Americans are afraid of flooding

Americans are seriously concerned about the possibility of flooding as a result of their cities raising the water level in seas and oceans due to global warming on our planet. Today, more than 4 million people in the United States from Los Angeles to the East Coast live in homes that can be flooded due to the onset of the ocean, according to Associated Press.

According to experts, the highest risk flood prone residents of American cities like Florida, Louisiana and New York. New York, which were previously considered not susceptible to flooding, according to the calculations

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Chinese cities are not suitable for breathing …

Two-thirds of Chinese cities do not meet the new standards of allowable air pollution, on Friday reported that the Ministry of Environmental Protection of China.

Air pollution remains "a challenge for the country," especially after the government recently tightened environmental regulations, said Deputy Minister of Environmental Wu Xiaoqing.

Last Wednesday, the State Council adopted new air quality standards. They limit the presence of foreign particles in the air, the size of 2.5 microns or less.

China previously measured impurities in the air if they were less than 10 microns. However, smaller particles are considered more dangerous to health.

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Zapretki Chelyabinsk region will open

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25.01.12.V shortly defense industry closed city of Chelyabinsk region falling by the wayside — the main "bread" Closed products become peaceful industries, medicine and education, the agency news "Access."

The Public Chamber of the Chelyabinsk region in conjunction with the regional government decided to concentrate its efforts on the development of the closed cities, retaining their scientific and technological potential. Today, 25 January, at a meeting of the working group, representatives of the administrations' zapretok ", business leaders, rocket and nuclear center, the regional government and the Public Chamber discussed the plan of activities of the project" The Present

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Subsidence and karst holes in China

Subsidence has affected 50 cities

February 22. As reported on Monday, China Central Television for more than 50 cities in China are in a zone of extensive land subsidence.

Plot of land of about 79 thousand square kilometers fell by more than 200 millimeters, said Zhang Zuozen, Vice President of the China Geological Institute for environmental monitoring.

He also added that, mainly subsidence occurs in the Yangtze River Delta in the north and the plains, covering the north Chinese province of Shaanxi and northwestern Shaanxi province.

According to the report, damage to buildings, bridges, underground utilities and drainage

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The world is facing a shortage of fresh water

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LONDON, June 14. / Itar-TASS Makarchev /. Nearly one billion people by 2050 will experience a significant and chronic shortage of drinking water and fresh water. With such a forecast made by American scientists from the organization Natural Conservancy.

They concluded that the most severe water situation will be created in cities. Among the countries and regions where the growing problem of water shortages will reach the highest level, experts from the U.S. called the Central China, East India, the Arabian Peninsula, North Africa and West Africa, East Africa, the central areas of Mexico, and the central part of

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In 43 cities in southern Brazil because of heavy rains declared emergency mode

25.01.11.Kolichestvo cities in southern Brazil, where the regime of emergency declared due to rains, increased to 43, reports the local office of the Civil Service GO oborony.Po information southern Brazilian state of Santa Catarina, more than 23 thousand people were forced to leave their homes, submerged by floods. Five people were killed.

Strong rains in the region for two weeks. Rains caused the rise of the water level in rivers and partially flooded the residential quarters. According to local authorities, caused material damage

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Flooding in Brazil begins again, like last year

Affected more than 60 cities. Fled their homes around 13 thousand people have died. Floods and landslides caused by heavy rains.

People evacuated by boats, flooded basements and first floors of the houses. Shop assistants are alarmed — product comes up on the streets. With such disasters Brazil already familiar. A year ago, severe flooding in the country killed 890 people.

The state of emergency declared in 66 cities of Brazil. According to the latest data, the powerful floods killed eight people over 30 have received various injuries. Torrential rain did not stop for several days.

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More than 80 cities have declared emergency regime in Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO, Jan. 3 — RIA Novosti, Alexander Krasnov. Mode due to the drought emergency declared 32 cities in the southern Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul, said Tuesday the local civil defense service.

According to authorities, the rainfall in December was 60% below normal. As a result, in the region, specializing in animal husbandry and cultivation of grain, marked by loss of livestock and crop failure, suffered up to 70% of arable land. According to the forecasts of meteorologists in the coming days dry conditions persist.

At the same time, the neighboring south-east of Brazil

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More than 30 cities have declared emergency regime in Brazil because of rains

December 27.The number of cities that have declared emergency mode due to heavy downpour in Brazil has risen to 31, said Tuesday the office of Civil Defense southeastern Brazilian state of Minas Gerais.

Previously reported 18 affected communities.

According to authorities, as a result of flooding caused by the rains of more than eight thousand people homeless, damaged element and a half thousand homes. Over the banks of the river destroyed eight bridges. Property damage caused 93 villages. According to recent reports, 31 people injured and two died.

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Almost 20 Brazilian cities have declared emergency mode due to heavy rains

At least 18 cities have declared emergency regime in Brazil due to heavy rains, said on Sunday Civil Defense southeastern Brazilian state of Minas Gerais.According to authorities, as a result of flooding caused by rainfall of about 500 people homeless, damaged element and a half thousand homes. Over the banks of the river destroyed eight bridges. Traffic on local roads suspended because of the risk of landslides and erosion of the road. Two people were killed.According to the forecasts of meteorologists in the coming days, heavy rains in the region will continue.The rainy season in the south-east of Brazil begins

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