The Court of Buryatia’s Barguzin District resolved to create terminals for collection of vessel-discharged bilge (oil-containing) water in Lake Baikal area. This task is delegated to Yenissey Basin Branch of the Federal Agency for Water Resources.
Emergency teams have managed to clean up most of oil slicks in Kuwait coastal waters resulting from a major oil spill near Al-Khafji and to localize the rest of them.
Scientists and engineers of Russia’s Shirshov Institute of Oceanography have completed successful tests of a new subsea robot on the Ladoga Lake. It is designed to monitor radiation situation in the Kara Sea.
A few days ago the Bosphorus Strait and a greater part of the Western Black Sea underwent a sudden change of color, transforming its waters from deep blue to milky turquoise. According to specialists, this phenomenon results from expansion of microscopic plankton in the sea.