All articles tagged "environment"

Latest study reveals larger-than-thought Chernobyl effects Latest study reveals larger-than-thought Chernobyl effects

18 Mar, 02:21 PM 115 comments

The animals living in the contaminated area near the site of Chernobyl nuclear disaster in Ukraine are much worse affected by radioactive pollution than it’s generally thought, says a recent study.

Tags: animals, environment, Chernobyl

Russia bans hunting of seal pups Russia bans hunting of seal pups

18 Mar, 03:36 PM 57 comments

Russia has amended its hunting regulations, banning the cruel hunting of seal pups at the Russian coast of the Arctic Sea. Thus, it developed the success of Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, who banned baby seals hunt last month.

Tags: Vladimir Putin, animals, environment

Turkmenistan to send Putin endangered leopards for conservation project Turkmenistan to send Putin endangered leopards for conservation project

20 Mar, 03:58 PM 17 comments

Turkmenistan’s president Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov will send Russia’s Prime Minister Putin four endangered leopards, to help restore the population of these endangered large cats in the Caucasus.

Tags: Vladimir Putin, animals, environment, Sochi, Olympic Games

Over 1 million Russians switch off lights to vote against global warming Over 1 million Russians switch off lights to vote against global warming

30 Mar, 01:29 PM 14 comments

Around one million Russians took part in the worldwide Earth Hour action, switching off lights for an hour to signify their concern about the global warming problem.

Tags: environment

Poachers kill world’s most endangered big cat Poachers kill world’s most endangered big cat

6 Apr, 05:02 PM 13 comments

A Far Eastern leopard, the world's rarest cat, was found shot by poachers in the town of Ussuriysk

Tags: environment

6 detained as environmentalists rally against Moscow garbage incinerators 6 detained as environmentalists rally against Moscow garbage incinerators

21 May, 01:18 PM 9 comments

Six environmental protection activists have been detained after chaining themselves to the building of the Russian public health body to protest construction of garbage incinerators around Moscow.

Tags: nature, environment, Moscow

43 workers of bankrupt Baikal Paper Plant go on hunger strike 43 workers of bankrupt Baikal Paper Plant go on hunger strike

3 Jun, 05:13 PM 10 comments

Environmental resitrictions force paper plant out of business, causing job losses and unpaid debts

Tags: Baikal, environment

Russian goes on two week hermitage on top of rock to protect bears Russian goes on two week hermitage on top of rock to protect bears

3 Jun, 06:17 PM 38 comments

Public support for bear cull does not convince protestor, who goes on one man demonstration to save the animals.

Tags: animals, environment

Russians plan to plant mutant trees with with super fast growth rate Russians plan to plant mutant trees with with super fast growth rate

17 Jun, 04:34 PM 24 comments

Russian biologists plan to plant 300,000 genetically modified aspens and birch trees at two experimental fields.

Tags: nature, agriculture, environment

Russia may ban powerful incandescent light bulbs in 2011 Russia may ban powerful incandescent light bulbs in 2011

3 Jul, 12:26 PM 14 comments

Russia may ban the use and production of powerful incandescent light bulbs in 2011.

Tags: energy, environment

Russia skeptical of G8 environmental aspirations Russia skeptical of G8 environmental aspirations

9 Jul, 10:42 PM 7 comments

Russia is unlikely to be able to cut greenhouse gas emissions, set at the latest G8 meeting.

Tags: environment, G8, Arkady Dvorkovich

Irish-Belarusian team to make biofuel near Chernobyl Irish-Belarusian team to make biofuel near Chernobyl

10 Jul, 04:09 PM 24 comments

An Irish company has come up with a way to utilize the lands contaminated by the Chernobyl disaster and help the environment. A new biofuel plant is expected to go into service there this year.

Tags: ecology, environment, Belarus

Villagers exposed to radiation in 1950s to be resettled soon Villagers exposed to radiation in 1950s to be resettled soon

10 Jul, 07:52 PM 30 comments

After living in a village polluted with radioactive waste for more than 50 years, the last residents of Muslyumovo have been promised that they will out of there by the end of summer.

Tags: ecology, environment, radiation, nuclear industry



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