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China lowers its CO2 emissions by 1.4 billion tons — climatologists

Climate scientists compared the compilation of local data on emissions of carbon dioxide in the provinces of China with the national statistics and found that national data understate the amount of CO2 produced about 1.4 billion tons of carbon dioxide per year, which is comparable to the annual emissions in Russia, according to an article published in the journal Nature Climate Change.

The Kyoto Protocol of the Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), which entered into force in 2005, contains quantitative commitments by developed countries to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The protocol provides two project-based mechanisms to reduce emissions, as

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Why climate change is coming

I'm sure many have noticed that every year, the weather conditions change, the spring — not spring, the winter is not like the winter. Most recently, a joint expedition completed drilling over a deep hole in the Arctic Ocean.

A report on the results of this expedition was made Academician Valentin Sergienko. The fact that no one had touched the eternal ocean submarine permafrost began to crumble.

Perhaps this is due to the active development of humanity too, people are actively using Washing? machine, iron, cars, planes, cut down forests and pollute the water.

Melting permafrost is accompanied by

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More than 500 global targets can not save the world from a possible ekokatastrofy

The global economy is still on the path of unsustainable development, despite the more than 500 different international agreements and goals — it may cause irreversible consequences for the environment, according to another report Global Environment Outlook, prepared by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP).

The authors of the fifth version of the 500-page report, published on the eve of UNEP Conference on Sustainable Development "Rio +20", which will take place in Brazil on 20-22 June, urged the workshop participants not only to reaffirm their commitment to the transition to sustainable development, but and much more work in this direction.

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Scientists: Global trade would lead to the disappearance of 30% of the animals of the Earth

Industrialized countries contribute to reducing the population to about 30% of animal species, buying food and industrial products, the production of which live in developing countries organized plantations and industrial construction in the felled forests and destroyed ecosystems, climate scientists say in a paper published in the journal Nature.

Environmental and climatological effects of many forms of human activity is extremely difficult to evaluate and predict. The expansion of trade exchange in the last two decades of the last century, the development of transnational corporations and the increase in demand led to the expansion of agricultural land and the massive

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In the Arkhangelsk region launched the project Climate Change and Water Resources Management

In the Government of the Arkhangelsk region held a coordination meeting, which was the start of a new international project "Climate Change and Water Resources Management: the objectives, the joint solution."

As the correspondent of IA REGNUM, a project was initiated at the beginning of last year through a partnership of the Government of the Arkhangelsk region and the Working Group of the Barents Euro-Arctic Council for the Protection of the Environment and is financially supported by Nordic Council of Ministers.

The goal of the program is global — to contribute towards a comprehensive strategy to adapt to climate change

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The increasing concentration of CO2 in the Arctic for six years ahead of the calculations of scientists

The concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere in April was 400 parts per million (ppm) — a value such that scientists project that figure was reached only in 2016, the website of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration of the USA (NOAA).

According to calculations by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), to a 90% chance to avoid catastrophic and irreversible climate change, it is necessary to keep the 2050 CO2 at 450 ppm, an increase in global average temperature to 2 degrees Celsius. In the pre-industrial concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere should not exceed 280 ppm.

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Rare butterfly expanded habitat due to climate change

Brown blues greatly expanded their habitat in the UK due to the fact that climate change has extended growing season caterpillars of these butterflies and allowed them to move to a new kind of food — widespread in the wild geranium, British environmentalists claim in an article published in the journal Science.

Brown blues (Aricia agestis) are among some of the rarest butterflies in the temperate climate zone. They are found in central and southern Europe, and are also found in some parts of the south of England and Russia. Small habitat of this insect is due to its "gourmandise"

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Siberian rivers poisoned Arctic Ocean mercury — climatologists

Northern Rivers were the main source of mercury in the Arctic Ocean — they actively absorb toxic compounds of the metal during the spring melting of ice and saturated with their Arctic Sea during the summer and early autumn, climate scientists say in a paper published in the journal Nature Geoscience.

Mercury and its compounds are highly toxic to the human body, and most animals. Especially dangerous is the fact that mercury can accumulate in the liver and other organs of commercial fish and animals. It is believed that the accumulation of mercury in animals at the upper levels of

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Groundwater use rising sea levels by 0.77 mm per year

Intensive use of groundwater for irrigation and other purposes adversely affected the water cycle, annually raising ocean levels during the second half of the 20th century by about 0.77 millimeters per year, say climate scientists in a paper published in the journal Nature Geoscience.

Sea level depends on the average temperature of the ice cover, the amount of runoff and other climate parameters. All these parameters affect climate change, and therefore the climatologists and oceanographers observe fluctuations in sea level. So, for the last century sea "grew" by 17 inches. A further increase in sea level could cause coastal flooding

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Coral larvae cease to recognize favorite algae

Ocean acidification leads to disruption of normal growth of coral reefs, according to Australian researchers.

A team of scientists from the School of Biology and Global Change Institute at the University of Queensland (Australia) examined the impact of "acidification" of the ocean to the growth of coral reefs.

In a study published in the April issue of the journal Ecology Letters, reported that the acidification of ocean water has a big effect on the ability of coral larvae (planul) "feel their environment."

Group leader Christopher Doropoulos believes that increasing acidity of ocean water causes coral larvae to settle in less

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