Russian polar explorers resumed drilling well above Lake Vostok

Employees glaciological-drilling unit in the new year, resumed drilling wells above the relict lake Vostokv Antarctica, told RIA Novosti the head of the Russian Antarctic Expedition (RAE), the Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute of Roshydromet (AARI) Valery Lukin.

In early February 2012 the specialists of drilling unit of the 57th Russian Antarctic Expedition after decades of drilling for the first time entered the hidden under the Antarctic ice thickness chetyrehkilometrovoy East Lake — the largest subglacial lake in Antarctica. Analysis of the first water samples East has shown that they are essentially free of microorganisms.

"Drilling the well on course,

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Oil spill in the U.S. threatens ecology of Yellowstone Park

As reported vesti.ru, breakthrough pipeline owned by one of the largest oil companies in the world, Exxon Mobil, on Saturday caused the 40-kilometer long oil plume at Yellowstone River.

This was announced today by Brian Schweitzer — Governor of the North-West of the U.S. state of Montana, where the accident occurred. "The parties responsible for the security of the pipeline are required to reverse the effects of a breakthrough," — he stressed.

Because of the accident on the pipeline, which was laid on the bottom of the river, also had to evacuate the settlements located along the

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Warmer winters and great snow cover in the Arctic north kills plants

Occurring on our planet climate change is leading to warmer winters in the Arctic region. A warmer winters help to increase the amount of precipitation and snow cover in this part of the world. It would seem — all pretty bad, because the snow cover protects plants from cold in winter, maintaining a suitable temperature, and promoting early plant growth. However, all is not good for arctic plants …

How do I find European scientists snowfall promote intensive growth of pathogenic fungus that infects plants hiding under the snow. For many years, scientists have been studying the ecological processes that

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Dnipro on the brink of ecological disaster: the river can become dirty swamp

Dnieper River ecosystem threatens ecological disaster that can be prevented by developing, in the near future, at the regional and state level special environmental programs to rescue the river, scientists believe Dnipropetrovsk.

, Told a press conference, Director of the Institute of Natural Resources and Ecology of the NAS of Ukraine, member of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Doctor of Engineering, Professor Arkady Shapar, after the construction of the Dnieper cascade reservoirs into a lake, and may soon become muddy swamp.

One way to save the river scientist calls the demolition of all the dams

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The ecosystem of the Earth is changing the appearance of the plankton in the Atlantic shows this

The ecosystem of the Earth is changing the appearance of the plankton in the Atlantic Ocean, testifies to this. Photo: HO / AFP / Getty Images

The melting of the glaciers of the Arctic Ocean has allowed Pacific plankton migrate to the northern part of the Atlantic Ocean. Scientists observing the migration of plankton for 13 years, it is believed that the ecosystem of the planet Earth is undergoing major changes, according to the BBC BBC.

Plankton — this is the main food of gray toothless whales. Naturally, mammals followed plankton — through the Northwest Passage along the

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Earthquake in Tibet — 4.9

Beijing, Dec. 1 / Xinhua / Today at 11:51 am Beijing time in the area of Ngari, Tibet Autonomous Region, an earthquake measuring 4.9 on the Richter scale, said the Chinese Seismological Service.

Quake epicenter was located at coordinates 31.7 degrees north latitude and 83.8 degrees east longitude, the earthquake lies at a depth of 10 km.

Sinkhole in the UK

In the county of Surrey in England on October 5 highway A320 car fell into a pit of boiling water.

As the portal UsedCars.RU citing milli.az, she drove the car to work, and when he heard a strange noise, slowed to determine the source of sound. Asphalt suddenly failed, and the car ended up in a huge hole, fill up fast boiling water.

Fortunately, the driver managed to get out of the car before the car plunged into the mud "bath" on the roof. It turned out that in this place a major water main burst, and a powerful stream

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Berry anomaly in Brest

Residents Brest collect a second crop of strawberries. The locals call this phenomenon a miracle. Has been scientifically proven that the hormone found in strawberries joy. And here is difficult to disagree. Sweet berry really pleased villagers Palace Luninets district not only a good harvest in the spring, but now the autumn. The locals call their village strawberry paradise. Firstripe is about to begin in early spring. But to harvest krasnoboky pleased in October, the old-timers do not recall.

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Forum Arctic: the present and the future will work in St. Petersburg

International Forum "The Arctic: The Present and Future" will be opened in St. Petersburg, and its main task — to find and offer solutions for integrated development of the Arctic zone of Russia, according to the organizers.

The forum is supported by the Government of St. Petersburg, under the auspices of the Association of Russian Polar Explorers, led by Artur Chilingarov. Under his chairmanship on December 6 in the northern capital to host meeting of the Association of polar explorers (ASPOL) where leading scientists and researchers at both poles of the Earth will discuss prospects for the development of

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