Lichens and mosses absorb up to 7% of the annual volume of CO2 — scientists

Mosses, lichens, cyanobacteria, and other non-plant photosynthetic organisms were one of the most important natural carbon sinks — they recycle up to 7% of the total amount of carbon dioxide CO2, which absorbs the entire biosphere of the Earth for the year, climate scientists say in a paper published in the journal Nature Geoscience.

On Earth, there are many unicellular and multicellular organisms, which absorb carbon dioxide and use it to produce nutrients. Despite the large number and diversity of these organisms and their role in the carbon cycle in nature is still poorly understood.

Group of climate scientists led

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The Fukushima-1 was warned about clearing 1,500 tons of radioactive water

Japanese company Thurso, the operator of nuclear power plants "Fukushima-1", stated that the forced reset temporary storage for 1.5 tons of radioactive water.

The company noted that it is necessary to do in order to contaminated water from getting into the sea and land, says RBC. At the same time, the operator's manual notes that the store, which now has more than 100,000 tons of hazardous water can be crowded by the 20th of June, if not sooner. The reason for this may serve as a simple rainfall. Of this risk, some experts warned at the end of March.

The

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African turtle settled in a lake in the center of Tomsk

Employees located in the center of Tomsk park "White Lake" found in red-pond turtle, which normally lives in Africa, told RIA Novosti on Tuesday, an employee of the park administration Tatiana Novoseltseva.

"We began to receive information about what lives in the lake turtle, but we first took them for rumors. Even post a message that those who take pictures of the turtle will win a prize," — said Novoseltseva.

According to her, the amusement park staff first noticed the turtle about two weeks ago and since then they see it every day. Novoseltseva believes that the animal or someone

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Census of Amur leopards in Primorye postponed because of frost

Census Red Amur leopards in the footsteps in the snow, which was to begin on Friday, due to severe cold postponed to a later time, according to RIA Novosti press-secretary of the National Park "Land of Leopard" Vitaly Starostin.

Formerly Director of the Amur branch of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Russia Yuri Darman told RIA Novosti that the records of leopards in the snow on the trail will begin on Friday and will last for three days.

"The decision to transfer registration leopard, as in the Khasan district now frosts that make snow loose and dry. Now he is

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Batumi flooded

Left without electricity 15 000 residents of Batumi, which is about one tenth of the population of the city. Blame for this was the heavy rains that come in the south of the Black Sea coast of Georgia has already day.

As a result, several power plants were damaged. Traffic on the main roads of the city is paralyzed. The water level in the streets reached five feet. Flooded ground floors and basements of hundreds of private homes. It is reported that such a major flood in Batumi was already 20 years old.

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Russian statements about a 25% reduction in emissions m remain in force — Bedritsky

Navigate in the discussion of the national goals of the Russian Federation to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2020 to the statement of the Prime Minister Medvedev at the summit of the "Rio +20" on plans for 25% reduction, told journalists Presidential Advisor, Special Envoy on Climate Alexander Bedritsky .

The draft presidential decree available to the RIA Novosti, sets a target of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 2020, the Russian Federation at the level of 15-25% below 1990 levels. However, in June, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev at a UN conference in Rio de Janeiro, said that by 2020 Russia

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Atmospheric pressure jumps were not so scary

MOSCOW, November 29 — RIA Novosti. The head of the Russian Hydrometeorological Center Roman Vilfand urged not to give too much weight to the possible effects of fluctuations of atmospheric pressure on human health.

"Yesterday was a record low pressure. Expected soon rapid growth pressures, which could potentially affect people suffering from vascular diseases" — Vilfand said at a press conference on Tuesday.

At the same time, he urged not to believe the "horror stories" in the media, which are attributed to magnetic storms and pressure fluctuations can seriously affect the health of people.

Vilfand said that when raising or

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China began to pay for Iranian oil in yuan

Agency "Reuters" reported that China was to pay oil that supplies Iran in yuan. This makes it possible to pay for Iran with these funds imports from China. It turned out that Iran receives from China Yuan for oil for several months. Currency from China arrives in this Islamic republic by Russian banks.

Recently, it was reported that India was also redeem up to 45 percent of oil products purchased in rupees — its national currency. Before that about eighty percent of its oil from Iran, India paid in dollars and euros through a bank in Turkey — «Turkiye

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French protest against sending nuclear waste train in Germany

France held a protest against sending nuclear waste train in Germany.

"Greenpeace" declared the hunt for the French "nuclear train." Activists of the environmental organization staged a protest in Normandy. People lined the ways in which today must pass structure, laden processed radioactive waste from nuclear power plants.

Eleven containers are sent to storage in the German town of Gorleben. Environmentalists consider it a crime to transport across Europe is as dangerous goods and do their best to foil of departure.

On the eve of a few people even tried to get to the protected database, where

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Classes in schools Yagodninsky Kolyma region resumed after the frosts

Yagodninsky school district of Magadan region on Monday resumed classes, interrupted last week due to severe frosts, told RIA Novosti the GUMCHS the region.

Since the beginning of last week, classes in schools in four districts of the Magadan region — Yagodnenskogo, Tenkinskogo, Susumansky and Srednekansky — have been suspended due to the extreme cold.

"On Monday, all schools in the district Yagodninsky resumed classes full. Susumanskiy in the area, which is now minus 47, students from grades one to four until you learn. Similar restrictions Srednekanskaya area where the temperature is the same," — said the representative GUMCHS.

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