Natural Park will create in Lake Baikal Arey

Authorities Trans-Baikal region in 2013 are going to create a natural park on Lake Arey, which is known for its healing properties of mud and water, to preserve the ecosystem of the pond and the surrounding forest, told RIA Novosti the regional parliament.

In October, the flying, the administrative center of the district Uletovsky whose territory is a lake, public hearings were held, which were attended by representatives of the regional authorities, members of the Russian Geographical Society, the local people. Arey discussed the fate of the lake and its unique ecosystems.

"Prior to November 10 will continue to welcome

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Sea of Japan faster than other areas of the ocean responds to warming

Sea of Japan faster than other regions of the oceans respond to global warming, the temperature and acidity of the water it is growing almost twice as active than in other areas of the oceans, according to RIA Novosti Deputy Director, Pacific Oceanological Institute, Far Eastern Branch (FEB RAS), Vyacheslav Lobanov.

This conclusion was made on the basis of 11 years of Russian-Korean monitor changes in the Sea of Japan.

"Launched in 1999 by scientists of both countries, the cycle of joint observations showed that the Sea of Japan are much more responsive to global warming than other parts of

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A third of the snails are on the verge of extinction in the Pacific Islands

More than 30% of freshwater fish, snails and reptiles that live in the Pacific Islands, are threatened with extinction, said the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

Environmentalists have published results of the first phase of two-year research program in the Pacific Islands. As the article notes, the result of the program will be a package of measures for the conservation of rare species in the region for up to ten years.

"Pacific islands of Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia — is home to a large number of terrestrial species, many of which are found only in this corner of

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Experts say oil spills main environmental problem of the Caspian Sea

Oil spills are a major threat to the ecology of the Caspian Sea, experts said the two littoral states of Russia and Kazakhstan at the press conference in RIA Novosti, while environmentalists say untreated sewage Azerbaijan the main source of pollution.

"External sources of pollution (untreated sewage — Ed.) Caspian important, and to prevent this risk is necessary, but what is happening with natural resources (marine oil — Ed.) Much more serious. Before our eyes becomes apparent threat of degradation of the unique biodiversity of this ecosystem "- said a senior researcher at the Institute of Oceanology, Russian Academy of

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New ekotropy appear in Buryatia Baikal nature reserve for tourists

Environmentalists Baikal Biosphere Reserve in Buryatia in the buffer zone will pave new nature trails and build holiday complex on one of the roadblocks to the development of eco-tourism, according to the website of the reserve.

Cordon, which experts have started to equip, is located in the village of Taiga in Selenge region of the Republic of Buryatia. In this area is the base cordon security service, where state inspectors begin patrolling the southern border of the Baikal nature reserve.

"Cordon" Taiga "has existed since the founding of the reserve, but with the development of tourism will have a new

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Sweden is the only coral reef under threat

Danger looming over the only coral reef Saken Swedish fjord near Koster. This reef is created only in nature overlooking coral Lophelia pertusa, able to live in cold water with constant and high salinity. Risk of total loss of the reef is great because the corals die with hundreds of other organisms and completely disrupt the natural harmony of the marine ecosystem.

Until the mid-1920s, Sweden had three similar reef Koster Fjord, but with changing climate conditions and to increased levels of pollution of coastal waters from three locations there was only one, and now her condition is critical.

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Cure for inflammation caused the extinction of vultures in India

The number of vultures in India has declined from five million to several thousand in the last ten years because of the drug diclofenac poisoning ingested by birds by eating dead cows that have been treated with this drug, said the international organization for the conservation of birds BirdLife International.

Experts of the Indian branch of BirdLife International presented the results of his research during the regular 11th session of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity, which these days is held in the Indian city of Hyderabad.

Unlike other birds that are killed because of poaching and habitat destruction, the

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Greens celebrate Day of the Tree plantations in Moscow on Saturday

Action "Day of the Tree" reforestation at the fire site in 2010 will be held on Saturday at Orekhovo-Zuyevo suburbs, according to the organizer of plantation fund "Russian carbon."

"Action" Day of the Tree "will be carried out under the" Green Planet breath "for restoration and conservation of forests in Russia, as well as the fight against global climate change. On this day, companies, civil society organizations and individuals to hold planting on the site burned down in 2010, the forest to compensate for harm caused by their work environment, and learn about the role of forests in the global

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OD support a referendum to ban the fishing of salmon in the rivers of Sakhalin

Public Chamber (OP) of the Russian Federation will support the initiative of fishermen and environmentalists to hold a referendum in the Sakhalin region to ban the commercial fishing of salmon spawning rivers, said a member of ETA Sergey Simak.

"Public Chamber support a referendum on Sakhalin for two reasons: first, the direct expression of citizens — that's right, the second reason is that the situation that continue to prevail in Sakhalin, from an environmental and social point of view — is crazy. 99% of the island's population are deprived the right to throw the bait, while 1% rake thousands of

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Fish in the ocean can lose weight by a quarter due to climate change

Weight gain in ocean fish may be reduced by a quarter by 2050, if the climate change on the planet continue at their current pace, according to a paper published in the journal Nature Climate Change.

American experts examined the adaptability to climate change in more than 600 species of marine fish, and with the help of mathematical modeling predicted changes in their size, physiology and migratory patterns. According to the survey, three-quarters of the species studied, "ground" — an indicator of the maximum body mass in these species is reduced.

"According to the script, calculated for the current

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