Saturday, 25.05.2019
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...
Russian Nickel and Palladium producer Norilsk Nickel (Nornickel) will invest more than 123 billion rubles ($1.9 billion) in cutting emissions at its enterprises in Norilsk under the Clean Air federal project, TASS news agency reports. The investments will be made over the next four years under the company’s Northern...
The Russian government stated that it had rejected the anti-smoking drive proposed by the Russian Health Ministry as being not specific enough, and not having any clear tasks and objectives. In addition, the statistical data on smoking-related deaths lacked any official confirmation, the government said, according to RBC. Russian...
A court in Russia ruled on Wednesday that a controversial China-backed project to bottle water from Lake Baikal illegally received the go-ahead from authorities, Lenta.ru reported. The plant currently under construction to bottle the waters of the world's largest lake has been widely condemned, exacerbated by popular fears of a...
Russia is considering climate legislation that could give the country a framework for regulating carbon emissions for the first time, Kommersant reported this week. Russia is the world’s fifth largest emitter of CO2 into the atmosphere. The draft bill would give the government powers to introduce greenhouse gas emission...
The CEO of the world’s biggest diamond miner by volume, Russia’s Alrosa, said on Monday it would only start mining in Zimbabwe if it can take a majority stake in such a project, Reuters reported. “Of course we’ll only be ready to participate in projects in cases where we can have management control and operational...
A Russian court has suspended the construction of a drinking water bottling plant at Lake Baikal in the Irkutsk Region until violations revealed during checks are remedied, Sibnet.ru reports. The court has therefore granted a lawsuit filed by the West Baikal trans-regional environmental prosecutor's office against Akvasib, the company investing...
The Russia-Saudi Arabia pact on oil production appears to be on shaky ground despite the possibility of a compromise between the two sides on the amount and means of agreed output cuts, Torbjorn Soltvedt, principal MENA politics analyst at Verisk Maplecroft, said in a note Tuesday, according to CNBC. According...
Russian-caught fish sold in the U.S. is enjoying a price advantage inadvertently protected by a trade decision by the Trump administration, and much of the cheaper Russian product ends up in fish sticks served to American school children, CNN writes. Russian pollock costs less than its U.S.-caught equivalent, and foreign...
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...