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2012-01-28 08:44:29

Rising temperatures and melting ice could prove to be an economic boon to Russia, thanks to the revitalization of a Soviet-era maritime shipping route along the coast of Siberia, according to Reuters reports on Friday. That path is known as the Northern Sea Route and to links the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans through a route along the nation's Arctic coast from Murmansk on the Barents Sea to the Bering Strait and the Far East. Previously known as the Northeast Passage, the route, which...

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2010-11-28 08:19:49

Two scientists believe that woolly mammoths were hunted to extinction 10,000 years ago. The scientists, who live year-round in the frigid Siberian plains, say that man hunted the animals for either food, fuel or fun. Paleontologists have been trying to determine for decades how these animals came to extinction.  Some theories say that it was due to dramatically warming temperatures along with the migration of men armed with deep-piercing spears. Sergey Zimov, director of the...

2010-10-28 15:15:13

More than 251 million years ago, at the end of the Permian period, Earth almost became a lifeless planet. Around 90 percent of all living species disappeared then, in what scientists have called "The Great Dying." Thomas J. Algeo, has spent much of the past decade investigating the chemical evidence buried in rocks formed during this major extinction. The University of Cincinnati professor of geology has worked with a team of scientific colleagues to understand the ancient catastrophe. Algeo...

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2010-03-05 09:30:00

Thawing by climate change of subsea layer of permafrost may release stores of underlying, seabed methane A section of the Arctic Ocean seafloor that holds vast stores of frozen methane is showing signs of instability and widespread venting of the powerful greenhouse gas, according to the findings of an international research team led by University of Alaska Fairbanks scientists Natalia Shakhova and Igor Semiletov. The research results, published in the March 5 edition of the journal Science,...

2010-02-15 13:11:00

STATE-OF-THE-ART COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY ALLOWS THOUSANDS OF STUDENTS TO BE PART OF THE ADVENTURE OTTAWA, Feb. 15 /PRNewswire/ - Their lives exist around doing what seems impossible to others. Now, world record holding adventurers Ray Zahab of Chelsea, Quebec and Kevin Vallely of North Vancouver, B.C. are about to do it again. Beginning March 1st, the two men will attempt to run the 650-kilometer length of Siberia's frozen Lake Baikal in 10 days or less. They will run 60 to 70 kilometers...

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2010-01-11 09:30:33

The increase in temperature in the Arctic has already caused the sea-ice there to melt. According to research conducted by the University of Gothenburg, if the Arctic tundra also melts, vast amounts of organic material will be carried by the rivers straight into the Arctic Ocean, resulting in additional emissions of carbon dioxide. Several Russian rivers enter the Arctic Ocean particularly in the Laptev Sea north of Siberia. One of the main rivers flowing into the Laptev Sea is the Lena,...

2009-12-23 19:00:00

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, December 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Novaar Capital Management SPC ("Novaar") today announced the creation of a Joint Venture with JSC Ural Industrial-Ural Polar ("Ural Polar") an entity owned by state institutions of the Russian Federation, to facilitate Foreign Direct Investment ("FDI") in the natural resource-rich Urals region of the country. Novaar, a Saudi-led investment concern, in cooperation with preferred strategic partners, will invest through the newly-formed...

2009-05-22 23:04:39

A gold mining community in Siberia has received a financial boost from the richest man in Russia, who has decided to register as a resident. Mikhail Prokorov's action means that his tax payments will go to the local budget of Krasnoyarsk Territory, where the village of Yeruda is located, RIA Novosti reported. No one expects Prokorov, who was previously registered in Moscow, to move to Yeruda, the Russian news agency said. Last year, he spent 500 million euros (almost $700 million) on a...

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2008-12-03 00:15:00

A gold deposit estimated at more than 100 tons has been found in Siberia, the Russian National Geological Prospecting Co. announced Tuesday. The gold field is in the Republic of Buryatia in East Siberia, RIA Novosti reported. It was found in the Perevalny Block, owned by Geomin Management, the Russian news agency said. Geomin plans to invest $18 million at the site for additional exploration in 2009, officials said. Russia is a significant producer of gold, but in recent years known reserves...


Latest Siberia Reference Libraries

Baikal Seal
2013-05-01 12:55:55

The Baikal seal (Pusa sibirica), also known as the nerpa or the Lake Baikal seal, is a true seal in the Phocidae family that is native to Lake Baikal located in Siberia. This species is one of three seals that reside solely in fresh water areas. It is not known exactly how these seals came to inhabit such an isolated area, but some experts assert that a sea-passage was formed that linked the Arctic Ocean and Lake Baikal. The Baikal seal is one of the smallest of all true seal species,...

Asia
2013-02-19 13:06:23

Asia is the world’s largest and most populous continent. It is located mainly in the eastern and northern hemispheres covering 8.7 percent of the Earth’s whole surface area and making up 30 percent of its land area. With about 4.3 billion people, it hosts 60 percent of the world’s current human population. This continent has a high growth rate in the modern era. For example, during the 20th century, Asia’s population almost quadrupled. This continent is defined as making up the...

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2007-08-23 05:39:49

The Siberian Mountain Weasel (Mustela sibirica), is also known as the Siberian Weasel, Kolinsky or Himalayan Weasel. It is a rust colored relative of the weasel family. Siberian weasel fur makes the finest water color or oil paint brushes and is especially sought after by artists. The so-called kolinsky sable-hair brush is produced using the winter fur of the male Siberian weasel, not sable.

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2005-06-09 08:35:22

The Horned Puffin (Fratercula corniculata) is an auk, similar in appearance to the Atlantic Puffin; this bird's bill is yellow at the base and red at the tip. It is a pelagic seabird that feeds primarily by diving for fish. They nest in colonies, often with other auks. The yellow bill plate grows before the breeding season and is shed later. They have a small fleshy black "horn" above their eyes. They have a white face with a dark line extending from the back of the eye and red feet....

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