Measles epidemic in Ecuador

The number of cases of measles in Ecuador as of October 22 was 107, the last two days there were 5 new cases in the province of Tungurahua, in the mountainous part of the country, where the disease has appeared in July.

Last Thursday, the country began a mass vaccination of children against measles. Of the total, 66 diagnoses were made on the basis of epidemiological confirmation of contact with sick, 39 laboratory confirmed. Most people are sick all in the same province of Tungurahua: 100, five people diagnosed with measles were hospitalized in the province of Pichincha, Cotopaxi in

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How to feed 9 billion people

Best attempt to reflect on the future of global agriculture, which I already I have taken in the course of its reporter, can be a frustrating task. Many brilliant minds have tried to treat this problem, but not many of them viewed it in a consistent manner.

Environmentalists worry mainly because of the environmental damage caused by agriculture and offer solutions, which are said to farmers, have a negative impact on food production. Conventional agronomists experience mainly because the harvest, and tend to give advice that can increase the damage to the environment.

Another is haunted first inequality of the

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Flood in Kemerovo after the rain

Kemerovo flooded after a thunderstorm with rain.

RGS will provide grants for conservation of the Amur tiger

Program for the conservation of Amur tigers, initiated in the Russian presidential administration, will be financed from extra-budgetary sources, including grants of the Russian Geographical Society (RGS), told RIA Novosti, Presidential Press Secretary Dmitry Peskov.

"Foundation will fund the work of extra-budgetary resources, including grants of the Russian Geographical Society," — said Peskov.

Foundation for the Protection of tigers will be created on the basis of the fund for the protection of the Amur leopard, whose work for many years in charge of the head of the presidential administration, Sergei Ivanov. Since the fund was justified and well established, it

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The list of primates that are on the verge of extinction

Specialists named 25 species of lemurs, monkeys, apes and other primates that are close to extinction, and urged the international community to take urgent measures for the conservation of these animals, according to the international environmental organization Conservation International (CI).

List of endangered primates form scientists from different countries and are at the session of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity. The list is updated every two years. The latter was presented at the session, which is being held in the Indian city of Hyderabad.

"The list includes nine primates from Asia, six from Madagascar, five from Africa and five

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Buryatia authorities increased funding for the destruction of wolves

Buryatia authorities have decided this year to increase the remuneration hunters harvested wolves from 2.7 million rubles to four million rubles, as intended from the beginning, the funds have been completed, and the number of predators is high, told RIA Novosti on Tuesday Burprirodnadzora representative.

Since 2008, out of the national budget annually allocates an average of 2.7 million rubles to pay compensation for the extraction of wolves. If in 2006, hunters produced about 100 wolves and predators reached four thousand individuals, in 2011, began to destroy more than 500, and the beginning of 2012 the population was about 2.5

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In Ulan-Ude crane sank into the ground

Evening, September 1 at the stop "Elevator" underground construction crane collapsed.

Building mobile crane somehow drove into a pedestrian zone near the tram stop. Tile does not support the weight of a multi-ton crane machines and left rear wheels on the ground. No casualties. Tram power lines remained intact.

Author: Valentin Pomishin

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South American Piranha fished fisherman in Kuzbass

A fisherman caught a piranha in Novokuznetsk in the local reservoir.

Piranhas inhabit fresh waters of South America. These fish are characterized by powerful jaws and sharp teeth. Predatory species of fish are known to attack the huge flocks of prey, tearing chunks of flesh from the body of the victim. They are able to in a minute to clean up the large animal skeleton.

"We came to fish with a friend on the" Black Lake ", near Zapsib CHP (West Siberian CHP). Threw. I was helping a friend remove it, his rod bent, and piranha wide and her

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About 100 pigs died in Timashevsk

It is reported that in Timashevsk on January 7 this year was recorded mass death pig population.

As noted, the experts from the relevant field have suggested that the main cause of the incident is a virus ASF (African swine fever).

In particular, of APL called "Industrial", which, incidentally, is located in the industrial district, fell about 98 pig heads. In total, the farm was listed about 39 000 pigs …

It is noted that patmaterial, which was removed from the dead pigs sent to the veterinary laboratory Kropotkin. Representatives GUMCHS Russia in Krasnodar Region, reported that a meeting of

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An earthquake with magnitude 5.5 occurred near Cyprus

Earthquake of magnitude 5.5 occurred on Friday night off the coast of Cyprus, the site says the U.S. Geological Survey.

Reports of the destruction and injuries were reported.

According to seismologists, the epicenter of the quake, recorded at 21.48 local time (22.48 MSK), located 93 kilometers south-east of the city of Famagusta. The earthquake lies at a depth of 19.8 kilometers.

According to Reuters, which refers to the Israeli online media, as tremors were felt throughout Israel, including the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.

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