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  1. Opposition To Lake Baikal Deforestation Plans

    5 Aug 2020- 04:55 by Local Press Report MOSCOW The Moscow Times A new Russian law that allows deforestation and construction near the shores of Siberia’s Lake Baikal has sparked backlash among environmental activists who say the law threatens protected na ...

    Local Press Report - 08/05/2020 - 04:55

  2. Flooding And Wildfires Hit Siberia; Possible Tailings Dam Failure Threatens Lake Baikal

    7 Aug 2019- 11:24 by OOSKAnews Info MOSCOW, Russia Cities and settlements near Lake Baikal in Siberia and to the east have been hit by a series of flooding and wildfire disasters that have prevailed for several weeks now. The latest alert is in Baikalsk w ...

    OOSKAnews Info - 08/07/2019 - 11:24

  3. Lake Baikal Campaigners Seek Hollywood Star Support

    24 Jul 2019- 08:34 by Local Press Report HOLLYWOOD CA The Guardian As one of Hollywood’s best known environmentalists, Leonardo DiCaprio often uses Instagram to urge others to care about the planet. But lately his posts, in the comments section at least, ...

    Local Press Report - 07/24/2019 - 08:34

  4. Lake Baikal: Russian Prosecutors Seek to Halt China Company's Bottling Plant

    12 Mar 2019- 09:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MOSCOW, RUSSIA Russian prosecutors will seek to stop a Chinese company from building a water-bottling plant on Vladimir Putin’s favorite lake amid local concerns that Baikal may be drained and polluted. Siberi ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 03/12/2019 - 09:00

  5. Lake Baikal’s Water Level Plunges Below Critical

    17 Jan 2018- 08:43 by Local Press Report MOSCOW Tass Russian News Agency The water level in Lake Baikal, the world’s largest freshwater body, has dropped by six centimeters below the critical mark and the outlook is negative, Head of Russia’s Federal Serv ...

    Local Press Report - 01/17/2018 - 08:43

  6. What’s Killing the Seals in Putin’s Favorite Lake?

    2 Nov 2017- 11:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MOSCOW, Russia Around 130 dead seals have washed up on the shores of Russia’s Lake Baikal this week, prompting an investigation by Siberian authorities. Scientists have identified exhaustion caused by hunger as ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 11/02/2017 - 11:12

  7. Mass Seal Deaths Reported in Lake Baikal

    31 Oct 2017- 13:31 by Local Press Report MOSCOW The Moscow Times Siberian authorities are investigating the mysterious deaths of more than one hundred seals at Russia’s Lake Baikal, the world’s largest freshwater lake. Alexei Kalinin, an attorney at the W ...

    Local Press Report - 10/31/2017 - 13:31

  8. Baikal "Crippled" by Algae, Poaching, Pollution

    19 Oct 2017- 07:16 by Local Press Report LONDON The Guardian Lake Baikal is undergoing its gravest crisis in recent history, experts say, as the government bans the catching of a signature fish that has lived in the world’s deepest lake for centuries but ...

    Local Press Report - 10/19/2017 - 07:16

  9. Baikal Researchers Study Climate Change Impacts

    3 Aug 2017- 08:11 by Local Press Report LEIPZIG Environmental Research Web As part of the Helmholtz Russia Research Group LaBeglo, UFZ researchers are studying the impact of climate change and environmental toxins on the Lake Baikal's fauna. In a rec ...

    Local Press Report - 08/03/2017 - 08:11

  10. China Plans for Baikal Water in Trouble

    8 May 2017- 12:50 by Local Press Report IRKUTSK Nikkei Asian Review A Chinese proposal to pump water from Lake Baikal, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and carry it across two borders to help alleviate water shortages seems to be a real problem solver. The R ...

    Local Press Report - 05/08/2017 - 12:50

  11. Chinese Firm Le Eco Starts Importing Lake Baikal Water into China

    4 Oct 2016- 10:27 by OOSKAnews Correspondent IRKUTSK, Russia Chinese technology firm Leshi Internet Information and Technology (LeEco) plans to start importing water from Lake Baikal for sale in China, according to Xu Xinquan, president of LeEco Russia an ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 10/04/2016 - 11:56

  12. Distillery for Former Baikal Pulp Mill

    15 Sep 2016- 08:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent IRKUTSK, Russia Water bottling company Baltbira is looking to start producing whiskey at the now-closed Baikal Pulp and Paper Mill facility on Lake Baikal. IA FlashSiberia quoted a company official as saying t ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 09/15/2016 - 08:26

  13. Hydropower Facilities on Selenge River Threaten Fish in Lake Baikal

    24 Aug 2016- 10:29 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MOSCOW, Russia Construction of hydropower plants on the Selenge River in Mongolia could pose a threat to the Baikal omul – a species of whitefish endemic to Lake Baikal in Russia’s Siberia region, according to ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 08/24/2016 - 10:29

  14. Russian Government Provides Aid for Drought-Stricken Trans-Baikal Farmers

    11 Aug 2016- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MOSCOW, Russia The Russian government is providing 5.5 tons each of wheat and barley through the Federal Intervention Fund to drought-affected farmers in the country’s Trans-Baikal region. "Last year we s ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 08/11/2016 - 10:02

  15. Siberian Journalist Calls on Locals to Collect Lake Baikal Algae Samples

    4 Aug 2016- 09:27 by Local Press Report ULAN UDE Siberian Times Campaigning Siberian journalist Margarita Morozova has called for people to send samples of the invading algae to scientists to allow a lake-wide analysis the problem. Ecosystems Environment ...

    Local Press Report - 08/04/2016 - 09:27