In this regard, the Chinese authorities began evacuating people, including those engaged in rescue work, in the county Beichuan, one of the most affected by the devastating earthquake. According to recent data, the number of earthquake victims in China's Sichuan Province has exceeded 20,000 people. However, this is not the final figure and as clearing debris, it will certainly increase. An interesting fact is that hundreds of thousands of toads suddenly changed their habitat in Sichuan, China a few days before the tragedy. An unexpected error has caused the migration violent public reaction – possibly amphibians knew in advance about the impending seismic shocks, and a presentiment of impending tragedy? However, seismologists and experts who study animal behavior, left without attention to such warning signals as a mass movement of toads in three days before the earthquake.
Help ECOportal.ru: The most disastrous in the history of China's earthquake occurred in 1976 in the city of Tangshan, near Beijing. The city was razed to the ground, under the debris killed more than 242 thousand people. Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment: A New Office reshuffle and prospects last week's new president Dmitry Medvedev updated structure of executive power. Touched on the changes and the main environmental agency of the country. Ministry of Natural Resources was reorganized into the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation and received additional functions of formulating and implementing public policies and legal regulations in the field of environmental protection. Earlier, in 2004, responsibility for environmental protection have been largely divided between two ministries – the Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) and . .