Thursday, April 25, 2024
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...
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 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...
Russian companies have pleaded to the government for the suspension of enforcement of environmental regulations during the coronavirus pandemic, Kommersant reported. The Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP), an influential lobby group, warned that existing regulations would lead to an “uncontrolled spread of the disease,” according to its head...