Environmental Committee

No Smoking Day … The Russian State Duma took up seriously the ecology of the North. In Moscow will be ‘ER’ for animals. The existence of the Voronezh Reserve has been threatened. In Russia, had accumulated more than 2 billion tons of toxic waste. Numerous actions have been Greenpeace around the world. Experts believe that biofuels are better done from the waste.

International No Tobacco Day observed on November 20. Scientists have shown that during the evolution of plants can exchange genes. It turns out that people are genetically very similar to marsupials. In the jungles of Sulawesi, found pygmy monkeys considered extinct. Review of the week from 11.17.2008 to 23.11.2008. State Duma of the Russian Federation to engage seriously ecology of the North in the State Duma deputy group appeared ‘Ecology of the North’, which in the near future will prepare proposals, allowing them to determine the balance between the need for resource development North and providing protection of natural systems from threats that arise as a result of anthropogenic and natural impacts on the environment.

The new group headed by Deputy Chairman of the Committee on the North and Far East Rostislav Goldstein. As stated in a press release for half a century in the north evolved mainly raw model of nature with extremely high technological pressures on the environment. In this northern area is distinguished by extremely vulnerable nature, very gentle folding thousands ecosystems. In the near future parliamentary group plans to start preparing laws the economic regulation of relations in terms of environmental protection, including environmental audits, environmental certification, payment for a negative impact on the environment and approval procedures calculation of environmental damage, compensation for damage inflicted on nature.

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