Gas Street Basin, Birmingham

The presence of water in its various guises has long been an attraction for outdoor photographers. This month’s On location shoot saw Phil and I drawn to the urban landscape of central Birmingham, to explore the inland waterways in and around the rather intriguingly named Gas Street Basin.

In the world of canals and narrowboats, Gas Street Basin certainly has generated a reputation — it is one of the places to moor one’s vessel. The first canal was built here in the late 18th century and was a victim of its own success, quickly becoming over-congested with traffic. It is

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Ya.Basin: Need active cooperation with the U.S.

"On my eyes, International isolation of Belarus has led not only to the isolation of state power, and public and religious organizations. And it is very interferes in particular the activities of religious organizations least religious minorities. Any samples to make contacts, to attract South American religious community for our country, for example, to organize interfaith dialogue, cause one answer: if we come to you for help, and it would mean indirect legitimisation of your regime. And we do not accept it. I think that this position is incorrect. Only active cooperation, only joint activities, especially in areas of Belarus,

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In Orel opened FLC Olympic

February 18, 2012 in Orel in the State University — UNPK the grand opening of a fitness center with a swimming pool. Construction of the complex was carried out in the framework of the project "500 pools." Sports facility built on the latest technologies. The cost of construction amounted to 234.5 million rubles, including 37 million rubles — the regional budget, 145 million rubles — federal, 57 million rubles — extra-budgetary funds.

The pool is designed to use it as university students and residents of the regional center. In addition, it is planned that in the construction will be holding

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South China floods the heavy rainfall

South China's heavy rainfall flooded Weather and Climate

Starting from April 16, some parts of Guangdong province in southern China are covered by long showers. Particularly affected the west and north of the province. So, in Tszyanmyne Yantszyane and received more than 100 mm of rain in some places up to 188 mm. In the north, Jiangxi to the south-east and Hunan Guydzhou, in the northeast of Guangxi rainfall was slightly lower — to 30-70mm in a day.

Over the next three days the rains continue their march to the south of the country, intensifying to the south and southeast

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Ob river level reached historic lows. Video

Ecology

27.10.11.Dolgozhdanny rain passed this morning. This fall, rare and, at best, short-term. Precisely because of its lack of water level in the Ob fell to a record low. Of the shallow water of the Ob basin not been seen in the last hundred years.

Today it is the water in the reservoir is so small that the winter will be on the level of 6.5 meters below normal.

Vladimir Maltsev, Chief Expert "Upper Ob-Water Basin": "Very early in the year ended August 17 navigation releases from mid-September and crossed to maintain the minimum marks required for work on

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Buryatia in seismic zone

Forecast

1.01.11.Po data EMERCOM Russia's Irkutsk region in the next three months, high-risk areas — is the central Baikal — Academic Ridge, Holy Nose, Selenga delta, village Turk. The intensity at the center may reach six points. In general, more likely to moderate increase of seismic activity mainly in the central lake

On the southwestern flank of the Baikal rift zone are expected magnitude — 4.6 ± 0.5. Areas of moderate potential hazard: central segment of the Main Sayan Fault zone, mainly the middle part Tunka depression, its northern mountainous rim, southwest Busiyngolskoy zone activation. Possible intensity in the epicenter

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Steppes of Tuva and Mongolia threatens ecological disaster

Ecology

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16.07.11.Stepnye ecosystem reserve Uvs Nuur Basin in Tuva are in critical condition.

The cause was unbalanced grazing sheep, said experts at the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Russia. Russian State Nature Reserve "Uvs Nuur Basin" located on the border with Mongolia and a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The total area of the reserve on both sides is about 898,000 hectares, RIA "Novosti".

Analyzing data from 1980 to 2010, the researchers found that climate change in Tuva, such as warming, heavy snowfalls and long term, to a much lesser extent, influence the state of the

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Flood victims were 94 people in China. Video

Flood

BEIJING, June 11 — RIA Novosti, Oleg Ostroukhov. Thirteen Chinese provinces hit by floods in recent days, as of June 11, the victims were 94 people, 78 people were missing, said Saturday the agency Zhongguo sinven referring to the Chinese service of flood and drought.

Under the influence of the mass of cold air on 9-10 June, heavy rains were in the basin of the Yangtze River and Huai River. The level of precipitation at a number of the province of Anhui, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangxi, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region has exceeded 200 millimeters. Heavy rainfall led to

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Russian Arctic rivers make fresh

Three Russian River, Lena, Ob and Yenisei, have led to a record number of fresh water in the Beaufort Sea. Frozen fresh water that flows into the Arctic Ocean from three mighty rivers, went for hundreds of miles to the other side of the ocean. This was due to long-term changes in atmospheric pressure associated with the phenomenon called the Arctic Oscillation.

New research suggests that low atmospheric pressure created by the Arctic Oscillation 2005-2008, became the cause of displacement of fresh river water from the Eurasian Basin in the Beaufort Sea, part of the Canada Basin. Amount of

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South China floods the heavy rainfall

Starting from April 16, some parts of Guangdong province in southern China are covered by long showers. Particularly affected the west and north of the province.

So, in Tszyanmyne Yantszyane and received more than 100 mm of rain in some places up to 188 mm. In the north, Jiangxi to the south-east and Hunan Guydzhou, in the northeast of Guangxi rainfall was slightly lower — to 30-70mm in a day.

Over the next three days the rains continue their march to the south of the country, intensifying to the south and southeast of the Yangtze River. Daily rate

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