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Russia Publishes Baby-Steps Plan Toward a Low Carbon Future

After years of international pressure and increasing internal anxieties, fossil fuel-rich Russia for the first time set out a long...

European Bank Could Help Russia Lift Sunken Nuclear Submarines

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development has signaled its readiness to help Russia raise Soviet-era radioactive debris...

Fukushima Cleanup Struggle Focuses on Contaminated Water

Nine years after the Fukushima disaster shook the world, one of the biggest impediments to cleaning up the site in Northeastern Ja...

Russia Pushes Major Tax Breaks for Drilling Arctic Oil and Gas

By Charles Digges 03-10-2020 09:12:19

Posted in: Offshore

Russia says it will slash taxes for oil and gas companies willing to do business in the Arctic as part of a massive polar developm...

Putin Unveils More Plans to Boost Northern Sea Route

By Charles Digges 03-07-2020 06:20:57

Posted in: Shipping

Cargo shipments passing through the Northern Sea Route, Russia’s remote Arctic sea artery, topped 30 million tons during the...

Russian Icebreaker Delivery Delayed by Electrical Failure

A motor breakdown during sea trials aboard the Arktika, one of the world’s biggest nuclear icebreakers, has thrown the vesse...

Russian Government Bankrolls Leader Icebreaker Project

The Russian government has allocated $2 billion to build a goliath high-tech nuclear icebreaker it claims will keep the Arctic ice...

Russia Releases Official Plans for the Northern Sea Route

By Charles Digges 01-11-2020 07:38:50

Posted in: Shipping

The Russian government has published a massive new plan outlining its intentions for the Northern Sea Route, the icy shipping arte...

Russia’s Floating Nuclear Plant Plugged in at Pevek

By Charles Digges 12-21-2019 07:36:30

Posted in: Ports

Russia’s controversial floating nuclear power station has begun supplying electricity to a remote port in Siberia, despite w...

Russia’s Largest Icebreaker Starts Sea Trials

The Arktika nuclear icebreaker – currently billed as the largest in the world – has begun sea trials near the Baltic S...

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