth it, and I fertilize tits" — said Zubakin RIA Novosti on Thursday.

In this case, an ornithologist called upon everyone starts feeding birds, not to stop it through the winter.

"It so happens that the birds

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Center for the Study of the killer waves will open in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk

Opening of the Research Center for the Study of the killer waves take place on Friday in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Sakhalin branch said the Far Eastern Federal University.

Killer waves — a new phenomenon which is being studied by scientists of the world the past few years. They are sudden extreme surface waves of large amplitude, recorded cases of such waves height of 30 meters and more. These waves are a serious threat to ships and offshore platforms.

"The center will be dedicated to the study of the problems of extreme waves in the ocean. The task of the Center will

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Europe in the middle of summer and the rain descended, and hail, and even snow

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UN Secretary-General took the initiative for the protection of the oceans

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon made on Sunday with an initiative to protect the oceans from pollution and over-fishing, which lead to increased levels of the oceans and seas, and threaten the lives of hundreds of millions of people, according to Agence France Presse.

A new initiative called "Ocean treaty" (Ocean Compact), which provides improved "sorry state" of the oceans, the UN Secretary General announced in the South Korean city of Yeosu, which is currently in the World Exhibition EXPO 2012 on the problems of ecology and coastal ocean zones.

"Our oceans are warming and increasing. We risk facing

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Tokelau Islands were the first to fully switch to solar energy

Residents of the island territory of Tokelau, under the administration of New Zealand, in September will be the first in the world to use only solar energy, according to the New Zealand Broadcasting 3news.

"This week, we completed the installation of more than four thousand solar panels that will provide electricity to the population of the atoll, amounting to 1.4 thousand people," — said the chief engineer of the project Parchomchuk Dean (Dean Parchomchuk).

The project, worth $ 7.5 million funded by the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

"It is great that we can finally move away

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Farm on the roof are increasing in the confined space of Hong Kong

On the roof of high-rise 14-storey residential buildings in Hong Kong over vanity producers of organic crops grown in vegetable gardens, for example, potatoes and cucumbers. This need has appeared in a growing consumer demand for organic food in one of the most densely populated places on the planet.

"Better to grow food, you buy it in the supermarket," — said one of the residents of Hong Kong, who attends the "urban farm" twice a week. "Undoubtedly, the vegetables that people grow themselves, juicy and fresh. To everything from their landing a sense of satisfaction. " At a time

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On the coast of Peru were found about 1,2 thousand dead pelicans

About 1,2 thousand dead for unknown reasons, the pelicans have been found on the coast of Peru, reports BBC Radio and Television on Monday BBC.

Earlier it was reported that on the beaches of the northern coast of the country have been found more than 200 dead pelicans. Furthermore, there were found 54 dead boobies, sea lions and one turtle. Cause of death of birds is not known. Experts can not identify where dead birds — at sea or on land. The dead birds were found in approximately the same place where a week ago were discovered almost 900 dead

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Burning tire damaged 300-year larch in the Orenburg region

Operatives are checking on the ignition on Thursday alleged car tires, which resulted in the damaged 300-year old trees in the area Adamovskaya Orenburg region, said on Friday the regional Ministry of Internal Affairs.

"The police received a report that the fire partially damaged single trees — larch, located 18 kilometers north of the village Bratslavka. This tree because of his age (according to different sources, from 150 to 300 years) is a local landmark," — said in a statement .

Task force found that the damaged tree bark to a height of four meters. Found near the tree wire,

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The population of lions in Africa has decreased in half a century almost 13 times

The population of lions in Africa has decreased by almost half a century of 185,000 individuals, and to date is less than 15.5 thousand animals, while environmentalists fear that the west of the continent, these predators can disappear within five years, according to British newspaper The Guardian, citing to the report of the environmental organization Lionaid.

According to the report, in 1960, the number of lions in Africa amounted to 200 thousand. But to date, 25 countries in the continent, including Algeria, Libya, Niger, northern Sudan and Republic of Congo, the large predators had disappeared, and in 10 countries, including

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