By the shores of Labrador approached chip giant iceberg

Chip giant iceberg that had split in August last year from Greenland Petermann glacier, close to the coast of Labrador. , Said Tuesday in an interview with reporters, Charles Randall, director of research services company "C-DAC" dealing with the study of ice conditions.

Area of ice islands in the moment of separation from the main body of the glacier reached 251 square kilometers, the maximum length — 30 miles, and the thickness — up to 200 meters. But in mid-September, it split in two after the island caught Joe Island in the Strait Narezo separating the northernmost Canadian Ellesmere Island

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Dangerous weed struck about 800 hectares of agricultural land in Smolensk region

SMOLENSK, August 22 — RIA Novosti, Ilya Reznik.Dangerous thyme dodder weed struck about 800 acres of farmland in the Smolensk region, introduced quarantine phytosanitary regime, told RIA Novosti on Monday an employee of the regional administration Rosselkhoznadzor.

In 2007, the dodder weed order of Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation to recognize the risks of quarantine facilities.

The audit farmland agency staff identified two large pockets of contamination of crops weeds. In the first case the owner of the land has not been determined, the second site is owned by the farm "Perenka" and agricultural enterprise "Roslavlskoye."

"Laboratory

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Volcano, Child of Krakatau has intensified in Indonesia

Authorities fear that tourists could suffer Today, October 4, the Indonesian government asked tourists and fishermen not to approach closer than two kilometers., For smokers volcano known as "Child of Krakatoa."

The volcano in the Sunda Strait, located 130 kilometers west of Jakarta, capital of Indonesia, came after the terrible eruption of Krakatoa in 1883, which killed tens of thousands.

"Child of Krakatoa" is growing by leaps and bounds — up to five meters a year. At the moment, the height of the volcano is 400 meters and it is very popular with tourists.

But at the Center of Volcanology

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Radiation levels at the Fukushima nuclear power plant continues to grow

Radiation levels inside the building, where one of the reactors, "Fukushima" continues to grow. This was reported in the electricity company "Tokyo Electric Power Company." Earlier it was reported that the situation at the plant "Fukushima" is under control. At one of two nuclear reactors, "Fukushima" was loss of power the cooling system. This has led to an increase in the concentration of hot gas in the working premises and in the turbine hall of a fire, according to ITAR-TASS. Attempts were made to cool the radioactive steam. "Create a serious situation. Either hot steam can hold special protective

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Tons of dead fish found in the lake district in the Annunciation Achikul

On Lake Achikul that Bashkortostan's Annunciation, the day before found a large number of dead carp along the east coast. According to public assistants Union environmentalists RB width continuous band dead and moribund fish even reach five feet. The length of the band is more than a kilometer, which suggests several tons of dead carp. In this case, the birds do not touch the risen to the surface of the lake fish.

Currently, an employee of the RB of the Middle territorial department of the Federal Agency for Fisheries already went to the scene of mass death

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Driving on the highway in Kamchatka suspended until Wednesday because of a snowstorm

Driving on the highway, which connects the district center of Ust-Kamchatsky to the rest of the peninsula, is stopped because of a snowstorm, according to Russia's EMERCOM for Kamchatka region.

In the village of Ust-Kamchatsky is home to about 4.5 thousand people.

"Due to the adverse weather conditions and poor visibility of traffic on the highway Ust-Kamchatsky — Keys stopped until 6:00 local time on 6 February (22.00 MSK Tuesday)," — said in a statement.

Bad weather in the central regions of Kamchatka has brought a powerful cyclone. On the eve of the elements were under the influence of

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An earthquake measuring 5 points occurred off the coast of Kamchatka

An earthquake measuring 5 points occurred at the southern tip of the Kamchatka Peninsula, told RIA Novosti the Kamchatka branch of the Geophysical Service RAS.

The epicenter was registered in Kamchatka 13.29 time (05.29 MSK), located approximately 75 kilometers south-east of Cape Lopatka at the extreme south of Kamchatka at a depth of 71 kilometers under the seabed.

In urban areas of the Kamchatka Territory, including in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, far from the epicenter of the seismic events of more than 300 kilometers to the north-east, essential tremors are not felt.

Information on casualties or damage.

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Vice Miss Asia USA-from Uzbekistan

In one of the most prestigious international beauty contests as "Miss Asia USA" second place was a girl, representing the Republic of Uzbekistan. I must say that this is the first win of the Uzbek girls on such a serious beauty contest. A complete and unconditional victory in this contest the most beautiful representative of Thailand took Christina Kahn. This girl, according to the jury was not only the most beautiful, but also very clever, because even received the title of "Miss Congeniality" (how can you not remember the famous movie Sandra Bullock in the lead role). Among the winners

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The current eruption Sinmoe awarded three of the five points on the scale of danger

In the south-west of Japan in Miyazaki Prefecture newly erupted volcano Sinmoe. Volcanic eruption, continued after the two-week lull, accompanied by the release of stones and ash to a height of four thousand feet. In the danger zone at the fire-breathing vent of the volcano, thousands of homes have been more of a nearby city Miyakonodze. Miyazaki Prefecture, the Japanese authorities have assigned the current eruption of three of the five points on the scale of danger, and urged residents to stay as far away from the volcano and its slopes Sinmoe. While certain it is not established, it

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On planet Earth waiting a second sun

Australian scientists are afraid for yourself, and scare the other red giant Betelgeuse is one of the brightest stars. And now it's all cringed, covered with spots, but still pulsing. Soon explodes, astronomers believe. And the earth will be the second sun.

What's next — still arguing. Some promise to show a universal scale. Two fireballs on the horizon, really impress anyone. Other — I recall the promised end.

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