Friday, November 15, 2019
Thawing of once permanently-frozen ground covering more than half of Russia is increasingly putting buildings, pipelines and other infrastructure at risk of damage, Bloomberg writes. According to Alexander Krutikov, deputy minister for the Far East and Arctic development, the Arctic is warming twice as fast as the rest of the...
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...
Russian miner Alrosa has revealed the world's first diamond within a diamond, discovered in one of its Russian mines, RBC reported. The rare gem has been named the Matryoshka Diamond, after the Russian nesting matryoshka dolls. It was uncovered while workers were sorting other diamonds at the Nyurba division. The Matryoshka...
Russia’s state-run gas behemoth Gazprom is the world’s third-largest producer of carbon emissions, a new scientific study has revealed, according to The Guardian. The analysis from the U.S.-based Climate Accountability Institute shows Gazprom, which emitted 43.23 billion tons of carbon dioxide equivalent in the past 50 years, is ranked...
Russia will establish a system of accounting for greenhouse gas emissions at the level of companies and enterprises by 2025, the country’s social-economic development forecast for 2020-2022 reveals, according to TASS. The forecast was prepared by the Economic Development Ministry and submitted to the State Duma by the government together...
Russian border guards opened fire on a Korean fishing vessel in the Sea of Japan on Wednesday in waters Moscow considers its own exclusive economic zone, RIA news agency reported. “As a result of the attack, a fire occurred in the engine room of the vessel. Its entire crew -...
Smokers in Russia are fuming at the latest fire safety legislation adopted to decrease the number of fires caused by human error, AFP reported. From October 1, any "open fire", including lighting cigarettes on balconies of residential houses or hotels is banned, a decree signed by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev...
Restrictions on fishing by non-Russian companies in the country’s waters, imposed by federal law, could soon be dropped, Seafood Source reports. Speaking at the recently held Global Fishery Forum in St. Petersburg, the head of Russia’s Federal Fisheries Agency Ilya Shestakov suggested potentially changing federal laws to allow foreign companies into...
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’s Arkhangelsk Region will use Norwegian extraction technology in kelp and other algae production, the executive director of the region’s Algae Plant Alexei Korotenkov told state-run news agency TASS on Friday. "We now collect algae, like it was done centuries ago, by mowing, while the Norwegians use special equipment," Korotenkov said. "We,...