Nature

Mostly Sunny in Bulgaria Today

Today, the weather across Bulgaria will be mostly sunny. In the morning, fog or low clouds expected only in some lowland areas. A light south-southwest wind will blow in the eastern part of the country.

Maximum temperatures between 11C and 16C, in Sofia - around 12C. Atmospheric pressure will drop but will remain higher than average for the month.

5.6 Earthquake Off the Coast of Indonesia

An earthquake of magnitude 5.6 on the Richter scale has been recorded in the Ceram Sea off the coast of Indonesia, the Euro-Mediterranean Meteorological Center reported.

The earthquake was registered late last night. The epicenter is located 272 kilometers south of Sorong in West Papua and is 30 kilometers deep.

There are no reports of casualties or destruction.

Weather Forecast: Maximum Temperatures mostly between 9C and 14C

Today, cloud cover over much of the country will be considerable. In the afternoon, rain is forecast in the west, and later in central Bulgaria, as well. Light south winds will continue to blow, increasing to moderate in the east.

Maximum temperatures mostly between 9C and 14C. Atmospheric pressure will drop and be below average for the month.

Plan introduced to address possible activation of Santorini volcano

Greece's civil protection agency issued a plan for addressing the consequences of a possible activation of the volcano of Santorini, state-run news agency ANA-MPA reported Thursday.

An official from the General Secretariat for Civil Protection told the news agency the specific scenario, named "Talos," is part of an umbrella master plan to prepare for any natural disaster. 

Air Pollution Costs the World $ 8 Billion a Day

Global cost of fossil-fueled air pollution is $ 8 billion a day, or roughly 3.3% of global economic output, according to BGNES.

The report from the Center for Energy and Clean Air Research (and the Greenpeace Branch in Southeast Asia) is the first to evaluate global air pollution costs, specifically by burning of oil, gas and coal.

Weather Forecast: Maximum Temperatures between 6C and 11C

Today, from north to south, clouds will break and rain will stop, at the latest in the far southern areas. Moderate west-southwesterly winds will switch to the northwest and pick up in the afternoon, bringing cold air. Maximum temperatures expected between 6C and 11C. Atmospheric pressure will rise and be higher than the average for the month.

Sofia's Air is Dangerous Again

The air in Sofia was dangerously polluted last night, according to official data from the municipality, BNR reported. Exceedance of the reference limits for the content of fine particulate matter in the air has been reported by all stations except the one in the Kopitoto mountain area and the non-working one in the Nadezhda neighborhood.

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