Friday, January 27, 2023
The mayor of the Russian Arctic city of Norilsk who was charged with negligence last month over a major fuel spill in the region resigned on Monday, the RIA news agency reported. State investigators opened a criminal case against Norilsk’s mayor, Rinat Akhmetchin, after 21,000 tonnes of diesel leaked from...
A 5.0 magnitude earthquake was registered on Saturday in the Pacific Ocean near Russia's Kuril Islands, the regional branch of the Geophysical Survey of the Russian Academy of Sciences told Sputnik. The head of the Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk seismological station said that residents of Severo-Kurilsk had felt the 5.0 magnitude tremor. "The 5.0...
Russian gold miner Pavlik Gold has selected Finnish industrial machinery company Metso to supply key crushing and grinding equipment for its ore processing plant in Magadan, International Mining reported last week. The Pavlik gold ore processing plant started operations in 2015. It is currently producing approximately seven tons of gold...
Russian metals giant Norilsk Nickel said around 45 tons of aviation fuel has spilled from its pipeline in the Arctic, Radio Free Europe reported. The incident is the latest in a series of environmental disasters to hit around the Far Northern city of Norilsk, which is located above the Arctic...
Russia’s Norilsk Nickel said on Tuesday it expects it will be another week before it has an idea of when it can restart two waterlogged mines in Siberia, Reuters reports. Nornickel, the world’s largest palladium producer and a leading nickel producer, partly suspended operations at the Oktyabrsky and Taimyrsky mines...
Three people were killed Friday in a gas explosion at a mine in the Russian region of Siberia, prosecutors said, The Moscow Times reports. "During operations, there was a sudden release of gas, which resulted in three people being buried under rubble," the Kemerovo region prosecutor's office said. They said in...
Corporate polluters could see their ability to pay shareholders targeted if they are found responsible for damage to the environment, under new plans proposed by the Russian government amid a spate of ecological catastrophes, RT reported. On Wednesday, Moscow paper RBK published the leaked order, which was handed to...
Roscosmos and the China National Space Administration (CNSA) have invited partners to participate in a project to build an international scientific lunar station and are expecting a response at the Global Space Exploration Conference (GLEX) in St. Petersburg, according to Roscosmos Deputy Head for International Cooperation Sergei Savelyev, TASS...
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on Monday signed a decree giving formal support to the Paris climate agreement and ordered Russian laws to be adapted to its obligations, Reuters reported. The document says that Russia is formally adopting the 2015 Paris agreement and will now "allocate financial resources... to developing countries...
Russia could temporarily restrict lumber exports to China due to the issues of forest reproduction and destruction, the country’s Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Dmitry Kobylkin said during the ‘government hour’ at the Federation Council (upper house of parliament) on Wednesday, according to Realnoe Vremya. "China is the main...