A powerful sandstorm struck the western China

On Tsaidam basin in the western Chinese province of Qinghai collapsed sandstorm. In urban Golmud, Nuomuhon maximum wind speed reached 26.3 meters per second. According to experts, this is the strongest sandstorm in the region over the past 30 years.

March 17 sandstorm covered Golmud City, Qinghai Province with winds of 26.3 meters per second. Visibility of about 10 meters, which lasted nearly an hour. On the same day the storm raged in Nuomuhone for 3 hours, the maximum wind speed reached 20ms, visibility up to 700m. According to a weather specialist Zhang Tszinona sandstorm brought strong cold

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Living Christmas Tree is 20 times greener than artificial, the study

In the production in China and delivery to Russia of one five-foot artificial spruce produced 57 kilograms of carbon dioxide (CO2), while the volume of greenhouse gas emissions from the living ate similar height is 2.6 pounds, according to the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Russia with referring to research ekobyuro Greens.

Except that the carbon footprint, or the total amount of greenhouse gases emitted into the atmosphere during the entire life cycle of artificial fir many times the carbon footprint of the living forest beauty, most artificial trees are made of a material that contains PVC. After these Christmas

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Course of evolution violates global warming

Scientists at the University of Michigan (United States) are seriously concerned about the influence of increasing levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere on the interaction of insects and plants. Global warming, acting on the structure of the air, will help change the course of evolution, they say. This statement is Mark Hunter and Rachel Vannet results justify monitoring Syrian milkweed (Asclepias Syriaca). This plant in the course of evolution has developed protection from encroaching on his insect: it produces chemical compounds with insecticidal properties, a group of plant poisons — cardenolides. This ability, respectively, to be inherited,

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Marmara Sea can be dead

At the initiative of environmental activist "Denise Turmera" 2011 Year of the Sea of Marmara. The organization's purpose — to draw public attention to the problem and the state of pollution of the sea, all of which belong to the coast of Turkey, and the depletion of its fish resources.

According to the organization, over the past 40 years in the Sea of Marmara disappeared 124 species of fish.

"Denise Turmera", headed by a major Turkish businessman Rahmi Koc, — an influential environmental organization specializing in pollution of marine waters. It has been operating for 16 years,

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Global changes that could threaten civilization

How about the fact that in the 2012th from the Earth will be seen two suns? Every day we hear and signs that the planet is changing. Many of these changes occur for the first time in modern history, and seems to point to the need for adaptation of human civilization.

Heat and cold to hit all corners of the Earth; seismic activity reaches a peak, even where there are no active faults, the birds, bees, fish and other animals die for no apparent reason, and now walks a lot of talk about galactic anomalies that began to occur.


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In the Far East, the mass killing animals

Weather anomalies in the Far East can cause massive death of ungulates in spring 2011 Gozha. On it informs RIA Novosti referring to authoritative coastal ecologist, Ph.D. Victor Yudin. As one of the arguments Yudin gives the example of last winter, which was also very snowy, and forest dwellers survive the cataclysm could not.

The entire Far East fauna in danger, say experts

RIA Novosti quoted the following statement Yudin, "covered with snow throughout the region ranges from 70 centimeters to a meter. Thus, the entire bush — the main food prey — was bombarded. Now the snow is soft,

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The Gulf Stream is the other?

Scientists claim that the Gulf Stream is something going on. But here's what — opinions vary Whether there was an accident at the oil platform "British Petroleum" in the Gulf of Mexico, the reason of "failure" in the "work" the Gulf Stream? Weather events of the past and the beginning of this year clearly indicates that the current, which is called the kitchen weather across Europe and the North Atlantic, something happens. But what — the opinions of experts from different countries in this respect differ.

During last year's oil rig disaster in the Gulf of Mexico spilled more

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The Gulf Stream moves north

The study of deep-sea corals showed that in the seventies of last century, the warm current in the eastern coast of Canada has shifted to the north.

Attention of geologists, who took part in a large-scale international projects, involving plot Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Nova Scotia. Coming here from the cold northern Labrador Current water meet with the warm Gulf Stream, and in mixing them creates a thriving ecosystem.

Signs of imbalance between the Gulf Stream and the Labrador Current were discovered a few years ago in the analysis of deep sediments preserved in the

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Sea apocalypse

Ukrainian and Russian biologists from the results of this year's scientific expeditions to the Black Sea, have made a very sad conclusion — life in this unique body of water is on the verge of extinction. The Black Sea is no longer usual mackerel and turbot, and after 10 years the sea will die completely.

The final three

Specialists Sevastopol Institute of Biology of Southern Seas spent this year five special research expeditions to see the general state of the ecological system of the Black Sea. The last time these studies were conducted 25 years ago, and scientists are

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Ecology: threat to Baikal, summer and roasted red mud in Europe

Environmental News Feeds in 2010 were filled epithets "abnormal" and "unprecedented." While the United States attempted to curb the oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, Russia languished otnevidannoy heat, and fire could hardly contain the onslaught of fire in the forests of the country, occasionally going on the defensive.

The year began with the launch of the Baikal Pulp and Paper Mill, then the controversy blew up around the Khimki forest, there was a leak of toxic waste in Hungary.

Major events with a positive sign was the meeting of the State Council of the Russian Federation, entirely devoted

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