In the five years of the action “360 minutes for Baikal” from the shores of the lake took out 140 trucks garbage
Annual all-Russian action of En+ Group “360 minutes for Baikal” this year will be held for the fifth time. In honor of the anniversary, the organizers decided to hold it in the form of eco-marathon, which consists of five environmental activities. As noted by the Director of public relations En+ Group Elena Rollins . “all shares of marathon dedicated to educational changes on the lake Baikal. June 18, on the Small sea began to work the robotics, for ten days in it will be trained 90 trainers on robotics. They also will clean coast of Baikal”.
On the same day, 50 employees the EuroSibEnergo removed debris from another point on the coast — on the territory of Baikal biosphere reserve, near the village of Tankhoi. Thus, the ecological marathon is held simultaneously on the territory of two regions — Irkutsk region and Buryat Republic.
For several hours the volunteers collected 400 bags of trash and about a ton of scrap metal. All the garbage (aluminum cans, plastic bottles, glass and scrap iron) will be sent for recycling or disposed of in a special way.
The second stage of the marathon with the participation of young professionals from the camp of Energomera will be held in a month. Continue reading
The lake basin can be both endogenous and exogenous origin that have the most significant impact on their size, shape, water regime.
The largest lake basins of tectonic origin. They are located either in a simple tectonic structures in the basin in the plains (Ilmen, Chad) or in foothill and intermountain depressions (Balkhash), or in the grabens of the rift (Baikal, Nyasa, Tanganyika). But most of the major lake basin has a complex tectonic origin, in their education are involved as concave folds and breaks of the earth’s crust (Issyk-Kul lake. Victoria, etc.). All tectonic lakes are large in size and significant depth, and rift – an elongated and narrow shape in plan, very large depth, steep slopes. The bottoms of many deep lakes lie below the sea level, having a mirror above the water level, is cryptodepression (Baikal, Ladoga, etc.). In the location of tectonic lakes are observed certain regularities: they are concentrated along faults of the earth’s crust (the Syrian-African and Baikal rift zone), or framed panels: along the Canadian shield is a Large bear, Great Slave, Winnipeg, Athabasca, Great North American lakes; the Baltic shield along the Vyg, Segozero, Onega, Ladoga, etc.
The lakes occupy volcanic craters and calderas of extinct volcanoes or depressions in the surface of solidified lava flows (Kronotsky lake on the Kamchatka Peninsula, lake Java, Continue reading
Near the village of Golubitskaya on the Azov sea coast is one of the most interesting, unusual and popular tourist attractions. This mud volcanic Geology (also known as Sinyaya Balka). To reach this place by private car and to purchase entrance tickets directly at the ticket offices of the company, another option is to pay for a tour and arrive as part of an organized group on a comfortable bus from Anapa. Novorossiysk, Temryuk or other nearby resort towns. If You drive with your car, proceed through the village of Golubitskaya in the direction of the Kerch Strait, after 10 kilometers you reach the village For the Motherland, follow the signs to the right and after a few kilometers you will arrive at the scene.
The volcano Geology has the appearance of an oval lake (actually it’s a crater) filled with a viscous mass of clay gray-blue color. It is small – about 150 meters long and surrounded on all sides by a wooden fence. In the lake down the wooden steps, the approaches to them and the track around the reservoir with railings, you want to keep, as dirt is everywhere and it is easy to slip. This mud has natural healing properties and is very rich in hydrogen sulfide, bromine and iodine, according to experts at the crater contains about 15 000 cubic meters. The therapeutic Continue reading