The number of refugees is growing for environmental reasons

It is no secret that millions of people are moving to other countries and cities due to ecological imbalance. Until recently, people thought of refugees only in a political context. Despite the fact that the modern world in which more and more people are becoming dissatisfied occurring in natural and environmental disasters, takes a new concept of "environmental refugees", many countries are trying hard to ignore the folding state of affairs.

According to the UN Convention of 1951, under a refugee is a person experiences fear of persecution on account of membership in a social group or class on

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Seismic exploration in the Barents Sea will reduce the number of fish

Greenpeace Russia says seismic in the south-eastern part of the Barents Sea, which there are now court "Rosneft", a detrimental effect on the inhabitants of the marine waters, "Rosneft" states that all work is carried out in strict compliance with environmental legislation.

Seismic surveys against fish

"Judgment" Finder 5 "and" Yuzhmorgeologiya "company" Rosneft "conduct seismic surveys in the south-eastern part of the Barents Sea. Rather, they are 2D-Scanning, that is, an initial study of the shelf. Possible to assume that in the coming years, operations in this increase the area so that the sea will cease to be rich

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Warming in the Arctic fjords of Svalbard sowed algae

Climate change in the Arctic has led to dramatic changes in benthic ecosystems of the two fjords of Spitsbergen — in particular, in the last 30 years, the area of algal cover their increased five to eight times, say the authors of an article published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

The team, led by Suzanne Korch (Susanne Kortsch) from the University of Tromso (Norway) analyzed data on the state of benthic ecosystems Kongsfjord Smeerenburgforda and the west of the island Spitsbergen in 1980-2010 years. In this period, according to their data, the average surface temperature

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Two piranha caught in the river that separates Greece and Turkey

Two piranha caught at intervals of a few days on the river Evros (Maritsa) separating Greece and Turkey, said on Wednesday the Greek TV channels.

Predatory fish family piranevyh known powerful jaws and violent behavior, are found in South America and has never before been seen on the border between Greece and Turkey.

The first length of 45 centimeters piranha caught July 31 Turkish fisherman Qadir Ozal, the second, a 23-inch, caught this week at the usual trap with bait of corn Tsolakidis Kostas Greek fisherman, reports TV.

The presence of piranhas in the river is dangerous not only for

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River ecosystems in Sochi restore fall

The participants of Olympic construction are Mzymta river ecosystem restoration and Laura in Sochi affected during the construction of sports, transportation and infrastructure projects, the completion of activities scheduled for the fall of 2013, said the state corporation "Olympstroy".

In March 2011, all the organizations under construction next to the Mzymta, with the participation of representatives of the UN, UNEP signed a declaration of commitment to restore the river. As part of this document was developed and approved by Ministry of Russia comprehensive plan to restore the channel waterway. In accordance with the participants of Olympic construction carry out activities

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Able to linger in Siberia for the weekend

Smog from forest fires enveloped this week about half of Siberian cities, weather forecasts, will last until the beginning of next week. Tomsk airport still does not work, and those who had to take off from there, transported by bus to the airports of other cities. Buses have to use and for those who need to get to Tomsk.

Abnormally hot, dry weather lasts for two months in most parts of Siberia. Temperature reaches the mark of 35 degrees. Area of forest fires in Siberia, according to the District Department of Forestry, for a day has increased from 13,000 to

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Large-scale fires in Siberia taiga ecosystem change, said the expert

Large forest fires that swept this year Siberia, changed its past taiga ecosystem in some areas, according to RIA Novosti forest program director of Greenpeace RossiiAleksey Yaroshenko.

"Many of the large burned forest areas, most likely, in the future will be lit again. Formed so green deserts of burning grass covers and dries, it becomes the perfect fuel for a new forest fire. Man unable to plant such large areas of forest and natural overgrowing will prevent repeated fires. could say that the fires in Siberia and the Far East changed the pre-existing ecological system in some areas of the

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Pollution of rivers will lead to disaster

That throw off contaminated wastewater into the river only after cleaning them, everyone knows. But often there are situations when the construction and launch of sewage treatment plants is economically viable enterprises. And in some cases it is associated with many difficulties (such as in the pharmaceutical and polymer industries).

University of Minnesota, in particular Dr. Jessica Ward, conducted special studies. Their goal was to determine the relationship effects of bisphenol A (BPA) on the river inhabitants. Was chosen for the control of two types of fish: black and red Shiner Shiner.

They are most often found in rivers

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Expedition to rescue the Ural River is 16 times held in Orenburg

Sixteenth Russian-Kazakhstan historical and cultural ecological expedition "Zhaiyk Ural-2012" starts in Orenburg, July 17, RIA Novosti reported the administration of Orenburg.

The organizers of the expedition, traditionally by the Government of the Orenburg region, the City of Orenburg, akimat of West Kazakhstan region and Steppe Institute UoRAN.

"Members of the expedition by canoe to overcome waterway length just under 50 miles to the town of Chernorechye. Sixteenth expedition, like the previous fifteen, dedicated to the memory of the writer Valerian Pavlovich Pravdukhin," — said the representative of the city administration.

Participate in the alloy are about fifty people, the Russian

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Litter in the Altai Mountains in 2012 were twice as many

The number of violations in the field of environmental protection has almost doubled in the past year in the Altai Mountains, a major environmental problem in the region are still illegal dumps, told the prosecutor Nikolai Mylitsyn region.

According to the prosecutor, in 2012 revealed almost 3.3 thousand violations of law in the field of environmental protection and natural resources, which is 45% more than in 2011 (when similar violations was 2.27 thousand). Therefore, prosecutors have 288 submissions, 444 presented to the court of a claim on the prosecutor to administrative liability for environmental offenses were involved 256 individuals based

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