Saturday, September 24, 2022
The air will be 20% cleaner in 12 Russian industrial cities as a result of the implementation of the ecology national project. This was announced on Saturday by the Minister of Natural Resources and Ecology of the Russian Federation Dmitry Kobylkin at a meeting with participants of the North-Caucasian...
As Russia’s state nuclear corporation Rosatom is preparing to launch the world’s first floating nuclear plant in the Arctic Ocean, activists warn that the project is risky and could turn to “Chernobyl on ice”, Euronews writes.  The ship, Akademik Lomonosov plant, is anchored in Murmansk, a Russian town only 200km...
Hundreds of wildfires are torching huge swaths of Siberia after an unusually hot and dry summer left forests primed to burn, Vox reported. The blazes, likely ignited by lightning and strengthened by strong winds, have already burned more than 15,000 square miles, an area larger than the state of Maryland....
Russian food retailer X5 Group has teamed up with Coca-Cola to test “reverse vending machines” in its Pyaterochka stores in Moscow, Cre.ru reports. The retailer aims to use the initiative to collect and recycle used plastic bottles and aluminium beverage cans. The vending machines will dispense a 15% discount coupon,...
A Norway-based science team has found a Soviet-era nuclear submarine in the Arctic that had sunk some three decades ago, with radiation levels 100,000 times higher than the normal levels, The Moscow Times reported. The nuclear submarines sank in one of the world’s largest fishing areas of the Barents Sea...
A senior aide to Russia’s President Vladimir Putin has said that the country’s authorities are considering barring tourists from visiting Lake Baikal in order to protect its ecosystem, The Telegraph reported.  The world’s deepest and oldest freshwater lake is plagued by pollution for at least two decades. Scientists recently warned...
The freezing cold wastelands of Siberia are transforming into habitable regions with milder temperatures as the climate changes brought on by rising temperatures kick in, a new research shows, according to Science Daily. Siberia and the wider Asian Russia region accounts for 77 percent of Russia's land area but...
Damage from crimes connected to the natural environment in Russia for 2018 amounted to 12 billion rubles ($186 million), with the bulk of the illegal activities falling on the country’s logging industry, a Russian official has said, according to Interfax. Yevgeny Miroshnik, from the department of management of methodological and...
In an emotional plea to Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, residents of a highly polluted mining city in central Russia are begging to be admitted to the country as environmental refugees, Radio Liberty reported. Coal dust from nearby mines and factories has blanketed their homes and made their lives...
Thousands of protestors have rallied in Russia's the northwestern Komi Republic against the construction of a new landfill in the neighboring Arkhangelsk region, local news agency Komi Inform reported. The demonstrators gathered in Michurin Park in the Komi capital, Syktyvkar, on Sunday, protesting what they called Moscow’s "colonial politics" and...