Over Mexico raging storm Arlene

Mexico is the tropical storm hit, "Arlene." Wind speed reaches its epicenter 100 kilometers per hour. He has already caused flooding in many parts of the country. From the disaster affected about 20,000 people. Authorities evacuated residents of flooded areas. Heavy rains are projected to go on throughout Mexico at least another two days, said the TV channel "Russia-24". Storm "Arlene" is the first in the region since the beginning of the year. The hurricane season has just begun and, according to experts, will be no less active than last year. In the Atlantic, as expected, has arisen to

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Switching to energy-efficient lighting will save Russia $ 2.9 billion a year

Switching to energy-efficient lighting will allow Russia to save $ 2.9 billion annually and 53.2 terawatt-hours of electricity, which is 46.3% of the total electricity consumption for lighting, is evident from the report in the framework of the UNEP en.lighten.

In addition, the rejection of inefficient lighting will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 16.9 million tonnes of CO2-equivalent per year, emissions of mercury — at 979.8 pounds, SO2 and NO — 31.5 and 58.3 tons, according to the report.

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Global Environment Facility (GEF) in 2016 are going to replace all the bulbs

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The first half of September in St. Petersburg will be warm, but rainy

The first half of September in St. Petersburg will be warm, but the rain is expected, according to RIA Novosti on Friday, chief forecaster of urban meteorologist Alexander Kolesov.

"It will be warm in the daytime temperature will be 15-20 degrees," — he said.

At night frosts in the first half of September is expected, the temperature at the level of the background will be 8-13 degrees above zero.

Spoil the mood of the warm weather of St Petersburg may rain. "The weather will be determined by the cyclone, so the first half of September rains are not uncommon," —

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Weather forecast for the New Year

On New Year's night in Moscow and the region is expected to fall down to -10? 15 degrees, and in clarifying — to minus 19. December 31 in the capital will be sunny.

In the next day in the metropolitan area is not expected to heavy snowfall, "Interfax" referring to the CEO Gidrometeobyuro Moscow and the Moscow region Alexei Lyakhov. "New Year's Eve in the city and the region is expected to fall down to -10? 15 degrees, and in clarifying — to minus 19," — he said.

He said that on December 31 in the capital will be snow,

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In the Pacific, are radioactive rain

On Wednesday night the cyclone crossed Japan. In the north of. Honshu were heavy precipitation. In tsunami-affected Sendai port fell to 20 mm of rain and wet snow. It did not help the molten power unit "Fukushima-1". Moreover, the impact of the cyclone swept suspended in the atmosphere of radioactive materials and, to cap problems, partly laid siege to the ground along with precipitation. According to Roshydromet, information on the number and composition of the radioactive release yet. Therefore assess the extent of contamination is not possible. Probably the concentration decreased, but increased area of distribution. Currently, intense radioactive

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Due to the melting of glaciers Petersburg soon go under water

The Fourth International Congress of Ecology was not without sensations: the famous ecologist Ernst Ulrich Weizsäcker promised sink Petersburg, Copenhagen and other cities. The scientist drew attention to the problem of melting ice in Greenland. The huge island covered with glaciers slowly melt. Over the last ten years, containing fresh water, thrown into the world's oceans has increased fourfold.

If the Greenland melt continues, the St. Petersburg and other cities located in the coastal zone, waiting for flooding. It will not help and the dam, especially since it has not finished.

To avoid catastrophe, the expert proposes to urgently reduce

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Lightning killed four military in northeastern Colombia, 10 wounded

Four soldiers were killed and 10 others injured in a lightning strike at 410 km from the Colombian capital of Bogota, said Thursday Colombian Caracol Radio reported, citing sources in the Defense Ministry. The tragedy occurred in the countryside near the town in the department of Teorama Norte de Santander on the border with Venezuela. At dawn on Thursday, the 30th Division brigade 2nd Army Division patrolled the area through which the tracks run through dealers. Suddenly, there was a heavy rain and thunderstorm. One of lightning struck the crowd of people. Sergeant and three soldiers were killed immediately. Another

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On the western coast of Japan going swarms of giant jellyfish

Number of these animals is growing rapidly due to an increase in sea temperature and a decrease in natural enemies. Millions of giant jellyfish Nomura (Stomolophus nomurai) again invaded the territorial waters of the rising sun. These creatures resemble a great sea monsters of science fiction and horror films — they reach a diameter of about two meters and weigh up to 200 pounds! Once in the network, the giant jellyfish often tearing them with their weight and pressured fish.

A clear idea of the size of these sea animals is a event that took place in the autumn

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5.6 magnitude earthquake occurred off the coast of El Salvador

An earthquake measuring 5.6 on the Richter scale occurred on Monday near the Pacific coast of El Salvador.

As the representatives of the authorities of the Central American countries, the data on damaged or destroyed as a result of the disaster has been reported.

According to the National Service of Territorial Studies, the epicenter of the earthquake was located in the Pacific Ocean at a distance of 30 km from the coast of the department of Sonsonate. It occurs at a depth of 33.8 km, the ITAR-TASS news agency.

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Radioactive water falls into Pacific Ocean

Today, TEPCO (TEPCO) — it is the operator Fukushima accident — has announced that the foundation of the second power station found crack. Through it radioactive water flows into the Pacific Ocean.

Rift is small — only 20 centimeters, and the liquidators have promised that it will be easy concreted. This was reported to the experts personally Japanese premiere. Naoto Kan today inspected the tsunami-affected provinces and drove into the restricted zone.

At the head of the government immediately fell charges slowness and ostentation: from the earthquake's been three weeks, and Kahn is

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