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Wildfires threaten Russia's unique Lake Baikal
Wildfires threaten Russia's unique Lake Baikal

Raging wildfires have turned the shores of the world's largest freshwater lake in Siberia into an inferno, threatening the health and livelihood of locals.

Wildfires threaten Russia's unique Lake Baikal
Mudflow consequences being remedied in Almaty; danger persists

Mudflow consequences are still being remedied in Almaty that was hit by a powerful mud flow on July 23.

Mudflow consequences being remedied in Almaty; danger persists
Almaty hit by mud flows

At aroud 2.15 am morainic lake Bezymyannoye at Kargaly glacier outburst. The water volume of the lake stood at 40 000 cubic meters. The outburst caused mud flows, with part of them overtopping the dam on the Kargaly River.

Almaty hit by mud flows
Unpleasant smell in Astana to be eliminated by 2017

The unpleasant smell in Astana caused by sewage waters discharged into Taldykol Lake near the capital city will be eliminated by 2017.

Unpleasant smell in Astana to be eliminated by 2017
Gennady Golovkin. Photo courtesy of vk.com/ggolovkin
Golovkin starts construction of resort in Karaganda's National Park

Kazakhstani boxer Gennady Golovkin is constructing a resort in the Karkaralinsk National Park, Karaganda Oblast.

Golovkin starts construction of resort in Karaganda's National Park
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Kazakhstan's Majilis ratifies amendments to Water Convention

The lower chamber of Kazakhstan’s Parliament - the Majilis - has ratified a draft bill on Amendments to Articles 25 and 26 of the Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes.

Kazakhstan's Majilis ratifies amendments to Water Convention
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New dams on Ili River to preserve water level of Balkhash: Kazakh Ministry of Agriculture

The Committee on Water Resources of the Ministry of Agriculture of Kazakhstan is considering construction of nonrigid dams on the Ili River to maintain the water level of Balkhash lake.

New dams on Ili River to preserve water level of Balkhash: Kazakh Ministry of Agriculture
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Alaska lake 'speaks'

Travellers discover a 'talking' lake in Alaska.

Alaska lake 'speaks'
Scientists examine lake №6 ©Dmitry Khegai
Mudflow threat in Almaty remains: scientist

A Kazakh scientist claims there is evidence that suggests that mudflow threat to Almaty city is high.

Mudflow threat in Almaty remains: scientist
Lake Shalkar covered in strange grey mass. © <a href="http://www.uralskweek.kz/" target="_blank">Uralsk Week</a>
'Apocalyptic' scene at Lake Shalkar in Western Kazakhstan

An unidentified grey mass has polluted the shores of Lake Shalkar in West Kazakhstan Oblast.

'Apocalyptic' scene at Lake Shalkar in Western Kazakhstan
Photo a courtesy of yachtsworld.ru
Yachting Championship on Lake Balkhash

Yacht Racing World Championship will bring more than 60 boats to Balkhash, Kazakhstan.

Yachting Championship on Lake Balkhash
Photo courtesy of blog.chinatraveldepot.com
Ancient stone bridge revealed after Chinese lake dries up

A stone bridge dating back to the Ming dynasty has been discovered after water levels plunged at China's largest freshwater lake, a Beijing newspaper reported Friday.

Ancient stone bridge revealed after Chinese lake dries up
Archaeologists in Bolivia find 1,500-year-old treasures
Archaeologists in Bolivia find 1,500-year-old treasures

Gold and silver pieces as well as bones and pottery from 1,500 years ago were discovered in Lake Titicaca by underwater archaeologists.

Archaeologists in Bolivia find 1,500-year-old treasures
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Strange lake creature brought to South Kazakhstan rescuers

An unusual creature that looks like a tadpole shrimp of Branchiopoda class was found in one of the lakes of South Kazakhstan.

Strange lake creature brought to South Kazakhstan rescuers
Divers scour Russian lake after meteor strike injures 1,200
Divers scour Russian lake after meteor strike injures 1,200

Divers scoured the bottom of a Russian lake on Saturday for fragments of a meteorite that plunged to Earth in a blinding fireball whose shockwaves injured 1,200 people and damaged thousands of homes.

Divers scour Russian lake after meteor strike injures 1,200
Satellite picture of Balkhash lake. Photo courtesy of NASA
Balkhash lake might shrink to 10% of its size

Balkhash lake may lose up to 86 percent of its water reserves by 2045, which will mean a huge environmental disaster for Kazakhstan.

Balkhash lake might shrink to 10% of its size
US scientists find evidence of ancient Martian lake
US scientists find evidence of ancient Martian lake

A US spacecraft orbiting Mars has provided evidence of an ancient crater lake fed by groundwater, adding further support to theories that the Red Planet may once have hosted life.

US scientists find evidence of ancient Martian lake
Alakol Lake. Photo courtesy of voyage-travel.kz
Kazakhstan wants Alakol lake in UNESCO Biosphere Reserves

Kazakhstan’s Man and Biosphere Committee drafted a proposal on including Alakol Lake into the UNESCO Network of Biosphere Reserves.

Kazakhstan wants Alakol lake in UNESCO Biosphere Reserves
East coast of Sairan lake
Oceanarium will be built on east bank of Sairan lake in Almaty

An oceanarium will be constructed at the territory of 0.6 hectares on the east coast of Sairan lake in Almaty: Architecture and City Planning Department of Almaty.

Oceanarium will be built on east bank of Sairan lake in Almaty
The Caspian Sea. ©RIA Novosti
The Caspian Sea got on the list of “irreplaceable” ecosystems of the world

The list also includes Lake Baikal, Hawaii, the Galapagos Islands, the Amazon River basin, the Mediterranean Sea, the Yangdze, Indus and Gang Rivers, San Felix and Juan Fernández islands and the Kerguelen Archipelago.

The Caspian Sea got on the list of “irreplaceable” ecosystems of the world