Two 'half mad' Limerick dads are to brave freezing temperatures in a Russian lake in the hope of earning a top place at the forthcoming ice swimming World Championships, run by the International Ice Swimming Association (IISA).
SLOW FOOD has brought me to many remote places around the globe in search of ancient cultures and indigenous foods. Recently I found myself in Sápmi (Samiland) in northern Sweden – the land of the midnight sun; it was bright almost all night.
A nuclear waste dump in Arctic Russia may be in danger of exploding because of corrosion caused by salt water in enormous storage tanks, the Norwegian environmental group Bellona warned today.
Exploration company Ovoca Gold chairman Roger Turner outlined the rationale for an investment in Russia earlier this year at the firm's AGM in Dublin today.
The derelict nuclear submarine that sank in the fish-rich Barents Sea while en route to a scrapyard cannot be raised until at least next year, a Russian naval chief said today.
RUSSIA'S defence minister yesterday ordered a temporary halt to towing decommissioned nuclear submarines to scrapyards after a mothballed submarine sank, killing nine of the sailors on board.
A Russian nuclear-powered K-159 submarine sank in a fierce late summer storm in the Barents Sea today, killing at least two of the 10-member crew, the Defence Ministry said. No weapons were aboard the sub.
The death toll from a winter freeze in Moscow reached 239 today as large parts of Europe were caught up in bitter conditions.
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