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Nature

Taimyr tundra changes color to brown

Taimyr tundra changes color to brown

#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. Since the end of the 90s of the last century, the Arctic tundra has begun changing into green color. Due to warming, shrubs and grasses are spreading to higher latitudes. A riot of greening can be observed in Alaska and Chukotka, but the landscapes of ...

Ice breaks in Taimyr capital

Ice breaks in Taimyr capital

#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. According to the Taimyr administration Civil Defense and Emergency Situations department at 12:00 on May 25, the water level in the Yenisey river near the city of Dudinka reached 15 meters 94 centimeters. From 05:25 today, the ice movement began here, at present the ...

She-bear with three cubs’ traces found on Alexandra Land island

She-bear with three cubs’ traces found on Alexandra Land island

#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. Scientists have counted polar bears on the island of Alexandra Land in the Franz Josef Land archipelago (the territory of the Russian Arctic national park). Despite the blizzards, the presence of more than 20 individuals, several birth dens and at least one female with two ...

Polar day begins in Norilsk

Polar day begins in Norilsk

#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. On May 19, a polar day began in Norilsk. It will last until July 25th. 68 days the Sun will not go beyond the horizon - it will walk in a circle along its line. At night, the Norilsk sky turns into a soft pink ...

Migratory birds return to Taimyr after winter

Migratory birds return to Taimyr after winter

#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. Almost 90 percent of Norilsk birds are migratory, flying to warmer climes in the winter. Snow buntings are the first to return to the North. Violetta Strekalovskaya, a senior researcher at the Taimyr Reserves directorate, told about this. The snow bunting arrival time, which is ...

Permafrost in Siberia increases greenhouse gases

Permafrost in Siberia increases greenhouse gases

#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. Tomsk scientists announced the amount of carbon in the thermokarst lakes of Siberia, which appeared due to warming in the permafrost zone. The research results are published in the leading specialized journal Biogeochemistry. The research took place in Western Siberia, including its Arctic tip. Permafrost ...

White nights come to Norilsk

White nights come to Norilsk

#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. The period of twilight nights has come to an end in Norilsk, and on the night of April 26, was replaced by white nights. At this time, the sun does not drop lower than six degrees below the horizon, resulting in quite light at ...

Large Scientific Expedition to cover all Nornickel production locations

Large Scientific Expedition to cover all Nornickel production locations

#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. The field work of the Large Scientific Expedition to study biodiversity, organized by the Russian Academy of Sciences Siberian Branch and Nornickel, has started. Field teams are examining the locations of Nornickel's production activity in Taimyr, ithe Yamal-Nenets Autonomous District, Transbaikalia, in the ports of ...

Taimyr Wildlife territory encyclopedia presented in Norilsk

Taimyr Wildlife territory encyclopedia presented in Norilsk

#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. Taimyr Wildlife is the name of the book, which was presented at the Joint Directorate of Taimyr Reserves office. The authors of the encyclopedia are botanists and biologists with many years of experience in studying the local flora and fauna. Among them are ...