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Part of Bangkok will go under water in the next 10 years, scientists say

BANGKOK, Dec. 17. Thai scientists say that within the next ten years, a significant part of Bangkok could be under a layer of sea water, says the Thai newspaper Nation.

Director of the Research Centre for Environment Sirindhon the Princess Suri Supharadit professor said that if current abnormal climatic processes continue, Bangkok will share the fate of eight Asian cities, which in the next decade could face partial or complete inundation, the newspaper said.

Abnormal in the number and intensity of precipitation in the north-eastern, central and southern Thailand, led this year to the catastrophic flooding in some

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In the Arctic, discovered large reserves of water

In the Arctic, discovered large reserves of water Facts

For 15 years in the Arctic Ocean due to the changed direction of the anticyclone wind there was an accumulation of water. Since 2002, its level in the region rose to 15 cm, and the volume increased by 8,000 km ³, about 10% of the total amount of "fresh" water in the Arctic.

According to researchers from the London College Yuniversti accumulation of water has become possible due to the acceleration by powerful winds Arctic ocean circulation called the Beaufort cycle, resulting in the movement of the water surface. Wind makes

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After 13 years, mankind faces a water crisis

March 25. Experts believe that after 13 years, mankind expects a "water crisis."

"According to the forecast of Russian scientists in 2025-2030 years the amount of fresh water, which consumes humanity, equal to its resources. That is the first time humanity will face a serious water crisis. Already our planet with a population of 7 billion people experiencing water scarcity. In this case, population growth continues, the volume of water will only increase ", — quotes" Interfax "the founder of the association" Ekoklaster "Alexander Konovalov.

"About 70% of the world's consumption of water from surface water and ground water is

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How much water today barrel …

Over the past few years, the 10-s the world's population is accustomed to the fact that natural resources can play a very important role not only in the development of one or another country, and are able to make a real prerequisite for starting a large-scale military conflict. And if more than a century back the main natural wealth that lies in the depths of the Earth, including precious metals (gold and silver), the 20th-century landmarks in a meaningful way modified. Without diminishing the degree of reverence on the part of human affairs to the same gold for first place

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2011 — Year of the Environment in China

2011 — Year of the Environment in China Facts

As China welcomes the new year of the Dragon, which has more impact on the climate and weather, this article will address environmental events that fall into the main headlines.

While air pollution is aggravated to a dangerous level in the Chinese capital, the most discussed in the environmental question was smog. The government promised to improve the rate of ozone pollution, nitrogen oxides and fine particles PM2, 5, damaging the respiratory system. To date, official data very blurry, so most of Beijing residents rely on data of U.S. monitoring stations.

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Counting the losses of natural disasters

Counting the losses of natural disasters Natural Disasters

Worldwide industrial chain deliverable no time to recover from the Japanese earthquake and tsunami in March 2011, in October new disaster undermined their work. Because of the unusually heavy monsoon rains floods in northern Thailand. Affected by both local and foreign companies (Honda, Western Didzhitalz) located in Bangkok, nicknamed "Asian Venice." Total losses amounted to $ 40 billion, which is 2.5% lower global industry revenue.

Over the past five years so costly in material sense natural disasters are common. According to estimates of the largest reinsurance company Munich Re, the world's loss

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In the U.S. state of New Hampshire conducted evacuation after floods

July 4, 2013. City vibrations, located in Grafton County, New Hampshire, has suffered from quite severe flooding caused by excessive rainfall. During those 45 minutes that lasted rain, the city learn from about 50 mm. On the streets of oscillations water came up to the knee, and here and there a small waterfall. The city declared a state of emergency.

Because of the risen water, the fire service had to be evacuated 24 people from an apartment complex Rivermer. Until the water subsided, 19 people will be living in an evacuation center, which is organized in a city

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China: Large-scale green algae blooms

July 5, 2013. The largest-scale green algae bloom ever recorded in the Yellow Sea has turned green. According to experts, so their active reproduction may be due to the pollution caused by actively developing industry and agriculture.

"Blooming water often follows a major hit phosphates or nitrates in the water. Whether it's agriculture, untreated sewage or any industrial plant that produces waste discharge into the water, "- said Dr. Brenda Parker, a researcher at the University of Cambridge.

Over the past 6 years, this phenomenon has become an annual event. This year, the algae "wrapped up" 28 900

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Oman has opened a new way to clean water

Oman has opened a new way of cleaning water Facts

On farms to grow palm trees in Oman, most likely, found a special material, which subsequently can be used to extract the pharmaceutical chemicals and dyes from wastewater hospitals and clinics. This is an extremely important finding, because the local water supply is not just suffering from the fact that in his system through the sewers fell nedoochischennaya water from hospitals.

Recent developments show that the main raw material for the cleaning material should be generally available in the area of date palm leaves that will be also

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The technology of hydraulic fracturing associated with cases of inflammation of drinking water

Causes debate the use of hydraulic fracturing (frac) in the extraction of natural gas the first time has been scientifically linked to flammable drinking water.

Four researchers from Duke University have found a higher content of combustible methane gas in drinking water wells in the immediate vicinity of the natural gas wells. Researchers also found that the type of gas detected by the water in large quantities is the same as the gas, the energy of which is recovered from deep wells, which may mean that the gas leaks through a natural or artificial fractures and cracks.

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