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Methane: The Arctic's hidden climate threat : Natalia Shakhova's latest paper.

  2024-03-12 (or before) in YouTube

A methane burst from the East Siberian Arctic Shelf could happen at any time and needs only a trigger. That's the conclusion of the world's leading research ...

  Tagged under: Tipping Points | Methane | Arctic | Russia

Arctic zombie viruses in Siberia could spark terrifying new pandemic, scientists warn

  2024-01-21 in The Guardian

Threat of outbreak from microbes trapped in permafrost for millennia raised by increased Siberian shipping activity

  Tagged under: Health | Russia

Manifestation of Gas Seepage from Bottom Sediments on the Sea Surface: Theoretical Model and Experimental Observations

  2024-01-20 in MDPI - Publisher of Open Access Journals

The key area of the Arctic Ocean for atmospheric venting of CH4 is the East Siberian Arctic Shelf (ESAS). Leakage of methane through shallow ESAS waters needs to be considered in interactions between the biogeosphere and a warming Arctic climate. The development of remote sensing techniques for gas seepage detection and mapping is crucially needed for further applications in the ESAS and other areas of interest. Given the extent of the seepage areas and the magnitude of current and potential future emissions, new approaches are required to effectively, rapidly, and quantitatively survey the large seepage areas. Here, we consider...

  Tagged under: Arctic | Methane | Russia

Effect of Wind Speed and Leads on Clear-Sky Cooling over Arctic Sea Ice during Polar Night

  2023-12-27 (or before) in American Meteorological Society Journals

Abstract A simple analytical model of the atmospheric boundary layer (ABL) coupled to sea ice is presented. It describes clear-sky cooling over sea ice during polar night in the presence of leads. The model solutions show that the sea ice concentration and wind speed have a strong impact on the thermal regime over sea ice. Leads cause both a warming of the ABL and an increase of stability over sea ice. The model describes a sharp ABL transition from a weakly stable coupled state to a strongly stable decoupled state when wind speed is decreasing. The threshold value of the transition wind speed is a function of sea ice concentrat...

  Tagged under: Russia

Sellafield staff ‘used home computers to beat security failings’

  2023-12-11 (or before) by in The Times & The Sunday Times

Cybersecurity fears grow amid claims Britain’s most hazardous nuclear site was targeted by hackers linked to Russia and China

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | Russia

Sellafield nuclear site hacked by groups linked to Russia and China

  2023-12-04 in The Guardian

Exclusive: Malware may still be present and potential effects have been covered up by staff, investigation reveals

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | Russia

Opinion | More lightning, more wildfires and a warmer world. Welcome to the ‘doom loop’ | South China Morning Post

  2023-11-17 in South China Morning Post

Climate-induced lightning is becoming more frequent and powerful, triggering more wildfires, particularly in Siberia, Canada and Alaska, and releasing the carbon locked in permafrost.

  Tagged under: COP28 | Permafrost | Wildfires | Alaska | Russia

US Corn Farmers Defy Summer Drought, Extreme Heat for a Record Crop - Bloomberg

  2023-11-10 in Bloomberg

The bumper harvest is fallout from the war in the Black Sea region and should keep a lid on costs for poultry and biofuel producers, as well as shoppers.

  Tagged under: Drought | Farming | Russia

‘Insanity’: petrostates planning huge expansion of fossil fuels, says UN report

  2023-11-08 in The Guardian

Plans by nations including Saudi Arabia, the US and UAE would blow climate targets and ‘throw humanity’s future into question’

  Tagged under: COP28 | Fossil Fuels | Russia | Saudi Arabia

Russian delegation stymies creation of Antarctic conservation area

  2023-10-29 in The Guardian

Efforts at major conference in Tasmania stall despite evidence that such areas would save crucial foraging and breeding grounds for Antarctic wildlife

  Tagged under: Wildlife | Russia

Western sanctions haven't curbed Russian oil profits, but the green energy transition could

  2023-10-13 by in The Conversation

An initial squeeze on demand for Russian oil due to western sanctions was temporary but the country’s oil industry might have bigger problems.

  Tagged under: Russia

Saudi nukes: A desire for energy, weapons, or just leverage?

  2023-10-04 (or before) in The Cradle

Riyadh's pursuit of civilian nuclear energy is fast becoming regarded as a geopolitical strategy to influence the US, exert leverage over Iran and Israel, and explore potential partnerships with Russia and China.

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | Russia | Israel | Iran | Saudi Arabia

Nuclear waste ship makes unprecedented port call at Novaya Zemlya

  2023-09-30 (or before) in The Independent Barents Observer |

"I am deeply worried if Russia has started to move nuclear waste from the Kola Peninsula to the Arctic archipelago," says Frederic Hauge with the Bellona foundation.

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | Arctic | Russia

The Batagaika Crater : A warning sign for the Earth

  2023-09-23 (or before) in YouTube

The Batagaika crater, the world's largest 1-km long permafrost crater, is expanding at a baffling rate due to the thawing of the permafrost. This has been ex...

  Tagged under: Global Warming | Climate Change | Russia | Health

US behind more than a third of global oil and gas expansion plans, report finds

  2023-09-12 in The Guardian

Study highlights conflict between Washington’s claims of climate leadership and its fossil fuel growth plans

  Tagged under: COP28 | Fossil Fuels | US Politics | Russia | Iran | Washington State

Why the US and Europe Still Buy Russian Nuclear Fuel - Bloomberg

  2023-08-28 (or before) in Bloomberg

The US and its European allies moved fast to choke exports of Russian oil, natural gas and coal after Vladimir Putin ordered troops into Ukraine. When it comes to atomic energy, however, Kremlin-controlled Rosatom Corp. continues to be the dominant source of fuel for the world’s nuclear power stations — supplying about half of global demand for enriched uranium. Western nations are racing to reconstitute their own processing capacity, much of which withered amid a growing aversion to nuclear pow

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | Vladimir Putin | US Politics | Russia

The destruction of the Kakhovka dam and its consequences

  2023-08-26 (or before) in Taylor & Francis Online: Peer-reviewed Journals

Published in Water International (Vol. 48, No. 5, 2023)

  Tagged under: Russia

First Calibrated Methane Bubble Wintertime Observations in the Siberian Arctic Seas: Selected Results from the Fast Ice

  2023-07-28 in MDPI - Publisher of Open Access Journals

This paper presents the results of an acoustic survey carried out from the fast ice in the shallow waters of the East Siberian Arctic Shelf (ESAS) using a single beam echosounder. The aim of this paper is to demonstrate an improved approach to study seafloor seepages in the Arctic coastal zone with an echosounder calibrated on site. During wintertime field observations of natural rising gas bubbles, we recorded three periods of their increased activity with a total of 63 short-term ejections of bubbles from the seabed. This study presents quantitative estimates of the methane (CH4) flux obtained in wintertime at two levels of th...

  Tagged under: Science | Data | Methane | Arctic | Russia

‘Nature is being destroyed’: Russia’s arms buildup in Barents Sea creating toxic legacy

  2023-07-24 in The Guardian

Indigenous people and experts say Moscow’s military push and increased shipping and mining will destroy Arctic environment

  Tagged under: Arctic | Whales and Dolphins | Wildlife | Russia

Russia alarmed by large fall in bee populations - BBC News

  2023-07-14 (or before) in The BBC

Pesticides are blamed for Russia's mass bee deaths, while French honey production is also down.

  Tagged under: Bees | Russia | France

Oil Giants From Shell to Chevron Say Gas Here to Stay for Green Transition - Bloomberg

  2023-06-26 (or before) in Bloomberg

The biggest fossil fuel players are making the message clear: the transition to a green future will require much more natural gas.

  Tagged under: Chevron | Shell | Russia

Why Ecosystem Collapse May Happen Much Sooner Than Expected. A new research – Against

  2023-06-23 in

By John Dearing, Gregory Cooper, Simon Willcock All over the world, tropical rainforests are turning into savanna or farmland; the savanna dries up and turns into desert; and the freezing tundra thaws. Indeed, scientific studies have now recorded such “regime shifts” in more than 20 different types of ecosystems, where tipping points have been crossed.… Continue reading Why Ecosystem Collapse...

  Tagged under: Farming | Russia | Collapse | Tipping Points

As the ice melts, a perilous Russian threat is emerging in the Arctic | Barry Gardiner

  2023-06-13 in The Guardian

Putin is weakened and fears Nato encirclement. His militarisation of Russia’s northern border is intensifying, says Labour MP Barry Gardiner

  Tagged under: Arctic | Vladimir Putin | Russia

Siberia's 'gateway to the underworld' megaslump is revealing 650,000 year-old secrets from its permafrost

  2023-06-07 in Live Science

The permafrost inside the Batagay crater is the second-oldest ever found on Earth and scientists are using it to reconstruct the planet's ancient climate.

  Tagged under: Arctic | Russia

Ukrainian workers describe fleeing the Russian-occupied nuclear power plant

  2023-06-05 (or before) in NPR

Workers fleeing the Russian-occupied Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine describe arrests and torture at the hands of Russian forces they say have turned the plant into a military base.

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | Russia

Revealed: 1 in 3 GB News Hosts Spread Climate Denial On Air in 2022

  2023-05-26 by in DeSmog

A majority of GB News hosts attacked climate action on the channel in 2022, while one in three spread climate science denial, a DeSmog analysis can reveal.  Opponents of green policies have seized on the energy crisis sparked by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine to denounce the UK’s net zero target and push for new, environmentally-damaging […]

  Tagged under: Net Zero | Russia

Q&A: Ukrainian Official Says Russia Is Turning Nuclear Plant Into Military Base

  2023-05-21 (or before) by in VOA - Voice of America English News

Petro Kotin, president of Ukraine's state-run nuclear company, says number of Russian military personnel at Zaporizhzhia now exceeds number of nuclear personnel

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | Russia

Looming disaster at Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant amid Russia-Ukraine war - NS Energy

  2023-05-09 (or before) in NS Energy Business

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Nuclear Power | Russia

Severe wildfires have engulfed Russia's Kurgan Region

  2023-05-08 (or before) in YouTube

Severe wildfires have engulfed Kurgan Region, Russia. The sky has turned red, with the smoke blotting out the Sun – a truly terrifying sight.Follow Independe...

  Tagged under: Russia | Wildfires

Natural gas savings in Germany during the 2022 energy crisis - Nature Energy

  2023-05-05 (or before) in Nature

Curbed natural gas supply from Russia to Europe has exacerbated an energy crisis on the continent. Here the authors employ a multiple regression model to estimate the response of small consumers, industry and power stations to this crisis.

  Tagged under: Russia

Russia wanted a quick victory in Ukraine, and it sent its spies after Ukrainian nuclear power plant workers to make it happen

  2023-04-28 (or before) by in Business Insider

As part of an effort to destabilize Ukrainian institutions, Russian spies began recruiting agents in Ukraine long before Russian troops invaded.

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | Russia

French-Russian nuclear relations turn radioactive

  2023-04-20 in Politico

Ukraine and several EU countries want France to cut commercial ties with Russia’s atomic sector.

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | France | Russia

Are we headed towards the sixth mass extinction?

  2023-04-16 in The Daily Star Leading English Daily among Bangladesh Newspapers

Surreal as it may seem, we have clearly embarked on the path to self-annihilation.

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | Climate Change | Russia

How Putin made Europe go green faster

  2023-04-14 (or before) in YouTube

One year after Russia invaded Ukraine, analysts think Putin's aggression may have sped up Europe's energy transition. How's that?Credits:Reporter: Ajit Niran...

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Fossil Fuels | Vladimir Putin | Russia

Carbon Note 2: The "Western" energy transitions - narcissism of small differences.

  2023-04-09 (or before) by in Chartbook | Adam Tooze | Substack

Did Putin’s war on Ukraine and the ensuing energy crisis lead to a retreat from the energy transition in Europe? Did Russian aggression expose the vanity of green ideology? Was a war what we needed to relearn the “basic math” that modern societies cannot do without some combination of fossil fuels and nuclear? This was the contention of pieces in

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | Fossil Fuels | Vladimir Putin | Russia

Biden Officials Back Alaska Oil Project Scorned as Carbon Bomb

  2023-03-11 (or before) in Bloomberg

The Biden administration has decided to authorize a mammoth ConocoPhillips oil project in northwest Alaska, despite arguments by opponents that it will exacerbate climate change, according to people familiar with the matter.

  Tagged under: Joe Biden | Climate Change | Russia | Alaska

How much lithium does Iran have?

  2023-03-10 (or before) in Quartz | Make business better

At more than 8.5 million tons, the discovery could have enormous geopolitical implications

  Tagged under: Lithium | Batteries | Russia | Iran | Finance

The ‘silent victim’: Ukraine counts war’s cost for nature

  2023-02-20 in The Guardian

Investigations are under way in the hope this is the first conflict in which a full reckoning is made of environmental crimes

  Tagged under: Russia

Shell profit doubles to hit record £30bn

  2023-01-28 by Patrick Tooher in This is Money

The corporate giant is expected to say this week that annual profit more than doubled to more than £30bn as the war in Ukraine restricted supplies from Russia.

  Tagged under: Shell | Russia

Landmark Ruling in Strasbourg as MPs Challenge UK Government over Failure to Investigate Russian Interference in Brexit – Byline Times

  2023-01-19 by in Byline Times

'Nothing less than the future of democracy is at stake' says Caroline Lucas as a cross-party coalition and The Citizens win an unprecedented hearing over electoral safety and national security

  Tagged under: Coal | Russia

Putin's Brexit Coup - by Byline Supplement and Peter Jukes

  2023-01-02 (or before) by in Bylines Supplement

In this reprint of his exclusive from March last year, Peter Jukes explains why the pro-Brexit establishment aided Russia's long war against democracy and how Britain was compromised

  Tagged under: Vladimir Putin | Russia

2,500 Caspian seals found dead along Russian coastline

  2022-12-05 in The Guardian

Deaths of endangered species probably happened a couple weeks ago, with the cause as yet unknown

  Tagged under: Wildlife | Russia

Subsea Methane Hydrates: Origin and Monitoring the Impacts of Global Warming

  2022-11-23 in MDPI - Publisher of Open Access Journals

The East Siberian Arctic shelf is the area where the largest natural gas reserves are concentrated. The formation of permafrost of the Arctic shelf during the Ice Age contributed to the emergence of a zone of stable existence of gas hydrates in the sedimentary layer, and subsequent flooding of the shelf led to its gradual degradation, the thawing of gas hydrates and the subsequent emissions of methane into the atmosphere. In the first part of the paper, we use mathematical modeling to study the processes of the formation of subsea permafrost on the Arctic shelf considering changes in the sea levels over the past 200 thousand yea...

  Tagged under: Sea Level | Permafrost | Methane | Arctic | Russia

Carbon emissions from energy to peak in 2025 in ‘historic turning point’, says IEA

  2022-10-27 in The Guardian

International Energy Agency says Ukraine invasion boosted state spending on clean energy and ‘will accelerate transition to renewables’

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Solar Energy | Nuclear Power | Greenhouse Gases | Fossil Fuels | Wind Power | Russia

Wildlife abandons 'Europe's Amazon' nature reserve - BBC News

  2022-10-09 (or before) in The BBC

Forest fires ignited by Russian shelling have devastated Ukraine's Drevlyansky reserve.

  Tagged under: Shell | Amazon Rainforest | Forest Fires | Wildlife | Russia | Trees

‘Reckless’ coal firms plan climate-busting expansion, study finds

  2022-10-06 in The Guardian

Coal is the most polluting of all fossil fuels and investors must stop funding it, say campaigners

  Tagged under: COP27 | Greenhouse Gases | Coal | Climate Change | Africa | Fossil Fuels | Russia

Ukraine, Brexit, Arab spring have one source – prices, says sociologist

  2022-09-30 in The Guardian

Following his 2022 book Price Wars, the sociologist and documentarian Rupert Russell speaks about how financial speculators have sown a new era of chaos

  Tagged under: Russia

European leaders blame sabotage as gas pours into Baltic from Nord Stream pipelines

  2022-09-27 in The Guardian

Ursula Von der Leyen warns of ‘strongest possible response’ to attacks on European energy infrastructure

  Tagged under: Russia

UK and US banks among biggest backers of Russian ‘carbon bombs’, data shows

  2022-08-24 in The Guardian

Ukrainian campaigners call for immediate end to investments, to cut funds to war and help avoid climate breakdown

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Fossil Fuels | Russia

Tree loss due to fire is worst in far northern latitudes, data shows

  2022-08-17 in The Guardian

Forests in Russia are most affected, as scientists warn of escape of huge quantities of buried carbon dioxide

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | Wildfires | Arctic | Greenhouse Gases | Russia | Trees

Major cities blighted by nitrogen dioxide pollution, research finds

  2022-08-17 in The Guardian

Shanghai, Moscow and Tehran have the highest levels of NO2 pollution, according to the research

  Tagged under: Russia | Health

The long-term threats to global food security go far beyond Ukraine | CBC News

  2022-08-07 (or before) in - Canada's Public Broadcaster

A deal between Russia and Ukraine to reopen the Black Sea ports to grain shipments brought a ray of hope as the week closed. But the world still faces multiple threats to food security — and Canada is not immune.

  Tagged under: Famine | Russia

France’s troubled nuclear fleet a bigger problem for Europe than Russia gas

  2022-08-05 in Renew Economy | News and analysis for the clean energy economy

More than half of France’s nuclear fleet are offline, its power prices are through the roof, and it faces a long-term supply problem.

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | France | Russia

Powdered sodium battery design promises a 15% leap in energy density

  2022-08-03 in New Atlas

With real uncertainty clouding the world's supply of lithium, alternative battery chemistries will be crucial as we continue our uptake of electric vehicles and mobile devices. One exciting candidate in this space is sodium-ion, and a research team in Russia has developed a novel battery of this…

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Lithium | Batteries | Russia

Big Fossil’s Disaster Capitalist Response to Russia-Ukraine

  2022-07-31 (or before) in The Intercept

The industry moved quickly to capture the narrative, going from disinformation blitz to policy wins within a matter of weeks.

  Tagged under: Disinformation and Misinformation | Capitalism | Fossil Fuels | Russia

Parliament votes to give green labels to nuclear and gas

  2022-07-06 in Politico

Such power plants will be allowed to be marketed as sustainable investments on financial markets.

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | Fossil Fuels | Electricity | Russia | Finance

‘Putin rubbing hands with glee’ after EU votes to class gas and nuclear as green

  2022-07-06 in The Guardian

Parliament backs plan to classify some projects as clean power investments

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Nuclear Power | Vladimir Putin | Russia

Summer swelter: Persistent heat wave breaks records, spirits

  2022-06-24 (or before) in - News and Articles on Science and Technology

From the normally chilly Russian Arctic to the traditionally sweltering American South, big swaths of the Northern Hemisphere continued to sizzle with extreme heat as the start of summer more resembled the dog days of August with parts of China and Japan setting all-time heat records Friday.

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | China | Arctic | Russia | Japan

Methane leak at Russian mine could be largest ever discovered

  2022-06-14 in The Guardian

About 90 tonnes of methane an hour were released from the Raspadskaya mine in January, data shows

  Tagged under: Methane | Coal | Fossil Fuels | Russia

White House official blasts 'outrageous' oil profits, leaves door open to windfall profit tax | CNN Politics

  2022-06-09 by in CNN

A White House official is strongly criticizing Big Oil for banking huge profits in the wake of Russia's invasion of Ukraine, which the administration has blamed for soaring gas prices.

  Tagged under: Joe Biden | US Politics | Russia | Finance

Western Kansas wheat crops are failing just when the world needs them most

  2022-06-09 in KCUR - NPR in Kansas City

Russia's war in Ukraine has disrupted global food supplies, driving up demand and prices for wheat. But after months of drought, many western Kansas farmers won’t have a crop to sell.

  Tagged under: Farming | Drought | Russia

Government failure to boost energy efficiency ‘inexplicable’, says IEA

  2022-06-08 in The Guardian

Saving energy is ‘utterly essential’ to cut bills, end reliance on Russian oil and gas and slash emissions says agency

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Fossil Fuels | Russia

A Border Adjustment Would Promote U.S. Energy Security and Weaken Russia

  2022-06-06 in Climate Leadership Council | The Bipartisan Climate Solution

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has sent the West searching for tools to weaken Vladimir Putin and deter Russian aggression. There’s a way to neutralize Russia, promote American energy independence, and accelerate global decarbonization all in

  Tagged under: Vladimir Putin | Russia

Here in Poland, “Going Green” Means Burning Even More Coal

  2022-05-27 in The Nation

With parents and children struggling to breathe, climate activism is a matter of life and death.

  Tagged under: Coal | Fossil Fuels | Russia | Women and Children | Activism

Oil and Gas Industry Seized on War in Ukraine to Water Down Climate Policy, Report Shows

  2022-05-25 by in DeSmog

While Russia dropped missiles on Kyiv and laid siege to the port of Mariupol in late February, the oil and gas industry took advantage of the war in Ukraine to spread misinformation about the causes of the energy crisis in order to apply political pressure and pursue a longstanding wish list of policy changes, according […]

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Disinformation and Misinformation | Russia

Ukraine invasion may be start of ‘third world war’, says George Soros

  2022-05-24 in The Guardian

Veteran philanthropist tells World Economic Forum civilisation ‘may not survive’ what is coming

  Tagged under: Economics | Russia

EU plans ‘massive’ increase in green energy to help end reliance on Russia

  2022-05-18 in The Guardian

European Commission says extra €210bn needed over next five years to pay for phasing out of Russian fossil fuels

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Fossil Fuels | Russia

BATTLEGROUND ANTARCTICA: ‘Gentleman’s agreement’: Despite mining ban, Russia scours Antarctica for massive fossil fuel deposits

  2022-05-17 by in Daily Maverick - South African news, opinion and investigations

The Kremlin’s mineral explorer says it has found a stunning 500 billion barrels of oil and gas below the Southern Ocean’s climate-threatened waters. Tapping these mooted reserves would not only hamper global efforts to fight the climate crisis. Known for flouting major agreements, a defiant Russia in the Antarctic could destroy the decades-long protected status of Earth’s last unmined frontier.

  Tagged under: Oceans | Minerals | Antarctic | Russia

Arctic Circle sees 'highest-ever' recorded temperatures - BBC News

  2022-04-29 (or before) in The BBC

Temperatures are believed to have hit 38C (100F) in one Siberian town after a persistent heatwave.

  Tagged under: Heatwaves | Arctic | Russia

Ukraine war threatens global heating goals, warns UN chief

  2022-03-21 in The Guardian

António Guterres says countries seeking alternatives to Russian energy may increase use of fossil fuels

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Fossil Fuels | Russia

Permafrost peatlands approaching tipping point

  2022-03-15 (or before) in Science Daily

Researchers warn that permafrost peatlands in Europe and Western Siberia are much closer to a climatic tipping point than previous believed. The frozen peatlands in these areas store up to 39 billion tons of carbon -- the equivalent to twice that stored in the whole of European forests.

  Tagged under: Russia | Trees | Tipping Points

‘Imminent’ tipping point threatening Europe’s permafrost peatlands - Carbon Brief

  2022-03-14 in Carbon Brief

Large swathes of northern Europe and western Siberia may become “climatically unsuitable” for carbon-rich permafrost peatlands within a few decades.

  Tagged under: Tipping Points | Russia

Tories plan big expansion of wind farms ‘to protect national security’

  2022-03-13 in The Guardian

Planning rules to be relaxed so that renewables and nuclear power can boost energy independence after Ukraine invasion

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Nuclear Power | Wind Power | Russia

‘Defining moment’: how can the US end its dependency on fossil fuels?

  2022-03-11 in The Guardian

Democrats hope climate measures in Build Back Better will be resurrected amid Russia’s invasion of Ukraine – but green groups want Biden to go even further

  Tagged under: Joe Biden | Fossil Fuels | Russia

'This will encourage the world to go for green solutions': Boris Johnson touts plan for fresh UK energy supply strategy

  2022-03-07 in Business Green

UK may look to domestic oil and gas sources to reduce reliance on Russia in short term, but Prime Minister insists government will not be abandoning net zero transition

  Tagged under: Net Zero | Vladimir Putin | Russia

Ukraine is a climate story. Because everything is a climate story

  2022-03-03 in Los Angeles Times

Russia's invasion is yet another reason to switch from fossil fuels to clean energy, experts say.

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels | Russia

How to fight an economic war

  2022-03-03 in Business Green

The scale of the changes required to end European reliance on Russian fossil fuels are unprecedented and far bigger than many realise - what is needed is an economic war effort

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels | Net Zero | Russia

A shift to clean energy would halt Russia's petro-thuggery and more

  2022-02-28 by in The Hill

Now imagine a world where petro-states no longer have the power to blackmail other countries or impact the international price of energy.

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels | Vladimir Putin | Russia

Cosmonauts exhibition success leads to Pushkin Medal for Director of the Science Museum Ian Blatchford | Science Museum

  2022-02-28 (or before) in Science Museum

Ian Blatchford, received the Pushkin Medal from Russian President Vladimir Putin to recognise the acclaimed Cosmonauts: Birth of the Space Age exhibition.

  Tagged under: Vladimir Putin | Russia

BP to Exit Rosneft Stake and May Take a $25 Billion Hit

  2022-02-28 (or before) in Bloomberg

BP Plc moved to dump its shares in oil giant Rosneft PJSC, taking a financial hit of as much as $25 billion by joining the campaign to isolate Russia’s economy.

  Tagged under: Vladimir Putin | Russia | BP

The link between Putin and climate change

  2022-02-28 in Politico

The war in Ukraine is, like everything, tied to the climate crisis in multiple ways.

  Tagged under: COP26 | Climate Change | Vladimir Putin | Russia

Russian official apologises for war in Ukraine at UN climate meet

  2022-02-27 in France 24

The Russian head of delegation at a major UN climate conference apologised for his country's invasion of Ukraine on Sunday, which he said lacked justification, according to several sources who heard…

  Tagged under: Russia

Russia Invades Ukraine and Europe Buys More Gas. Here’s Why

  2022-02-27 (or before) in Bloomberg

  Tagged under: Russia

How Exxon, BP and Shell help Russia pump oil and gas - CNN

  2022-02-27 (or before) by in CNN

The West is promising "massive" sanctions on Moscow in response to Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Any action on energy could

  Tagged under: BP | Shell | Exxon | Russia

This is how we defeat Putin and other petrostate autocrats | Bill McKibben

  2022-02-25 in The Guardian

After Hitler invaded the Sudetenland, America turned its industrial prowess to building tanks, bombers and destroyers. Now, we must respond with renewables

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Fossil Fuels | Vladimir Putin | Russia

Will the lights go out in Europe if Russia invades Ukraine?

  2022-02-14 in New Statesman Magazine

Energy experts in Kyiv warn a full-scale invasion could push energy prices even higher and derail climate action.

  Tagged under: Russia

EU Carbon Permits - 2023 Data - 2005-2022 Historical - 2024 Forecast - Price - Quote

  2022-01-26 (or before) in

The price of permits on the European Union's carbon market rose back to above 100 euros in March, approaching record levels hit above 105 euros in the previous month on growing prospects of higher activity and industrial firms' demand for permits. EU countries approved on February 21 plans to raise 20 billion euros in grants from the EU carbon market, partly by holding carbon permit sales earlier than planned. Countries will be able to spend the grants on renewable energy and energy-saving renovations to help replace Russian gas, and projects to help heavy industry decarbonise. Meanwhile, companies have an April deadline to buy ...

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Russia

WMO recognizes new Arctic temperature record of 38⁰C

  2021-12-13 in World Meteorological Organization

A temperature of 38°C (100.4°F) in the Russian town of Verkhoyansk on 20 June 2020 has been recognized as a new Arctic temperature record by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).

  Tagged under: Arctic | Russia

Wildfires break carbon emission records in US, Siberia, and Turkey, as climate change fans intense blazes, says EU monitoring service

  2021-12-08 (or before) in Sky News

Climate change is producing more intense wildfires which are, in turn, emitting higher levels of CO2, says the European Union's Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service.

  Tagged under: Wildfires | Climate Change | Russia

‘A Trash Heap for Our Children’: How Norilsk, in the Russian Arctic, Became One of the Most Polluted Places on Earth - Inside Climate News

  2021-11-28 in Inside Climate News

This article is part of a series produced in partnership with NBC News and Undark Magazine, a non-profit, editorially independent digital magazine exploring the intersection of science and society. It was 2 a.m. and the sun was shining, as it does day and night in mid-July in Norilsk, a Siberian city 200 miles north of the […]

  Tagged under: Arctic | Russia | Women and Children

Readings | System Dynamics Self Study | Sloan School of Management | MIT OpenCourseWare

  2021-11-18 in The Guardian

This section contains information about readings for the course. Includes information on the courses textbooks, road maps, and other readings.

  Tagged under: Deforestation | Amazon Rainforest | Rainforests | Greenhouse Gases | Russia | Trees

We’re Heading Straight for a Demi-Armageddon

  2021-11-04 (or before) by in The Atlantic

What happens when we do something—but not enough—to stop climate change?

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Joe Biden | IPCC | Climate Change | Electricity | Russia | Sea Level | Climate Change Impacts | Electricity Grid | Activism

‘Super polluters’: the top 10 publishers denying the climate crisis on Facebook

  2021-11-02 in The Guardian

Ten US-based and Russian state media outlets responsible for 69% of content on Facebook, finds Center for Countering Digital Hate

  Tagged under: Russia

Siberia’s stark warning to Scotland for Cop26: climate change in the planet’s last great wilderness

  2021-10-31 (or before) in Siberian Times - all about Siberia, in English

Eight phenomena highlight how our world is altering right here, right now, an ecological ticking time bomb.

  Tagged under: COP26 | Climate Change | Russia

Rich Nations Hatch Plan for $100 Billion Climate Aid

  2021-10-24 (or before) in Bloomberg

Rich nations have fallen short of their 2009 pledge to collectively deliver $100 billion annually to help poor countries confront climate change, shift to clean energy and build resilience.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Russia | Indonesia

The Arctic is on fire: Siberian heat wave alarms scientists | AP News

  2021-10-19 (or before) in Associated Press News

MOSCOW (AP) — The Arctic is feverish and on fire — at least parts of it are. And that’s got scientists worried about what it means for the rest of the world...

  Tagged under: Arctic | Climate Change | Russia | Health

Russia forest fire damage worst since records began, says Greenpeace

  2021-09-22 in The Guardian

Analysis shows over 18.16m hectares were destroyed in 2021, an absolute record since satellite monitoring began

  Tagged under: Wildfires | Arctic | Greenpeace | Russia | Trees

Only action against corruption can solve the world’s biggest problems | Foreign policy | The Guardian

  2021-08-26 (or before) in The Guardian

  Tagged under: Russia

More Than 40 Million Acres of Land Have Burned in Siberia

  2021-08-20 (or before) by in Smithsonian Magazine

Russia has seen an increasing severity of wildfires in recent years due to rising summer temperatures and a historic drought

  Tagged under: Wildfires | Drought | Climate Change | Russia

Smoke from Siberia wildfires reaches north pole in historic first

  2021-08-09 in The Guardian

Occurrence is first since records began and comes as Russian weather officials warn blazes are worsening

  Tagged under: Wildfires | Arctic | Russia

Climate crisis: Siberian heatwave led to new methane emissions, study says

  2021-08-02 in The Guardian

Leak of potent greenhouse gas is currently small but further research is urgently needed, say scientists

  Tagged under: Heatwaves | Arctic | Greenhouse Gases | Methane | Russia

‘Everything is on fire’: Siberia hit by unprecedented burning

  2021-07-20 in The Guardian

Locals fear for their health and property as smoke from raging forest fires shrouds an entire region of eastern Russia

  Tagged under: Forest Fires | Russia | Health | Trees

‘Birthplace of Ice’ in Russia’s Arctic Sees Record-Breaking Start to Melting Season - The Moscow Times

  2021-06-02 by in The Moscow Times

The Laptev Sea plays a crucial role in generating ice coverage for the entire Arctic.

  Tagged under: Arctic | Climate Change | Ice Melting | Russia

Putin sounds methane alarm, under satellite surveillance and EU pressure

  2021-04-27 in Climate Home News

The Russian president has raised concern about the warming impact of methane emissions, calling for research collaboration but making no policy promises

  Tagged under: Methane | Vladimir Putin | Russia

Norway awards oil and gas exploration rights to 30 firms | Reuters

  2021-02-12 (or before) in Reuters

Norway awarded 61 offshore exploration blocks to 30 oil firms in its latest pre-defined areas (APA) licensing round as it seeks to find more resources close to existing fields, Energy Minister Tina Bru said on Tuesday.

  Tagged under: Russia

Peat Fires Smolder in Siberia Despite Bone-Chilling Temperatures - The Moscow Times

  2021-01-27 by in The Moscow Times

“The summer fire didn’t stop,” local media reported.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Russia

Taiga King: Spies, Lies and Lumber

  2020-12-16 (or before) by in Earthsight

European firms fed Russian tycoon's billion-dollar illegal logging scam

  Tagged under: Russia

Burning fossil fuels helped drive Earth’s most massive extinction

  2020-11-20 in Deccan Herald

Paleontologists call it the Permian-Triassic mass extinction, but it has another name: “the Great Dying.” It happened about 252 million years ago, and, over the course of just tens of thousands of years, 96% of all life in the oceans and, perhaps, roughly 70% of all land life vanished forever. The smoking gun was ancient volcanism in what is today Siberia, where volcanoes disgorged enough magma and lava over about a million years to cover an amount of land equivalent to a third or even half of the surface area of the United States.

  Tagged under: Oceans | Fossil Fuels | Russia

Arctic methane deposits 'starting to release', scientists say

  2020-10-27 in The Guardian

Exclusive: expedition says preliminary findings indicate that new source of greenhouse gas off East Siberian coast has been triggered

  Tagged under: Arctic | Greenhouse Gases | Methane | Russia

More than 400 sealed ‘craters’ are ticking time bombs from a total 7000+ Arctic permafrost mounds

  2020-09-12 (or before) in Siberian Times - all about Siberia, in English

Dissecting them like surgical abscesses to release the gas seen as one solution to avoid future eruptions.

  Tagged under: Arctic | Russia

Massive mystery holes appear in Siberian tundra — and could be linked to climate change | CNN

  2020-09-04 by in CNN

The dramatic 30-meter (100-feet) deep hole in Western Siberia is the latest of several to have formed in the region since 2014. Scientists think the craters are formed by an explosive buildup of methane gas but there is still a lot they don’t know.

  Tagged under: Methane | Russia

Most polar bears to disappear by 2100, study predicts

  2020-07-20 in The Guardian

Melting Arctic sea ice could cause starvation and reproductive failure for many as early as 2040, scientists warn

  Tagged under: Arctic | Greenhouse Gases | Predictions | Wildlife | Ice Melting | Russia | Alaska

Siberian Heatwaves Are Fairly Common: Hottest Summer On Record Was In 1917 - Net Zero Watch

  2020-07-17 in Net Zero Watch - News on net zero

Why do the BBC need three environmental reporters, when all they do is cut and paste the latest alarmist study without actually doing any cross checking or

  Tagged under: Heatwaves | Net Zero | Russia

Siberian heatwave of 2020 almost impossible without climate change – World Weather Attribution

  2020-07-16 (or before) in World Weather Attribution

  Tagged under: Heatwaves | Climate Change | Russia

Climate change made Siberian heatwave 600 times more likely – study

  2020-07-15 in The Guardian

Human fingerprint on record temperatures ‘has rarely, if ever, been clearer’

  Tagged under: Heatwaves | Arctic | Climate Change | Russia

Wildfires in Siberia increase five-fold amid unprecedented heatwave

  2020-07-02 (or before) in The Watchers - Watching the world evolve and transform

Wildfires in Siberia have grown five-fold over the past week amid an unprecedented heatwave, according to Russia's forest fire aerial protection service. This came after the town of Verkhoyansk hit 38 °C (100.4 °F), marking the hottest-ev...

  Tagged under: Wildfires | Heatwaves | Russia | Trees

The Arctic heatwave: here's what we know | Tamsin Edwards

  2020-06-25 in The Guardian

It’s 38°C in Siberia. The science may be complicated – but the need for action now couldn’t be clearer, says climate scientist Tamsin Edwards

  Tagged under: Heatwaves | Arctic | Russia

Climate crisis: alarm at record-breaking heatwave in Siberia

  2020-06-17 in The Guardian

Unusually high temperatures in region linked to wildfires, oil spill and moth swarms

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | Wildfires | Heatwaves | Arctic | Russia

‘Zombie’ wildfires threaten Arctic Russia, scientists warn

  2020-06-01 (or before) in The Independent Barents Observer |

  Tagged under: Russia | Wildfires | Arctic

The Hidden Author of Putinism

  2020-05-23 (or before) by in The Atlantic

How Vladislav Surkov invented the new Russia

  Tagged under: Vladimir Putin | Russia

Siberian Wildfires Burn an Area Three Times the Size of Delaware

  2020-05-03 (or before) in Earther | Gizmodo

It’s spring in an era of rapid climate change so that means Russia is being lit up by monster fires. But in an era of coronavirus, a confluence of factors has made the wildfires even worse.

  Tagged under: Wildfires | Climate Change | Russia

Russia announces plan to ‘use the advantages’ of climate change

  2020-01-05 in The Guardian

Kremlin website recognises global heating as a problem but lists ‘positive’ economic effects

  Tagged under: Russia | Climate Change | Greenhouse Gases | Vladimir Putin | Economics

Moscow resorts to fake snow in warmest December since 1886

  2019-12-29 in The Guardian

Hibernation disrupted at city’s zoo and gardens bloom early as temperatures hit record high

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | Russia

Russia's Taymyr plan: Arctic coal for India risks pollution - BBC News

  2019-11-30 (or before) in BBC

A huge wildlife haven is at risk as Russian coal ships exploit melting Arctic ice in Siberia.

  Tagged under: India | Arctic | Coal | Wildlife | Ice Melting | Russia

Countries are burning from Siberia to Australia: the age of fire is the bleakest warning yet | Julian Cribb

  2019-11-29 in The Guardian

It is time not only to think the unthinkable, but to speak it: the world economy, civilisation, and maybe our survival as a species are on the line

  Tagged under: Russia

Green New Deal Author Wants To Expand Anti-Corruption Laws To Cover Climate

  2019-11-25 in Huffington Post UK

Massachusetts Sen. Ed Markey's latest bill could extend the kind of financial sanctions the U.S. slapped on Russia and North Korea to countries such as Brazil.

  Tagged under: US Politics | Climate Change | Russia

Most countries' climate plans 'totally inadequate' – experts

  2019-11-05 in The Guardian

US and Brazil unlikely to meet Paris agreement pledges - while Russia has not even made one

  Tagged under: Brazil | Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change | Russia

Russian draft climate law gutted after industry intervention

  2019-10-25 in Climate Home News

Draft bill, which had been seen as step towards modernising Russia's economy, loses legal targets and support for low carbon projects

  Tagged under: Russia

Russia’s Thawing Permafrost May Cost Economy $2.3 Billion a Year

  2019-10-22 (or before) in Bloomberg

Russia plans to pay more attention to the impact climate change is having on its vast permafrost area.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Economics | Vladimir Putin | Russia

Melting glaciers reveal five new islands in the Arctic

  2019-10-22 in The Guardian

Russian navy discovers yet-to-be-named islands previously hidden under glaciers

  Tagged under: Arctic | Russia

East Siberian Sea Is Boiling With Methane - EcoWatch

  2019-10-09 in EcoWatch - For a Healthier Planet and Life

Russian scientists on an Arctic expedition have discovered, for the first time, methane "boiling" on the surface of the water that is visible to the naked eye. The methane is so pronounced that it can be scooped from the water in buckets. The research team found the methane leak east of Bennett Island in the East Siberian Sea.

  Tagged under: Arctic | Methane | Russia

Arctic wildfires spew soot and smoke cloud bigger than EU

  2019-08-12 in The Guardian

Plume from unprecedented blazes forecast to reach Alaska as fires rage for third month

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | Wildfires | Arctic | Greenhouse Gases | Russia | Alaska

Thaw of submarine permafrost is accelerating as Russian scientists discover a new reason to panic.

  2019-07-14 (or before) in Daily Kos

Permafrost is soil that has been frozen for at least two years but most have been frozen for tens of thousands of years. The ground is quite fertile, full of the remnants of ancient vegetation and animal species, many of whom are extinct. The frozen...

  Tagged under: Russia

Arctic wildfires emitted as much CO2 in June as Sweden does in a year

  2019-07-12 in The Guardian

Wildfires this year have been at an unusual intensity despite being common in the northern hemisphere between May and October

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | Wildfires | Arctic | Russia

Alarming wildfires rage near giant ‘Mouth of Hell’ gash in the tundra, a wonder of Siberia

  2019-06-20 (or before) in Siberian Times - all about Siberia, in English

Destruction of trees by flames could see Batagai Depression ‘rapidly enlarge’ while remote local settlements also threatened.

  Tagged under: Wildfires | Russia | Trees

Policies of China, Russia and Canada threaten 5C climate change, study finds

  2018-11-16 by Jonathan Watts in The Guardian

Ranking of countries’ goals shows even EU on course for more than double safe level of warming

  Tagged under: China | Canada | Russia | Global Warming | Greenhouse Gases | Coal | Climate Change | Fossil Fuels

'Truth isn't truth': Giuliani trumps 'alternative facts' with new Orwellian outburst

  2018-08-19 in The Guardian

President’s lawyer keeps up attack on Mueller investigation, leading NBC host Chuck Todd to say: ‘This is going to become a bad meme’

  Tagged under: Donald Trump | US Politics | Russia

Paul Manafort trial: judge won't release jurors' names over safety concerns

  2018-08-17 in The Guardian

Judge TS Ellis says he won’t make names public: ‘I’ve received criticism and threats … I imagine they would, too’

  Tagged under: Donald Trump | Russia

Revealed: details of exclusive Russian deal offered to Arron Banks in Brexit run-up

  2018-08-09 in The Guardian

Leaked document lays out for first time deal proposed to Leave.EU backer, sparking new questions over Moscow’s role

  Tagged under: Russia

How the GRU spy agency targets the west, from cyberspace to Salisbury

  2018-08-06 in The Guardian

Accusations mount against the Russian army’s main intelligence directorate

  Tagged under: Vladimir Putin | Russia

World's deepest lake crippled by putrid algae, poaching and pollution

  2017-10-19 in The Guardian

Lake Baikal in Siberia holds one fifth of the world’s unfrozen fresh water, but its precious fish stocks are disappearing

  Tagged under: Fish | Wildlife | Russia

'Hungry bear' crisis leaves two people dead in Russia's far east

  2017-10-16 in The Guardian

Overfishing and fewer food sources making bears more aggressive, say officials, who have killed 83 on Sakhalin Island this year

  Tagged under: Wildlife | Russia

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Deccan Herald
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EcoWatch - For a Healthier Planet and Life
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Huffington Post UK
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