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, deadly ingredients are “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, on the territory of the chemical plant “Mayak”, and is by far 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 about 120 million curies of radioactive materials, mainly cesium-137 and strontium-90. The lake is so toxic that a five-minute Continue reading
Kosino, like most Metropolitan areas in the past was a village near Moscow. But is particularly famous landmark — 3 lakes with mysterious names Black, White and Holy. What is the history of lakes and their names? On this edition of know pisateli, journalist, Creator of the book «Zatanna and mysteries of Moscow» Irina Shlionskaya.
Historians say that this village came about seven centuries ago, in other words in comparison with other Metropolitan settlement it is much older. Spiritual letter of Prince Vladimir of Serpukhov, stores the entry for the beginning of the XV century: «And Metropolitan villages gave am his Princess … Kosino with 3 ozyory…» So, at that time in the village was a lake.
At the end of the XVII century, Peter I was a child and moved directly in Kosino his ” toy ” fleet. Previously it was located in Izmailovo, on the ground of his native estate of the Romanovs, but soon it became clear that Peter the great ships very closely in the Izmailovo pond and Yauza… the Petrushka was advised to look at the White lake in Kosino. Directly there on the East coast, not far from the estate Telepneva, located on Royal haven «fleet»… Continue reading
The End of the week: the Dangerous lakes and rivers, including Wi-Fi in the centre of the city and new routes night buses
Now in some places in the city centre you can catch free Wi-Fi and to explore new routes night buses. In the near future with the Baltic station will launch “the Aeroexpress train” and will build near the second exit from metro station. In the Neva river will be allowed to swim no earlier than 15 years. The Village gathered the most important and interesting stories of the past 7 days.
The CPS was allowed to bathe only in one Petersburg lake — Unnamed in the Red Village. Greenpeace in the city to go into the water does not advise: even if you immediately to cease the dumping of harmful wastes into the Neva river, swim in the river will be possible in 10-15 years.
The Park near the Kazan Cathedral
The movement “Beautiful Petersburg” came up with another way to make the city comfortable for citizens. Activists propose to remove the fence that covers the square near the Kazan Cathedral, and to allow people to sit on the lawn. Before writing appeals to the authorities, they decided to find out, whether this idea to the citizens.
Wi-Fi Continue reading