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The unfinished tragedy the length of a quarter century

Bhopal residents love their city, located in the Central part of India and known around the world Shopalso monstrous man-made disaster, which is exactly a quarter of a century ago killed thousands of people.

Bhopali love the city at a beautiful lake. “Great place for retirement. Compared to Delhi it’s peaceful, the property is inexpensive”, – says in the train Delhi-Bhopal 34-year-old Delhi businessman Ashok.

But there is another Bhopal, about which neither Ashok nor the majority of citizens prefer not to remember. Can’t see the lake, there are dirty streets, and almost every house someone is ill.

On the night of 3 December 1984, the plant of Union Carbide India Ltd. for the production of a pesticide accident. Night workers washed the pipelines on the installation for the production of methylisocyanate – highly toxic chemical that was used in the production of pesticides. Due to a malfunction of the valves water got into the tank, the number of which is known throughout the country – 610, storing this substance. Started a chemical reaction formed a mixture of poisonous gases that escaped into the atmosphere and covered the town deadly Continue reading

8 natural wonders, which are actually created by man

In the world there are a lot of very unusual places and breathtaking creations of nature. But sometimes, when the «improvement» mother nature takes people, it leads to very unexpected results and there are very strange, incredible miracles of nature. See for yourself!

1. Drzava or «the Gates of hell» — it is a gas crater in Turkmenistan, which never ceases to burn for 40 years. It «great» creation — is the work of Soviet engineers, who in 70-ies of the last century looking for oil.

During the drilling portion of the soil under which was a large gas field had failed. Fearing toxic fumes, Soviet engineers didn’t think up anything cleverer, than to burn gas in order to get rid of it. Here it also burns four decades, continuing to terrify and remind you how destructive humans are.

2. Fly Geyser or fly geyser. Actually is a permanent thermal spring, which, again, appeared due to human intervention. In 1916 there were performed drilling works and 60 years of groundwater with the inclusion of mineral wells broke through to the surface, creating this amazing creation.

3. Water Rio Tinto in the Spanish region of Andalusia, the color of blood. The pH of this water is $ 2, making it virtually Continue reading

Where is the largest lake on Earth?

The largest lake on Earth… What is it? Agree that the word “lake” seems a quiet and peaceful pond, overgrown with reeds. In it, closing her eyes, we see white water-lilies, and to the other side just the same hand.

However, few people think about the fact that there are such lakes, which will give odds to some of the seas, both in size and depth and strength of storms occur periodically.

Today I propose to talk about them.

The largest lake on Earth. Its characteristic features

Oddly enough, but the largest lake on Earth we used to call the sea, or the Caspian sea. In fact, taking into account its features, call it the sea is simply impossible. Why? Yes, because according to the definition, the last should fall any river, but located at the crossroads of Europe and Asia the Caspian sea is endorheic.

If you look closely at pictures taken from space, you can immediately note one undeniably important feature. – the Caspian sea has a rather complex shape resembling the letter S from the Latin alphabet.

Its dimensions are really impressive: the length from North to South is approximately 1,200 km, but the distance from the East to the West coast differs Continue reading

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Unique lakes of the Nizhniy Novgorod region
In the Nizhny Novgorod region there are at least three hundred natural lakes, and that's not counting the hundreds of oxbow river and numerous artificial water bodies (ponds, reservoirs, flooded…

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The Pink lake Retba
Everyone wants to visit the unique lake of enchanting colours! Amazing colors and charming water pumps entirely covering a two-kilometer coastline, Pink lake or lake Retba, is the way it…

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