Gulf returned to the level of pollution dochernobylskomu

The Baltic Sea and Gulf of Finland, where, in particular, came in 1986, radionuclides from the destroyed Chernobyl Unit, virtually restore the ecological balance and returned to the "dochernobylskomu" level, told RIA Novosti Head of radioecological and analysis of FSUE "NPO" Radium Institute. Khlopin "Andrei Stepanov.

Each year, the International Environmental Forum "Baltic Sea Day" dedicated discuss the plan of action the Helsinki Commission (HELCOM), the Radium Institute presents results of research on radioactivity in the Baltic Sea. Conclusions of scientists quite clear — waters of the Baltic almost cleared of Chernobyl "heritage."

The origins of radiation

Addition of artificial

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On Earth, ending gas

On Earth, there are about 920 trillion cubic meters of natural gas, according to NTV, citing an interview leading expert on gas International Energy Agency An-Sophie Corbeau for BBC News. Provided that the current gas consumption worldwide will remain unchanged, these reserves should last for 300 years. However, this calculation takes into account the gas reserves that are extracted from the clay and carbonaceous shale, and successful mining technology such gas until there is only the United States. International Energy Agency calls on Europe and Asia to connect to the development of technology for the extraction of gas from shale,

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In the Gulf of Mexico, there are signs of a new oil spill

The U.S. Coast Guard launched a probe in connection with the appearance of a strange stain on the surface of the water in the Gulf of Mexico, according to Reuters. Service representatives are concerned that the spot could result from an oil spill.

"In the water, there is an unknown substance, — the representative of the Coast Guard. — We are trying to establish its nature." According to the agency, the length of the spot is between three and six miles (4.8 to 9.6 kilometers). Place the alleged spill examined helicopters and aircraft services.

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Dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico has reached unprecedented proportions and is growing

This spring, toxins, falling at a record rate in the Gulf of Mexico from the Mississippi flood, preventing oxygen into the water, leaving a record for the size of the zone of lifeless ocean.

Toxins — primarily agricultural chemicals, such as nitrogen fertilizers and pesticides, as well as vehicle emissions and sewage — killing tiny zooplankton and phytoplankton (small organisms, which supply about 70% of Earth's oxygen) and displace larger marine creatures from the usual habitats.

According to reports of public service broadcasting in this year's dead zone the size of New Jersey, has already called the

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By 2030, Northern Europe will turn to Yakutia — American futurologists

Natural disasters in the coming years can completely destabilize the political situation on the whole continent, a forecast futurists scientists commissioned by the U.S. Department of Defense. The report by Peter Schwartz and Douglas Randall "Weather Report: 2012-2020," a schedule of threats, which was recommended to prepare for the Pentagon. Disasters, scientists say, will begin next winter. In 2012, a terrible cold has forced many people to migrate deeper into Scandinavia and Russia, Europe, Japan, in order to survive, it may decide to aggression against its neighbors in order to gain territory on the mainland, will increase the mass flow

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Beginning of the End?

Apparently, the doomsday predictions begin to come true steadily. Freezing rain marched through central Russia, and several U.S. states. Powerful cyclone covered Europe and Australia. In many countries, the New Year holidays have become a real challenge. Thousands of passengers have to be in the non-working days on the airports. According to scientists, this is only the beginning of universal catastrophe, caused by loss of the Gulf Stream.

So what is so important to humanity than the Gulf Stream and can turn his loss? Gulf Stream — is a kind of huge river in the ocean, carrying warm

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Climatic transformation readers eye

Completed its work the UN climate summit. However, despite the fact that the long-awaited Kyoto Protocol adopted, not everyone is happy with implementation.

Already at the beginning of the summit (November 29) in Mexico City was a protest of environmentalists who called the summit participants more thoughtful approach to solving problems related to the lives of everyone on Earth. They believe that it is necessary to listen to the opinion of workers and farmers, who know "how to act without harm to people and nature." One view on climate issues, we Received from Nizhny Novgorod, Valery G. Ustinov, who

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Warming waters caused by the movement of New England Gulf Stream

Oceanic waters of the continental shelf around New England were warmer than normal because of the change routine flow of the Gulf Stream, which originated about a year ago. The study of this phenomenon was initiated by the local fishermen, who reported in the scientific institute of his fears about the unusually warm sea surface water flows and effort.

So, from the autumn of 2011 began collecting and recording data on the line the Gulf Stream. In the remote locations of the continental shelf was installed two temperature sensors. As it turned out, the water in these areas has

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Court of Justice in the case of an accident in the Gulf of Mexico begins in New Orleans

The trial of the accident nearly three years ago, the accident at the Deepwater Horizon platform in the Gulf of Mexico begins on Monday in New Orleans.

The explosion at the Deepwater Horizon oil rig in April 2010 turned the largest environmental disaster in U.S. history. Stop the flow of oil was possible only by 4 August 2010. The accident killed 11 people, in the Gulf of Mexico water spilled 4.9 million barrels of oil. Operator of the project is the British BP, its shareholders were also Anadarko and MOEX Offshore, sunken platform owned company Transocean.

The Court has already

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The water temperature in the North Atlatnike was the highest for the last 2000 years

German scientists from the Institute for the Study of the seas IFM-Geomar in Kiel (Germany) to reconstruct the temperature of water in the North Atlantic between Greenland and Spitsbergen, in the last 2000 years. It was found that during this period it increased by 2 degrees.

According to researcher Robert Shpilhagen, he and his colleagues managed based on the analysis of calcareous foraminifera remains of unicellular organisms living in the sea the Fram Strait between Greenland and Spitsbergen, to reconstruct the temperature of the sea water in the region over the past 2000 years. According Shpilhagena, average temperatures during the

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