Wind power in the U.S. can replace dozens of nuclear and coal plants

The United States may well be proud of the results, which reached the "green" energy of the country with wind farms. If you take all wind turbines installed in the U.S. states, then they can produce 50 gigawatts of energy that performance replace 44 coal plants and 11 nuclear power plants.

Now it's important for the country is due to the current tax policy this success did not come to an end. Perhaps this uncertainty with the extension of tax benefits for the products has pushed several enterprises engaged in the installation of wind turbines, as soon as

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The water level in the lake unique Altai Valley fell by 0.5 meters

Experts find out why in the artificial lake of the special economic zone of Gorny Altai, filling which ended earlier this year, the water level has dropped by half a meter, the bottom divers explore, told reporters on Thursday the first deputy prime minister Sergei Tevonyan region.

Artificial reservoir area of 51 hectares, which is to become a "highlight" special economic zone "Altai Valley" in the Altai Republic, began to fill with water from the river Katun in October last year. In the future around it should be elevated to tourist sites, islands, equipped for bathing beaches. The lake on

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In Lipetsk region sewerage killed all the fish in the pond

  In Lipetsk region sewerage killed all the fish in the pond In the village pond Red Lipetsk fish kills occurred. One of the causes of the accident area environmentalists called sewage runoff that occurred as a result of the accident at the CND.

— This place is a cascade of water, but suffered only Furmanov pond located in the center of the village — told state inspector environmental Lipetsk Natalia Bessonova. — The valves are on the pond, above and below the affected area, have not given water and contaminate it.

Preliminary estimate is killed all the fish

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Ice-free Kola Bay ice cover due to low temperatures

An area is considered in the waters of the Kola Bay ice began to increase in February, the most ice masses formed in the bays and gulfs, reported in Murmansk weather center.

Last Kola Bay is largely covered with ice in the winter of 2011, remained a free channel for the passage of vessels, as well as now.

"Settled frosty weather caused evaporation and increase the amount of ice on the Kola Bay. Bays in the lips and observed ice thickness of 10-15 cm, the number of 6 to 10 points," — said the meteorologists.

In Tuesday night temperatures

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China to hit a heavy snowfall

Heavy snowfall hit the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. As reported Friday in the management of the local traffic police in Urumqi — the administrative center of Xinjiang — closed two highways.

In bus and has accumulated more than 6 thousand passengers. Postponed or canceled more than a long-distance bus services. On the road is a 30-cm layer of snow, which in some places covered with ice because of the strong cold wind gust speed reaches 60 km per hour.

Also terminate rail traffic, detained 22 passenger composition, ITAR-TASS reported.

Meanwhile, the local weather service predicts worsening weather today in

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Philippine crocodile was in the Guinness book as the worlds largest

The largest crocodile living in captivity, was, according to the Guinness Book of Records, the crocodile, nicknamed Lolong (Lolong), caught in September last year in the Philippines, reports the Associated Press.

According to the representative of the record books by Anne-Liz Rose (Anne-Lise Rouse), the length of the saltwater crocodile (crocodylus porosus) reaches 6.17 meters and weigh more than a ton. The previous record was an Australian crocodile longer than five meters and a weight of just under a ton.

Lolonga caught in September 2011 in the small town Bunavan (Bunawan, Agusan province South). It is believed that while the

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On the Pacific island of Niue meteorite exploded

At night, August 3 residents of Niue, the Pacific island of volcanic origin, is very disturbed by the loud sound that could be heard in the village Lakepa in the north-west coast, and in the village Avasele in the south-east (the island spans about 20 km).

Local police chief Mark Chenery decided that the ship exploded in the harbor: "There was a rumble of thunder, but the sky was clear." Other islanders, who were away from home, talk about white light, which broke out in the sky.

Naturally, on the island with a population of 1200 people

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In Japan, the first made by a giant squid in the depths of the ocean

The crew of Japanese channel NHK and the U.S. television channel Discovery Channel for the first time was able to videotape a giant squid in its natural habitat in the deep ocean, transmit Japanese media.

Expedition to search for habitat of one of the inhabitants of the mysterious depths of the Pacific Ocean between Japan and the U.S. has led the group to the islands Titidzima located about a thousand miles south of the capital city of Japan, Tokyo. The trip is also supported by the National Museum of Science and the Environment, Japan.

Unique survey conducted at a depth

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In 2029, the Earth is likely to face large asteroid and subsequent crash

The site NASA published an article about the newly discovered asteroid, called Asteroid 2004 MN4. Celestial body is extremely dangerous for the Earth: the chance of collision of the planet with this asteroid is 1:60.

Newspaper La Stampa In his article calls the asteroid "the most dangerous ever studied" (translation online Inopressa.ru).

NASA asteroid experts evaluated at 4 points on a 10-point scale, Torino. This scale was adopted in 1999 at a scientific congress in Turin. It allows you to determine the severity of an asteroid whose orbit passes near the Earth's orbit. In a scale

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Fish kills in Moldova

Tiraspol, August 02 (New Region, Dean Leonidova) — In one of the dams in the river Yagorlyk Transnistrian village Doybany-1 Dubasari, fish kills occurred.

As the "New Region" in the organization "Doctors for the Environment", in late July, there was a dead fish in the waters of Dubossary reservoir and on the shore near the dam Dubossary HPP. Local residents told the organization that the bridge pond "swarming half-dead fish as if it was cooked in boiling water."

According to the deputy director of the reserve "Yagorlyk" in the scientific part of Tatiana Sharapanovskoy on the ecological system has negatively

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