Baikal Pulp sued for damages caused to the water body as a result of the unauthorized discharge of pollutants. Carried out over a month ago check the Interdepartmental Commission for the Protection of Lake Baikal showed that the concentration of pollutants in the wastewater entering the lake Baikal, the individual items exceeded a thousand times. November 3 expired license for water use and other documents issued by OAO Baikal Pulp and Paper Mill. ” Deputy Head of Rosprirodnadzor Mitvol said that the damage to Baikal, from 4 to November 11, 2007 year amounted to over 475 million rubles. Sixth of December it came to the Prosecutor General’s Office and the Interior Ministry.
Discussed at the Bali global warming conference under the auspices of the UN dedicated to climate change, beginning in Monday his work on the island of Bali, which was under threat of extinction due to the effects of global climate change. The main objective of the conference was to develop a new international treaty on counteract global warming. This agreement should replace the Kyoto Protocol, the effect of which expires in 2012. The conference was attended by about 10 thousand people from 192 countries, among them scientists, journalists, representatives of environmental organizations. The delegation of the Russian government at the meeting headed by the head of Rosgidromet Alexander Bedritsky. ‘According to experts, the prevention of serious global change on the planet over the next three decades, the world would cost just 0.1% of gross domestic product. Scientific studies show that the needs of the energy sector can be reduced by half in For several decades, using modern technology and alternative energy sources “- said in New York, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon reporters, referring to a report on climate, won the Nobel prize in this year. On Saturday he flew to Bali to attend a high-level meeting, which was the conclusion of the conference.
Along the coast of South Korea’s oil spill collected 10 000 tonnes of oil from the damaged tanker vylivsheysya in the Yellow Sea reached the western coast on Saturday, South Korea. Coast office and volunteers are busy preventing the further spread of oil spill, whose length reached 20 kilometrov.Odnako of the strong wind it continues to move. It is the largest oil spill in South Korean banks. Oil threatens the picturesque area of 100 kilometers long coastline to the south-west of the capital Seoul. Japanese scientists discovered that chimpanzees smarter Students Memory apes chimpanzees no worse than many Japanese students. These are the test data conducted by researchers of the University of Kyoto. The experiment involved a group of young men and three pairs of chimpanzees. Participants have been testing the memory to restore the sequence of numbers in a particular table on the screen. Trained monkeys performed the test figures are much faster and more accurate the majority of students. Scientists note that we underestimate the degree of intelligence of our closest relatives, believing that in matters of memory and other mental problems chimpanzee lag far behind the man. “People, including many biologists still believe that a man ahead of chimpanzees in all areas related to brain activity, – said one of the organizers of the test. – No one could not imagine that chimpanzees – young chimpanzees, five years of age – can cope with the test for memory better people.