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China resolutely opposes sandstorms

The problem of conflict sandstorms in Beijing and Tianjin went to the state level. In the next decade (2013-2022 gg.) In the region will try to strengthen the fight against this phenomenon, as well as environmental degradation.

In 2013, the program will include Shanxi Province, which generates most of the sand storms that attack the above two cities. The deeper question is will be engaged in 138 districts of 6 Chinese regions (previously the program operated in 75 districts 5-regions).

Achieve victory over sandstorms trying, landed between 1999 and 2006, about 9.27 million hectares of forest and meadows

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The sixth day of the earthquake occurred in the north-west of the country

Earthquake of magnitude 3.8 occurred on Sunday in the north-west of the country, said on Monday Seismological Service Center of Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences.

The epicenter of the earthquake was at a depth of five kilometers and is located 25 kilometers west of the city near the border Zakataly Balakan country with Georgia.

Propulsion in the epicenter was five points in Zagatala and Balaken — four points.

The first earthquake in the same area, a magnitude 4.5 was recorded around midnight on Saturday.

On Sunday, there was a whole series of earthquakes: in 15.09 (14.09 MSK) a magnitude of

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More than 90 people were killed in floods in Niger

At least 91 people killed in Niger, floods caused by prolonged rains, said on Saturday night by the Associated Press, citing the statement of the Government.

According to the agency, the disaster spread to all parts of the country. More than 3 hectares of land were flooded and destroyed roads and bridges, rice fields, severely damaged infrastructure. In addition, the element has caused significant damage to food supplies, in particular, killing a large number of cattle.

In August, authorities reported 47 killed in the floods.

The rainy season in West Africa usually starts in June and lasts until the end

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Earthquake of magnitude 5.8 occurred in Costa Rica

5.8 magnitude earthquake occurred on Wednesday in Costa Rica, according to the U.S. Geological Survey website.

Earthquakes have been recorded at 14 kilometers from the city of Nicoya at a depth of 35 kilometers. No casualties or damage until the information has been received.

Costa Rica is located in a seismically active part of Central America, and fluctuations in the Earth's crust is happening quite often. The devastating earthquake of magnitude 6.1 occurred in Costa Rica in January 2009. Then the tremors have been recorded only 35 kilometers from the capital — the city of San Jose. Element has

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The area of drought in Australia for 30 years, has moved to 400 km to the south

Decrease in rainfall in the autumn, which is observed in the south-eastern Australia in the past 30 years, was the result of the expansion to the south subtropical zone of drought, according to researchers from the State Association of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIRO) in a paper published in the journal Scientific Reports.

Reducing the amount of rainfall during the period from April to May in the region began in the 1970s, in particular, for 1997-2009 came scale "drought Goals." Previous studies have suggested that the reason for the decline is the change in precipitation meteosistem and trajectory of storms

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Camoe scale study of the brain

Biologists University of Portsmouth begin their extensive study of processes of change and the aging brain of the system and reduce the cognitive abilities. On their research, which for four years, biologists have given a grant sum six hundred thousand pounds.

British biologists focus their attention on scientific poorly studied proteins called Kir4 1, which likely contributes to the ability of the problems of dementia and multiple sclerosis, as stated by The Daily Mai.

Protein Protein is a key element in the management oligodendratsitami — special cells in the brain, spinal cord, which form a substance called myelin — sheath

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Flood victims in Pakistan in September were more than 370 people

The victims of the flooding that occurred in Pakistan in September, were more than 370 people affected by the element of a total of 4.5 million people, according to Agence France-Presse, with reference to the local rescue service.

Heavy rains, en route to the eastern and southern parts of Pakistan in September, caused a rapid rise of water in the local rivers and lakes. Already in the first days of September, the disaster claimed the lives of 80 people, in the future the number of victims has steadily increased.

According to Agence France-Presse, the greatest damage caused floods in Khyber

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Residents of hundreds of homes were evacuated because of flooding in the UK

Employees rescue UK residents evacuated hundreds of homes in several cities in the country, where a day with a small monthly rainfall fell, leading to flooding, pass the British media.

According to the British Met Office, over the past 48 hours in many parts of the United Kingdom have been heavy rains in the squally wind, in some places, they are still going on and the outlook remains poor.

Worst-affected north-eastern England and southern Scotland. British media show pictures of the cities where entire streets have turned into streams of water, houses, offices and business facilities are under threat of

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Emergencies Ministry warns of possible tornadoes over the sea in Sochi

Emergency department for the Krasnodar Territory has announced an emergency alert because of the possibility of formation of tornadoes in the Black Sea near Sochi and Tuapse, said the agency.

According to the regional meteorologist, on Sunday in the Black Sea area Shepsy-Inal in Tuapse region and Sochi from Magri to fun on the sea may form tornadoes.

"Projected emergencies involving injury mooring, ships, vessels malomorehodnyh and possible loss of people on them," — said in a statement.

On the possibility of tornadoes out on land not specified.

In recent months, Kuban was seriously damaged by the elements. During the

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Downpours led to flooding in some areas of central Bangkok

Heavy rains led to flooding of streets in a number of central areas of the capital of Thailand, the water level rose by 30 centimeters.

The element of the areas flooded in the business and historical center that a huge effort was saved from catastrophic flooding last fall.

Showers are in Bangkok for three days with breaks for two to three hours, during which time the accumulated water does not have time to completely drain from the streets. On Wednesday, the traffic in the city center was completely paralyzed for five hours. On Thursday and Friday of private cars on

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