Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Three people were missing after a Turkish fishing boat and a Russian-flagged tanker collided on Friday off Istanbul's northern coast, the Turkish coastguard said, according to Anadolu Agency. The Turkish boat sank after the collision around 0330 GMT, the coastguard said in a statement. Three people were rescued and search-and-rescue efforts...
One of the world’s largest shipbuilders, Korea’s Samsung Heavy Industries will probably sweep orders from Russia for ice-breaking LNG carriers to be used for the Yamal LNG project, Business Korea reports. Energy company Novatek recently asked the Russian government to approve its plan to place an order for 10 additional...
As governments across the world are urged to address the growing danger of global warming, the Russian leadership has come out with a "national adaptation plan" that puts a positive spin on climate change, CBS News writes. In the document published on a government website last weekend, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev...
A greenhouse farm in a Moscow suburb burned down on Tuesday morning, with eight people killed and one other person injured, Russian emergency services said, according to AP. All eight victims were migrants from Tajikistan who apparently worked at the farm. The fire broke out in one of the metal construction...
Danish wind turbines producer Vestas has secured an order totaling 252MW for three wind farms in Russia from Finland’s Fortum and local state-run company Rusnano's Wind Energy Development Fund, Evwind reports. The projects will be located in the Kalmykiya and Rostov regions and will comprise 60 V126-4.2MW machines. Delivery is scheduled...
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...
Russia’s floating nuclear power plant, a first of its kind project widely criticized by environmentalists, started sending electricity on Thursday to a region in Russia's Arctic, RIA Novosti reported. The floating plant, named the Akademik Lomonosov, was sent in August to the Chukotka Peninsula, an area 5,500 kilometers (3,400 miles)...
Carbon tetrachloride, a lethal chemical meant to be tightly controlled by an international agreement, is what caused a massive oil contamination scandal in Russia’s Druzhba pipeline this year, Reuters reported citing the results of three separate, undisclosed tests. A summary of the results of a test carried out for Russia’s...
Another mass protest was held this week in the northwestern Russian town of Kotlas against the construction of a new landfill for waste from the country’s capital Moscow, Radio Liberty reported. According to the organizers of the rally, about 10,000 people turned out in the town of 60,000 on Sunday....
Russia’s Ministry for the Development of the Russian Far East and the Arctic expects around 15 trillion rubles ($235 billion) to be invested in the Arctic within the next 15 years due to subsidies envisioned by the development strategy for Russia’s Arctic zone through 2035, Deputy Minister Alexander Krutikov...