Last June was the hottest month for the last 150 years
Almaty rescuers checked the infamous lake # 6! According to independent experts, the reservoir threatens the security of the metropolis and can cause destructive debris flow. Today rescuers flew over the glaciers of Zailiyskiy Alatau together with journalists and showed exactly what they are doing to reduce the amount of hazardous mountain lake.
Here, in the mountains, at a height of over three and a half thousand meters of the work does not stop even for a minute. Experts «Kazselezaschita” quickly purify and expand the drainage channel to lake No. 6. The glacier named after Manshuk Mametova, which feeds the lake water, already began to melt, it is necessary to connect the siphon for pumping excessive water volume, to avoid trouble.
Isan Kokanbaev, chief engineer of “Kazselezaschita” of the Ministry of emergency situations of the Republic of Kazakhstan:
– Constantly monitoring of the lake and the discharges produced by this channel. Therefore, at present no danger, we declare as experts «Kazselezaschita”.
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In Algeria . not far from the town of Sidi-Bel-Abbes . there is a natural lake filled with ink. In the lake there are no fish, no plants, since toxic blue ink only applicable in order to write them! Until nedavneshnego time the people could not understand how the pond turned out to be such a special substance. The scientists conducting the proper research and analysis, concluded: it’s all in the composition of the water 2 samll rivers flowing into this mysterious lake. Some of them contains just a huge amount of dissolved iron salts in the other — various organic compounds located in the river valley peat bogs. Mingling together in the pit lake, the streams are interacting together, adding to the amazing amount of ink. The local inhabitants refer to this miracle in different ways: some consider it the devil’s delusion; others, on the contrary, benefit from it. Inks are not sold only in stores of Algeria, and in Africa, the Mediterranean countries, the middle East.
Peninsula Trinidad became famous only so that in its Central part, there is a genuine lake asphalt. Beautiful asphalt! In the lake, of course, come in and dip, and placed it in the crater of a former mud volcano, the depth of his… 90 meters (!) while the area Continue reading
Unforgettable summer practice
Shapshinskaya the tract. From 13 to 22 June, the students of 1 course of a speciality “Biology” interned in the territory of Shapshinskaya tracts of the natural Park of the district values “Samarovski Chugas”. To work, students set in a field hospital of the international UNESCO chair of GOU VPO “the SOUTH”. The hospital is located in the village of sapsa, who is removed from Khanty-Mansiysk on 11 km.
Before the children had several tasks that they have successfully managed: physical-geographical description of the area; a description and a collection of plants for herbarium; the description and collection of insects; observing and photographing objects. Their future research biologists conducted under supervision of assistant of the Department of ecology Puhinui O. and associate Professor of geography, Ph. D. aitov I. S.
During the practice students also visited the local mini-zoo, environmental education center at the “Shapshinskaya the tract” and went on an excursion in the Museum of man and nature in Khanty-Mansiysk. In the Museum the students had the opportunity to plunge into the unique past of our region, Continue reading