Wednesday, July 24, 2024
According to a statement on the Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute's Telegram channel, scientists at Arctic stations have detected smoke from wildfires burning in Yakutia and on the Taimyr. Researchers said that visibility had reduced to 500 meters, the sky was cloudy and they could smell burning. The smoke lingered...
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...
The Norilsk Nickel Company (Nornickel) over five years will allocate 2 billion rubles ($25 million) for support of the North’s low-numbered indigenous peoples on the Taimyr Peninsula, the company’s Vice President Andrei Grachev told TASS. "We plan about 2 billion rubles for support of the North’s low-numbered indigenous peoples over...
Russia's national fishing department announced on Thursday that it has filed a claim against Norilsk Nickel, the world's largest nickel and palladium supplier, for $801 million in damages related to an Arctic fuel leakage last year. After 20,000 tons of petrochemicals that leaked out of a power plant in the industrial...
According to a source, the European Commission (EC) has technically prolonged antidumping penalties against Russian and Chinese steel that were set to expire on August 5, according to TASS on Wednesday. "Antidumping duties on Russia and China will stay in force until the review procedure for these measures is finished....
In a first for the Russian Navy, an all-female navy crew carried out patrols on the Black Sea on Friday in preparation for Russia’s Navy Day celebrations later this month, Reuters reported. The crew, on board a patrol boat, fulfilled a broad array of drills on their maiden voyage, simulating...
Three people were killed after an avalanche struck a ski resort near the Arctic city of Norilsk late on Friday, the local branch of Russia’s emergency services ministry said, Reuters reports. The bodies of two adults and a young child were found as part of a search and rescue mission...
Russian Deputy Prime Minister Alexei Gordeyev said on Tuesday his country plans to ratify the Paris climate agreement by the end of this year, TASS news agency reports. "Russia welcomes the signing of the Paris Climate Agreement and considers it to be a reliable international legal framework for long-term...
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...
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...