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Articles with tag "Siberia"
'We Need More People': Exhausted Firefighters Battle Siberia Blazes
For the third straight year Russia's coldest region has seen wildfires so vicious they have nearly overwhelmed the forest protection service.
hard to breathe
‘Worst Ever’ Air Pollution Event Hits Wildfire-Plagued Siberia
The concentration of pollutants in the air is far exceeding global standards in dozens of settlements.
cause and effect
Climate Change Is ‘Main Cause’ of Siberia’s Wildfires, Regional Head Says
Russia’s largest, coldest region has been under a state of emergency for nearly a month due to the wildfires covering hundreds of thousands of hectares...
chain of command
Germany Says ‘Sorry’ Can’t Build Siberian Village Road – Reports
Villagers asked for Chancellor Angela Merkel’s help to fix the road after exhausting other options with local authorities.
Wildfire-Ravaged Siberian Region Says ‘Nyet’ to DiCaprio’s Aid Offer
Russia’s Far East republic of Sakha has been ravaged by wildfires this summer, with forests the size of Latvia destroyed.
Siberian Wildfires Spread 17.5% in 24 Hours
The fires have been fueled by abnormally high temperatures, historic drought and strong winds.
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.
Deep Permafrost Layers More Climate-Resilient Than Previously Thought – Study
Deep Siberian permafrost layers survived multiple warming periods but deforestation can make them more vulnerable, scientists said.
4 Dead After Plane Carrying Parachutists Crashes in Siberia
Local prosecutors said that the failure of one of the plane's engines caused the crash.
Siberian Journalist Beaten While Investigating U.S.-Sanctioned Chechen Fight Club
“Write less reports about decent people,” the journalist recounted one of his assailants as telling him.
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.
back with a vengeance
New Coronavirus Spike Grips Siberia – Reports
The Siberian republic of Buryatia now ranks third in the country for new infections, behind Moscow and St. Petersburg.
6 feet under
Shovels Fly at Siberia’s Annual Speed Grave-Digging Contest
The team from Omsk took home the first-place prize, setting a new record by digging a grave in under 38 minutes.
saving the past
Siberian Volunteers Reclaim Their City's Long-Lost Memories
The Tekutyevsky Cemetery in Tyumen is a cultural heritage site.
Russia’s Far North Could Be Arable in 20-30 Years As Permafrost Melts – Minister
While large swathes Russia will be opened up to agriculture, experts warn that climate change will result in more volatile weather patterns.
Siberian Scientists Block ‘Bombshell’ Pollution Report Ahead of Elections – Reports
“We must not stir up the public with unnecessary questions,” Tayga.info quoted a scientist as saying.
Russia to Offer Carbon Credits With Far East Digital Forest Platform – Bloomberg
Russia aims to harness its vast, remote expanses of forest to parry criticism toward its resistance to transition to clean energy.
blazes on the horizon
Russia Forecasters Warn Over Siberia Forest Fires
Hot and dry weather across the region will lead to more forest fires this year, forecasters said, linking the blazes to climate change.
beam me up
Siberian Village Gets Internet Tower After Student Climbs Tree for Zoom Classes
Alexei Dudoladov went viral after saying he attends his lectures from a tree in the woods because his village only got 2G signal.
Anti-Putin Shaman Charged With Sword Attack on Police
Alexander Gabyshev, who announced plans to restart his crusade to “exorcise” Putin this spring, is accused of violently resisting detention.
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