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Articles with tag "Environment"
11 Endangered Species ‘Likely Extinct’ Within Russia, Ministry Says
Conservation efforts have helped some species like the Siberian tiger recover from the brink of extinction, however.
Russia to Fully Ban Single-Use Plastic Products By 2024 – Minister
Banned goods would include disposable plastic straws, plates, glasses, lids and appliances; coffee capsules and more.
Russia's 2021 Wildfires Now Largest in Its Recorded History
The new record beats the previous record set in 2012 and comes with weeks left to go in a devastating wildfire season.
St. Petersburg Start-Ups Make It Easy to Go Green
Ecodays showed converts and skeptics how to live an environmentally responsible lifestyle.
up in flames
Siberian Wildfire Could Become Biggest in Recorded History – Greenpeace
The largest Siberian fire has exceeded 1.5 million hectares in size and experts warn it is “impossible to contain” through human efforts.
Black Sea Oil Spill 400 Times Bigger Than Claimed, Russian Scientists Say
“The events are unfolding within the worst-case scenario,” one environmental expert said.
BURNED TO CINDERS
In Aftermath of Unprecedented Blazes, Russian Villagers Place Hope in Putin
A scorched Urals settlement bears many scars and feels let down by emergency services.
Putin Orders to Beef Up Siberian Firefighting Teams
Regional authorities announced a state of emergency as the annual fires that have torn through Siberia's boreal forests reached human settlements.
not up to scratch
Zero Businesses on Russia's Lake Baikal Meet Environmental Standards – Official
The head of Russia’s environmental protection watchdog hinted that standards could be relaxed further to help enterprises meet them.
Siberian Wildfire Smoke Reaches North Pole in Historic First
The smoke from the unprecedented blazes now stretches 3,200 kilometers east to west and 4,000 kilometers north to south.
Russia Sees Record Wildfire Spread as Siberian Blazes Rage On
Russia's forest fires have now devastated 13.4 million hectares of land — an area roughly the size of Greece — so far in 2021.
Russian Wildfire Smog Turns Northern Siberian Day to Night
Russia’s largest and coldest region has seen wildfires sweep through forests larger than the state of Connecticut this summer.
Russian Amendments Legalize Trophy Hunting of Endangered Species, Activists Say
The new amendments permit the killing of rare and endangered species in “exceptional cases.”
Rapid Arctic Warming Is Accelerating Permafrost Collapse in Siberia, New Report Warns
The Arctic is warming roughly three times faster than the planet as a whole, the Climate Crisis Advisory Group said.
International Swimmers Attempt to Cross Freezing Lake Baikal in Eco-Relay
Eight marathon swimmers from Europe, Africa and the United States shed their wetsuits for the two-day relay swim.
taiga on fire
Siberia Forest Fires Fueled by Historic Drought, Heatwave
More than 250 fires covering 607,000 hectares of land are currently burning across the republic of Sakha, Russia's largest region.
Russia Says Its Forests Neutralize Billions of Tons of Greenhouse Gases. Scientists Have Their Doubts.
Eight experts told The Moscow Times the government headline figure of 2.5 billion metric tons of CO2 is at best unproven and at worst unrealistic.
Russian Villagers Rescue Beached Beluga Whales
A team of 17 adults and children kept the animals hydrated for eight hours until belugas could escape to the sea with the rising tide.
Russian Governor Fined for Barbecue During Wildfire Season
The barbecue was found to have violated laws his government put in place to prevent forest fires.
Russian Government Considers Banning Non-Recyclable Plastic
The government discussed plans at the 9th Nevsky International Ecological Congress in St. Petersburg
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