The expedition of scientists has completed the investigation of the case that occurred August 21, 1985. On this day over the North shores of lake Nyos in Western Cameroon held a suffocating cloud of gas that left the victims 1746. In the village of Nyos, Soboma, Cha and Fang almost did not remain of the inhabitants, killed all livestock, poultry and even insects.
Since this lake is situated in the crater of a volcano, considered dormant, many researchers, who arrived here shortly after the tragedy, suggested that the volcano came to life and ejected by the eruption of poisonous gas, passing through water, poison on everything in its path alive.
The survey, carried out by expeditions from Italy, France, Japan, Nigeria, Switzerland, the USA and the UK, found that damaged vegetation along the banks of the lake. The foliage was covered with a brown film. In some places the leaves were black and shrivelled, as from cold. The conclusion was: it is a consequence of the fact that gas emitted from the depths of the lake, extending, cooled and iced foliage. It is known that the selection of dissolved carbon dioxide CO2 is the absorption of energy and therefore causes cooling. In this case cooling could be 10 degrees. The first attempts to take chemical samples of deep water were unsuccessful: when lifting vessels Continue reading
Lake associated with us dark blue depth of the river with clear blue and the beaches – with Golden sand. However there are places on Earth where you can see exceptions to these rules. Some of them are freaks of nature, others have changed color under the influence of human activity. Here are 10 places that can impress their unique color!
Caño Cristales, Colombia (top)
Caño Cristales, also known as the River of five colors, the Current rainbow, and the Most Beautiful River in the World, is situated in the Serrania La Macarena national Park and mountain range in Colombia, in the province of Meta. Definitely worth a visit September to November — the river turns into a stream of rainbow. Responsible for red algae macarenia clavigera, and a kids football camp on the sea .
Valley Yellow Dragon, China
Huanglong valley in China’s Sichuan province is one of the most beautiful places in the world, and each year attracts tourists from different corners of the world. Located in the southern part of the range Min-Shan, known primarily for its colorful cisterns, which appeared as a result of erosion of deposits of calcite. It is said that in the sunlight the pond Continue reading
In the center of Russia located Urals Switzerland. Healthy mountain air, mild climate, clear lakes, ancient mountains, aroma of herbs, amber honey and koumiss lend the best advertising. If you want to learn all unbridled and proud temper of the Urals nature, to feel its grandeur and limitless space – go to Bashkiria.
Powerful figure Salavat Yulaev visible from afar from the window of car, train or bus. A visit to the monument usually included in the mandatory part of the program stay in the capital of Bashkortostan. The massive monument – a free embodiment of the Bashkir people. Evening and night the figure of a folk hero in the spotlight is even more impressive. The monument towers over the hallmark of Ufa – majestic and full-flowing White river. In the summer from the pier at the Friendship monument rides on the river on the boat. The cost of an adult ticket – from 200 rubles.
National Museum of Bashkortostan Republic is striking in its scope. In 33 halls of the beautiful building on Sovetskaya street you can go all day and learn a lot from the history of the Bashkir people and the personality of Salavat Yulaev.
The natural beauty of Bashkiria are so diverse that can be a source of inspiration for lovers Continue reading