Scientists have discovered a rare lichen in Kronotsky reserve

Scientists during the expedition found in the Kronotsky Nature Reserve (Kamchatka), a rare form of lichen Erioderma pedicellatum, entered in the Red Book (IUCN), the press service of the reserve.

"Lichen Erioderma pedicellatum grows exclusively on the branches of the old fir trees in the virgin coniferous forests where ever produced even selective logging, and no fires. Its hard to confuse with other species — it is quite large and has a characteristic color and" decorated "like Christmas tree, reddish balls — fruit bodies that it forms in breeding, "- said one of the researchers, a member of the St.

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Wildfires in 2012, threatened more than 1 thousand settlements

This year, wildfires pose a threat over a thousand municipalities, but failed to prevent serious consequences, told the director of the Department oversight Russian Emergencies Ministry Yuri cheap.

"Due to the current wildfires in the area was threatened in 1048 and 628 settlements infrastructure. Loss of life and damage to infrastructure due to the measures taken are not allowed," — he stressed.

According to MOE, in Russia operates 149 natural fires. The most complicated situation in the Tomsk Oblast, Krasnoyarsk Krai, Yakutia, Tuva and the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug. At present threat settlements and critical facilities no economy.

"To ensure the

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About 150 forest fires continue to blaze in the Russian regions

Almost 150 forest fires in the area of 16.8 thousand hectares still blazing in Russia, the head of the Federal Forestry Agency Viktor Maslyakov meeting on combating forest fires in Tomsk.

"As of this morning, August 6 in Russia, there are 149 forest fires in the area of 16 800 hectares. Dynamics reduction positive," — he said.

In total, according to him, the fire season 2012 in Russia arose 17.18 thousands of forest fires on the total area of 1.335 million hectares. The area of forest fires over last year by 13%.

Maslyakov said that by far the greatest number

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Area of forest fires in Siberia fell over the weekend by nearly a third

Area of forest fires in Siberia fell over the weekend with 17.919 thousand to 12.335 thousand hectares, said on Monday the District Department of Forestry.

"As of today, in the Siberian Federal District, there are 81 forest fires in the area of 12.355 hectares. Fires are on forest land Krasnoyarsk, Tomsk Oblast, the Republic of Tuva," — said in a statement.

In the Tomsk region, which has recently evolved the most difficult situation, in the last day the area of forest fires has decreased 1.8 times.

According to the agency, is currently in the region were 27 forest fires in

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Forest conservation one day put out 11 wildfires in Russian Far East

Forest protection specialists for the last day in the Far East extinguished 11 wildfires remained eliminate another 23, said on Monday the Department of Forestry in the Far Eastern Federal District.

"Over the past day in the Far East there were 38 wildfires. 21 of them in Yakutia, 10 in the Khabarovsk region, 2 in the Magadan region, four in the Chukotka Autonomous District, one in the Amur region. Specialists managed to eliminate 11, four — localized" — said in a statement.

The area of forest fires, traversed for the last day fire was 556 acres.

"As of Monday morning

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The area of forest fires in the Tomsk region a day dropped by 16%

The total area of forest fires in the Tomsk region per day decreased by 16% and amounted to 4.87 Monday morning, thousands of acres, said the regional emergency department.

On Sunday morning in the region registered 31 forest fires on the area 5.793 hectares.

According to MOE, the region ablaze 27 forest fires in the area of 4.87 hectares in eight districts. For the last day in the region occurred five fires on the total area of 50 hectares, eliminated nine forest fires on the total area of 1.054 hectares.

"On Monday Verkhneketskyi, Parabel, Teguldetskiy, Pervomaisk, Molchanov, Kargasok, Kolpashevo and

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Emergencies Minister again arrived in Tomsk region, where forests are burning

Emergency Situations Minister Vladimir Puchkov Sunday evening arrived in Tomsk region, where due to the forest fire regime declared a disaster, told RIA Novosti the regional emergency department.

Tufts was in Tomsk region a week ago at the request of Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, who called the anomalous situation with forest fires in the region and asked the head of MES to bring the situation to fighting under special control.

Earlier it was reported that in Tomsk on Monday, August 6, Medvedev will arrive. He visited sites MES and hold a meeting on fighting forest fires with the heads of

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Forest fires continue to rage in Spain, one firefighter died

Forest fires raging in the west of Spain, led to the death of one fire and the evacuation of several hundred people, said on Sunday France Press.

The fire started on Friday night in the autonomous region of Extremadura on the border with Portugal. Dry hot weather and gusty winds contributed to the rapid spread of fire.

In fire fighting involving more than 400 firefighters and 13 units of aircraft. According to the agency, one of the firemen killed on Saturday when the fire truck drove off the cliff. Three more people were injured, one of them is in critical

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In the Voronezh region extended storm warning because of the heat

Rescuers extended for another three days, declared in the Voronezh region because of abnormal heat storm warning, reports GUMCHS the region.

Rescuers have been extended until Sunday announced on Wednesday storm warning in the heat. MOE now extended it for another three days.

"In the period up to August 8 in the Voronezh region is expected to abnormally hot weather, with the average daily temperature for seven to ten degrees above normal," — said in a statement.

On some days the temperature is expected to rise to 39 degrees.

Also in the area is declared a fourth class are burning

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The area of forest fires in the Tomsk region per day decreased by 25%

The total area of forest fires in the Tomsk region for the last day fell by 25% and by Sunday morning was 5.8 thousand hectares, which is the lowest level in a week, said the regional Emergencies Ministry.

On Saturday, an area of natural fires in regionesostavlyala 7.643 hectares.

According to authorities, on Sunday morning in the region 31 is raging forest fire on the area of 5.793 hectares in 10 districts of the region, with localized 10 fires on an area 2.187 hectares. There was a seven fires over an area of 233.9 hectares, and seven more in the

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