Unprecedented melting of ice in the Arctic due to human activities

MOSCOW, November 24 — RIA Novosti. Analysis of Arctic climate over the last 1.5 thousand years shows that the current reduction in sea ice, unprecedented in scale, due to human activities, according to the authors of an article published in the journal Nature.

Lonnie Thompson (Lonnie Thompson) from the Center named after Byrd Polar Research (USA) and his colleagues first used a model for the Arctic, which is widely used by climate scientists to reconstruct the surface temperature of the Earth for a period of several thousand years.

According to the National Information Center for Snow and Ice (NSIDC)

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Thousands of jellyfish invaded the coast of Australia in Gold Coast

Thousands of jellyfish invaded the coast of Australia from the Gold Coast. Locals impressed by what he saw. Scientists can not explain why such a jellyfish-invasion.

"I've never seen anything like this," — says Steve Williams. — "There are tens of thousands, and they are becoming more and more with every tide. All the water is teeming with them, "- he adds.

"This is a very impressive and strange phenomenon," — said the representative of the Oceanographic Institute of Trevor D (Trevor Long).

Although scientists can not explain why with every tide comes more and more jellyfish, calm

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The world is facing a shortage of fresh water

Nearly one billion people by 2050 will experience a significant and chronic shortage of drinking water and fresh water. With such a forecast made by American scientists from the organization Natural Conservancy.

They concluded that the most severe water situation will be created in cities. Among the countries and regions where the growing problem of water shortages will reach the highest level, experts from the U.S. called the Central China, East India, the Arabian Peninsula, North Africa and West Africa, East Africa, the central areas of Mexico, and the central part of Chile, the northern regions of the Philippines.

After

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The liquidators of the Chernobyl accident higher risk of leukemia

Participants in the liquidation of the Chernobyl accident in 1986, have an increased risk of a type of blood cancer — leukemia, in particular, chronic lymphocytic leukemia, according to a 20-year study, published Thursday in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives team of scientists from the U.S., Ukraine and Russia .

A team of scientists from the University of California at San Francisco, the National Cancer Institute (USA) and the Ukrainian National Research Center for Radiation Medicine and Russian Biophysical Center named Burnazyan trace the fate of 110.7 thousand liquidators from 1986 to 2006. It was found that the incidence of

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Evacuation is being prepared in Chile in connection with a possible volcanic eruption

Authorities Chilean region of Bio Bio took the decision to start on Sunday in place a contingency plan for the evacuation of people from several villages in the area of the volcano Kopaue if its activity will increase, according to Mexican media.

The volcano is located on the border of Chile and the Argentine province of Neuquen. On the morning of last Saturday Kopaue start throwing out their mouths clouds of gas and ash reached a height of 1.5 kilometers. Sensors recorded a sharp increase in seismic activity in the area Kopaue.

Decision on readiness to evacuate was taken by

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The whole slope in Sochi was moved

United Nations Development Programme in 2013 will provide about $ 3 million Russian reserves

About three million dollars will be allocated in 2013 to projects to support maritime and steppe reserves in Russia, the head of the Environmental Protection Department of the UNDP in Russia Natalia Olofinskaya.

"The projects on marine protected areas (PAs) about 1.5-2 million dollars will be spent in 2013-2014. This funding not only for infrastructure and technical assistance, but also the various study visits and procedures. Whereas projects in steppe reserve $ 1.5 million is planned for 2013, "- said Olofinskaya RIA Novosti.

As explained by the companion agency, UNDP uses the Global Environment Facility (GEF) to support biodiversity in

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A suburb of Washington continues to shake

In the area of Washington are still ongoing tremors, aftershocks are strong earthquake on August 23. As reported by the U.S. Geological Survey, since it was recorded in a total of seven tremors of magnitude 2.2 to 4.5. In Washington itself, none of them felt.

What happened on Tuesday earthquake has affected almost all the U.S. East Coast. Its epicenter was 135 kilometers south-west of Washington, and the magnitude was 5.8. Experts of the U.S. Geological Survey can not yet say with certainty what to expect local residents in the near future. They estimate that aftershocks may last up

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Bonus dog, injured in early January in St. Petersburg, died in hospital

Homeless dog Bonus, crippled in early January by unknown, died March 7 in one of the hospitals in St. Petersburg, the official site of the clinic.

Dog with multiple cut wounds found in the park two skiers, and carried to the vet. Dog lost his hind legs, but survived. His story has caused a stir, volunteers raised money to pay for a private investigator to find the mauled dog.

State bonus, the site says the veterinary clinic, has deteriorated since the end of February, when he refused to eat. Doctors suspected a viral infection, but tests have not revealed its.

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Brunt of the disaster that hit Japan paralyzed the industry

Because of typhoon "Rock" in Japan are closed most of the plants automakers "Toyota" and "Mitsubishi", as well as the largest manufacturer of consumer electronics company G-We-C. Due to bad weather in the country is broken and the transport system. At airports canceled hundreds of flights, closed key highways, interrupted by speed rail line between Tokyo and Osaka. In the capital itself does not work several subway lines.

According to recent reports, the victims of disaster are 6 people and dozens wounded. For evacuation has received about 1.5 million inhabitants. Worse still is the situation in the prefecture of

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