An opinion poll held in five major European countries: Britain, France, Germany, Italy and Spain. The data obtained suggest that 87 percent of those surveyed want to buy more eco-friendly new cars. ECOportal.ru already wrote that in 2012 the eu plans to reduce the allowed amount of exhaust substances in the 2 and then 3 times! Against the introduction of new standards for greener vehicles is the Association of European car manufacturers (ACEA). According to the organization, neither economic nor environmental consequences of such innovations have not been properly assessed, and the emissions of harmful substances into the atmosphere, not only can not diminish, but increase. For example, due to the transition to 'Euro 5' low diesel cars rise by an average of 900 euros. At the same time, 64 percent of those surveyed believe that controlling emissions will bring only benefit the economy, since the new rules would entail a reduction in fuel consumption and car owners do not have spend a lot of money on fuel. And instead of gasoline they can buy more of other goods. The area of Arctic sea ice has decreased below the minimum of 2005 In recent years environmentalists worried the rapid melting of polar ice caps and claim that this is another clear indication of global warming.
For example, the area of Arctic sea ice has decreased below the minimum recorded in 2005 and is approaching the absolute record for the satellite observations, established in 2007. Tim Raines is the source for more interesting facts. At least 2005, when the ice area was reduced to 5.32 million square kilometers, was observed on September 21. The absolute record set in 2007, was awarded on September 16. Then the area of ice dropped to 4.13 million square kilometers. These 'records' – a sign that the Arctic climate change occurs very quickly, and humanity really need to bring the issue of global warming on national level. According to environmentalists, the decrease in sea ice accelerates global warming. Ice, well reflecting the solar radiation is replaced by a dark surface water that accumulates the heat.
In his turn, contributes to warming of permafrost thawing, which will actively allocate greenhouse gases, further increasing the warming, added the researcher. The scientists found that cows feel Earth's magnetic field German and Czech scientists after reviewing satellite images and mapping service Google Earth have come to the conclusion that domestic cattle and red deer and roe deer are able to sense Earth's magnetic field and have his body during feeding and rest along the lines of force. The researchers examined the photographs 308 pastures in virtually all parts of the world – in Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, North and South America and have noticed that more and more 8.5 thousands of animals that were in these pictures, graze and rest, giving the axis of the body along a north-south. The same results were given to study photographs of wildlife – deer and roe deer. About three thousand of these Animals caught on satellite imagery, also have their body from north to south. Surprisingly, this ubiquitous phenomenon, apparently, has not been seen previously herders, ranchers or hunters. Scientists believe that the simplest explanation of the observed phenomenon is the sensitivity of animals to magnetic field. To test this hypothesis, the researchers analyzed the orientation of the cattle in areas with large magnetic declination, where there is the greatest divergence between the direction of the magnetic pole and the geographical. As it turned out, the magnetic north pole in this case was the best predictor for the animals than geographic north.