The most dramatic differences in environmental conditions creates a contrast between the lowland East and the mountainous West of the country. Eastern Canada, wide open to the Arctic ocean, divided into numerous Islands, with deeply cut on South broad Hazanovym the Bay and is constantly subjected to a powerful Arctic air mass intrusion. As a result the tundra zone with sparse vegetation and permafrost formed on 55-57° North latitude, i.e. the latitude of Moscow. In the Central Piedmont part of the country on the same latitude are the canadian prairies and on the Pacific coast, protected by the mountain system of the Cordillera, virtually no winter, and on the mountain slopes develop tall “coastal forest” in which individual trees reach 40 to 60, and sometimes 90 m height. This is the famous sichinskaya spruce, Douglas fir, Western gemlok, etc. a Notable feature of Canada is the development of large lake-river systems. Is the Mackenzie river, carrying water into the Arctic ocean, in the pool which are situated the famous lake Great bear, Great Slave, Athabasca. The other system is the Nelson river, which flows into Hudson Bay, the basin of which includes lakes Winnipeg, Winnipegosis, Manitoba, and many others. The third system is the river St. Lawrence, carrying water into the Atlantic ocean. It includes all five Great lakes. The lakes are connected Continue reading
“Clear lakes” — a major project implemented in St. Petersburg and the Leningrad region since 2009. The movement brings together a range of different environmental actions.
The idea is to give citizens and residents the field of pure shores was born in 2009 in the “Swiss club”, community journalists and editors of leading mass media of St. Petersburg under the chairmanship of the mayor of Davos Hans Peter Michel and the President of the Group of COPPER, doctor of medical Sciences Tamaz Mchedlidze.
The aim of the project
The main goal of the movement “Clean lakes” — the consolidation of society on the initiative of socially responsible business and the formation of ecological consciousness of the population.
The objective of the project is the combined efforts of business, government and the media to change people’s minds, to promote a healthy lifestyle and care about nature.
The tools of the project . organization of cleaning the lakes, resonant public actions.
The essence of seasonal events . the business allocates funds for cleaning coastal areas of the lakes of St. Petersburg and the Leningrad region. Organizes volunteers, Continue reading
Bus ran Gagra, towns and villages, nearly joined with it into one and svernul left, in the valley of the river Bzyb. At first it looks like the valley of the Mzymta river, but then the mountains on the sides of the river become higher and higher, the shear cliffs high above his head.
The first stop along the way — at demonstration apiary.
Here the valley of the Mzymta and Bzyb river still can be confused.
The second time the bus stopped near a small souvenir market, which is facing a cliff. She’s not looming over the market, and over tiny, like a fragment of stained glass, Blue Lake Azibiza.
His water seems opaque, dull, fantastic colors contrasting with white sheer walls of the mountains China on it and the green of bushes around, but if you get her in the palm of your hand, it turns out that it is transparent and clean.
This water, once in the Bzyb, it seems, still carries a bit of its mysterious turquoise color, and then dissolves into the grey waters of the river without a trace.
Valley in these parts turns into a long series of gorges along the bottom, sometimes crossing the river bridges, road.
Gorges replace each other, becoming deeper, all skalistie and all the more stunning.
First — the Bzyb.