Great drought (2011-2012 gg.): Rain disappears from China to South America

The largest freshwater lake in China narrowed to small size in recent years because of the drought, depriving fishermen of livelihood. The long drought has left 10,000 fishing boats aground on shoal. In the spring of last year, due to drought along the Yangtze River affected more than 34 million people. Source: Terra Daily The National Weather Service has officially declared last year of a drought in Texas. Meteorologists predict that the situation will not change this year. The water level in Lake Lavon down 12 feet. The Forest Service says the drought has killed 10 percent of the trees

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Dries up the largest freshwater lake in China

The area of the Poyang Lake — China's largest freshwater lake, has decreased to less than 200 square kilometers due to drought. This was reported in the hydrological management of Jiangxi Province.

Data published by the Office, show that the average amount of precipitation in Jiangxi province in 2011 was 21 percent below the average level recorded over the past few years.

Poyang Lake in fall five rivers in Jiangxi province. It connects with the largest river in China, the Yangtze.

Now the water level is the middle and lower reaches of the river Kan — one of

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Signed memorandum between TGC-2 and China Huadian Corporation

In Yaroslavl, the signing of the memorandum of association between TGC-2 and China Huadian Corporation for the construction of "Huadian Teninskaya-SS". According to TGC-2 is the first energy project in Russia, which is implemented with the involvement of foreign direct investment. The estimated cost of the new power station — 20 billion rubles, of which 15 will give the Chinese bank ICBC. The new company will build and maintain the PGU-450 MW thermal power station and will not only solve the problem of energy shortage in the Dzerzhinsky district of Yaroslavl, but also will bring 140 jobs. The company will

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Signed a protocol on the construction of the PRC the third and fourth EB Tianwan

At the end of the 17th regular meeting of the heads of governments of Russia and China, held in Moscow today signed a protocol between the governments on cooperation in the construction of the territory of the People's Republic of reactors number 3 and number 4 Tianwan nuclear power plant. The protocol was signed in the presence of Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and the head of the State Council of China Wen Jiabao.

According to reporters following the signing of the head of "Rosatom" Sergey Kiriyenko, the state corporation "to begin negotiations on the third line."

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Aquifers dry

Over the last nine years, the level of underground water has decreased in many parts of the world, read as satellite data.

Water activity disappears from the southern and western Australia, California, China, India, the Middle East, where agriculture is actively developing and requires more moisture. In other words, the soil and ground water are not going through the best of times in almost all major aquifers in arid and semi-arid areas.

Jay Familetti University of California, Irvine (USA) and his colleagues came to this disappointing conclusion on the basis of a pair of US-German

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In the Chinese province of Jiangxi typhoon Haykuey affected 330,000 people

In East China's Jiangxi Province as a result of floods, strong winds and landslides caused by typhoon "Haykuey" hit 330 thousand inhabitants. This is reported by the local media today with reference to the provincial authorities.

From disaster areas temporarily relocated more than 33 thousand people. The water level in the largest freshwater lake in China — Poyang risen by 0.20 meters above the critical level and 2.25 meters higher than the annual average. Severely damaged the famous center of Jingdezhen porcelain manufacturing city — it was evacuated more than 182 thousand inhabitants.

In the Chinese province of Jiangxi typhoon Haykuey affected 330,000 people

For half a century, China has destroyed more than 200 lakes

Lakes ecosystem in China is on the brink of destruction. For the past 50 years due to human activities in China have disappeared 243 lakes.

These data are reported Iyuy Chen, academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and director of the State Committee for the Management of Natural Sciences Foundation.

According to the academician, in the whole country for the past 50 years has dried up 4326 square meters. kilometers of lakes, 9,570 square meters were fading. kilometers, the total volume of water in lakes decreased by 51.6 billion cubic meters. This applies only to the lakes

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China: the release of waste water into the rivers led to the death of fish

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20.04.11.Vybros waste water has caused the death of large numbers of fish near the city of Nanjing in eastern China. Raw sewage got into nearby rivers due to the closure of the plant in water purification, which caused the deaths of thousands of fish in the waters of Jiangsu Province, said local authorities. Water treatment plant that cleans more than 100 000 tons of water a day, suspended its work on Thursday last week, due to a breakdown of the main pump. That is what led to the ingress of contaminated water into the river. Settled hot weather aggravated

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On the issue of climate over there is no unity

U.S. and China continue to play ping-pong

Today in Durban, South Africa the fate of the Kyoto Protocol, which expires in a year. Prospects for its extension, and the more elaborate a new binding agreement is very slim. Climate Dialogue once again stumbled on disagreements between the U.S. and China, which have nominated conflicting conditions.

The main event of the annual two-week conference the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (17 th in a row) were certain changes in the position of the PRC. Beijing agrees to sign a binding agreement on limiting emissions after 2020, the head of the

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Beijing: The Great Wall of China is visible from space

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The Chinese rushed to rewrite textbooks. Following the flight of China's first astronaut Yang Lieve authorities have recognized the widespread myth the idea that the Great Wall of China — the only man-made object visible from space. Accordingly, it was instructed to remove the myth of school

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