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ene 14 2013

Activity Persists in Kamchatka Volcanoes

Moscow, Jan 12 (Prensa Latina) Two of the volcanoes of Kamchatka, Shiveluch and Kizimen, continued today spewing ashes to a height of six kilometers above sea level, according to the Geophysical Observatory in the Russian Far East peninsula.

Currently there are four active colossus that comprise the volcanic system “Kliuchevskaya”, in a string of intense seismic activity that began late last November, when the Plovsky Tolbachink volcano, dormant for 36 years, awoke.

According to the Geophysics Department of the Academy of Sciences of Russia, located in Petro Pavlosk Kamchatki, the phenomenon for the time being poses no threat to the villages near the volcano.

The report issued today indicates that more than 250 tremors were detected in the volcano Kizimen, and the strongest of them spewed ashes from a height of up to 4.4 kilometers above sea level, with a perimeter of diffusion of about 30 kilometers in the southern side of the mountain.

The glare caused by lava is noticeable at night, experts said.

Also inside the colossus Plovsky Tolbachik systematic shocks persist with the emission of lava to the surface.

The Center for Volcanology issued on Wednesday an “orange” alert (medium intensity) for international aviation because of the danger that represents the emissions of gas, ashes and volcanic particles.

The Kamchatka peninsula, in the Russian Far East, is part of the area of high seismic activity of the Pacific Ring of Fire.

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ene 11 2013

Japan: Fukushima Disaster Cleanup Sloppy

Tokyo, Jan 9 (Prensa Latina) The Japanese government criticized today the bad quality of the clean up works on radioactive material in the ruins of the nuclear plant of Fukushima, after a visit to the vestiges of the plant.

Japanese Environment Vice Minister Shinji Inoue verified there is carelessness, despite the most important Japanese companies are working on the project.

These companies were in charge of cleaning the cities and towns close to the plant, first affected by a quake and later destroyed by a tsunami in March 2011.

Japan newspaper Asahi Shimbum said the cleaning of those places has not been carried out with the right professionalism.

The trash caused by several elements, including sewer water and remains, has driven to close rivers.

A report by the Japanese Environment Ministry said that at least in two cases, the pouring of liquid and solid remains into open sources during the decontamination works, has been clearly verified.

According to the local ecological regulations, the water used to clean should be purified to take to the environment later, while the other remains require storing, until the moment to recycle them has come, if possible.

The Japanese government ordered the companies to investigate the situation and present a report on it before Friday.

The decontamination works are being carried out by four important companies, with a tag of over hundreds million dollars.

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ene 10 2013

Fires Caused by Heat Wave to be Put Out in Australia

Canberra, Jan 8 (Prensa Latina) Australian Fire Department tries to put out hundreds of fires that occurred in this country in the midst of the heat wave and strong winds that ravage the driest inhabited continent in the world.

TV reports showed how hundreds of people were forced to flee their homes in the southeast, while others preferred to take refuge in their homes surrounded by flames and temperatures above 45 degrees Celsius.

During the heat wave that has lasted a week, fires have been reported in five of the six states of the oceanic nation, with more than 137 in New South Wales and in wooded areas of Canberra.

Hundreds of homes, mostly in the island of Tasmania, have been destroyed by fires and many people have disappeared, but there is no an official figure.

At dawn on Tuesday, about 40 fires remained out of control as thousands of fire-fighters and 60 aircraft were trying to put them out.

In Sydney, where temperatures reached 41.8 degrees Celsius, thousands of people packed the beaches, while in zoos caregivers watered the animals with hoses.

The Australian Bureau of Meteorology specified that the climate phenomenon, which began on December 27, 2012, has been the harshest in more than 80 years in this state.

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ene 10 2013

Dengue Fever Cases Increase in Barbados

Bridgetown, Jan 8 (Prensa Latina) Barbados experienced an increase in cases of dengue fever in 2012, although reports decreased significantly in the last weeks of the year, according to a Health Ministry report released here.

Until mid-December, 391 cases proved positive to the disease and more than 1,380 thousand tests were sent to the laboratory under suspicion, while in the same period of 2011 there were 200 reports of dengue and 786 samples, the statement said.

But in the last weeks of 2012, only 43 cases were confirmed over the 68 recorded the previous year, he adds.

However, in the last weeks of 2012, only 43 cases were confirmed over the 68 recorded the previous year, it adds.

Heavy rains this month may contribute to the spread of the transmitting agent of dengue fever, authorities of the Ministry of Health alerted and called to check all places where there could be standing water.

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ene 08 2013

Messages on “Insecure Haiti” Refuted

Port-au-Prince, Jan 7 (Prensa Latina) The Communications Ministry of Haiti leads today a campaign refuting a list the US and European media circulate placing Haiti among the most unsafe countries in the world, an allegation it declares false and to prove otherwise it quotes reports from different international bodies.

For instance, those sources remind that in Central America and the Caribbean, countries like Honduras, El Salvador, Jamaica, Dominican Republic and Bahamas are much more violent than Haiti.

Communications Minister Ady Jean Gardy stressed that such lies will not stall national recovery fro the Jan 2010 massive earthquake.

An official report issued Jan 2nd also invites to visit a tranquil Haiti as response to the hostile “warnings”. Washington and Ottawa, for example, told their citizens not to travel to the Caribbean country or to be cautious if they are residents because of the “rising crime rates.”

The Office of Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe noted the Executive efforts to reinforce its law enforcement and improve sanitation, along the commitment to expand Police rise 50 percent, goals enjoying international support while contradicting the negative mesages hurting official dedication to land world prominence.

Mr. Lamothe also hoped more investments and visitors will flock this 2013 to benefit with the profits of the multiple advantages that Haiti is now offering “with the bids open to do business”.

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ene 07 2013

A Hundred Missing and Thousands Evacuated after Fires in Australia

Canberra, Jan 6 (Prensa Latina) One hundred people were reported missing in Australia after forest fires swept through the south of the island of Tasmania.

Tasmania’s police spokesman, Scott Tilyard, informed the media about the possibility of finding mortal victims in the rubble of hundred houses burnt in several populations of the state, located in southeastern Australia.

Nearly three thousand people were evacuated from their homes and many are in emergency shelters when the fires devoured more than 120.000 hectares in east and west Hobart, the capital of the region, and there are also blocked roads.

The most affected community is Dunalley, 50 kilometers from Hobart, where 70 households (30 percent of the buildings) were destroyed and the main street was devastated, with the local school reduced to ashes due to fire sparked by temperatures of up to 41.3 degrees Celsius in some parts of the island, the highest recorded since 1880.

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ene 06 2013

One killed as cyclone hits New Caledonia

Noumea, Jan 3 (AFP) One man was killed and another was missing after Cyclone Freda hit New Caledonia, as landslides blocked roads and high winds downed power lines, officials in the French Pacific territory said Thursday.

Wind gusts had weakened to 90 kilometres per hour (60 miles per hour) as it moved towards the east Caledonian island of Mare, after hitting the Solomon Islands earlier this week as a destructive storm with gusts reaching 231 kph.

High commissioner Albert Dupuy told reporters in the capital Noumea that one man had drowned in high seas whipped up by Freda, while an 18-year-old male was missing after attempting to cross a swollen river.

Some 3,200 people were without power, Dupuy said, adding that multiple roadways were blocked by landslides or flooding.

The storm was moving eastward at 30 kph and set to leave the New Caledonian region over the next 48 hours, officials said.

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ene 03 2013

New Delhi suffers coldest day in 44 years

New Delhi, Jan 3 (AFP) New Delhi has suffered its coldest day in 44 years amid a cold snap across northern India, the local weather office said on Thursday.

The maximum day temperature on Wednesday reached just 9.8 degrees Celsius (49.6 degrees Fahrenheit), the lowest since the winter of 1969 when records first began, an official in the local meteorological department told AFP, with a minimum of 4.8 Celsius.

There is expected to be little respite in the coming few days with the weather office forecasting that chilly conditions will prevail.

The unusual cold has been attributed to dense fog which has obscured the sun and disrupted airports and trains, as well as icy winds from the snowy Himalayas to the north.

Winter in the Indian capital, home to 16.3 million people, usually lasts through January before giving way to spring and summer, when temperatures regularly rise to 45 degrees Celsius (113 degrees Fahrenheit).

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ene 03 2013

One killed as cyclone hits New Caledonia

Noumea (AFP) Jan 3, 2013 – One man was killed and another was missing after Cyclone Freda hit New Caledonia, as landslides blocked roads and high winds downed power lines, officials in the French Pacific territory said Thursday.

Wind gusts had weakened to 90 kilometres per hour (60 miles per hour) as it moved towards the east Caledonian island of Mare, after hitting the Solomon Islands earlier this week as a destructive storm with gusts reaching 231 kph.

High commissioner Albert Dupuy told reporters in the capital Noumea that one man had drowned in high seas whipped up by Freda, while an 18-year-old male was missing after attempting to cross a swollen river.

Some 3,200 people were without power, Dupuy said, adding that multiple roadways were blocked by landslides or flooding.

The storm was moving eastward at 30 kph and set to leave the New Caledonian region over the next 48 hours, officials said.

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ene 03 2013

Beijing Suffers One of its Worst Winters in New Year

Beijing, Jan 3 (Prensa Latina) The first days of 2013 in the Chinese capital have gone down in municipal records as one of the coldest New Years on record, with the record-breaking cold expected to last 48 hours more.

Low temperatures forced weather observers to issue a yellow alert after thermometers registered minus 14 Celsius on Tuesday, approaching the extreme record of minus 16 degrees Celsius.

These harsh winter conditions in the first days of 2013 have spread to China’s central and southern regions, threatened by further snowfall and freezing rain in coming days.

In northern regions such as the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, temperatures dropped to minus 40 degrees Celsius with snow on ground piling up to 50 centimeters in some areas of the Greater Hinggan Mountains.

Experts from the National Weather Center noted that the extreme cold is caused by the reduction of Arctic ice as a consequence of global warming, a situation that pushes cold air southward.

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