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Russia Could ‘Drown’ in Its Own Plastic Waste

Environmental campaigners in Russia are hoping that the World Cup will inspire the country to start recycling more of its waste. Each visitor to the…

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Rising Carbon Dioxide Levels Pose a Previously Unrecognized Threat to Monarch Butterflies

A new study conducted at the University of Michigan reveals a previously unrecognized threat to monarch butterflies: Mounting levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide reduce the…

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10 Regions of Russia with Exhausted Resource of Garbage Landfills Announced

Ten Russian regions, including Bashkortostan, reached a critical level of landfills depletion. This is reported by RIA Novosti with reference to the head of the…

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Russia’s Regions Work on Programs to Improve Pechora River’s Ecology

Authorities of the Komi and Nenets Regions are working on a program to improve the ecology of the Pechora River’s basin. The Pechora is the…

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World Cup Stadium Built on a Rare Wildlife Habitat Area

In an ironic twist, a World Cup stadium built to the highest environmental standards has taken over the last of a Russian city’s natural wetlands….

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World Cup Has Divisive Legacy for Russia’s Environment

Russia claims its World Cup stadiums meet the highest environmental standards, yet some have been built on top of ecologically sensitive areas. The site of…

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Burn The Waste: New Plan to Fight Landfill Sites is Risky

Protests have been growing in recent months over the stench from landfill sites around Moscow, overflowing with millions of tonnes of rubbish. Authorities have now…

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Rospotrebnadzor Joins Yadrovo Landfill Lawsuit

Moscow Region’s Ecology Ministry and office of Russia’s consumer rights protection agency Rospotrebnadzor have joined a lawsuit to shut down the notorious Yadrovo landfill site…

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