In the U.S., an amateur astronomer photographed bridge over a spot on the Sun

The length of this education the diameter of the Earth almost twice

Amateur astronomer from the U.S. Howard Eskildsen photographed unusual phenomenon on the sun — light "bridge" from one of the sunspots. The length of this formation is about 20,000 miles, which is almost twice the diameter of Earth (12.7 thousand kilometers).

As pereadet RIA Novosti, photo taken at home Observatory astronomer in Florida. "The Bridge" crosses the sunspot number in 1236 right in the middle.

Astronomers still find it difficult to say for what reason on sunspots emerge such education. We only know that they often appear before

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Protection against earthquakes — mangroves

Recently French researchers found that wildlife can much more efficiently than the human race, to confront the destructive force of earthquakes. She has the reliable protection from the disaster — mangroves. These communities, otmiraya form the interesting underground pillows can put out the most powerful vibrations the land.

Let me remind you that the mangrove forests or natural community called developing on periodically flooded areas of sea coasts and estuaries, protected from waves and storms coral reef offshore islands. These communities may dominate woody vegetation (and then they are called forests) or shrubs (then talk about mangrove swamps). "Pioneer" of

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Fish kills in Zelenogorsk

Animals

1.04.11.V Thursday through defense and emergency passed the message, frightened many zelenogortsev: in a career connected with the bridge, so called, Mirror Lake, there was a mass death of fish.

Note first of all, mass death of fish can only be called conditionally: localization occurred fairly narrow. Half asleep and asleep roach, perch, verhoplavki found only in a small creek career.

Experts of the Committee on the Environment took samples of the water, and quickly established that the oxygen content is 20% of normal. According to them, this is causing a painful condition of the fish, although

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In Arizona, because of forest fires evacuate thousands of people

Power of the U.S. state of Arizona, where weekly raging forest fires, have announced the evacuation of Eagar and some settlements District Apache to the east of the state.

Fire surrounded and walked right up to the city with a population of 4000 people. Half the population of the city has already been evacuated. For about 7000 people from the surrounding areas are preparing for a forced evacuation in the coming days.

Forest fire spread to more than 800 square kilometers. According to rescuers, the fire element destroyed several buildings of serious injuries among the firefighters and local residents

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Fourteen people are still missing due to heavy rains in China

Heavy rain that succeeded lasted in some parts of China several months of drought have caused floods in Guizhou Province in southwest China's missing among the 14 people, according to Xinhua news agency, referring to the local authorities, as of 14:00 ( 10:00 MSK) Monday.

Affected by the disaster, a total of about 130,000 residents 29 towns and townships provinces affected were left without communications, electricity and transport. Element 140 buildings destroyed, damaged crops on an area of about 4 hectares. Direct economic losses exceeded 160 million yuan (25 million dollars).

The county level Vanmo same river on Sunday

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Cheap, safe, ecological, but rare way to generate electricity on a commercial scale

After Chernobyl, the world is not scared and did not stop the construction of nuclear power plants. The world has decided, perhaps, that it worked specifically Soviet human factor. After the disaster at the nuclear power plant "Fukushima" in Japan, mankind has realized that nuclear power is dangerous, even in the hands of careful, responsible, and technologically advanced civilizations. Germany and other EU countries are already thinking about a complete cessation of the use of nuclear power plants. Therefore, the search for new, safer energy sources is as relevant as ever. One source could be the heat of the earth.

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Orenburg region to prepare for oil spills, mouse fever and locusts

The year 2010 was for the Orenburg region not the best. Abnormally hot summer destroyed fields and pastures, and fires — houses and woods. But life, as we know, vest, and the laws of banding present in 2011 should be better. But experts MES in the Orenburg region are preparing for the worst: they were forecast for this year.

What troubles await us — Man-made disasters Material damage caused by man-made emergencies may be about 30 million rubles.

Accidents: Rescuers analyzed statistics from 2005 to 2010 and concluded that the most likely accidents with severe consequences in the cities

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The Dniester appeared dead fish

Animals

Appeared on the Dniester unknown spots with dead fish. CP file photo.

30.05.11.Na Dniester in the Lviv region, local residents found a dark spot of unknown origin, surrounded by dead fish. This was reported in the press center EMERCOM in Lviv region. As it turned out, there were stains of unknown origin on Tysmenytsia river, a tributary of the Dniester.

According to Nicholas SES, in river water samples taken for analysis, no abnormalities were found. Cause of death of fish is still unknown, reports zik.

In addition, in areas Drohobych, Nicholas and Zhidachivskogo areas, a survey of the

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Abnormal degree in Pakistan. Video

Anomaly

A sudden hail on Saturday turned some areas of Lahore in the likeness mountain settlements and led to significant problems on the roads.

The main attack of the storm that struck the city at 16:45, was in the business center and the areas around Galberga. Within a short time, hailstones the size of a small strawberry covered the streets and rooftops.

People observed the unusual weather changes with joyful curiosity, but there were also cases of panic. Some people are in fear of praying.

Elements led to problems on the roads, the mass of hail significantly impeded

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Human activities has led to a reduction in the animals in the forests of Brazil

Number of many species of animals living in the forests of Brazil, has dwindled as a result of large-scale felling of trees, hunting and other forms of human activity in these areas, environmentalists say in an article in the journal PLoS One.

"You can assume that the fragments of tropical forests with relatively preserved forest cover have the resources to maintain a high level of biological diversity. Our study shows that in fact it happens very rarely, and animals in the tropics is preserved only when in the woods hunting is forbidden" — said the head of the group, Carlos

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