The glaciologists from Moscow came too late to see the MGU glacier in the North Ural.
Meanwhile, the spreading of the virus appears to have moved to other towns in the region. Among the new local hotspots for the virus is the city of Monchegorsk where 26 new cases were registered on the 16th June.
Climate change is triggering behavior change among animals across the Arctic. In Northern Siberia wild reindeer this summer started migrating almost a month earlier than normal.
The archipelagos in the northern Barents Sea and Kara Sea were up to 11 centigrades warmer than average last winter.
In the course of summer, the whole reindeer population of the Nenets tundra will be made immune against the lethal bacteria infection.
The «Baltic Winter» spent only about five and a half days on its voyage across the Northern Sea Route. Last year’s ice conditions in the area were favorable, Russian transport authorities say.
Favorable ice conditions meant that the ship »Baltic Winter» spent only about five and a half days on its voyage across the Northern Sea Route.
The ice became too thin and the cracks too many. This year’s Barneo North Pole base existed only 12 days.
Locals say they saw flames and smoke as a major bubble of methane blasted below the surface and created another sinkhole in the Russian Arctic peninsula.
Following mass deaths of animals, the once powerful cooperative managing the reindeer flocks in the island of Kolguyev shuts down.
At this time of year, there has never before been such a complicated ice condition around Russia’s offshore Arctic oil platform «Prirazlomnaya».
More than 658,000 reindeer are up for vaccination in order to prevent another outbreak of the deadly bacteria infection.