Bashkir forests moth gnaws



15.07.11.V Abzelilovsky area — the invasion of the silkworm. Fat caterpillars literally sweep in its path all foliage. After the insects are only the bare branches and trunks.

How to tell "KP" in Abzelilovsky forestry, hordes of caterpillars is hosted on an area 1661 hectares. The forest near the village Askarovo on the verge of death caterpillars eat recklessly deciduous trees — mainly birch.

— Throughout the forest is a terrible crunch and the leaves fall to the ground, as during heavy leaf fall, — says Vladimir Ivanov, the owner of a garden nearby. — Birch

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Torrential rains in China


BEIJING, June 6 — RIA Novosti. Heavy rain that succeeded lasted in some parts of China several months of drought have caused floods in Guizhou Province in southwest China's missing among the 14 people, according to Xinhua news agency, referring to the local authorities of 14.00 (10.00 MSK ) Monday. Affected by the disaster, a total of about 130,000 residents 29 towns and townships provinces affected were left without communications, electricity and transport. Element 140 buildings destroyed, damaged crops on an area of about 4 hectares. Direct economic losses exceeded 160 million yuan (25 million dollars).

The county level

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Climate warming has increased algal cover in the fjords of Svalbard

The warming of the Arctic climate changes started in the bottom of the two ecosystems fjords of Svalbard. For 30 years, the area of algal cover these areas increased five to eight times, according to researchers.

Norwegian scientists observed ecosystem Kongsfjord Smeerenburgforda and the west of the West Spitsbergen in the period from 1980 to 2010. During this time, the average surface temperature of water increased by 0.5 degrees, and the summer, free from snow, increased by 3.3 days per year.

Changes in ecosystems fjords have been observed in the last 15 years. Prior to 1995, algal cover in

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A series of earthquakes in Kamchatka


21.02.11.Pyat earthquakes up to 6.2 magnitude, occurred on the east coast of Kamchatka in the morning on Monday, a spokesman for the Kamchatka Branch of the Geophysical Service RAS.

"The first and the most powerful earthquake, whose magnitude was 6.6, recorded on Monday at 8.43 local time (0.43 Moscow time). Its epicenter was at a depth of 48 km. Krutoberegovo from the village of Ust-Kamchatka region, he was removed at 57 km from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky to 400 km, "- said the agency" Interfax ".

According to him, a large village of Ust-Kamchatsky Keys area, with a population of about five

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Forest fires are driven from their homes, thousands of Nevada

In Nevada raging forest fires. In Reno fire destroyed two dozen homes, more than 10 thousand people have fled their homes. With elements of fighting hundreds of firefighters. The state authorities have already declared a state of emergency. Renault to help slow the fire brigade from the neighboring towns, according to LifeNews.

Visibility on local roads has deteriorated due to heavy smoke. Some routes are blocked for security reasons. ABC News reports that there is information about a deceased, but the details of the head of the local fire department, Michael Hernandez has not led. He noted that the

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Huge swamp heated climate in Siberia, according to Russian scientists

January 12. In Siberia, undertook a study of the influence of huge VASIUGAN marshes area of 53 sq km, to climate warming in the region. The initiative to test this hypothesis was made by the Center for Space Monitoring of Altai State University / ASU /, Graduate Faculty of Physical Engineering ASU Maxim Yakunin.

In his view, VASIUGAN, considered one of the largest wetlands in the world, significantly affect the climate in Siberia, making warmer here and the winter and summer.

Confirm or disprove the hypothesis help Yakunin colleagues from the Center of Space Monitoring ASU. They

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Smell of hydrogen sulfide in Dnepropetrovsk


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18.11.11.So yesterday morning from residents of different regions of Dnipropetrovsk started to complain of a terrible stench.

People with Kosiora Pridneprovskaya, Working report of a strong odor of hydrogen-sulfide, which is felt in the streets, including — in the city center.

Here's what they write about it, users Forum:

— Journalists and Kosior breathe, you can lose consciousness, sour!

— On Kalinovoe in Obraztsova is also stink.

— The smell of hydrogen sulfide was like last week. I go out in the evening to work in the center, it stinks! I arrive to the workers,

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United States: a resolution of senile forgetfulness




For many people, forgetfulness is one of the most unpleasant side of old age. The article recently published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences contains information about a particular part of the brain that is responsible for forgetfulness.

Dr. Scott A. Small of Columbia

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8 major rivers disappear

The National Geographic Society has sounded the alarm

Eight of the world's major rivers are gradually disappearing. Reasons: because of agriculture, industry and drinking water. National Geographic Society (National Geographic Society) — one of the largest scientific and educational organizations — has prepared an overview of the problem, according to

The Colorado River

She is one of the most used and disputed waterway in the world. Provides water to 30 million people in it built a lot of dams and water channels throughout the 2333 miles, which is a river in length. Because of the strong

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Strange earthquake in the UK

When photographing occurred push, and instead of reflecting on the glass bulbs are white stripes

When I started pushing, one Briton made a photo, which shows how sharply from another jolt jerked the image in the frame. White points is a reflection of lamps in the window. SUT $ $

City of Berwick (Berwick) in the county experienced Nortumberlent night strange tremors recorded by seismologists.

Feeling the afternoon at 15.15 strong shaking buildings and heard an ominous rumbling sound, many people thought that an earthquake. But authorities later said that it was about a certain sonic booms and

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