Time on environmental hours that have been invented by the Japan Fund Asahi Glass Foundation, is calculated based on a survey 757 politicians and scholars from 93 countries worldwide. Position arrows from zero to 3 hours means 'lack of concern about the environmental catastrophe', from 3 to 6 hours – 'Some concern', from 6 to 9:00 – 'considerable concern', and from 9 to 12 hours – 'extreme concern'. Subject the last transfer of arrows 11 minutes ago, now the environmental clock is 9 hours and 22 minutes. The maximum time characterizing the near approach of an environmental catastrophe, it was on the ecological clock in last year. Experts believe that slowing the clock is associated with an active policy of the new U.S. administration on the implementation of sustainable energy sources. It is not excluded that an important role in the transfer time ago played and the global financial crisis, due to which production has decreased, and accordingly the emission of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.
In Brazil – the campaign for the preservation of the ecosystem savannah in India – a census of tigers The Brazilian Government has announced the start of large-scale campaign to combat illegal logging Brazilian savannah. Violators of environmental laws will deal with land, air and even from space. The authorities intend to widely apply the experience gained in protecting and restoring forests of Amazonia. The problem of preservation of ecosystems, the shroud has become very topical in Brazil. Currently, the central savanna lost already 48% natural vegetation.
The first event was attended by about twenty cities, but in 2001 the shares involved over a thousand cities in thirty-five states. Minister for Natural Resources and Environment Trutnev noted that "A day without cars' can not radically change the environment, but also draws attention to environmental issues. Despite the fact that Russian cities actively involved in the international campaign 'Day without cars', the Russians themselves transplanted from their iron horses are not in a hurry. This year, officials in Moscow, including the Chief 'Mosgortrans', gave a personal example citizens and went to work on foot or by public transport. Despite the efforts of officials, this year the rally's Day without a car 'to clean the air in Moscow is not affected.
According to environmentalists, fixed monitoring stations of the atmosphere near the highways or the values were higher than Monday. Yes, and traffic jams in Moscow 'Day without cars' was no less Finished in Moscow World stock 'A Day Without car ', which was supported in 22 countries, bike ride organized by the Wildlife (WWF). On the embankments of the Moscow River on bicycles rode around a hundred people – politicians, environmentalists, pop stars and ordinary citizens, indifferent to environmental issues. Recall that cars give 80% of pollution in large cities of Russia and about 42% of the total emissions of pollutants into the atmosphere. Moscow authorities will stop buying incandescent bulbs in order to implementation of priority measures for energy conservation and efficiency use of energy resources, the authorities of Moscow in what will stop buying incandescent bulbs.
Shooting paintings "Inhabited Island" held at Kazantip Nature Reserve. To filmmakers to charges of causing damage to the nature of the peninsula is not once hit by environmentalists. Filming the paintings were kept secret, however, as it became known, the film crew caused irreparable damage to the Crimean nature. The first conflict took place after both beach filmmakers left charred pieces of foam – the scenery for the tanks. News reports said that during filming in Kazantip harmed populations of legless lizard, heavy military equipment destroyed the flora and fauna and the landscape has changed, and extras trampled rare plants.
Actor and director Fyodor Bondarchuk, Ukrainian ecologists denies accusations. By New Year, China donated pandas to Taiwan as a symbol of strengthening the friendship two four bamboo bear Tuan Tuan and Yuan Yuan arrived on Dec. 24 from the Chinese province of Sichuan on a new home – the island of Taiwan as a kind of symbol of strengthening relations between the two sides of the Taiwan Strait. The arrival of the pandas shows significant warming of relations between Beijing and Taipei, which became possible after coming to power on the island of the new administration, headed by Ma Ying-jeou of the Kuomintang. Former Taiwanese authorities for political refused to accept the explanation of these animals, which are offered as a gift to the mainland in 2005. Their names – Tuan Tuan and Yuan Yuan, in combination give 'tuanyuan' which in Chinese means 'meeting after a long absence' or 'Reunion'.