More from: Ecology

Russians are embracing environmental protest
February 21, 2019
In the Murmansk region, reindeer pastures and wintering grounds for breeding animals have been leased to VIP hunters
February 19, 2019
Norway’s go-ahead to controversial copper mine in Repparfjord on the Barents Sea coast causes pollution concerns for maritime environment important also for Russia.
February 19, 2019
Murmansk regional authorities want a permanent ban on hunting.
February 18, 2019
Photos and videos of the more than fifty polar bears walking around the houses in Belushaya Guba have gone viral in world-wide media arguing climate change is to blame.
February 14, 2019
Source of the radioactivity blowing in the wind is unknown.
February 11, 2019
Sulphur dioxid gas still lies thick over over the nickel plants located along the border to Norway. But there are now major emission cuts in the making, the company says.
February 07, 2019
There is dramatic urgency in this matter, says Peter Winsor, Arctic program director at the WWF.
February 01, 2019
“It is Russia’s responsibility to reduce the emission,” says Ola Elvestuen.
January 30, 2019
Cecilie Hansen, former Mayor of Kirkenes, says the plant should be forced to reduce production when pollution exceeds Norwegian air quality standards.
January 25, 2019
More fields are coming into production and peak oil is expected in year 2023. Arctic waters are priority No 1, the country’s Petroleum Directorate says.
January 10, 2019
Opinions on the impact of a planned test field for wind power on Uljabuouda Fell, Sweden, are divided.
January 09, 2019
A global heatwave is gaining force and the Russian government appears to acknowledge that its Arctic will be among the regions worst hit. But the country’s response is not combat of climate change, but rather adaption to the new reality.
January 04, 2019
Greenpeace vessel and crew of 35 arrested after protesters violated the safety zone around Statoil’s rig at the Korpfjell field in the Barents Sea.
August 18, 2017
This photo shows how exposed seabirds are to a potential oil-spill, says the Greenpeace activists that entered the exclusive zone of Statoil’s oil rig on Thursday.
August 17, 2017
Now starts the reprocessing of Russia’s Arctic Cold War-era legacy next door the the plant where Stalin’s first nuclear bomb was made.
August 17, 2017
But they were not allowed into Russian waters
August 16, 2017
«We are ready to smash the oil-industry’s wet Lofoten dreams,» says Ingrid Skjoldvær, head of Nature and Youth at the opening of the organization’s summer camp.
August 03, 2017
New technology at the ore-briquetting plant in Zapolyarny could be good news for the fragile taiga forest. But does Nornickel tell the full story?
July 26, 2017
The Kola Eco Centre fights for survival, pleads for help to pay the bill.
July 06, 2017
A top brass of Russian and Norwegian politicians, diplomats and experts cheered and waved as the «Rossita» nuclear waste transportation ship set out to sea with its first shipment of carefully packed spent nuclear fuel. But in the air was also a chill of anxiety about what possibly could go wrong as the tons of deadly load is removed from site.
June 28, 2017
«It is a gift to the Arctic city in connection with Russia’s Year of the Environment», says leader of the Norwegian environmental NGO.
June 27, 2017
«It is important that you keep locals living in nearby settlements informed about developments, and that the population gets an objective picture», Komi leader Sergey Gaplikov tells Lukoil’s Vice President Aleksandr Leyfrid.
June 23, 2017