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Environmentalists have criticized the plans of the Arctic to combat oil spills

Measures to protect the arctic seas from oil pollution, which develop in the Arctic Council, are too abstract and do not impose any liability on companies operating in the region, according to representatives of Greenpeace and other environmental organizations.

Minister of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection in Russia, USA, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden, February 5-6, will meet in the Swedish town of Jukkasjärvi. The participants, in particular, to discuss the draft general plan of cooperation for the protection of the Arctic seas from oil spills.

A draft version of the document, which Greenpeace gave Reuters, suggests the

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At the Russian extreme shark attack

Team of Russian extreme makes the transition across the Atlantic in a homemade inflatable boat. During a perilous journey they were attacked by sea predators. In attack craft animal balloons received several stab holes, as well as 70-centimeter-deep scratches. Siberians have seal damage is not going to land, right on the water. Travelers say that the damage inflicted shark or swordfish.

4 Siberian started on February 25 from the harbor Walshire Bay in Namibia. Now trimaran with travelers is 800 kilometers from the island of St. Helena. In late March, Siberians are planning to finish his journey on water

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Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky was covered with volcanic ash

Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky covered ash cloud from a volcano Kizimen.

As the agency "Interfax" the Kamchatka emergencies department, the volcano threw a column of ash to a height of about 1 kilometer. Wind cloud drifted towards the regional center. In several areas of the layer of ash reaches a thickness of 1 millimeter.

"Svezhevystirannoe clothes, hung out the inhabitants of the capital of Kamchatka on the balconies, have re-wash again," — said the representative of the Ministry for Emergencies. He also said that due to the sedimentation of ash on the street, "ice in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky virtually eliminated."

Volcano Kizimen (Schapinskaya hill) is

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Last June in the UK was the wettest in history

Present in the UK in June was the wettest in history observations — rainfall is almost twice the average monthly rate, said the British weather bureau.

For the past month in Britain fell 145.3 millimeters. Previous record lasted five years: in 2007, a rainy June brought 136.2 millimeters.

In some regions of the country heavy rains have caused severe flooding, washing away the railway, road transport disruption and flooding homes. Also occurred because of the rains fail in organizing a number of street festivals and sporting events, including the Wimbledon tennis tournament.

June in the UK was also the coolest

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More than 80 camels died in a fire at a farm in Germany

In a fire at a private zoo and farm "Camel Farm" in southern Germany on Wednesday night killed 86 animals, the website of the farm. Only four of the camel of "population" zoo alive, animals were used, including, for therapeutic purposes to help children and people with disabilities.

"Last Night" Camel Farm "burned. Most of the animals died. We ask you now to refrain from phone calls," — said on the site farm, located in the commune of Ebhauzen (federal state of Baden-Württemberg).

The farm is located in the north of the forest of the Black Forest, and was conceived

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Buryatia police seized from poachers 17 tons of spawning cisco

Buryatia police as part of the preservation of the Baikal cisco spawning seized more than 17 tonnes of the fish, almost four kilometers of networks, dozens of boats, told RIA Novosti on the basis of the operation "Putin" on Monday, the Interior Ministry representative.

The main period of operation "Putin" to preserve spawning cisco lasted from August 1 to November 15. At this time, a ban on all types of fishing on spawning waters of Lake Baikal. For fishing during spawning cisco, even a fishing rod, depending on the extent of the environmental damage the offender face administrative or criminal

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After contact with the squirrel in the Pskov camp children receive vaccinations

About 200 children, who were resting in one of the camps of the Pskov region, which ran into a rabid squirrel, is under special control of doctors, 70 of them are vaccinated, told reporters on Tuesday the head of Rospotrebnadzor, Chief Medical Officer Gennady Onishchenko.

According to him, the first time in many years in a country camp, which is located in the woods, ran protein. The animal was not afraid of kids, and they played with him. Later it turned out that this protein is sick with rabies.

"Now we have 122 children under special control, and 70 children

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Fire at Los Alamos came close to nuclear facility

Firefighters of the U.S. state of New Mexico are clearing the area around the nuclear laboratory at Los Alamos, to prevent the spread of fire, approaching close to the nuclear facility. Residents of the town of Los Alamos evacuated. The fire has already destroyed 93,000 acres of pine forest.

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One was killed and two others were injured in an earthquake in eastern China

One person was killed and two injured in a magnitude 4.9 earthquake in the east of China, according to the Ministry of Civil Affairs of China.

Earthquake of magnitude 4.9 was recorded in Yangzhou City, Jiangsu Province in 20.11 on Friday (16.11 MSK). Quake epicenter was at a depth of 5 kilometers.

According to the latest Office, the earthquake killed one person, and two others were injured. Earlier media reported the four victims. No details were given.

Underground strike has destroyed 13 homes, damaged more than 150 buildings.

According to seismologists, a major earthquake followed by at least 50 aftershocks,

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Quartz weaknesses: Hosts Earthquake

Large concentrations of quartz — one of the most common minerals crust — can create it as a "weak point", which is easier to grow mountains and continents apart.

From the point of view of chemistry, quartz — surprisingly inert mineral, in pure form and in the other species (such as granite), it is up to 12% of the earth's crust. Quartz is found everywhere and in many different forms — from ordinary grains of sand to the semi-precious stones agate and amethyst. Moreover, the deeper mineral occurs, so it becomes softer and more "fluid" under the influence of

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