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The area of forest fires in the Altai Mountains in 2012 decreased by 20%

Area affected by the 2012 wildfires in the Altai Republic, was little more than 4 hectares, it is 21.2% less than in 2011, which burned more than 5,000 acres of forest, told the chief of the region Igor GUMCHS Bukin .

Earlier it was reported that the fire in 2012 affected more than 6,000 hectares of forest.

In 2012, because of the fire hazard during the winter with little snow in the Altai Republic came much earlier than usual, and was quite busy. According to experts, in terms of forest fires Republic experienced one of the most difficult seasons. Throughout

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In the Netherlands recorded the first case of intestinal infection, from which neighboring Germany two people died

THE HAGUE, May 26. / Correspondent. ITAR-TASS marycasan /. In the Netherlands recorded the first case of intestinal infection caused by enterohaemorrhagic wand / EHEC /. This was announced today at the National Institutes of Health and the Environment RIVM.

Recently, the disease is widespread in neighboring Germany, where his victims were at least 2 people. To date, the number of infections and patients with suspected infection, according to some reports, there has reached 600. Ill Dutch citizen also contracted the infection in Germany, emphasized in the National Institute for Health and the Environment, did not, however, his

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To Fukushima embodied the worst scenario

According to the news mail.ru operator emergency Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan has recognized that the station has already melted fuel rods in the three reactors. Prior to that, the Japanese officially confirmed meltdown only at the first power, but now they say that the second and third — the same situation.

New data released by Tokyo Electric Power, confirm the most pessimistic forecasts that have been made two months ago, when the destroyed reactor nuclear power plant "Fukushima-1" pumped tons of sea water for cooling. But, as we see today, even then, there was nothing

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Fukushima reactors completely melted?

At Japanese nuclear power plant "Fukushima-1" could melt all of the reactors.

This phenomenon is called Meltdown — complete melting of nuclear fuel. The fact of the catastrophe declared Tuesday a national advisor to the Agency for Nuclear and Industrial Safety Hidehiko Nishiyama. In this case, the expert admitted that it happened after 16 hours after the March 11 earthquake — that is, two months Japanese misleading the press and the public. In the fresh video with "Fukushima-1" you can see that in fact remains of the reactors.

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Russia facing an epidemic of rabies

14 Russians died from this terrible disease in the past year because did not take the risk seriously

Rospotrebnadzor in Moscow region released disappointing data: since 2011 the geography of such dangerous diseases as rabies has increased by half, compared to the previous year during the same period.

For the last two months on the territory of 15 municipalities recorded rabies — only 29 cases (last year's figures — 19 in 10 municipalities). Most disadvantaged recognized Klin, Istra, Egorievskiy and Naro-Fominsk — it has the highest number of cases. Basically we are talking about wild animals — 18 cases,

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Tick bite fatalities

In Southern Russia, the doctors declared the warning. Increasingly, hospitals are the people with the tick bite and deadly diagnosis. NTV correspondent Michael Antropov to risk their lives know where in nature is better not to have a rest.

Endless fields in southern Russia in the spring is not less dangerous than the Siberian forests. There are few who have heard of the tick-borne encephalitis, and Lyme disease, but a relative of the taiga tick, which lives in the grass, is also a serious threat to life and health.

The bite

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Chinese farmers are faced with a mysterious phenomenon

In one village, Jiangsu province, eastern China, is located on the melon plantation life threatening. Neither the owners of the plantations, or local botanists can not understand why in this country, one after another burst of hundreds and thousands of watermelons, and the plantation of giant fruit is crashing, as of gunfire on the battlefield.

While all speculated on the investigation took local journalists. Several hypotheses, but the most plausible version of the sound that all the fault of the farmers themselves, who sprayed crop so-called "growth hormone" — chemical substances permitted for

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Japanese full recognition to Meltdown at all reactors of Fukushima-1

 

Complete melting of nuclear fuel (Meltdown) could occur in all three reactors, the Japanese nuclear power plant "Fukushima-1" was damaged after the March earthquake and tsunami, said Tuesday the adviser of the National Agency for Nuclear and Industrial Safety Hidehiko Nishiyama.

Last week, the experts of the operator station of Tokyo Electric Power (TEPCO) reported a melting nuclear fuel rods in the first reactor. Determine what happened at Unit, managed after it was installed ventilation equipment, partially clear the air of radioactive particles and allowed to enter the art and install the gauges.

According to experts, fuel

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Flooding in southern China

Strong rains caused the water level in the river Lyutszyan Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, leading to flooding. Flooded roads in Liuzhou, May 14, on Saturday, reports the BBC BBC.

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For several days, heavy rains are in the south. This has caused massive flooding of rivers, causing flooding many villages and farmland.

Powerful streams of water flooded houses are demolished statues, fences, power poles and other more vulnerable structures. As

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On the Sicilian volcano Mount Etna, a new crater

Reactivate the Sicilian volcano Mount Etna. Last night and this morning above the volcano appeared fountains of boiling lava was heard strong underground buzz. According to ITAR-TASS, clubs ash rose over Etna and reached the city of Catania and settlements to the south of the volcano. According to the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology, on the eastern slopes of Mount Etna has opened a new mini-crater. Now instruments record the growing fluctuation of land in the interior of the ground — the south-east — the crater. For the safety of the local authorities closed the airport of Catania.

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