International Day of Climate

May 15th around the world celebrated the International Day of Climate. This day is celebrated in the environmental calendar due the need to protect our planet's climate as one of the most important resources for the well-being of present and future generations. Today, the main documents regulating activities to protect the climate, are the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, which was signed in 1992, and in 1997 signed the Kyoto Protocol.

The Kyoto Protocol deals with the control and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions in 2008-2012, all countries that have ratified it. Under the Protocol, States should make a

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Russian scientists have reported the end of global warming

Global warming ends: in the years to come decrease of temperature on a global scale, although its nature and will be sparing. This forecast was made, scientists from the Physics Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences (FIAN).

Moreover, according to research conducted by the staff Dolgoprudny Research Station of the Institute, together with colleagues from the Central Aerological Observatory of Roshydromet and Institute of Nuclear Physics, Moscow State University, the process of global cooling has already begun, ITAR-TASS reported.

After the peak in 2005, the year is the average temperature on Earth has decreased by 0.3 degrees, and returned

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The climate is changing in America faster than running away from it Mammals

Habitat of around 9.2% of mammals in North and South America may be substantially reduced in the future due to the fact that the rate of climate change will outstrip the flight of these animals in habitable areas, climate scientists say in a paper published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

In the last decade, scientists have identified cases of displacement of many animals and plants from their familiar climates to cooler due to climate change. In August 2011, British climate scientists have shown that tropical plants are moving at 17.6 km away from the equator

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Scientists: submarine permafrost in the Arctic Ocean has already destroyed

Results of the first scientific drilling permafrost in the Laptev Sea shelf suggest that submarine permafrost in the Arctic Ocean has already started to break down — it can lead to melting of the sharp rise in methane emissions, the greenhouse effect and possibly catastrophic climate change, said the chairman of the Far Eastern Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences Academician Valentin Sergienko on the Russian-German seminar on the evolution of the environment, which opened Friday in Novosibirsk.

The project on drilling in the Laptev Sea, involved six Russian and three foreign research centers. Drilling operations were conducted on

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Scientists: submarine permafrost in the Arctic Ocean has already destroyed

Results of the first scientific drilling permafrost in the Laptev Sea shelf suggest that submarine permafrost in the Arctic Ocean has already started to break down — it can lead to melting of the sharp rise in methane emissions, the greenhouse effect and possibly catastrophic climate change, said the chairman of the Far Eastern Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences Academician Valentin Sergienko on the Russian-German seminar on the evolution of the environment, which opened Friday in Novosibirsk.

The methane content in the groundwater wells reaches 10-40% or higher on the results of drilling in April 2012.

The project

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Altai glaciers covered with forests instead

Instead of the glaciers in the Altai Mountains, soon there will be forests, scientists say. Due to climate change the ice massif there are rapidly declining. Over the past 40 years 77 glaciers melted. This trend, according to specialists, Altai State University to continue in the coming decade.

Altai glaciers began to melt in the middle of the 19th century and during that time retreated a half to two miles. In the year disappears in about 10-15 feet of ice, told the "Voice of Russia" Assistant Professor of Geography at the Altai State University Oleg Ostanin

"It belongs to the

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River pigs dying of hunger

Experts warn that this species of mammals could disappear in the next few years. Chinese media have reported that since the beginning of this year, killing 16 of river dolphins. This species is in danger of extinction, and experts believe the causes contributing to the extinction of these mammals — water pollution and climate change.

Freshwater dolphins, known in China as the "river pig", live in the Yangtze River and two lakes are connected with it. Over the past two months, the City Yuyang, located on the shore of Lake Dongting in the central province of Hunan, said the 10

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Ocean smooths global warming, loss of cold water supply

Ocean over the past half a century, took over 90% of the effect of global warming, but the volume of cold bottom waters of the Antarctic, which compensated for this heat, decreased by 60% over the past 40 years, according to the Australian Scientific and industrial community of the British Commonwealth (CSIRO).

The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) announced 2001-2011 "the warmest decade in history for all the continents of the world", experts from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) The U.S. noted that 2010 was a record year for rainfall on record since 1901. In general, experts say, in

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Cause mass deaths of pelicans in Peru was the migration of sardines

Cause mass deaths of pelicans on the northern coast of Peru was the migration of sardines, which are their traditional food, said on Friday evening, the Department of Biology scientist fish oldest university in the Peruvian city of Trujillo, Carlos Bocanegra (Carlos Bocanegra). According to some data ecologists, for 10 days died here more than 1.5 thousand of these birds. "After much research it was found that most of pelicans found dead from exhaustion and the usual parasitic disease progressing rapidly in the body weakened by malnutrition birds. Called it occurred in the last month of the unexpected migration of

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Coal consumption in China has grown to epic proportions

According to the latest data, in recent years, China's appetite for coal is growing and now accounts for 46.9% of the global consumption of fossil. In 2011, the country had been used 3.8 billion tons of coal, while the whole world was listed in the figure of 8.1 billion

These facts could not ignore the environmentalists, as coal production and use are always a number of negative effects on the environment, including the poisoning of air and water pollution, greatly affecting climate change. Burning coal is the most intensive in the world as a carbon source. In fact,

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