Flooding moves south U.S.

Very slow floodwaters swollen Mississippi River move south U.S. to Louisiana. Weeks of heavy rainfall and melted after an unusually snowy winter snows have flooded thousands of homes and more than 1.5 million hectares of fertile land in the states of Mississippi, Tennessee and Arkansas. River water can reach 17 meters in Vicksburg, Mississippi, 320 miles north of New Orleans. To save the cities and industrial areas, the U.S. military opened flood drains north of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to 2,831 cubic meters of water was poured into the Atchafalaya basin every second. Collected here are photos of

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4.0 magnitude earthquake occurred off the coast of Kamchatka

Petropavlovsk-Kamchatka, December 12. In the Pacific Ocean off the eastern coast of Kamchatka earthquake, whose magnitude was 4.0, reports "Interfax".

Groundwater fluctuations were recorded on the night of Monday, 04.54 local time (20:54 GMT Sunday). The epicenter was located 27 km to the southeast of. Kronoki Elizovo district Kamchatka in Kronotsky Gulf. Hearth lies at a depth of 130 km.

This earthquake in the residential areas of the Kamchatka Territory was not felt. Victims, destruction, the threat of a tsunami there.

The number of victims of the earthquake in Japan increased


In New Zealand Earthquake

Tuesday, May 10, the New Zealand South Island earthquake with magnitude 5.3. There are reports of minor destruction, there were no injuries. According to the Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences of the country, the epicenter of the quake was 20 kilometers west of the center of the second largest city of Christchurch — the administrative center of the district of Canterbury, and the focus lies at a depth of 15 kilometers.

This earthquake was the second power after quake in the area February 22, 2011, when the brunt of the disaster claimed the lives of several people. In

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Drunken poachers surrendered in Altai reserve at a riot

Mixed detachment of soldiers and riot police SWAT helped state inspectors Altai State Reserve arrested two poachers who had barricaded themselves in the taiga hut and shoot from the nature reserve staff, refusing to surrender, told RIA Novosti on Friday, a senior state inspector reserve combat units Sergei Abramov.

On Wednesday, the operations group Altai reserve of four state inspectors patrolled the area Belinsky site. In one of the taiga huts they found two poachers, the eldest of whom, a man born in 1968, was drunk. With him was a young man of 17 years.

"The eldest of poachers resisted,

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Moose and elk, and suffering from lack of food, save in Buryatia

Employees Baikal Reserve organized a rescue operation hoofed animals, which after deposition of abnormal amounts of snow can not feed themselves, told RIA Novosti Baikal State Biosphere Reserve.

Reserve staff noticed that with the onset of winter, ungulates — deer and elk — from the security zone of the reserve go to the federal highway. Research workers have analyzed the situation and came to the conclusion that the cause of forcing the animals come closer to the people and put their lives at risk, is a snowy winter.

"In December, the district fell Tankhoi abnormal amount of snow, snow depth

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Magnitude 5 earthquake occurred in the Mediterranean Sea

Earthquake of magnitude 5.0 occurred on Friday morning in the Mediterranean, according to the global monitoring of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGC).

According to him, the epicenter was located at 124 kilometers west of the city of Chania on the Greek island of Crete, 315 km south-west of Athens.

Reports of property damage have been reported.

90 pilot whales stranded in New Zealand

About 90 pilot whales stranded on the coast of New Zealand in about the same place where a similar case in the beginning of January, according to local TV channel TVNZ.

The incident occurred in the Bay Golden Bay, near Cape Farewell. Department of Natural Resources urged volunteers to assist its staff in the rescue of marine mammals. Currently, the scene moved about 350 volunteers with experience of action in such situations.

But, of course, in any case should be favored by a qualified specialist. So that all employers, as well as the jobseeker is proveret existing

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In China, the cadmium poisoning the river killed dozens of tons of fish

In southern China for security authorities of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous banned fishing in rivers contaminated with cadmium Lyutszyan, according to Chinese media.

The ban on fishing and sale of fish introduced also in Hechi City, which is located along a tributary of the Lyutszyan, located above the infected area.

Longjiang River suffered severe pollution in the middle of January. Previously, official Chinese media have reported that the levels of cadmium in the water exceeds the norm by 2-9 times. But after the mass death of fish in the pond, according to preliminary estimates, more than 40 tons, the authorities

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Snowfall in India

Heavy snowfall in northern India have caused delight fans of winter exotic. Many of the buildings, trees and vehicles covered with snow. People of all ages took to the streets to enjoy the spectacular show.

In Dharam-fat, northern India is 12:00 snowing. Of the old-timers have not seen snow for 35 years. Estimated to meteorologists, it will last until the evening.


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