Russia and the Eurasian Republic

Kaya Pyle

Methane in Siberian Lakes

Methane has been found in Siberian Lakes, and is being released into the air.
Methane is bad for the environment because it is a greenhouse gas, which traps the sun’s heat over the Earth, causing global warming.
The cause of it, is the melting of the permafrost, or permanently frozen ground. Which releases trapped natural gasses, (methane) which seep through the cracked ice, into the air.
Katey Anthony, emerging explorer, has gone up to Siberia to study how the climate is changing the world, and how methane is effecting the world.
To check for methane, Katey Anthony breaks a hole in the ice, and can collect the air. She then takes it back to the lab, or, she can light a match, and if there is a large flame, she knows there is methane.

The Chernobyl Disaster

In April, 1986, a nuclear reactor in Chernobyl exploded, and resulted in the worst nuclear disaster in history.
The accident was caused by three human errors, and two mechanical errors, causing an extreme explosion, and releasing radiation that would equal to 400 atomic bombs!
18 miles are now contaminated around the reactor.
The area inside the contaminated area will forever be radioactive, because of the half-life, rule for the atoms.
only two people died because of the explosion, but many now have cancer, and were put in the hospital.

Trans-Siberian Railroad

The Trans-Siberian Railroad is the longest railroad in the world, spanning 6,000 miles across Northern Asia and Europe.
To build it, laborers started at both ends, and met together, but the terrain made it extremely difficult.
What also made the TSB difficult to build, was that the gauge, or width of the track, in Russia is wider than in China of Europe.
The railroad is important because it is the only train that goes all the way across northern Eurasia, and in WWII, it transported the Soviet Troops and supplies.
When building the tracks, people were enlisted, or put on a list, due to a lack of volunteers.