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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

Lake Louise – the gem of Canada

Lake Louise is a magnificent natural wonder, which is located in Canada, in the remarkable Banff National Park. This area of Canada is famous for scenic places, great variety of wild animals and vegetation, the beautiful ski slopes and well-developed tourist infrastructure.

Real decoration of the Park is a wonderful lake. which lies at an altitude of 1646 meters. The size of it – half a kilometer wide and is almost 2km in length. Gave rise to the birth of lake massive glaciers located in this area.

Waters of lake Louise are incredibly pure emerald in color, which appeared thanks to local rock, which has melted glaciers and brought down from the mountains into the lake. That’s why the original name of the lake sounded like an Emerald.

Why the lake changed its name?

Beautiful pond, which is known to all among the Rocky mountains, not long was called, reflecting his extraordinary color of the water. The modern name is Louise it was in honor of the lovely Louise, who was the daughter of Queen Victoria, ruling in England. Smart and beautiful girl was married to the Governor of Canada, whose name was John Lorne Campbell.

And, although, in Canada, she has lived absolutely not for long, but during this time managed to make a significant contribution to the development of the country, was interested in and helped to solve Continue reading

The biggest lake in the world – Semenovsky Vestnik

Our country is amazing, impresses with its vastness and beauty. Every region, city, village has its own history, culture, nature. Russia has so many places worthy of admiration, and many of them are truly wonders of the world – unique and unique in the world. Lake Baikal is one of such places. About the trip to him and want to tell.

M th a journey to lake Baikal began from Nizhny Novgorod airport. Direct flights to Irkutsk no – flight was through Moscow. Five hours flight from the capital of our Motherland, and you are in Irkutsk. The airport of the Siberian city meets welcome: Souvenirs, herbal teas, healing balms and gems for every taste.

To lake Baikal is still far. No, of course, compared to Moscow, close is some 100-120 km away. Everything in our world is relative. Let’s not waste time and go in search of transport that will take us to the largest and deepest lake in the world. From Irkutsk, the nearest town, which offers the beauty of lake Baikal is Listvyanka. It can be reached by bus or taxi. I wanted a quiet location to observe local nature, and I chose the latter. A trip to Listvyanka lasted about an hour, and I caught myself thinking that the local nature is very similar to ours. If I didn’t know that I was five thousand miles away from home, I’d think that the food Continue reading

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