Smog from fires in Siberia can kill animals — Greenpeace

Significant excess in the air of maximum allowable concentrations of pollutants (MPC) from fires in Siberia can cause mass death of birds and animals, told RIA Novosti the head of the energy program of the environmental organization Greenpeace Russia Vladimir Chuprov.

"Let us remember the heat and smoke in the summer of 2010 in Moscow. Then was mass death of pigeons, because smoke is extremely serious negative impact on their bodies and in particular the immune system of birds. The same thing could happen in Siberia. Significant excess in the air MPC , sobenno for carbon dioxide may lead to

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The fire covered more than 1.3 million hectares of forest since the beginning of the fire season

The total area of forest fires in Russia in 2012 amounted to about 1.321 million hectares, which is 16% more than last year, said the head of the Federal Forestry Agency Viktor Maslyakov.

"Since the beginning of 2012 forest fire season came flattering 16000 240 fires on an area of 1.321 million hectares. Terms of the number of forest fires we go to the level of 2011, and the area we have a 16% increase," — said in a meeting with Maslyakov Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, dedicated abnormal heat in some regions.

According Maslyakova, very difficult situation in the

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Amphibious aircraft dropped 60 tons of water on a forest fire in the Tomsk region

Russian Emergencies Ministry aircraft proceeded to extinguish fires in the north of the Tomsk region, has dropped 60 tons of water, said Friday regional GUMCHS.

Amphibian aircraft Be-200 began to extinguish the fire in the Alexander area of Friday at 12.40 (MSK).

"As of 15:00 (MSK), produced five water releases totaling 60 tons to the current forest fire 30 kilometers south-east of the village of Alexander" — said in a release authority.

Siberia were covered with smog from forest fires. The total area of fires only in the Tomsk region for the last day increased by 8.5% to Friday morning

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Fires in the Tomsk region can not put out the air because of the smog

Able to prevent lift aircraft, including amphibian MOE, to fight forest fires in the Tomsk region, told RIA Novosti on Friday, Deputy Governor — Head of Business Development and the real economy Trubitsyn Andrew.

Dense smog from forest fires blanketed Tomsk on Tuesday, Thursday morning it is slightly lifted, but by noon the increasing again. Because of the smoke screen on Thursday was interrupted work Tomsk airport. As of Friday morning, the airport still does not accept the aircraft was able to preserved.

According to eyewitnesses, on Friday in Tomsk feel a strong smell of burning.

The total area of

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Flights from Moscow to Tomsk takes Novosibirsk airport

Flights from Moscow to Tomsk airport work could have paralyzed from forest fires, on Friday takes Novosibirsk alternate airport "Tolmachevo", told RIA Novosti the "Tolmachevo" Irina Shavshina.

"Flight number 1530 of" Aeroflot ", which was to take passengers from Moscow to Tomsk, has already landed in Novosibirsk. Expect the arrival of two more flight" Moscow-Tomsk "- № 439 and № 153" — said Shavshina.

Novosibirsk and Tomsk deliver passengers on buses.

In addition, on Friday The plane № 131 "Surgut-Tomsk" inability to land in Tomsk, Novosibirsk also sat on the alternate airport.

At present, the "Tolmachevo" expected to arrive

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Area fires in Russia is 20% higher than a year ago, Medvedev said

Area fires in Russia by 20% compared to last year, the situation in the 11 regions of an emergency, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.

"Already in the 11 regions of the situation with forest fires can be called an emergency, there is, unfortunately, suffered and even died," — said Medvedev at the meeting via video conference on the situation in a number of regions associated with abnormally high temperatures.

He reiterated the governors of the fact that all the necessary assistance should be provided without delay and in accordance with existing regulations.

"This year, in some regions of fire season arrived

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The number of fires in the reserves in the Urals in 2012 doubled

Number of forest fires in the reserves and natural parks of the Urals Federal District (UFD) from the beginning of 2012 has more than doubled compared to the same period last year — up to 39 fires, said the Federal Forestry Agency (FFA).

Area affected by natural fire, in the same period has increased nine times — up to 7000 square meters.

"The greatest number of natural fires account for the Chelyabinsk region — 19 forest fires on the total area of 120.2 hectares, of which 13 are registered in Ilmen State Reserve on the area of 116 hectares," —

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Smog from fires entrenched in Siberia

Smog from forest fires in Siberia on Wednesday tightened Tomsk, Omsk, Krasnoyarsk, haze observed in the neighboring towns.

According to the District Department of Forestry, the area of forest fires in Siberia for the past day has increased from 11.8 thousand to 13 thousand hectares, forests burn in Krasnoyarsk, Tomsk region, Tuva and Khakassia. The worst situation is still in the Tomsk region, which accounts for the lion's share of burning forest land — 7.878 hectares. Despite the fact that the region has started to work amphibian MOE and one MI-26, Tomsk pull together the forces of the Federal

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Forest fires again enveloped by haze and Omsk region

Haze enveloped the Omsk and the Omsk region because of forest and peat fires, said Thursday GUMCHS the region.

"According to information received from the meteorologist, haze caused the presence of suspended particles in the air, dust, industrial smoke and soot from forest and peat fires in neighboring regions. Northern and north-east wind flow of smoke contributes to the territory of the Omsk region," — said in a statement.

At the same time, as noted by the rescuers, the maximum allowable concentration of harmful substances in the air does not exceed the Omsk. MOE encourages residents to limit exposure to

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Siberian taiga is not threatened with death by fire, says scientist

Siberian taiga is not threatened with death by fire, natural fires occur here throughout history, told RIA Novosti on Thursday, chief researcher at the Institute of Forest. VN Sukachev Siberian Branch Eric Valendik.

Settled in Siberia dry and hot weather led to numerous forest fires. According to FFA, from the beginning, the number of forest fires in the Krasnoyarsk region and its area doubled from the previous year: by now burned 197.8 thousand hectares of forest. The total area affected by the fire in the forests of Siberia is 652.8 thousand hectares.

"Siberian forests were born in the fire. Fires

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