In Rapla lightning struck a power station, the city was left without electricity

In Rapla Saturday night lightning struck a power transformer, the transformer caught fire flame. At midnight the city will be without electricity, according

In the center of a fire alarm message received in 20.07 rescuers went to the place, the press service of the West Estonian Rescue Centre.

NASA: the outgoing year will be the warmest year on record

The outgoing year 2010 was the warmest for 131 years of weather observations. This was stated by experts of the National Administration of the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

In 2010 meteorological year (December 2009 — November 2010), the average global temperature has reached 14.65 degrees Celsius. So far the warmest was considered in 2005, when the average temperature was 14.62 degrees.

In addition to NASA, global meteorological observation deals with other organizations, including the National Administration of the U.S. Oceanic and Atmospheric. And they call it the passing year the warmest — an open question.

At the

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Earthquake of magnitude 6.1 occurred in the east of Peru

Earthquake of magnitude 6.1 occurred on Thursday in eastern Peru, reports the U.S. Geological Survey.

According to seismologists, the epicenter of the quake was located 32 kilometers east of the city of Pucallpa. Hearth tremors occur at depths 143 km.

No casualties or damage were reported.

Winter came prematurely to Switzerland

In one night, in the south-west of the country fell a record amount of snow. Houses and roads have disappeared under the half-meter snowdrifts. Several roads in the mountains had to close. There is now working snowplows. In some areas, paralyzed rail.

Frequent change of laptop affects the environment — scientists

The damage caused to the environment in the manufacture of a laptop, much higher than the benefits of energy-efficient technologies in new models, the study of German scientists from the Institute for Applied Ecology and the Institute for Reliability and micro integration behalf of Fraunhofer.

"At the stage of the notebook manufacturing to devote at least 56% more greenhouse gases than all the time of their operation. Thus, if the average" life expectancy "laptop computer for five years, when its production is allocated 214 pounds of greenhouse gases, and for all the operation of 138 pounds "- the authors of

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Caucasus could be without springs because of deforestation

Due to the reduction of forests Caucasus mineral sources may face the threat of destruction, since there is a direct link with the production rate springs change in the balance of forest planting and soil erosion, report "Russian forest to lead."

Woods, assigned to the Kislovodsk forestry, exhausted and extensive version of the development because of the virtual absence of suitable land silvicultural Fund, said in a statement. Most of the forest land is fixed only on paper, but in reality, instead, areas not planted forests. Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection of the Stavropol Territory repeatedly appealed to

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The Church is called to account for every environment

Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church called on each Russian feel responsible for the environment, cleaning up after a bottle and a plastic trash out of the woods and generally respectful of nature and the environment.

"When we talk about the environment, we often think of environmental pollution by various factories and plants, but often forget that each of us has a responsibility for the environment. I had to travel a lot, to be in different countries — and the environmental situation that we create around them, is, at best, at the level of the third world, "- said the

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A dozen killer whales hit the ice captured off the coast of Canada

Heat-loving killer whales were first captured in the ice in the eastern Canadian Hudson Bay (Hudson Bay), said in a statement on the website broadcasting company CBCNews Canada.

"Twelve killer whales caught in the ice trap, 30 kilometers from Inukdzhuaka (Inukjuak), were in great danger, because, according to a local resident who saw, sage, through which whales can pop out of the water and breathe, already delayed by ice," — noted in the message.

At the same time, a zoologist Christian Ramp (Christian Ramp) explained that "ice trap — the main cause of death of many marine mammals." Thus, under

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Warm ocean currents cool continents, scientists say

Scientists have proposed the hypothesis that the warm currents in the oceans, paradoxically, lead to a decrease in air temperature above the surrounding coastal regions, according to a research article published in the journal Nature.

First hypothesis can explain why the east coast of the U.S. and Canada by an average of 7-8 degrees Celsius cooler than the coastal, including the Nordic countries of Western Europe. It is for this reason that the average temperature in New York is much lower temperatures in Porto (Portugal), despite the fact that the cities are in the same degree of northern latitude.


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Tornado over the English county

May 10. Stormy weather, prevailing over Britain has fueled over Oxfordshire this tornado. Raging storm with lightning and rain started in Wiltshire. Next, the bad weather for six hours is above the neighboring Oxfordshire, where residents Bisestera, Eynshema and Whitney witnessed tornadoes revolving funnel which managed to videotape near Kidlington.

Then transported to the storm completely subsided and Buckinghamshire near Cambridgeshire. Meteorologists have concluded that this type of tornado and storm caused by his more characteristic of land areas, such as North America, particularly the United States.

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