Saturday, May 12, 2012

Plastic waste in the Pacific have increased 100 times in 40 years image

Plastic waste dumped in the Pacific have increased 100 times compared with 40 years ago, a survey of University of California, cited the "France 24". Surveys of 1972 and 1987 did not find plastic micro particles, forming the so-called. killer soup - particles smaller than 5 mm - which threaten to alter the natural environment in the open ocean. Today, scientists estimate that discarded waste collected in the North Pacific subtropical circulations, and the "Great Pacific shit patches" have become almost the size of Texas.
"Plenty of small plastic particles in these areas has increased 100 times over the past four decades," explain researchers at UCLA. According to the UN Environment  Programme   nearly 13,000 plastic particles are found in every square kilometer of sea, but in the Northern Pacific, the situation is even worse. There are mixed plastic waste with waste from marine life and birds and are filled with toxic chemicals. These contaminated areas actually form a new ocean habitat for insects that feed on plankton and eggs, on the other hand, are food for seabirds, turtles and fish. Insects lay their eggs on a hard surface, and therefore, if continued dumping of plastic waste, their population can grow, which would threaten the balance of zooplankton and eggs.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Suicide bombers detonated a bomb in Dagestan: 15 dead and over 100 injured

Suicide bombers detonated a bomb in Dagestan: 15 dead, over 100 injured.

Two  powerful bombs exploded in Makhachkala last night. Victims were 15 people, more than 100 were injured. According to preliminary data, the power of explosive devices is 60 kg TNT.

See photos from the site of terrorist attacks 

The first explosion erupted around 22:20 post "Alaska" which is the route of Makhachkala, Astrakhan, NTV reported. Not far from the post of police, mined off the air "Gazelle". As a result of this explosion were burned several cars nearby where there were people. Police officers on duty at the point and the drivers started to help the victims, trying to fight the flames. National Commission for Combating Terrorism believe that the first car exploded when it was stopped for inspection, added BaltInfo.

Literally 15 minutes later, a second explosion rocked the area after the arrival of emergency services and police in general, resulting in two separate explosions injured around 110 people, 83 of them in hospital. 15 people were killed.

The president of Dagestan Magomedsalam Magomedov was forced to abandon a mission to Moscow and immediately return to the Republic said Explosion opened a criminal case under article "terrorist attack".