Tuesday, September 20, 2022
A Russian mining giant behind an enormous Arctic fuel spill last month said Sunday it had suspended workers at a metals plant who were responsible for pumping wastewater into nearby tundra, The Moscow Times reported. Norilsk Nickel cited a "flagrant violation of operating rules" in a statement announcing it had...
Toxic fuel from a massive leak in Siberia may have already reached the Arctic Ocean despite officials' claims of successful cleanup efforts, a Russian environmental activist said as he called on the international community to declare the accident a global disaster, The Moscow Times reported. More than 21,000 metric tons of diesel...
Russian companies are racing to send drones into the Arctic as the country expands its foothold in the forbidding region and climate change gradually opens shipping lanes, experts told Forbes magazine. Manned crews in the Arctic face aircraft icing, volatile sea ice and extreme temperatures without support or communications infrastructure, the U.S....
The small town of Verkhoyansk, home to 1,000 people in Russia's Yakutia region, broke the record on Saturday for the highest temperature ever recorded within the Arctic Circle, hitting a maximum of 38 degrees Celsius, Russia Today reported. Verkhoyansk already held the record for the place with the greatest temperature...
Norilsk Nickel will restore the fish population and will open a fish farm in northern Krasnoyarsk Region following the fuel spill at Norilsk’s thermal power plant in May, the company wrote on its Telegram channel, TASS informs. "Nornickel will support fishing companies in the accident’s area: the money will be...
Russia’s state development bank wants to start turning the world’s biggest energy exporter into a hub for green finance days after a 20,000-ton diesel spill in the nation’s far north, Energy Voice writes. VEB.RF, which has been used in the past to help finance President Vladimir Putin’s infrastructure projects, plans...
Two passenger planes collided tangentially at Pulkovo Airport in St. Petersburg, a source in the emergencies services told TASS on Sunday. "On June 14, a grazing collision occurred between flights St. Petersburg-Irkutsk and St. Petersburg-Kaliningrad during the taxiing on the runway," the source said. No casualties were reported. The airport is...
Russia’s Investigative Committee said on Thursday it was investigating the head of the remote Arctic city of Norilsk for suspected criminal negligence over his handling of a major oil spill in the region, Reuters reported. In a statement, investigators said the official, Rinat Akhmetchin, had failed to take appropriate measures...
Diesel fuel from a major spill in the Russian Arctic has reached the waters of a pristine lake that serves as the basin for a river flowing into the Arctic Ocean, a senior official said on Tuesday, Reuters reported. A fuel tank at a power station in the city of...
Asteroid 163348 (2002 NN4) will approach Earth on Saturday but is unlikely to hit it, Russian space corporation Roscosmos told TASS Friday. "According to information we have, the minimal distance between Earth and Asteroid 163348 (2002 NN4) will be 5.09 million kilometers," the state corporation said. This would be closer...