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
About when should we fear the floods, why they are impossible to predict and the cause of this natural disaster in an interview Today.kz said lead researcher RSE “Kazhydromet”, PhD Institute of ecology and climate, Professor Boris Stepanov.
Professor Stepanov was studying the SEL for the past 45 years. And, in his opinion, the heat wave could hardly be the cause of recent landslide in Almaty.
“To believe that the cause of the landslide was a heat wave, I can’t. Mudflows, associated with temperatures, right only twice in the last 40 years. During those 42 years there have been many occasions when the heat was the same as now, or worse, but anything related to heat occurred. Occurred breakthroughs, even when it was over the summer, and the autumn came”, – said Boris Stepanov.
In his words, to predict the similarity of debris flow is impossible. The study of glaciers and moraines requires a large amount of funds, so it is much cheaper and more efficient to empty a potentially dangerous lake.
“To predict a breakthrough no one can, because no one moraine lake does not explore. To explore the glaciers and moraines on the subject of forming a subsea discharge channels is very expensive. The lake is much cheaper and more Continue reading