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
In the archaeological complex of Kordon in Belarus found three men's jewelry Viking, the so-called "Thor's hammers". They date back to the IX-X centuries ad. It is reported that findings were made by the students of historical faculty of the Belarusian state University during an archaeological expedition.
In the port of Hakata in the South-Western island of Kyushu in Japan recorded the first case of human bite red fire ant. It is considered the most dangerous ant in the world. It is noted that several dozen insects and pupae were found near a container from China.
Students from the educational center "Sirius" in cooperation with the scientists of Moscow state University have created a nano-satellite SiriusSat. It is made in the form of a cube with dimensions 10х10х10 inches, its weight does not exceed one kilogram. The unit will lead to a constantly descending orbit to measure the distribution of radiation on different heights.
"United Russia" will prepare and submit by October a series of reports that describe the country's development plans until 2030. Priorities of the party while working on the programme would, inter alia, the increase in transfers to the regions, improving the level and quality of life, road construction.
The house of representatives of the U.S. Congress voted to allocate $ 1.6 billion from the budget for the construction of a wall along the border with Mexico. The law "On allocations to the Ministry of defense" was supported by 230 members of the house of representatives. He spoke against 196 members of Congress.
Washington gave the agrément for the appointment of Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Anatoly Antonov, Russian Ambassador to the United States. On Friday, July 28, the newspaper "Izvestia". According to "Izvestia", Washington agreed to issue the approval after the meeting, Deputy foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov and us assistant Secretary of state Thomas Shannon.