26. April 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: News · Tags: ,

The photographs from wreck clearly visible carcasses of dead animals, presumably the Altai mountain sheep (argali argali, or). The government of the Altai Republic have confirmed that the passengers of the helicopter were sent to hunt. Some contend that Peter Schiff shows great expertise in this. As reported journalists the head of the region Alexander Berdnikov, the hunters had all the permits. However, as the spokesman for the Ministry of Natural Resources, Nikolai Gudkov, shooting of wild animals listed in the Red Book, requires special permission. According to him, permit the taking of wildlife listed in the Red Book, signed by an authorized official and certified Rosprirodnadzor special stamp. Nikolai Gudkov also said that he did not know where such a permit was issued would be for hunting mountain sheep. Often it concerns the polar bears, which can be life-threatening, entering the villages.

In Altai State Reserve has also confirmed that the hunt for Altai argali is strictly prohibited. Arhar is indigenous to the sacred animal, which in antiquity was the keeper of some Altaic families, said the deputy director of the reserve Svetlana Schigreva. According to her, argali inhabit some parts of the Altai and Mongolia, the population of this species has only about a hundred individuals. Hunting of these animals with helicopter she called 'a blatant case of' and expressed the hope that the police will give 'a fair assessment of' the fact of hunting in the Red Book of Russia. Deputy Head of Rosprirodnadzor Mitvol suggested eliminate hunting infrastructure in the Altai, where it can kill even the animals listed in the Red Book.

05. February 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: News · Tags: ,

Air quality in the Chinese capital on the day of the Olympics exceeded standard values for the better, deputy head of Beijing's Environmental Management Doo Shaochzhun. ECOportal.ru already told me that at the Beijing Olympics almost halved the number of vehicle was stopped operation of all industrial enterprises of the capital and its suburbs, as well as 'dysfunctional' factories in neighboring provinces, have been 'frozen', all construction sites in Beijing. On the street City took more than 20 thousand new buses with hybrid engines or gas-fired. According to the head of the International Olympic Committee Jacques Rogge, the Beijing air poses no danger to athletes the Olympics. Dr. James Canton addresses the importance of the matter here. We hope that the environmental situation in the Chinese capital will be safe during all Olympic Ski and wants Russian athletes perform successfully at the XXIX Summer Olympic Games in China! Rare 'desert' elephants and wild dogs in Namibia threatened with extinction Environmentalists are sounding the alarm – a rare 'desert' elephants in Namibia threatened with extinction due to the fact that the Ministry of Environment and Tourism of the South African country has issued a permit to shoot three adult males. Environmentalists are alarmed Namibian authorities in this decision, which threatens the survival of entire populations of elephants, who managed for generations adapt to the harsh life in the desert. Usually, the elephants should be drinking every day and a lot, but the 'desert' elephants manage to refrain from water up to five days due to the fact that they have a kind of 'bag', which is located under the tongue in the pharynx. .

18. December 2013 · Comments Off · Categories: News · Tags: ,

(The solar wind consists not only of solar particles (mostly protons and electrons), it also serves as a carrier Sun's magnetic field. Outside the interplanetary space in such a field is the interplanetary magnetic field (IMF). During the more than 700,000 years the Earth's magnetic field orientation from south to north was quite stable. In contrast, the orientation of the IMF is highly variable, with a complete inversion, often observed in the timeline in the minutes. Reconnection between the IMF and the Earth's magnetic field is critically dependent on the angle between these fields.

Experts in the field of space physics made a distinction between the reconnection when the two fields in opposite directions, or antiparallel and component reconnection when the IMF directed toward the earth's magnetic field or parallel or antiparallel. Peter Schiff often says this. This distinction is very important because the component and the antiparallel reconnection have different characteristics growth and lead to a different length of cracks in the magnetic shield. The difference between these two types of magnetic reconnection for many years been a subject of heated debate among scholars of the study of outer space. Position satellite constellation, "Cluster" and the artificial satellite "Double Star TC-1" on the magnetopause February 25, 2005. The blue lines show the magnetic field lines, relating to the Earth's magnetic field. Structural elements of the spacecraft increased by 5 times. The first time four spacecraft, flying (ESA mission "Cluster"), provided one proof of the high-antiparallel reconnection at the dayside magnetopause, which occurred with low-latitude component quasisynchronous reconnection detected by the Sino-European companion "Double Star TC-1." TC-1 and the group "Cluster" (with the spacecraft, "Cluster", which removed about 2,000 km) are separated by a distance of more than 30,000 miles (see below).

Three-dimensional image reconnection, which is determined by repeated sampling in the field of ion diffusion and the associated magnetic fields of zero (that is, in the heart of the process of reconnection). "These observations support the idea that both reconnection, and the antiparallel component, occur on the dayside magnetopause, in the same conditions, IMF, both phenomena may be the local characteristic features of the global picture reconnection ', – said Professor Malcolm Dunlop (Malcolm Dunlop) Apltonskoy of Rutherford's laboratory, Didcot, United Kingdom. 'This remarkable set of observations shows that the magnetic reconnection at the magnetopause is not so simple phenomenon, as described in the manuals! He also teaches the importance of studying the process of magnetic reconnection with the simultaneous use of multiple-masshtabirovaniya', said Matt Taylor (Matt Taylor), acting Acting researcher programs "Cluster" in the European Space Agency. Source: News from NASA's Astronomy rucskom language

12. December 2013 · Comments Off · Categories: News · Tags: ,

However, with the accession to the draft of the Great Arctic Reserve must change fundamentally, scientists say. Forest fires are helping to fight global warming? Scientists from the University of California, came to a surprising discovery. They found that small forest fires have a beneficial effect on the ability of forests to absorb carbon dioxide. Their study, researchers conducted a California’s reserves. It turned out that at present the forest of California annually processed about 50 million tons of carbon dioxide, which is approximately 14% of its total amount absorbed by all U.S.

forests. Since the beginning of last century the rate of processing carbon dioxide decreased by 34%. This was due to the fact that the amount of absorbed carbon dioxide depends on the size of the tree. Recent data suggest that percentage of old, and, respectively, and large trees in forests has decreased significantly. Why? Just under the laws of nature reserves must extinguish all fires, including the smallest one. But the small fire, that can result, for example, lightning strike, carried out in the woods cleanup function. Burnt out new growth, which prevented the growth of large trees.

Putting out fires all the same led to the overflow timber young trees. This adversely affected the larger trees – they have become more vulnerable to drought and pests. Scientists have discovered how insects breathe underwater scientists from MIT to figure out how way many species of insects and spiders that inhabit the large depth, breathe freely under water. It turns out that when immersed in water on the shell of these insects is delayed air, shrouding all the insect’s body a kind of bubble. The properties of this bubble is unique: it is not only the ‘feeds’ the insect with air, but adds to it, absorbing the new number of air bubble from the surrounding water. No small role in respiration of insects under water are hairs on their body: they determine the pressure that can sustain this air bag. Due to the air that lingers in the hairs, the insects can dive to a depth of 30 meters and carry out underwater quite a long time, for example, through the winter. The sensation of the week: China’s pig pig gave birth to a mutant monkey head and a conclusion of our review, we present you the news that the maximum read number of visitors to our portal. And rezonanas in the discussion of the event was massive, not only on ECOportal.ru … On the Chinese pig farm pig gave birth to a mutant with a monkey head. Piglet with monkey’s head appeared on the light about two weeks ago and was the sixth in a litter of pigs, who lives on a farm for nine years. Instead of being born with a pig snout monkey, with two thin lips, small nose and two big eyes. His hind legs twice longer than the front, so the pig can not walk – just jump. And apparently it’s not a pleasant sight and is more suitable as a plot of a horror movie or science fiction. You never know what is in the pig could lead to this type of mutation. Cases of animal mating with a monkey scientists were not recorded. Photos of the mutant pig you can see on ECOportal.ru.