Reindeer populations grow significantly in Russia, while they shrink in Norway. Photo: Thomas Nilsen

Reindeer herds grow on Russian tundra

The number of reindeer on Nenets tundra is up by more than 270,000 in 15 years The territories are huge. But so are the number

The logo of diamond merchant De Beers is seen on the front of their boutique on Rodeo Drive, home to boutiques of major designers in Beverly Hills, California  August 5, 2008. (Fred Prouser/REUTERS)

De Beers puts Canadian Snap Lake diamond mine up for sale

Anglo American Plc’s De Beers has put its Snap Lake diamond mine in Canada up for sale after suspending operations at the unprofitable mine last December,

The Canadian Coast Guard icebreaker Louis S. St-Laurent sails past a iceberg in Lancaster Sound, Friday, July 11, 2008. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press)

Canadian icebreaker sets sail to shore up elusive North Pole claim

A Canadian icebreaker is setting sail Friday to collect scientific information to support Canada’s submission on the extended continental shelf in the Arctic Ocean that

The Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug is Russia's leading gas producing region. (Gazprom Neft)

Extreme heat on the Russian tundra

If this is the new trend, it will dramatically affect ecology in the region, researchers say. A state of emergency has been declared in parts of