Authorities ordered to open the floodgates in Bangkok to save capital

The Thai government has ordered to open the floodgates in Bangkok to avert the threat of flooding from the capital, said on Thursday AFP referring to the statement of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra. The largest in the last half-century seasonal flooding in Thailand caused by heavy rains have led to a critical situation in the central and eastern regions of the country. Killing more than 300 people and affected about 3 million. In Bangkok, located near the 200 and 158 gateways pumping stations, the agency said."I decided to ask the (authorities) in Bangkok to open all gates, which could

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Thai authorities failed to protect the country from the ongoing floods

Thai authorities failed to protect the whole of Bangkok from floods occurring in the country, said on Thursday the country's prime Yingluk Shinawatra.

"We can not hold back the water forever," — she told local media. According to the head of government, city authorities to decide which neighborhoods should continue to protect against water, and which will be flooded, "Interfax".

"The water rises from several directions. We can not keep it under control. We will try to inform people of the dangers," — she said.

Earlier this week, the Thai authorities have declared that the

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In Canada, the dry lake

According painstaking satellite imagery, in 2000-2009, Canada lost 6.7 thousand km? (1.2%), water surface area (of the country's 1.3 million lakes).

It's weird. It was predicted that the lake will grow, not shrink. Reduction of Arctic lakes were observed before, but only in the most southern part of the Arctic, where warming is melting the permafrost and allow water to go into the soil.

A new study by Mark Carroll of the University of Maryland (USA), says the opposite: the northern lakes are likely to be dry, and the south — no. This is surprising, if only because that

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Lochy and Loch Ness Monster

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In Russia full of water, covered with not less mysteries and secrets than the famous Loch Ness in Scotland. "Yakut hell," as the locals call the "host" of the lake Labynkyr — without a doubt, the real thing — a well-known researcher of artifacts, the head of

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The loss of wild boars in Brittany. Video

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26.07.11.Vosemnadtsat boar carcasses were found on Tuesday in one of the beaches of the French Brittany.

Employees of the local prefecture added to this number are 10 wild boar found dead earlier this month — and almost convinced that all the fault of the green algae, releasing toxic vapors.

This is a problem faced by many coastal regions. But Breton environmentalists are sounding the alarm: every year the situation is getting worse, the bill is already in the hundreds of tons of green biomass. Especially dangerous decaying algae in the water.

"In such water often, we often find

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The submarine Akula — the largest submarine in the world

Construction heavy nuclear missile cruisers Strategic Project 941 "Akula" (International Classification "Typhoon") Was a kind of reprisal for the construction of Nuclear Submarine U.S. class "Ohio"Armed with 24 intercontinental ballistic missiles. In the USSR, the development Project submarines new class Americans began to engage later. The objective was a difficult technical challenge — to place on board the 24 missiles weighing nearly 100 tons each. After many design study, it was decided missiles placed between two solid bodies. As a result, first submarine "Shark"Was built in record time — within 5 years.

In September 1980, an unusually large Soviet

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White sharks have learned to thrive in waters of Primorye

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13.10.11.V waters of the Gulf of Peter the Great on Popov Island near Vladivostok, scientists have caught a baby shark, told journalists, scientists, Far East Branch (FEB RAS).

"Newborn shark caught in length up to one meter. This fry white shark was born recently. Based on the fact that the young do not make long migrations, we assume that he grew up in the south of Primorye in this year, "- quotes scientists" Interfax ".

Previously head of the laboratory of the Institute of Marine Biology, Ichthyology Ph.D. Andrey Balanov informed the Agency that white sharks may still be

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Thai authorities have declared that the peak of the floods in Bangkok passed

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BANGKOK, 17 October. / Correspondent. Itar-Tass Shirokov /. Peak floods in Thailand's capital passed: the water level in the Chao Phraya waned, and dams and barriers have saved the city center and the airport from flooding. This was announced today by the Department of Prevention of natural disasters of the kingdom.

Water flooded several eastern districts of Bangkok, which were outside the fence. Water level could still rise slightly, but the worst is over, said the representative of the department.

The Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives of Thailand confirmed that the

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Uzbekistan adapts to climate change

SCNP and Uzhydromet about measures taken in Uzbekistan to adapt to climate change and mitigate its effects.

14 October in Tashkent hosted a press conference on climate change mitigation and the priority measures for adaptation used in Uzbekistan.

The event was organized by the State Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan for Nature Protection, with the support of the Centre of Hydrometeorological Service under the Cabinet of Ministers.

As the chairman of the State Committee Nariman Umarov, today in the scientific community and the general public have an understanding that climate change — it is a reality, a global

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In the Black Sea water blooms and fish kills

Odessa Black Sea coast has become opaque and bloomed. Told of the Institute of Biology of the Southern Seas Sergey Dyatlov, such violations have occurred due to pollution avkatorii. Harmful substances enter through livnevki and sewer. However, these effects are not the only ones: Scientists capture fish kills and the growth of harmful bacteria.

— Ultimately, all this led to the fall of recreational opportunities of the Black Sea — said the scientist.

He added that scientists are wondering how best to cope with this problem. And it even found a mechanism — the creation of artificial reefs. They

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