Saturday, December 5, 2020
Russia is looking for ways to develop a market for hydrogen in Europe, a move that would help maintain demand for one of its primary exports as governments everywhere work to cut pollution, Business Times reports. With Europe working to make dramatic reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, Russia is...
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...
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...
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...
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...
U.S. biotechnology company Genetic Immunity has granted an exclusive license of its trans-dermally delivered plasmid DNA-based therapeutic HIV vaccine technology to Russian company Pharmadis, the two firms said in a statement. Under the agreement, Pharmadis received rights to market Genetic Immunity's HIV technology in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States...
A new policy proposal to counter tobacco consumption was drafted by the Russian Health Ministry, outlining a plan for a successive reduction in the usage of tobacco, RBC reports. The document outlines a possible gradual withdrawal of tobacco products from circulation from 2030, the report says. Russia has one of the largest...
A Norway-based science team has found a Soviet-era nuclear submarine in the Arctic that had sunk some three decades ago, with radiation levels 100,000 times higher than the normal levels, The Moscow Times reported. The nuclear submarines sank in one of the world’s largest fishing areas of the Barents Sea...
Russia’s oldest steelmaker and one of the country’s biggest polluters, Magnitogorsk Iron & Steel PJSC, (MMK) plans to spend around $600 million on environmental projects, Bloomberg reported.  During the company’s Capital Markets Day in London on Friday, Magnitogorsk Iron & Steel PJSC, (MMK), told analysts, investors, and press that its...
Russian nickel and palladium producer Norilsk Nickel (Nornickel) increased in 2019 investments in ecology projects by 21.6% to 39.5 billion rubles ($538 million), the company reported, according to 1-Line. Nornickel’s industrial assets are located in Russia’s Norilsk Industrial District, on the Kola Peninsula and in the Trans-Baikal Region, as well...