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Produced the first complete catalog of the plants of the Earth

Botanists from the Royal Gardens Kew in the UK and the Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis in the United States have completed work on a complete catalog of the world's plant, which included 1.25 million of them

Work on the catalog botanists began in 1999, when one of the international symposium was announced issue of confusion in the names of species. Because of this confusion, it was sometimes impossible to determine whether the plant is medicinal or poisonous, IA inright.ru.

At the end of December this year, researchers announced completion of their work — they managed to create the

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The court ordered to clean debris from the ponds in the Frunze district of St. Petersburg

The Court granted the St. Petersburg city prosecutor and ordered one of the municipalities to clean debris from the ponds in the Frunze district, said Tuesday the site of the General Prosecutor's Office.

"Prosecutors Frunze district of St. Petersburg has reviewed performance by officials of the district administration of environmental legislation and protect the environment. Established that a number of ponds located in the Frunze district, is not included in the targeted programs for the cleaning of water bodies," — said in a statement.

In this case, according to prosecutors, according to the statute of intra-municipality of Saint Petersburg "The

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Snowfall in Chile

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In Russia, on January 4 will be a partial eclipse of the Sun

January 4th in Russia will be seen first partial solar eclipse of 2011. It will be seen in Moscow and St. Petersburg, as well as in most of the rest of Russia. True, unless you are lucky with the weather, say the Institute of Applied Astronomy of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

Candidate of Sciences Nikolai Zheleznov of the Institute of Applied Astronomy of the Russian Academy of Sciences reported that the January 4, 2011 at 9 hours 30 minutes orb will appear before the eyes of the curious in a truncated form. When partial solar eclipse will be closed

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In the Czech Republic due to a malfunction stopped one power plant

Fourth unit of the Czech nuclear power plant Dukovany was again stopped due to the malfunction of the main sealing valves, the Czech news agency CTK said spokesman Petr Spilka station. According to him, to repair faults take several days. Spilka said that the problem is "to break the sealing system, misses a larger volume of water in the cooling system than is necessary under the standard."

Press Secretary Dukovany stressed that the environment "is no danger of leakage of radioactive water."

In early April, the fourth unit EDU was also stopped when the fault was detected vent pipe reactor

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In Brest, Belarus on the street. Quay blossom dandelions

Despite the late fall, is relatively warm and sunny weather.

On the street. Quay in Brest in some places blooming dandelions. Usually, they bloom in late spring and summer, and the October bloom is relatively rare.

However, it is not out of the ordinary event, and nothing surprising in this. All because of the absence of strong frosts and high daytime temperatures. Of course, this is not the blooming fields, but the fact is curious.

Photo: Andrew Gorscharik

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In Minsk, established an unusually dry autumn

Unusually dry autumn was in Belarus in the season.

"Almost a month meteorological conditions in the country have formed anticyclones — according to the website of the National Hydrometeorological.

— One after another, they kept mostly dry weather. In Belarus, for example, such a long period of dry weather at this time not been seen in more than a century all the instrumental record, "- says the experts.

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New to the South Kurils bird species discovered by scientists on the island of Kunashir

Employees of the State Reserve "Kuril" during bird surveys on Lake Sandy found about 250 individuals Black-necked Grebe — new to the Southern Kurils species of birds, the site of the reserve.

"Certain groups of grebes, numbering up to 40 individuals, fed and rested in all the waters of Sandy Lake — the largest freshwater lake island of Kunashir," — said in a statement.

Scientists point out that so far in the domestic literature was no mention of the presence of the bird species in the southern Kuril Islands.

Black-necked Grebe (Podiceps nigricollis) is found on every continent except Australia

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China: Experts shocked by giant hail

According to local residents, the Sichuan giant hailstones fell, weighing up to 600 grams, the experts are shocked.

On a sunny day had the great castle, which has witnessed a large number of people poured into the streets after his fall. However, experts have some doubts about his "earthly" descent. This is probably a large ice fragments of the meteorite, which fell apart in the atmosphere.

Near the town of Sheki Nga province of Sichuan, are still visible traces by a large block of ice about half a meter in diameter and weighing 600 grams.

The local community, the

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Athens air was dirtier

The air pollution in Athens reached frightening figures. And in the summer and winter in the city you can watch a real smog. Its appearance is attributed to the fact that during the crisis the citizens to heat their homes began to use lower-quality and environmentally friendly fuels.

For example, the increasing popularity began to use conventional wood. As the recent measurements of harmful air suspensions in Athens is 150 mg/m3. This is three times higher than the permissible values. Particularly deplorable situation appears in the northern and western suburbs of Athens, and now he could, from time to

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