Russian and the Eurasian Republics
Written By: Audri Budge
Learn more about the Aral Sea by going to my first article!!!
Climate For Russia
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Learn more about Chernobyl by going to my last article!!!
pesticides-chemicals that kill harmful insects and weeds
semiarid- little rainfall
arid- no rainfall
Climate of Russia
Almost half of Russia has permafrost.During summer in Russia it can reach up to 100 degrees!In Siberia, where lots of tundra areas are permafrost prevents trees and other types of plants to grow because their roots can’t dig deep enough in the ground.
The taiga which is south of the tundra can grow lots of trees and make forested areas, because of how many trees grow in the taiga these areas have become very useful in providing timber resources that can be very valuable! Extreme moisture and temperatures can make it very hard for some places to be used for agriculture.
permafrost- permanently frozen ground
tundra- flat land found in arctic and subarctic regions
taiga- forested area
The cesium half-life is 30 years. Radioactive iodine got into milk of cows that graze on contaminated grass, after the explosion. After the accident happened the wind blew in the direction of Belarus, therefore Belarus was hit the hardest. Around 23 percent of the country's forests were contaminated. Since radiation does not go away fast it is guessed that the radiation will stay in the soil for many, many years.
half-life- the time needed for half the atoms in a radioactive substance to decay
radioactive- giving off energy caused by the breakdown of atoms