Poyang Lake dries

Poyang Lake dries save the planet

In China, there is drying up of two large lakes Poyang and Dongting, which affects more than 40 million people in five provinces. Poyang Lake, located in Jiangxi Province, is the largest freshwater lake in China. Recently, surface water decreased by 200 square kilometers due to the lack of water in the upper reaches of the Yangtze River. Undergoing many geological changes, Poyang narrowed in the north and increased in the south.

Occupying a total area of 4,000 square kilometers, Poyang was subject to strong industrial pollution due to the relatively slow economic development

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Underwater volcanoes erupt differently

Macauley Island — caldera, formed after the eruption of an underwater volcano of the same name 6100 years ago (here and below the image of the authors.)

January 21, 2013. Until now, scientists were divided eruption into two categories: violent (explosive) and effusive. The first type involves adorable kids emission of ash and rock fragments high into the atmosphere (for example, eruption of Mount St. Helens in 1980). The second — the soft glow of red lava streams that irrigate the slopes of the volcano (this, for example, constantly going on in Hawaii).

To get to the unusual

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My baptism of ice in the convent Boldin (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Germany)

If it were not shovel Father Igor, the cruciform hole at minus twenty frozen if at the moment

We are on the way to the Russian ice rite of baptism in the monastery Boldin. Place, located in the fairy forest on the banks of the lake, not so easy to find. Navigator showing on the south three hundred kilometers to the west of Moscow, leads us to the village street to the factory to the railroad tracks, toast covered with a layer of snow. We noticed them only when our car got stuck with broken rails on dnitse

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The global ocean is warmed by the eyes

Oceans relentlessly hot. An international team of scientists from the U.S., UK, Germany and Japan proved that during the period from 1993 to 2008. water temperature has risen by 0.15 degrees Celsius, while the "warm layers" go to 700 m depth.

According to the researchers, the heating of the oceans in shallow water and rising water — is undeniable indicators Global Warming. The upper layers of the ocean to absorb the energy that is the result of human-induced greenhouse effect, and this leads to an increase in the temperature of sea water.

However, the system of collection of

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Europe is experiencing water shortages

Europe is experiencing water shortages Facts

The economy and the state of ecosystems in Europe under threat as long inefficient use of water resources. The situation is so serious that requires urgent intervention, according to the European Environmental Service in a report to the World Forum on Water in Marseille.

Europeans need for water is growing.

Due to climate change, some regions near the river basins lack of water. Compounding the situation irresponsible behavior of citizens in relation to this valuable natural resource. In addition to the introduction of a special ban on irrigation hoses need other more effective and

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Chilean Lake Cachet 2 dried over night

May 24. Lake Cachet 2 (Cachet II), located in the southern part of Patagonia, disappeared in less than 24 hours, leaving a muddy puddle. Lake holds 200 million cubic liters of water flooded into the side of the river Baker, increasing its capacity by 3 times and ravaged area of 5 square kilometers. Since 2008, Cachet 2 dried out 11 times. People living in the region, are in constant danger of sudden flooding that could collapse from the mountains. According to experts, if global warming is not stopped, the floods will occur more frequently.

Melting glaciers column is

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Lingering cold in Pakistan could cause water shortages

Lingering cold in Pakistan could cause water shortages Weather and Climate

Changing weather types with characteristic lingering winters may lead to inaction farmers in Sindh instead of the usual preparation for the new growing season.

Usually glaciers begin to melt in March, providing enough water for the whole season, but this year's extreme cold prevented this. The water level in the reservoirs of Mangla and Tarbela reached the minimum level, which can lead to serious consequences: about 40-50% of the area of Sindh face the problem of water shortage in the summer crop (Kharif), which starts in April.

It is

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Martian lakes may contain fossils fossils

Martian lakes may contain fossils fossils Facts

Judging by the lakes and oceans in the northern hemisphere of Mars in the distant past the planet had water. In a recent study by NASA and the European Space Agency by Brown University found that about one-third of the former lakes contain deposits of clay, very similar to fossils of living organisms on Earth. Further study of these lakes is important for science, as in future Mars missions can be organized astrobiologists to search for signs of life on the red planet.

The hypothesis is that if Mars was habitable planet, the

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The Dead Sea absorb sinkholes

September 20, 2013. The rate of drying of the Dead Sea continues to grow, and on-site water immediately arise deep crevices that are very similar in appearance to a giant bowl-shaped karst cave-ins. Over the past year, such salt was particularly large craters, which attracted the attention of researchers.

Each cleft is a result of subsidence and the simultaneous dissolution of salt on the bottom of the sea under the influence of underground freshwater sources. According to the latest observations, the day of on-site water retreated there is at least one new crack, but other patterns of occurrence

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Flooding in the Far East and Kamchatka suddenly seized

September 20, 2013. Abundant rainfall, which came a few days ago to Kamchatka, have led to floods. In one of the districts of the province on Friday imposed an emergency — nearly flooded hundreds of homes, closed the only road leading into the area, damaged bridges. The prosecutor's office felt that the regional authorities were late in warning the population of impending water and prepared documents for the decision to institute criminal proceedings.

At the same time the major disaster area from the collapsed to the Far East two months ago, flooding continues to Khabarovsk — there, in

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