Giant sinkhole in Kansas

August 3, 2013. Residents of a small community in western Kansas talk about the incident, and that they can not believe it. Something inexplicable happened and left people in awe. First, people County Wallace only heard rumors and not everyone believed them. However, once they were able to see the photo — were amazed.

"I think it looks like madness" — said one of the locals.

It seems so crazy that causes people to flock to a remote area north of Sharon Springs, to see with their own eyes what happened.

"How can this happen? What influenced this?

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Researchers have discovered hundreds of volcanoes around Norway

August 4, 2013. That Loki's Castle called the Norwegians found volcanic mountains, the presence of which they did not anticipate.

Researchers from the University of Bergan (University of Bergen (UiB)) found hundreds of volcanoes in the deep sea around Norway. The area may be a new national park or Norway or the place of billions of dollars of revenue.

Unique results discovered by the Norwegians, a volcanic mountain range is 1,500 km long, which extends from Jan Mayen to the strait Frem, located between Greenland and the Archipelago Shlitsbergenom.

Prior to that, on the map in this area

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Dozens of people were killed in floods in eastern Afghanistan

August 3, 2013. Dozens of people were killed in the floods, which occurred in a mountainous region near the Afghan capital.

As reported by law enforcement representative of the country as long as it is not possible to give the exact number of victims because many people are still missing. According to him, due to a sharp rise in the water level in the Surobi area east of Kabul houses destroyed, severe damage to the building received a local hospital.

Flows through the area several rivers, so the severe floods in this area are not uncommon.

Source: ITAR-TASS

The prolonged drought has a negative impact on agriculture in South China

August 7, 2013. From the middle of this year in most of the southern regions of China reigns prolonged heat, resulting in a number of provinces there was a drought, which began to have a serious negative impact on agriculture and home life of local residents.

According to the State Headquarters for Flood Control and Drought, as of August 5, the country's drought-affected farm land with a total area of 3 million 998 thousand hectares, 4.5 million people and nearly 1.8 million head of cattle lack of drinking water.

The most severe drought occurred in Hunan Province / China

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LBRUS zasyplet ASH half of Europe

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The largest volcano in Europe — Elbrus can wake up again. The last time he poured lava into the I-II century AD, but the climbers and now meet at the top of its jets of hot gas — fumaroles. By analogy with the volcanoes of Kamchatka, which can settle on one and a half to two thousand years, and then "as zhahnut", scientists are worried that Elbrus is

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Positive and negative in the life of the Russian early warning system

The first of June of this year, Russian troops Aerospace Defense will mark the first "anniversary" — they turn six months. Till date, there are only two weeks, and no it is clear what will be a "gift" for "Birthday." By the end of May will be commissioned brand new radar station System missile warning (EWS). Placed it next to the city Usole Siberian Irkutsk region. Brand new station "Voronezh-VP" refers to a class of radar stations of the highest operational readiness. Apart from other things, this means that the installation and debugging of equipment now takes less time than

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1,600-year-old ice has melted in just 25 years

08.04.2013

The largest ice sheet in the tropics Kuelkayya (Quelccaya), Located in Peru, demonstrates itself to the pace of temperature changes on our planet.

Cusco, Peru. © Enrique Castro-Mendivil | Reuters

Radioisotope dating "outcropping" during the melting of the remains of plants that are covered glacier thousands of years ago in the process of its formation, allow scientists to learn more about the past and present state of the ice field.

Lonnie Thompson (Lonnie G. Thompson) Ohio State University (USA) and his colleagues, who studied for decades Kuelkayya ice sheet, radioisotope

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Near the North Pole was formed difficult to explain a large polynya

September 6, 2013. At the end of August, the average area of Arctic ice was 990,000 square kilometers. It is 130,000 square miles less than the norm, but significantly greater than the absolute minimum, recorded last year.

The difference was 2.38 million square kilometers. August 2013 took sixth place from the end of the climate history dating back to 1979.

The only water area with an area of ice close to the norm, it was the East Siberian Sea, while in July it included the Beaufort Sea and Chukchi Sea. Reduction of the area of ice came with the pace

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At the bottom of the Pacific Ocean detected the largest volcano in the world

September 6, 2013. Recently, geologists from the University of Houston in the bottom of the Pacific Ocean was discovered the largest volcano on Earth, which is part of the oceanic plateau Shatsky, a 1 600 km to the south-east of Japan. The volcano is called Tam and completely submerged in the water.

Tama area mountain is 310 thousand km ², which is comparable to the size of the British Isles. Undertake a detailed measurements, the experts concluded that the Tamu, fully formed from lava that can safely assign the title of the largest volcano on the planet and one

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Warming makes the Alps region in disaster-

The inhabitants of the Alps should prepare for major changes. Global warming, according to Austrian scientists trigger more landslides, debris flows and accumulation of thick layer of sediment along rivers and valleys.

Mountain ecosystems are particularly dynamic. Any change in one of its components may cause unpredictable and even dangerous consequences. For example, in the Alps, global warming has led to a variety of disasters. A team of scientists led by Dr. Margaret Keyler (Margreth Keiler) of the University of Vienna assessed the current state of the mountain and made predictions for the future. For a start, researchers have

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