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According to the figures released recently by Rosstat, the beginning of the second half of the economy of the North-West Federal District (North-West) is generally cleared from the effects of the crisis. A leading indicator of economic health — the index of industrial production (IIP) — in the North-West, according to the Federal State Statistics Service, in January-June increased by 7.2%, as compared with the beginning of 2009, when it started a catastrophic decline — by 8.1% . Thus, the statements of the authorities of the North-West regions overcome

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Have sown — not rise: the damage from cold weather can be unpredictable

February 14. From the Atlantic to the Urals experts now count the damage to agriculture from the all-time frosts. The southern regions of Russia this year could lose half the crop of grapes. Under threat — and the collection of winter.

Record cold weather began to bring their "harvest." Experts have begun to count the losses to agriculture. Cold this winter have set their own rules on the huge territory — from the Atlantic to the Urals. In Russia the hardest hit less powerful in the southern regions. Thus, according to experts, farmers, in 2012, the country could lose

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Heavy rains in Italy and Spain

Heavy rains in Italy and Spain Natural Disasters

The southern regions of Italy and Spain are covered by heavy rains. After several deaths in the last month Italians tend to think that the country is a magnet for heavy rains.

Recent flood occurred in the afternoon of 24 November 2011. As a result of a massive landslide in the municipality of soapwort in the region of Sicily killed 4 people. In the neighboring region of Calabria floodwaters and landslides disrupted transport trains and destroyed a number of railway bridges. At last count, 21 people were killed in floods in Italy.

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UN experts: 40 years to become an alternative food bananas hunger

October 31. Global warming over the next 40 years will lead to the fact that in many regions of the world will cease to traditional crops to harvest, allowing feed themselves, according to the report of experts of the International Studies Program of climate change, agriculture and food security, the United Nations (CCAFS). The first residents will face the challenge of Africa, Southeast Asia and Latin America.

The traditional crops of these regions — different types of cereals, rice, potatoes — or cease to grow at all, or will give a crop that will not be able to feed

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Switzerland is a storm hit

June 21, 2013. In Geneva, large hail damaged dozens of cars. The houses are broken windows, on the roads — fallen trees. Six people sought help from physicians. According to meteorologists, wind gusts reached 130 km per hour.

There was a disruption to the Geneva airport. Authorities estimated the damage at 15 million francs. Hurricane hit the southern regions of France. There are flooded dozens of homes. Despite all these measures, the three men were killed.

At the other end of the world in New Zealand because of the strong snow storm canceled hundreds of flights. In the capital,

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A terrible drought has ruined the wheat crop in several Russian regions

August 1, 2013. In the difficult situation the farmers were several Russian regions, not spoiled by rain in the summer of 2013. The land cracked and the harvest will either not at all or will be able to collect the grains are much smaller than expected.

Almost 2 months in the Perm region was a heat wave. No precipitation, plus the thermometer did not fall below 30 degrees. As a result, more than 100 farms are huge losses. According to conservative estimates, 51 million rubles.

"For us it means a lot of forage, grain production, and if we

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Russian regions affected by drought

I think that looking at the number of regions affected by drought and where the vast majority of a regime of emergency, it's time to think about their food safe. Moreover, that cause for concern really is.

Since the heat and the drought is not over, it is possible that new areas will be lighted on this map. We will update it as new information becomes available.

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Have sown — not rise: the damage from cold weather can be unpredictable

February 14. From the Atlantic to the Urals experts now count the damage to agriculture from the all-time frosts. The southern regions of Russia this year could lose half the crop of grapes. Under threat — and the collection of winter.

Record cold weather began to bring their "harvest." Experts have begun to count the losses to agriculture. Cold this winter have set their own rules on the huge territory — from the Atlantic to the Urals. In Russia the hardest hit less powerful in the southern regions. Thus, according to experts, farmers, in 2012, the country could lose

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In China, came the hottest period of summer

July 29, 2013. In many parts of China has recently stepped the hottest period of summer. According to the Central Weather Service on Sunday, the maximum temperature of the air in Beijing, Shanghai, Chongqing, and the provinces of Anhui, Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Jiangxi / East China / Hunan, Hubei / Central China / Sichuan and / Southwest China / reached 37 — 39 degrees.

As forecasters predicted in the next five to eight days of sultry weather will be held in Chongqing and the areas to the south of the middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze River. There, the thermometer

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Khabarovsk: the level of water in the Amur skyrockets

August 17, 2013. The outskirts of Khabarovsk, located near the shore of the Amur, are already in the flood zone due to rapidly rising water level in the river.

City Administration reports that in the South and North regions of Khabarovsk flooded basements of several homes. Water fills the plots.

The water level in the Amur River near Khabarovsk reached 630 cm, hydrologists and specialists predict a further raising of the water to 7-7.5 m

Russian Minister of Health Veronika Skvortsova said that in the Khabarovsk region evacuated about 300 people.

On Sunday, the province will again rain, locally heavy.

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