Thursday, October 29, 2020
A 5.0-magnitude earthquake has been recorded by seismologists in the Pacific Ocean off the southeastern coast of Kamchatka, the Kamchatka branch of the Unified Geophysical Service of the Russian Academy of Sciences said, as reported by Sputnik. "A seismic event with a magnitude of 5.0 occurred on Monday evening local...
Russia’s Norilsk Nickel estimates the environmental cost of a huge fuel spill in the Arctic in May is 21.4 billion rubles ($273 million), far less than an assessment by the country’s environment watchdog, which has begun court action, Reuters reported. The spill released 21,000 tonnes of diesel into rivers and...
Russian investigators have begun a probe into potential seawater pollution in Kamchatka after reports that a large number of sea animals washed up dead on the shore, the regional branch of the Investigative Committee said on Saturday, Sputnik News reported. "The Investigation Department of the Investigative Committee of the Russian...
Fears are mounting over an environmental disaster in Russia’s Far East after locals reported finding dozens of dead sea animals washed onto a beach from the Pacific Ocean, The Moscow Times reported. Greenpeace said tests conducted on water samples taken from around Khalaktyrsky beach in Russia’s Kamchatka region showed petroleum...
Russian President Vladimir Putin’s request to fully prohibit the export of round timber starting in 2022 has split the timber industry into two camps, TASS reported citing Kommersant. If major corporations, which often face the lack of raw materials, consider the measure useful, those companies that don’t have processing...
Russia is discussing the transition to green technologies at different international forums, Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Vershinin said on Friday in an online interview with TASS First Deputy Director-General Mikhail Gusman. "Activities we are currently implementing in terms of emissions are a pressing topic," Vershinin said. "You can figure out...
The peninsula is located in a seismically active zone of the Pacific, known as the Ring of Fire and regularly suffers from powerful earthquakes, Sputnik News reported. An earthquake of 6.2 magnitude struck Russia's Kamchatka peninsula, according to the German Research Centre for Geosciences. The epicentre of the quake was...
Russia’s environmental watchdog said on Thursday that it had filed a lawsuit against a power unit of mining giant Norilsk Nickel to claim 148 billion rubles ($1.96 billion) in environmental damage caused by a fuel leak earlier this year, Reuters reported. The watchdog had previously asked Nornickel to pay this...
Norilsk Nickel has not yet submitted a plan to restore the environment at the oil spill site in Norilsk, head of the environment watchdog Rosprirodnadzor, Svetlana Radionova said on Friday. She hopes that the company will not delay compensation for damage, otherwise her department is ready for litigation, TASS...
Russia’s state environmental watchdog on Friday threatened to take mining company Norilsk Nickel to court if it failed to voluntarily pay compensation for environmental damage caused by a fuel leak in the Arctic earlier this year, Reuters reported. Nornickel, one of the world’s largest producers of nickel and palladium, has...