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Norwegian Research Council, indigenous peoples, oil and gas in NW Russia
Written by Philip Burgess   
Wednesday, 27 June 2007 01:00
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Oil pipelines, bulldozer tracks and massive production facilities dominate the tundra of Northwest Russia. Now scientists from Norway and the indigenous people of Russia have joined forces to document the damage. Enormous oil and gas reserves are concealed under the tundra in the north-eastern corner of the Barents Sea region, known as the Nenets Autonomous Okrug. Although oil companies have had a presence here since the 1960s, petroleum activity has increased dramatically in the past ten years.


For the Nenets and Izhma Komi, the indigenous people living in this region, the petroleum activity poses a serious threat. Read the full article at the Norwegian Research Council website

Komi, Loss of pastures, NAO, NRC, Oil and Gas
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