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The lake was glimmering in the callow light of dawn. Local legend had it that a giant hand had scooped out a gash of rock aeons ago. Then a great heap of argent-silver was moulded and poured into it, hemmed in by precipitous hills. A broad span of Tuscany-blue sky was slashed above it, making it appear like nature’s amphitheatre. The hollowness of the valley magnified all sounds, from burbling streams to the bumble of bees. The visage of the...
Baikal is a miracle of nature. And now I’ll tell you why. Each person is endowed with the ability to admire nature. Perhaps there are few things in our everyday life that could instantly transform our way of thinking or the current mood. Only nature can do it. Even without realizing the impact that nature has on us, we instinctively seek it, especially if these are the corners of the world’s ecological heritage, for example, which include Lake Baikal. Baikal...
Nonpoint-source pollution is the cumulative result of our everyday personal actions and our local land use policies. Here’s a brief rundown on the major types of pollutants carried by runoff. Pathogens Pathogens are disease causing microorganisms, such as bacteria and viruses that come from the fecal waste of animals and humans. Pathogens wash off the land from wild animal, farm animal and pet waste, and can also enter the lake from improperly functioning septic systems, leaky sewer lines and boat...