The World Wildlife Fund has presented a new method of assessing ecosystem

Last week at a meeting of the Committee of Senior Officials of the Arctic Council in Lulea, Sweden, WWF introduced a new methodology for identifying areas that can be restored in a changing climate

The new project is called RACER, which means "quick assessment of the Circum-Arctic ecosystem resilience." The result of two years work team WWF together with an international group of experts in the field of climate, flora, fauna, ecosystem dynamics, hydrology and other fields, as well as indigenous people, created and tested a method for determining the sites of importance for nature conservation in the Arctic, and

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Most of the forests in Russia in 10-20 years will degenerate

Degradation of forests in Russia is so fast that in 10-20 years, they may stop producing clean water and air, said project coordinator forest policy of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Russia Nikolai Shmatko.

"The quality of forests in Russia is deteriorating, deterioration is rapid. Fragmentation of forests, degradation of wood … in the next one or two decades, can not say that in the Russian forests will disappear, and that they will lose their ecological, ecosystem function. cease to be habitat for creatures that are associated with the forest. of a sharp depletion of the species composition and the

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Environmentalists have made the first census of microbes in a thundercloud

Europe Ecologie microbes found inside a thundercloud and held their first "census", which allowed scientists to declare clouds most extreme zone the presence of life on Earth, according to an article published in the journal PLoS One.

"When we started this research, we are just hoping to describe the types of bacteria that are found in a previously unexplored habitat — thunderstorm clouds. However, we have found traces of an active ecosystem in the atmosphere," — said the head of a group of scientists Ulrich Carlson (Ulrich Karlson) from the University of Aarhus (Denmark).

Carlson and his colleagues came to

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Pacific threatens void

Global warming will cause the fish to migrate. Humanity lives in anticipation of disaster. Global warming will bring the world so many misfortunes, that the death of a meteorite or explosion collider seems the best relief from the slow and inevitable disaster. But the problem is that people are more inclined to trust the screaming headlines and disregard serious studies. Scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) calculated how climate change will affect the period from 2010 to 2099 to life in the San Francisco Bay and the mouths of rivers Sacramento and San Joaquin. The conclusions drawn in the

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Kazakh cyanide decomposed and to Russia not doplyvut

MOSCOW, November 3 — RIA Novosti. Cyanide, got into the river in the East Kazakhstan region, already decomposed, and therefore will not be able to reach on riverbeds to Russia, told RIA Novosti on Thursday, Deputy Head of the Federal Agency for Water Resources (Rosvodoresursy) Basil Kuryanov.

Emergency discharge of cyanide gold-mining company came in Volchovka stream (tributary Sekisovka) of East Kazakhstan region on October 29. The maximum permissible concentration (MPC) of cyanide exceeded more than 500 times, said on Wednesday the press service of Kazakhstan Ministry of Emergency Situations.

"The chemical indicators cyanide itself decomposes in water, leaves in

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Disappointing outlook

Global warming will have such an impact on the weather in the world, that some areas will soon become uninhabitable. Change that is more difficult to analyze, to cause damage to both human life and the economy, according to a new report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change), is at the disposal of employees Associated Press. The final version of the report will be published in the coming weeks, after the meeting of the Board in Uganda. Experts say that in the U.S. by the end of the century a strong one-day rain that

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The ecosystem of the Black Sea remains difficult, experts say

The ecosystem of the Black Sea remains a "serious but stable", and the maximum wave height increases, experts say. International Black Sea Day is celebrated on October 31. "Gradually, the average height of extreme waves (maximum wave height in the most stormy day) in the Black Sea is growing from year to year, or roughness of the sea increases," — said the member of RAS Sergey Dob.

According to the oceanographer, no single hypothesis to explain this phenomenon. Force winds at sea has not changed, and the frequency of storms has increased. "The sea does not have time to calm

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Altai has become the center of global warming in Russia

Over the past 50 years in the Altai Mountains seen increase in the average temperature, and by 2050, some of the glaciers have lost 26% of its area, RIA Novosti reported, citing a report participating scientific and practical conference on the study of climate change in the Altai-Sayan ecoregion Love Ivashkina .

"Russia was among the areas which emerged facts to support global climate change, and the south of Western Siberia, specifically — Altai, called the center of global warming in Russia. Nowhere is of specific changes can tell Altai glaciers, which, like the glaciers around the world, has recently

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Languages Altai glaciers recently decreased significantly

Gorno-Altai, October 27 — RIA Novosti, Elena Kozlova. Languages of Altai glaciers due to global warming significantly retreated deep into the valleys of 2050 some of the glaciers have lost up to 26% of the area, told RIA Novosti participant scientific-practical conference on the study of climate change in the Altai-Sayan Ecoregion, Chairman Media Club " commandment without borders "Love Ivashkina.

Lobes — the moving part of mountain glacier, below the snow line. The conference, which were announced by scientific evidence, concluded on Thursday in Barnaul. One of the main objectives of the event was to develop a strategy to

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Environmentalists are going to take the spring to Kalmykia birdwatchers and tulips

Russian ornithologists organized in May 2013 ecological expedition to Kalmykia for birdwatchers and tulips, said Tuesday the CEO of ANO "Fotoekspeditsiya" Dmitry Moseykin. He was speaking at a presentation on the Day of the Russian Society of preservation and study of birds (ROSIP) at an exhibition of wildlife "Golden Turtle".

Environmentalists ROSIP announced a set of participants in the expedition, to be held in the spring in the Kalmyk steppes and rare birds abound around Lake Manych.

"Part of the trip will be devoted to bird watching at Lake Manych where you can see both types of nests on" our

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