In the United States discovered the killer melons

They are already 13 people were killed, 70 were in hospitals. Now outbreaks reported in 18 states. It turned out that all the victims had eaten cantaloupes grown on a farm near the city of Denver in Colorado. It turned out that the vegetables were contaminated with bacteria that cause dangerous disease — listeriosis. Affects the nervous system and lymph nodes. At risk — children, pregnant women and the elderly. Last summer, a similar situation is alarming in Europe. Then from intestinal bacteria trapped in vegetables, in Germany and Sweden have died fifty. First thought

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Yakutia authorities in March 2013, will be delivered for another 30 bison from the National Park of Canada

Yakutia authorities in March 2013 as part of the recovery of the population of the forest buffalo will be delivered to the country for another 30 animals, told RIA Novosti the regional Ministry of Nature Protection.

Earlier in Yakutia has imported bison. Two previous batch of 30 animals were also imported from Canada in 2006 and 2011. In the spring of 2008 in the kennel "Ust-Buotama" Nature Park "Lena Pillars" Khangalassky Yakutia region of imported Canadian wood bison were first born calves. Total born six bison — three females and three males. And after four years, these bison give birth,

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Failure formed in southern China

Close to failure rickety house. Guangdong Province. January 2011. Photo: news.shm.com.cn

Formed a major failure on the road in Foshan City of Guangdong Province on January 13. Standing next to the house straight out. Fortunately no one was hurt, had evacuated over 100 people.

According to the publication "Sintszinbao" to varying degrees failed plot of land of about 3000 square meters. m at the bottom of the failure of the water. Geologists say that the current soil stabilized, new failures were found to determine the cause of the incident will need at least a

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Icelandic volcanoes are dangerous for Europe — say scientists

Scientists have calculated the consequences for Europe of possible catastrophic eruption of the volcano in Iceland. The article appeared in the scientific journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, and its summary results ScienceNOW.

In the years 1783-1784 Laki volcano, located in Skaftafell National Park in southern Iceland near the town Kirkyubeyarklaustur, emissions 122 million tons of sulfur dioxide. For comparison, it is little more than the amount of gas produced by the entire modern world industry for one year. As a result, according to historians, died fifth of the population of Iceland (over 10,000 people) and three

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North-western Europe threatens flooding

Vast tracts of England and Wales are at risk of flooding due to heavy rain and snow and rain and hail that raged here for the weekend. To date, the south-west of England are 6 warnings about the dangers of flooding every minute, and 10 in other areas. This means that security measures should be applied immediately.

The situation is complicated by the fact that since the summer in local rivers did not sleep the water level, the soil is still moist, and if the rain will fall at least a few millimeters larger than necessary, homes and businesses

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China will lose 18,000 sq km of land due to global warming

Global warming and sea level surrounding China would flood coastal areas of the country with total area of 18,000 square kilometers by 2030, according to Chinese media, referring to the study of the Ministry of Science and Technology of China, the State Meteorological Administration of China and the Chinese Academy of Sciences. The average temperature in the land of China has increased by 1.38 degrees Celsius from 1951 to 2009, according to a study. During the same period, the area of glaciers has decreased by 10%. Warming continues, according to the authors of the study, by 2030, the level of

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In eastern China hit a strong tropical storm

In eastern China hit tropical storm "Nanmadol". In Fujian Province, flights were canceled, interrupted maritime traffic. Fishermen call to return immediately to port.

Bird deaths in Odintsovo

Recently, on the streets of our city began to appear dead birds, says Eugene BIBASHOV national correspondent.

"Never such Odintsovo was not, never seen so many dead birds on the streets of our city, mostly pigeons. They are everywhere, in playgrounds and stores, on sidewalks and roadway, the hospitals and clinics. Pigeons are not crushed by cars and eaten by cats, and they seem easy prey, but cats do not touch them. They die slowly, hunched with beaks resting on the ground, "- says Eugene.

"Living behave very strangely. They fly into the apartment, on the stairs, beating on the

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Mobile phones in Moscow

One of the major inventions of mankind in the last fifty years is the cell phone. Think of Russia in the nineties. At that time, afford to have a mobile phone was able only to wealthy people. Mobile phones then were a huge tube with retractable antenna, a phone in your pocket is not even put. But with the development of new technology mobile phones are getting smaller and the screen is bigger.

Also with time mobile phones have become not only perform functions for devices, but also players and cameras. Today, modern mobile phone is a high-tech thing about

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Five tons of cyanide leak occurred at the chemical companies in Japan

Leaked five tons of sodium cyanide, enough to poison 125,000 people, occurred at a chemical plant in Japan during snow removal, reports on Wednesday AFP.

According to the management of the plant Kurosaka Plating Co. Hanamaki in the north, the incident occurred more Tuesday. Workers cleaned the factory objects of snow and ice and accidentally damaged a valve on the container with a toxic substance, one liter is enough to kill 25 people.

"Fortunately, the snow has absorbed most of the liquid, and we raised the poisoned mass, which was not included in the nearest river and as far

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