Researchers use sea turtles to predict ocean temperature change TOKYO. KAZINFORM While measuring sea temperatures and predicting changes is key to long-term weather forecasts, a group of researchers have come up with an unusual way to improve the accuracy of prediction -- attaching monitoring devices to sea turtles.
New Environmental Code to stimulate enterprises to modernize production – Askar Mamin NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - At the Government session chaired by Prime Minister Askar Mamin, a draft of the new Environmental Code of the Republic of Kazakhstan was considered, Kazinform has learnt from the prime minister’s press service.
Over 100,000 people sign petition to prohibit catching whales in Russia VLADIVOSTOK, December 24. /TASS/. A petition to prohibit catching dolphins and whales for cultural and educational purposes gathered more than 100,000 signatories on the Russian Public Initiative website and is now to be considered by an expert group of a federal level, TASS reports.
NZ volcano eruption death toll rises to 17 after another person dies WELLINGTON. KAZINFORM New Zealand police said on Monday that one of those injured during the eruption of a volcano visited by tourists earlier this month died in an Auckland hospital, bringing the official death toll to 17 while two remain missing.
N Kazakhstan to build wind farm PETROPAVLOVSK. KAZINFORM North Kazakhstan region plans to build a wind park with 25 wind generators, Kazinform correspondent reports. Arman Urazgulov, chief of the Department for Industrial and Innovative Development, said it at a meeting on development of investment projects in the region.
Multilateral consultations to be held on dev't of UN Special Program for Aral Sea Basin ASHGABAT. KAZINFORM Multilateral consultations will be held at Turkmenistan's Foreign Affairs Ministry on the development of the UN Special Program for the Aral Sea Basin (UN SPAS) on Dec. 18, Trend reports referring to the State News Agency of Turkmenistan.
ADB meets commitment to double annual climate financing to $6 billion MANILA. KAZINFORM The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has achieved a key commitment to double its annual climate investments from $3 billion in 2014, hitting a record high of more than $6 billion in climate-related financing in 2019.
Global warming is robbing world's oceans of oxygen MADRID. KAZINFORM The amount of oxygen in the world's oceans decreased by 2 percent between 1960 and 2010 and is expected to go down by a further 3-4 percent by the year 2100 as a result of global warming, something that will have an effect on habitats and the coastal economies that depend on them.