26 Jan 2011 21:31

Medvedev urges setting up global environmental monitoring system

DAVOS, Switzerland. Jan 26 (Interfax) - Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on Wednesday proposed setting up a global "system of monitoring the environment and dangerous facilities."

In a speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Medvedev mentioned various environmental adversities, including the giant oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, the abnormal heat in Russia in summer 2010, and disastrous floods and snowfalls.

"I believe that it is dangerous to procrastinate any further. I don