Ice cover in the Arctic in 2011, lost to the historical minimum

The total volume of ice in the Arctic summer of 2011 fell to a record low on record — 4.2 thousand cubic kilometers of ice on the area and this year only 160,000 square kilometers behind the minimum in 2007, said in a preliminary version of the annual report on the state of climate change prepared by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).

The report was presented during the regular WMO, 17th session of the Conference of Parties to the Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), which runs from November 28 to December 9 in Durban, South Africa."The global average

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UN calls to prepare for an increase in natural disasters

Japan, Fukushima, April 2011November 27, 2011.Special Representative of the UN Secretary General for Disaster Risk Reduction Margareta Wahlström said that the government should be more carefully planned actions in the light of increased threat of natural disasters, especially in relation to climate change.

In South-East Asia from continuing since June floods affected nearly 20 million people. Killed more than 1,000 people. Only in Thailand from the strongest in 50 years floods affected some 13 million people.

"This year the scale of the disaster and their economic and humanitarian consequences of extremely high. Therefore, governments, companies and

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Japan is experiencing another earthquake

 

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On the Japanese island of Hokkaido in the north of the country there was an earthquake of magnitude 6.2. Reported by the U.S. Geological Survey.  The epicenter was at a depth of 42 km to 164-km east of the city of Hakodate. The shock was recorded on November 24 2011. at 14:25 MSK. The tsunami threat has not yet announced. No casualties or destruction are not informed. Note that the area where the earthquake struck, is in the so-called Ring of Fire — a seismically active zone, covering the area around the Asia-Pacific region. Since the

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NASA: Solar eclipse of November 25, 2011 will be clearly seen in Antarctica

NASA: Solar eclipse of November 25, 2011 will be clearly seen in Antarctica

The fourth and last solar eclipse in 2011, which is expected on November 25, will see only the inhabitants of the high latitudes of the Southern Hemisphere: South Africa, New Zealand, Tasmania and Antarctica. According to Live Science, the solar eclipse will be clearly seen in Antarctica. While residents and tourists in New Zealand eclipse uvidyat only a quarter, on the Antarctic sun will be closed at 90%.

All who 25 November 2011 will be in the region can witness a truly unique spectacle — the

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Plume of radiation from Fukushima-1 March 18 will cover the southwestern United States.

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17/03/2011, RBC. NY 6:57:47 Loop radiation from the emergency power plant (NPP), "Fukushima-1" in Japan, 17 March 2011. will take place over the Pacific Ocean and affect the Aleutian Islands, and in the evening on March 18 will cover Southern California and southwestern United States, including Nevada, Utah and Arizona. This forecast is contained in a report prepared by the Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (CTBTO) to the United Nations (UN). The experts say that the level of concentration of radiation in the plume will be low and in the worst case will have a very

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Cause of natural flooding in Indochina in 2011

Specialists Tokyo climatological center JMA (Japan Meteorological Agency), conducted a preliminary study of the causes heavy rains that led to catastrophic flooding in Indochina.

Usually the summer monsoon, which brings rain to the region, lasts from May to October. In 2011, the rainy season lasted from June to September, but the rainfall was at 120-180% above the norm. That is, the intensity of the normal rainfall in some places could be exceeded 2-2.5 times! For four months in Chiang Mai (northern Thailand) fell 921 mm of precipitation (134% of normal) in Bangkok — 1251 (140%), Vientiane (Laos) —

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Pulkovo Airport passenger traffic for the year increased by 13%

At the end of 10 months of 2011, passenger traffic Pulkovo, which is implemented in a strategic investment project of the St. Petersburg airport to transform the biggest hub of international level, was 8,233,414 people, which is 13.4% more than the same period in 2010, according to the press service of the Committee for Investments and Strategic Projects.

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For example, passenger traffic on international routes to foreign countries for the 10 months of 2011 amounted to 3,617,685 people, which is 11.4% more than the number of passengers carried during the 10 months of 2010. Passenger traffic on

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Mineral waters passenger traffic in 2012 increased by 32.4%

According to the results of the 2012 international passenger airport "Mineral Water" was 1,279,539 people, which is 32.4% higher than in 2011.

Passenger traffic on domestic routes in 2012 was 978,001 people, which is 26% higher than in 2011. The most popular flights to Moscow, St. Petersburg and Yekaterinburg. In international passenger traffic for the year 2012 amounted to 301,539 persons. Growth to a record in 2011 was 57%. The most popular flights to Yerevan and Baku. The most popular tourist destinations have flights to Antalya and Sharm el-Sheikh. Throughput of the airport in 2012 was

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The mass death of bees in Mordovia. Video

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5.07.11.Analogichnoe incident was already in the area Insar culprits there installed. Fined the company "AgroGard" that sprinkled field chemicals, which led to the death of insects.

In Bolshebereznikovskom's situation was repeated, with the only difference being that the cause was not determined. As in INSAR err on the wrong treatment in adjacent fields, but the experts, which took dead bees for research, the exact answer is not given. Agricultural firm that handles local field, did not even try to start a dialogue with the victims beekeepers.

Author Ivan Feskov

Source: STRC Mordovia

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Beekeepers from

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NATO will assist Ukraine in recycling guns and ammunition

Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine has approved the draft law on ratification of the contract with NATO logistics services and security, said in a statement on the website of "UkrSpetsExport." After the ratification of the document sent to the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine. Agreement with NATO provided utilization small tools, light weapons, mines and ammunition in financing the alliance.

Agreement, which was signed on 21 September 2011 in Brussels, namely the settlement provides for 366 thousand units of small arms and light weapons, 3,000,000 units of anti-personnel mines and 76 tons of ammunition. In late November, 2011 it was reported

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