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  • With our spring broadcasting season wrapping up this friday, we're happy you're taking 10 minutes this Tuesday to watch our show, I'm carla Zeus and it's time to bundle up y'all because even though a heatwave is settling over the eastern part of the United States, our first story takes us to a cold archipelago in the arctic ocean.

  • This is franz Josef land, it's part of Russia, but the only people who live here are researchers and members of the Russian military, which has been upgrading its bases in the far north under the ice.

  • In the arctic region is believed to be rich in resources like gas and minerals.

  • Some experts think huge reserves of oil and gas are located here according to the United Nations law of the sea Countries, with territory inside the arctic circle can freely make use of these resources within 200 miles of their coastlines.

  • Russia currently controls more than 50% of the arctic coastline for years.

  • It's been working to expand the arctic territory it has access to and to prevent other nations from taking what Russia sees as its own.

  • To accomplish this, it's been building up its military here and increasing its presence in the waterways nearby.

  • But what's being called a race to the arctic has created friction with other countries, including the United States, which don't want Russia to dominate everything.

  • The arctic has to offer the course due north, flying for hours to Russia's northernmost military installation, Moscow granted us a rare visit to its base on franz, Josef land, a barren archipelago in the arctic ocean, but which Russia believes is key to dominating the arctic.

  • This entire air bases covered in ice.

  • And yet the Russians have managed to extend the runway to a point that they can land even their heaviest aircraft here, including strategic bombers capable of carrying nuclear weapons.

  • The effort Moscow is making to upgrade its arctic bases is massive.

  • Inside the modern housing complex called a tree foil.

  • The air commander confirms to me that even Russia's dangerous.

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  • 95 strategic bombers, a plane similar in size to the U.

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  • B 50 twos can now operate out of the airfield here.

  • Of course they can, he says, have a look.

  • We can land all types of aircraft on the space.

  • A chilling prospect for the U.

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  • And its allies.

  • Considering franz Josef land is only about 160 miles east of NATO territory.

  • That's well within range of these powerful coastal defense rockets.

  • The Russians also showed us They're capable of hitting ships more than 200 miles off the coast.

  • A threat that worries the US.

  • we have concerns about some of the increased military activities in the arctic.

  • That increases the dangers or prospects of accidents, miscalculations.

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  • As polar ice melts, the region is becoming more accessible and Russia is moving fast to stake its claims.

  • Much of that effort is led from here.

  • The headquarters of the northern fleet in the closed military town of several more risk which we also got access to.

  • Russia has been upgrading its fleet up here for years.

  • Its flagship is the Peter, the great nuclear battle cruiser outfitted with an array of weapons to hit targets on sea and land and fight off planes and submarines.

  • Russia has a clear strategy up here in the arctic and essentially revolves around three different things.

  • On the one hand, a very strong military then dominating the Northern sea route and also tapping and exploiting natural resources.

  • And Russia is warning the U.

  • S.

  • And its allies not to mess with that plan.

  • It has been absolutely clear for everyone for a long time that this is our territory, this is our land and we are responsible for our arctic coast to be safe.

  • Everything that our country does, there is absolutely legitimate rhetoric that increasingly has the U.

  • S.

  • And Russia on a collision course in the high north with Moscow.

  • So far in a stronger position, fred Pleitgen CNN Severomorsk Russia In part of Central Africa.

  • Government officials are trying to figure out whether it's safe enough for thousands of residents to go back home.

  • This was what Mount Nyiragongo looked like last weekend when it erupted for the first time in 19 years.

  • The volcano is located in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo, near that country's border with Rwanda And about 8000 people crossed that border after the eruption began on Saturday.

  • Some of them have gone back home since, but the Norwegian Refugee Council estimates that 600 homes have been destroyed, along with five schools and officials say they've recorded at least 15 deaths related to the eruption.

  • Goma is the nearest major city to the volcano.

  • The United Nations estimates that 670,000 people live there and many of them spent the night outside after the eruption started.

  • The British embassy in the Democratic Republic of Congo said on Saturday that the eruption didn't threaten the city itself, but lava from Mount Nyiragongo did reach Goma's outskirts before it stopped flowing.

  • On sunday, The mountain is one of the most active and dangerous volcanoes in the world.

  • It's last major eruption was in 2002.

  • At that time, it killed 250 people and left thousands homeless.

  • And some experts say its activity over the past five years was similar to its activity before the 2002 eruption Right now, the priority for government officials is building shelters for those who have lost their homes.

  • The Democratic Republic of Congo says the volcano continues to rumble.

  • Uh huh 12th trivia.

  • In what nation would you find?

  • Masai mara National Reserve?

  • Australia kenya Indonesia or Tanzania.

  • This famous reserve is located in the eastern African nation of kenya The last time, can you record an elephant twins?

  • Was 40 years ago.

  • That's a quote from the nation's tourism minister who's participating in Kenya's Great Wildlife Census.

  • It's a $2.3 million dollar project to track exceptionally valuable resources.

  • The coronavirus pandemic has had positive and negative effects on kenya.

  • On the plus side, elephants have had a baby boom and no rhinos were illegally killed in 2020.

  • On the minus side, the lack of tourism dollars has hurt conservation groups and locals who benefit from visitors.

  • A hippo getting a break from curious eyes now that the pandemic has stopped most tourists from coming here.

  • He's being tracked along with 1000 other species officials watching closely for an irreversible decline in numbers.

  • It's kenya's most ambitious conservation effort.

  • We didn't get the tourists to help us to contribute to conservation.

  • We lost a lot of livelihoods because there are no tourism.

  • The parks are closed and we could not help the communities around this area.

  • So can you lost 80% of your tourism revenues pandemic?

  • How long will it take to recover?

  • The projection is that until 2024.

  • So we need to rethink the remodel our our way of doing things so that we can survive till tourism Repulses to do that there using aircraft, gps, tracker's camera traps and a whole lot of manpower to know exactly how many are left.

  • I feel that I'm really empowered and I feel that I feel that yes, I'm contributing to the conservation And getting out data that can be used to inform the efficient on conservation matters.

  • 25 hours a day, seven days a week.

  • Researchers are in the air coming through every inch of the country's rolling landscapes.

  • We are just kilometers away from the kenya.

  • Tanzania border were about 350 ft above ground.

  • This is a good patrol height.

  • They say to be able to count, observe and record any animals that they see.

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  • Wildlife census will cover all of kenya's 58 national Parks and Reserves on land and on water.

  • The results will provide the largest ever source of data for kenya's conservation and tourism.

  • The government says it will help protect the millions who depend on this for their survival.

  • American actress Marilyn Monroe famously saying that diamonds are a girl's best friend.

  • This could be a friend to anyone or at least anyone with $29.3 million.

  • That's how much it costs the winning buyer in a recent auction to take home the 1581 carat purple pink stone.

  • It's the most expensive diamond of this color ever to sell at an auction and it's been classified as internally flawless.

  • Now that's the kind of coal you want for christmas, even just a cut of that sales price would give enough color to a bank account that would add clarity as to why folks carrot so much for the kind of stone that no one would skip out on.

  • It's just too bad for buyers who follow a few bucks short because they'd be between a rock and a hard place up.

  • Carla.

  • Zeus Kyla Intermediate School is catching the spotlight today.

  • Thank you for watching from Kyla Hawaii.

  • We hope your day has plenty of sparkle and shine.

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