China resolutely opposes sandstorms

China resolutely opposes sandstorms Facts

The problem of conflict sandstorms in Beijing and Tianjin went to the state level. In the next decade (2013-2022 gg.) In the region will try to strengthen the fight against this phenomenon, as well as environmental degradation.

In 2013, the program will include Shanxi Province, which generates most of the sand storms that attack the above two cities. The deeper question is will be engaged in 138 districts of 6 Chinese regions (previously the program operated in 75 districts 5-regions).

Achieve victory over sandstorms trying, landed between 1999 and 2006, about

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Mysterious hum puzzling scientists

September 16. Strange hum from time to time hear the people on the coast of North Carolina. These sounds are strong enough to cause jitter window panes and doors. The explanation has yet been found — like the buzz can not be caused by hurricanes or human activity, its source remains a mystery.

Such noise is not unique to the present time and is not tied exclusively to North Carolina. People living near Seneca Lake in upstate New York, a long time ago hear the same sounds, which they call a "weapon of Seneca» (Seneca guns). On the coast of

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Streets of Shanghai will be "green boulevard"

Streets of Shanghai will be "green boulevard" save the planet

Landscaping Shanghai gaining momentum. The status of "green boulevard" will get another 53 streets. That title is a demand, as the choice will be from 80 Shanghai streets of applicants. The main condition for obtaining the status of a clean, elegant building, quiet and rich history of the street or avenue.

Also an important feature of the "green light" is the presence of a large green area of precious tree species (eg, plane trees, camphor and Kolreuter). Green areas should occupy more than 90% of all street near

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Well-known clothing brands accused of environmental pollution

Well-known clothing brands accused of environmental pollution to save the planet

An independent analysis of the 49 companies in the production of branded apparel, environmental organizations found that 47 of them are associated with suppliers, polluting the environment. On 30 April 2012 from 49 brands went to negotiate with the union "green choice» (GCU), are interested in how the data are aware of the brand of clothing, there have their suppliers environmental standards.

A huge number of brand-name clothing manufacturers accused of dropping hazardous waste into waters of China. In late September Association again turned to the discussion

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Global warming has reached up to the Laptev Sea

Lots of thin ice in the Laptev Sea in April 2012.

June 14. The sea route along the north coast of Russia this year freed from ice much faster than usual, according to experts from the Institute for Polar and Marine Research of A. Wagner. Laptev Sea, which is a major supplier of ice in the Arctic, almost thawed, despite the fact that this is usually the end of July, and the sea is available for shipping only two months of the summer to early fall. Back in the late winter of 2012 was found in the sea

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In northern Nigeria recorded flood

In northern Nigeria recorded flood Natural Disasters

Virtually all African state of Nigeria is suffering because of the floods, which occur alternately in its different states. At this time, could not avoid the sad fate of the northern state of Taraba and where in the flooded villages killed at least 19 people.

As the representative of the Ministry for Emergency Situations of Nigeria at a press conference in the state capital, the Jalingo, fatal cases were reported in eight counties. Water damaged more than 80,000 staff arable land, more than 28 thousand people have refugee status or missing

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Since the early 20th century, destroyed half the planet's wetlands

Since the early 20th century, destroyed half the planet's wetlands Facts

Over the past century mankind will destroy 50% of the marshes, which sounds terrifying, because swamps play an important role in maintaining the balance of sources of drinking water, essential for the people. Besides wetlands helps the soil to cope with floods and storms.

Reduction in the area of wetlands contribute insatiable appetites of the residential and industrial construction, permanent drainage for the release of land for agricultural purposes. Adversely affects the reluctance to use water efficiently as a natural resource and the release of pollutants. It

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At the bottom of the Pacific Ocean detected the largest volcano in the world

September 6, 2013. Recently, geologists from the University of Houston in the bottom of the Pacific Ocean was discovered the largest volcano on Earth, which is part of the oceanic plateau Shatsky, a 1 600 km to the south-east of Japan. The volcano is called Tam and completely submerged in the water.

Tama area mountain is 310 thousand km ², which is comparable to the size of the British Isles. Undertake a detailed measurements, the experts concluded that the Tamu, fully formed from lava that can safely assign the title of the largest volcano on the planet and one

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The top 10 events in science for 2011

The top 10 events in science for 2011 Facts

Graphene has become the leading material XXI century …

… Or, at least, so says George Osborne. After two scientists at Manchester University, Konstantin Novoselov and Andre Geim, won the Nobel Prize for research on graphene, the Prime Minister said that Britain will invest £ 50 million in the development of a national research program of the substance.

Graphene — a two-dimensional semiconductor nanomaterial consisting of a single layer of carbon atoms. It can be used to create a whole (from touch screens to cheap plastic), although they may take decades

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Warming waters caused by the movement of New England Gulf Stream

Warming waters of New England due to the Gulf Stream moving Facts

Oceanic waters of the continental shelf around New England were warmer than normal because of the change routine flow of the Gulf Stream, which originated about a year ago. The study of this phenomenon was initiated by the local fishermen, who reported in the scientific institute of his fears about the unusually warm sea surface water flows and effort.

So, from the autumn of 2011 began collecting and recording data on the line the Gulf Stream. In the remote locations of the continental shelf was installed

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