Norway’s parliament backs deep-sea mining plans

Norway has secured a parliamentary majority for its plans to open up for deep-sea mining despite opposition from environmentalists and the fishing industry, who warn the move risks further…Continue readingNorway’s parliament backs deep-sea mining plans

Climate Change Is Pushing These Migratory Birds to the Brink

Afro-Siberian red knots migrate from the Arctic to winter in Africa, where they recover from the arduous journey. But warming in Siberia is causing physical changes in the birds…Continue readingClimate Change Is Pushing These Migratory Birds to the Brink

Arctic fires could release catastrophic amounts of carbon dioxide

Global warming is responsible for bigger and bigger fires in Siberia, and in the decades ahead they could release huge amounts of carbon now trapped in the soil. Researchers…Continue readingArctic fires could release catastrophic amounts of carbon dioxide

Fossil fuel projects were stalled a year ago. Now they’re making a comeback.

The fossil fuel industry is experiencing a remarkable rebound, with sudden momentum behind more than 80 projects that range from coal-fired power plants to hulking gas export terminals, many…Continue readingFossil fuel projects were stalled a year ago. Now they’re making a comeback.

‘Nothing left to burn’: Wildfires blaze through the Arctic

Smoke from hundreds of wildfires has darkened skies over the Alaskan interior this summer with the state experiencing its fastest start to the fire season on record amid hot…Continue reading‘Nothing left to burn’: Wildfires blaze through the Arctic

Spot Australian thermal coal has surged

The spot price of Australian thermal coal is higher than that of coking coal, an unprecedented situation that highlights just how the global market for the polluting fuel has…Continue readingSpot Australian thermal coal has surged

Rosneft starts production drilling at Payakhskoye field in Russia

Moscow-based integrated energy company Rosneft has started production drilling at the Payakhskoye field on the Taimyr Peninsula in Russia. The field is part of Rosneft’s Vostok Oil strategic project,…Continue readingRosneft starts production drilling at Payakhskoye field in Russia

Mongolia says Russia-China gas pipeline will break ground in 2024

Mongolia expects Russia to begin construction of the “Power of Siberia 2” gas pipeline through its territory to China within two years, as Moscow moves to connect its Europe-supplying…Continue readingMongolia says Russia-China gas pipeline will break ground in 2024

Russia to cut gas supplies to Finland on Saturday: Gasum

The Finnish company said the move by Russia would not cause disruptions in supplies. “It is highly regrettable that natural gas supplies under our supply contract will now be…Continue readingRussia to cut gas supplies to Finland on Saturday: Gasum

Russia forest fire damage worst since records began

Russia has endured its worst forest fire season in the country’s modern history. Fires have destroyed more than 18.16 million hectares (45 million acres) of Russian forest in 2021,…Continue readingRussia forest fire damage worst since records began

Russia’s New Nord Stream 2 Gas Pipeline

Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, shown as the dashed line in the image below, was connected on September 10, 2021. The 1,230km (764 mile) long pipeline will double the…Continue readingRussia’s New Nord Stream 2 Gas Pipeline

Wildfires in Russia spread to central regions

Russia’s forestry agency says fires this year have torn through more than 50 million acres (173,000 square kilometres, 67,000 square miles), making it the second-worst season since the turn…Continue readingWildfires in Russia spread to central regions

Fighting Siberia’s wildfires – in pictures

With more than a month to go in Siberia’s annual fire season, wildfires fuelled by summer heatwaves, have swept through more than 1.5 million hectares.Continue readingFighting Siberia’s wildfires – in pictures

‘Airpocalypse’ hits Siberian city as heatwave sparks forest fires

The Siberian Times reported the first fire in the beginning of May outside Oymyakon in north-east Yakutia, which is known as “the pole of cold” for its record low temperatures. “Little…Continue reading‘Airpocalypse’ hits Siberian city as heatwave sparks forest fires

Siberia wildfires: Russian army planes and thousands of firefighters battle blazes

In Siberia, 2 million acres of forest has been destroyed. The city of Yakutsk hit 35˚C at one point; and the region’s city of Verkhoyansk, seen as one of the coldest…Continue readingSiberia wildfires: Russian army planes and thousands of firefighters battle blazes