Drought in Argentina threatens new crop

Dry spring and summer are not a surprise to the South American country, because the last three years, Argentine crops suffered permanent lack of moisture. However, the situation in the current year is recognized as the most disastrous in the past 15 years.

In 2012, the drought brought by weather phenomenon La Niña, are particularly affected fields with grain and soy. A similar problem and came to Venezuela, where, as in Argentina, La Niña dominated since 2010. According to forecasts, the production of soybeans in Argentina will fall to 42.9 million tonnes, compared to the previously expected 52-53 million. Some

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In 120 Brazilian cities a regime of emergency

Brazilian authorities have introduced a state of emergency in 120 cities in the south-east of the country, RIA Novosti reported with reference to the local civil defense service.

Due to the rainy season, many cities are under threat of floods and landslides. According to the Civil Defense, with the November 2010 disaster victims were 17 men and 137 were injured. In addition, destroyed 301 building, seven thousand homes damaged, destroyed 205 bridges, more than 500 are in disrepair.

Affected by the disaster found 1.4 million people, three thousand of them lost their homes. The government has allocated 70 million

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Keenest Easter egg in the world

17.04.2013

This easter egg is keen that visitors to sign a paper before the meal, which confirms that they are conscious of their actions. This egg is even preparing a special protective gloves. Hot peppers contained in this egg is equal to 300 bottles of Tabasco sauce, which is 1 million on the Scoville scale.

Incredibly, the egg is not the most savory dishes of the world. 55-year-old Yang Rotvel earlier this year, was the first person to fully mastered the sharpest in the world of curry, which was prepared from 30 varieties of chili peppers Naga Infiniti.

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Norway warming — the result of burp the worlds oceans?

10.06.2004

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Large gas emissions occurring in the North Atlantic Ocean 55 million years ago, the planet could heat almost as fast as a modern greenhouse gases. Obvious emissions of hydrocarbons in the Eocene of the rock on the sea bed are also able to confirm the theory that

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In the waters of the Northern Kazakhstan mass death of fish

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5.02.11.Pervy bell has rung out: massive fish kills in the river Tobol found hundreds of miles from Kostanay downstream. Earlier this week, another group of environmental concerns, experts took samples of river water.

Previous tests have shown that the maximum allowable concentration of some chemical components exceeded tens and even hundreds of times, and the water in the main artery of the area is more like a poisonous brine. On the one hand, the consequences of last year's drought. On the other — the natural result of the barbaric man's relationship to the environment, the IA "Kazakh-Grain"

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Scientists say the coming of the Ice Age

15.06.2004

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A consortium of European research organizations published the results obtained during the drilling of the deepest wells in the Antarctic glacier.

Ice core height of more than 3 km record contains changes to the Earth's climate over the past 740 million years and covers eight ice ages.

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At least 24 people have died in China after a strong hail and showers

Hail and heavy rain have killed at least 24 people in north-western China, the fate of 33 is unknown, local media reported.

Bad weather struck the county Minsya Gansu province on Thursday evening. Despite the fact that the rain and hail lasted only about an hour, during which time the area has dropped to 70 millimeters of rain, was the communication breakdown in six locations to cut off electricity.

The area destroyed dozens of homes, hospitals and schools. Of the most affected areas were evacuated nearly 2,000 people.

Hail, according to preliminary data, destroyed more than 7000 hectares of

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Official unemployment in Russia in March 2013 declined by almost 2%

Official unemployment in Russia in March 2013 decreased by 1.7% and slightly over one million people, said on Friday the press service of the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of the Russian Federation.

 

"From 27 February to 27 March 2013 the number of unemployed persons registered with the employment services fell by 1.75% or 19.4 thousand people, and as at 27 March 2013 amounted to 1,086 million people," — said in a statement .

As of February 27, the registered unemployment in Russia amounted to 1,105 million.

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More than 8 million people in China suffer from drought, lack of drinking water

More than 8 million people in China because of the intense and prolonged drought are suffering from a shortage of drinking water, according to Chinese media today.

As the papers say, drought gripped Yunnan, Shanxi, Hubei, Sichuan and Gansu. According to the headquarters for flood control and drought, and crops were lost on the area 3,640,000 ha.

Sent to affected areas operative groups to calculate the damage and care. In particular, the Ministry of Finance of China has provided assistance to affected residents 500 million yuan / $ 80 million /.

Source: earth-chronicles.ru

With the growth of the world population will increase from the earthquake and the damage they

Expected increase in population in this century will lead to the fact that the number of people dying from earthquakes to increase significantly. The planet will be more separate earthquakes with an increased number of deaths, according to new research conducted by the U.S. Geological Survey by Thomas L. Holzer.

For his analysis, he has chosen a series of earthquakes, where the death toll exceeded 50,000 people, and time period to which they relate, began in 1500 AD American geologist found that with the increasing number of people to choose for your stay seismically unstable areas with high earthquake

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