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Bark beetles in six months destroyed 400 hectares of Bryansk forests

BRYANSK, Aug. 4 — RIA Novosti. More than 400 hectares of Bryansk forests killed in the first six months of this year because of bark beetles, told RIA Novosti expert management of forests in the Bryansk region on Thursday.

Last year it killed the bugs in the region of about 300 hectares of forest, which is comparable to the damage from the wildfires of 2010.

The reason for this "invasion" was mass reproduction bark, which last summer gave two generations, not including nursing generations.

According to the agency interlocutor, the spread of bark beetle on the Bryansk region this

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The consequences of yesterdays disaster in Almaty

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Almaty residents long remember yesterday's bad weather …

Watched from the window as on building a block from the house crane concrete slab. Powerful gust of wind blew. Plate spun and wobbled, burst ropes, eventually left to hang out with nehily amplitude, suspended on a steel cable of the four, at a height of 10-12 storeys. Thank God the crane operator was not taken aback by gently lowered to the roof slab.

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Weather in the CFR at the weekend will be comfortable, and then to the region come precipitation

This weekend in the European part of Russia will be quite comfortable and warmer than normal, and in the early weeks of possible precipitation and cooling, said the Russian meteorologist.

According to the forecast meteorologists began in an atmosphere of air currents restructuring next week will lead to a gradual decrease in temperature — air masses that will penetrate into the region to be more cold and wet.

"Over the weekend, the atmospheric pressure will continue to fall, but still remain higher than normal. At night the temperature will drop to minus 5 — plus 1 degree warmer during the

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A new outbreak of swine fever has occurred in the Krasnodar Territory

A new outbreak of African swine fever (ASF) has occurred in the Krasnodar region — this time at an agricultural enterprise LLC "Kolos", which contains more than 6000 pigs, told RIA Novosti on Monday, representatives of the regional administration Rosselkhoznadzor.

This is the second outbreak of African swine fever in the Krasnodar Territory in the year. Since January 8, employees of the company "Industrial Plemzavod" recorded in each of the blocks of deaths due to swine ASF. After that, the breeding farm was quarantined, and all pigs — more than 30 thousand heads — destroyed. UK criminal investigation.

LLC "Kolos",

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Locusts struck in Tajikistan, about 100 thousand hectares of farmland

Locusts struck in Tajikistan, about 100,000 hectares of farmland, told RIA Novosti on Thursday, Agriculture Minister.

Last year, the invasion of locusts were 108,000 hectares of farmland.

"According to preliminary data of the Republican Unitary Enterprise for locust control, the republic area of land affected by the Moroccan locust leaves 99.242 thousand hectares, 70.53 thousand hectares followed by chemical treatment," — said the source.

According to the source, most affected by the locust invasion of Afghanistan bordering areas of Khatlon region (south), which accounts for about 66% of the total infested area.

"This chemical treatment was an area of over

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Two leopards brought from Portugal in Sochi for the revival of the form

Two leopard brought from Lisbon (Portugal) to Sochi to restore the population of the predator in the North Caucasus, said the resort.

The World Conservation Union and the European Association of Zoos and Aquariums initiated the transfer of two leopard in Sochi National Park under the "Fine leopard in the North Caucasus."

"At present, the national park has two pairs of leopard. Oct. 21 at the zoo in Lisbon will bring another pair," — said the deputy director of the Sochi national park Umar Semenov, whose words are quoted in the report.

Leopards will also be imported from Iran, Turkmenistan

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Heavy downpours hit Central Europe

In the capital of Slovakia — Bratislava — flooded the first floors of houses in some areas the water level reaches half. Closed some schools and shops. Urban services pumping water and clear the way. A similar picture in Germany, in Bremen, where the streets have turned into rivers. Road traffic is paralyzed. During the day, rescue workers took more than three hundred calls, mostly from water trapped in captivity drivers.

In neighboring Austria showers and thunderstorms caused damage to farms. Suffered the most southern area of the country. Losses estimated at nearly one million euros.

Heavy downpours hit Central Europe

Northern lights in Finland

Kaliningrad. The Botanical Garden began abnormal flowering lilacs

The Botanical Garden of Kaliningrad flowered lilac, swollen buds on the quince, flowering began alder. The correspondent of the "New Kaliningrada.Ru" said the head of the Botanical Garden Tatiana Yakovleva Thursday. For 37 years, Tatiana Yakovleva working at the Botanical Gardens, this late flowering plant was a first.

"It is our common pain and catastrophe. Plants overstrained kidneys, in fact they are not ready for winter — if the frost hit, these trees and shrubs die," — said Tatiana Yakovleva.

According to the head of the Botanical Garden, the institution will have to dig up the plants and transplant them

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Mexico burns severe drought (video)

Mexico is suffering from the worst drought in 70 years. Prolonged heat and lack of rainfall are a disaster for local farmers.

As reported podrobnosti.ua, Mexico's people are afraid that the harvest will be a record low. The government has allocated about one hundred million dollars to help the Mexicans.

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