Siberia


Genome study reveals how the woolly mammoth thrived in the cold

2015-07-03 08:01

Woolly mammoths spent their lives enduring extreme Arctic conditions including frigid temperatures, an arid environment and the relentless cycle of dark winters and bright summers.

Massive crater in Siberia causing concerns

2014-07-18 09:26

Russian scientists say they believe a 60m wide crater discovered recently in far northern Siberia could be the result of changing temperatures in the region.

Total in Siberia shale oil joint venture

2014-05-23 16:02

French energy giant Total says it has signed a deal with Russia's second biggest oil firm Lukoil to explore and develop shale oil deposits in western Siberia.

Bootleg alcohol kills 14 in Siberia

2014-03-16 19:09

Fourteen Russians have died from alcohol poisoning and another 11 had to be hospitalised after consuming bootleg liquor, a Siberian health official says.

Pussy Riot prisoner 'lost in transit'

2013-11-07 22:01

Concern for jailed Pussy Riot member Nadezhda Tolokonnikova has mounted on her 24th birthday, after her husband said she could not be found in the prison colony.

8 firemen die in forest blaze in Siberia

2012-06-07 20:13

Eight Russian firefighters have died in a massive forest fire in southern Siberia near the border with Mongolia, forestry officials say.

 

Ebola centers fill faster than they can be opened

2014-08-15 19:05

Beds in Ebola treatment centres are filling up faster than they can be provided, evidence that an outbreak in West Africa is far more severe than the numbers show.

6 dead, 1000s homeless in Siberia floods

2014-05-31 19:57

Six people have died in southern Siberia and thousands more have been evacuated after torrential rain led to major floods.

Earth was hit by 26 'nuclear' blasts since 2000

2014-04-24 12:03

New recordings on the earth have shown that in the last 13 years there has been 26 nuclear scale blasts that has been caused by asteroids.

A 10 000 year Artic camp out

2014-02-28 22:37

Scientists believe that the ancestors of Native Americans hunkered down for about 10 000 years during a particularly frigid period of the Ice Age in a territory called the Bering Land Bridge

6.8 quake hits remote Siberia region

2013-02-14 19:52

A strong 6.8 magnitude earthquake shook the remote and largely uninhabited Sakha region in Russia's eastern Siberia.

Putin visits plant accident site

2009-08-21 20:43

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has visited the site of the Siberia power plant accident as the confirmed death toll rose to 26.

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