In Romania, for the first time in the history of the October snow fell

October 3, 2013. For the first time since 1929 in Romania, winter is coming so early — at the beginning of October. Moreover, marked the beginning of winter here long thick snow storms with gusty winds and strong snow cover. Blizzards were so severe that, in the five areas of the country even had to declare a "yellow" code of danger, and the wind speed in high Carpathians reached 100 km / h

The consequences of the October snowstorms in the Romanian cities can be seen with the naked eye, hundreds of fallen under the weight of snow and

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Beijing faces water shortages and subsidence

Beijing faces water shortages and subsidence Facts

800 wells that extract water within the fifth ring road in Beijing, will be closed this year to keep the ground water. In 2011, the total amount of water that has been used residents of the capital, was 3.6 billion cubic meters. According to the authorities, by 2014, the extraction of water in urban areas will be discontinued, as the capital is observed subsidence, in other words, the city falls to the ground. In Beijing, there are over 10,000 wells in the city and its suburbs. Excessive use of surface water, along with

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Mahasena cyclone in Bangladesh

May 16, 2013. The strength of a tropical cyclone "Mahasena" on Thursday morning struck the southeastern coast of Bangladesh, was considerably weakened by the end of the day he may have to step aside from Bangladesh, according to local media quoted meteorologists.

In the morning, "Mahasena" unleashed on a number of coastal areas of Bangladesh torrential rains accompanied by wind and waves up to 90 kilometers per hour. In Chittagong, the country's largest port, was evacuated about 250,000 people.

Disaster victims are, according to various estimates, between two and five people were evacuated only about a million people.

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Record rainfall could cause flooding in Australia

Record rainfall could cause flooding in Australia Weather and Climate

Large areas of the desert dug, the main agricultural areas and some urban areas may be flooded as a result of heavy rains in the central and south-eastern Australia. According to the Australian Meteorological Service, February 26, 2012 rainfall was between 150 and 250 millimeters, and on February 28 in the first few hours fell from 75 to 150 millimeters in the north-east Victoria and southern New South Wales. River level rose significantly, but the widespread flood in river flows is not observed.

In the south-eastern part of the population

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In the summer, Moscow will suffocate from smoke

May 18, 2013. In 2010, a heat wave and drought have led to fires in two dozen regions. Official fire damage was 85.5 billion rubles. Summer 2013 can beat antirecord 2010, if the pessimistic scenario, do not rule out the interview BFM.ru representatives of the "Greenpeace Russia."

After the May holidays, area affected by forest fires in Russia has increased by 20 times, said May 16 the head of the Federal Forestry Agency, Vladimir Lebedev. In Moscow and the Moscow authorities did not rule out a repeat of 2010, when the capital was shrouded in smog from forest and peat

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The victims of bad weather in southern China were 55 people

May 17, 2013. Continuing with the environment in 10 southern provinces of China torrential rains accompanied by thunderstorms in some areas, high winds and hail, but also caused floods in some places, floods and landslides have killed 55 people, another 14 were missing, the ministry said on Friday Civil Affairs of the PRC.

As of 20.00 (16.00 MSK) Friday, from elements in the most affected province of Guangdong, where 36 people were killed and 10 remain missing.

In Jiangxi Province victims of disaster are six people, four were missing. Three people were killed in the provinces of Fujian, Hunan and

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The climate in Russia is warming twice as fast than in the entire world for a century

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Center "Anistihiya" Russian Emergencies Ministry in its forecast for 2013 emphasizes that the climate is warming in Russia and a half to two times faster than in the whole world, has for the past 100 years. Center "Antistikhia" Russian Emergencies Ministry in its forecast for 2013 reports that over the past 100 years, the rate of warming in the territory of Russia and a half to two times higher than elsewhere in the world, according to "RIA Novosti".  

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In some areas of ocean acidification has reached the level predicted by the end of the century

Coral reefs suffer perhaps more than anyone else. (Photo by Ruth D. Gates, Peter J. Edmunds.)

December 23. 19 experts from five research organizations have conducted extensive field studies of ocean acidification with sensors developed in Scripps Institution of Oceanography (USA).

An important step to understanding the response of specific ecosystems to changes in seawater chemistry due to the fact that the oceans absorb more carbon dioxide.

Ocean acidification — the theme is fairly new. Possible to estimate the extent of the problem only in the last decade. It is believed that the ocean absorbs about one-third

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Australia: Drought negatively affect future productivity and quality of wheat

May 29, 2013. Australian wheat harvest this year may suffer from lack of moisture, predicts Emerald Group Australia Pty. It is reported by news agency Bloomberg.

It is currently summer in Australia was unusually hot. The rainfall from February to April was below normal, leading to a reduction in soil moisture reserves. In April, Australian farmers have started sowing winter, hoping to heavy rainfall during the winter.

Lack of moisture will negatively affect the quality of the wheat, predicts Emerald Group Australia Pty. Wheat yields in some grain-producing areas will be lower than expected earlier, and wheat yield will be

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In Australia, the number of earthquakes

September 11, 2013. Scientists in Victoria trying to understand the reasons for the increase of earthquakes in the region of Gippsland. Seismologists describe the area as a hot spot of earthquakes. Prior to 2009, there was recorded a total of 50 earthquakes, but since then has 700.

A particularly high number of tremors observed area between Latrobe Valley and the coastline Gippsland. Local people also want to know why, in recent time, the land under their feet more often shakes. According to Gary Gibsona from the University of Melbourne, there are other areas which are active from a geological point

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