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Arabica may disappear due to climate change

A team from the Royal Botanic Gardens, UK began studying the problem of climate change impacts on natural coffee plantation grade "arabica", grown in different parts of the world. The results are hardly encouraging, especially for coffee people, as by the end of the century this kind of coffee can completely disappear.

The fact that the "Arabica" was much more sensitive to changes in climate indicators in comparison with other varieties invigorating drink and very poorly adapted to small changes. This occurs in part because the "Arabica" limited genetic potential, and any changes in the average temperature, as well

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We must prepare for climate change, says scientist

Example Ural meteorite shows that humanity must be prepared not only to the gradual, but also to the rapid changes in climate caused by natural factors, according to the founder of the Institute of Global Climate and Ecology of Roshydromet and Sciences, Academician Yuri Izrael.

Scientists have known cases of sudden changes in the Earth's climate in the past, in particular, by the fall of large meteorites. According to one theory, the fall of a large asteroid 66 million years ago led to the extinction of the dinosaurs.

"Chebarkul meteorite … makes us think about what could happen, that

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Climate change to the 22 century will dry every 5th monsoon in India

Climate change in the next 200 years will make drought and abnormally low rainfall in the monsoon season in India is much more frequent that threaten the food security of the country, the researchers report the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) in an article in the journal Environmental Research Letters.

The authors of the study using a computer model predicted the distribution of rainfall during the summer monsoon season in India from June to September, suggesting that the global average temperature of the planet by 2200 will increase by about 4.5 degrees Celsius.

Under this scenario, since 2151,

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Water quality depends on the health of trees in the vicinity of water intake

Drinking water quality is directly dependent on the health of forests growing on the watershed, according to a paper published in the journal Nature Climate Change.

Staff of the University of Natural Resources Colorado (Colorado School of Mines) concluded that the deterioration of water quality in Colorado and Wyoming (USA) due to loss of forest in the state of the epidemic pests.

After an unusually warm winter, more than four million acres (16,000 square kilometers) of pine forests in these states have been destroyed by pests — beetles beetle (Dendroctonus ponderosae). These parasites are resistant to the pine forests of

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Environmental Film Festival H2O opens in Sochi

Environmental Film Festival H2O, organized by the United Nations Development Programme United Nations, opens Friday in Sochi, said the Department of Education and Science of the resort.

Film Festival is dedicated to the Day of the Black Sea, which has become traditional for the residents and visitors alike. This year the main theme of the festival H2O sets of the UN International Year of Sustainable Energy for All.

"I hope that the documentary, addressed the theme of human impact on the environment, as part of Festival H2O will satisfy the audience and made us think about a more rational and

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WWF Russia has launched a website to raise funds for the protection of polar bears

The "Click for help" at Allforbear.com running in the Marine Mammal Protection Day, aims to draw attention to the threat of polar bears and to find the means to protect the animals from poachers, according to the developers — The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and the advertising agency BBDO Moscow.

Day to protect marine mammals and whales Day is celebrated on February 19 in 1986, when, after 200 years of ruthless extermination of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) imposed a ban on whaling. Currently only allowed aboriginal whaling exclusively for the needs of the indigenous population, as well as the

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Scientists want to find out how much water is lost annually Belukha glacier

Specialists Katunsky Biosphere Reserve in the Altai Mountains are studying how fast shrinking largest glacier Belukha, from which originated the main artery of the region — Katun River, as well as going to find out how much water is lost each year due to warming the glacier, told RIA Novosti Reserve Eugene Beskonchin.

Specialists reserve, which is included in the list of World Heritage by UNESCO, embarked on a new stage in the study of the motion of the glacier Gaebler — survey of glacial deposits. Experts believe such research is extremely important, because the glaciers contain the main reserve

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In Bolivia, the agency created by Mother Earth and climate justice

Bolivian President Evo Morales signed a law protecting the Bolivian "Mother Earth", Latin American media reported.

The new law introduces the concept of "Mother Earth", defining it as "sacred" and "dynamic living system." It also creates a special agency to protect "Mother Earth", which is responsible for protecting the rights of the earth, but has not specified terms of the beginning of this department. All state agencies of the country will be required to assist the new institution.

The law also introduced the so-called climate justice, to ensure the right to demand the Bolivian comprehensive development, which shall not

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A program to determine the level of CO2

At Arizona State University have developed a new software called "Hestia" (from gr. "Home, hearth"), which is able to determine the level of greenhouse gases in any point of the urban landscape of roads to private buildings.

The program combines advanced social base of information extraction and simulation of traffic, as well as modeling of the energy consumption from building to building. On the map with high resolution can accurately determine the level of carbon dioxide, and the results in the form of three-dimensional images available and understandable to all. Transparency and access to information will help people to

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CO2 emissions from the crisis are falling twice slower economy, scientists have found

Greenhouse gas emissions increase with economic growth, but the decline is reduced almost twice slower than GDP, as people get used to the "high-carbon" lifestyle, according to a paper published in the journal Nature Climate Change.

According to calculations of the author, Richard of York (Richard York) of the University of Oregon, in the years 1960-2008 on average for every 1% increase in GDP per capita is 0.73% increase in CO2 emissions in energy and industry, while a 1% the fall of the indicator — a 0.43% decrease in emissions of CO2.

"An important implication of this fact is that

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