Climate Change Could Increase Risk of Wildfires 50% by Century’s End

Worsening heat and dryness could lead to a 50 percent rise in off-the-charts fires, according to a United Nations report.

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Did We Miss Biden’s Most Important Remark About Russia?

Putin has something bigger to worry about at home than anything that happens in Ukraine.

#arctic-regions, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #ecopeace-middle-east, #global-warming, #israel, #jordan, #middle-east, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #saudi-arabia, #siberia, #united-arab-emirates

A Mine Disaster in Russia Highlights Safety Shortfalls in Rush to Dig Coal

At least 46 miners were killed in an explosion at a Siberian mine. The director of the mine has been taken into police custody, along with five other administrators.

#accidents-and-safety, #coal, #explosions-accidental, #mines-and-mining, #siberia

As Earth Warms, Human History Is Melting Away

Climate change is revealing long-frozen artifacts and animals to archaeologists. But the window for study is slender and shrinking.

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Long Arm of Russian Law Reaches Obscure Siberian Church

The arrest of the leader of a small religious group reveals that Russian repression reaches even to the depths of the Siberian forest.

#doomsday, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #navalny-aleksei-a, #political-prisoners, #politics-and-government, #prayers-and-prayer-books, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #siberia, #vissarion

How Russia Is Cashing In on Climate Change

Global warming may pose grave dangers around the world, but as one tiny Russian town on the Arctic Ocean shows, it can also be a ticket to prosperity.

#arctic-ocean, #global-warming, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #ships-and-shipping, #siberia, #suez-canal

California’s Wildfires Had an Invisible Impact: High Carbon Dioxide Emissions

From June to August, the blazes emitted far more planet-warming carbon dioxide than in any other summer in nearly two decades, satellite data shows.

#arctic-regions, #california, #carbon-dioxide, #drought, #european-center-for-medium-range-weather-forecasts, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #siberia, #wildfires

Russia Vaccinates Indigenous Yamal Herders Against COVID-19

Covid has reached even the Yamal Peninsula in the Arctic. So vaccination teams are following, and finding ways to inoculate nomadic herders.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #nomadic-people, #reindeer, #russia, #siberia, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-photojournalism, #your-feed-science

This Tiny Creature Survived 24,000 Years Frozen in Siberian Permafrost

The microscopic animals were frozen when woolly mammoths still roamed the planet, but were restored as though no time had passed.

#animals, #current-biology-journal, #microbiology, #research, #siberia, #temperature, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

Hunting Ghost Particles Beneath the World’s Deepest Lake

A neutrino-spotting telescope beneath Russia’s frozen Lake Baikal in Russia is close to delivering scientific results after four decades of setbacks.

#domogatski-grigori-v, #ice, #lake-baikal-russia, #neutrinos, #physics, #research, #russia, #siberia, #space-and-astronomy, #stars-and-galaxies, #telescopes-and-observatories

The Art of the Vladimir Putin Photo Shoot

The Russian president has posed for some new publicity stills amid the snowy Siberian landscape.

#fashion-and-apparel, #photography, #propaganda, #putin-vladimir-v, #siberia, #your-feed-fashion

Navalny Greets Supporters From Prison: ‘Our Friendly Concentration Camp.’

In an Instagram post, the Russian opposition leader says he is well and has not been subject to violence, but described a dystopian existence in the prison camp where he will likely spend the next two years.

#navalny-aleksei-a, #political-prisoners, #politics-and-government, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #siberia

How We Can Better Predict Weather Catastrophes

We need to develop an early warning system to forecast climate-induced extreme weather events.

#arctic-regions, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #carbon-dioxide, #earth, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #national-aeronautics-and-space-administration, #siberia, #united-nations-framework-convention-on-climate-change, #weather

How We Can Better Predict Weather Catastrophes

We need to develop an early warning system to forecast climate-induced extreme weather events.

#arctic-regions, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #carbon-dioxide, #earth, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #national-aeronautics-and-space-administration, #siberia, #united-nations-framework-convention-on-climate-change, #weather

Dogs May Have Come From an Ice Age Meetup of Carnivores in Siberia

Researchers propose that some remote ancestors of Native Americans may have been the first humans to forge the bond with wolves that led to domestication.

#archaeology-and-anthropology, #dogs, #durham-university, #larson-greger, #native-americans, #north-america, #oxford-university, #proceedings-of-the-national-academy-of-sciences, #siberia, #southern-methodist-university, #wolves, #your-feed-science

Big Push Into Helium Could Have the World on Russia’s String

It’s not just party balloons. A huge Siberian production plant is expected to reshape the market for a gas that’s essential to many critical industries.

#bureau-of-land-management, #factories-and-manufacturing, #gazprom, #helium, #moscow-russia, #natural-gas, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #refineries, #russia, #siberia

Glimpses of the Isolated Communities Along a Remote Siberian River

Once a vast prison ground for political exiles, the banks of the Ket River are now home to a range of solitary settlements.

#freedom-of-religion, #railroads, #russia, #russian-orthodox-church, #siberia, #stalin-joseph, #travel-and-vacations, #ussr-former-soviet-union, #weather, #wood-and-wood-products

It’s Not Just California. These Places Are Also on Fire.

Extreme temperatures and more severe droughts, the result of human-caused climate change, have created a world that’s ready to burn.

#agriculture-and-farming, #amazon-jungle, #arctic-regions, #argentina, #brazil, #environment, #global-warming, #indonesia, #russia, #siberia, #wildfires

Why Would Russia Poison Aleksei Navalny Now?

The unchanging leader of the regime is Mr. Putin; the unchanging leader of the opposition is Mr. Navalny. But everything changes.

#assassinations-and-attempted-assassinations, #navalny-aleksei-a, #nemtsov-boris-y, #poisoning-and-poisons, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #siberia

Russian Doctors Accused of Blocking Overseas Transfer of Aleksei Navalny

A plane from Germany was flown to Russia to pick up the prominent opposition leader for treatment after a suspected poisoning. But medical officials say his condition is too unstable.

#charite-universitatsmedizin-berlin-germany, #emergency-medical-treatment, #germany, #hospitals, #navalny-aleksei-a, #poisoning-and-poisons, #politics-and-government, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #siberia

Aleksei Navalny Hospitalized in Russia in Suspected Poisoning

Russia’s most prominent opposition leader was reported to be in “serious condition” in intensive care in a Siberian hospital, and his flight to Moscow made an emergency landing.

#navalny-aleksei-a, #poisoning-and-poisons, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #siberia

‘The Lost Pianos of Siberia,’ and the Lost Individuals Who Played Them

Sophy Roberts goes on a quest for a rare instrument, and discovers a vast, uncharted history along the way.

#books-and-literature, #classical-music, #pianos, #roberts-sophy, #russia, #siberia, #the-lost-pianos-of-siberia-book

Intense Arctic Wildfires Set a Pollution Record

High temperatures and dry soil mean ideal conditions for fires. Blazes in June produced more carbon emissions than any other fires in almost two decades of monitoring.

#arctic-regions, #environment, #european-center-for-medium-range-weather-forecasts, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #siberia, #wildfires

Historic Arctic Heat Wave Roasts Siberia

Wildfires are spreading. The mosquitoes are ravenous. People are shielding their windows from the midnight sun with foil and blankets.

#ice, #oceans-and-seas, #russia, #siberia, #temperature, #wildfires

Dog Breeding in the Neolithic Age

Fossils and modern DNA show the ancient roots of Arctic sled dogs.

#alaska, #arctic-regions, #dna-deoxyribonucleic-acid, #dog-sledding, #dogs, #europe, #genetics-and-heredity, #greenland, #national-institutes-of-health, #siberia, #university-of-california-santa-cruz, #university-of-copenhagen, #wolves, #your-feed-science