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Forest fire in Japan covered 90 hectares

Erupted on Monday wildfire in Hyogo prefecture on the island of Honshu in Japan has already spread to 90 hectares, there were no injuries, fire continued from the ground and from the air, according to the local fire department.

The fire occurred in a wooded area near the town of Takasago. Now the flame spread along the ridge.

According to firefighters, Tuesday at 5:30 (Monday 23.30 MSK) "burned a total of 90 acres."

South of the fire to a few hundred meters you will find homes. By Tuesday morning 45 local residents took shelter in a room for public meetings,

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Safari park in Primorye took custody of one of the orphaned tiger cubs

Safari park in Primorye took voluntary guardianship of a tiger, which in late December, having lost her mother, to the people in the Maritime region, and began to transfer funds for its maintenance, told RIA Novosti on Wednesday, park director Dmitry Mezentsev.

Three of four-Amur tiger November 27 came to the military unit involved barking dog. Predators tried to suppress it, but they are frightened guard who drove the cubs back into the forest. Next tigress could not be found, and the protection of wildlife officers decided to take the edge of the cubs from the forest. During the week,

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The results of environmental and economic regions will be presented by the index in Moscow

Results of the first eco-economic index of Russian regions, which shows how the environmental costs of different subjects of the RF offset pollution, will be presented at a news conference at RIA Novosti.

The index was developed by RIA Novosti and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Russia, with the support of the Russian Geographical Society. This work also involved scientists at Moscow State University named after Lomonosov.

According to the data, the authors were rated before, became a leader of the Republic of Altai, and the outsider — the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Area. Complete picture of all the regions of Russia

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Danger of flooding in central Thailand

Villagers on both sides of the Chao Phraya River have been officially warned of a high probability of flooding across the low-lying areas along the river in the central region of Thailand, which is already a few days under the influence of heavy rains.

In addition to the settlements under water may be rice fields and low-lying plains. The situation was aggravated flooding of local rivers, especially in the north of Pong. In the second, the land can come to 1600 -1800 m3 of rain and river water. Each day, the water level will rise to 50-100 cm, which

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A tropical storm formed in the Atlantic

Tropical storm "Franklin", carrying a potential threat, was formed in the north-west Atlantic.

Force winds at the center of the cyclone is about 65 kilometers per hour. Currently the storm is 580 kilometers north-east of Bermuda and not threatening land. Meteorologists expect "Franklin" may be a little way to go before the storm dissipated by Monday.

Name is assigned to a tropical storm, the wind that accompanied it reaches a speed of over 62 kilometers per hour. Storm becomes a hurricane when wind speed exceeds 119 kilometers per hour. The third category is a hurricane, when the wind speed

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Kamchatka region will not build hydropower plants in Kronotsky reserve

Kamchatka Governor Vladimir Ilyukhin said that the authorities of the region declined from hydroelectric power plants (HPP) on the river Kronotskaya the adverse environmental impacts, the press service of the regional government.

Kronotskaya river from source to mouth flows through Kronotsky State Biosphere Reserve, included in the territory of a World Natural Heritage Site. The project to build hydropower plants on the river was developed in the 1960s.

"We gave estimates of the possible environmental impact of building hydropower plants on the river Kronotskaya. This is specially protected natural area, and it was important to assess the construction of not

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Trial pennies sold more than a million dollars

As the News ABC referring to the results of one of the famous auction houses, Heritage Auctions, unique pennies, which was released the Mint in 1792 in the U.S., sold for 1.15 million dollars. Sold only in the coin of 1 cent is a "test" coin of the 14 surviving odnotsentovikov that have not been put into mass production in 1793.

Copper odnotsentovik center was completely cast in silver, it was done in order to achieve the required weight, but the government still had to conclude that such pennies are too heavy and large in size, which complicate their

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On the Indian summer in Rostov bloomed lilac

The locals did not believe my eyes! In October district of Rostov on the street Debaltsevskoy bloomed lilac. Directly opposite the home ownership number 3. On the street — October, the temperature of plus 8, and it — in full bloom. — We've seen — not believe — says a local resident, a housewife Svetlana Mosoyan. — And then so happy. Can not breathe. Close your eyes — and like spring outside.

Lilac bushes against the gray house maloprimetny. But if one of the passers-notes, the eye can not take his. Miracle of nature! True, the flowers too

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Remains of ancient rakoskorpiona found mine in Belarus

The remains of ancient animals, rakoskorpiona discovered working Belarusian company JSC "Belaruskali" (Soligorsk, Minsk region), told RIA Novosti on Thursday, a representative of the company.

"On the horizon, the third 620 meters of the mine mine group of" Belaruskali "at the top of excavation uncovered the remains of ancient animals — rakoskorpiona" — told the agency.

He clarified that the arthropod remains were quickly removed from the array of rock and brought to the surface. This is the sixth such discovery in history "Belaruskali". The first was in 1976, the second — in the early 1980s, the third — in

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In Saudi Arabia, it snowed

Lower air temperatures in Saudi Arabia led to the loss of snow in parts of the country. So, snow covered roads and mountainous valleys and Alluza Tafha in Tabuk in the north, the first time in decades, the snow had covered mountain Al Lauz. In the newspapers there were photos inhabitants of the kingdom, to entertain playing snowballs.

According to UKRINFORM, Civil Defense in Tabuk translated into high alert and ready for action in case of emergencies. In mountainous areas and Alluz Alkan are three groups of employees of Saudi Red Crescent. Experts measure the density and height of the

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