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In Montreal, a record amount of snow fell

Residents of Montreal and the other communities in Quebec, Canada armed with shovels, to join the battle with snowfall that struck the province. Forecasters have already recognized that this amount of snow in Quebec was the last four decades.

In some cities, rainfall reached 60 cm in most Montreal snow reached 45 cm in less than a day, which broke all records, even a record in 1971 by as much as two centimeters. Clear the snow piles can not earlier than after 4-7 days, and only if that does not attack more snow.

In a paper on

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The Red Pelicans left Dagestan reserve because of frost

Several hundred Red pelicans moved from the territory of Dagestan State Reserve in a warm place for cold weather in the region, which were kept at minus 20-30 degrees Celsius for two weeks, said the Dagestan State Reserve.

Workers Reserve noted during the inspection that many species of birds well tolerated cold, but waterfowl pelicans leave reserve. No bird was not harmed, said the inspectors, as the dead birds in the reserve was not found.

"Pelicans have found. Among the clusters have only seen one adult Dalmatian pelican. Day before massive accumulation of pelicans (several hundred birds) seen at the

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The number came down to the Transkei avalanches in winter has increased 30 times

More than 120 avalanches descended into North Ossetia Trans-Caucasian highway connecting Russia and South Ossetia since the early period of avalanches in the winter season 2012-2013, which is ten times more than last season, told RIA Novosti spokesperson for North GUMCHS Julia Starchenko Ossetia.

According to her, on Wednesday to assess the avalanche activity in the highlands of the Republic MOE specialists together with the rescuers and members of the North Caucasus militant of the active influence on hydrometeorological processes make a helicopter circled over the most dangerous mountain areas in the Transcaucasian highway.

Starchenko clarified that the helicopter

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District center of Ust-Kamchatsky was cut off from the world because of a snowstorm

Driving on the highway, which connects the district center of Ust-Kamchatsky to the rest of the peninsula, is stopped because of a snowstorm and low visibility, according to Russia's EMERCOM for Kamchatka region.

"The total length of the closed area — 145 kilometers. Movement closed to all forms of transport from 8.00 local time (00.00 MSK) and, tentatively, to 6:00 am local time on February 19," — said in a statement.

According to rescuers, at the moment, work is underway to clear the road.

"For those drivers and passengers who left this morning from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky and other areas of the

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The consequences of the snow storm Nemo

In respect of the snow of the worst predictions come true forecasters. Snow depth in some places reached 1 meter. The death toll rose to nine people. Hundreds of thousands of Americans were left without power after hurricane-force winds, which raged for several days in the north-eastern United States.

In many communities after snowstorms private cars had to literally dig out from huge snow drifts. In some cases, did not help even a special snow removal equipment, and people were forced to turn to public transport services. Weather forecasters predict further snowfall and sleet in sub-zero temperatures, which

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Gamalama volcano again threatened

Indonesia's Mount Gamalama again threatens residents of nearby communities. Cold lava flows have already claimed the lives of three people. The cause of her descent were heavy rains that hit the region a few days ago.

Vulcan, a height of about two kilometers, broke earlier this month. Thousands of people were forced to leave their homes. Indonesia is part of the so-called Pacific ring of fire and volcanic eruptions are not uncommon.

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Spraying aerosols in the atmosphere discolor sky — scientists

One way to combat global warming — the creation of the atmosphere of the screen from sunlight from specially sputtered particles — will lead to the fact that the sky turns white and will be up to five times brighter, according to an American study published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters.

One of the most popular global geoengineering projects to combat global warming — spraying sulphate aerosols (fine particulate matter) in the lower atmosphere. It is assumed that this will create a screen reflecting solar radiation back into space, and slow the rate of warming. The idea of the

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Magnitude 6.6 earthquake occurred off the coast of Kamchatka

6.6 magnitude earthquake occurred Sunday near the eastern coast of Kamchatka, told RIA Novosti the Kamchatka branch of the Geophysical Service RAS.

The epicenter was registered at 15:15 local time (07.15 MSK), located 50 kilometers from Cape Lake at a depth of 65.8 kilometers under the seabed.

Local communities Kamchatka essential tremors are not felt. Victims or damage. The threat of a tsunami has not been announced.

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Khakassia send 15 million rubles for the resettlement of orphan animal burial

Government of Khakassia on Tuesday approved a draft law that by 2015 from the national budget will be allocated 15 million rubles for orphan animal burial arrangement which are dangerous to human and animal health, according to the head of the administration of the region.

According to the State Veterinary Inspectorate Khakassia republic in 23 working cattle cemetery, of which only five are in the proper veterinary and sanitary condition.

"The other 18 (cattle cemetery) is an open pit, at best, with wooden or concrete walls, with the corpses of dead animals. They are located usually near the settlement, there

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Number of missing after ferry crash in India has increased more: http://www.rosbalt.ru/main/2012/05/01/976238.html

At least 270 people are still missing after the sinking on the eve of India's passenger ferry. Previously reported 150 missing. As reported by IANS, referring to the local officials, search and rescue operations have yielded no results.

He noted that after the tragedy took almost 24 hours, and there is hardly any chance that someone could live. He added that, according to some reports, the board were mostly women and children.

Another official said that the authorities are now trying to establish the exact number of passengers in the time of the accident on the ferry.

Previously reported that

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