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Photographic: flooding in the southern U.S. in 2011

Photographic: flooding in the southern United States in 2011, Natural disasters

Because of the loss in 2011, a record rainfall and massive snow melt Mississippi River has caused catastrophic flooding in the southern United States. The last such event is recorded only in 1937. Authorities organized cleansing operations in the states of Tennessee, Memphis and in more southern areas of the country the situation is much more complicated. Due to heavy rainfall the soil is saturated with water, in Louisiana, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky and Arkansas local rivers burst their banks.

Flooding forced thousands of people to flee their homes, making

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The team of Russia on swimming in cold water took first place at the World Championship in Latvia

Krasnoyarsk walruses go cool off in ice Yenisei. Cold water is familiar to those of Krasnoyarsk — they are the winners of the World Championship in swimming in cold water, which was held in Latvia. In Jurmala attended by hundreds of participants from 20 countries. In the Russian team included 8 Krasnoyarsk walruses.

Marina SMAGIN: "In some difficult moments, but we're a team traveling together — easier to bear. And cheered, and everyone looked at each other, and it makes it easier"

Marina took the gold medal for the speed — faster than all swam 100m

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Monsoon rains poured India

August 1, 2013. It is reported that heavy monsoon rains in India have caused an increase in the water level in the river Ganges.

In the state of Uttar Pradesh recorded numerous floods.

The constant increase of the water level in the river has forced the residents of the city of Allahabad to collect their belongings and move to a safer place.

The river Ganges is poured every year during the rainy season (July — September), at which time the water near the cities of Varanasi and Allahabad may go up by 15-16 m Since the main tributaries of

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Sayano-Shushenskaya hydroelectric power station (photos)

Author of the report — Vadim Mahora (LJ dedmaxopka)

Sayano-Shushenskaya hydroelectric power station — the largest installed capacity in power plant Russia, 7th — of the existing hydroelectric power plants in the world. More details about this unique building can read under the cut.

1. Evening lights at the Sayano-Shushenskaya HPP

  I drove there in the winter, at the invitation of "RusHydro". The main purpose of the trip was a virtual tour of the station as I did have to Novosibirsk HPP. Tour was at times steeper first station is much more interesting and

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Hurricanes have a negative impact on water quality

September 30. Water quality in lakes and other bodies of water can be significantly reduced if the global warming will increase the number of hurricanes. This statement was made by scientists from Yale University.

Last summer, the New York agglomeration of Hurricane "Irene" — it was the strongest storm in the region over the past 200 years. When the element had subsided, the team found a record high amount of dissolved organic matter in the Ashokan Reservoir and the Catskill watershed ridge, which are the main source of drinking water for the city, according to "United Press International".

Yale

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The consequences were devastating typhoon Bohan

The consequences were devastating typhoon Bohai Natural Disasters

According to the latest data, the number of people killed during the strongest typhoon this year was 230. Hundreds more missing in landslides and floods. Enormous destruction in the Philippines, but the worst thing that a typhoon not soon weaken, indicating the emergence of a greater number of victims.

While Bohan moved to the north of the province of Palawan, the wind speed inside reached 120 km / h with gusts up to 150 km / h It showed a slight fracture on the beaches and in the areas of

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Kiribati is preparing for the worst because of the high seas

Kiribati is preparing for the worst because of high sea level danger zone

Small Pacific nation, living on the island of New Zealand in the ocean far, hastily trying to implement a plan to resettle all residents to higher islands, which are not subject to flooding caused by rising sea levels.

A group of 30 with a small atoll, which occupy Kiribati, lies only a few meters above sea level and is constantly struggling with coming water. But in the last year, this struggle is on the brink of life and death. The ocean absorbs the local villages,

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Wonder Lake puzzled scientists and residents

February 18, 2010. Miracle or common phenomenon of nature? In Kaliningrad, argue about the causes of a small lake, which appeared in an old sand quarry. Trying to unravel the riddle of the reservoir NTV correspondent Veronika Nikolaeva.

On the street — minus 10 degrees and the water temperature — plus six. In the region have been rumors that the warm water cures for various diseases. According trodden paths of snowy plains to the mysterious lake immediately rushed to fans of alternative medicine from the neighboring districts.

Zinaida Petrova, a resident of the village "Smooth" Guard District, Kaliningrad

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Towards the Philippines sent another typhoon

Towards the Philippines sent another typhoon Natural Disasters

Meteorologists warned that another storm could strike the islands a few days after the "Your" has killed more than 1.5 thousand residents of the southern Philippines (Northern Mindanao and Central Visayas) and the number of missing was a few hundred.

January 2, 2012 on the island of Mindanao expected rainfall of up to 50 centimeters. The southern coast of the island of Luzon and Visayas are expected to storm winds, which can cause flooding and landslides. The rest of the island projected brief rain showers.

To date, the province of Bukidnon and

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The largest in Russia pingvinary built in Krasnoyarsk

Krasnoyarsk. December 1. In Krasnoyarsk park flora and fauna "Swarms Stream" completed the construction pingvinariya.

 Photo source:ngs.ru

This set — the only one in the Urals and the largest in Russia. It includes two swimming pools and 30 cubic meters of water. Each of the pools has a closed water system, the system of mechanical and biological treatment of water and the creation of an artificial environment. All of this is in the biological requirements of the animals and the maximum mimics their habitat, said the press service.

 Photo source:ngs.ru

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