Sakhalin residents detained for poaching sea cucumber and shrimp

The police arrested three suspects in the illegal sea cucumber fishing in the waters of Sakhalin Busse Lagoon, which is a monument of nature, according to Wednesday's press office GUMVD Russia Far Eastern Federal District.

Busse lagoon in the south of Sakhalin — a complex ecosystem, which is of great importance for the reproduction and protection of algae, marine biological resources and fishing waterfowl. In accordance with the legislation of Sakhalin Region is a natural monument of regional importance. The commercial production of marine biological resources and even the movement of motorized vessels on its territory are prohibited.

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Diversion of water from Lake Sevan detrimental effect on fish stocks — expert

Diversion of water from Lake Sevan for irrigation purposes detrimental effect on stocks of fish are said Wednesday Director of Scientific Center of Zoology and Hydro National Academy of Sciences of Armenia Barduh Gabrielyan.

Armenia's National Assembly on June 22 adopted a package of amendments to the laws relating to Lake Sevan, that out of the lake for irrigation in 2012, can be taken up to 320 million cubic meters of water. Under existing law, the lake capable of collecting a maximum of 170 million cubic meters of water per year.

"Any fluctuation of water throughout the year, whether it

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Global commercial fish stocks could fall by 90% in 35 years

Commercial fish stocks in the oceans could be reduced by almost half in the next 35 years due to overfishing, pollution and climate change, the head of the marine program of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Russia Konstantin Zgurovsky.

World Fisheries Day is celebrated annually on 27 June 1985. Holiday established by the decision of the International Conference on Fisheries Management and Development, held in July 1984 in Rome. In Russia, there is also a fisherman's Day to be celebrated on July 8.

"Indeed, there is some evidence that we have already passed the peak of fishing. And by some

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Stress causes the grasshoppers have a lot of carbohydrates, scientists have found

Grasshoppers under stress, by analogy with the people begin to absorb a large amount of carbohydrates, according to a study published in the journal Science.

This is the conclusion drawn by researchers from the Universities of Jerusalem (Israel), and Yale (USA), conducted a series of experiments.

Grasshopper species Melanoplus femurrubrum put in two cells, one of which started as spiders Pisaurina mira — natural enemies. Task was only to scare the grasshoppers to track their responses to predators, so spiders have provided "muzzles", sticking them mandibles. Grasshoppers had a lot of stress as a result of metabolism in their bodies

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Earths ecosystems can collapse within a century

The ecological balance of the Earth under threat: global warming, population growth and environmental degradation can lead to irreversible collapse of the global ecosystem in this century, writes Focus.

The authors comment on the study published by a group of 22 leading biologists, ecologists, geologists and paleontologists, representing three continents. The results of work published in a specialized journal Nature.

"Scientists are concerned, in particular, the fact that the global ecosystem can collapse suddenly, and not break down gradually over the centuries, as previously thought. Without prompt and effective measures" critical mark "can be achieved in the near future"

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Scientists will study the role of forests in Siberia in the global ecosystem

An international scientific expedition to study the Yenisei River in order to study the role of forests in Siberia in the ecosystem of the planet and the forecast changes due to human influence, will start on Sunday, June 10, from Krasnoyarsk, the site says the Siberian Federal University (SFU).

Scientists have until July 4, will be held over two thousand kilometers along the Yenisei from Krasnoyarsk to the town guard, on the Taimyr Peninsula, as part of the expedition will be conducted comprehensive studies of the soil, air, forests in the basin of the river and its tributaries, said RIA

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Mining of coal near the Teles lake can affect the integrity of the ecosystem

Environmentalists argue that the development Pyzhinskogo coal deposits near the Teles lake Altai reserve in the Altai Mountains destroy the ecological integrity of the ecosystem, with the regional department of subsoil assure that development of the field in the near future will be.

According to RIA Novosti on Wednesday, a representative of the Teles lake, according to their data, Rosnedra plans to license Pyzhinskoe metorozhdenie coal. The deposit is located 25-30 kilometers from the lake in the Artybashskogo rural community, and is a zone of cooperation Altai biosphere reserve, which, like Lake Teletskoye, listed as a World Natural Heritage Site.

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Because of global warming affects hummingbird

Global warming continues to make serious changes in the lives of the inhabitants of our planet. Scientists from the University of Maryland (USA) found that the smallest bird in the world — hummingbirds — also suffer from climate change. These tiny birds, pollinators simply do not have time to adapt to warming, as do the flowers they pollinate. In those places where every year at the same time fly nesting hummingbirds, flowers wither and the birds already deprived of the opportunity to eat nectar and feed them to their young. This was last week told website U.S. National Science Foundation

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Construction of HPP on the Shilka can lead to shallowing of the Amur — scientist

Construction of the Trans-Siberian hydropower plant on the Shilka river can cause shallowing of the Amur, the level of which is constructed from hydro and so lowered by 1.5 meters, said Friday at a meeting of the Interregional Association "Far East and Trans-Baikal" Director of the Institute of Water and Ecological Problems FEB RAS Boris Voronov.

In February, the company "EuroSibEnergo" (a subsidiary of "Rusal" Oleg Deripaska owns En +) announced plans for the construction of hydropower plants on the river Shilka — a major tributary of the Amur River. Interest in the project showed China Yangtze Power Company —

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Global warming affects the nature of ocean currents

It is known that the state of the Antarctic deep-sea currents, a dense layer of cold water at a depth of 6000 meters below sea level, depends on the activity of the other currents in the ocean. It is responsible for the timely saturation other layers of ocean water on the planet, which means that it depends on the life of marine ecosystems.

By comparing the measurements carried out in 1970, and including 2012, scientists from Australia and the U.S. found that the volume and density of the cold deep currents were reduced to 60%. This suggests that the

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