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Kremlin Cancels Earth Hour Over the WWF's Foreign Agent Status
Before the announcement, the WWF had already said the event would only take place online due to its "foreign agent" status.
Russia Orders Climate Activist’s Family Out of the Country
Russian authorities this week ordered the family members of the prominent climate and anti-war activist Arshak Makichyan to leave the country. Makichyan...
How Russia’s War Is Impacting the Global Environmental Agenda
The impact of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on biodiversity and the climate was not part of the official agenda at two recent major UN environmental...
Scorched Earth: Ukraine War Takes Heavy Toll on Climate Too
The Ukraine war has shown the heavy toll military conflict takes not just on people but also on the planet, say experts at the UN climate summit in Egypt...
Russia’s Environmental Activists Move Abroad Amid War, Persecution
Dozens of environmental activists have fled Russia following the invasion of Ukraine in an exodus that has reduced focus on fighting climate change and...
Russia Hit With First Climate Lawsuit
Activists accuse Russia of “violating the Russian Constitution and the European Convention on Human Rights.”
Toxic Wildfire Smog Blankets Russia’s Far Northeastern City Yakutsk
The authorities declared states of emergency in Sakha and the neighboring Khabarovsk region late on Tuesday.
Russia Slashes Environmental Protections as War Rages, Economic Crisis Looms
Business lobby groups have been at the heart of efforts to persuade the government to soften regulations on emissions and pollution standards.
Gold Miner Polyus Tops New Environmental Ranking of Russian Firms
Russian businesses are preparing for how they will be affected by the green energy transition.
Russia Aims to Invest $79M in Climate Research by 2030
The new state-funded research program will focus on studying climate change and strategies for adaptation and decarbonization.
Major Disaster Averted in Icy Kara Sea After Two Oil Barges Ran Aground
Russia’s Marine Rescue Service have described an unprecedented salvage operation as "extremely difficult" after two oil barges ran aground in the Kara...
2021 in review
Russia’s Climate Epiphany May Be Greenwashing
Russia’s about-face toward climate change in 2021 may be little more than window dressing to protect its industrial giants, experts fear.
New Arctic Temperature Record Sounds Climate Alarm – UN
The World Meteorological Organization said a temperature of 38 degrees Celsius in the town of Verkhoyansk was the highest-ever in the region.
Russia Defends Veto of UN Climate Change Resolution
Diplomats said Russia's opposition was hard to understand given that the resolution itself "was not radical."
Arctic Could See More Rain Than Snow By 2060 as Region Warms – Study
“What happens in the Arctic doesn’t stay there,” the study’s lead author said.
Russia Losing 1-3 Meters of Arctic Shoreline to Climate Change Annually – Scientists
An amount of shoreline roughly the size of central Moscow now collapses into the sea every year.
St. Petersburg Winter Temps Could Rise 4 Degrees by 2050 – Scientist
Scientists also predict increasingly intense rain and snow that will strain the city's drainage and flood mitigation systems.
What Did Russia Achieve at COP26?
Activists have accused Russia of “masterfully creating an illusion of fighting the climate crisis.”
COST OF TRANSITION
Russia Faces $2T in Stranded Hydrocarbon Assets in Net Zero World
Researchers say more than half of Russia’s oil and gas infrastructure could be worthless within the next 15 years.
Russia Needs to Accept the True Scale of Its Climate Crisis
As world leaders gather in Glasgow for COP26, Russian leaders need to accept they have no choice but to act quickly and decisively.
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