In Yelabuga and Mendeleev areas dying trees

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(Yelabuga, August 4, "Tatar-Inform", Gulshat Sultanov). The problem of mass drying of spruce forests have faced this year Elabuzhsky foresters. The reason for this small ecological disaster — last year's abnormally dry summers.

Of the four areas served Yelabuga forestry, mostly spruce were drying in the Yelabuga and Mendeleev areas. Killed enough, full fir, which can be used for household needs, because of the openness of the root system. They dry up before our eyes, for 2-3 months.

The forests are also killed and birch — they also could not withstand the intense heat of 2010. Because of the

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Primorye attacking Colorado potato beetle

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VLADIVOSTOK, July 22. / Itar-Tass Leonid Vinogradov /. Primorye can remain without a crop of potatoes, tomatoes and other nightshade.

On the field comes Colorado potato beetle, which threatens to destroy 100 percent of the crop if planting will not be subjected to three times the processing chemicals.

According to the deputy head of the agriculture department of Primorsky Krai Andrei Brontsa, mass invasion of Colorado beetles recorded in the taiga regions — Yakovlevsky, Anuchinskom, Michael, Ussuri and others.

Pest comes from the north, on each potato bush has 5-6 beetles and up to hundreds of

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In Astana dung beetle invasion

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30.07.11.Astana experiencing an invasion of dung beetles. Experts believe that the insect scavengers showed up in the capital with the lake Taldykol.

It is noteworthy that the insects prefer to attack the prestigious area of the left bank. "Lovely" creation were seen even in shopping malls. The first Internet alarmed Vice Finance Minister Ruslan Dalen, made a statement on Twitter: "In Astana, who still faced with the beetles? Biblical hordes! .. ".

A little later in the debriefing specialists left the National Center phyto and forecasts. — This beetle — ditritofag — commented biologist Zhunusbekov

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In central Russia killed by spruce bark beetle

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9.07.11.V middle zone of European Russia massively old spruce forests are dying as a result of reproduction of bark beetle. Mass death of old spruce in almost all regions of the center of European Russia, and in some regions of the Volga region. Next year, she will almost certainly cover most of the North West regions of European Russia. Outbreaks of bark beetles can result in the next few years to the shrinkage of several hundred thousand hectares of spruce.

Mass reproduction of bark beetles is explained by the combined action of several reasons — both

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Environmentalists predict the death of 50 thousand hectares of forest near Moscow

Last year's heat wave has led to the massive proliferation of dangerous forest bark beetles. In the suburbs hit by harmful insects for 20 hectares. According to the pessimistic forecasts of environmentalists, in the coming months to be destroyed 50,000 hectares of forest, write "News".

According to the latest expert evaluation FSI "Roslesozaschita" fall 2010 attack bark beetle has undergone every tenth tree forest near Moscow. Hardest-hit area and planting Schelkovskogo Rublevki. According to the head of the press center "Roslesozaschity" Valery Yakovlev, this year, "the expected massive outbreak of bark beetles to desiccation and death of

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Bark beetles have caused the warming in Canada in the early 21st century — scientists

One of the main causes of sudden warming in western Canada in the early 21 th century was an unprecedented epidemic of bark beetles that have destroyed great part of forests in this part of North America, say scientists in a paper published in the journal Nature Geoscience.

It is believed that emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases as well as deforestation and other human activities are the main drivers of climate change. In particular, the increase in average temperature by 1 degree Celsius in the western and northern Canada is associated with the "contribution" of man in

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Cities of the future will be filled with insects

25.04.2013

It is believed that the planet in the distant past has experienced a period of global warming, and more recently in the U.S. city of Raleigh found a kind of "message" from that distant era — the tiny deadly insects.

Emily Meynike entomologist, who found insects, believes that this global warming is to be repeated in the next 50 years. Her team found a beetle the size of a bright spangle, called "scaly", and such insects in tropical areas was 13 times higher than in the cold. They settle on the trees and gradually kill

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Dung beetles aliens?

Sacred to the ancient Egyptians insect — the only thing on Earth, in which the brain laid map the Milky Way

Dung beetles, they're scarabs, rolling from place to place dung balls, guided by the stars. Specifically, these insects use to navigate easily visible arm of our spiral galaxy — the Milky Way. Such startling conclusion scientists Swedish University of Lund (Lund University in Sweden), as reported at the end of January this year in a specialized journal Current Biology.

Scarab, to experiment, put special capsPhoto: Lund University

Experiments conducted research team (Marie Dacke, Emily Baird, Marcus Byrne, Clarke

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Anomaly in the Australian Gold Coast resort — a huge cluster of beetles

Huge swarms of beetles gather around the bright spotlights on the footpath on the beach side of the Esplanade. You can hear the noise of their wings and their clicking noise.

 

 

Scientists have uncovered a conspiracy against fungi and beetles trees

Scientists found that the beetles parasites trees for more effective implementation within the plant are "services" mushrooms, which they carry in my mouth. The work of researchers published in the journal.

Scientists found that the beetles parasites trees for more effective implementation within the plant are "services" mushrooms, which they carry in my mouth. The work of researchers published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, and the short of it writes portal ScienceNOW, says Tape.

The researchers worked with the mountain pine beetle Dendroctonus ponderosae, which are parasitic on some kinds of pine, native to North

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