By the Earth magnetic storm is approaching, which can last two days

The first working day after the holidays can be difficult for many Russians: the Earth is approaching a magnetic storm that can impair health and affect functionality.

"The next two days are expected to further strengthen geomagnetic activity may moderate or large magnetic storm," — said the head of the Center forecasts geophysical conditions "IZMIRAN" Sergei Gaidash. According to him, "in the past day have continued to increase in solar activity, reported 12 outbreaks of average scores and one big flash."

Large magnetic storms often lead to failures in communication systems, disabling satellites and navigation equipment. On the human

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The death of marine life in the South China Sea

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Massive fish kills occurred in the South China Sea. August 2011. Photo from epochtimes.com

* 08/28/11 * The maritime zone Inshatan near Zhuhai City, Guangdong Province of southern August 26 was an unusual phenomenon — on the shore littered with thousands of dead sea creatures, including a deep-water fish, shrimp and crabs.

According to the Chinese edition of "Southern City", in the early morning fishermen discovered that the entire coastal zone literally covered with dead fish.

However, they did not panic and started to collect the nets of dead sea creatures in their cages.

Maine fisherman named said

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Forest fires rage in the U.S. state of Texas

More than 1,500 people are taking part in fighting the strong forest and wildfires in Texas. According to ITAR-TASS referring to the television station CNN, the fire covered about 3500 square meters. km. In addition to fire, the fire fighters as part of U.S. National Guard.

Help in Texas comes from California, Wyoming, North Carolina, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana. Firefighters and military personnel to help police officers, community services, as well as volunteers from the local community.

The fire is burning about 100 km from one of the largest

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Obama asked to declare a state of emergency in Texas

Texas Governor Rick Perry has asked the U.S. President Barack Obama to declare a state of emergency due to the wildfires. As reported on Monday, April 18, the agency Reuters, the corresponding message was published on Sunday.

According to the website the governor of Texas, wildfires have affected 252 districts and destroyed since the beginning of the season 252 homes. More than 8,500 homes have been saved firefighters. In the state recorded 7,807 fires.

Only on Sunday in the capital of Texas, Austin, burned six houses. Last Friday, April 15, in the Eastland Fire Department officer was killed. According

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Tornadoes in the United States is de-energized NPP Surry, reactors stopped automatically

As a result, nuclear power is de-energized tornado Surry, located in the southeastern part of the U.S. state of Virginia. Both units of the plant were cut off automatically, according to ITAR-TASS.

As reported on Monday, local media, the cause of the incident was Saturday's storm. Then formed as a result of severe thunderstorms tornado knocked out electricity distribution substation plant.

In addition, he damaged the road leading to the station. Due to power supply two reactors Surry stopped in automatic mode, then turn on the four backup diesel generators, which are currently fed by a system accident. According

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On Sakhalin experienced massive sea salmon

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Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, August 23 (New Region, Olga Radko) — Zamor about three tons of salmon in the river occurred Sheshkevicha Sakhalin. The incident occurred in the river near the village of Riverside Sheshkevicha Korsakov.

According to the ichthyology, fish died due to lack of oxygen in the water that is currently quite high. "On the eve freeze here came a record number of salmon", — said Konstantin Derkachev fisheries inspector.

As explained by the head of the Fisheries Agency Sakhalin Kolotushkin Paul, after the official conclusion of the members of the regional committee of scientists to

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In Beijing, the sharp warming went snow

In Beijing on April 14 the temperature exceeded 30 degrees Celsius in the last 10 years, a new record for mid-April. An increase in temperature caused early flowering poplars. Excessive amounts of poplar fluff, flying to Beijing caused inconvenience to pedestrians, cyclists and transport.

On the streets of Beijing was so much fluff that formed on the edges of "drifts" of fluff. Pooh is a strong allergen. According to a survey of medical staff city hospitals of Beijing, has sharply increased the number of patients with diseases of the proceeds from asthma, allergies and dermatitis.

At noon on

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Wildfires in Texas: Governor asks for help from the U.S. President

Texas authorities can not cope with the strongest forest fires raging across the state for over a week. On Sunday, the state governor Rick Perry acknowledged that the situation was critical and asked the U.S. President with a request for urgent assistance.

"We have reached their limits, trying to cope with large-scale emergency, and we need immediate help at the federal level — the governor said in a statement. — I urge Barack Obama to meet our request as soon as possible."

Rick Perry said that the only way "you can avoid a catastrophe." According to him, the Chief

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Three days to 185 tornadoes hit America

For three days in America hit a total of 185 tornadoes reported weather channel The Weather Channel on April 16. According to the channel, on Saturday in the United States there were 63 tornadoes, Friday — 100, and on Thursday — 22.

Tornado hit the southern, central and eastern parts of the U.S..

According to Associated Press, the last three days as a result of a tornado killed at least 17 people. Seven people were killed in Alabama. Three more people — in the state of North Carolina.

Disaster victims are also seven residents of Arkansas. Most died from

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Due to bad weather in the southern U.S. killed nine people

Due to bad weather in the southern U.S. killed nine people

At least nine people were killed in storms that passed over several states in the south central United States on April 14-15, reports Associated Press.

Most of the victims died in the rubble of houses destroyed by fallen trees. The victims included several children. According to the agency, accustomed to the bad weather people mostly ignored the warning and authorities were asleep, so could not take refuge in safe places.

Thunderstorms with wind gusts up to 35 meters per second began on Friday night in Oklahoma, then storm

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