Longread – Svalbard town phasing out coal to become gateway for Russia’s Arctic tourism

For visitors, the Russian town on Norway’s Svalbard archipelago combines the contrasts of pristine Arctic beauty and Soviet style industry.

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Northwestern Russia’s oldest reactor to run for another 15 years

Russia’s nuclear watchdog authorises operation until 2033, twice the originally planned lifetime. Environmental NGO Bellona is deeply worried about safety.

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