Region in Bolivia has become the largest wetland in the world

Bolivia given the status of a wetland (wetlands) of international importance in the region of almost seven million hectares, which thus became the largest Ramsar in the world, said on Monday the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) International.

"We understand the importance of wetlands for conservation of nature and the importance of the declaration, confirming that the Llanos de Moksos (Llanos de Moxos) is under international protection. We are proud to announce that the Government of Bolivia to keep these areas" — are reported to the deputy minister of the environment Bolivia Juan Pablo Cardozo Arneza (Juan Pablo Cardozo Arnez).

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Bird deaths in Chile.

12.05.12.Na coast of Chile from the beaches of Cartagena to Santo Domingo found more than 2300 dead birds. Basically, it's gray petrels, boobies, pelicans and cormorants. Most of them are diagnosed with fractures of the wings and body injuries, indicating that the birds were in fishing nets.

According to the director of the Museum of Natural History and Archaeology, Santo Domingo, José Luis Britos, that fishermen are to blame for the death of the birds. Soon representatives of the museum plan to file a complaint with the police indifferent fishermen. In this regard, Chilean authorities are turning

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Double blow to the hammerhead shark

The confusion in the identification between an endangered species, gear hammerhead shark, and like him a new, not yet named, could threaten the survival of both species.

According to a recent article in the journal Marine Biology, a new type of hammerhead shark was found off the coast of southern Brazil. This study supports the hypothesis that the new species is distributed much more widely than previously stated. However, the "double" shark-toothed hammer, seemed to run into the same problem as the gear itself hammerhead shark — the prospect of disappearing from the face of the earth as a result

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In the harbor of Baltimore Environmental minikatastrofa

Abnormally warm water and human error caused the increasing pollution of water in the Inner Harbor of Baltimore, Maryland, USA. Beginning in January 2012, the average temperature is constantly kept at 6 degrees above normal, which caused the warming of the water in the harbor. Warm water has contributed to early onset of algal blooms, which colored all the water around Baltimore in mahogany or coffee.

Despite the fact that algae — also part of the ecosystem of the harbor, this situation is extremely dangerous for its other components. The higher the water temperature, the lower the level of

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Turning off the lights at night to help reduce CO2 emissions in France

The Ministry of Environment of France and made it mandatory for all companies of the country with offices July 1, 2013 off the night light, which will help reduce carbon emissions (CO2) emissions by 250 tons per year, according to the British newspaper Guardian.

"It is expected that the announced Wednesday innovation, will help the country to reduce CO2 emissions by 250 tons and save as much energy as it consumes annually 750 000 French families," — said in a statement.

With the entry into force of the new rules, the owners of French shops and offices will be required

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More than two tons of dead fish caught from the lake in Cyprus

About two and a half tons of dead fish pulled from the lake Athalassa Nicosia: fish mortality associated with sharp fluctuations in temperature.

The Department of Fisheries and Marine Research, told Cyprus Mail, that the deceased fish belongs to the species of tilapia (Tilapia) and probably fish "en masse" died when there was a sudden drop in temperature on the island of Cyprus.

The second reason for the mass death of fish — a large amount of rain that made a lot of dirt in the lake, making it difficult to obtain the necessary oxygen fish.

This combination of factors

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New technology will allow better analysis of climate change

Recently, it was reported that Microsoft and Google have launched several online services that allow you to demonstrate the global problems of the environment

These projects were presented at the UN Conference on Climate Change in Copenhagen

So, Microsoft has introduced a website called Environmental Atlas of Europe. This resource was developed in cooperation with the European Agency for the Environmental Protection Agency, the United Nations Environment Programme, the European Space Agency and provides an opportunity to learn about climate change and how to change it to reflect the nature and the economy. Also on this site, users can learn

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Urchin population in the UK in 2003 was reduced by a third

The number of hedgehogs in the UK fell by a third in 2003 to less than one million individuals in 2012, British gazetaGuardian with reference to the National Research Foundation for the Preservation of endangered species (PTES).

"According to the Fund's accounting urchins, from 2003 to 2012 their population in the suburbs and urban areas declined by 37%. Almost ten analysis shows that the number of hedgehogs in the kingdom decreased significantly. Reduce their rate of population is comparable to the decrease in tiger numbers," — said in the study.

The exact reasons for the reduction in numbers of these

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Submarine volcanoes can kill a third of life in the oceans — scientists

Broadcasting Corporation, BBC says that a group of scientists from the UK examined a number of volcanic sources in the oceans and concluded that their work could significantly change the entire marine ecosystem of the planet, it significantly raised the temperature, as well as increasing the concentration of sulfur dioxide gas. According to experts, the water near sources has a much higher acidity that kills all living within kilometers from the source.

Dr Jason Hall-Spencer said that in the case of large-scale oceanic volcanic eruptions, as it did in the past, our planet could lose up to 30% of marine

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China sent about $ 80 billion to change the direction of the flow of rivers

China sent about $ 80 billion to change the direction of the flow of rivers, Russian newspaper "Vedomosti". The initiative is due to economic reasons, but experts caution that its implementation could have unintended environmental consequences.

China has long been experiencing serious problems with water in the north. In order to provide the population and household industry life-giving water, the authorities have conceived a number of major projects. Their implementation began in 2003 (the original price was $ 60 billion, but since then the digits changed significantly increasing) — here and turn the rivers, and the construction of large

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