Saturday, December 5, 2020
A major fuel spill in the Russian Arctic this year was caused by violations during the construction and operation of a reservoir, not thawing of the permafrost, a preliminary investigation showed on Tuesday, according to Reuters. A fuel tank at a power station near the remote, industrial city of Norilsk...
The Project 21180M latest icebreaker Yevpaty Kolovrat will enter service with the Russian Navy in 2022, the Navy Main Command’s press office announced on Friday, TASS reported. "The Project 21180M icebreaker Yevpaty Kolovrat under construction at the Almaz Shipyard in St. Petersburg is planned to enter service with the Navy...
President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree ordering the Russian government to work towards meeting the 2015 Paris Agreement to fight climate change, but disappointed activists by setting a goal they said would allow emissions to rise, Reuters reported. Russia, the world’s fourth-largest emitter of greenhouse gases, has previously signalled...
Russia's Institute of Volcanology and Seismology on Friday reported eruptive activities of the Karymsky volcano located in the country's Kamchatka Territory, including a 3.7-mile ash column, Sputnik reported. "A moderate eruptive activity of the volcano continues. According to satellite data by KVERT, explosions sent ash up to 6 km ...
The Norilsk Nickel Company (Nornickel) will allocate 830 million rubles ($11 million) within 2021 to support southbound relocation of residents from Norilsk and Dudinka. The current program’s term expires in 2020, but Nornickel will continue the work, the company’s Vice President Andrei Grachev told TASS. In 2011, Russia’s Ministry for...
The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) will assist the inquiry into the massive pollution of the Pacific Ocean off Russia’s Far Eastern Kamchatka Peninsula, the regional government said in a statement on its website on Friday, TASS reported. "We agreed that WWF will join the scientific team studying the environmental incident...
Conservation group WWF said on Monday that unexplained toxic pollution off Russia’s far eastern coast was likely caused by a highly soluble substance as officials played down the scale of the problem and suggested it was not man-made, Reuters reported. Greenpeace raised the alarm last week over what it said...
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...
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...