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Flooding in India: need to save tens of thousands of people. Photos from the

Indian officials acknowledge that the rescue efforts are not coordinated

June 22, 2013. In north India carried out large-scale operations to save tens of thousands of people cut off from the outside world by the floods. Element has already claimed nearly 600 lives.

Military rescue survivors in the mountainous state of Uttarakhand with helicopters. For evacuation also run special trains.

Indian authorities characterize the situation as a "national crisis". More than 40,000 people are in need of help.

Officials acknowledge that the rescue efforts are poorly coordinated.

Meteorologists meanwhile promise new rains.

This year, at the beginning of

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Factories and prisons are closed due to flooding in Thailand

Factories and prisons are closed due to flooding in Thailand Natural Disasters

Flooding led to the forced evacuation of prisoners in central Thailand, and forecasts of economic growth through agriculture is not paid off, when large areas were closed.

1,700 prisoners were evacuated from the nearby Ayuthai prison. The area around the prison was flooded two feet of water. From floods also hit the 400-year-old temple of Wat Chai Vattanaram, is a World Heritage Site. A large industrial area, with more than 40 plants, was closed on Wednesday. Projected for this year GDP fell from 4.4% to 3.6%.

According to

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The Northern Fleet took mine danger from a big area of the Gulf of Ob

In the Kara Sea, the Gulf of Ob on the proposal of the operational command of naval force clearance (Omori) of the Northern Fleet (NF) is removed mine threat in the study area with total area of 36 km2.

Within 4 weeks from the start of demining Ob Kara Sea specialists Omori SF were found and destroyed by the explosion 11 explosive objects. The destruction of explosive devices produced after the installation of the charge to undermine the diving experts, who were making the descent from the board rescue tugboat (SBS) "Pamir".

Currently sea mine "Vladimir Gumanenko" Kola Flotilla

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The model of the movement of garbage in the Pacific Ocean

The model of the movement of garbage in the Pacific Ocean Facts

Figure: Path spread wreckage and debris after the tsunami in Japan that occurred on March 11, 2011.

Almost a year has passed since the day when the earthquake happened in Japan, Tohoku, and in the Pacific Ocean is still floating debris, carried away from the shore of the tsunami waves. Debris weighing about 20 tons with sea Kuroshio Current, enveloping Asia around 35 ° N, are moving to the east and covers an area of more than 3,600 km long and 1,800 km wide.

Scientists of the University

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The June snowfall in Kyrgyzstan

June 24, 2013. Despite the fact that summer in the northern hemisphere are in full swing in the area of Kyrgyzstan Narinsky dropped quite a lot of snow. In some places, the rainfall reached 40-50 cm, which is not normal for June. Other plots were from 3.5 to 15 inches of snow.

Of course, the snow did not stay long on Kyrgyz soil, and almost completely melted away in a few hours. However, abnormal rainfall and cold snap, which caused them, led to what was lost in a snowstorm about 438 sheep and one adult horse with a

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The tsunami of unknown origin struck the northwestern part of the U.S.

June 25, 2013. Sue Willard was shocked when I heard the news.

"I do not think that there is something like this could happen," — said a resident of Stafford Township. "I do not know that this can not happen by the earthquake."

But, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), it was true. The tsunami hit the Jersey Shore early this month.

Cohen, when he saw a big wave, about 6 feet (about 1.8 meters) from peak to trough was moving towards. The wave was so powerful that she was "grabbed" two people on a

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Switzerland has gone two avalanche

Switzerland has gone two avalanches Natural Disasters

In the Swiss canton of Obwalden near Titlis ski resort after avalanche injured 11 skiers. Two tourists from Sweden were injured, he met with an avalanche, and were taken by helicopter to a hospital for medical treatment. Despite the fact that the whole group remained alive, police and sniffer dogs continued to comb the area in time to save accidentally caught in the area of the avalanche of people.

Layer of snow was moving and rushed down in Lyaub closer to the dinner and took 300 m wide and 800 m

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Two medium-strength earthquakes in Italy

Two medium-strength earthquakes in Italy Natural Disasters

January 25, 2012 in northern Italy in the Emilia Romagna region near the city of Parma, an earthquake measuring 4.9. Tremors were felt over a wide area of the country, as well as in the southern Switzerland. The epicenter of the earthquake was near the villages Lentinone, Corte Godi and Enza. Victims were found, but the local data in several houses collapsed chimney, and the streets of Parma destroyed masonry.

8:00 before the aftershocks occurred strength 4.9, 4.3 earthquake struck the area of Verona, located 80 kilometers from Parma. The epicenter was at

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Can Mississippi Haiti become an American?

In recent days, the newspapers and television screens do not go reported the strongest earthquakes in the Western Hemisphere. In January, hit the underground elements struck Haiti, six weeks later even stronger rocked Chile. And here and there were killed or found themselves under the rubble of destroyed houses thousands of people, countless homeless, the two countries could not do without foreign aid.

These disasters, so little time division involuntarily raise the question — who's next, and when? And it is clear that most cares close neighbors affected, including residents of the United States.

In response, scientists reported

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Drought in Russia

July 11, 2013. As the head of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation, Nikolai Fyodorov, according to preliminary estimates by the drought in Russia killed nearly 2% of the total sown area of crops — 1.45 million hectares.

Due to abnormally high temperature, which was held in Central Russia in June and early July, several regions of the country were subjected to drought. It is about Lipetsk, Voronezh, Ulyanovsk, Saratov, Orenburg, Samara, Kurgan regions and Bashkiria, a number of districts of Chelyabinsk, Rostov, Volgograd and Astrakhan regions, Kalmykia and the southern part of Tatarstan, said "RIA Novosti".

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