Friday, January 27, 2023
Construction of a water treatment plant in the Arctic town of Khatanga (the Krasnoyarsk Region) will begin in 2020 under the Pure Water national project, the region’s Minister of Industry, Energy and Housing Services Yevgeny Afanasyev told reporters on Friday, TASS informs. In five years, under the Pure Water federal...
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...
The Russian Cabinet of Ministers' press service reported that Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin and his Greek counterpart Kyriakos Mitsotakis spoke by phone on Monday about the battle against wildfires, trade and economic cooperation, and COVID-19. Trade and economic collaboration between Russia and Greece as well as the coronavirus were...
Conservation group WWF said on Monday that unexplained toxic pollution off Russia’s far eastern coast was likely caused by a highly soluble substance as officials played down the scale of the problem and suggested it was not man-made, Reuters reported. Greenpeace raised the alarm last week over what it said...
Disturbing images have emerged after 272 endangered Caspian seals were found washed up on the beaches of Dagestan. The mammal can only be found in the world’s largest inland body of water, which borders five Eurasian countries, RT reported. According to Rosrybolovstvo, the Federal Agency for Fishery, 272 carcasses were...
Indian companies IREL (Erstwhile Indian Rare Earths Ltd) and KABIL (Khanij Bidesh India Ltd) are looking into rare-earth elements projects in Russia, the country’s Far East Investment and Export Agency has said, according to Interfax. A Russian delegation presented perspective projects that could be implemented in the remote Far Eastern region and...
Plans by the government of Russia’s Moscow Region to send its trash to poorer — and often pristine — northern areas have led thousands of protesters to rally in more than a dozen Russian cities and towns, The Associated Press reports. The biggest protests against the waste management plans were...
Russian mining companies are doing a better job at reporting their efforts to mitigate environmental impacts and protect their natural surroundings, says the 2019 Environmental Transparency Rating of Mining and Metals Companies Operating in Russia, published by the local chapter of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). According to WWF, this...
Kazakhstan‘s new leadership, faced with concurrent challenges of volatile oil prices and the coronavirus pandemic, has approved nineteen new renewable energy projects worth $1.1 billion in the country’s latest effort to go green and diversify its energy supply, EURACTIV reported. To date, there are already 97 operating renewable energy facilities...
Russia and the European Union must synchronize efforts to arrive at a consensus on standards and mechanisms to attain the goals of the Paris Agreement, First Deputy Director General of Rosatom, Kirill Komarov, said at a Russian-European climate conference at the Skolkovo Innovation Center on Tuesday. "I am confident that...