NASA satellite showed the scale of floods in Europe

The Elbe River, May 6, 2013. © Earth Observatory / NASA | Theatlanticcities.com

June 14, 2013. On the official website of NASA's "Earth Observatory" appeared satellite photos that showcase all the power of the water element in Europe. Landsat satellite pictures are taken 8 May sixth and seventh in June 2013, when the unit was flying over the federal state of Saxony-Anhalt in Germany.

On the image taken in May, the river Elbe seems barely discernible thread in the middle of farmland, forests and fields. In the photo, which was taken in June, the same river appears

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Flooding in Europe. In Germany, the water broke through a dam in Magdeburg

June 10, 2013. Water broke through the dam on the river Elbe near Magdeburg in eastern Germany. Thousands of residents were forced to flee their homes.

On Sunday, the water in the Elbe reached 7 meters 44 cm This is four times more than usual.

Authorities are investigating a suspicious anonymous letter, which contains the risk of undermining a number of dams.

As the correspondent of the BBC BBC Steve Evans in Berlin, malicious motives are unclear, but the threat was taken seriously.

Because of the threat of flooding 23,000 residents have been evacuated. The supply of electricity

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At least four people were killed in a storm in the U.S.

June 15, 2013. At least four people were killed in a severe storm that hit the state of North Carolina.

According to the Associated Press, due to strong winds fell trees, power lines were cut off. Tens of thousands of people were left without electricity.

Recall, on the eve of a great storm that hit Chicago, left without electricity for nearly 25,000 people and led to the cancellation of 400 flights at the international airport.

Because of hail the size of a tennis ball and strong winds fell trees, power lines were cut off.

According to police, no one was

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In the Midwest United States managed to capture a rare lightning-sprite

June 5, 2013. A rare atmospheric phenomenon, lightning-sprite or special lightning occurring in the mesosphere and the thermosphere at an altitude of 50-90 km, the camera managed to shoot one of the photographers of the U.S. state of Iowa.

As it turned out, the photographer decided to spend the night from May 31 to June 1, 2013 in nature and try to take pictures of the rising sun. But he was much more fortunate, as he managed to take a picture of not only the Auror, but also for the history of mankind to leave the image of

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The African dust and its role in the formation of Atlantic hurricanes

African dust over the Mediterranean, 8:40 GMT, June 8, 2013 © Sputnik "Terra» | NASA

June 16, 2013. Because of persisting over Europe long deep area of low pressure throughout May in North Africa turned out to be very dusty. African dust lifted by frequent storms in the Sahara Desert, disseminated both in Europe and in the Atlantic.

This spring, we have regularly reported on the "feathers" African dust over the Mediterranean Sea and the South over Europe. But now, due to the beginning of the season of tropical storms in the Atlantic, it's time to talk about

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Wildfires in the U.S. have destroyed nearly 500 homes

June 15, 2013. Not less than 473 houses were burned as a result of natural fires in the U.S. state of Colorado, According to the Associated Press on Saturday.

Earlier it was reported that burned at least 360 homes, and victims of fires were two people. Around 40,000 people have been evacuated in Colorado.

Firefighters managed to locate 30% of the fire. According to U.S. media reports, on Saturday, people will start to return to their homes.

In Colorado fires raging for several days. From the disaster affected areas of the Royal Gorge, where the fire was threatening

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Certified new model of the AN? 148

March 28, 2013 "Antonov" got Supplement Type Certificate issued by the Aviation Register of Interstate Aviation Committee, a new model of the An-148-100EM created for the Russian Emergencies Ministry. Certification testing of the airplane were conducted in the period from 25 January to 18 February 2013 on the basis of JSC "VASO".

The layout of the An-148-100EM includes: Main passenger cabin, business class and medical facilities, which provides the ability to install from 2 to 6 specialized medical modules (development of JSC "District") to ensure the provision of a full in-flight medical assistance to victims . For

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Snowfall and snow storm in the middle of summer surprised residents of Finland

July 16, 2013. On Monday night, in some parts of Lapland, the air temperature suddenly dropped below zero, it began to snow and sleet.

In recent days, the snow has fallen in some places in the rural municipalities of Enontekiö and Kittila. Even the blizzard began, reports YLE Lappi.

Snowfall in July — not at all uncommon for Lapland. Snow cover is thicker than 20 centimeters, according to the weatherman, the last time was in Lapland in the 1970s and 1980s.

Source: Delfi

 

Snow fell in northern Finland

July 16, 2013. On the last Sunday, July 14, tourists,

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The clouds were observed in several parts of the Northern Hemisphere

Cologne, Germany, June 10, 2013 © Chris Kranich | Spaceweather.com

June 17, 2013. Noctilucent clouds season nears its climax, which occurs during the summer solstice. This explains the increased frequency of their occurrence in many parts of the northern hemisphere, including Russia, in recent times.

This season noctilucent clouds are seen in Chelyabinsk (June 16) and Yaroslavl (10 and 11 June). It is important to note that in both cases the weather is defined ridge of the Arctic anticyclone. On the one hand, it is almost non-events, but on the other hand, the cold anticyclone is an

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Serbia is preparing for the construction of the South Stream

"Serbia has already begun preparations for the construction of a section of" South Stream ", passing through Serbia", — said the President of Serbia, Tomislav Nikolic, at a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

In April 2013, "Gazprom" has reported that the work on the project "South Stream" in Serbia are ahead of schedule, and the construction of the Serbian section of the pipeline could be started at the end of 2013, not in 2014, as planned.

Transport, distribution and storage of natural gas on the territory of Serbia is engaged in state-owned enterprise

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