Russia joined the coloniser's club in 1741 when its Great Northern Expedition discovered Alaska. It remains the most grisly exploration in …
Scientists create first portrait of a Denisovan by analysing chemical changes to DNA
The ancient hominins shared many traits with Neanderthals: Low foreheads and wide rib cages, an elongated face and a wide pelvis; but differed in …
‘Russia will do its best to protect the Amur tiger’
Sergey Aramilev is the Deputy Director of the Vladivostok-based Amur Tiger Centre. He is in Delhi to attend the third Asia Ministerial Conference …
Russia to bring woolly mammoths back from the dead
The government of a remote region in Siberia is planning to build a “Jurassic Park” where cloned woolly mammoth, cave lions and other …
Poaching, climate change cause sharp decline in reindeer population in Siberia
Hunting of wild reindeer in violations to timing and amount has reduced reindeer population from one million to 400,000
Study shows how Arctic sea ice loss accelerates permafrost thaw
Research finds that Arctic permafrost thawed in the past as well when there was no sea ice, leading to global temperature rise
Are Siberian migratory birds increasingly falling prey to India’s power lines?
A joint study by Russian and Indian scientists on two ospreys shows that this could indeed be the case
Just what exactly is a polar vortex?
While the weather phenomenon has acquired currency in international media in the last 2 decades, it is much older than is thought
'We are in the warmest five-year period ever'
According to the World Meteorological Organization, 2015-19 has recorded a 0.2°C increase over 2011-15
Hottest day in Arctic: WMO official warns of more extreme weather
As Verkhoyansk in Siberia recorded 38°C, governments must remember how a hotter Arctic region can affect the whole world
Study sheds new light on lineage of Arctic people
Analysis based on DNA samples collected from ancient human remains
Scientists discover fossils of largest feathered dinosaur
Study changes perception of the scaly animal, claim scientists
Warming threatens buildings
Global Eco Watch: Reindeer may have been domesticated 2,000 years ago
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Avg global temperature can rise by 1.5°C in next 5 years: WMO report
Countries under 2015 Paris Agreement had agreed to try and limit average global temperature rise to below 2°C by the end of the century
Sink or elevator?
New evidence shows some plantations could actually increase global warming
Boiling Siberia shows temperature swings may be increasing: Experts
The warming of the Arctic, as seen by the Siberian heatwave, may also impact western disturbances in India