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Five major green events in 2011

Environmentalists in the International Year of Forests will celebrate several anniversaries — as joyful (anniversaries WWF and Greenpeace) and tragic (the Chernobyl disaster), and will fight against the introduction of quotas for polar bears in Chukotka.

Year of Forests

UN General Assembly adopted in December 2006, a resolution declaring 2011 the "International Year of Forests" to support efforts to implement sustainable forest management worldwide. Year of Forests will be officially opened at the ninth session of the UN Forest Forum to be held in New York from January 24 to February 4. The world community is going to preserve the

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Russian architects drafted bioclimatic Ark

Russian architects have developed a stand-alone building project "Ark", reports NEWSru.com.

Construction can provide its residents all the resources in any areas, including seismic and stay afloat when picked up sea levels, according to the materials of architectural studio of Alexander Remizov.

Bioclimatic building with an autonomous life support system, developed as a response to possible climate change on the planet. The project's goal was to create a healthy and comfortable living environment for people.

"Technology bioclimatic building is designed for quick implementation in any situation: land, water, extreme conditions of the south or the north, the removal of

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About 90% of coral off the coast of Malaysia are dead

Approximately 90% of corals off the coast of Malaysia has already killed the global warming, and the reefs may never recover from its effects, said Thursday in releasing the Malaysian Star newspaper interview a marine biologist, Professor, University of Science Malaysia Zulfugar Yasin (Zulfigar Yassin).

A week ago, the Department of Marine Sanctuaries Malaysia announced a temporary closure to the public, including snorkeling and scuba diving, at least 15 districts in the area of the country. It happened after a conducted between June 4 to July 19, showed that 60 to 90% of corals off the coast of the

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Amendment Russian UN Convention on Climate sooner or later will be accepted

Amendment to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, proposed by Russia, sooner or later will be accepted, "no other way", said the head of the Russian delegation at the talks in Qatar, presidential adviser, special representative of the president on climate Alexander Bedritsky.

Russia in May, sent to the secretariat of the Convention to make a formal proposal to the text amendment, according to which the Annex 1 and 2 of the Convention — the list of countries that determine what obligations is a country — should be reviewed periodically in the light of the current socio-economic development

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Russia does not consider the UN climate talks in Qatar successful

UN talks on climate change in Qatar, which ended on December 8, can not be considered successful because they have not brought significant results for the process of international cooperation in this area, told reporters presidential adviser, Special Representative of the President for Climate Alexander Bedritsky.

"I must admit that the results of the conference in Qatar were not relevant to the process of cooperation in reducing the burden on the environment," — said Bedritsky at a news conference at RIA Novosti on Thursday.

He noted that an amendment to the Kyoto Protocol that runs the second period of

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Climate change is pushing polar bears to the point of no return

The gradual decline in the number of polar bears, as the climate changes in the Arctic may change to a sharp and significant decline if it will be some kind of a "point of no return", Canadian researchers concluded in a paper published in the journal Biological Conservation.

Environmentalists include polar bears (Ursus maritimus) to the species most vulnerable to global warming in the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) from 2009, polar bears top the list of animals that global climate change is in danger of extinction. According to the authors of the report, at the present rate of growth in

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Largest metropolis rapidly sinking

To all those who have not yet had time to visit the capital of Thailand, it is recommended to do so in the near future. Because by 2020, a significant part of Bangkok disappear under water.

Thai scientists believe that such a fate awaits one of the largest cities in South Asia, RIA "Novosti". This stems from the coming flood will, as usual, the global climate change. If sustained by the same rate, in Bangkok and at least eight cities in the region in the next ten years is expected to total or partial flooding, the director of the Research

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The number of severe weather events in Russia over the past 20 years, growing at 6% annually

Number of severe weather events in Russia over the past 20 years, growing at 6% per year, told reporters the presidential adviser on climate change, Alexander Bedritsky. At the same time, he said, the minimum number of years, by which to judge climate change — that's 30 years old.

According A.Bedritskogo from 1961. and 1990 winters in Russia became warmer, but stable growth summer temperatures were observed.

A.Bedritsky said that up to 2010. will be given to evaluation of strategic forecasting temperatures in the Russian Federation, which was made in 2005. Adviser said that this forecast between 2005 and 2010.

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Prepare a new global climate agreement for two years really

Prepare a new global agreement on climate change by 2012 is possible, says presidential advisor, the special representative on climate change, Alexander Bedritsky.

The UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, to counteract the adverse climate change, has been signed by 180 countries of the world and entered into force on 21 March 1994. This document contains no quantitative commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. These settings are contained in the Kyoto Protocol, which came into force in 2005. It expires in 2012, but until the new climate agreement could be reached.

"It is hoped that by 2012, the end

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In 2010, extreme weather events have resulted in the death of 21 thousand people

During the first 9 months of 2010, victims of elements was 2.5 times more than for the whole of 2009.

As RIA "News", these data were published the NGO Oxfam International on the first day of the Conference of the Parties of the Framework Convention on Climate Change in Cancun, Mexico.

According to the report, Oxfam, 2010 "goes on to record" by the number of extreme weather events. As the most global of them says flooding in Pakistan (about two thousand dead, the damage at 9.7 billion dollars) and summer temperatures in Russia, exceed an average of 7.8 degrees

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