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Glaciers are melting mountain Altai

In the Altai Mountains due to global warming over the past forty years seventy-seven melted glaciers. The average rate of retreat of the year in these places is ten to fifteen meters. Scientists believe water supplies at risk. Glaciated Altai area is estimated at seven hundred forty-eight square kilometers, but more recently it has increased the value of five to eight. Now in the Altai Mountains has nine hundred fifty-three glacier, while in 1970 there were thirty thousand. "If we look at a longer historical perspective, the reduction of glaciers will be more noticeable. From the middle of the nineteenth

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Scientists: Wind farms have caused warming by 0.72 degrees in the U.S.

U.S. climate scientists have traced the changing climate in the vicinity of large "farms" of wind power plants in Texas and found that the appearance of such power has led to an increase in average temperatures, especially at night, by 0.72 degrees, ten years after their construction, according to the article published in the journal Nature Climate Change.

Wind farms as a source of electric power generation is rapidly gaining popularity in the United States and other industrialized countries. Windmills are cheap to produce and do not require special care, but they often interfere with their noise residents of nearby

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Warming accelerates the water cycle on land and in the ocean

In one study, a group of scientists from Australia and the U.S. shows that over the last 50 years of climate change have accelerated water cycle. Was based on data on the state of the seas and oceans from 1950 to 2000.

Scientists have determined that all of the main water reservoirs of the planet, regardless of geographical coordinates changed the salinity of water. This indicator is a sea change natural water cycle of rainfall and evaporation. Moreover, the study indicates that the process has run harder. There are suggestions that the lakes and rivers of the land is the

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The Dead Sea is dying

Rapidly reduces the level of the Dead Sea, the lowest point on the earth and has healing properties for many years causing concern among environmentalists. Ongoing research, led by researchers at Tel Aviv University and the Hebrew University, show that the water level in the Dead Sea rose and fell hundreds of meters in the last 200 thousand years. Director of the Research Center of the Dead Sea Prof. Zvi Ben-Avraham and Prof. Mordechai Stein of the Geological Survey of Israel investigated the deep well drilled 460 meters, where they found deposits dating back more than 200,000 years. These samples

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Geologists have found a zone of anomalous growth of glaciers in the Himalayas

MOSCOW, April 15 — RIA Novosti. French geologists discovered the abnormal area of ice cover in the Great Himalayas, where local glaciers gradually gaining weight, and not decrease, as do the rest of ice massifs in the mountains and across the globe, according to a paper published in the journal Nature Geoscience.

It is believed that climate change is largely manifested today in the reduction of glaciers in the polar regions and at high altitudes in other areas of the Earth. In February 2012, the U.S. climate scientists estimated the total loss of the global ice cover by GRACE

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China goes underground

Currently, more than 50 cities in China observed subsidence ground. The situation is compounded every year. It is predicted that in a few decades, some cities may disappear entirely. The main reason is the excessive use of groundwater.

According to a report in mid-March, the Ministry of Land and Natural Resources of the PRC, except for the major Chinese cities of Shanghai, ground subsidence is recorded in more than 50 cities. The total area of the surface subsidence of more than 200 mm is 79 thousand square meters. m situation is particularly serious in Beijing, Tianjin, Hangzhou and Xi'an.

Among

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Scientists thought that the oceans surface, warmed up to 0.6 degrees

Scientists using data from the expedition of the XIX century, determined that the temperature in the surface layer of the World Ocean in the last 135 years has risen by 0.6 degrees, the Internet portal LiveScience referring to a study published in the journal Nature Climate Change.

The study, conducted by researchers from the University of California, San Diego, with the support of the American administration Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) found that global "warming" of the ocean occurred over 100 years ago. Comparing data 1872-1876 British expedition's with modern, scientists have calculated that the "growth" of temperatures over the

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In the depths of the ocean reduces the amount of cold dense water

A significant decrease in the number of cold deep water — so nazyvaemyhantarkticheskih bottom water — in the Southern Ocean in the years 1980-2000.

Sara Perks at Washington State University, and Gregory Johnson of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (USA) found that the Antarctic Bottom Water mass decreases at an average rate of about 8 million tons / s, which is about 50 times greater than the average volume flow of Mississippi and four times less Gulf Stream in the Florida Straits.

Antarctic bottom water layer, the temperature is below zero (dark blue areas indicate very

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Australian Aborigines accused of the extinction of giant kangaroo

An international team of researchers found that the cause of the extinction of giant kangaroos and other Australian megafauna was not climate change and human impact. The article was published in the journal Science, its discussion can be read on the Australian site The Conversation.

Scientists have studied the number and composition of fungal spores in ancient sediments swamp "Crater Lynch" in the north-east Queensland over the past 130,000 years. As herbivores live in a litter special mushrooms, then knowing the number and distribution of spores (they are stored in marsh sediments), researchers have received detailed information on the prevalence

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Changes in the weather in Antarctica can harm the health of baby seals

Severe storms and high humidity in the Antarctic due to global climate change, may lead to death of baby seals in the first months of life, according to a paper published in the journal Physiological and Biochemical Zoology.

Changing weather conditions, which is forecast meteorologists expect in the coming decades coast of Antarctica and the islands will affect its thermoregulation seal pups and may increase mortality, the article says.

"If true climate models that predict changes in the weather in Antarctica for the next 10 years, baby seals, according to our estimates, will have less weight … perhaps unfavorable force

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