Dozens of deaths from floods in China

Dozens of deaths from floods in China Natural Disasters

Over the past few days showers and thunderstorms killed 16 people in the northern and southern regions of China. From damage due to floods in some degree affected about 1.5 million people.

In Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region floods killed six people, caused damage of more than 450 thousand people, destroyed thousands of homes and nearly sank nearly 17 thousand hectares of new crops. Direct economic losses of 128 million yuan (20.3 million U.S. dollars). Earlier this week, the rains in Guangxi will not stop, but the rescue operation will

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Shallow earthquake in China

Shallow earthquake in China Natural Disasters

On the border of the two Chinese provinces of Sichuan and Innan Lidzyan occurred near the town of fairly strong shallow earthquake of magnitude 5.7. The depth of the earthquake was 11 km, according to the U.S. Geological Survey — 9.3 km, which is quite dangerous for such a densely populated area, as living within range of at least 900 thousand people.

Seismic hazard maps

Two minutes after the main shock had the second episode of the power of 3.3 points. The earthquake was the destruction of more than 14

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Wide waist become a real threat to the environment

Wide waist has become a real threat to the ecology of this interesting

Statistics show that the increase in the population of our planet in the third world is not such a serious environmental threat as catastrophically rapid obesity in countries with more developed economies. If humanity continues to gain weight as it does in the U.S., our planet will face a shortage of food, as if to the current population of almost 7 billion added another 935 million people or 58 million tons of human biomass.

So, in 2005, age group 15 + (4.6 billion people) weighed

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On the eve of the Rio +20 Summit

On the eve of the Rio +20 Summit Facts

This year's summit is intended to guide humankind towards sustainable development and overcoming the environmental crisis and poverty. As before, the Rio +20 will be held in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro.

Preparation of the basic agreement for approval at meetings held in the stormy discussions and debates, however, took the final form of the document. Unfortunately, it is only from the actual data and the desired results without offering concrete solutions. Many environmental organizations have criticized the actions of the Organizing Committee of the summit.

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Consolidation of nations as a cause of environmental stress

Consolidation of nations as a cause of environmental stress Facts

Every year the world's population growth by one percent increases the concentration of harmful emissions into the atmosphere as 1% and change. Such a trend is established in the last 10-20 years. It is easy to calculate that happen to our environment, if the end of the century the Earth will be 10 billion people live. And as the analysis of the state of modern society, it is not only in the overall increase in the number of people and accelerating rates of consumption.

It turned out that

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Earthquake in Turkey-Syria border

Earthquake in Turkey-Syria border Natural Disasters

Near the town of Sirnak on the border of three states of Turkey, Iraq and Syria, was a powerful and devastating earthquake of 5.4 points. Its epicenter was 31 kilometers south of the city (37,237 ° N, 42,495 ° E) and had a depth of 9.6 km. The worst thing was Silopi 5 km from the epicenter of the earthquake has a population of 74,798 people. They are all located in the area of the potential danger, as aftershocks continue.

The history of seismic activity on the border of Turkey, Iraq and

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Moscow: Friday the 13th fear from antiquity




Last Friday, someone took a chance to get out of bed. Others are put off air travel, real estate purchase or transaction on the exchange. And why not? Because it was Friday the 13th. By some estimates, only in the U.S. for one such day economy suffers

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Flooding in Taiwan

Flooding in Taiwan Natural Disasters

After prolonged rains, the strongest in the last couple of years, in the heart of Taiwan have been many mudslides. Seven thousand people were evacuated and 11 are injured, including six people killed in the province of Nantes, two of them died in hospital. Two people reported missing. In large cities, schools are closed, dozens of roads no longer be operating, including 57 major roads in Taiwan, large areas are de-energized.

Taoyuan County poultry farms suffered damage after the flooding of their facilities. From the south, the second largest city in Taiwan, Kaohsiung

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They believe that talking to the dead



These people claim to be able to talk to the souls of the dead with a special radio equipment. In 1969, in the British town of Gerrards Cross showed up Latvian middle-aged doctor with a solid collection of audio recordings. He argued that for many years has studied the possibility of communicating with the dead, and in the course of these experiments, he was able to establish contact with Hitler, Stalin, Mussolini, and many other famous people who died in

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Summit Rio +20: our world in numbers

Summit Rio +20: our world in numbers Interesting

POPULATION7 billion, twice as much as in 1950, by 2050 could increase to 9.3 billion, two-thirds will live in cities. More than four-fold increase in the population in poor countries compared with 1961. 40% of the world's population lives within 100 km from the coast of the sea / ocean.

The ecological footprint: Humanity uses 50% more natural resources than can resume. The ecological footprint of Brazil, China, India and Indonesia per capita has increased by two-thirds over the past half century. The United States and China use almost half

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