The new technology of water purification sunlight

High energy costs are one of the main deficiencies in the provision of clean water from industrial waste. According to the article in Biomicrofluidics, which was published by the American Institute of Physics, a new system that combines two different types of technology for the process of getting rid of pollutants, based on the use of cheap possible energy source — the sun. Mikroflyuidy (microfluidics), transporting water through small channels, and photocatalysis (photocatalysis), uses light to the complete destruction of impurities in the water, are combined in one science called optoflyuidiya (optofluidics).

"These two technologies are developed in parallel, but

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Polar bear in Svalbard killed a man and wounded four

A polar bear attacked a group of people on the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard (Spitzbergen), one person was killed and four others were seriously injured, reports AFP citing local authorities.

The incident occurred on Friday at 7:30 am local time (9:30 am MSK).

"One person was killed and four were wounded. Their serious injury" — leads the agency officials said Liv Asta Oedegord Svalbard (Liv Asta Oedegaard).

She said the victims were traveling in the "British group," but she did not specify if they had all just British citizenship. Also unknown purpose of their trip to Spitsbergen.

All the wounded

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Almost 29 million rubles to pay for the facility in Primorye wastewater

Processing enterprise LLC "Delikon Product" fined almost 29 million rubles for the discharge of wastewater without a permit, which then fell into the river Ussuri, prosecutors said on Friday the Primorsky Territory.

According to prosecutors, the waste water was not purified, contain hazardous substances from water fishery.

"According to expert studies, waste water contains fats and surfactants, the discharge of which is prohibited, as well as other substances, including ammonia, suspended solids, nitrates, chlorides, phenols, petroleum products and other" — said in a statement.

Kirov District Court decided to recover from the company a fine of 28,948,000 285 rubles.

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Summit Snow Leopard will be held in Bishkek in 2013 — WWF

International summit on the conservation of wild snow leopards, the Red Book, it may take in the autumn of 2013 in Bishkek, capital of Kyrgyzstan, said the director of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Igor Chestin.

"This year, as in Bhutan was the second ministerial meeting on tiger conservation, the delegation of Kyrgyzstan offered to host the heads of government summit on snow leopard conservation in the autumn of next year in Bishkek. They officially announced that all invited," — told RIA Chestin News.

In this case, the agency believes that the summit can go along with the meeting of

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Earthquake of magnitude 5.9 occurred in Alaska

Earthquake of magnitude 5.9 occurred on Tuesday in southern Alaska, a few dozen kilometers from the big city, according to the U.S. Geological Survey website.

Information about the possible destruction and injuries were reported.

The epicenter of the earthquake, recorded at 16.42 local time on Monday (Tuesday 05.42 MSK), located only 39 kilometers west of Anchorage — Alaska's largest city. Hearth tremors occur at the depth of 50.1 kilometers.

Kostroma, hidden under a tree from the storm, was killed by lightning

MOSCOW, July 7 — RIA Novosti. Kostroma resident was killed on Wednesday by lightning during a storm, said on Thursday the Investigative Committee of Russia.

According to preliminary data, the three men were in the field at the Kuban River in the Kostroma region area when a storm began. Men took refuge from the rain under a tree, in which is struck by lightning. One of the men fell.

"Assuming that the victim is unconscious, the men took him by car to the city and called an ambulance, but doctors pronounced him dead victim," — said in

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Another earthquake of 6.4 points near Shizuoka, Japan

A strong earthquake with a magnitude of 6.4 shook Shizuoka Prefecture and its vicinity, including Tokyo, on Tuesday night (Japan time), at the time, as Japan struggles with the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami in the northeast of the country. At 22:31 zaregistrirovanyo earthquake measuring more than 6 points in the eastern part of Shizuoka in central Japan, and more than 5 points — in the eastern part of the neighboring Yamanashi Prefecture, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency.

Tsunami warnings have been reported and no serious damage to the Hamaoka nuclear power plant in Omaezaki, Shizuoka Prefecture —

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In Kandalaksha pigs developed tuberculosis

In the case of swine tuberculosis in one of the private farms Kandalaksha there were new details

Found that animals infected people — workers hired master. The fact that they have TB, became known after handling one of the employees to the TB clinic for help, according to the Office of Rosselkhoznadzor in the Murmansk region.

Previously, "B-port" reported that in studies Govou "Murmansk Regional Veterinary Laboratory" pathological material, selected pigs in one of the private farms Kandalaksha Murmansk region, the diagnosis of tuberculosis. Causative agent of tuberculosis — Mycobacterium tuberculosis (human form) — causes the disease in humans as

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Since the beginning of autumn in Russia is growing incidence of SARS

Since the beginning of September in most regions of the Russian Federation, the doctors observed increase in the incidence of SARS. In Rospotrebnadzor attribute this primarily to the beginning of the school year and the formation of children's groups.

"The spread of growth in different regions — from 1 to 88 percent," — told Itar-Tass press service Rospotrebnadzor. The largest increase occurred in the incidence of SARS 12 subjects of the Russian Federation, among them — Novgorod, Orenburg, Volgograd Region, the Republic of Mordovia, Karelia, Khakassia, Yakutia.

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Fish kill in Estonia

Oil pollution in the lake Valgyarv Võru County led to the mass death of fish.

A local resident told The Valley Org Vorumaa Teataja, that collected several boxes of dead fish and buried in the garden as fertilizer. Org said he had not seen such a sad sight for 40 years lived by the lake.

According to the Authority, the cause of death of fish could be the last year the pollution in the lake when oil fell and covered the surface of the thin film. Rescuers clean the lake last fall, but, apparently, the residual contamination was lethal

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