03/29/2012

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Federal State Statistics Service Topics of issue: The Day of the Volga. International Day for Biological Diversity. International Day of reserves. The longest for two thousand years of eclipse. The missing link between ape and man. In Russia, more than 60 million live in environmentally harsh conditions. ---- FocusNote new influenza A virus and went to Russia In Russia, the first cases of influenza virus A/H1N1. Russia has reduced greenhouse gas emissions, and the U.S. do not get it do. In Moscow, again protesting against the incinerator. Investigation of Lake Baikal to resume in June. Seoul hosted the summit of major world cities to global warming. Global warming is accompanied by temporary cooling. The birds depend on climate change. Celebrations of the week: Day of the Volga, the International Day for Biological Diversity and the International Day of reserves. PHOTO of the week: Monsters, who live near Us and the dirtiest river in the world. ---- A short review of the major environmental news for the week. ---- The longest for two thousand years of eclipse best seen in China, most long for the past two millennia, a total solar eclipse best observed from China, reported Xinhua news agency on Tuesday with reference to the opinion of the scientists of the Academy of Sciences of China. Eclipse will occur July 22 about 8:00 am Beijing time (4.00 GMT) ... ---- Scientists have shown 'missing link' between ape and man scientists showed reporters channel Sky News fossilized skeleton of a creature that is supposed to be 'missing link' between ape and man. Description of the remains brought to the site channel. A detailed article published in the scientific journal PLoS ONE. Skeleton creatures known as Darwinius masillae, remained at 95 percent. Among the bones was also able to detect the remnants of the intestinal contents....
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Energy-Saving Bulbs More and more disputes arise over the use of energy-saving light bulbs. The savings from replacing incandescent light bulbs with energy-saving fluorescent lamps are now probably no one in doubt. Recouped those costs in 2-3 years, while electricity consumption is reduced by 2 / 3 times. However, many scholars are critical of the desire of many countries to such savings. First, energy-efficient fluorescent This lamp contains mercury highly toxic. And although its amount is negligible - 4-5 mg and as such does not represent any danger. But one can only imagine what would happen if it divided the room. Mercury vapor, as we know since the school, are extremely dangerous. In this scenario, an urgent need to evacuate and ventilate the area well. Second, the cost of energy-saving fluorescent itself bulbs is much higher. A conducted studies show that their warranty period on the order of overstated manufacturers. Another important factor - bright white light. As it turned out, not everybody liked the bright, cold glow. Such light can cause headaches, epilepsy. People with sensitive skin - rash, edema, psoriasis. And this is a step towards such a disease, like skin cancer. Also proved negative effect on the eyes, through a special range of radiation. Especially dangerous are energy-saving fluorescent light bulbs for infants. Energy-saving lamps do not want to use in small rooms, in rooms with low ceilings, a wall-mounted fixtures. Remember, the more and more of human fluorescent lamps, the less harmful effects. And on a global ... Many developed countries are seeking in the near future to abandon conventional bulbs bulbs. There's an infrastructure for collection, removal and recycling of mercury-containing light bulbs obsolete their own. In our country do not even speak, but are actively promoting the use of mercury-containing lamps in order to economy. Just...

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