Half of the respondents in a recent poll by the Russian analytical bureau Levada-Center knew nothing or very little about the arrest of the 30 Greenpeace activists. Of those who know the story, more than half approves the authorities’ reactions: arrest and charges.
The criminal case against Murmansk-based blogger Aleksander Serebryanikov, better known as Blogger51, has not been accepted by the prosecuting authorities in Murmansk Oblast and has been returned to the investigators for further investigation.
INARI: Forest expert Trude Myhre with WWF Norway says protecting the unique taiga forest is a key to fighting biodiversity loss and climate change. Recommendations for expanding protected areas were given at the Barents Enviro-Ministers’ meeting.
INARI: Renewable and clean energy production was highlighted as a great possibility by Finland’s Minister of Environment Ville Niinistö when the Barents Action plan on climate change was approved Thursday.