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
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
ST. PETERSBURG, February 1. Last year in St. Petersburg was the “Year of pure lakes”. From may to September, St. Petersburg companies, environmental organizations and volunteers spent more than 30 stocks. Ideologists of the project “Clean lakes” the Chairman of Medical chamber of St. Petersburg Tamaz Mchedlidze and Swiss Davos mayor Hans Peter Michel appealed to the public on the eve of the new ecological season.
“When in 2009 we Tamaz Mchedlidze decided fraternization lakes in Saint Petersburg and Davos, I could not imagine that this beautiful event will develop so rapidly. In 2009 we made a net one lake in Russia. In 2010, we removed the 16 banks of the lakes. I am very glad that this simple idea has found an echo in the hearts of Petersburgers. It’s an amazing city, worthy of the beautiful nature and sparkling clean waters. It is clear that the environmental initiative should be continued and expanded. In 2011 we took the decision to create a whole movement of “Clean lakes”. We expect that the number of participants increase especially due to the transnational international companies”, — said in his address Hans Peter Michel.
“Our movement is the banner under which on the initiative of the business, but with the necessary support Continue reading