Lebanon: Beirut River is highlighted in blood red

River in Beirut, capital of Lebanon, suddenly a bloody hue. Officials and residents wonder about the causes of this anomaly.

Some have suggested that the water was painted due to dumping waste or other foreign substances, but to detect the source of pollution, as well as themselves substances in the water until it was not possible, reports dailystar.com.lb


Aussie fought off a crocodile attacked him

37-year-old resident of Australia (his name is not called) managed to fight off the three-meter saltwater crocodile that attacked him in a small bay near the town Ueypa in north Queensland, says The Australian. The incident occurred on Saturday, February 5, in the evening, local time.

Crocodile injured swimmer's back, hand and wrist, biting his arm. However, the man has been able to resist the animal — he repeatedly struck a crocodile's head, he loosened his grip and eventually retreated. According to the authorities Ueypy the decision men swim in the bay, which is home to saltwater crocodiles, was "absolute

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In the Japanese prefecture of Kanagawa detected radioactive cesium

In the Japanese city of Yokohama (Kanagawa Prefecture) recorded elevated levels of radiation, the cause of which was the presence of cesium in the air. On Friday, local authorities said.

"The level of radiation found in the area near one of the city schools, is low, but we will conduct a thorough investigation in this connection," — said the representative of the city administration.

During a routine check near one of the city schools was recorded radiation levels 6.85 microsieverts per hour, the cause of which was the presence of the isotope cesium. The soil at this point, it

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Area of oil pollution for the year decreased by almost 2 times

The total area of soil contamination with oil products in Russia in the past year decreased as compared to 2011 nearly doubled, according to the forecast of the Centre "Antistikhia" Emergencies Ministry in 2013.

"The total area of soil pollution by oil and oil products in Russia (for the first 11 months of 2012) amounted to 40.94 thousand hectares, which is 1.7 times lower than in 2011 (71.48 thousand)" — according to the document.

Sources of pollution, according to the agency, were also production and consumption waste, including illegal dumps of solid waste and liquid waste.

Cases have been reported

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Invasion of midges in Kerch

Millions of tiny winged midges hit the Kerch. On the waterfront can not be: gnats crawling in the eyes, ears, under your clothes, writes kerch.com.ua, reports website "Krym.Kommenatrii."

At bus stops, located by the sea, people are constantly fanning themselves, trying to get rid of the insects. Annoying, midges climb into cars and buildings. On the surface of the water you can see a huge number of dead insects, small fish which has arranged a feast.

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Tornado in Japan

As the central fire department, which in Japan is responsible for eliminating the consequences of emergencies, the hurricane severely damaged 50 houses in the city of Tsukuba. Due shkvalistnyh gusts were smashed glass windows and shop windows, toppled billboards. As a result, the continuity of power lines for more than 40 thousand families in Tochigi and Ibaraki prefectures remained without electricity. Disrupted transport.

National Directorate of Meteorology declared a storm warning in 25 of the 47 prefectures of Japan, including Tokyo. At present, the Japanese capital is heavy rain with thunder.

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Ekoaktivistam denied a referendum on the extraction of nickel at Voronezh

The Council of People's Deputies Novokhopersk Voronezh region rejected the petition ekoaktivistov on in a referendum that would allow the public to know the ratio of the development of nickel deposits, told RIA Novosti on Tuesday the head of the administration of the municipal district of Peter Vovnyakov.

Information about what to Novokhopersk area will be developed nickel deposits, since last spring caused numerous protests that took place in the town, the regional capital and neighboring cities, including — Volgograd region. The protesters believe that the nickel industry will lead to an environmental disaster in the region: to make the

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In Crimea, a hurricane rips roofs off houses

Crimean peninsula was dominated by the weather. Hurricane winds with gusts up to 21 meters per second have knocked about a hundred trees. In Simferopol, the two residents were injured, reports "Interfax".

According to Ukrainian rescuers, the most difficult situation in Simferopol, Simferopol and Belogorsk areas. In Simferopol, the 4-storey commercial building wind tore the roof with a total area of about 400 square meters. The wreckage of trees injure two young women. With multiple fractures are taken to intensive care. Their medical condition is stable.

In the MOE stressed that the hurricane has not led to serious accidents in

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Blizzard deenergized part of Ukraine

Bad weather in Ukraine deenergized 60 settlements. Of squalls and blizzards hit Cherkasy and Kirovohrad region.

As the channel News 24, most went to the Odessa area. There are de-energized fifty settlements.   meteoprog.ua

Thick fog immobilize China (video)

China has blocked transport heavy fog. In the central and eastern regions of near-zero visibility.

As reported podrobnosti.ua, because it had to close several major highways.

There are also dozens of canceled flights. Five hundred ships were stuck in ports and have to wait for better weather.

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