In the town of Gagarin (Smolensk region). Centre opened children’s creativity Star

Withincelebrations to mark the birthday of the first cosmonaut, Gagarin in the opening of children's creativity center "Star."

"Star" is a complex town, designed to engage children and young people in different circles and sections. The new CDT will run the 10 areas of study circles. Here will be rehearsing and performing well-known dance companies "Constellation" and "Kaleidoscope", which occupied recently 2nd place in the All-Russia festival of dance. Thus, in 17 areas of the house of creativity will be able to comfortably deal with about two thousand children.

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In KCR, the threat of drowning settlements

Strong thunderstorms with hail expected in Karachay-Cherkessia on Wednesday, which could lead to drowning settlements subject, according to the Emergency Prevention main emergency department in the country.

"On the territory of Karachai-Cherkessia August 8, 2012, heavy rains are expected to hail and squally winds of 18 meters per second. Therefore still possible emergencies at most municipal nature related to flooding of low-lying areas, populated areas, caused rainwater "- said in a statement.

In addition, there may be irregularities in the transport, road and utilities, drainage of collection systems, damage to lung roof buildings, threw tree branches.

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Caucasus could be without springs because of deforestation

Due to the reduction of forests Caucasus mineral sources may face the threat of destruction, since there is a direct link with the production rate springs change in the balance of forest planting and soil erosion, report "Russian forest to lead."

Woods, assigned to the Kislovodsk forestry, exhausted and extensive version of the development because of the virtual absence of suitable land silvicultural Fund, said in a statement. Most of the forest land is fixed only on paper, but in reality, instead, areas not planted forests. Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection of the Stavropol Territory repeatedly appealed to

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Fire in the forest reserve in Crimea localized — Ministry of Emergency Situations

Fire in the forest reserve near Yalta that rages on Monday, have been contained, said on Wednesday the Ministry of Emergency Situations press service of Ukraine.

"At 6.35 (7.35 MSK) August 1, fire (fire forest litter), which emerged on July 30 near Yalta in Gurzufskoe forest near Mount Spade in a remote mountainous rocky terrain to a specific focal area of about 10 hectares, is localized," — said in a statement .

To extinguish the fire attracted 776 people and 69 vehicles, including one fire plane An-32P and three Mi-8 helicopter with overflow device.

Fire fighting continues.

In most regions

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Dirty air shortens the life of the EU citizen for 8 months — report

Air pollution in European cities shortens the life of their residents by an average of eight months, and in the most disadvantaged areas — for nearly two years, the report, presented on Monday by the European Environment Agency (EEA).

As experts agency, despite the fact that, in recent decades, the EU managed to significantly reduce harmful emissions and improve urban air quality in some regions, particularly in Eastern Europe, the problems of pollution of the atmosphere remain.

"In many countries (EU) air pollution is still above the legal limit and recommendations regulatory authorities, aimed at protecting the health of EU

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Emergency mode is entered due to drought in some parts of the Orenburg region

State of emergency was introduced in dozens of areas of the Orenburg region because of the drought, said on Wednesday the government of the region.

"Decree of the Governor of a regime of emergency due to abnormal weather conditions (drought, atmospheric and soil drought), which caused the death of crops on the area of 863 hectares," — said in a release regional government.

Emergency mode is set in the following municipalities: Orsk, Orenburg, Adamovskiy, Akbulaksky, Alexander, Belyaev, Buzuluk, Gai, Grachevsky, Dombarovsky, Ilek, Kvarkensky, Krasnogvardeysky, Matveevsky, Novoorsky, Novosergievsky, October, Orenburg, Pervomayskiy , Perevolotsky, Ponomarevsky, Saraktash, Sorochinsky, Svetlinskaya, Sol-Iletsk Tashlinsky, Totsky, Tyulgansky,

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The first results of the satellite CryoSat-2

At the AGU Fall Meeting Seymour Lacson presented the first data of the satellite CryoSat-2. Despite the fact that the satellite is in fact designed to monitor the thickness of the ice, the first picture, built according to him, was the map of dynamic topography (sea surface height) for the Arctic. Such maps of the Arctic received before (same Lacson), but never on such a resolution. The caption for the picture a little disingenuous, currents it is free, but the surface currents from these data is easy to calculate.

Note that for most of the world's oceans are these cards

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Wind snapped power lines in 32 points Transnistria

Hurricane winds on Monday night snapped power lines in 32 towns of Transnistria, told local news agency "Olvia-press" referring to the Emergency Management Ministry of the Interior of the unrecognized republic.

Suffered most Dubossarskii and Kamensky areas. Accidents were recorded in 10 locations Dubasari, nine — Kamensky District, seven — and four Grigoriopol Rybnitsa areas. In Tiraspol and Bender also been cases broken wires. Strong winds felled a tree 33. In Dubossary flooded households, the number specified. No human casualties.

Created Emergency Commission, dealing with restoration of electricity supply. All night the work was carried out to eliminate the breaks.

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Regime declared emergency in 17 cities in southern Brazil

Seventeen cities in the southern Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul is in a state of emergency due to the drought, said the local office of civil defense.

Meteorologists say southern Brazil poor rainfall since last December. The situation is complicated by the intense heat, which is typical in this area during the summer in the Southern Hemisphere.

According to civil defense, more than 200 families in the region covered by the drought, lack of drinking water. In addition, in rural areas, where 80% of the affected population, completely lost harvest corn and tobacco, which promises significant losses to

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Authorities Krymsk received storm warnings to emergency

Local authority areas Kuban received emergency storm warnings of impending bad weather for two days before the flood, and reported that all the measures taken, told RIA Novosti Head EMERCOM in the Krasnodar Territory Alexander Kazlikin.

"For two days, from July 5, we sent five urgent warnings. All the heads of the received them and reported to us that made all the necessary arrangements," — said Kazlikin.

He also said that the MOE send out a warning for bad weather sms through mobile operators.

"According to the report the head of administration of the Crimean region, he convened a

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