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Every fifth tree in Europe, bald, says the UN

MOSCOW, July 13 — RIA Novosti.Number of leaves and needles smaller than normal in 20% of the trees the most common species in Europe, according to the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Russia, with reference to the UN report "The State of Europe's forests."

"In 2009, 20.2% of the trees showed signs of weakening — the number of needles and leaves were smaller than normal, and just over 25% of European trees can be attributed to damaged or lost," — said in a report prepared by the Economic Commission for Europe, Food and Agriculture Organization and the Secretariat

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On the banks of the river Shipuniha recover from ecological disaster

Mass death of fish in the river Shipuniha Iskitim district occurredJuly 6. Residents of nearby cottages first raised the alarm and called the MOE. Arrived on the scene officers removed the fish. Meanwhile, the city rumors of a terrible smell, still standing on the bank of the river, and panic among local residents.

According to preliminary reports, which appeared in the press, mass death of fish was associated with a break of one of the sewer adjacent to the river plants. More information from the officials of the Novosibirsk region could be obtained.

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The Red Book of Kuzbass replenished with new kinds of endangered animals

The second edition of the regional Red Book was published in the Kuzbass, in him, in particular, found in the area included a small swan, Ferruginous Duck and Snow Leopard, said on Thursday, RIA Novosti employee of the regional administration.

The Red Book of the Kemerovo region was published for the first time in 2000.

"The new edition, which prepared the experts of the Department of Natural Resources and leading biologists, allows for changes in the ten-plus years in the flora and fauna of the region," — said the source.

According to him, now Kuzbass Red List includes 165 species

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Offset Magnetic Pole for changes in the layout of runways aircraft

Plane lands at the airport of Stansted. There also had to change the layout of the runways. Photo: Gareth Cuttermole / Getty Images

 

January 3, 2011 at the airport in Tampa, Florida (USA), had to adjust the layout of runways because of the rapid changes in the magnetic north. Also located to the north of London Stansted Airport in the summer of 2009 changed the layout pages, less is known about the same operation at the airport Sylt (Germany) in 2006. Since the magnetic field of the earth is subject to constant changes, also

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