Siberia News

Russia’s Nornickel Can Restore Water-Hit Mines, but Unclear When

MOSCOW — Russian metals producer Norilsk Nickel can draw on Soviet-era know-how to clear two partly-suspended ore mines of water, but it is hard to predict how long the operation will take, two industry experts said. Nornickel, the world’s largest …

Russia’s Rusal Seeks Management Changes At Nornickel After Fuel Spill

Russian aluminum giant Rusal has asked the board of Norilsk Nickel (Nornickel) , in which it has a major stake, to change its management and overhaul its environmental policies after a fuel spill in Siberia. Russia’s environmental watchdog demanded Nornickel …

The Arctic is on Fire: Siberian Heat Wave Alarms Scientists

MOSCOW — 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. The thermometer hit a likely record of 38 degrees …

Earthquake Damages Dozens of Buildings in Siberia

An earthquake has damaged dozens of buildings in a city in southwestern Siberia, but no injuries or deaths have been reported. The epicenter of the 6.7 magnitude quake was about 100 kilometers (60 miles) east of Kyzyl, capital of the …