Ukraine sell Blackjacks

RUSSIA AND UKRAINE have reached preliminary agreement on the sale of some Ukrainian Tupolev Tu-160 Blackjack bombers to Moscow. The agreement was reached during a two-day visit to Kiev by Russian Deputy Prime Minister Oleg Soskovets, and was subsequently endorsed by the Ukrainian National Security Council and Defence Minister Valery Shmarov.

Air Force Commander Volodymyr Antonets said Ukraine was no longer capable of supporting the Tu-160, and would rely in future on its remaining 24 Tu-95 Bears. It has not been announced how many of the 18 Tu-160s based at Priluki, 75 miles (120km) north of Kiev, are to be

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Arctic ecosystems threatened by melting ice in Antarctica

August 7, 2013. According to the Australian biologists, the melting of ice in Antarctica leads to the fact that the surface of the ocean floor becomes more exposed to the sun. As a result, underwater polar ecosystems can be "absorbed" by algae.

Animals that live in the waters of the Arctic and Antarctic, most of their lives in darkness. Sea ice prevents the penetration of sunlight into the water in the spring and early summer, and in winter the sun does and completely disappears behind the horizon. Thus, the only time when these creatures can see the sunlight — the

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Black Sea bloomed earlier than usual

Plants

Odessa, May 30 (New Region, Konstantin Zelfanov) — Algae in the Black Sea began to bloom two weeks earlier than usual. In this case, the last time such a phenomenon has been observed three years ago. On it informs RIA "Novosti".

"Vast areas (about 150,000 square kilometers) of blooming coccolithophores — specific phytoplankton species — found in the Black Sea specialists ETC" RDC ", studying pictures from space. The probable cause of intense flowering in 2012, which began two weeks earlier the typical time frame was a cold winter and the associated convection (vertical "movement" of water masses), "-

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People have learned to think symbolically earlier than expected by scientists

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Beads Stone Age have been found by archaeologists, may be the most important evidence that complex symbolic thought in humans arose much earlier than scientists used to think. Beads from ostrich eggs and a variety of other artifacts, including pencils of ocher were found in the river

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In South Africa, a month earlier than usual winter has

Weather

PRETORIA, May 26. / Correspondent. ITAR-TASS Paul Myltsev /. In South Africa, a month earlier than usual winter has come. Today the snow was falling asleep mountain passes that stopped by road in many parts of the country. In the Eastern Cape Province snow depth exceeds 10 cm

"Usually we have snow falls in late June — early July, so this one is unusually early," — says the owner of the hotel "Old Mill Inn" on the pass Barkley Mark DeWitt.

A cold front that came to South Africa, brought snow and rain showers in the province of Western

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In the U.S., in March this year turned out to be a record warm

In the U.S. this spring was abnormally hot — in less than two weeks, the country has met or beaten more than 7,000 temperature records. These data are distributed on Friday the National Climatic Data Center USA.

"It's unprecedented warming" — said the data Heidi Cullen nonprofit organization "Climate Centre." She said the area covered by the heat extremely extensive. This suggests that abnormal for this time of year, weather conditions "will remain more than one day," said the expert.

According to ITAR-TASS, record high temperatures were recorded not only in

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Wildfires in Russia this year could start earlier than usual

MOE estimates that natural fires in five federal districts (FD) of the country in 2013 may begin earlier than usual.

In recent years, the number of natural hazards and major technological disasters is growing. Disaster risks arising from global climate change, and economic activity are a significant threat to the population and the economy.

According to MOE, in areas of possible impact of the damaging factors in accidents at critical and potentially dangerous objects are more than 90 million Russians, or 60% of the population.

The annual economic cost (direct and indirect) from emergencies of various kinds can reach 1.5-2%

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Life on Earth came to 16 million years earlier than previously thought

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Life on Earth appeared 3,416,000,000 years ago, that is 16 million years earlier than assumed in the scientific world.

These findings are contained in the expert report published Thursday in the British journal Nature. As they note, the analysis of one of coral, whose age exceeds 3,416,000,000

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Climate change will lead to more severe flu epidemic

How scientists think, further climate change will have a major impact on the prevalence and duration of influenza illness in humans. Epidemics will be more long-lasting, intense and will start earlier than usual.

This conclusion was reached after researchers analyze information on the origin, course and nature of the waves of the disease during the period 19997-98 years. and up to date. Data on influenza were imposed on the data on climate patterns, recorded in certain parts of the planet in the same time period. It turned out that the flu epidemic was more severe than had been

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The number of flood victims in North Korea this month to 169 — the media

At least 169 people were killed and 400 were missing in the DPRK since the beginning of July in the floods, said on Saturday, AFP, citing naTsentralnoe Korean News Agency (KCNA).

Earlier it was reported that the victims of floods caused by rains and typhoons have at least 119 people.

According to the agency, because of the element of more than 200 thousand people have been forced from their homes.

Earlier this week, North Korea, visited the UN experts to assess the damage caused by floods, and to determine the scope of possible financial assistance.

Earlier, Western media reported

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