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Russian ferry Korund in danger after engine failure at Belaya River in Bashkiria

The ferry Korund suffered engine failure during passage of failure at Belaya River in Bashkiria, Russia. The vessel lost control and was adrifted by the…

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Fire still blazes in Lukoil’s Komi oil field

The fire in Lukoil’s oil field in Shchelyabozh, near the Komi town of Usinsk, started 10th April and has since created a column of black…

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Turkish Cargo Ship Sinks Off Crimea

As many as eight crewmembers of the Soviet-era cargo ship Geroi Arsenala remain missing after she capsized in a storm off Crimea early on Wednesday….

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Russian scientists figure out consequences of US-North Korea nuclear war

Russian nuclear scientists have claimed that in case of a negative scenario, radioactive pollution will threaten the Korean peninsula, China and Japan. Experts have got…

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Trace of Radioactive Iodine-131 Detected Over Large Areas in Europe

Radioactive Iodine over Europe first measured in Finnmark. Since the isotope has a half-life of only eight days, the detection is a proof of a…

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Russian Poacher Fined $155,000 for Illegal Hunting But Escaped Jail

The poacher was ordered by a court to reimburse damage to the environment caused by the killing of rare birds and other animals, including 6…

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Starvation killed 80,000 Russian reindeer after unusual rains cut off food supply

In August, a lightning blast claimed the lives of more than 300 reindeer in Norway. The month before, an anthrax epidemic — which Russian officials…

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Norilsk Nickel got fined by eco-watchdog for ‘river of blood’ in Arctic

Image of ‘polluted red river’ caused shock but Nornickel stresses it is committed to cleaning up environment, and there will be no repeat. The cause…

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