Russian authorities hope to close the Baikal Pulp and Paper Mill a few years

Closing of the Baikal Pulp and Paper Mill (BPPM) should take several years, said Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich Russian forum of forest workers.

Earlier that the Russian government has decided to close the BPPM, said Greenpeace Russia.

"We decided on a gradual closing of the Baikal Pulp and Paper Mill production of the necessary transfer products to other plants. This is a complicated process, but in a few years it is possible to carry out," — said Dvorkovich told reporters.

The accident at Fukushima, the world did not turn away from nuclear power

The accident at the nuclear power plant "Fukushima-1" has reduced the growth rate, but did not turn away from the world of nuclear energy, said IAEA Deputy Director General Alexander Bychkov at a press conference today in Minsk.

"According to our estimates, it is expected that the increase in electricity production from nuclear power plants by 2030 will occur at 25-50%," — said Bychkov.

He noted that prior to the accident at the Japanese nuclear power plant "Fukushima-1" projected higher growth of nuclear power — by 12-15% than at present.

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Kizimen volcano in Kamchatka earthquakes

4.6-magnitude earthquake occurred in Kamchatka in the erupting volcano Kizimen. Victims or damage. In urban areas the tremors were not felt, transmits radio "Vesti FM".

Tremor was registered at about 21:47 local time on 22 October. The earthquake was located at a depth of about 2 km underground. Kizimen volcano is 265 km north of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. Prior to 2009, he remained calm since the last eruption, observed in 1928-1929. Since the summer of 2010 in the vicinity of the volcano began recorded seismic activity, and in December 2010 became the volcano emit clouds of ash from the crater, according to

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In Rostov and Volgograd regions epidemic of West Nile fever

Managing regional Rospotrebnadzor informs that on September 2, in the Rostov region recorded seven laboratory confirmed cases of West Nile fever.

The sick were found in the Rostov-on-Don, Kamensk-Shakhtinskiy, Bataisk, Neklinovsky, Veselovskaya, Bagayevskaya, Kamensky district.

West Nile virus is typical of many countries in Asia, Europe (Mediterranean island of Baku archipelago, the Caspian Sea), in Africa. In the 2011 cases reported in the border region of Rostov regions: Voronezh region — 27 cases, the Volgograd region — 33 cases.

In the incidence of West Nile clearly observed summer-autumn season, which is associated with the major carriers — mosquitoes. Carry the

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Scary weekdays Japan

Today, the press got blood chilling summary of the situation at the Japanese nuclear power plant "Fukushima". It is not another report of experts, and the interview with the mother of a liquidator of an accident. Son told her that the situation at the plant is unpredictable, and the workers are unlikely to choose out of there alive.

This is the assessment indirectly confirmed Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan. Described the situation at the plant "battle", he frankly admitted that he does not know the date of its completion. He added that the

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Media: More than 4,000 dogs saved from eating in Thailand

More than four thousand dogs rescued in the last three months of the Thai police from the export to Vietnam and sell the meat to restaurants, said on Sunday the Thai newspaper Nation.

On Friday, in the province of Nakhon Phanom on the border with Laos, through which smugglers driven dogs in Vietnam, police arrested another truck with a party of 500 animals in 48 cells, increasing, thus, the number of rescued dogs that are kept in a quarantine center in the province to 4.7 thousand, the report said the newspaper.

Dog meat is considered a delicacy in Vietnam, but

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In the Okhotsk and Japan Seas discovery of large deposits of gas hydrates

Scientists from the International expedition discovered two new deposits of gas hydrates in the Sea of Okhotsk and the Sea of Japan, and found the highest in the world underwater stream of bubbles of methane, told RIA Novosti the expedition leader, head of the Geology and Geophysics of the Pacific Oceanological Institute, Far Eastern Branch (POI), RAS, Doctor of Geological and Mineralogical Sciences Anatoly Obzhirov.

International expedition to research vessel "Academician Lavrentiev" went from Vladivostok to Sakhalin on August 7 to explore and identify new deposits of gas hydrates. First, such studies were also conducted in the Sea of Japan.

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The population of ospreys in the Sayano-Shushenskoye reserve increased by 4 times

The population of the Red Osprey (predatory birds) in the State Biosphere Reserve "Sayano-Shushenskaya" for the last 30 years has increased four-fold, according to Reserve on Wednesday.

"At the end of 2012 the number of inventory ospreys in the reserve" Sayano-Shushenskaya "is more than 40 individuals, and is four times more than 30 years ago," — said in a statement.

Osprey — a bird of prey, the only member of the family Skopin. It feeds exclusively on fish. The reserve "Sayano-Shushenskaya" registered since its organization in 1976. Listed in the Red Book of Russia and Krasnoyarsk Krai.

According to scientists,

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In Vietnam, they found a flying frogs vampires

Australian scientist Jodi Rowley found in southern Vietnam is an interesting form of frogs. They are special between your ear, through which the frog can fly. Because they have small black fangs, frogs called "vampires".

"Frog-vampires" live in the trees, and when flying using their webbed fingers. For what exactly are their black canines, science has not yet explained in power.

The scientist who discovered the new species, reported that up to this point a frog with fangs researchers have not yet met.

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In Australia, the 94-year-old woman attacked by kangaroo

The old lady of his house hanging out the laundry. Marsupial bully jumped to her and inflicted several blows paws.

Lady, though frightened — tried to fight back with a broom, but without success. The son of the victim called the police, which calmed the ruffian with a gas canister. Cases of attacks on humans kangaroos are extremely rare. According to veterinarians, is a clouding of the mind of an animal caused by some disease. A decision on the future of "criminal" will be taken only after a thorough medical examination.

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