Droughts are now observed almost everywhere — in America, and in Europe, and in China — and in many countries there have not been such droughts for many years. They are so strong that in the Czech Republic, for the first time in a long time, hunger stones appeared from the water — stones on which, back in the 15th century, during a record drought, messages about drought and famine were engraved and a call to cry to those who see these inscriptions.
In Serbia, the rivers became so shallow that sunken German ships from the Second World War became visible, in Spain and Italy ancient structures appeared from under the water, in the USA — traces of dinosaurs, in Iraq — a Bronze Age city, in China — ancient statues. A lot of interesting things are shown from under the water, archaeologists will be able to learn and tell a lot about our history — but all this at the cost of crop failures and, at a minimum, rising food prices, and even famine in the least protected regions of the world
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The UK has launched the world’s largest offshore wind farm. It is located 89 kilometers from Yorkshire in the North Sea. The power of the station is 1.3 gigawatts. It can provide electricity to 1.4 million homes — for example, the whole of Manchester.
The area of the station is 462 square kilometers, which is more than half of New York. It has 165 Siemens Gamesa turbines with blades 81 meters long. One turn of such a turbine can power an ordinary British house for a day.
In Finland, an initiative of the authorities comes into force on Thursday, designed to reduce the number of Schengen visas issued to Russians by 10 times, Associated Press reports.
Russia is allocating $2 billion to Belarus for joint projects on import substitution, said President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko.
In the second quarter of 2022, labor productivity in the United States decreased by 4.1% compared to the previous three months, the final data from the Department of Labor showed.
In August, the index of business activity in the US manufacturing sector (ISM Manufacturing) remained at around 52.8 points, as in July, data from the Institute of Supply Management (ISM) showed.
In Spain, from September 1 until the end of the year, it will be possible to ride trains and regional trains for free. So the authorities of the country, suffering from inflation, decided to support the residents. 400 thousand people have already issued personalized tickets
Germany will pay 28 million euros to the families of Israeli athletes killed at the Munich Olympics in 1972. Then 12 Olympians died during a failed attempt to free them by the German police from the hands of Palestinian terrorists. According to Stern magazine, the families of the victims blame the German authorities for a poorly organized operation, as well as for refusing Israel to help free the hostages.
The dispute over compensation has been going on for several decades, but yesterday the parties finally came to a consensus on the amount of payments. The agreement with relatives also provides for the study of the causes of the tragedy. Which includes, in particular, the creation of a commission of German and Israeli historians.
Sweden has banned the use of electric scooters on sidewalks. According to the new law, from September 1, electric scooters are only allowed to ride on cycle paths, and the vehicle must be parked in specially designated areas, Dagens Nyheter reports.
The exact amount of the fine has not yet been determined. It is assumed that it will be determined by the Attorney General after the first recorded violation. For example, for cyclists who ride on sidewalks, the fine is now 500 SEK (47 euros).
Norway’s Equinor has reported that Russia has completed its full withdrawal from the Kharyaga PSA. As part of the withdrawal from Kharyaga, the company, in accordance with applicable sanctions, covered the decommissioning obligations accumulated over the years. As a result, Equinor no longer has projects in Russia.
The Chinese payment system UnionPay has banned the service of its cards issued by foreign banks in POS-terminals of Russian acquiring banks that are under sanctions, RBC reports, citing sources in banks and an interlocutor in the payment market.
The French Air Liquide, one of the world’s largest producers of gases, technologies and services for industry, has announced that it is withdrawing from Russian projects and ceases operations in Russia. At the same time, the company announced the termination of the consolidation of the results of operations of Russian assets into the group from September 1.
The National Statistical Committee of Belarus (Belstat) has stopped publishing data on the state of the external public debt and the execution of the budget of the republic within the framework of the special data dissemination standard (SDDS) of the IMF.
«Rosgeologiya» in the first half of the year received 519.7 million rubles of net profit under IFRS against a loss of 1.984 billion rubles for the same period last year, the state holding reports.
The Swedish Electrolux AB, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of household appliances, has decided to leave the Russian market and sell the Russian business to local management, according to its press release.
The spin-off company will continue to service Electrolux products previously sold in Russia. Electrolux itself does not manufacture goods in the Russian Federation and will not supply its products to a Russian company, according to its press release.
Apple’s operating system has overtaken Android as the number of mobile devices in the US, according to Counterpoint Research.
The James Webb Space Telescope has photographed a planet outside the solar system for the first time in history. Previously, exoplanets were photographed only with ground-based telescopes, which did not allow them to be studied in detail. The planet in the image is about 5 to 10 times as massive as Jupiter and is 385 light-years from Earth.
The corridor of the basic OSAGO tariff for most categories of car owners will be expanded by 26% up and down from September 13, the Central Bank of the Russian Federation said.
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