Archive for July, 2012

Greenland ice sheet melted at unprecedented rate during July

Written by webmestre on July 25, 2012. Posted in Ecology

The Greenland ice sheet melted at a faster rate this month than at any other time in recorded history, with virtually the entire ice sheet showing signs of thaw.

Deadly floods in China

Written by webmestre on July 23, 2012. Posted in Natural disasters

The heaviest rainfall to hit China’s capital Beijing in 60 years has left 37 people dead and stranded thousands at the main airport. The deluge struck on Saturday afternoon and continued into the night, flooding major roads, state media said. Roof collapses, lightning strikes and electrocution from downed power lines were among the causes of the deaths.

Scores killed in Russia flooding

Written by webmestre on July 7, 2012. Posted in Natural disasters

Moscow (CNN) — At least 103 people have died as floodwaters surge through southern Russia’s Krasnodar region, Russia’s Interior Ministry said Saturday. Of those killed, 92 are in the Krymsk district, nine in Gelendzhik district and two in the Black Sea port of Novorossiisk, the ministry said.