In the U.S., repeated record number of major disasters

The U.S. government has announced that, as of August, the number of major natural disasters in 2011, has reached a record high. It is reported by MSNBC.

The report, compiled by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NOAA), are only those disasters, the damage from each of which exceeded one billion dollars. By mid-August, the country recorded nine natural disasters of this magnitude. It is a flood, tornado, blizzard, and abnormally high heat.

According to preliminary calculations, the material damage caused by major natural disasters in 2011 exceeded $ 35 billion. Meanwhile, smaller storm

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The maximum number of humans — 10 billion.

The current population ranges from 6.8 billion people. The fact that the population of the Earth to the XXII century rise to 10.1 billion, has recently been mentioned in the UN report, published in «The New York Times». The rapid growth of the population from 1 billion to 3.6 billion would be typical for Africa. As it turned out, already perceived shortage of water and food in the region, this is not a hindrance. John Bongaarts (John Bongaarts), a demographer at the Population Division United Nations, said that the current state of affairs in Africa — not the end of

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Global losses from natural catastrophes reached a record in 2011

The world economy in 2011 suffered the greatest in the history of losses due to natural disasters, according to a report released Tuesday German reinsurance company Muenchener Rueckversicherung AG (Munich Re).

According to the company, only the first half of this year, the economic losses from the disaster reached the level of 265 billion dollars, while the maximum rate in history, recorded in 2005, is 220 billion dollars. The total number of natural disasters over the six months of 2011 was slightly lower than the usual 355 against an average of 390 accidents per semester.

The reason for such

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Pentogon touts promising aircraft carrier program the U.S. and UK

  Pentagon chief Leon Panetta (Leon Panetta) said that the U.S. and Britain are working together on an aircraft carrier in the framework of cooperation on aircraft carrier (Aircraft Carrier Cooperation), reports Defense News December 19, 2013.   Through this partnership, the U.S. Navy to help their employees create English next generation of aircraft carriers.   The development team is also considering methods of how to make available more compatible carriers.   «Over this model of cooperation we are willing to work in the future» — said L. Panetta during a briefing January 19, 2013, which took place after a

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Green energy market in 2012 may shrink for the first time in 8 years

Global investment in "clean" energy in the third quarter decreased by 20% compared to the same period last year, to 56.6 billion dollars, experts predict that 2012 could be the first year in eight years of falling market, according to a Bloomberg report the analytical agency New Energy Finance.

According to the agency, an annualized rate of investment in renewable energy sources (RES) and energy-efficient technology in 2012 could "not to hold" to a record $ 280 billion recorded in 2011. The main problems hindering the growth of investments in the sector, analysts say the uncertainty of government policy in

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The powerful flash of gamma

Orbiting Fermi gamma-ray telescope (FGST) caught unusually distant gamma-ray bursts, whose power has broken all previous achievements of these cosmic explosions. Scientists say that some of its features make for a fresh look at the discussed current theory of gravity.

Flash GRB 080916C observed in the constellation Carina September 16. In addition to catch her first FGST this phenomenon had to consider a number of other orbiting and ground-based instruments. But now, the details became known, writes sunhome.ru

Distance from us to the source of radiation was a whopping 12.2 billion light years. Energy gamma-ray emission in this

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Drought in the United States: the worst in half a century

U.S. is facing the worst drought in half a century. Report of the National Center for Climate Research and Statistics shows that the last time America experienced such a disaster in 1956 55% of the continental United States has been in the danger zone. Moreover, 80% of the country established dry weather. From an economic point of view, the most affected agriculture. In its report for July USDA predicts that global wheat production will drop by 6 million 700 thousand tons. Speaking specifically about America, here in the first place under attack corn and soybeans.The ministry was forced to

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Japanese radiation close to Belarus

Radioactive isotopes, into the atmosphere in an explosion at a Japanese nuclear power plant "Fukushima-1", reached Europe. According to the scientists, their content in the air is not harmful to the human body. However, radioactive particles recorded in northern Europe, as well as Ukraine and Lithuania, that not far from Belarus.

According to the sanitary-epidemiological service of the Belarusian Ministry of Health, the accident at the nuclear power plant in Japan had no effect on the radiation situation in Belarus and the background radiation is within the statutory limits. Ministry of Health monitors the level of radionuclides in food

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2010 set a record for disaster victims

Last year was a record for the last three decades, the number of victims of natural disasters. The earthquake in Haiti, the abnormal summer heat in the European part of Russia and flooding in Pakistan — the most tragic events of the year.

The largest Swiss insurance company Swiss Re sigma presented data showing that economic losses worldwide from natural and man-made disasters in 2010 was 222 billion dollars, almost three times more than in 2009 — while the figure was 63 billion. These disasters killed 260,000 people — of the number of victims was not observed in 1976. In

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The amount of damage the world economy from the disaster rose to $ 20 billion

The total damage caused by the 2011 global economic natural and man-made disasters, totaled $ 370 billion. It is stated in the official press release of Swiss Swiss Re, one of the largest companies in the reinsurance market.

In December last year, Swiss Re estimated the loss of the world economy as a result of accidents in the $ 350 billion. Even then, the company noted that this figure was a record in history. For comparison, in 2010, the total costs of disasters, according to Swiss Re, reached 226 billion dollars.

The volume of insured losses for last year

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