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Scientists go to Sakhalin to monitor gray whale

A team of scientists of the Far Eastern Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences (FEB RAS) on Thursday left Vladivostok to Sakhalin for population monitoring in the Red Book of gray whales that migrate annually to the Okhotsk Sea for feeding, told RIA Novosti the head of the expedition, lead engineer Pacific Oceanological Institute Maxim Fidorenko.

Gray whales are listed in the Red Book of Russia, live in the North Pacific Ocean. There are two herds of whales: the Korean-Okhotsk-Chukotka and California. They are all champions in distance travel: annual whale swims an average of 16,000 miles. When the

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White Bear Lomonosov move to Yakutsk

White Bear Lomonosov, who was born just over a year ago in St. Petersburg Leningrad Zoo bears the couple Menshikov and delight, on Wednesday will begin an independent life in the new house, which will be his zoo in Yakutsk, said Tuesday the Leningrad Zoo.

Fifteenth cub famous pair of polar bears Menshikov and delight was born November 25, 2011. Until April, he lived with his mother in the den, and its growth and development carefully monitored by video camera Zoo specialists. In April, when a thick layer of ice formed in the pool over the winter polar bears

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Record heat was recorded on Monday in St. Petersburg

Record hot weather was recorded on Monday in the north-west of the European part of Russia, said the Russian Hydrometeorological Center.

"In Kaliningrad, Leningrad, Pskov and Novgorod regions, southern Karelia and on the eastern half of the Vologda region temperature rose to 30-34 degrees. Average temperature exceeded the norm by 6-7 degrees," — said in a statement.

According to meteorologists, the absolute temperature records for July 30 has been updated in St. Petersburg (32.1 degrees) and Cherepovets (31.8 degrees).

At the same time, the relatively cool air is distributed in West Siberia, the Urals, Urals and even reached the Volga

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More than 20 people were injured in the earthquake in the Philippines

5.9 magnitude earthquake that occurred in the Philippines on Friday, did not lead to destruction, but caused panic among the visitors of the shopping center, according to the Associated Press.

According to the head of the local administration Matugasa Sol (Sol Matugas), resulting in a shopping mall stampede injured 20 people and three others were injured in the gym.

The last earthquake in the Philippines happened on February 6. The central part of the Philippine archipelago once again rocked the tremors of magnitude 6.9. As a result, killing at least 40 people and dozens are still missing.

In December last

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Weather in Belarus

In the next day in Belarus, May 10, the weather will be mostly form the field of high atmospheric pressure. Expected to partly cloudy. Without precipitation. At night and in the morning sometimes foggy. Wind northeast mild afternoon in parts of choppy. Minimum air temperature at night +3 .. +8 ° C, up to 10 in the south, in the Vitebsk region places on the basis of weak freeze to 0 .. -1 ° C, the maximum day +16 .. +22 ° C. Pressure at night will not change, the day will fall. Over the next two

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Three new observation post tsunami to hit the Kuril Islands

Three new stations of sea level will appear in the Sakhalin region, it will reduce the risk and mitigate the effects of the tsunami, told RIA Novosti employee Sakhalin Tsunami Warning Center.

"The stations will appear on Urup, Iturup and Simushir. Install them by 2015 as part of the federal target program of risk reduction and mitigation of natural and man-made. They will assess the level of threat of a tsunami after strong seismic events in the region and to get information online near real-time, "- said the agency interlocutor.

She recalled that in the Sakhalin region already has 11

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Snow leopard cubs, which are recorded on a ridge Chikhacheva, named Altai and Batyr

Two baby snow leopard Red Book, which this year captured by camera traps Chikhacheva ridge in the Altai Mountains, were named Batyr and Altai, nicknames for baby rare cat picked the whole country, told RIA Novosti press-secretary of the Altai-Sayan branch of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF ) Russia Ekaterina Lukonina.

Photo of two snow leopard kittens were obtained in the Altai Mountains in the summer. Automatic camera (camera traps) depicting a female snow leopard with two kittens on the ridge Chikhacheva on the border with Mongolia. According to the environmentalists, these frames are unique, as in Russia before

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Snowless winter in Beijing turns increasing water scarcity

China is experiencing the most snow-free 22-year winter, in a city with a population of nearly 20 million people (along with the suburban areas) acute problem of water shortages, according to local media.

Neither rain, nor snow

As soon as the U.S. and Europe are struggling with snowstorms, the Chinese capital to date have not seen rainfall for more than two months. Wednesday was actually beaten the record set in 1988. In that year, the first snow fell precisely on December 28, this year Beijing residents have not seen a single snowflake. For comparison, last year the first snow Beijing

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Because of the moth and the salts in the soil die Kiev chestnuts

Symbol of Kiev — in danger! Famous metropolitan chestnuts prematurely yellow. Why wilt chestnuts and can they save?

Communal sure that the cause of the soil. Dry, as in the heat, even though it rains. Month of summer has passed, and chestnut leaves yellowed on the edges and twist. This is from the soil salinity and gas concentrations are reported podrobnosti.ua

In winter, when ice, cleaners do not regret salt. The result — salinity is ten times more than the norm.

A month later, the trees will face a problem — activated chestnut mole.

Engineers for ornamental

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Snow pushes east China

For the second day in the central and southern part of the eastern Chinese province of Hebei not stop snowing. The snow cover in the city of Xingtai has reached 42.2 inches, which caused disruptions in transportation.

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According to the official Chinese media, from the morning of 29 November, in Xingtai went a little snow, which in the second half of the day turned into a heavy snowfall, followed by

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