Latest Kamchatka Peninsula Stories
The Soviet government has long kept outsiders away from the Russian Far East, shrouding a source of powerful earthquakes and volcanic activity on the Pacific Rim in secrecy.
Geochemist Albert Colman follows trail from Kamchatka microbes into the history of Earthâ€™s atmosphere.
Twin volcanoes on Russia's far-eastern Kamchatka Peninsula erupted on Thursday, pumping massive ash clouds miles into the air, diverting flights and covering nearby towns in thick, heavy ash.
Volcanic ash reached 23,000 feet above Petropavlovsk in Russia's Far East as the country's northernmost active volcano continued erupting, a geophysicist said. The Shiveluch volcano began erupting in December 2006 and hasn't stopped since.
Archaeologists have used stone tools to answer many questions about human ancestors in both the distant and near past and now they are analyzing the origin of obsidian flakes to better understand how people settled and interacted in the inhospitable Kuril Islands.
The Russian Kamchatka Peninsula contains major gold and silver reserves, a Institute of Volcanology and Seismology scientist said Friday.
Emergency officials said on Tuesday that at least 30 hungry bears have trapped a group of geologists at their remote survey site in Russiaâ€™s far east after killing two of their co-workers last week.
Is the Dust-Storm Theory Overblown? Most oceanographers have assumed that, in the areas of the world's oceans known as High Nutrient, Low Chlorophyll (HNLC) regions, the iron needed to fertilize infrequent plankton blooms comes almost entirely from wind-blown dust.
PETROPAVLOVSK-KAMCHATSKY. Nov 8 (Interfax) - A criminal case has been launched against the captain of the Tomi Maru-53, a Japanese fishing trawler that was stopped by Russian coastguards in the Bering Sea on allegations of illegal fishing on November 2.
The Kamchatka brown bear (Ursus arctos beringianus) is also called the far eastern brown bear. It can be found on the Kamchatka Peninsula, in the Anadyrsky District, on the Kuril Islands and Karaginskiy Island, and along the coastal area of the Sea of Okhotsk. Southward from there, it can be found on the Stanovoy Range and the Shantar Islands. The range of this bear that is not within the former Soviet Union includes Saint Lawrence Island in the Bering Sea. This bear is a subspecies of the...