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Norilsk Nickel admits pumping waste into Tundra

The world’s biggest nickel producer, already at the center of an investigation into a massive Arctic oil spill, is facing a separate probe into why…

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Wildlife is Thriving in World’s Most Radioactive Region of Chernobyl

The Chernobyl reactor explosion was the world’s worst nuclear disaster and the current topic of a critically-acclaimed HBO show. However wildlife is surprisingly thriving in…

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The Arctic is burning

There are currently 11 wildfires blazing in the Arctic circle, The Guardian reported Wednesday. While fires are also raging in Russia, Norway and Finland, Sweden…

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Russian Rivers are Full of Plastic Bottles: Plastic Pollution Inevitable

These shocking images show the horrific scale of plastic pollution as a riverbed is clogged with litter. Thousands of plastic bottles cover every inch of…

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Fears of Radiation Leak From Flooded Ukraine Mine

Ukrainian Ecology Minister Ostap Semerak said the potential existed for a “radiation catastrophe” if plans to flood the Yunkom coal mine go ahead, The Irish…

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Russian Scientists Found a New Genus and Species of Frogs

A team of scientists from MSU and their foreign colleagues discovered a previously unknown species and genus of batrachians Siamophryne troglodytes. These frogs live in the…

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Leading Environmentalists Violently Attacked in Russia

This week, Russia’s Ministry of Justice removed Environmental Watch on the North Caucasus from the list of “foreign agents” because it no longer receives foreign funding. Andrei Rudomakha,…

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Government Can’t Find Money to Recover Healing Lake in Makhachkala

The rehabilitation work has started in 2016. Still there is no end in sight for the lack of financial means. The complete restoration of the…

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