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The Ministry of Defence said it was preparing for every eventuality and worst case scenario in its security plans for the Games.
With the mention of North Eastern Province, draught and famine ring to your mind almost automatically. These situations continue to ruin flora and fauna, and now are threatening to eat into education. As NTVs Ray Polo reports, daily school trips within Wajir West District are nothing short of a battle for the strong and the hopeful.
The Hubble Space Telescope is capable of taking images of stars so far away, that it would require light 60 million years to travel.
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Today Climate Change CC-20100722-27077-RUS Russia [Asia] Siberia Yenisei Region
In the zone of the Yenisei Siberia, the permafrost is, on average, ten meters thick, this year has already been melted to a depth of 3.5 meters, compared to a usual maximum of three meters at the end of summer. Weather Spain heat wave sweeping across Europe has caused a significant reduction in Arctic ice. The current heat wave plaguing Europe is setting record highs in the reduction of surface ice in the Arctic, reported the Federal Service for Hydrometeorology and Environment in Russia (SFHMR). "June has set a record thaw. If the recent temperatures are maintained, by August, we will have a record low of the surface of sea ice in the Arctic," said the head of SFHMR Alexander Frolov. He recalled that a similar situation was observed in 2007, when the Arctic ice surface in late summer fell to 4.4 million square kilometres, compared to the norm of 8 million and 11 million in summer and winter. Among the negative consequences of melting ice and glaciers, Frolov said is the water level rise in the global ocean, which can lead to flooding of coastal islands and vast territories, the destruction of ecosystems and the extinction of numerous species of fish and animals. At the same time, Frolov said at present there is no reason to make "catastrophic predictions related to global warming," according to the Russian news agency Itar-Tass. "The current heat wave does not confirm or deny the theory of global warming," said the expert, who pointed out that to make conclusions in this field observations are required for at least thirty years. Meanwhile, the press claims that the unprecedented Russian summer heat wave has claimed lives and forecasts promise it will be repeated in the coming years, threatening the gradual melting of permafrost, which occupy 69 percent of Russian territory. In Igarka City, north of the Arctic Circle, where buildings are erected on concrete piers, several homes have dangerous cracks, forcing the evacuation of its occupants, according to the same source.