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Irkutsk scientists have invented a robot rescue

Students and teachers of the department of building, road machines and hydraulic systems Irkutsk Technical University have developed a design which is conventionally called the "Changeling." It will help robotize rescue in emergencies.

According to the university, the main feature of resourcefulness is that it does not have the strict provisions of the "top" and "bottom". Under the rubble, he can roll over, but in this position, ready to perform its functions. "Changeling" at the disaster site is capable of traveling at a speed of 12 km / h in any position and perform reconnaissance, and if necessary to

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Settlement of Australia elephants and rhinos to help cope with forest fires burning on every green continent

Australian ecologist at the University of Tasmania in Hobart (Australia) offers to settle Australia wild elephants, rhinos and other large mammals in order to save the country from the destructive fires. David Bowman (David Bowman) said that to cope with fires in Australian forest-steppes can only taking drastic decisions.

Ecologist notes that what is happening in the world of climate change makes it even worse fires in the country. Every year the area traversed by the fire, is growing rapidly. Fires cause great damage to farmland ecosystems of Australia. The fire killed both humans and wild animals. Scientists believe

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The inventor of Mordovia proposes to use ice to prevent ignition of peat bogs

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A leading expert on intellectual property Autonomous Organization "Technopark — Mordovia" Vladimir Steshin developed a technical solution prevention of fires.

As reported by the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Russian Federation in the Republic of Mordovia, thinking about how to provide water to peat with the onset of heat waves and prevent them from fire, he suggested the use of ice.

"Procure a few tons of ice in the winter, it can be folded in a special design on the surface of the peat deposits. With the onset of a warm season,

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In Valencia, Spain the wind does not deal with forest fires

Established in the region of heat, not typical for this time of year — the thermometer sometimes rises to 40-degree mark. According to recent data, the element has destroyed more than 500 hectares of forest. Residents of dozens of homes had to be evacuated — the fire approached too closely.

Authorities involved aircraft, but to put out fires not yet obtained.

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Kuban, reeling from floods, forest fires now threaten

Kuban Glaucus MOE on Wednesday announced an urgent warning about the extreme fire danger in most areas.

According to the regional storm warning meteorologist, August 1-3, in most areas of the Krasnodar Territory fire danger will remain high, fifth grade.

"Predicted probability of emergencies and accidents at the municipal level due to fire and expansion of forest fires, with the ability to move ground fires in the threat of riding on communities," — said in a statement. Also at risk of grain fields and forest plantations.

Meanwhile Kuban still not fully recovered from the disaster of the past: on the

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In Croatia, in some regions the situation is brought under control by fire

Croatian Fire Service took control of the situation with forest fires in the community Selce, as well as villages and Bribir Crikvenica on the Adriatic Sea, wrote in local newspapers 24sata.

As noted in an interview with Croatian journalists tourism minister of this country Veljko Ostojic in extinguishing the fire were used three seaplane brand Canadair, as well as about 300 firefighters, fueled assist local residents and tourists.

Ostojic said that the fire had been evacuated because of the order of 7% of tourists to the resorts on the Adriatic Sea, but it is expected that they will soon return

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Wildfires threaten many towns in the Balkan Peninsula

Numerous fires, which contributes to the rapid spread of heat and strong winds, complicate the lives of thousands of people in the Balkans, in recent days, reports of casualties.

Fire element, covered mostly forests in mountainous areas, are increasingly threatened by human settlements in different parts of the region. In this work of fire is often difficult due to the lack of human resources and technology.

Macedonia

At least 15 people, seven of them — children, were injured in the Macedonian town of Strumica, where a fire broke out on Monday.

As reported by MIA, the fire covered 100 hectares

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In Spain, until it was brought under control a forest fire in Valencia

Firefighters Spain, despite the emergency measures have not been able to take control of a forest fire in Valencia, raging already four days.

According to experts, the current fire was the largest in Valencia for the last 20 years. Smoke covered the streets of Valencia, and made it to the Mediterranean coast, where the rest tens of thousands of tourists.

As reported by local media, the ash particles can be seen on the streets of Barcelona.

Despite the fact that the fight with the fire element thrown about three thousands of firefighters, soldiers and volunteers, as well as about 50

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One of the fires in Colorado, close to gas wells

One of the wildfires raging in the U.S. state of Colorado, get close to oil and gas wells, according to the website of online media Summit County Voice, which refers to the data of the local authorities.

To date, at least 35 wells in the west of the state is within five miles from the fire.

A spokesperson for the management of land resources of the U.S. David Boyd (David Boyd), the work of all the towers at risk with water, is already stopped. In addition, to reduce the risk of fire wells around them should be removed regularly

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Residents of several cities in the United States evacuated because of forest fires

U.S. authorities have evacuated residents of a number of small towns and cities in New Mexico due to the upcoming residential areas in forest fires, said on Sunday, Reuters.

Forest fires that started in the mountains in New Mexico and neighboring states, covered about 520 square kilometers. In extinguish fires involving 580 staff fire services. Firefighters are not yet able to cope with the fire element, as a strong wind quickly spread the flames into new areas.

"The fire spread so much on the eve of what we had to withdraw settlements from the area of fire. Because of the

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