Balearic Islands

Forest fires rage in Spain: in the province of Zaragoza, located in the northern part of the country, operates a large forest fire area of 50 square kilometers. The fire quickly spread to other areas, fueled by the heat and strong winds. The threat of fire remains, above all, in Leon and Zamora, as well as the Balearic Islands. In Italy, on Wednesday in many cities has been declared the third, the highest level of risk associated with a particularly hot and humid weather in the Apennines. Daytime temperatures reach 41 degrees. Authorities Italian cities are taking measures to protect its citizens from the heat: in the Roman underground for several days the passengers to go around a bottle of mineral water, set up special centers for the elderly where they can wait out the heat.

Strong forest fire in Greece covered terrain near the small town of Marathon, located to the north-east of Athens. The fire led to mass evacuation of local residents. Fire covered the hilly terrain, overgrown with pine forest, and the fire had already spread to the adjacent olive groves. Fires recorded in other parts of the country, particularly on the islands of Skyros and Evia in Aegean Sea and the Ionian island of Zakynthos. In addition, on Thursday forest fire destroyed two industrial enterprises in the industrial area west of Athens. Because of air pollution rains on the planet will be less than has learned group of researchers from the National northwestern Pacific laboratory, air pollution by industrial emissions leads to the formation of smaller raindrops that form rain clouds. A This leads to the fact that in regions where the air is more polluted by industrial and vehicle emissions, rainfall is less than in ecologically clean regions of our planet.

Scientists first showed the relationship between precipitation and air pollution. Thus, reducing harmful industrial emissions except impact on nature, environment and human health, will normalize the rainfall in the arid regions of the world and to facilitate activities of agriculture in these regions. In their study, researchers studied the situation with rainfall in China. In China only in the last 50 years air pollution has led to a decrease in rainfall by 23%. This stems from scientists and environmentalists called the increase in emissions from industry and energy because of the increased twice the population and rapid industrial development.