The flow of tourists in the Altai Reserve for five years increased by 80%

The flow of tourists from different parts of Russia and the world Altai Reserve since 2008 has grown by 80% — up to 53.211 thousand visits, told RIA Novosti on Friday, Director of Altai biosphere reserve Igor Kalmykov.

Authorities positioned Altay region as clean as the tourism industry is considered to be one of the priorities in the development of the country as a whole. According to preliminary data of the regional Minturizma, the number of tourists to the region on the basis of 2012 increased 11% to over 1.5 million people. While in 2020 authorities predict a doubling of

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Mount Etna in Sicily emits lava fountains up to 500 meters

Mount Etna, located on the Italian island of Sicily, the eighth time since the beginning of this year, resumed his activity, which this time was accompanied by the emission of lava fountain height of 450-500 meters, said on Sunday agency Ansa.

Experts from the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology in Italy recorded the resumption of activity of Etna, revived Jan. 12, in the area south-east of the crater on Saturday around 20.00 local time (22.00), which reached its peak around 23.30 hours.

The eruption was accompanied by a strong vibration the surface, with a

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Moscow Mayor considers bad ecology of one of the main problems SOUTH

One of the main problems of the South-Eastern Administrative District of Moscow is a poor environmental conditions, said Mayor Sergei Sobyanin.

"One of the main problems of the district is the environmental situation. During the last two years here have been implemented several major projects in the field of environmental improvement," — said Sobyanin on Tuesday at a meeting of the Moscow government.

He added that at the moment the court failed to close a cement silo in the printer, which were against the work of the local people.

"This year the complete renovation project Kuryanovskoy treatment plant, which was

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Five red-white whales from the Okhotsk Sea taken to Moscow

Five beluga whales caught in the Sea of Okhotsk to the Moscow Dolphinarium, Tuesday crew aircraft "Boeing 777" taken from Khabarovsk in the capital, according to the Far Eastern airline.

Beluga whale — a mammal of the suborder of toothed whale family narvalovyh. Common in the Bering and Okhotsk seas, in winter sometimes comes to the Baltic Sea. Since 1994, the species listed in the Red Book of Russia to the status of "vulnerable."

"Beluga whales were caught in the Khabarovsk region near Chkalov island, then a ferry transit through Nikolaevsk-on-Amur, they were brought to Khabarovsk. In Khabarovsk airport

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In the area of the Commander Islands earthquake

In the Bering Sea near the Commander Islands earthquake with magnitude 5.3, the victims and destructions — MOE.

In the Bering Sea near the Commander Islands earthquake with magnitude 5.3. No casualties or damage, the tsunami alarm has not been announced.

As Itar-Tass learned at the Far Eastern regional emergencies center, an earthquake was registered on January 20 in the evening, local time. The epicenter was located at 78.3 km north-west of the village of Nikolskoye on Bering Island. In communities tremors were not felt.

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Rosprirodnadzor require Saratov Refinery compensate ekouscherb

Rosprirodnadzor the Saratov region after counting the damage done to the environment that a fire at the OJSC "Saratov Oil Refinery" ("daughter" TNK-BP) on Thursday, the plant will require compensation, reported Friday committee for the protection of the environment and natural resources field.

According to the committee, petroleum fire occurred Thursday at 14.55 MSK on ELOU-AVT-6 section visbreaking unit. As reported regional GUMCHS, fire was extinguished only at 18.23 MSK.

"Medical laboratory samples were taken in the area of air by the fire. These samples were sent for analysis. Since OJSC" Saratov Oil Refinery "is the subject of federal environmental

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More than 600 birds died in Christchurch, New Zealand

Christchurch City Council is investigating the death of more than 600 birds found in a pond near the local treatment facilities.

Currently, in collaboration with the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric phenomena, studies to determine the cause of death.

Dead birds have also been found in other wetlands in the eastern part of the city, according to radionz.co.nz

In Kamchatka bear attacked a soldier

To the territory of the military unit near the village of Southern Koryak (Kamchatka) and snuck bear attacked a soldier. ITAR-TASS referring to acting the agency head of forestry and wildlife protection edge Natalia Ermolenko.

According to her, October 1 predator came to the territory of the military unit that has no fences, and made his way to the dining room. There, he met with a man-toed attacked him and bit. Fortunately, the military has not received mortal wounds. Arrived on the game wardens tracked down and killed the beast.

The week before — September 23 — near the village

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