In the Black Sea off the coast of Anapa earthquake

The earthquake occurred on Monday night in the Black Sea off the coast of Anapa, told RIA Novosti the press service of the Emergencies Ministry in Krasnodar region.

"At 21.00 MSK Monday in the Black Sea, 40 kilometers from the coast of Anapa quake registered a force of about 3 points," — said the source.

Following the earthquake, no injuries, no adverse effects.

RIA Novosti

Japanese nuclear power plant occurred on a new fire

As reported, a fire occurred at the nuclear power plant "Tokai-2" in the Japanese prefecture of Ibaraki. No threat of release of radiation.

According to reports, there were a fire at the facility for recycling and was quickly eliminated, according to ITAR-TASS.

Meanwhile, the government plans to conduct stress tests for all nuclear reactors of the country, the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Banri Kaieda. Authorities want to assess the degree of risk to the plant in case of a major earthquake and tsunami that caused the accident at the nuclear power plant "Fukushima-1".


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Albatross prove: a hundred years of mercury in the biosphere has doubled

Analysis of the black-footed albatross feathers showed a doubling of their content of organic mercury. Since these birds are the culmination of the food pyramid, the fact that the accumulation of mercury may be relevant to other "sovereign" predators, including to humans. Black-footed albatross (photo Larry Meade).

Probably the most exciting research in the field of environmental security — surveillance wandering various unpleasant substances on ecosystems. How the toxin, which resulted in the sea near Australia, appeared a year later in a nearby supermarket? Talk of the complexity of such studies have become common place. Not only

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Heavy snow and icy conditions to return to central Russia on Tuesday

New Mediterranean cyclone, which will come on Tuesday in the central regions of European Russia, will bring heavy snow, blizzards, ice will form in places, according to the Russian Hydrometeorological Center.

"Weather in the CFD will change very quickly. With the approach of warm weather atmospheric front starts to deteriorate in the south of the district on Monday — there will be heavy rainfall in the form of snow and rain amid strong winds of up to 15-20 meters per second, the formation of ice in some places" — said in a statement.

According to meteorologists, the bad weather on

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Monsoon raged

Unusually this year behaved Asian monsoon. It started much later than usual and slowly gaining strength. As a result, the peak of the monsoon rains, which are common in South-East Asia is in July, this year occurred in August. September 15 — the average date of the monsoon, but this year he did not abate thinks.

The weekend rains fell on Thailand. Disaster victims are more than 80. Many tourists rains seriously spoiled vacation. Actually, in some parts of Thailand due to flooding remains a problem with the drinking water. Eroded some of the roads, making it difficult to

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Malaysia is ready to experiment with GM mosquitoes

Members of organizations to protect the environment in Malaysia have expressed alarm over the government's experiment to use genetically modified mosquitoes to fight dengue. This kind of fever is transmitted by female mosquitoes, and can cause high fever and even lead to death. Currently, the disease is no effective vaccines and treatments. Male mosquitoes genetically bred Malaysian government and the British firm, mating with the females will not have to give more offspring, or the offspring will have shorter life cycle. This should help to reduce the mosquito population. The Malaysian government plans to test how these mosquitoes will

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At Japanese nuclear explosion

The explosion and the release of white smoke occurred on Saturday at the earthquake Japanese nuclear power plant "Fukushima-1", where previously there were meltdown of the nuclear fuel. By reportedly injured several people. The incident occurred on the first nuclear reactor in 16:00 local time (10:00 MSK). Previously, in order to prevent the destruction of the reactor containment was conducted in an atmosphere of dumping of radioactive steam. Then, in the cooling circuits of the reactor began to pump fire pumps sea water. "Fukushima" — the world's largest nuclear power complex, it supplies energy Tokyo. Actually consists

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Emergency Ministry in the DFO group increased from moving typhoon

Russian Emergencies Ministry has increased to nearly 15 thousand people grouping its operational forces in the regions of the Far Eastern Federal District (DFO) in anticipation of moving typhoon "Bolaven" (Bolaven) in Magadan and Sakhalin regions, according to the Office on Thursday.

"In high alert in six regions of DFO (Primorye, Khabarovsk Krai, the Jewish Autonomous Region, Amur, Magadan and Sakhalin regions) are 14.85 and 3.36 thousand thousand pieces of equipment," — said in a statement.

MOE notes that the group was considering bringing in high alert units departments in Sakhalin and Magadan regions.

According to some data the ministry,

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Wolves in Transcarpathia bitten 30 sheep in one attack

Wolves again hostility manifested in Verkhovyna district Transcarpathia. On the outskirts of Intermountain — Tarnica grazing tract, where there was a flock of sheep and goat owners Potochina residential area, the wolves come out of the woods and boldly attacked the sheep …

This one here did not recall that so openly aggressive predators attacked the sheep. Poor old shepherd missed a herd of nearly three dozen animals. Significant harm to people, given the fact that the sheep were not immune to the troubles. The community needs shooting "techs" forest that every year disturbing peace mountains And they often become

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India to hit showers, 70 people died

At least 70 people have died in India as a result of heavy rain, which did not stop for 10 days.

According to local media reports, the largest number of victims reported in the western state of Gujarat, where a natural disaster has killed almost 50 people. Dozens dead — in Himachal Pradesh, there are victims in Andhra Pradesh and other Indian regions.

In addition, the rains hit the state of Maharashtra. In its capital, Mumbai, on Tuesday for 12 hours 148.9 mm of rain fell, which is more than almost the monthly norm. Rains caused traffic jams in the

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