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March will vary rapid changes in temperature, said Vilfand

The upcoming March in the European part of Russia in its weather will be close to historical averages, but the expected extreme temperatures, told reporters on Monday the head of Hydromet Roman Vilfand.

March in the European part of the country "is a winter month," recalled Vilfand.

"The average temperature will be close to the average values of early spring would not be predicted very different temperature and heavy precipitation," — said the head meteorologist.

According to him, meteorologists can not yet say for sure what the weather will be on March 8. However, it is possible that in this

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The Rybinsk reservoir rapidly disappearing fish

Studies have shown that the fish in the water was less, and it does not have time to grow to large sizes. That's because the fishermen is almost more than the object of prey.

Ichthyologists also noted that the period of maturation of fish declined vdvoe.Eto found during an expedition conducted by scientists on board the vessel "Akademik Topchiev"

— Fish have nowhere to spawn. Right now the whole coast clogged networks. When the fish are spawning — around one net worth. They continue to fish when we trawled with ichthyologists to account for fish trawl clung to these networks,

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UK Guardian: Chernobyl still dangerous

Guardian devotes a whole page of approaching the 25th anniversary of the Chernobyl accident, indicating that the ruins of nuclear power continue to pose a danger to humanity.

The European Commission has urged the world to collect 750 million euros for the construction of a new sarcophagus around the reactor burned, as the former loses its protective properties and may collapse.

Future sarcophagus, which plans to push the "Shelter" has been called one of the greatest engineering works in the world, given its size and the use of the latest inventions in it. It will cover, in addition to the

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The search for victims of a landslide in Colombia continues

Mud landslide occurred near the two Colombian villages Villas de Prado and Remolinos, located in one of the municipalities in the southwestern department of Huila. According to preliminary reports, a landslide killed four people, five were injured, 11 are included in the list of the missing. The initial number of the missing was 27 people.

Landslide was preceded by a flood on the river La Correr. Spilled after prolonged rains, the river flooded about 20 houses located on its banks. The soil around the river became unstable and viscous, causing a landslide. At Villas de Prado, 150 km

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The oldest bird in the world brought seed in 62 years

Female albatross named Wisdom ("wisdom"), which is considered the oldest bird on the planet, the sixth consecutive year, lays eggs, despite its venerable age, according to Discovery News.

"It regularly raises new offspring and annually makes flight across the Pacific Ocean" — are reported words of the head of the Programme of nesting birds of North America (NABBP) Piterdzhona Bruce (Bruce Peterjohn).

Scientists estimate the age of Wisdom in 62 years, while in the wild albatross usually live to 15-20 years. For the first time this female albatross found and ringed biologist Chandler Robbins (Chandler Robbins) in 1956, when

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In the Chilean capital unexpectedly snowed

Rare for this time of year, the natural phenomenon occurred the day before in the Chilean capital Santiago — in different parts of the city the snow fell. As the Mexican agency Notimex, eastern, southern and central part of the city were covered with snow, which caused great joy among local residents, not spoiled by such rainfall this time of year. People took to the streets, playing snowballs, catch falling snowflakes hands. Flurry coincided with yet another protest march students demanding education reforms of the country. However, the snow did not change the plans of protest and mass action

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Biologists have found miniature chameleons in Madagascar

Biologists discovered in Madagascar, four new species of chameleons, less than a few centimeters from head to tail, which claim to be the world's smallest reptile, the article German scientists in the journal PLoS ONE.

The research team discovered a tiny lizard genus Brukezii (Brookesia) family of chameleons in four separate areas located in the north of Madagascar. Genetic analysis of reptiles found that they all have a common ancestor. However, due to the microclimatic characteristics of each of the sites, once settled ancestors micro lizards formed into separate species.

"Despite the resemblance found in reptiles, they still refer to

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Sumatran Tiger from the U.S. arrived in London to meet with the bride

Experts brought from U.S. zoo male Sumatran Tiger at London Zoo, and hope that it will be a couple of the female from Australia, who had settled there two weeks earlier, according to the London Zoo in his microblog Twitter.

In the wild, there are about three hundred individuals Sumatran tiger subspecies — the smallest of the species of tigers. Reproduction of this predator in captivity is part of an international program to maintain the population.

"The Sumatran tiger (also known as JJ — ed.) Arrived at the London Zoo for a meeting with the bride" — the report says.

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Death of fish in the Gulf of Cheboksary

In Cheboksary reservoir Bay massively dying fish. In small polynyas near the boat station is literally littered with all its bottom. Dozens of fishes lie in icy slush on the surface, until they become prey to crows.

The first alarm sounded bloggers. Photos from the fish kill appeared on LiveJournal. , Described his impressions Internet user, "Given that at this point the depth of about five feet, and the water in the winter becomes more transparent, you can imagine how many fish gathered there, just do not see a light sand." One of the bloggers called environmentalists

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Locust invasion and puzzles

 

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