© Alan Jamieson / Newcastle University The Atlantic, 27.02.2019, Author: Ed Yong Alan Jamieson remembers seeing it for the first time: a small, black fiber floating in a tube of liquid. It resembled a hair, but when Jamieson examined it under a microscope, he realized...
“Flare. During the drilling of a new well, the gas is burned until the pressure stabilizes. This dangerous procedure is usually carried out at a height but, since the tundra is uninhabited, it is done here at ground level.” © Charles Xelot
“50 years of the Victory. Stern of the nuclear powered ice-breaker, “50 years of the Victory”, preparing to town a vessel in the Kara sea. She is the biggest ice-breaker in service in the world. During the winter, she opens the way in the Kara sea, helping tankers and cargo to reach the industrial site of the Yamal peninsula.” © Charles Xelot
“Merzlotnik. This ice cave was dug in permafrost in the 1950s. There are many in the Russian Arctic. Its stable temperature of -12 ° C throughout the year allows the storage of fishes. Since the increase of the industrial activity in Yamal, there has been a decline in fish stocks.” © Charles Xelot
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