The island of são Miguel is the largest and most charming among all the Azores. Its dimensions are 65 kilometers long and 12 kilometers wide. The island’s population is a little over 120,000 people. This island is quite often referred to as the “green island” because of its beautiful green landscape. There are not many comfortable beaches Practically the entire coastline is a marine rocks that crash into the shore, especially on the East coast. The highest point in the San Miguel mountain Pico da Vara (1103 metres).
The capital of the island — Ponta Delgada (Ponta Delgada).
In the Northern part of San Miguel is “the lake of Fire” (Lagoa do Fogo), where tourists can cook “cozido das Furnas”, the famous Azorean dish (meat, stewed in the hot springs). Way of cooking this dish is quite spicy: a pan of raw meat and vegetables wrapped in cloth and buried in volcanic ash for several hours.
The second largest city on the island after the capital is Ribeira Grande (Ribeira Grande). It is a 20-minute drive from Ponta Delgada. There is quite a beautiful historic centre and beautiful beaches, with very good conditions for surfing. In addition, it is the most convenient point for trips Continue reading
The defenders of the Kurgalsky reserve guard from building a lake Lipovskoye
Environmental action in defense of Kurgalsky zakaznik, which was attended on Saturday, 25 may, about 40 residents of the village of Kurgolovo the Kingisepp district of the Leningrad region — just another phase in the struggle for the inviolability of protected areas. About this today, on may 27, the correspondent of IA REGNUM informed the members of the initiative group in defense of the “Kurgalsky” zakaznik.
According to the testimony of a member of the Board of OBEO “Green World” Vera Ovcharenko, under threat of land — the protected forest on the shore of the lake, which the inhabitants were taken under the protection and consistently protect.
“Build has ordered local authorities, while permits are not available. A few days ago, in the time of the construction of piles. But the array is located in a protective forest water protection zones by their unique biological characteristics of lake Lipovskoye protected mode “Kurgalsky” reserve”, — Continue reading
Unique lake under the threat of Chokrak In Crimea, a lot of lakes, lake Chokrak is a very interesting object. But as point sources and scientists, this lake is under threat . A unique eco-system has formed in it a long time, the water in the lake was always very salty. In these unique circumstances just live beneficial bacteria, and the silt and mud thus also bring benefits to sick people.
But the last measurements of water showed that she was in the lake gradually loses its salt and becomes more fresh, it means one thing, mud lake Chokrak under threat of extinction. If the bacteria in them will die, it won’t be mud, regular mud.
Desalination occurs for a number of reasons, all linked to climate, with frequent rains in the region recently and the dam breaks.
Since the beginning of the last century and until the 1990-ies in the lake maintained optimal salinity. Later broke the dam and began a controlled erosion of the lake Continue reading