What is the difference between lakes from seas, what is the difference
Most people have a vague understanding of the difference between the lake and the sea due to the historically-established names of the Caspian, Aral and Dead sea, actually being lakes,…

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Crater lake Heckuvan in Akureyri - the deepest lake of Iceland - Planet of Hotels
The cool air even at the height of the short Northern summer, transparent glacial water, the spectacular scenery of the Icelandic plateau will appear before the traveller at strict beauty…

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Boiling and radioactive: the most terrible lake of the planet

Toxic gases and radioactive radiation, human carelessness and mistakes of nature made these lakes the most dangerous on the planet.

LAKE KIVU, CONGO

The scenic lake Kivu, which is on the border between the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Rwanda, attracted the attention of scientists from all over the world, but the popularity of the reservoir is not linked to its beauty.

Under a layer of water of the lake keeps dangerous deposits of carbon dioxide and tens of billions of cubic meters of methane generated by bacteria in the pond. This deadly combination makes lake Kivu the real bomb. If in these parts there’s an earthquake, the deadly ingredients “mixed” and the lake will simply explode.

Scientists estimate that lake Kivu is a threat to at least two million people who live in a dangerous area. In the event of volcanic activity or earthquake they will be killed by the explosion of methane and of carbon dioxide poisoning.

LAKE KARACHAY, RUSSIA

Lake Karachay is located in the Urals, in the chemical plant “lighthouse”, and today is the most deadly lake in the world.

In 1951 the lake was used for storage of liquid radioactive waste, and over the past decade there has accumulated Continue reading

The Lake of Numto
Western Siberia, on the border of the Yamal-Nenets and Khanty-Mansi Autonomous districts, there is an amazing place – a unique national Park Numto. A miracle of light, almost a virgin…

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Salt lake
The Bolsheviks succeeded in a relatively easy to solve the problem of conquest of power in the capital and in major industrial centers of Russia. But in the province, in…

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