China has discovered a previously unknown virus

China has discovered a previously unknown virus, from which the six provinces are dead 36 people.

The virus, called SFTSV, causes fever and disrupts the internal organs. Patients (a total of 171 recorded cases) increases the temperature of the blood and broken.

Outbreaks have occurred in 2009 and 2010. By September 2010, 36 cases have died, but the agent of infection found only now. Chinese doctors reported that the virus is similar to the agents of the Crimean fever and Congo.

Dangerous disease, which have high rates of mortality, carry ticks, particularly active in the period from May to July.

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The largest lake in China continues to grow shallow

According to the Meteorological Service of China, four months of this year, rainfall in Jiangxi Province was 274 mm, which is 55% less than normal. This fact had a negative effect on the water level in a freshwater lake Poyang. Despite the increase in discharge water from the reservoir on the Yangtze River and past the last week of heavy rainfall, the water level in the largest lake in China is still at more than 4 feet below the average. According to "Xinhua", low water levels in Poyang Lake has caused a severe shortage of water for irrigation, and

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The water level in China's Yangtze River close to record low

Severe drought in the central and southern regions of China has led to the fact that the water level in major Chinese Yangtze River close to a record low, reports Xinhua news agency on Saturday, citing local authorities.

Since the beginning of 2011 in the central and southern China fell only about half normal rainfall, resulting in the region have dried many rivers and reservoirs. Because of the drought dozens of ships can not continue on shallowed rivers, including the Yangtze River — the largest artery of the country: from Wednesday to courts closed 185-kilometer stretch of the river

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Grand mirage seen in Haikou City, Hainan Province, China

May 9 at 16:00 over the Gulf of Haikou emerged a unique natural phenomenon — a mirage. Almost an hour Haikou residents could see a ghost town, hanging over the sea (see photo), a lot of people had gathered on the shore to witness the phenomenon.

 

According to reports, there was a mirage because of abnormally high temperatures, which was established in the last days on the island of Hainan, usually unusual this time of year. Previously, we reported on a similar case in the summer of 2010 in the city of Sanya, given the current high temperature

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August 2010: In China, 10 times the number of natural disasters

Number of geological disasters in China has increased by 10 times. Landslide covered building in the province of Gansu. Photo from epochtimes.com

China. Minister of Land and Natural Resources of China said that only in the first half of this year, the country has 10 times more natural disasters than in the same period last year. As reported by the publication "Sintszinbao", during the first ten days of August, the ministry announced three times higher level of risk associated with geological disasters.

Minister Xu Shaoshi said that the main reasons for going are "abrupt climate change

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The floods in southern China suffered 80 thousand people

The floods caused by heavy rains in South China Guangdong province two people missing and more than 80 thousand injured. It is reported, "Xinhua" referring to the statement of the provincial headquarters of flood and drought, China.

According to local weather forecasters, May 8 at the city of Shaoguan and Qingyuan, Guangdong Province, heavy rains have fallen, and in some places fell showers.

Elements in the two cities heavily damaged crops on an area 8778 hectares, destroyed 378 homes and 6 bridges.

At present in the affected areas is an urgent repair of transport facilities and communications destroyed by

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Bad weather has covered South China — because of the tornado and thunderstorms 4 die in Guangdong

because of the tornado and thunderstorms 4 people died in the province of Guangdong. Photo by: noterror.ru

Beijing, May 9, PrimaMedia. To the South China storm struck — Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region flooded by rain, in the province of Guangdong because of the tornado and storm killed several people, weather forecasters predict continued rains, shifts to the center and on the east of the country, RIA PrimaMedia.

Early in the morning on May 8th in Guilin (Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region) hit a downpour, and by 11 pm the rate of rainfall reached 70 mm. As a

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The drought in central China has become the strongest in 50 years

 Drought in Hubei Province, which began in the winter and continues to this day, was the strongest in 50 years.

As the website of the China Radio citing local authorities in some areas of the province for more than 6 months, no significant precipitation, which completely dried up by the crops of wheat and colza and can not be planted early rice.

Currently, the drought has affected 52 counties and cities of the province. Drought covered an area of over 470 hectares, an area of 7840 hectares of crops completely lost.

On the section of the Yangtze River, located

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Pervomaysky hail caused damage to China for $ 10.5 million

In the days of May Day in the city of Shaoguan, China South China's Guangdong Province hit by heavy rain with thunder and hail, which affected eight townships and towns of the two counties. It is reported, "Xinhua" referring to the shaoguanskoy headquarters of flood, drought and wind.

Hail the size of a hen's egg lasted about 10 minutes. According to reports, 53 villages have suffered seven townships and towns county Shisin, 8 villages in one township county Zhenhua. In varying degrees, destroyed more than 6 thousand rooms, suffered about 3 thousand hectares of agricultural and industrial crops, direct

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China earthquake affected 95 thousand people

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Kunming, Aug. 10 / Xinhua / — According to the Civil Administration prov. Yunnan / Southwest China /, as of 13:00 today to 95.8 thousand people — inhabitants of 34 villages and townships — increased the number of fallen under the influence of what happened the evening of August 9th magnitude 5.2 earthquake with an epicenter in the village MANBAI County Tenchun Baoshan city prov. Yunnan, six people were injured, two — heavy, quickly evacuated 581 persons. According to preliminary calculations, the earthquake of the residential house was destroyed, more or less damaged infrastructure in education, health, transport and

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