Pollution

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Lake Baikal: Protection of a unique ecosystem

Researchers are studying the impact of climate change and environmental toxins on the lake’s fauna. They addressed the question of how Baikal amphipods that fulfill…

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Big tobacco leaves huge ecological footprint -WHO

Tobacco growing is causing “massive harm” to the environment through the extensive use of chemicals, energy and water, and pollution from manufacturing and distribution, the…

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Sentinel satellite heads to Russia for rocket launch

The new Sentinel-5 Precursor pollution monitoring satellite by Airbus is getting ready for its launch in September. To be launched aboard a Rokot rocket, the…

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Irkutsk region officials destroy unique national park for construction of camp sites and cottages

Municipal authorities unlawfully allocated part of the protected land on the island of Olkhon on Lake Baikal for the construction of tourist accommodation. The total…

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Radioactive isotope over Europe: Western media blame ‘bogeyman’ Russia

The radioactivity was first detected in Norway in early January, along the border with Russia’s Kola Peninsula. In subsequent weeks, traces of the radioactive iodine…

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Ecology official considers Russia-China environmental cooperation exemplary

Russian-Chinese cooperation on the environmental protection should be regarded as an example of international environmental cooperation to emulate, Director of the International Cooperation Department of…

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As climate stirs Arctic sea ice faster, pollution tags along

A warming climate is not just melting the Arctic’s sea ice; it is stirring the remaining ice faster, increasing the odds that ice-rafted pollution will…

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Plans take shape for lifting dumped nuclear sub

Department of research and development of radiation safety at Krylov State Research Institute in St. Petersburg says lifting the old nuclear submarine can take place…

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