American scientists conducted the first comprehensive assessment of the financial damage caused by the Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico. A study published in the journal Science, briefly about it it reports EurekAlert!
The damage from the oil spill is estimated at 17.2 billion dollars. That is, according to scientists, the value of the lost natural resources and ecosystem elements. The authors, in the Gulf of Mexico were about 507,2 million litres of liquid hydrocarbons.
To such conclusions scientists have come, having calculated the amount of money (153 USD), which the typical American middle class family is ready to allocate for the implementation of prevention programmes on the prevention of environmental disasters.
The explosion of the oil platform Deepwater Horizon, located 80 miles off the coast of Louisiana in the Gulf of Mexico occurred on 20 April 2010. The ensuing oil spill was the largest in U.S. history
A group of scientists from the South Korean Institute for astronomy and space research has discovered a galaxy that is shaped like a jellyfish. It is located in the galactic cluster Abell 267, which is removed from the earth at a distance of about a billion light-years. The object has a "tail" and teardrop-shaped structure.
Russian cosmonauts will soon be able to leave several people, said the source TASS in the aerospace industry. From the group in addition to Gennady Padalka on their own left Sergei Volkov, in the right condition ready to go for another two cosmonauts, and one may be dismissed from training, he added.
Czech scientists have synthesized all of the nucleotide bases of RNA inside the experimental setup, in which was simulated the conditions on Earth several billion years ago. The study results are a proof of the origin of life from inorganic substances.
The Board of Directors of Rosneft approved the recommendations to the shareholders on the dividend for the year 2016. The General meeting of shareholders to be held on June 22, encouraged to make a decision on payment of dividends in the amount of 5.98 per one ordinary share, i.e. 35% of the net profit of 63 billion rubles.
Maxim Oreshkin called the economic development Agency of new generation. "The Ministry currently, most of the employees are aged below 35 years", — said the head of Department. He took office at the end of 2016 at the age of 34, becoming the youngest Federal Minister.
"Australia first!" — it is a slogan, let Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to increase its popularity among voters. The tightening of immigration rules and procedure for obtaining citizenship under this slogan led to increased support to the head of the Cabinet by four percent.