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Petrobras found a leak of hydraulic fluid in the Gulf of Mexico

Brazilian oil giant Petrobras found a small leak of hydraulic fluid during commissioning of the system in the field of underwater Chinook (Chinook) in the Gulf of Mexico, has reported Dow Jones.

The fluid was diluted with no harm to the environment and people, said the company. Petrobras did not say how much of the leak in question.

The company informed the U.S. authorities about the incident, and also created an internal committee to investigate the causes of the incident.

Petrobras is the operator of the field and the nearby Cascade Project (Cascade), where mining was started earlier this year.

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Earthquake of magnitude 3.8 occurred in the Caspian Sea

Earthquake of magnitude 3.8 occurred on Wednesday at 10:37 (09.37 MSK), the epicenter was located 211 kilometers east of Baku in the Caspian Sea, according to Seismological Service Center of the National Academy of Sciences of Azerbaijan. Center of the earthquake was at a depth of 65 kilometers. On the coast, tremors were not felt.

In northern Russia to keep warm until the second half of December

Pskov, November 28 — RIA Novosti, Hope Nazarenko. Forecasters predict the onset of cold weather in the Pskov region not before the second half of December, told RIA Novosti on Monday the head of the regional center for Hydrometeorology and Environmental Monitoring Tala Neschadimova.

"On December 1, in the region will come only calendar winter, not the climate. Projected real winter comes to the Pskov region only after December 15, the same will be and permanent snow cover," — she said.

Today in the Pskov area at night the air temperature is between 2 and 6 degrees Celsius, and in

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Romania was lost in the snow, and frozen waterfall in China (video)

Winter is sold outright. Just east of Romania were covered with snow. From under the rubble multimeter visible except the rooftops.

According to news channel 24, got from winter weather and China. In the Chinese province of Shandong, where for a long time, maintain a low temperature vozduza, even frozen waterfall.

"I've never seen such a large frozen waterfall. It looks like a palace — a lot of space in the rock, where people can go. Magical spectacle" — says Chen tourist Vance.

Height of the waterfall — 100 meters. Experts claim that this is a rare

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An online service designed to reduce the energy cost house

When you cut your finger, you are immediately looking for a patch or bandage to stop the bleeding. Similarly, you can do with your own home in order to prevent leakage of heat in it, and hence the energy, for which you pay monthly.

The heat can leave the house for many reasons: the old / defective central heating, window and door frames, etc. But the main loophole for heat insulation of buildings is incorrect and, therefore, the leakage of heated air, which is characteristic for both old and new homes. In the U.S., the School of Public Health

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An earthquake measuring 5.3 points occurred in Egypt

An earthquake measuring 5.3 on the Richter scale occurred on Friday in northern Egypt, according to Egyptian media.

Following the earthquake, no injuries, destruction of residential buildings also were noted.

According to the director of the National Center of Geophysical Research of Egypt Professor Hatem Auda, tremors were observed in the early morning on Friday, they were felt in several provinces in the north of the country and the second largest city of Egypt — Alexandria.

The epicenter was located in the Mediterranean Sea at a depth of 10 kilometers, about 150 kilometers east of Alexandria.

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Palma suicide may soon disappear due to deforestation in Madagascar

About 80% of the species of palm trees, most of which are grown only in Madagascar, including palm-"suicide" may disappear in the near future due to the felling of the jungle, said the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

IUCN experts presented the results of his study of palm trees in Madagascar during the regular 11th session of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity, which these days is held in the Indian city of Hyderabad.

"Palm trees — an integral part of the biodiversity of the island. Moreover, local people are actively using these trees to build their huts,

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Hurricane Chris in the Atlantic storm weakened to a level

Powerful cyclone "Chris" (Chris), on Thursday became the first in the Atlantic hurricane season, weakened to a tropical storm level, reported on Friday night at the National Hurricane Center forecast the U.S. in Miami.

Gust speed accompanying the cyclone decreased to 110 kilometers per hour. Currently, the storm caused far from the Canadian island of Newfoundland, moving northeast at a speed of about 22 kilometers per hour. Threats to populations of the Atlantic coast of America is not a storm.

Earlier Thursday, the wind speed, "Chris" has reached 120 kilometers per hour, after which he was given the status

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Alaska earthquake of magnitude 6.4

Alaska earthquake of magnitude 6.4. According to the Geophysical Service of the Russian Academy of Sciences, a strong push was registered on 5 May at 16:57 GMT (20:57 Moscow time). Alaska at this time of the morning.

The earthquake lies at a depth of 33 kilometers, the epicenter was located about 900 kilometers south-west of the city of Anchorage. Information on the effects of the earthquake have been reported, according to ITAR-TASS.

A strong earthquake measuring 7 points occurred in Myanmar

Tremors of magnitude 7 points recorded near the border with Thailand. Reported one killed. Tremors were felt even in Bangkok. Earthquake was awarded the highest level of danger — red; epicenter was at a depth of less than 10 kilometers. Earth heaving whole three seconds, which, according to seismologists, a bad sign. While there is accurate information about a victim — a wall fell on him at home, unable to withstand strong impacts. Specialists Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre assured that the likelihood of destructive waves is extremely small. March 10 magnitude 5.8 earthquake on the border of Myanmar and

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