Latest Siberia Stories

2008-05-01 16:10:00

Russian and American scientists have discovered that the rising temperature of the world's largest lake, located in frigid Siberia, shows that this region is responding strongly to global warming.

2008-02-22 19:04:35

A theory has long existed that native groups of people in the Americas found their way onto the continents by crossing the Bering Strait between Russia and Alaska on a land bridge. A study in Thursday’s Science revealed that there is further evidence that this actually occurred, and that people from Siberia are genetically linked to these natives.

2008-02-13 09:03:44

The epic journey by which the Americas were first settled has been a great mystery for centuries.

2008-02-13 03:50:00

The epic journey by which the Americas were first settled has been a great mystery for centuries.

2008-01-04 09:50:00

Frozen in much the state it died some 37,500 years ago, a Siberian mammoth undergoing tests in Japan could finally explain why the beasts were driven to extinction - and shed light on climate change, scientists said Friday.

2006-07-21 11:35:00

Scientists worldwide are watching temperatures rise, the land turn dry and vast forests go up in flames. Researchers find growing evidence tying an upsurge in wildfires to climate change, an impact long predicted by global-warming forecasters.

2006-07-09 17:08:30

By Ivan Stoyanov IRKUTSK, Russia (Reuters) - Russian investigators begin piecing together the last moments of Sibir airlines flight 778 on Monday and passengers' relatives will learn if their loved ones were among at least 122 people who died.

2006-06-15 13:40:00

Ancient roots and bones locked in long-frozen soil in Siberia are starting to thaw, and have the potential to unleash billions of tons of carbon and accelerate global warming, scientists said on Thursday.

2006-03-19 13:35:00

French adventurer Nicolas Vanier drove his team of dogs on to Moscow's Red Square on Sunday at the end of an 5,000-mile odyssey through the world's biggest country.

2006-01-20 01:56:59

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's coldest winter in a generation killed another seven people overnight on Friday as forecasters said the Arctic spell that has brought temperatures of down to minus 30 Celsius in Moscow would continue.

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,...

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...

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.

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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