Finland Oxygen

Classic re-usable nappies in Finland is now called ‘environmentally friendly alternative to’: as everyone knows, they can be erased, thus contributing to conservation Nature. In Germany, too, cares about the environment and health. Ministry of Agriculture of Germany imposed a ban on cultivation in the country of genetically modified corn variety mon 810, which produces seeds multinational concern Monsanto. So far, mon 810 was the only genetically modified maize varieties, which were allowed to cultivate the German agricultural producers. Ministry of Agriculture of Germany listened to efforts in recent years in the country voice of the public and politicians who oppose the use of the country’s genetically modified products, as well as the implications this has for the flora and fauna, as well as the very person is not fully understood. Particularly radical in this regard speaks Bavarian Minister of the Environment Marcus Zeder – it encourages the federal government has’ declared free of Germany genetically modified food zone ‘. Richard Blumenthal often expresses his thoughts on the topic. Geologists have revised the date of commencement of the oxygen catastrophe Recent results of American geologists forced to reconsider the date of commencement of the oxygen catastrophe – the phenomenon of sudden increase the oxygen content of Earth’s atmosphere.

According to existing theories, the accident occurred about 2.5 billion years ago. This dating was obtained in 2000 and was based on an analysis of isotope ratios sulfur in sulfates and sulfides contained in rock samples at the time. In the new study, researchers were able to prove that at a temperature of 150 to 200 degrees Celsius in the chemical reactions of sulfates with amino acids are described above, the sulfur isotopic separation. For example, in the past it might have formed in the reaction of organic materials with sulfates of the rocks in the hydrothermal vents. Shift dates Oxygen Catastrophe eliminates the problem of ‘delay’ that exists between the appearance of micro-organisms that produce oxygen (oxygenic microorganisms), and the emergence of an oxygen atmosphere. More recently, there were results, which increases this ‘delay’ to 300 million years to nearly a billion. One hundred years later returned to the Baltic Sea sturgeon Atlantic sturgeon (Acipenser oxyrhynchus) reappeared in the Baltic Sea after the complete disappearance in the early 20-th century as a result of excessive fishing.

Valuable fishing fish length of 78 inches caught last week, a fisherman near the Swedish island of Oland. The fact that he was caught sturgeon fisherman learned by reading found in the Internet descriptions and photos of this fish. Swedish experts believe that this is a very good sign. Atlantic sturgeon can reach 4.5 meters in length and weigh up to 360 kilograms. Koalas in Japan suffer from a dangerous retrovirus in The studies conducted by the Institute of Viral Research, Kyoto University and the Japanese Association of Zoos and Aquariums, the scientists found that about 90% of koalas in Japan infected with a dangerous retrovirus, which can lead to leukemia and lymphoma in these animals. Scientists believe that the virus got into the country, together with the animals, who arrived from Australia. According to scientists, the retrovirus of koalas spread from north to south Australia and Currently, almost 100% of Australian koalas were infected with a dangerous virus. This virus is harmless to humans, but extremely dangerous for a population of koalas living in the land of the rising sun. The development of the virus can lead to sharp decrease in the number of koalas throughout Japan.


Dear, kind God loves humor, especially the weather forecasts They talk two thermometers: – I have something not feeling well. Looks like I have a fever. – Nonsense! You just need to shake things up! I languished in the heat and pitiful writhing, choking up seizures from zamkadovskogo smog. Writhing, all covered with a thick layer of sticky sweat instead of sheets. And in my head mature suspicion. Look at Yandeks.Fotkah Photo by Dreamcatcher I no longer trust the Scientologists, politicians, media and champions of nature. But now more and meteorologists.

This is because then my boiling brain could not understand how it is – yesterday at posleposlezavtra promised rain and blessed plus twenty-five. And today, at the same number after tomorrow (!) – Ltd, killing all hope (!) – it is already clear and plus forty! And to think that I can not stand it, well, if only because of my boiling from the heat and lack of understanding the brain , ((I'm not vindictive. Simply wicked and my memory good. So I began to write and read but more on that later. First, that same promise to us meteorologists. And they promised us: "The weather on average is predictable for the next day to 93-97 per cent, on the fifth day – by 78-83 percent." (From an interview ceo Gidrometeobyuro Moscow and Moscow region Alexei ) That's just one can (and I thought it necessary) to check. For definiteness take Yandex and during part of August stuffing data for weather forecasts (as we know, there depth is 10 days) in the array to check the statistics.

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev

However, as noted by many, its contents are not perfect. Thus, the climate summit in Copenhagen agreed on and adopted the final document on the results of a two-week talks. Statement, which reflects the representation of different countries that how to further improve its efforts to improve the ecological situation on the planet and prevent adverse effects on the climate was accepted, but the outcome of un Climate Conference in Copenhagen are quite modest, said Russian President Dmitry Medvedev. Developing countries have strongly condemned the adoption of an agreement on climate. In the meantime, the text of the newly adopted climate agreement does not officially been made public before public. Natural disasters in the past year have caused less trouble than in the past, experts note that in the outgoing year 2009 from natural disasters have affected more than 50 million people worldwide.

Despite the fact that this figure is very high, from natural disasters in 2009 were affected fewer people than in 2008. For example, from January to November 2009 there were 245 accidents, of which 224 were due to natural factors, natural disaster affected 55 million people, killed 7,000 people, economic losses estimated at $ 15 billion. The number of victims of natural disasters this year in more than 30 times lower compared to last year: 7,000 victims 2009 against 235,000 in 2008. Such a large number of casualties in the past few years was due to two major natural disasters of our time: more than 138,400 people have died in Myanmar caused by tropical cyclone Nargis, and 87,500 people have been killed during the earthquake in Sichuan Province (China).

Environmental Control

For 30 years, African countries were used as dumping sites for hazardous toxic waste from developed countries. Many African countries have been lured by the potential financial benefits that are some cases significantly exceeds the gdp of the country importing toxic waste. Dumping of hazardous toxic waste implies a serious environmental threat to the inhabitants of the African continent. Many are not aware of the dangers and the consequences of being exported from developed countries of toxic waste. The problem became so serious for the global environment that has caused two global attempts to regulate and create the ability to control international trade and export of hazardous wastes.

Signed in 1987godu "Basel Accord" is the first global attempt to control the export and dumping of hazardous wastes. The second is the adoption of the program on the protection of the un Environmental Control for the trafficking of hazardous waste in Cairo. Then the solution of African Unity governing the import of hazardous wastes. This regional effort perhaps more important step in protecting the environment. Despite a curb so profitable, but risky business such trade still continues. So, again, for the past 30 years, many African states were a place for dumping toxic waste (pollution of wastewater, pollution of air space with ashes from waste incineration, landfill waste oils, chemicals, acids, toxic solvents, expired pharmaceuticals, construction of plants for fertilizer). Tough regulatory standards and the high cost of hazardous waste in the west caused an increase in the export of toxic and hazardous waste in Africa by dumping on dumping such wastes. All this is possible thanks to the huge number of used and unused land available in many African countries.

Many African governments have ignored the obvious dangers of of the import of hazardous wastes due to the desperate needs to earn income in the form of hard currency and ease economic hardship. Another not less important reason is the greed of a few large African owners this business wanting to make big money in hard currency in a relatively short time. Unlimited export of toxic waste into Africa from developed countries has been tracked since 1970 a secret deal between the African countries and companies from usa, uk, Italy, Switzerland and even the Soviet Union. All of this is due to high growth industries in developed countries. Since the production of by-products contain many chemicals and toxic Substances that can not be recycled, and get rid of that rather difficult. That's one of the biggest challenges for the industrialized countries has become a problem of getting rid of unwanted material (industrial waste) as places where you can remove and bury the dangerous waste is becoming less, the cost of processing such waste increases every year. We give an example: the cost of hazardous waste in an industrialized country can reach 5000 dollars per ton, whereas the export of toxic waste in one of Africa's price could be around $ 10 per ton. This is – roughly 1 / 1000 of the cost of recycling in any industry developed country. Hence the tendency to make huge profits from the export of industrial waste for firms exporting. Africa – a viable alternative for the removal of toxic waste, thanks to the low cost of burial waste, low public awareness about the dangers of such graves, willingness to such transactions of local government officials and businessmen in exchange for financial gain. Such short-term gain, ultimately, not justifies the impact on ecology and environment for people living in the territory.