BP is not going to give up work in the Gulf of Mexico

British oil company BP learned expensive lessons from the spring of 2010 occurred the accident in the Gulf of Mexico and is not going to refuse to work in the region, Reuters reported, citing the head of the company, Robert Dudley.

The explosion at the Deepwater Horizon killed 11 people and turned the biggest environmental disaster in U.S. history. In the Gulf of Mexico water spilled nearly 5 million barrels of oil.

Then to Dudley, the elimination of the accident fell to "the last few miles," the company has invested $ 1 billion in projects to restore the ecosystem of

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Scientists first found in the Antarctic deep sea organisms

Scientists discovered in Antarctic waters deep community of organisms living in thermal springs — sulfurous hydrothermal sources, according to a paper published in the journal PLoS Biology.

Scientists from the UK, USA, Portugal and Spain have made this discovery as a result of a two-year study of Western Rift hydrothermal vents in the Scotia Sea (adjacent to Antarctica Atlantic) through controlled submersibles.

The researchers found crustaceans, molluscs and polychaete worms that exist at temperatures up to 383 degrees Celsius and at a depth of about 2.5 thousand meters, among which the most interesting new species of decapod crab genus Kiwa.

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Israel loses fisheries

Over the past ten years, the number of marine fish off the coast of Israel has decreased by 40%. According to experts of the Department of the Ministry of Agriculture Fisheries and scientists, the cause of the incident — uncontrolled fishing.

Naaretz cites the opinion of a professor at Tel Aviv University, Menachem Goren. According to him, the fishermen use trawls, which sweeps away everything in its path. The damage they cause to the ecosystem of the sea floor is filled in just a few years. In networks killed many small fish, mollusks and crustaceans, which have no commercial

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The menu will include human mercury

The long-awaited snow that fell over the weekend will not only pre-holiday mood, but deadly to all inhabitants of the Earth. Scientists have sounded the alarm: with precipitation falls incredible amount Mercury. And the most scary is that toxic metal can get into the food chain, and thus, to get on board to man.

A large amount of mercury contained in industrial emissions, resulting from fuel combustion. Atmospheric heavy metal is oxidized, so it can return to Earth along with precipitation. In the metabolism of microorganisms oxidized mercury is converted into highly toxic methylmercury, which by its toxic effect

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For half a century, China has destroyed more than 200 lakes

Lakes ecosystem in China is on the brink of destruction. For the past 50 years due to human activities in China have disappeared 243 lakes.

These data are reported Iyuy Chen, academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and director of the State Committee for the Management of Natural Sciences Foundation.

According to the academician, in the whole country for the past 50 years has dried up 4326 square meters. kilometers of lakes, 9,570 square meters were fading. kilometers, the total volume of water in lakes decreased by 51.6 billion cubic meters. This applies only to the lakes area of

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Environmentalists groped compromise on the road is in the Khibiny

A compromise solution is possible in the conflict over plans laying industrial roads for the future national park "Khibiny" in the Murmansk region, according to RIA Novosti interviewed ecologists from the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Russia and the Kola center of wildlife.

The conflict between environmentalists and the "North-Western Phosphorous Company" (NWPC) arose from the road to the apatite-nepheline deposit Partomchorr, to be held within the boundaries of the future national park "Khibiny". Environmentalists believe that the construction of the road to pass Umbozersky makes no sense creating the National Park, because the ecosystem is disrupted.

"A compromise option

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Due to global warming, many forms of marine life can disappear

Global warming is probably already learned from all sides, and mankind knows what to prepare. However, many of the nuances were not taken into account. For example, a Canadian researcher has discovered that nature responds to climate change despite the current forecasts, and many species of marine animals will disappear, as the increase in temperature will cause them to move in the habitat of predators. It can completely destroy the marine ecosystem.

"The warming is not just a direct effect on certain organisms, it changes the relationship between them, which leads to unexpected consequences. Is modified not only their way

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The Arctic has entered a new era

What will the future? (Image steveguyer.)

The Arctic has entered a new era. Water and air warmer, less sea ice, land, more greens.

That is the main idea of the next annual "Arctic Consolidated Report" by the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

The first thing that catches the eye — it is still reduced the area of summer sea ice. This season, she was second last in 32 years of satellite observations. Antirecord continues to hold in 2007. Experts stress that the new Arctic longer periods of open water should be considered the norm. In addition, the

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About 12 million bees died in Florida

Experts have ruled out disease, including the destruction of the Colonies Syndrome (CCD), as the cause of death of honey bees in Brevard County (Brevard County) Florida. Daily Mail reports that up to 12 million bees about 800 apiaries area all dropped dead at about the same time, September 26 — and local beekeepers believe that bees are killed by chemicals.

Mass extinctions associated with CCD often occur in many regions of the world, and engage in a gradual process of disappearance and possible collapse of the colony — and the dead bees usually nowhere to be found. But the

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Sudden weather changes are killing life on Earth

Recent study by researchers at Princeton University offers a new way to look at global warming and the consequences to which it leads. If you believe the environmentalists, more than a third of the planet is subject to sudden changes of weather. The days become either very sunny and dry, or cloudy and rainy. A change of one to the other is very sharp.

Seemingly ordinary phenomenon, when the sun is shining then, the rain will break, but these variations are actually incredible impact on the entire ecosystem, including plants, animals and humans. In addition, they also lead to terrible

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