Northern lights darkened lights of New York

Coronal mass ejection on the Sun on October 24 at approximately 22:00 MSK called magnetic storm on Earth. Many observers both in North America and Scandinavia have reported unprecedented powerful northern lights. Center for Meteorology and Oceanography, U.S. Navy (FNMOC) in Monterey, California, on Wednesday unveiled pictures of the northern lights from space.

Images made using optical and infrared cameras of American military satellites F18, transmits website Spaceweather.com. "These images show the northern lights on October 25, 01:40 GMT", — said Paul McCrone from FNMOC.

Photos have an extensive area of light, completely covering the Great Lakes of North America

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The threat of a tsunami in the Pacific was over

The threat of a tsunami in the Western Pacific, which arose after a powerful earthquake, over, Radio Liberty reports.

On the islands of Vanuatu, which was close to the epicenter of the quake a magnitude of 7.3, was recorded a short rise in sea level by 15 centimeters. To other islands, threatened by tsunami — New Caledonia and Fiji — a wave, raised the tremors did not reach at all. On any casualties or damage in the earthquake were reported.

The volume of mercury pollution in the world in 2010 amounted to 4.1 tons

The global volume of soil, water and air with mercury due to human activities in 2010 amounted to about 2 thousand tons, with pessimistic estimates increase this figure almost doubled, according to a report released Thursday by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP).

According to experts, the anthropogenic emissions of mercury in the last 20 years of relatively stable, but because of great uncertainty, and lack of data to assess their annual volume range from 1 thousand to 4.1 thousand tons.

The two main sources of mercury pollution are "artisanal" gold mining, where mercury is used to separate the metal from

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Recent studies have revealed the rapid extinction of the worlds oceans

The report of the group of scientists involved in the international assessment program Ocean (IPSO), environmentalists produced shocking results of recent research. Calculations previously accepted by the international scientific community, were wrong. The extinction of the ocean is not that just around the corner — it is almost starting.

The team consisted of scientists from different directions, writes BBC, including specialists in fish farming and problems catching fish, coral reef ecology and toxicology. All of them at once sounded the alarm.

"At the forum, each spoke of his observations, and we have summed up that today's picture

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ASF virus in sausage admitted to the Vologda region, have not been

Batch control sausages received from the Kuban to the Vologda region, did not reveal the presence in them of African swine fever virus, said on Monday regional management Rosselkhoznadzor.

Rosselkhoznadzor in Tatarstan in late September said that showed the genetic material of the virus of African swine fever in the samples from the lot of sausages, coming from the company "Kuban". This production is currently in the penitentiary facilities in several domains including Vologda — about 6 tons. The load was placed on the isolated storage and sealed, was carried out disinfection of vehicles and the area adjacent to the

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Magnetic storm on the night of March 8 will moderate power

Magnetic storm of average power due to the outbreak of class X5, occurred on the Sun at night on March 7, can begin on Earth on Thursday night, told RIA Novosti the "Institute of Applied Geophysics Academician E.Fedorova" Hydromet.

"The active region that generated the outbreak has not yet reached the most dangerous in terms of geoeffective impact position on the solar disk. Group is located in the eastern hemisphere of the Sun, 30 degrees East, which makes transportation of disturbances from the Sun in the near-Earth space. Outbreak with a flood of high-energy protons, which reached Earth, but the

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An earthquake with magnitude 5.3 occurred near the Commander Islands

Earthquake of magnitude 5.3 occurred in the Pacific Ocean near the Commander Islands, according to the Far Eastern Regional Center of MOE.

The epicenter was registered on Friday night, was located 200 kilometers south-east of the Bering Island at a depth of 33 kilometers under the seabed.

In the only settlement on the Commander — Aleutian village Nikolsky Kamchatka region, home to about 800 people, significant earthquake was not felt.

Victims or damage. The threat of a tsunami has not been announced.

In cosmic rays detected in the southern sky hot spot

Neutrino observatory IceCube, located in Antarctica near the South Pole, has allowed scientists to discover the southern half of the sky "hot spot" — a mysterious inequality in the distribution of cosmic rays with energies of tens of TeV, according to an article accepted for publication in Astrophysical Journal Letters.

IceCube observatory designed to study the flow of the most elusive particle, the neutrino, which can fly through without stopping the entire planet. The study of these particles will follow the births of supernova formation of black holes and other high-energy processes in the universe.

While the observatory is

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Radio automatic helped scientists understand how bees find their way to the colors

British biologists have uncovered the secrets of navigation bumblebees, attaching to them miniature switch Radio, which allowed researchers to observe how insects find flowers and remember their position, according to an article published in the journal PLoS One.

Many insects are able to fly for long distances in search of food during seasonal migrations or when searching for a new home. For example, bees often fly a few tens of kilometers in choosing a site for the hive, and the monarch butterfly wound hundreds of kilometers during the intercontinental migrations. Exotic bodies and techniques — Sun position sensors in the

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British Rally Green was the longest in the history of the country

Weekly protest British "green" to the use of gas in power ended on Tuesday, becoming the longest running action of this kind at a power plant in the country's history, the website of the environmental community "No dash for gas".

29 October 17 activists climbed to the height of two tubes about 80 meters of new gas power plant in the English East Bertone to cease operation of the station and to stop the construction of such plants in the future. Station in East Burton — the first of twenty new gas-fired plants, which the UK government is planning to

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