Ecology

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The Way Advanced Technologies Can Help to Rescue Lake Baikal
We had a talk with the young scientist Daria Bedulina about how Baikal endemics make it possible to assess the state of the lake now and in the future.
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Let’s Make It Happen: How to Become a Volunteer at Lake Baikal
Far from everybody knew what volunteering was ten years ago. Today the word “volunteer” is understood by almost everyone; 2018 has been officially declared the Year of Volunteers; more and more people are ready to render their help free of charge, participating in volunteer projects.
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Question 1: Why is regulation of the water level in Baikal so important?
Answering the most common question: why fluctuations in the water level influence the lake ecology and could it be harmful to Baikal.
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Question 3: Is it Possible to Control the Water Level of Lake Baikal?
We will tell how the regulation of the level of the Irkutsk water reservoir with the help of the HPP saves the city and its residents from dangerous floods.
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Question 7: Is the regulation of the Baikal water level needed only for the operation of the HPP?
This is the answer to the most frequent question arising in connection with the regulation of the water level of Lake Baikal.
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Question 8: Can the HPP completely “drain” Lake Baikal?
The most frequent question, a delusional one: it contains accusations against power engineers and HPPs which supposedly have a significant influence on fluctuations in the water level of Lake Baikal.