Heatwave sweeping across western Russia

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Children play with sprayed water during a hot summer day at the Moscow Zoo, in Moscow, Russia. People in western Russia are bracing themselves, as temperatures inch closer to breaking the all-time high temperature record.

Will Russia’s Forests Be an Asset or an Obstacle in Climate Fight?

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Will Russia’s Forests Be an Asset or an Obstacle in Climate Fight It is the world’s largest forest, and it has been soaking up carbon dioxide from the air at an unprecedented rate. So why are climate campaigners growing anxious about it?

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Analysis: Russia’s slow progress on climate action set to pick up speed

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A person walks past solar panels of the Isyangulovo solar power plant in Russia’s Republic of Bashkortostan. With oil and gas playing a major role in its economy, Russia has been slow to move on climate action, but it is rising up Moscow’s agenda.

Christmas around the World; Russia

Green Home Blog

Christmas around the World; Russia. In the early 1990s, when we spoke of Russia, we meant the vast, eastern European stronghold of nations from Lithuania in the far northwest to Kyrgyzstan (Kirghiz) in the far southeast. Basil’s Cathedral When the religion-hating Soviet Union imploded in 1991, creating (or recreating) 14 countries, traditions that had been buried in the memories of an older generation sprang to life again, and all it took was the slightest breath of freedom.

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Alexei Navalny & the Anti-Corruption Movement in Russia

Green (Living) Review

Also what is being attempted in the Russian Federation has the same aim, namely to destabilize Russia and create there also one of those “colored” revolution, just like in the Ukraine and other places. Alexei Navalny Navalny Open Society Institute politics regime change Russia Russian Federation Soros USA

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Anti-Putin Demonstrations in Russia

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) On Saturday, April 29, 2017 there were demonstrations in several Russian cities where, in all, a couple of hundred the protesters called for the President, Vladimir Putin, to leave office and not stand for another election. The Western media and governments declare this already as the overwhelming will of the Russian people. The truth, however, is a different one altogether.

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From Russia with hoe

Green (Living) Review

Ploskorez Swage – Product Review Review by Michael Smith (Veshengro) PLOSKOREZ SWAGE S, 1.30 m, Stainless Cultivator+Weeder Hoe Long Handle 1.3m. Strong, 3-edge-sharp, swaged & pointed stainless steel head, oiled wooden (Aspen or Birch) rounded-rectangular handle for upright position strain-free work (hold it with both thumbs facing the sky). Light weight. Adjustable head allowing precision work around flowers or vegetables.

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Who would have thought: Russia's FSB going back to using paper

Green (Living) Review

To avoid e-document theft, Russia turns to paper and type, even typewriters. It was revealed earlier in 2013 that Russia’s Federal Protective Service (FSO) had budgeted 486,000 rubles – just under $15,000 – for new electric typewriters, along with ribbons and other accessories. FSB KGB old skills old technology Russia Russian Federation typewriter typewriters Who would have thought this about paper in the modern electronic world.

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Green Israeli Design for Russia’s Nikola-Lenivets Artist Community

Green Prophet

The Tel Aviv-based architecture studio Talmon Biran sent us images of their entry into a recent design competition for the Nikola-Lenivets artist community in Russia’s Kaluga region. Architecture & Urban art eco design green design Russia sustainable designIsraeli eco-innovation is spreading to all reaches of the planet, often sowing great green seeds where it touches down.

Turkish Girl “Pirate” Jailed in Russia’s Arctic Prison Over Oil

Green Prophet

Twenty-eight Greenpeacers, mostly foreigners, and two journalists are held for six weeks now in a Russian prison: In a surprising but not unheard of move, Russia has jailed the Greenpeace activists or “pirates” aboard a Greenpeace International ship for scaling a Russian-owned Gazprom oil platform. International involvement is welcome because Russia clearly does not understand the importance of Greenpeace in the modern, environmental dialogue.

Persian leopards set to make roaring comeback in Russia's Western Caucasus

Green (Living) Review

The animals are expected to become the founders of a new population of Persian leopards in Russia as part of an ambitious programme to bring the animal back to a region it once roamed in abundance. The release of the leopards in the Caucasus Biosphere Reserve marks an important moment in the efforts by WWF-Russia and its partners to reintroduce the Persian leopard in the area.

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Russia is Shrinking

Eco Friendly Daily

Russia in the early 1990s hit its population high of 148 million people. With a bleak future, Russia knows the reasons for this problem, but few solutions have been put into place to reject the grim future for their numbers. Russia has gone from its peak of 148 million to now 143 million. This gives Russia a population decrease of 20%. Russia is shrinking due to many problems. The birth average per woman in Russia is 1.1

What do the U.S., Russia, Ireland and Morocco have in common?

Environmental Economics

Illustration credit: Richie King, Quartz ; (click for larger image). via www.yahoo.com. I prefer bourbon.    Unlike vodka, it has a flavor.    And I refuse to call it whiskey.    I don't know why  

Canada, Japan, Russia and France Bid to Build Jordan’s First Reactor

Green Prophet

One way readers against nuclear energy can appeal is by contacting authorities in Canada, Japan, France and Russia where the bidders are based. Business & Politics Energy Amman Canada France Japan Jordan Nuclear energy RussiaThere’s no stopping Jordan: it will build a nuclear reactor outside of Amman despite risks.

Russia and the North Pole

Eco Friendly Daily

Russia was in the market for land and they had their eyes on the North Pole. The current internationally recognized territory owners in the Arctic Circle are Canada, the United States, Denmark, and Russia. But Russia is going further north to claim the sea floor of the North Pole as its own because none of the current territories reach that far. Russia is hoping when they meet again in 2009, they will rule differently in light of the new discovery.

Vanishing Ice Leads To Russia-Norway Agreement

Eco Friendly Daily

James Nixey, the manager of the Russia and Eurasia Program for Chatham House, stated: “The potential economic benefits are enormous.” Which is why Norway and Russia recently agreed to split an area of the Barents Sea into equal parts, an area which has been highly controversial for the two countries. As the world warms, the Arctic Ocean loses much of its sea ice coverage.

Fires Scorch the Sakha Republic

Environmental News Network

Large, smoky fires are raging through forests in northeastern Russia. Fires Scorch the Sakha Republic

Scientists search for cause of mass marine die-off in Russia

AGreenLiving

SaveKamchatka pic.twitter.com/0qLeoG5RZO — Greenpeace Russia (@greenpeaceru) October 14, 2020 The most affected areas are Avacha Bay to the south and Cape Nalychev to the north. Scientists search for cause of mass marine die-off in Russia.

Gardens weave in and out of a conceptual luxury home in Russia

AGreenLiving

Gardens weave in and out of a conceptual luxury home in Russia. In the villa community of “Okolitsa” on the outskirts of Moscow , Kerimov Architects has designed a conceptual luxury home with a total area of over 16,000 square feet. Set inside a forested landscape, the House in Okolitsa takes inspiration from the site’s complex topography for its rhythmic architecture that resembles a series of terraces.

Is the EU about to ship all Gypsies in member states to Russia?

Green (Living) Review

said, was a “Komsomolskaya Pravda” radio program on April 12 when Roman Grokholsky, a leader of the Roma community in the Russian Federation, said that in his view, “Russia for economic reasons could accept [Europe’s Roma]. By Michael Smith (Veshengro) According to reports that were being circulated in Spring 2011 by Russian news agencies the European Union is in discussion with the government of the Russian state to do just that.

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Worry over proposal to make psychiatry a law-enforcement tool – again – in Russia

Green (Living) Review

By Michael Smith (Veshengro) A bill that would allow compulsory psychiatric treatment has human rights defenders drawing parallels with Soviet practices seems to be on the table again in Russia, according to BBC Monitoring. Not anything new in Russia, whether the Soviet Union or before. The real situation in Russia is such that this clause presents a danger to citizens who are normal from the psychiatric point of view.

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Russia suspends import and use of American GM corn (maize) after study reveals cancer risk

Green (Living) Review

Russia's consumer-rights watchdog said it has suspended the import and use of a genetically engineered corn made by Monsanto Co. Other nations could well follow Russia's decision in what would be a severe blow to companies selling biotech food. by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The Russian Federation will no longer import Monsanto's genetically engineered corn due to the recent French study which is linking breast cancer and organ damage to a GMO diet.

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Unknown People in Masks and Police Attack Environmentalists in Russia

Green Blog

As seen on Global Voices: Russia: Unknown People in Masks and Police Attack Environmentalists. Petersburg, Russia’s second-largest city. Business & Politics activism attack environmental activists environmentalists forest forest destruction Moscow police protest protests Russia violenceFrom 20 to 40 young people in white masks attacked the camp of the defenders of the Khimki forest park [RUS], Igor Podgorny [RUS] and Novaya Gazeta [RUS] reported.

Educational center in Russia has a wind turbine and rooftop solar panels

AGreenLiving

Educational center in Russia has a wind turbine and rooftop solar panels. Located in the Russian village of Khryug in southern Dagestan, the Luminary Inspiration Center is a welcomed educational experience in a small town of just 2,000 residents. The idea for an interactive creative center was born thanks to a local charity foundation, which delivered computers to the village schools in an effort to bring the area up to national internet communication standards.

Russia to Boost Its National Protected Areas to the Size of Switzerland

Eco Friendly Daily

If Russia succeeds in this endeavor by 2020, it will also have met its international obligations on biodiversity. Russia plans to cover acreage the size of Switzerland by establishing 9 new nature reserves and 13 national parks covering a total area of over 3.8 Vladimir Krever, WWF-Russia biodiversity coordinator says –. For the first time, development of protected areas in Russia will be based on the analysis of all available data on biological diversity of Russia.

Russian backyard agriculture

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Around 35 million backyard gardens are in private family possession in Russia and the government supports this with a legal right to a free, tax-free piece of land from 1-3 ha (in some regions even up to 6 ha). According to information from Russia the situation has gotten better still even since that time as more and more of such small backyard farms are coming “on stream”.

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Russians make cheese and wine from invasive American weed

Green Prophet

In Russia, the plant was found in the Far East. Food Cheese fermented food Russia weird science wineRussian scientists found that an invasive plant brought from America has the enzymes to create a plant-based enzyme that makes wine and cheese.

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US and UK banning the use of Kaspersky anti-virus

Green (Living) Review

anti-virus computer security computers IT IT security politics Russia Russian Federation Russophobiaby Michael Smith (Veshengro) Not only the government agencies are on the bandwagon, even Barclay's Bank is advising its customers who got it free via the Bank to stop using it. I am going out on a limb here now and say that this is because Kaspersky anti-virus is one of the best in catching Trojans and thus the government agencies want people to stop using it under false pretenses.

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Water scarcity: A growing risk for companies and investors

AGreenLiving

The French cosmetics manufacturer operates three “dry factories” — in Spain, Russia and Italy — where all the water used in its industrial processes, such as for cleaning and cooling, is purified and reused onsite.

Winning designs unveiled for the sustainable redesign of Saratov

AGreenLiving

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Meet Vladimir Putin, a new convert to the locavore movement

Green (Living) Review

Obviously not Russia. This is an act of retaliation against those countries that placed sanctions on Russia following the attack on Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 in Ukraine. green living locally-grown food Locally-grown produce Russia Russian Federation Who needs Italian wine, English cheddar, and German sausages? Vladimir Putin is forcing Russians to become locavores, whether they like it or not.

Trash Camo raises awareness and money to combat pollution

AGreenLiving

In Russia, one awareness campaign focused on forest pollution caused by human activities implemented a unique spin to facilitate conversation. Eco Green a-fun-video campaign clothing design into-the-design left non-profit activism russia sales

Opinion: So, Germany, you want to do more to tackle climate change?

A Greener Life

Then there is Germany’s reluctance to support meaningful sanctions against Russia as they get 60% of their gas from Russia, and have supported the controversial Russia – Europe Nord Stream 2 pipeline project. Flooding in the German region of Rhineland – Palatinate.

Russians want a return of the family estates

Green (Living) Review

Russia and many of its politicians seem to understand what those in the West don''t. Russia has already proven that this works with the privately owned plots of land with dachas in the countryside where more food, per hectare is being grown (and brought to market) by private individuals and families than by the agricultural industry in either Russia or the West. Dacha system Anastasia villages food security Russia

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The Green Buzz: Monday, December 23

Cool Green Science

Due to Russia’s post-Soviet economic downturn, Arctic fish in the region are much healthier than those off of North America and Europe, with far less mercury detected in their systems. ( Nature World News ). Arctic Climate Change Climate Science & Research Global Warming Oceans & Coasts Science The Green Buzz aquifer Arctic fish climate science glacial melt Glaciers global warming Greenland mercury oceans Russia sea level rise

The European bison population is no longer vulnerable

AGreenLiving

So far, Russia, Poland and Belarus have the largest subpopulations. Eco Green a-modern-twist businesses california conservation europe european european union glass facade honors-the-past mountains poland russiaThe European bison’s population has increased sufficiently for it to be removed from IUCN’s list of vulnerable species. Thanks to long-term conservation work, the population has increased to more than 6,200, up from a 2003 figure of only 1,800.

Climate change could lead to dramatic decline in narwhals

AGreenLiving

Narwhals are a type of Arctic-dwelling whale found only in the cold waters of Greenland, Canada, Norway and Russia. Other samples came from archaeological remains from digs in Russia and northern Europe. The third population of about 10,000 lives off Greenland’s east coast, extending as far as Russia. Climate change is affecting everybody, even narwhals. These mysterious “unicorns of the sea” may decline by 25% by the end of this century, according to a new study.

Former railway yard to receive a green transformation in St. Petersburg

AGreenLiving

Eco Green a-building-and a-narrow-street a-while-paying adaptive-reuse history people railway russia urban design urban revitalizationDutch architectural firms KCAP and Orange Architects have teamed up with A.Len Architectural Bureau to redesign St.

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This DIY algae kit is an easy science experiment for kids

AGreenLiving

Eco Green a-fish-tank- a-sunny-spot air pollution algae arctic carbon-dioxide daily home photobioreactor russia siberiaBioBombola is a DIY algae kit specially designed to teach kids how to grow their own domestic garden of spirulina – a sustainable source of plant-based proteins.

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Chevron spills 600 gallons of oil into San Francisco Bay

AGreenLiving

Eco Green clothing contra design left non-profit activism petroleum radio russiaAn oil spill at Chevron’s oil refinery in Richmond, California has dumped approximately 600 gallons of petroleum into the San Francisco Bay. The spill is believed to have started at 2:40 p.m. on Tuesday, only to be noticed at 3 p.m. The leak was eventually contained at about 4:30 p.m., and cleanup is ongoing. “It smelled like somebody spilled gasoline in front of my house.

The Green Buzz: Friday, April 12

Cool Green Science

Russia sees potential in natural gas cars. ( Animals Climate Change Environmental News The Green Buzz Bloomberg Borneo daily news drought environmental news green news hybrid car Live Science National Geographic natural gas NY Times orangutan Russia solar flare space space.com vineyard wildlife habitat wine On our radar today: wine, solar flares and cars that run on methane. The secret is out: unknown population of orangutans found in Borneo ( Live Science ).

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Arctic wildfires are emitting 35% more carbon compared to 2019

AGreenLiving

In June, the Aerial Forest Protection Service of Russia reported that in Siberia’s forests, over 3.4 Green a-far-higher a-further-shows convert-it-into Eco russia science siberia siberia-however technologyWildfires are releasing more carbon emissions in the first eight months of 2020 than they did in all of 2019. According to a recent report by the EU’s Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service , carbon emissions in the Arctic have surpassed last year’s emissions by 35%.

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Arctic wildfires rage through Siberia

AGreenLiving

” The worst fire blazed in Russia’s Sakha Republic and Chukotka Autonomous Okrug, in the far northeast reaches of Siberia. Eco Green a-new-tab arctic climate change fire greta-thunberg- russia siberia wildfiresThe earth’s poles have made the news a lot this summer, and not for good reasons. Now, another awful update has hit, with Arctic wildfires burning out of control.

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