Maritime scientists over the past five years have recorded almost double increase pollution of the Gulf Poset bordering the only Russian Far Eastern Marine Reserve, told RIA Novosti on Wednesday, Head of the Laboratory of Ecology and Toxicology, Pacific Research Fisheries Centre (TINRO - Center) Michael Simokon.
"Since 2008, there is a tendency to an increase in the degree of water pollution Gulf Posiet. At mid-2012, the volume of waste water in the bay was more than a million tons a year, which is 267,000 tons more than in 2008. This amount of pollutants in the wastewater to the beginning Read more [...]
Scientists have calculated that the damage to the ecology of the planet can be 65% less if you manage to keep greenhouse gas emissions and the resulting global warming within stipulated by the UN Climate Conference, according to a study published in the journal Nature Climate Change. UN conference on climate change held in December 2012 in Doha (Qatar). It was decided that the human race needs to take urgent measures to keep average temperatures on the planet within two degrees Celsius over the period to 2100. Thus one of the main mechanisms must be tightly controlled, reducing greenhouse gas Read more [...]
Chief Medical Officer of the region Nina Sergeeva
signed a decree authorizing the supply to apartments Samara residents tap water yellow. According to the document, "water that has elevated levels of color, safe for health and can be used for drinking purposes."Management Rospotrebnadzor
the Samara region revised standard color for tap water Samara. If until now the norm for this SanPin clause 3.5. was 20 degrees, but now the decision of the chief sanitary doctor Sergeeva - up to 35 degrees. Industrial innovations affected residents, Kirov, Soviet, October, Railway, Samara and Leninsky Read more [...]
In the reserve, "Franz Josef Land" can happen is a real ecological disaster, if not focusing efforts on cleaning areas and eliminate waste accumulated over decades. As described in yesterday's press-service national park "Russian Arctic" The clearing of the archipelago are underway with the previous year. Now identified the six most contaminated sites reserve: Alexandra Land island, Hayes, Hooker, Graham-Bell, Rudolph and Hoffmann. To these areas in the first place labor landed troops. In total, the Franz Josef Land is nearly 400,000 barrels, which contain up to 60 thousand Read more [...]
Peatlands - one of the most important ecosystems on the planet. They serve as a repository of carbon dioxide and thus constrain threatening rhythms of global warming. However, in the last 50 years there has been a dangerous trend - mosses, which are the main source of peat, were gradually replaced by small bushes. Scientists from Switzerland conducted a study that attempted to determine how it affects the state of both the peat and in the overall environmental picture of the Earth.For three years, have been carefully studied four peat, located at an altitude of 600 to 1,900 meters above sea Read more [...]
Ecologists have shown that high biodiversity - the key to ecosystem health: the more species in it, the less they get sick.We know that biodiversity - is good, but often it is only the result of purely theoretical considerations. Obtain experimental evidence of the positive impact of biodiversity on ecosystem sometimes difficult. The reason for this - in the huge complexity of such research: biodiversity is best studied in large, complex ecosystems, and that means thousands and thousands of samples, and the mountain of statistical and analytical work. However, ecologists from the University Read more [...]
22/12/2012 Africa, deep underground, there is a huge amount of fresh water is 100 times greater than at the surface. These reserves are virtually untouched. This is the conclusion reached by researchers from the University of London, the first time present a map of underground water in the continent. As the World Policy, these aquifers can play a crucial role in ensuring food security of the growing population of the Black Continent, and in the fight against poverty and climate change adaptation.Most of this resource is just in the driest places on the planet, under the Sahel (Sahel - tropical Read more [...]
If the current trend of growth in carbon dioxide emissions continue, by 2100 the last coral reef dies. The only way to maintain the chemical environment that allows them to exist - is to reduce emissions as soon as possible and stronger. May also have to actively remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere by mass planting or using special pumps.
Reefs seas are already suffering from acidification and warming water, and overfishing and coastal pollution. Carbon emissions are reduced by 0.1 pH water, causing the coral polyps can no longer with the same success to increase their limestone skeletons. Read more [...]
12/20/2012 The American Petroleum Corporation Chevron halted drilling at Moccasin prospect in the Gulf of Mexico after the undersea leak of about 400 barrels of drilling fluid because of damage to the equipment, according to the website of the American edition of Upstream. Drillship company operates the appraisal well on Block 736 in the region Keathley Canyon, at a depth of 6,400 feet (1.95 kilometers) in about 216 miles (about 347 kilometers) off the coast of Louisiana.According to the report of the local authorities, the leak of drilling fluid was the result of damage from a special blowout Read more [...]
Greater rigor cicadas spend part of their lives as larvae, digging holes in the ground. When the time comes, the larvae come to the surface and turn into winged birds chirping. In this case, the biological clock controlling the conversion of cicadas have a rather unusual: the larvae come to light every 13 or 17 years. Such a strange and long cycle life Seen a long time, in the XVII century, but still a satisfactory explanation for this was not. Environmentalists from Cornell University (USA) have put forward an interesting hypothesis, believing that through their life cycle cicadas manage the Read more [...]
12/11/2012 Paradoxical situation in which the global warming of the ice off the coast of Antarctica is growing, due to the influence of the ozone hole at the South Pole, said A.Klepikov from the Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute at the "Marine research in the polar regions of the earth in the International Polar Year." "In 30 years of observing what we have on the satellite data, we increase the ice cover in the Southern Ocean surrounding Antarctica, more than 4%," - said the scientist. At the same time, the number of floating ice at the North Pole has been steadily declining, Read more [...]
Ask any student that looks like a snail, and his answer will begin with a description of the shell. Perhaps in the near future, this description will always remain in the past. Shells of marine snails rapidly destroyed by ocean acidification. The pH of water is now changing more rapidly than in any of the previous 300 million years.A team of scientists at the British Antarctic Survey by Dr Tarling Gerenta published in a popular science magazine article in which scientists tell us that the coast of Antarctica, they have found a significant amount of free-floating empty shells, pitted corrosion. Read more [...]
Scientists from around the world work done, in which they examined the level of marine pollution by mercury, and they were able to explore the different pathways of the dangerous metal, how it affects people and marine life.
In the twentieth century, the level of mercury contamination in the ocean has increased two times more than in the twenty-first century. It is caused, first of all, waste of heavy industry. The study showed high risk consumption of contaminated coastal waters. For two years she was a lot of work, which involved seventy biologists and chemists.
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Textile industry poisons rivers of China. It is reported, "Greenpeace" in its latest report. The production often leads to large international companies. This video representatives of environmental organizations take samples of black water that flows from the pipes in China, the two largest treatment plants of urban waste water in the province of Zhejiang. Next to them is a complex of textile mills - also the largest in the country. Obviously, the filter treatment plants are not designed for water, satiety dangerous chemicals. Local farmers, who have seen the industrial zone Read more [...]
On the development of the giant Kashagan oil field in the northern Caspian took 12 years and $ 46 billion. This is one of the most technically challenging projects in the world. In Kazakhstan, hoping that in the next 10 years, the volume of oil production will double and it is very important for the economic development of the country. But on the other side of the scale - the environment. Despite the assurances of the consortium that owns the mine, the safety of the shelf for the environment, environmentalists believe that the damage will be done to the unique ecosystem. Report correspondent Read more [...]
12/07/2012 According to the statement of environmentalists, this year for the first time in six years, the Amur fish is fully consistent with SanPiN.
As deputy chief of the department of environmental policy and the environmental monitoring MEP region Anatoly Frolov, the result obtained by analyzing 48 samples of fish caught in different parts of the region.
"This year we studied fish caught in the villages Golovin, Volochayevka (EAO), Khabarovsk, Komsomolsk and Nikolaevsk-on-Amur, - said Anatoly Frolov. - The analysis was conducted on more than 20 chemical and microbiological and Helminthological Read more [...]
Probably India gained bell that it is time to start seriously to treat the growing problem of pollution. In a report published this week in Tel Aviv University, says that in Indian cities pollution increases more rapidly than in the eastern cities of classical environmental villain - China. According to the study, from 2002 to 2010 in Bangalore air pollution increased by 34% - the second largest in the world, and in other Indian cities, including Pune, Mumbai, Nagpur and Ahmedabad, pollution also showed growth, double digit (percentage ). As measured reflects a combination of industrial pollution Read more [...]
Due to the severe air pollution in the next two days in Tehran will be closed schools, universities, and government agencies. The statement was made governor Morteza Tamaddon Iranian capital.
In the densely populated areas of the city are on duty extra crews for emergency medical care. Authorities urged children and elderly people not to go out unless absolutely necessary.
The air in the capital of Iran is one of the most polluted in the world. As a result of unfavorable environmental situation, many citizens are experiencing health problems.
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Scientists at Brown University in the U.S. carried out a study and found that the blood of almost 23% of American women of childbearing age, a dangerous level three hazardous substances: lead, mercury and PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls).
In this case, all women aged 16 to 49 years, with the exception of 17.3%, a dangerous level of at least one of these toxic substances, which not only affect women's health, but also transmitted to children - through the placenta and breast milk.
Lead, mercury and PCBs are widespread and are very stable in the environment. They can harm the fetus and the Read more [...]