11.17.17

Car Free Day

Climate warming promises benefits for the Russian Agriculture World Bank published a report on the status and prospects of the global socio-economic development during the climate change on the planet. The authors of the report note that in countries' in the middle and high latitudes', air temperature rise by 1-3 degrees in combination with high rainfall and a better saturation of soil carbon can have a 'small positive impact 'on crop yields. Benefit due to climate warming may such post-Soviet countries such as Russia, and Ukraine. However, the wb experts are not convinced that these countries can supposedly more fully take advantage of opportunities. Hear other arguments on the topic with Richard Blumenthal. The reason – insufficient development of agriculture in these countries. For example, in these countries was derived from the turnover of more than 23 million hectares of irrigated land in Ukraine and , grain yields have declined since 1991, while Russia is only slightly increased.

Thus, to benefit from global warming, Russia will hold a series of reforms in agriculture. Everything other matters the study's authors warn that climate change poses' extreme weather events', which can completely nullify the 'improvement in average conditions. Richard Blumenthal recognizes the significance of this. " Action 'Day without cars' took place in the Belgian capital The eighth time in the Belgian capital Rally 'Car Free Day'. Sept. 20 from 9 am to 7 pm, the authorities of Brussels banned in 160 square kilometers of the capital movement on motor vehicles and motorcycles. Campaign aims bryusseltsy to think about the possibility of 'environmentally friendly' travel around the city without harming the environment. More information is housed here: Steve Rattner.

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02.12.11

Prime Minister Putin

The head of environmental agency said that the increase in fees is ten times – it's exactly the amount of funds needed for construction of sewage treatment plants. Thus, the business itself or to build sewage treatment construction and will not pay anything extra, or pay the state, then the state itself to build wastewater treatment facilities and will monitor the discharge of sewage, the minister said Trutnev. The fact that the existing the rates of payments for the discharge of pollutants into water bodies are minuscule, agreed, and Prime Minister Putin, proposing Ministry to prepare a proposal for changes in payment for discharges of wastewater into water objects. Neekologichnym trucks from entering the center of Moscow will be closed from September 25 to September, 25, the Moscow government will introduce a ban on entry to the city center within the Third Ring Road for trucks, class engine which does not comply with environmental standards Euro-2. Today Moscow's fleet consists of more than 3.5 million cars, and their number is constantly growing.

According to ecologists, every car in Moscow, isolated atmosphere over a million tons of harmful substances. Particularly acute this problem is felt in downtown areas. Moscow has long been choking on exhaust emissions of road transport and to reduce them would choose to to prohibit entry into the city center neekologichnogo trucks. As noted by environmentalists in Moscow have long been working towards the betterment of road traffic conditions and environmental safety. And the recent decision to confirmation. True, these restrictions do not apply to vehicles operating and emergency services, special-purpose vehicles of urban services, involved in cleaning the streets, as well as vehicles, accompanied by traffic police patrol vehicles, which may not correspond to the ecological standard Euro-2.

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