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Evgenia Chirikova, Goldman Prize 2012

Evgenia Chirikova: 'Putinomics' the biggest threat to Russia's environmental movement

Ecologist

19th April, 2012

'We all live in Khimki Forest' has become the rallying cry of a local forest defense campaign. Goldman Prize winner Evgenia Chirikova describes what it's like to be green in Russia the why a culture of impunity and corruption risks destroying the country's natural heritage more...
Arctic ice

Putin’s Russia will lead a ‘new era of Arctic industrialisation’

Tom Levitt

19th October, 2011

The isolation of the white wilderness is coming to an end. Scientists and activists are urging caution but Russia is leading an urgent rush to exploit the Arctic’s oil and gas reserves. Tom Levitt reports more...
Gray whales

Russia's ambitions for oil off Sakhalin Island could wipe out whale species

Katharine Helmore

18th January 2011

The Western North Pacific gray whale is under threat of extinction, say WWF, as Russia plans a third oil platform off Sakhalin Island more...
Hasankeyf in Turkey

Turkish dam project scrapped, but pipeline gets go-ahead

Ecologist

13th July, 2009

Turkey's plans for a hydroelectric dam on the Tigris have been scrapped as Europe withdraws funds for a failure to meet environmental obligations, while plans for the trans-Europe Nabucco gas pipeline are ratified more...
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WWF-UK wins funding halt to Sakhalin II oil and gas pipeline

News

6th March, 2008

Lobbying by WWF UK to protect Arctic wilderness from a £11bn ($22bn) oil and gas project that threatened the Western Gray Whale with extinction has been successful after the UK and US governments withdrew backing. more...
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Black Sea

News

13th November, 2007

Russia was facing up to a ten-year clean-up operation after a major oil spill in the Black Sea region. more...

Judicial review launched as oil project threatens whales

News

17th August, 2007

Environmental groups have launched a judicial review into the UK’s support for an oil and gas project that threatens an endangered whale species. more...

Football’s cold war

Jon Hughes

1st August, 2007

Football used to be a sport. A great one. Exciting, all-consuming – heck, we played, talked, lived and breathed it. Now it’s another commodity, traded among the super-rich. And, laments Jon Hughes, the Yanks have bought ‘my’ club more...
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Nuclear waste dump on brink of rupture

News

4th June, 2007

Tanks holding nuclear waste in the Russian Arctic are in danger of exploding in a spontaneous chain reaction, an environmental group has warned. more...
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I'm dreaming of an orange Christmas...

News

5th February, 2007

Large areas of Siberia experienced a foul-smelling, oily orange snowfall last week, in what is suspected to be a large-scale case of industrial pollution. more...
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The Road to Nowhere: Russia’s 10 years of war in Chechnya

Sebastian Smith

1st March, 2005

They’ve a big new sign by the road announcing GROZNY, each man-sized Cyrillic letter fresh and neat. Only the city itself is no longer there. more...
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Oil & Security

Jeremy Smith

1st April, 2003

The world lives under oil’s spell. Jeremy Smith reveals the extent to which the industry’s by-products have permeated our lives. more...

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The Wild Wild East: Russia's Zapovedniks

Paul Webster

1st February, 2003

Russia’s zapovedniks are some of the world’s most pristine wildernesses. For 70 years they were protected ruthlessly by the Soviet system, but recently they have fallen prey to Putin, the World Bank and ecotourists. Paul Webster reports on their plight more...

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