China Will Take Over Russian Siberian Resources. China still has a large economy, despite the recent downturn. One area where China is lacking is in resources, such as oil & other commodities. Russia, China's neighbor to the north, has plenty of oil and resources and they are in lands that have been once claimed by China. With the recent Russian sanctions and China's military growing exponentially, each year, it would not come as a surprise that Chinese leaders have their eyes on Russian oil and commodities. The oil rich and resource rich areas of Siberia & Yakutsk are semi-autonomous regions within the Russian Federation. Both regions of Siberia & Yakutsk do not consider themselves Russian. If China were to succeed to get a foothold in Siberia & Yakutsk and also give the people in Siberia & Yakutsk a much better deal economically than the raw deal they are receiving from the Russian oligarchs, then it would be likely that Siberia & Yakutsk stay loyal to China. The economic and political situation in Russia is actually very precarious.
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Russian/Nat Northern Russia is about to enter a new era with the decision to exploit vast mineral wealth under the frozen tundra of Northern Siberia A combination of western technological investment and local muscle is expected to turn the region into the cradle of a Russian economic miracle. But when the development picks up speed, it will herald the destruction of the centuries old way of life of the local Nentsi tribesmen. The Nentsi eke a fragile living from the frozen earth, and live in harmony with the environment - but soon : no more. The Nentsi tribe and their reindeer coexist with a rare harmony. Not only do they depend on the animals for everything from food to footwear, but the entire Nentsi culture and religion is inextricably linked to the reindeer and their seasons. Winter is the time for branding the animals before setting out to outlying pastures when the thaw comes. Each year those lands are shrinking. Oil wells dominate the horizon beyond the fences demarcating Nentsi grazing territory. Now that many of the old Soviet wells have run dry, the oil companies are drilling ever further afield. 90 percent of Russia's natural gas and three quarters of its oil resources surrounds Nentsi land. The price? Irreparable ecological damage. Airborne pollution is killing off the moss on which their reindeer depend. Power lines and construction have destroyed tracts of the forest. SOUNDBITE: (Russian): "We are now completely encircled. If they take this last patch of land - the one I live on - there will be nowhere left to graze our deer." SUPER CAPTION: Oleg Avyasyeda, Nenets Tribesman The 20th Century all but passed the Nentsi by. Snowmobiles are a rare exception in a lifestyle that has barely changed in thousands of years. The Avyasyeda family live 150 kms from the nearest town and 30 kms from their nearest neighbors. Once a month if the weather is good a helicopter makes the trip out to their village with a few of the luxuries of modern life -- paraffin, spare parts for the snowmobile and shot gun cartridges. Since the Russian Empire began its expansion into Siberia in the 16th century, the Nentsi have been fighting to protect their culture. The Soviet regime tried to settle them onto collective farms. It failed. But it succeeded in erasing much of the language and verbal culture - today only the older generation converse in the indigenous dialect. Now the onslaught of the oil companies on the grazing lands appears to spell final defeat. SOUNDBITE: (Russian) "I don't know how our descendants will live. I mean the ones growing up now. Right now, we old folks can hold out somehow. But I don't know what will be left for the young." SUPER CAPTION: Oleg Avyasyeda, Nenets Tribesman And without the reindeer, the Nentsi as such will cease to exist too. Dress, footwear, thread, skis, musical instruments, sacrificial offerings - all come from the animals. KEYWORDS: LOCATIONS You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/300bc262bd407b71fb72249c4cfd6c2c Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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This video explains the significance of Russia in terms of vegetation, wildlife, resources, transport, trade, industry and people. This is a product of Mexus Education Pvt. Ltd., an education innovations company based in Mumbai, India. http://www.mexuseducation.com, http://www.ikenstore.in
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Get 15 free days of knowing your data is safe by using this link with Backblaze: http://backblaze.com/wendover “What if Russia Never Existed” by AlternateHistoryHub: https://youtu.be/gU6UBXOHhDw “What if the Soviet Union Reunited” by RealLifeLore: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-TFENSuJ5U This video was based on a chapter of the book “Prisoners of Geography” by Tim Marshall. It’s the best book I’ve read so far in 2017 so I highly encourage you to give it a read. Support Wendover Productions on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/wendoverproductions Get a Wendover Productions t-shirt for $20: https://store.dftba.com/products/wendover-productions-shirt Youtube: http://www.YouTube.com/WendoverProductions Twitter: http://www.Twitter.com/WendoverPro Email: [email protected] Reddit: http://Reddit.com/r/WendoverProductions Select visuals courtesy http://www.Shutterstock.com The full script with sources can be found here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2p-HoK9KXEAcFc1UTY0Q3VWZUU/view?usp=sharing Sound by Graham Haerther (http://www.Haerther.net) Thumbnail by Joseph Cieplinski (http://joec.design) Research by William Mayne, Sam Moran, Ollie Orton, Jakob S. Big thanks to Patreon supporters: Rob Harvey, Venkata Kaushik Nunna, Josh Berger, Paul Jihoon Choi, Huang MingLei, Dylan Benson, Maximillian van Kasbergen, Victor Zimmer, William Chappell, Eyal Matsliah, Sihien,Joseph Bull, Marcelo Alves Vieira, Jonah Paarman, maco2035, Hank Green, Plinio Correa, Connor J Smith, Brady Bellini
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Language: Hindi, Topics Covered: 1. Russia: Brief geographical facts 2. Seas around Russia, important ports of Russia. 3. Crimean peninsula 4. Physical geo of Russia: Urals, Western Siberian plain, Central Siberian plateau 5. Important rivers and lakes of Russia: Don river, River Volga, Ob-Irtysh river, Yenisei river, Lena river 6. Climate of Russia 7. Agriculture in Russia 8. Mineral resources of Russia: Minerals in Urals and Siberia, Coal, Iron ore, Nickel. 9. Energy resources of Russia: petroleum and natural gas. 10. Industrial regions of Russia: Moscow, St. Petersburg, Volga region, Urals, Kuzbas region, Baykal region 11. Trans-Siberian railway and its route. Powerpoint available at http://Mrunal.org/download Exam-Utility: UPSC CSAT, Prelims, Mains, CDS, CAPF Faculty Name: Ms. Rajtanil Solanki Venue: Sardar Patel Institute of Public Administration (SPIPA), Satellite, Ahmedabad, Gujarat,India
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For tour organization plase contact www.sibericab2b.ru *** The region-champion has everything best: its territory of more than 2 000 square kilometers can be compared to 10 Great Britains or 4.5 Frances. But the vast place from Laptev and Kara Seas to Uryanhaisky district is occupied by the famous region of Russia - Krasnoyarsk region, which is dearly loved by its people and by the guests. There is the northernmost point of the Asian continent, the northernmost archipelago of Asia and the northernmost Russian theatre situated on the territory of the region. They are Cheluskin cape on Taimyr, Northern Land in Arctic Ocean and Norilsk Mayakovsky polar theatre. The northern part of the region includes Taimyrsky and Evenkiysky municipal districts, Turuhansky, Yeniseisky and Severo-Yeniseisky districts. They are inhabited by Turk dolgans, samodiysky nents, ents, nganasans, selkups, kamasints, motors, evenks, kets, kots and asans who carefully preserve and revive the unique culture of Krasnoyarsk region's aborigines. Krasnoyarsk region holds the first place according to coal, nickel, nepheline, magnesite and graphite resources. Almost all platinoids are mined in the region. Besides 75% of cobalt, 80% of nickel, 70 % of copper, 24% of lead, 16% of coal of all Russian volume is mined in Krasnoyarsk region. The region is also among the first in the country according to gold mining and the first in the country according to hydro energetic potential: the turbines and generators of Sayano-Shushenskaya hydroelectric power station are the most powerful in Russia (6400 watt). Low and Podkamennaya Tunguska, Angara, Kan, Biryusa, Mana, Tuba and other rivers (more than 20 000) join their waters with one of the biggest rivers of Russia - the powerful Yenisei. The region also has the biggest waterfall of Russia (400 meters) and the most beautiful and complicated rapid on Yenisei - Kazachinsky. Krasnoyarsk region can amaze everybody: a unique exposition of a Siberian village under open sky "An ethnographic museum-reserve "Shushenskoe", the state nature-reserve "Stolby", the first world level ski resort in Russia The fun park "Bobrovy log" and picturesque slopes of the nature park "Ergaki". The ancient city-museum Yeniseisk and the Memorial complex in Ovsyanka village devoted to our famous countryman Viktor Astafyev are natural and unique. Krasnoyarsk region is a Mecca for ecotourists. There is the biggest in Russia nature reserve Bolshoy Arktichesky (Big Arctic, 5149 hectares) and one of the largest zoo in Siberia "Roev ruchey" where a family of giraffes happily lives in a warm cage. The state nature reserves Putoranskiy, Sayano-Shushensky, Taimyrskiy, Central-Siberian and a national park "Shushensky bor" attract many tourists from all over the world every year. Krasnoyarsk citizens have their own Krasnoyarsk Sea and a southern resort Tagarskoe lake. In XVIII century the first meteorite "Pallas Iron" fell on the territory of Krasnoyarsk region, after that a unique Tungussky nature reserve which helps to reveal the mystery of Tunguska event was founded here. Krasnoyarsk region is situated in the very center of Russia and of course in the hearts of all Siberian people.
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Russia's new military base holds a key strategic position in the oil-rich Arctic. Subscribe to Vocativ: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=vocativvideo Find us everywhere else: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Vocativ Twitter: https://twitter.com/vocativ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vocativ/ Snapchat: http://www.snapchat.com/add/vocativ Website: http://www.vocativ.com Vocativ explores the nexus of media and technology, where science meets storytelling. We use proprietary technology to examine the uncharted space of the Deep Web, covering topics that are vital to our changing world. Follow us for more!
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National Geographic - Prehistoric Predators of Ice Age North America - New Documentary 2018 HD Prehistoric times contained some of the largest and most terrifying predators to have ever roamed the earth. Some relied on raw strength and speed while others utilized the element of surprise to satisfy their hunger. Despite these two dissimilar styles of hunting, each of these predators shared a common characteristic: they reigned as one of the top hunters of their time. These amazing prehistoric predators had their own particular ways of hunting that kept them at the top of the food chain. Prehistoric Pleistocene Predators Prehistoric North America was rife with ferocious predators. It might surprise some people to know that many of the most incredible beasts lived not all that long ago. They were formidable hunters that thrived during the Pleistocene Epoch, the age of megafauna in North America. It was a time when mammoths, giant ground sloths, giant beavers and huge stag-moose roamed the land. To survive in this challenging landscape a hunter needed the size, power and ferocity to overcome such massive prey. So how do we know about these creatures? One of the greatest resources is the La Brea Tar Pits, located in Los Angeles, California. While modern-day Los Angeles may seem like an unlikely place to collect information about prehistoric predators, the Tar Pits have provided a massive wealth of knowledge when it comes to ice-age animals. A natural trap, many creatures have met their end by getting stuck in the asphalt of the Tar Pits. When a carnivore came to feed on the trapped animals, they become stuck as well. After tens of thousands of years the La Brea Tar Pits have accumulated thousands of specimens, many dating back to the Pleistocene Epoch. Thanks to sites like La Brea we have a window to the past, and can learn a great deal about many of the animals that lived in prehistoric times. Unfortunately, the reason these animals are no longer around today is a little less clear. The Pleistocene ended about 11,000 year ago with the close of the most recent Ice Age. As the glaciers retreated the giant mammals began to die off. While some of their relatives can still be found in North and South America, and in other locations around the globe, none of these amazing prehistoric predators survive to modern day.
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Kamchatka is without exaggeration one of the most spectacular regions in Russia. It occupies the area of 470,000 sq. km, which equals the size of France, Belgium and Luxembourg combined, and separates the Sea of Okhotsk from the Pacific Ocean. There are more than 160 volcanoes on the peninsula (29 of them are active), due to the fact that it lies on the Great Pacific "ring of fire". Volcanoes and volcanic peaks, cyclones and underground heat created here a mixture of twenty climate zones and a great variety of flora and fauna. But the main attractions of Kamchatka are volcanic calderas, stone sculpture "parks" and lakes in craters, geysers and mineral springs, all in pristine condition. Kamchatka is a unique land where fire meets ice, containing the southernmost expanse of Arctic tundra along with 160 volcanoes (29 of them active). Despite its great size, the peninsula is home to just 400,000 people of which half live in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky and another 50-100k live in nearby communities (including Yelisovo). As such, the peninsula is vastly uninhabited wilderness where one can climb volcanoes, sport hunt for bears, visit geysers, spend hours in natural hot springs, or go fishing in wild rivers or off the coast. Kamchatka was born of fire, like the Earth itself. For most of the Earth, though, the violence of creation ended long ago. Kamchatka has never seen quiet -- its history is one of continuous, violent rebirth. The native peoples of Kamchatka are intimately familiar with this history. They have always feared the peninsula's volcanoes, whose peaks they believed to be inhabited by mountain spirits known as gomuls. By night, the gomuls took to the sky and hunted whales, returning home with leviathans impaled on each finger. They would then roast the whales. This is why the volcanoes lit up at night. The natives believed that great heaps of whalebone lay on the mountaintops, but were too fearful to ascend the volcanoes and find out for themselves if this were true. In 1991, after the collapse of the Soviet Union, Westerners and other outsiders were permitted for the first time in over half a century to visit Kamchatka, one of the most mysterious regions of the former Soviet empire. Kamchatka is a 900-mile-long peninsula roughly the size of California, yet only 400,000 Soviet persons were allowed to live there, and all with special military clearances. The reason for the secrecy was Kamchatka's far eastern location: A little bit west of the Aleutian Islands, the peninsula was just far east enough to eavesdrop on the United States during the Cold War. While Kamchatka was shrouded in military secrecy, its animal population was left to flourish. Some of the largest grizzly bears in the world roam Kamchatka's interior, while tens of millions of salmon invade its undammed streams and rivers each summer, just as they have for thousands of years. Kamchatka is also one of five major geothermal areas in the world, making it a main link in the Earth's "Ring of Fire," a circular pattern geologists have named for the location of volcanic fissures in the Earth's crust. With more than 200 volcanoes, 30 of them active, Kamchatka is a prime spot of study for the world's volcanologists. For all their destructive power, volcanoes are vital to man's existence. Volcanic gases helped create earth's atmosphere, and continue to affect its composition today. On a more prosaic level, volcanic glass (obsidian) was used by ancient humans to make tools. Volcanic ash serves as a fertilizer, returning important nutrients and minerals to the soil. The city of Petropavlovsk, the main settlement on Kamchatka, is built of concrete made from cinder of the 1945 eruption of nearby Avachinsky Volcano, which watches over the city from its post 20km to the north. The main settlement of the peninsula and the capital of Kamchatka Region is the city of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. The city is located on the southeastern shore of the Kamchatka Peninsula. Petropavlovsk's streets wind around green volcanic hills where city residents still pick berries and mushrooms. Covered with white snow, the peaks of Koryaksky, Avachinsky and Kozelsky volcanoes rise over them. And there are eternal moorage ribbons going along the Avacha Bay.
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A family of reindeer herders, the Sopochins have seen six oil fields dug on land set aside for their clan to lead a traditional way of life but say the latest project forced them to draw the line.
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Khakasia is situated in the south-west part of Eastern Siberia on the territories of Sayano-Altai plateau and Khakas-Minusinsk basin. Its length from the north to the south is 460 km, from the west to the east (in the widest part) is 200 km. The republic's geographical position is advantageous, as it links Khakasia with Irkutsk district, Kuzbass, central Krasnoyarsk region and the north. In the east and in the north it borders with Krasnoyarsk region, in the south - with Tuva Republic, in the south-west with Altai republic and in the west with Kemerovo district. Khakasia occupies a territory of 61,9 square kilometers. The administrative centre is the city of Abakan. The population of the republic is 537 000, 80,3% of them are Russians. The climate is sharply continental with dry and hot summer and cold winter with little snow. Temperature change and precipitation also differ very much from season to season. Sometimes the climate is different in different regions of Khakasia, that is defined by the landscape of the republic. The animal world of Khakasia includes 76 species of mammals, 317 species of birds. The nature of the republic strikes you by its amazing relief and colors. Khakasia is one of the rarest phenomena, as its landscapes are formed by archaeological monuments. Steppe sceneries are mixed with burial hills and menhirs (single stone steles), many of mountain peaks and rock ridges still have the prints of human activity. Historical monuments and fascinating nature attracts hundreds of tourists from all over the world. In the west and in the south Sayan mountains are situated, some parts of them reach the height of 2000 m. Sayan mountains occupy two thirds of the whole territory. The rest of the territory is taken by steppes and taiga, rivers and lakes. There are approximately 500 lakes here, 110 of them are salty. The most famous are lakes Shira, Itkul, Bele, Tus, Hankul. The main rivers are Abakan, Askiz, Tom, White Iyus, Black Iyus and Yenisei. The water of Yenisei is used to produce electricity (Sayano-Shushenskaya hydroelectric power station and Mainskaya hydroelectric power station). Hydroelectric energy is connected with aluminum production. There are Sayanogorsk and Khakasian aluminum plants situated on the territory of the republic. Khakasia is one of the most developed agricultural regions of the Western Siberia. The base of cattle-breeding (sheep and dairy products) is vast territories occupied by pastures and hayfields. Horse breeding also plays an important role. Plant cultivation includes wheat, barley, millet and oat. Technical crops include sunflower and sugar-beet. The majority of the forests are birch forests. In some place you can meet larch and pine forests. Trees are the main natural resource of Khakasia. The republic possesses more than 4000 hectares. This country is rich in mineral resources such as jasper, granite, zeolite, iron, gold, coal, molybdenum, mineral and radon water. Khakasia is one of the oldest mining places of Russia. There are two national nature reserves here (The national nature reserve "Khakassian" and the nature reserve-museum "Kazanovka"). You can see more than 100 nature monuments in Khakasia, each of them is interesting for travelers. The main transport centre of the republic is its capital - Abakan city. Abakan is situated in the centre of Asia, almost on the same parallel with Magnitogorsk, Minsk and Hamburg. The city's history is long and rich. In 1675 a stockade town was built on the bank of the river Abakan. It gave the start to the Minusinsk basin development. In 1780 there appeared Ust-Abakan village, in 1925 - a village Khakassk. In 1931 this village turned into a city Abakan. It is an industrial, cultural and scientific centre of Khakasia. You can get to the city traveling by plane, by train or by bus. There are everyday straight flights from Moscow. There is also passenger traffic by train from such cities as Krasnoyarsk, Novosibirsk. You can get all the information concerning prices and time on the website of the Russian railroad.
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Wild Russia Documentary - Into The Icy Siberia - Documentary Films (Official) Siberia is a comprehensive geographic area, and also by the widest definition is additionally referred to as North Asia. Siberia has been historically part of Russia considering that the 17th century. The area of Siberia prolongs eastwards from the Ural Mountains to the watershed in between the Pacific and also Arctic drainage basins. Siberia flexes southwards from the Arctic Ocean to capitals of north-central Kazakhstan and to the national borders of Mongolia and China. With a location of 13.1 million square kilometres, Siberia accounts for 77 % of Russia's acreage, however it is the home of merely 40 million people-- 27 % of the country's populace. This is equivalent to an average population density of about 3 occupants per square kilometre (about equal to that of Australia), making Siberia among the most sparsely inhabited regions in the world. With a location of 13.1 million kilometres ² (5.1 million square miles), Siberia uses up approximately 77 % of Russia's overall area. Major geographic zones consist of the West Siberian Level and the Central Siberian Plateau. Siberia covers virtually 10 % of Planet's land area (148,940,000 kilometres ²). While Siberia falls entirely within Asia, several authorities such as the UN geoscheme will not subdivide nations as well as will position all of Russia as part of Europe and/or Eastern Europe. Eastern and also central Sakha consist of various north-south chain of mountains of different ages. These mountains extend up to nearly 3,000 metres (9,800 ft), however above a couple of hundred meters they are almost entirely devoid of plants. The Verkhoyansk Variety was thoroughly glaciated in the Pleistocene, however the environment was also dry for glaciation to extend to low elevations. At these low elevations are numerous valleys, a number of them deep as well as covered with larch forest, other than in the severe North where the expanse dominates. Dirts are mostly turbels (a type of gelisol). The active layer has the tendency to be less than one meter deep, other than near rivers. The acme in Siberia is the energetic volcano Klyuchevskaya Sopka, on the Kamchatka Peninsula. Its peak is at 4,649 meters (15,253 ft). The West Siberian Plain is composed mostly of Cenozoic alluvial deposits and is somewhat standard. Lots of down payments on this plain arise from ice dams which produced a big glacial lake. This mid- to late-Pleistocene lake obstructed the northward flow of the Ob and also Yenisei rivers, resulting in a redirection southwest right into the Caspian and Aral seas by means of the Turgai Valley.  The area is really swampy, as well as soils are primarily peaty histosols and also, in the treeless north component, histels. In the south of the level, where permafrost is mostly absent, rich meadows that are an extension of the Kazakh Steppe developed the original plants, a lot of which is not visible anymore. Subscribe For Mor Documentary Films: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNfl2... . Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCn3kcnoqpwg1GikRj-EcD4Q?sub_confirmation=1
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Russian President Vladimir Putin is due to discuss the exploitation of Arctic resources when he meets his Finnish and Icelandic counterparts at a forum in the Russian town of Salekhard on Wednesday. The Arctic region is a vast repository of untapped oil and gas reserves.VIDEOGRAPHIC
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Dear friends of Lake Baikal and Russian nature! In 2015 the UNDP-GEF Regional Project “Integrated Natural Resource Management in the Baikal Basin Transboundary Ecosystem” (the Baikal project) completed an implementation of the special public awareness media concept “PRECIOUS NECKLACE OF BAIKAL”. Specially protected nature areas (SPNA) cover 33% of Lake Baikal and include nature reserves, nature sanctuaries, and national parks. There are several nature reserves and national parks located in and around Lake Baikal which together are THE PRECIOUS NECKLACE OF BAIKAL: the Baikalsky State Nature Biosphere Reserve, the Barguzinsky State Nature Biosphere Reserve, the Baikalo-Lensky State Nature Reserve, the Dzherginsky State Nature Reserve, the Sokhondinsky State Nature Biosphere Reserve, the Daursky State Nature Biosphere Reserve, the Alkhanaisky National Park, the Zabaikalsky National Park, the Pribaikalsky National Park, and the Tunkinsky National Park. The media concept bearing the same name, the PRECIOUS NECKLACE OF BAIKAL, developed under the Baikal project is to raise awareness of the people of Russia and the public in other countries about the current state and prospects of developing tourism in nature reserves and national parks of the Baikal region (Republic of Buryatia, Irkutsk Oblast , Zabaikalsky Krai). This is an area of unique flora and fauna, and magnificent landscapes. Special focus is put on eco-trails that lend visitors a possibility to enjoy nature in its pristine state. Ecotourism in SPNAs is developed with support from the Baikal Project. The Baikal Project in conjunction with the government of Russia is focusing on sustainable development of territories included in the protected areas of the Baikal basin. The issue of promoting ecotourism in international markets is currently of special importance, and for this reason a promotion campaign for SPNAs has been launched under the auspices of a project targeting the European tourist market with special emphasis on development of eco-trails and using ecotourism best practices, and also promoting protected areas (PA) through the Internet in different languages. Additionally the PRECIOUS NECKLACE OF BAIKAL media project has been produced to share the best practices of implementing ecotourism projects in SPNAs, engaging local communities, raising awareness, and attracting tourists. For the purposes of implementing this concept, expeditions have been arranged to all the nature reserves and national parks of the area, and professional photographers have been hired to conduct photo and video shoots of the main landscapes, tourist routes, and eco-trails. The Atlas of Culture Project has produced THE PRECIOUS NECKLACE OF BAIKAL documentary. The special edition of the World of Baikal Magazine has been produced and published which is a welcome addition to the Documentary and it describes all the SPNAs in and around Lake Baikal and lists the ecotours that lead through such areas. The documentary and the magazine have been produced both in the English and Russian languages. In addition, separate promotion video clips have been created for each protected area. The SPNAs play a key role in land use on the Baikal Nature Territory and serve as centers for both biodiversity conservation and ecotourism development providing viable economic alternatives to local communities. Protected areas are designed to protect the natural state of the environment and nature conservation sites that present historic and environmental value. Major responsible project partner is the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (Russian Federation). Additionally this project is supported by the Russian Geographical Society, the Baikal Institute of Nature Management of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the Fund for Protection of Lake Baikal, Metropol Group of Companies. Detailed information about the project “PRECIOUS NECKLACE OF BAIKAL” and all media material are available on this web site: http://baikal.iwlearn.org/en/pictures/precious-necklace-of-baikal
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Oil and gas are the very blood of our modern industrial society and our last major reserves are to be found in the Arctic. The lives of practically everyone on earth would be different if we did not have oil and gas. Our reserves will soon become depleted, apart from in the Arctic. Our episode entitled “Entering Virgin Territory” explains the dramatic energy situation. How would this impact on the vulnerable Arctic environment and the indigenous populations living in the area? Should Arctic considerations take precedence over the living standards of the rest of the world? The situation is most dramatic in the USA. This superpower will soon have no major oil wells left. The country is currently consuming three times as much oil as it produces and it is paying sky-high prices throughout the world to secure access to this black gold. The northernmost town in the USA, Barrow, lies in the middle of an area which is believed to contain Alaska’s richest oil reserves. The local Eskimo population lives mainly off the area’s natural land and sea resources, and an indomitable will to survive. They are now directing their energy towards the oil industry that wants to establish activities in the area. As the Polar ice starts to melt the oil industry is dreaming about making major oil and gas finds in this more or less untouched territory. The violent conflicts and wars that are taking place in some of the world’s most affluent oil states are adding further fuel to these dreams. But who should be entitled to extract future oil and gas reserves in the Arctic? Where do the borders run in this icy territory? History has shown us that this is an extremely dangerous situation. Because will a world that is becoming increasingly more dependent on oil respect national borders, historic territorial claims and be able to resolve border conflicts in an amicable manner? In our fourth and final programme, “Border Conflict”, we show how the new race in the Arctic is creating new borders and new conflicts.
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Subscribe to Vesti News https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCa8MaD6gQscto_Nq1i49iew?sub_confirmation=1 The construction of the underwater gas pipe from Russia to China is finished. The specialists managed to finish it several weeks before the deadline. Two threads were installed not far from Blagoveshchensk and Heihe. Now, the pipes that go under the Amur river will be connected to the ground infrastructure.
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The barren life of an Inuit family and their children in Iqaluit, Nunavut, Arctic Canada more than fifty years ago. See my other 1100 clips by searching YouTube with 'michael rogge' Website 'Man and the Unknown' http://wichm.home.xs4all.nl/
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Discovering Kamchatka (1998): A report on the region of Kamchatka after the fall of the Soviet Union, its attempts to become a tourist hot spot, and the unique environment local government are trying to protect. Subscribe to Journeyman here: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=journeymanpictures# Kamchatka is a peninsular in the Russian Far-East. Populated with volcanoes, and prone to earthquakes, the peninsular is still in formation. This fascinates people like Yuri Dubik, who studies the geology of the region, yet he admits that the natural phenomena can cause problems for the peninsular's residents. Due to the natural beauty of Kamchatka, the region's government are keen to develop tourist infrastructure to bring in foreigners to the region. But the main aim of the authorities is to protect Kamchatka's natural environment. While many foreign investors are interested in taking advantage of the region's natural resources, they must abide by the strict rules in place to protect Kamchatka's flora and fauna. As a local fisherman states: "We have the goal of leaving something for our children." A touching report on a area few have seen or know, and the people looking to protect it. For more information, visit https://www.journeyman.tv/film/508 Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/journeymanpictures Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/JourneymanNews https://twitter.com/JourneymanVOD Follow us on Instagram: https://instagram.com/journeymanpictures ABC Australia - Ref. 0508
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This section of notes is a mini lesson that covers the basics in regards to Russia's physical geography, climate and vegetation.
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China has issued a new set of guidelines which are designed to tackle the challenges associated with environmental and natural resource protection, as well as improving land usage efficiency. The guidelines propose that land resources should be treated with distinction, and that more action should be taken to protect, maintain and restore the natural environment. Subscribe to us on Youtube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA Download for IOS: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cctvnews-app/id922456579?l=zh&ls=1&mt=8 Download for Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.imib.cctv Follow us on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ChinaGlobalTVNetwork/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/CGTNOfficial Google+: https://plus.google.com/+CCTVNEWSbeijing Tumblr: http://cctvnews.tumblr.com/ Weibo: http://weibo.com/cctvnewsbeijing
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'Im-material Siberia' is a montage of images of materiality and immateriality linked to the global political economy of Siberia. Shot on the trans-Siberian train in September 2005, the raw material presented is a seemingly never-ending freight train moving from east to west delivering commodities such as crude oil and wood. The continuous movement of these raw, industrial commodities is interrupted by a range of immaterial imagery that connects the exploitation of Siberian natural resources to the management of the global political economy. Contemporary politico-economic strategies are characterized by a gap: On one hand, global management increasingly relies on an immaterial discourse of sustainability and corporate social responsibility, which is proliferated by way of multi-million dollar marketing campaigns that create a green brand image for multinational corporations particularly suited to ethically conscious western consumers. On the other hand, Russian political economy unmistakably positions itself as the new powerhouse of raw, dirty commodities supplying the west with much needed real materialities that enable the continuous growth of immaterial empires. The montage of 'Im-material Siberia' explores the antagonisms created by the confrontation of these im-materialities.
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Natural wonders - Siberia The Siberia (Sibir) is an extensive geographical region, and by the broadest definition is also known as North Asia. Siberia has been historically part of Russia since the seventeenth century. The territory of Siberia extends eastwards from the Ural Mountains to the watershed between the Pacific and Arctic drainage basins. Siberia stretches southwards from the Arctic Ocean to the hills of north-central Kazakhstan and to the national borders of Mongolia and China. With an area of 13.1 million square kilometres, Siberia accounts for 77% of Russia's land area, but it is home to just 40 million people – 27% of the country's population. This is equivalent to an average population density of about 3 inhabitants per square kilometre (approximately equal to that of Australia), making Siberia one of the most sparsely populated regions on Earth. Natural wonders Wonders of the World #travel Siberia Sibir
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We met up with Rivkah from Groovy Yurts (www.groovyyurts.com) to learn about the traditional hand-painted yurts (gers) they import directly from Mongolia, and we also helped her team set one up at the Tiny House Festival this summer. It was more work than we thought it would be but it was totally worth it when we finally stepped inside the beautiful structure. Mat and I both love the round shape of a yurt, and the natural light that pours in from the skylight dome in the center. We also really appreciate that these yurts are made from 100% natural & renewable resources. The wall lattice (khana), the roof ring (toono), and the rafters (uni) are built from sustainably harvested wood (Groovy Yurts plants 35 trees for every yurt sold). The cotton liner and outside cover are made from cotton (less sustainable but still natural and renewable), the insulation is made from sheep's wool felt, the ropes that tie the yurt together are made from braided horse hair, and the lattice joints are held together with pieces of camel hide. It took us no time at all to set up the walls of the yurt into a perfect circle. The tricky part was making sure the centre ring was actually centred so that the rafters could fit into the notches at the top of the lattice walls, and into the notches in the centre ring. In less than a few hours, we helped set up a house that was cozy and warm, all natural, and that provided ample natural daylight. We couldn't get over how easy it was to make a yurt compared to building a tiny house or a conventional home. And it was so much cheaper, too! Obviously the materials that a yurt are made of will not last as long as a conventional home, but they can still last a very long time if they're properly cared for. Rivkah was telling us that in Mongolia, they expect a yurt to last 100 years, with repairs and maintenance of course. In some of North America's wetter climates, yurts of any kind (natural and synthetic) can experience moisture issues if they are not regularly occupied and heated to keep them dry. To combat this moisture issue, Groovy Yurts offers the option of including an additional waterproof layer between the canvas and the insulation to avoid moisture seeping into the structure. Mongolian yurts are hand-painted and are usually red or orange inside to symbolize the sun shining over the Mongolian steppe. They are traditionally heated with a wood stove that is also used for cooking. Since Mongolian people have a deep respect for the earth, they prefer not to tie their homes down to the earth. Instead, they will use a rope and attach it to something heavy, like their wood stove or a heavy rock to prevent it from being damaged by high winds. Yurts (also known as Gers) are impressively simple yet efficient little structures with a lot of character. We hope you have fun learning more about them in this video. For more information about Groovy Yurts, visit their website here: http://www.groovyyurts.com/en/ Thanks for watching! Mat & Danielle ------------------------------------------------------------- SUPPORT OUR CHANNEL! ------------------------------------------------------------ If you like our videos, please consider supporting us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/exploringalternatives ------------------------------------------------------------- STAY IN TOUCH! ------------------------------------------------------------ Blog: www.exploringalternatives.ca Facebook: /exploringalternativesblog Instagram: @exploringalternatives ------------------------------------------------------------- VIDEO CREDITS ------------------------------------------------------------ Music & Song Credits: All music in this video was composed, performed, and recorded by Mat of Exploring Alternatives. Editing Credits: Mat and Danielle of Exploring Alternatives Filming Credits: Mat of Exploring Alternatives
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https://retipster.com/morerealestatefacts Are you sick and tired of your next-door neighbors? You might consider moving to the Siberian Sakha Republic. This gigantic territory covers about 20% of Russia's land mass (is roughly the size of India) and has a total population of fewer than one million people. To put that in perspective, that’s less than one person per square mile. In fact, most of the area still largely unexplored by humans. Of course, this place is in the Arctic Circle and the temperature frequently hovers around -40 degrees… but hey, if you’re an introvert, this could be the place for you. https://youtu.be/3s2RIurQV0Q When you see a giant building like the Seattle Space Needle with a rotating floor at the top, most people would assume it takes a pretty big motor to spin an entire restaurant all day and all night. But you might be surprised to know that it only takes a 1.5 horsepower motor to do that work. To give you some perspective, most trained athletes can manage up to about 2.5 horsepower for brief periods of time. How is this possible? Because the Space Needle was built to be perfectly balanced, the rotating action requires a very small amount of exertion. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_Needle Part of what makes America such a fortunate country is the variety of climates, elevations and natural resources available. Something you may not have known is that the highest and lowest points in the continental United States are both located in the same county. Mount Whitney is the highest point 14,505 feet and the Badwater Basin in Death Valley is the lowest point at 282 feet below sea level. I mean, what are the chances of that? Right? https://www.cntraveler.com/stories/2014-11-10/maphead-ken-jennings-inyo-county-california-elevation If you’ve ever been to Disney World in Orlando, Florida, you probably stood in awe looking at Cinderella’s Castle… but did you know that this castle isn’t nearly as big as it looks? When this structure was built, the builders used a set-building trick known as forced perspective, which makes objects appear much larger than they are. Why? Because huge buildings take up a lot of space and cost a ton of money, but by applying forced perspective, it becomes much more economical and still looks just as impressive. https://youtu.be/3KK7XxcZWCc Have you ever seen a castle with a moat (that big body of water with a draw bridge over it)? Most people think moats exist to stop attackers from getting over the castle walls, but the REAL purpose of a moat is to stop tunnelers. Tunneling under a castle is a very effective means of collapsing the walls and infiltrating it, and a water-filled moat will cause any tunnel to collapse. http://medievalcastles.stormthecastle.com/parts-of-a-medieval-castle.htm And by the way - did you know there’s a castle in the Czech Republic with a Bear Moat that has been filled with ACTUAL BEARS for the past 300 years? Why? My guess is because bears are marauding murderous killing machines, and they’re 100 times more terrifying than water… but that’s just a guess http://www.castle.ckrumlov.cz/docs/en/zamek_1nadvori_mpriko.xml If you're stuck in Mexico and you want to get to the U.S. - probably the best town to live in is called Los Algodones. If you travel in any cardinal direction from this town (north, south, east or west), you will end up in the U.S. China has long been known for having lots of big numbers. Whether you’re talking about the country’s population, the number of skyscrapers or the amount of pollution they release into the atmosphere - there are a lot of reasons we can look at China and say “wow”. Well, here’s one more reason… did you know that between 2011 and 2013, China used more cement than the United States did in the entire 20th century?? It’d be one thing if we were comparing China to a teeny tiny nation like Denmark or Jamaica… but this is the United States we’re talking about! And China makes us look like we hardly use any resources (which is laughable). https://www.gatesnotes.com/Books/Making-the-Modern-World When most people think about Alcatraz Island, they think of the world-renowned prison that held some of the most dangerous criminals of the 20th century, but this island has a lot more history than most people know. In the 1800s, this island was owned by the U.S. Army and was built into the most heavily armed entity on the West Coast. It also held the first functioning lighthouse on the West Coast. Eventually, the island was converted to a detention facility that functioned as a minimum security prison, holding civilians arrested for treason during the Civil War. Some of the men were even employed as babysitters for the families of prison officers. That’s quite a diverse history, eh? https://www.thoughtco.com/alcatraz-prison-overview-1435716
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Bangladesh is a land of wetlands. Most of our natural resources come from the various wetlands of Bangladesh. But for many reasons our wetlands are not in a good condition. So, ‘World Wetland Day’ is observed on February 2nd of every year to create awareness for the conservation of wetlands. To discuss about this we have with us River Specialist, Dr. Ainun Nishat and Additional Secretary of Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Dr. Munjurul Hannan Khan. Dr. Ainun Nishat, please tell us about the theme of this year’s ‘World Wetland Day’. Thank you. Like every year, this year too we observe the ‘World Wetland Day’. The purpose of observing ‘World Wetland Day’ is to draw people’s attention to a specific topic of the wetlands. Wetland has a natural ecosystem. In certain season of the year it becomes filled with upstream water, fishes migrate to spawn in fresh waters, with surges the hatchlings float to floodplains, grow with the teaming monsoon water, other aquatic animals get benefit with the growing fish, with drying waters fishes return to deep waters, crabs and turtles enter hibernation in the mud. This is an annual cycle of ecosystem that used to take place even 50 or 60 years ago, with occasional variance of 5 to 10 days, but now it is missing. With weather variation? Yes. We called them seasons, 6 seasons. Flowers like Butterfly Ginger Lily used to bloom in Bangla month ‘Ashar’. Now it blooms in December. It indicates the near impaired relation between Nature, Wetland, Biodiversity and Ecosystem. If the wetlands don’t have fresh water during fish breeding season, how would the fish lay eggs? The scenery behind us shows Migratory Birds that come to us from North in winter. It is winter here too but Compared to winter in Siberia it is a much desirable alternative. It has a great significance in the Birds’ life cycle. The droppings of these birds would feed the fish producing the zooplankton, phytoplankton etc. If the birds arrive but the water level remains high and insect production remains low, it would disrupt the whole cycle. Here, I must mention, we are at a very early stage of Climate Change. We cannot fathom what we are to face in the next 50 years. Cities will be waterlogged, Beels will either stagnate or overflow and disrupt all reliant cycles of crops, fish, turtles etc. Wetlands are a prime source of biodiversity but Climate Change would make the intensity and frequency heighten. In 20 to 30 years from now winter will be unpredictably cold or mild, rainfall will equally be irregular. Meaning the regularity in Nature, and the lives that developed depending on that consistency of Nature and wetland would be devastated. We have to understand this. That’s why, the theme of 2019 is ‘Wetlands and Climate Change’. Because we have to assess the trend to anticipate the future. We’ll come back to you shortly. Dr. Munjurul Hannan Khan, please tell us about the present management system of the Wetlands of Bangladesh. Thank you. At present, diverse wetlands are under diverse management systems; some under Government management, some local management. Under Government management we conduct river dredging, increase navigability, stop river erosion etc. Or sometimes negotiate a water treaty to ensure navigability or water flow with neighboring country. This is one type of management, another is the management of wetland resources. Wetland resources include fisheries, aquatic flora, aquatic animals, agricultural crops etc. Be it ‘Aman’, ‘Boro’ or any variety of paddy, if wetlands and water deteriorate, no crop would grow. So, every management plan of Bangladesh has to take wetlands into consideration. We have Bangladesh Delta Plan 2100, which basically denotes wetland management. Wetlands occupy a significant place in our development. These fall under Government Management.
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1.700 km East of Moscow you will reach the Komi Republic in the Ural region. The land of taiga is rich in natural resources. The most outstanding natural feature is the so-called Man-Pupu-Ner weathered pillars. It is undoubtedly a wonder of the world which still remains undiscovered by the traveling public. The sight of the seven erosional quirks towering over the barren hilltop is truly weird. In winter the pillars are completely white. They measure from 30 to 42 meters in height. The pillars are accessible after sailing 200km down a taiga river by a boat and trekking 36km on foot. Less adventurous travelers can reach the plateau by helicopter which is fast and comfortable but much less exciting and enlightening compared to boating and trekking. The Manpupuner rock formations (Man-Pupu-Nyer; Мань-Пупу-нёр) or the Seven Strong Men Rock Formations or Poles of the Komi Republic are a set of 7 gigantic abnormally shaped stone pillars located north of the Ural mountains in the Troitsko-Pechorsky District of the Komi Republic. These monoliths are around 30 to 42 m high and jut out of a hilly plateau formed through the weathering effects of ice and winds. - Wikipedia - According to a local legend, the stone pillars were once an entourage of Samoyeds giants walking through the mountains to Siberia in order to destroy the Vogulsky people. However, upon seeing the holy Vogulsky mountains, the shaman of the giants dropped his drum and the entire team froze into the stone pillars. Deemed one of the Seven Wonders of Russia, the Manpupuner rock formations are a very popular attraction in Russia, though not well known internationally and relatively unspoiled by tourism. Their height and abnormal shapes supposedly make the top of these rock giants inaccessible even to experienced rock-climbers. by Irmingard Anna Kotelev - All rights reserved www.aurumxxl.com - www.irmingardanna.com
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Natural Resources Canada’s Parliamentary Secretary Kim Rudd wraps up a successful trip in Iqaluit for the Nunavut Mining Symposium. We invite you to reflect on how we can help grow mining in Nunavut and across Canada – join the #YourCMMP conversation to add your voice: http://ow.ly/GLPx30ju0Zf
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In this video Dr. Manishika Jain explains the NCERT Class 9 Geography Chapter 5: Natural Vegetation & Wildlife India – Flora & Fauna Among 12 mega bio-diversities of world 47,000 plant species (10th –world, 4th – Asia) 15,000 flowering plants (6% of world) 89,000 animal species 1,200 bird species (13% of world) 2,500 fishes (12% of world) India – Flora & Fauna @0:16 Natural Vegetation @1:18 Factors Affecting Flora & Fauna @2:04 Importance of Forests @3:27 Forested Area in India -2013 @4:35 Types of Vegetation @5:22 Tropical Rainforests @6:11 Tropical Deciduous @6:56 Tropical Thorn Forest @8:03 Montane Forests @9:13 Mangroves @10:25 Wildlife @11:15 Importance @12:13 Red List IUCN –for India (2012) @12:35 Conservation @13:35 #Succulent #Euphorbia #Deciduous #Rosewood #Rainforests #Forests #Woodland #Precipitation #Sunlight #Insects #Manishika #Examrace Factors affecting flora & fauna Relief Land – rough terrain – grassland and woodland Soil – sandy for cactus; wet deltaic for mangroves Climate Temperature – Tropical → Subtropical → Alpine (with ht.) Photoperiod (Sunlight) – more sunlight, faster growth as in summers Precipitation – rainfall by SW monsoon & retreating NE monsoon Importance of Forests Modify climate Control soil erosion Regulate stream flow Support industries Provide livelihood Recreation Control wind force Cause rainfall Shelter to wildlife 2015 – 21.34% forest cover in India (cause - degradation) Forested Area in India – 2013 (Forest Survey of India) Types of Vegetation Tropical Rainforest Tropical Deciduous Forest Tropical Thorn Forest Montane Forest Mangrove Forest Tropical Rainforests Heavy rainfall of 200 cm Western Ghats, Lakshadweep, A & N Islands, Upper Assam & T. Nadu coast Short dry season Tree height – upto 60 meters Warm & wet – year round Multi-layered structure Ebony, mahogany, rosewood, rubber, cinchona Elephant, monkey, lemur, rhino Tropical Deciduous Rainfall of 70-200 cm Shed leaves for 6-8 weeks in summers Moist (100-200 cm): NE States, Himalaya, Jharkhand, W. Orissa, Chhattisgarh & eastern slop of Western Ghats – teak, bamboo, sal, shisham Dry (70-100 cm): Rainier peninsula, Bihar & UP – teak, sal, peepal, neem Tropical Thorn Forest Rainfall less than 70 cm NW India – Raj, Gujarat, MP, Chhattisgarh, UP, Haryana Acacia, palm, cacti, euphorbia Long roots Succulent stems – conserve water Leaves – thick and small - ↓ evaporation Rat, mice rabbits, fox, wolf Montane Forests Wet temperate forest (1,000-2,000 m): evergreen broadleaf trees – oak & chestnut Temperate forest conifers (1500-3000 m): Pine, deodar, spruce, cedar – south Himalayas & NE India Alpine (above 3600 m): Silver fir, juniper, pines – at more ht. – Wildlife Elephants – Assam, Karnataka, Kerala One-horned Rhino – Assam & West Bengal Wild Ass – Kutch – arid areas Camels – Thar desert Lions – Gir forest Tigers – MP, Sunderbans, Himalayas Yak, Wild ox, Tibetan antelope, bharal (blue sheep), kiang (Tibetan wild ass) – Ladakh & Himalayas – in pockets – red panda, ibex, snow leopard, bear Only nation to have both lion & tigers Importance Milch animals – milk, draught, meat, egg Fish - nutritive food Insects – pollination Red List IUCN – for India (2012) 132 species – critically endangered (18 species of amphibians, 14 fishes, 10 mammals, 15 bird species) 310 species - Endangered (69 fishes, 38 mammals and 32 amphibians) 2 plant species - extinct in the wild, including Euphorbia mayuranthanii of Kerala. Leaf frog species as extinct Saker Falcon - Endangered 15 species of Indian birds (Great Indian bustard, Siberian crane and sociable lapwing - Critically Endangered). Conservation Biosphere reserves in India – 18 (Core, Buffer & Transition zone) – Nilgiri (T.N., Karnataka & Kerala) – oldest, then came Nanda Devi & Nokrek; by area largest is Great Rann of Kutch estb, in 2008; newest – Seshachalam (AP, 2010) & Panna (MP, 2011) National Parks Wildlife sanctuaries Project Tiger Project Rhino Project Great Indian Bustard For details on IAS visit https://www.examrace.com/IAS/IAS-FlexiPrep-Program/ For competitive exam preparation visit https://www.doorsteptutor.com/Exams/ Examrace is number 1 education portal for competitive and scholastic exam like UPSC, NET, SSC, Bank PO, IBPS, NEET, AIIMS, JEE and more. We provide free study material, exam & sample papers, information on deadlines, exam format etc. Our vision is to provide preparation resources to each and every student even in distant corders of the globe. Dr. Manishika Jain served as visiting professor at Gujarat University. Earlier she was serving in the Planning Department, City of Hillsboro, Hillsboro, Oregon, USA with focus on application of GIS for Downtown Development and Renewal. She completed her fellowship in Community-focused Urban Development from Colorado State University, Colorado, USA. For more information - https://www.examrace.com/About-Examrace/Company-Information/Examrace-Authors.html
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Every summer, Amira Abujbara boards a nine-seater plane at a tiny air taxi office. It is the same plane, with the same pilot, that she has flown in almost every year of her childhood. The 50-minute flight will take her over a snowy mountain range, a volcano and an elaborate tundra of blueberries and mushrooms, tea leaves and caribou moss, wildflowers and spider webs. She is heading to her mother’s childhood home and the place where she spends her summers – the remote Alaskan village of Iliamna. Without any roads connecting it to the outside world, this is her only way of going ‘home’. Iliamna, which is an Athabascan word meaning “big ice” or “big lake” sits on the shore of the lake that shares its name. The largest in Alaska, it spans more than 2,500 square kilometres, is pure enough to drink from and is home to the biggest sockeye salmon run in the world. Iliamna shares a post office, school, airport, medical clinic and two small stores with the neighbouring village, Newhalen. Together, they have fewer than 300 residents. It is a far cry from her father’s home country, Qatar, where Amira spends the rest of the year. Her father is Qatari and her mother is Dena’ina - a subset of the Athabascan Alaska Natives. Amira was born in Alaska and is registered as an Alaska Native. When her father married her mother he promised her parents that they would return regularly and so Amira and her sister spent their summers in Iliamna. Their grandmother ran a bed and breakfast for fishermen, so she would help make the beds, clean and prepare the meals for her guests. She learned how to subsistence fish – catching, smoking, brining and canning salmon during the summer months to store for the rest of the year. For the villagers, their home is a beautiful and fruitful land, but it is also a place of incredible hardships. Tiny villages are dwarfed by the vast wilderness that surrounds them, and while the region is rich in natural resources, many Alaska Natives struggle to remain above the poverty line. According to the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development, over any five-year period between 1993 and 2013, an average of 11 percent of the state’s rural population moved into urban areas. Those aged 18 to 24 are the most likely to leave. But life in the city can be overwhelming for those used to the safety net of a tight-knit rural community. Then there are the alcohol and substance abuse rates: in Alaska, age-adjusted rates of alcohol-induced deaths are 71.4 per 100,000 for Alaska Natives and 12.1 for whites. Suicide rates for Alaska Natives are almost four times the national average, and Alaska Natives are far more likely to succumb to each of the state’s leading causes of death – cancer, heart disease and unintentional injury – than their white counterparts. In Alaska, Native children are nearly three times as likely as white children to die before their fifth birthday. The situation Alaska Natives face can, perhaps, best be summarised by a note in the minutes of a meeting of Newhalen residents. In a list of wishes for the community’s future, one states simply: “To still be here.” But why is this community so at risk and will a proposed gold and copper mine, located close to the villages, endanger it further still? Residents know it offers the promise of jobs, but there are fears it could ruin the salmon run, and with it, their way of life. We Are Still Here tells the story of a community fighting to preserve its culture and its connection to the land. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/ #AlJazeeraEnglish #AlJazeeraCorrespondent #NativeAlaska
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(6 Sep 2012) Russia is preparing to host the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit (APEC) this weekend with the aim of becoming a bigger player in expanding Asian markets. The summit is being held in the eastern Russian city of Vladivostok. Russia hopes to secure agreements to supply energy to China, South Korea and Japan through a gas supply from East Siberia. "There are a number of large projects for extracting gas and oil in this area, and also the (projects of) transportation which goes from Siberia to the Eastern countries. So, it is all very important, " said Andrey Kostin, the Chairman of the APEC Summit. Kostin also spoke of his hope that the APEC summit give rise to opportunities for Russia to "conclude the proper trading agreements with the countries of the region." Speaking at a news conference, Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov confirmed that the government was in dialogue with ASEAN countries. "There are several projects with certain ASEAN countries, and we are ready to develop the cooperation in various forms," Lavrov told the audience. Russia has the oil and natural gas that Asia needs to fuel its economic expansion. Malaysian Foreign Minister, Hanifah Aman, confirmed that Russia's energy supplies were "worth looking into." "If it is good for Malaysia then we will be very, very happy to have that kind of cooperation between Russia and Malaysia," he added. Russia's economy has been largely oriented toward Europe, conducting half of its foreign trade with the European Union. But a crisis in the euro zone is cutting demand for Russian energy supplies and undermining global growth. "Up to now, Russia's main market was Europe so Russia was talking about starting a supply of gas to China, Japan, Korea for some time," said Alexander Kolyandr, a Senior Reporter for The Wall Street Journal. At the moment, less than a quarter of Russia's trade is with APEC, whose members include China, Japan and other Asian economic tigers in addition to the United States. Russia wants to be more than a supplier of natural resources to Asia, however, and is eager to attract the investment it needs to diversify and modernise its economy. The first pipeline to send oil east to China began operation in early 2011. An extension of the pipeline to a port near Vladivostok is scheduled for completion by the end of this year, and Russia wants to build plants there to produce petro-chemicals and fertilisers, adding value to its exports. The eastern regions of the country also have rich deposits of coal and metals, vast forests and plenty of undeveloped land where grain could be grown to meet rising demand in China. =========================================================== Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: [email protected] (ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/5796bc04230554a6d0748cf00960aeeb Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Great new song by Manu Chao in support of the struggle for peasant and seed freedom and the Monsanto Tribunal. SEEDS OF FREEDOM!!!! / TRIBUNAL MONSANTO SEMILLAS DE LIBERTAD!!! This song is dedicated to the struggle for peasant and seed freedom and against Monsanto, Bayer and destructive agriculture. This type of agriculture destroys peasant systems and violates their rights to seeds, land and natural resources. Chemical intensive forms of production pollute the environment, accelerate biodiversity loss and massively contribute to global warming. THERE IS ANOTHER WAY: MILLIONS OF PEOPLE FIGHT FOR A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE Esta canción está dedicada a la lucha a favor de las semillas libres y contra Monsanto, Bayer y la agricultura destructiva. Este tipo de agricultura destruye los sistemas campesinos y viola sus derechos a las semillas, la tierra y los recursos naturales. Las formas de producción intensiva de sustancias químicas contaminan el medio ambiente, aceleran la pérdida de biodiversidad y contribuyen masivamente al calentamiento global. HAY OTRO CAMINO: MILLONES DE PERSONAS LUCHAN POR UN FUTURO SOSTENIBLE MORE INFORMATION: www.monsanto-tribunal.org www.facebook.com/MonsantoTribunal www.twitter.com/monsantotribun
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Whenever you think of Siberia, your mind inevitably turns to thoughts of freezing temperatures, beautiful girls and vodka. And, while there are some pretty inhospitable parts of Siberia, overall this is a fascinating region. If you'd like to know more, here are some interesting facts.
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文 "극동개발, 북핵 근원적인 해법…한•러 바로 시작해야" Staying with the economic forum in the Russian port city. President Moon captured the attention of the world with his announcement. So how will greater trade and interaction with its neighbor help bring about a constructive change in North Korea? Here's Lee Jeong-yeon with a closer look. During the third Eastern Economic Forum this week in Vladivostok, South Korean President Moon Jae-in, in his keynote speech, proposed expanding economic cooperation between South Korea and Russia. (Korean) 9 (9-Bridges ) . "I suggest we realize simultaneous cooperation by placing nine bridges between Russia and South Korea." 9 , , , , , , , , . "The nine bridges are gas, railways, seaports, electricity, Arctic shipping routes, shipbuilding, job creation, agriculture and fisheries." More importantly, President Moon emphasized that Northeast Asian countries working together to successfully develop Russia's Far East region may be a way to fundamentally resolve the North Korea nuclear issue,... as it may bring the regime into more economic participation with other countries. ( -Korean) "North Korea is the missing link for the full development of Russia's Far East region. If North Korea is open to a peaceful solution, its participation in the economic cooperation of the region will solidify mutual trust between countries in the region. This will create more diverse forms of business which will benefit all parties in the long run including Russia, South Korea, and North Korea." So far, more than 800 investment projects have been established in Russia's Far East region, which boasts abundant natural resources such as oil, gas, diamonds and forest reserves. Also, with its unique logistics conditions, it is a major international communication platform for business cooperation between Russia and other countries in the region. According to experts, North Korea's involvement in the development of the Russian Far East will be the final piece of the puzzle in unlocking the potential benefits of the region for all its neighboring countries. Lee Jeong-yeon, Arirang News Visit ‘Arirang News’ Official Pages Facebook(NEWS): http://www.facebook.com/newsarirang Homepage: http://www.arirang.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtv Twitter: http://twitter.com/arirangworld Instagram: http://instagram.com/arirangworld
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Dr. Manishika Jain in this video discusses NCERT Class 7 Geography Chapter 7: Human Environment Settlement Transport Communication Mainly focusing on Settlements Where people build homes Earlier on trees & caves Then permanent house Mainly near rivers, fertile areas, water Slowly became larger Types of Settlement Temporary: Occupied for short period of time – Forests, Deserts, Mountains – Hunting, Gathering, Shifting Cultivation, Transhumance (Seasonal movement of people) Permanent: Rural: Compact (Closely Built) or Scattered (Extensive) Scattered in Hills and Extensive forests Slanting Roof: Rainy areas Stilts: Accumulation of Water in Rains Hot Areas: Thick mud wall with Thatched Roofs Urban: Towns (Small), Cities (Large) Transport Means by which people and goods move Earlier – Walked and Animals Carried Goods (Donkeys, Mules, Camels & Bullocks; S. America – Llamas; Tibet - Yaks) Later – Invention of Wheel Roadways Railways Airways Waterways Roadways Most common for short distances Metalled (Pucca) Unmetalled (Kutcha) Subways (Underpaths) – Built Underground Flyovers – Above the Structure Manali- Leh Highway (Amongst world’s highest roadways) Railways Over long distances Cheaper method Steam Engine – Industrial Revolution Diesel & Electric Engines Superfast trains India rail network is largest in Asia Trans-Siberian Railway – Longest in World: From St. Petersburg to Valdivostok Waterways Cheapest to carry goods for long distances Inland waterway – Navigable Rivers (Ganga-Brahmaputra; Nile) and Lakes (Great Lakes) Sea Routes: From one country to another Major Ports: Mumbai, Los Angeles, Singapore, Sydney, Rotterdam Airways Fastest means of transport Expensive – Higher cost of fuels Affected by fog and storms For inaccessible areas (helicopters) In Natural Calamties – To rescue and provide food Communication Process of conveying message Messages by Birds Postal System Print Media Electronic Media – e-mails, internet Mass Media: Communicate to large number of people – Newspaper, Radio & TV Satellites: For faster communication- For oil exploration, forest, water, minerals, weather, disaster warning Wireless communication: Cellular Phones Settlements @0:13 Types of Settlement @2:45 Permanent @2:57 Temporary @3:11 Urban @5:53 Rural @6:11 Slanting Roof @7:05 Stilts @7:26 Hot Areas @7:33 Transport @7:53 Roadways @9:29 Railways @10:13 Waterways @11:06 Airways @12:32 Communication @13:30 #Industrial #Invention #Accumulation #Scattered #Seasonal #Cultivation #Occupied #Fertile #Earlier #Settlements #Manishika #Examrace For details on IAS visit https://www.examrace.com/IAS/IAS-FlexiPrep-Program/ For competitive exam preparation visit https://www.doorsteptutor.com/Exams/ Examrace is number 1 education portal for competitive and scholastic exam like UPSC, NET, SSC, Bank PO, IBPS, NEET, AIIMS, JEE and more. We provide free study material, exam & sample papers, information on deadlines, exam format etc. Our vision is to provide preparation resources to each and every student even in distant corders of the globe. Dr. Manishika Jain served as visiting professor at Gujarat University. Earlier she was serving in the Planning Department, City of Hillsboro, Hillsboro, Oregon, USA with focus on application of GIS for Downtown Development and Renewal. She completed her fellowship in Community-focused Urban Development from Colorado State University, Colorado, USA. For more information - https://www.examrace.com/About-Examrace/Company-Information/Examrace-Authors.html
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Please subscribe our channel. Visit my web site http://www.youalltube.com There are plenty of regions in Russia that can claim to be very remote and very cold, but none as extreme as Yakutia. It’s an enormous region in north-eastern Russia with an area roughly the size of India but with a population smaller than that of the US state of Rhode Island. Yakutia is well known for its extreme and severe climate, boasting some of the lowest temperatures ever recorded in the Northern Hemisphere. Two of the coldest inhabited places in the world—Verkhoyansk and Oymyakon—lie in Yakutia.Oymyakon is a 500-people settlement, while Verkhoyansk is a former camp for political prisoners. None of them is a fully functioning city. Yakutia’s capital—Yakutsk—on the other hand, is home to over 280,000 people making it the coldest major city in the world. The average winter temperature here is minus 40 degree Celsius. The soil is permanently frozen, so most buildings are built on raised stilts.Yakutsk is so remote it is six time zones away from Moscow, and two centuries ago, a journey between the two would have taken three months. Today, the city boasts of two airports with regular direct flights from major Russian cities, but flights often get delayed or cancelled because of fog. Most travellers find themselves stranded at Magadan, 2,000 km away via the notorious “Road of Bones”, the Kolyma Highway, built by Gulag inmates, many of whom died in the process.The other option is to drive down the dilapidated Lena highway that was once awarded the dubious title of the “worst road in the world.” The last stretch of this journey requires a ferry crossing over the Lena River, which is possible in summer when it is not frozen. During winter, one can simply drive across the ice. In the months in between, when there is neither a clear path for a ferry nor ice strong enough to support the weight of a vehicle, there is no way to make the crossing.So why do people live in such a godforsaken place? Because of diamonds, gold, silver, natural gas and pretty much every precious minerals. The region is extraordinarily rich in natural resources. According to local legend, god was flying around the world distributing riches and natural resources, but when he flew over Yakutia he got so cold that his hands went numb and he dropped everything. Ninety nine percent of all Russian diamonds and over twenty percent of all the diamonds mined in the world are mined in Yakutia.The city was originally a small military outpost founded in 1632. Like many Siberian towns, it was used as an open prison where political prisoners were sent to exile. Yakutsk did not grow into a city until the discovery of large reserves of gold and other minerals in the 1880s. The readily available labor force from gulags helped Stalin develop these reserves extensively during the early 20th century industrialization of Russia. Over time, Yakutsk was transformed into a real city with hotels, cinemas, an opera house, universities, pizza delivery service, and even a zoo. Every outing is carefully planned, which means no unnecessary detours, no loitering or window-shopping. Walking is exhaustive in the cold, so residents prefer to take cars or taxis wherever they go. They leave the engines running while they shop because if the engine freezes it is nearly impossible to start the car again. Many photojournalist who went to Yakutsk reported their cameras freezing solid from the cold. Academician Clifford Gaddy of the Brookings Institution believe that settlements such as Yakutsk aren’t fit for human habitation, and exist solely because of Russia’s arrogance and crazy 19th-century ideology that you don't really possess land unless you have people there. In the book The Siberian Curse, author Clifford Gaddy estimated that emergency fuel deliveries to Siberian towns alone cost about $470 million per year, and it would be much cheaper and more efficient, he says, to fly people in to work at the mines rather than have fully functioning cities in such conditions. What Gaddy failed to see, however, is that Yakutia was inhabited for thousands of years before precious metals were discovered here. The now extinct Ymyakhtakh culture lived in the Lena river basin during the Late Neolithic period, and the present natives, Yakuts, have been living in the region since the 13th and 14th centuries. These people have developed remarkable adaptability to the weather. Henry Lansdell, a 19th century British traveller, who made a brief stop at Yakutsk on his way across Siberia, reported seeing native Yakut women “with bare arms, stand in the open-air markets, chattering and joking as pleasantly as if in genial spring." If you can brave the cold, there is a bunch of interesting things to explore in Yakutsk, such as the Mammoth Museum, where is cryogenically preserved the complete head of a wooly mammoth, the National Art Museum, and the only museum in the world dedicated to permafrost.
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An Earthship is a home that captures its own water, recycles its own sewage, and produces all its own electricity and food. It's meant to function completely independent of the power grid or any infrastructure at all. Do we need the grid? Can we live off the grid? Special Thanks to: Michael Reynolds, Parker Shebs and Earthship Biotecture http://earthship.com/ You can rent an Earthship! http://earthship.com/Learn-More/nightly-rentals ►Subscribe: http://youtube.com/thegoodstuff ►Let us know what you think of our show!: http://bit.ly/1PrBmTj ►Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thegoodstuff ►Follow us on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/goodstuffshow ►Follow us on instagram: goodstuffshow ►Like us on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/thegoodstuffshow Digital street team: http://goodstuffshow.com/digitalstreetteam Sign up for our mailing list: http://eepurl.com/bnSOcH The Good Stuff is a proud member of the PBS Digital Studios family __________________________________________________________________ Music by: The Pines http://thepinesmusic.com Rob Scallon https://www.youtube.com/robscallon Jason Shaw http://audionautix.com/ Jake Chudnow https://soundcloud.com/jakechudnow Image/Video Credits: early 70s Earthship model, By David Hiser, 1937-, Photographer (NARA record: 3651517) (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:EXTERIOR_OF_AN_EXPERIMENTAL_ALL_ALUMINUM_BEER_AND_SOFT_DRINK_CAN_HOUSE_UNDER_CONSTRUCTION_NEAR_TAOS,_NEW_MEXICO._THIS..._-_NARA_-_556642.jpg Earthship in Brighton, By Dominic Alves (Flickr) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Earthship_Brighton_Front.jpg earthship in taos, nm, By Biodiesel33 (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:G2_Global_model_Earthship_Taos_N.M..JPG Michael by earthship wall, https://zacharysuhar.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/michael-reynolds.jpg earthship in siberia, https://sustainablemindsblog.wordpress.com/2014/04/14/earthship-in-siberia-sustainable-as-it-is/ Person sitting by Earthship, http://img.welt.de/img/reportage/crop139474628/3710197472-ci3x2l-w780/EARTHSHIPS-19-.jpg
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Hello guys thank you very much for watching my video. Please leave a like and subscribe if you enjoyed this video, and take a look at my other videos! Comments about what you would like will also be appreciated. The wildlife of Russia inhabits... terrain that extends across 12 time zones and from the tundra region in the far north to the Caucasus Mountains and prairies in the south, including temperate forests which cover 70% of the country's territory. Russia's forests comprise 22% of the forest in the world as well as 33% of all temperate forest in the world. According to the data furnished in the Red Data Book of the Russian Federation, as of 1997, there were 266 mammal species and 780 bird species under protection. Some of the threatened plant species are the Siberian cedar pine, Korean cedar pine in the far eastern part of the country, wild chestnut in the Caucasus.In the Russian Far East the mammals reported are brown bears, Eurasian lynx, and red deer, Amur tigers, Amur leopards, and Asiatic black bears. There are also about 350 bird species and 30 percent of all endangered species in Russia are found here which include 48 unique endangered species.Carnivores under threat include the Siberian tiger, numbered at 400, and the Amur leopard of which only 30 remained as of 2003.
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Purchase: http://www.der.org/films/yuri-vellas-world.html This documentary follows Yuri Vella, writer and social activist of the Forest Nenets living in West-Siberia. He left his home village ten years ago to lead the life of a reindeer herder in the taiga. The little unique world he created there was meant to offer protection from the alcoholism and unemployment that sadly poses a serious threat to the indigenous peoples of Siberia. To give his grandchildren proper education in their natural environment and teach them reindeer herding skills, he establishes an elementary school in his winter camp. Unfortunately, Yuri Vella's world is but an oasis of traditional lifestyle in one of the largest oil-producing regions of Russia. a film by Liivo Niglas distributed by Documentary Educational Resources
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More films about India: https://rtd.rt.com/tags/india/ It’s surprising how long we can live without food, but without water, survival is impossible, that’s why it’s the most precious of our natural resources. Now though, only 1% of the world reserves are safely drinkable. Yet, we consistently fail to see or treat water as the life-giving treasure that it really is. Supplies are being contaminated with industrial and biological waste, aggravating a water crisis that is already crippling countries in every continent. Even India, which has tended to treat its waters with respect and awe, famously worshipping the River Ganges, has a cautionary tale to tell. Hindu people believe that if their sacred Ganges should ever be lost, the Universe would disappear too. Locals who have lived and worked on the river since childhood confirm that water quality has deteriorated dramatically over the years. For generations it has been the local custom to cremate the deceased and scatter their ashes on the river. However, many poor people can’t even afford firewood, they often resort to water burials in the river without burning, inevitably, this causes even more pollution. As serious as the health risks are, that is just a small part of the Ganges’ wider pollution problems. Two other major factors are contributing to the river’s toxic decline; raw sewage flows directly into the once sacred water and factories dump huge quantities of chemical waste. The proper disposal of human waste is a pressing issue in India with proper toilets a rarity in rural areas. Many millions of villagers never even consider installing a regular toilet, held back either by poverty or blind acceptance of the status quo. Defecating in streets and fields is unsanitary and leads to the faecal contamination of ground water and so, waterborne diseases are commonplace. The government is attempting to address the problem with financial support and education initiatives for villagers. Progress is slow though; there are already places in India where local water reserves are now unfit for human consumption, or even for agriculture. Kolkata for example, on the Ganges Delta, has an abundance of water but the city has to depend on freshwater deliveries because its own supplies are so contaminated, they can’t even be used for laundry let alone drinking. SUBSCRIBE TO RTD Channel to get documentaries firsthand! http://bit.ly/1MgFbVy FOLLOW US RTD WEBSITE: https://RTD.rt.com/ RTD ON TWITTER: http://twitter.com/RT_DOC RTD ON FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/RTDocumentary RTD ON DAILYMOTION http://www.dailymotion.com/rt_doc RTD ON INSTAGRAM https://www.instagram.com/rtd_documentary_channel/ RTD LIVE https://rtd.rt.com/on-air/
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