Latvians are beginning to speculate about something

Nearly half, or 42.6% of Latvia's residents believe that Latvia as an independent nation-state is unable to exist, according to the study SKDS «myths in Latvia's foreign policy: the EU and Russia", ordered the fund to support the Small Historical Library of Latvia.

Totally agree with this position 16%, in part — 26.6% of respondents. 46.2% believe, however, that Latvia is able to exist as an independent nation state. 11.3% found it difficult to answer the question.

More than two-thirds, or 70.9% of the population believe that Western countries use to Latvia in their interests and only 3% strongly disagree

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The eruption of a volcano in New Zealand

The eruption of a volcano in New Zealand Natural Disasters

According to news agency of Wellington on the North Island of New Zealand's Tongariro volcano erupted. Vulcan, slept through more than a century before, began to show strong signs of activity in August of this year, and his willingness to eruption forced the fall observing service officially inform island residents about the potential threat.

According to witnesses, a column of ash was wide enough and rose above the crater of the volcano to a height of about two kilometers. The eruption occurred intensively and quickly. Despite the fact

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The warmest decade

The first 10 years of this century were the warmest in history, according to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the United Nations. In addition, according to scientists, the outgoing 2009 finished fifth in the last 160 years in terms of high temperatures.

"In 2009, the excess of the normal level of temperature was observed on every continent except North America — it was cooler standards — said WMO Secretary-General Michel Jarraud. — The warming trend in the face. This fact leaves no doubt. "

"El Niño" warm the planet, "La Niña" — cools

According to the WMO, the

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Heat waves in Europe: In Germany, melt the rails, Mallorca burning forests

July 28. In Germany, ending the weekend became the hottest this year. Unusually high even for the summer temperature established throughout the country.

In Berlin today, the thermometer rose to 37 degrees. Residents flocked to the capital located between Berlin and Potsdam Great Lakes beaches and small Wannsee Wannsee. Many went to the public swimming pools and fountains to the city.

In Munich (federal state of Bavaria), where the temperature in the heat of the day was also in the area of 37 degrees, due to deformation of the rails blocked segment of urban railway (S-Bahn). As reported in the

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TV-cerial as propaganda struggle for ecology

TV-cerial as propaganda struggle for the environment to save the planet

Executive Director of the "National Energy" D.Robo (Dave Robau) decided to seek investment to start filming a new television series on the topic of environmental protection. Presumably, the project will have the name "Green defender» ("Girls Gone Green").

But the show is not just an environmental subtext. Robo aim is to create a scenario that would convince the ladies that a career in science, technology and related disciplines, and it is accessible and useful. It's so they can not only develop themselves, but to continue to use

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In Sudan, as a result of torrential rains flooding occurred

August 12, 2013. In Sudan, inflicted on the River Nile State torrential rains caused flooding, leaving 36 people dead. According to reports from the capital, Khartoum, destroyed more than 5,000 homes in rural areas. This state is located north of Khartoum.

As the radio Omdurman, the element is not spared the Sudanese capital and its suburbs. Four hours on the last Friday of the city had the monthly rainfall, and it has become, according to local media reports, the lake. The rains accompanied by gale gusts of wind, as a result many old residential buildings were destroyed and extensive damage

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North China threatens the strongest in the last twenty years flood

August 11, 2013. At the border with Russia, Heilongjiang Province / Northeast China / expected strong over the past twenty years flood. This is today Xinhua reported.

According to the agency, now the water level in the river Nenjiang exceeded the norm by 1.62 meters. For this reason, the authorities announced "orange" alert level. In the PRC adopted a four-level warning system for natural disasters, in which the level of risk is indicated in blue, yellow, orange and red.

According to the National Meteorological Center of China in the next three days in the north and north-east of China will

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Syrian rebels joined the ranks of Americans

A former U.S. Army soldier was arrested on charges of aiding and abetting a terrorist group. 30-year-old veteran went to Syria and joined the ranks of one of the divisions of "Al Qaeda." The FBI is investigating the case.

 

According to the investigation,Eric HarrunFrom Phoenix, Arizona, has joined the militias front "Al-Nusra" and participated in the preparations for the bombardment of Syrian government forces.

Despite the fact that Washington is also opposed to the regime of Bashar al-Assad, U.S. officials believe that militants "Al-Nusra" was represented by "Al-Qaeda"

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Navigation systems market in Russia will grow 10 times

Navigation systems market in Russia will grow up to 3 years up to 10 times, according to business publication RBC. According to expert estimates, by 2015 the turnover of funds will reach 100 billion rubles.

Record growth of the market will provide the government order. Only for the 2012 navigation systems GLONASS equip thousands of machines Emergencies Ministry, Interior Ministry, the Russian Post and other departmental structures. Major projects such as the ERA-GLONASS, will scale the market and meet the demand for tens of millions of chipsets with support for GLONASS.

Expansion into foreign markets will begin with the CIS

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A strong earthquake struck near the capital of New Zealand

August 16, 2013. An earthquake of magnitude 6.8 occurred on Friday near the capital of New Zealand, Wellington. Information on casualties and no injuries were reported.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the epicenter of the quake was located 74 kilometers south-west of Wellington. The earthquake at the depth of 10 kilometers. After some time, the region was registered a magnitude 5.7 aftershock.

According to the local newspaper Domininion Post, in the included Manila in Seddon earthquake building collapsed in some areas of the South Island there were power outages. The authorities decided to suspend air and rail links to

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