Russian News Letter

by Dakota

Siberia


Siberia is a very cold place in Russia were the land is tundra with very little taiga land.

In Siberia it’s so cold that half the land is covered by permafrost. In Siberia the permafrost got warmer due to the effects of global warming. Once the permafrost started to melt, methane was released from under the permafrost.

Chernobyl


On April 26, 1986 Chernobyl became home to the biggest nuclear reactor explosion in history. The reason this is so bad is the site around the explosion is now radioactive. The site will always be radioactive because of a thing called half life. for example cesium has a half life of 30 years. This is why nuclear weapons are the most dangerous things the humans have ever discovered.

Aral Sea



The Aral Sea is used to be the one of the biggest lake in the world until humans came along and ruined it. Farmers started to depraved the lake of its tributaries to grow crops. The climate around this is semiarid to arid. The Aral Sea is a fraction of its original size due to the farmers. This is why natural things don't last, Humans use the resources up then it's gone and may be impossible to get back.