Thousands of tons of spilled diesel oil are being pumped into special containers placed along affected rivers and creeks. The substances will be removed from the desolate area only after the tundra freezes next winter.
Large territories of rivers, streams and tundra lands are covered by more than 20 thousands tons of diesel oil from a reservoir owned by company Nornickel. The catastrophe was reported to the authorities only two days after the spill and nobody really knows how to clean up.
Experts are discussing the framework for safe lifting of dumped reactors from four submarines and uranium fuel from one icebreaker reactor in the Kara Sea, in addition to one sunken nuclear submarine in the Barents Sea.
A new study from UiT The Arctic University of Norway revealed that estimates of methane emissions released from the Arctic Ocean floor are calculated without taking into account seasonal variability and may therefore be overestimated.
Greenhouse gases reached record highs in 2018 according a bulletin released on Monday by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), continuing a trend that will have severe consequences for future generations the WMO said.
Global warming, regional cooling: -27 °C on Finnmarksvidda is extreme to be October. The county of Troms and Finnmark had several places with average temperature 2 to 4 degrees Celsius below normal for the month.