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Save the city from the heat, "cold pavement"

Save the city from the heat, "cold pavement," It's interesting

The city where almost all road and sidewalk coverage has a dark color, on a hot summer day turns into a heat islands, absorbing asphalt, roof tiles and the entire solar heat. In an average city sidewalks occupy about 35-50% of the total, with almost half of parking lots. They are incredibly warm, only adding to the thermal effect in urban areas.

To solve the problem of heat islands, which include all the cities, without exception, researchers from Berkeley Lab began to study the technologies of "cold pavement."

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Russian energy superpower — 50 years will be able to provide power to the globe forever.

Currently in Russia '33 works BN-600 — power fast reactor with sodium coolant, which was put into operation in April 1980 in the 3rd power unit at Beloyarsk in the Sverdlovsk region near the city of Zarechnyj. Electric power — 600 MW.

As well as building a new 4-th power BN-800 capacity of 880 MW starting in 2014.

The fact that these types of reactors use spent fuel from the classic types of reactors (waste) which has accumulated 200 years before, and will continue to be produced but that's not all,

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Appeared in the British city of "smart" trash cans

Appeared in the British city of "smart" trash cans Facts

One of the cities of Britain under the name Bat decided to use green technology solar energy to create "smart" garbage cans, standing in the streets. To garbage trucks not often traveled and cleaned out the garbage collection point to not have to spend more on packaging waste not harmless plastic bags, 26 garbage cans in Bath have a special compression system for details. The amazing thing is that this system works on solar panels installed on the box.

Signals that the tank is too much waste coming

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Victory and defeat the Livonian War. Part 3

Waging war actions in Livonia and stateliness Duchy of Lithuania, the Russian government was forced to hold the line on the southern borders where made their raids of Crimean Tatars and Nogai. This forced the metropolitan government in autumn 1564 a truce with Sweden. Moscow recognized under the authority of the Swedes Revel (Kolyvan) Pernay (Pernova) Weissenstein and a number of other cities and fortresses in the north of the former Livonian Eastland. An armistice was signed in September 1564 in St. George's.

This allowed the royal troops move into majestically against the coming of the great Duchy

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Program to clean rainwater in Philadelphia successfully works

Program to clean rainwater in Philadelphia successfully working Facts

To solve the problem with excess water remaining after heavy rains in the city, covering the streets and keep the purity of the local rivers, Philadelphia Water Department came up with a very eco-friendly way, not using underground tunnels and sewage tanks. The city actively used green roofs overlooking the sidewalks of porous materials, special drainage area with trees, special pritrotuarnye beds and flower beds, and rain barrels. All this prevents the ingress of dirty stream of the masses in the river and pollute them.

The latest invention is

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Holland uses urban planning to deal with fallout

Holland uses urban planning to deal with precipitation Facts

Not only environmental, but also architects think about how to adapt their surroundings to a changing climate there to nature and man could be in the most comfortable conditions. Much has been done to communities that are threatened by sea level rise, remain "afloat."

But not only the rise of water is fraught with warming. In recent years, many communities suffer from a dramatically changed for the worse weather conditions. According to forecasts, Copenhagen threatens protracted, even more rare, rain and thunderstorms. That the population of the city was

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New Zealand city in danger of underground eruption

New Zealand city in danger of underground volcanic danger zone

Scientists warn that the city is in danger Auklend. Over the past 250,000 years have completely changed the landscape of volcanoes areas. During the study, we used a wide variety of models and devices for the study of 50 volcanoes. It became evident that the eruption will occur within the city limits, including the outskirts. Scientists agree that the real eruption Auklenda residents will be known only a few hours before the event.

The territory of the volcanic field in Auklende is 360 square kilometers. The field is

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Second typhoon struck the coast of South Korea

Second typhoon struck the coast of South Korea Weather and Climate

New typhoon that hit South Korea August 30, 2012 and pick up new lives, forced to suspend the search for seven missing members of the Chinese fishing vessel. Two people were killed, bringing the total death toll from the two typhoons this week to 21.

Typhoon "Tembin" move at the speed of wind gusts 83 miles per hour, struck the southern city Sancheon, bringing torrential rains in more than 150 millimeters. One 52-year-old woman, an employee of a shipbuilding company, died in the collapse of her huge

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PNS: in the south of Libya found illegal weapons

Transient State Council (NTC) of Libya, said his men found in the south of the country illegal by international conventions gun.In the words of the head of the NTC, Mustafa Abdel Jalil, tool was found between Vaddanom (which is 300 kilometers south of Sirte) and Sabha, the last few days back had been occupied by the PNS smogshimi overcome the resistance of supporters of Muammar Gaddafi."There are a lot of weapons, illegal at international level — Jalil said, without specifying, however, what exactly was found. — At the current time it is under our control. Now we want to

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Fires in Greece reached Athens

Fires in Greece reached Athens Natural Disasters

According to official data, in the north-eastern outskirts of Athens broke out extensive forest fire, which was brought under control the city fire department.

A fire broke out near the city of Afidnes located near Athens. Clouds of smoke and ash were delayed over the northern part of the capital, where the defeated army camp and is the industrial complex. It is estimated that several houses and vehicles burned, and local residents claim to have heard explosions before the fire broke out. There are assumptions of deliberate arson. As a precaution,

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