Tuesday, July 16, 2019
The freezing cold wastelands of Siberia are transforming into habitable regions with milder temperatures as the climate changes brought on by rising temperatures kick in, a new research shows, according to Science Daily. Siberia and the wider Asian Russia region accounts for 77 percent of Russia's land area but...
Damage from crimes connected to the natural environment in Russia for 2018 amounted to 12 billion rubles ($186 million), with the bulk of the illegal activities falling on the country’s logging industry, a Russian official has said, according to Interfax. Yevgeny Miroshnik, from the department of management of methodological and...
Russian solar company Hevel Group announced Monday it started the construction of the 100-MW Nura solar photovoltaic (PV) farm in Akmola Region of Kazakhstan, PV-Tech reports. The beginning of construction coincides with the closing of deals to acquire the rights to build two other solar farms in Kazakhstan, which...
In an emotional plea to Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, residents of a highly polluted mining city in central Russia are begging to be admitted to the country as environmental refugees, Radio Liberty reported. Coal dust from nearby mines and factories has blanketed their homes and made their lives...
Thousands of protestors have rallied in Russia's the northwestern Komi Republic against the construction of a new landfill in the neighboring Arkhangelsk region, local news agency Komi Inform reported. The demonstrators gathered in Michurin Park in the Komi capital, Syktyvkar, on Sunday, protesting what they called Moscow’s "colonial politics" and...
Despite not being able to do so in Russia, companies and entrepreneurs from the country have been investing in the legal cannabis market worldwide for years, Vedomosti reports. Due to the gradual withdrawal of marijuana bans last year, the size of the global legal market for its production and sale...
Moscow’s Tverskoy District Court on Monday fined Russian celebrity and prominent hairstylist Sergey Zverev 15,000 rubles ($230) for an illegal protest against the construction of a drink water bottling plant at Lake Baikal in the Irkutsk Region, Novaya Gazeta reports. In early March, Zverev stood by the Kremlin twice to...
A fishery and aquaculture development center in Ethiopia will be opened with the help of Russian experts, RIA Novosti reported. An ongiong program, supervised by UN specialists, is aimed at reducing poverty and unemployment in the African country. The project will make it possible to create at least 600...
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...