Austria is one of the leading European countries in terms of waste recycling: over 96% of its residents are sorting their trash. However, Austrian scientists and researchers do not stop and continue working on the new innovative solutions in the waste management sector - the recent one involves taking into use the power of artificial intelligence.
Magnezit Group, Russian leading manufacturer of refractory products, informed of planning to plant a million trees on the industrial waste discharges of one the company’s plants, in Satka (Chelyabinsk Oblast, Russia). If the plan is actually implemented, it will become the most ambitious Russian project ever, aimed at restoration of the land damaged as a result of mining activities.
This autumn, the Russia-Africa Summit took place in Sochi, one of the most southern Russian cities. Over the course of two days the event lasted, a number of significant agreements were achieved. A delegation from the Republic of the Congo proposed a joint project on building a 1000 kilometres long gas pipeline. Alrosa, which is a Russian leading diamond company that has been already involved in geological exploration and diamond mining in Angola, will be supposedly granted 15 exploration licenses in Zimbabwe at the end of this year.
In accordance with the calculations done by the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment of the Russian Federation, the total value of mineral resources in possession of the country amounts to approximately 93.4 trillion roubles (roughly $1.46 trillion). Undeniably, the most valuable asset is oil reserves; their proven amount can be sold for $1.16 trillion.
Beirut, Damascus, Latakia, Batroun, Tripoli - what would you think of when seeing the list of those cities? Most likely, the first things that spring to mind are military operations and counterterrorism efforts; Russians are not the exception and have similar thoughts. What do Syrian and Lebanese people think of Russia though - in particular, about higher education in the country?
London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) announced the Green Economy Mark to support companies’ transition to low-carbon sustainable business models.
This October, Saint-Petersburg saw opening of the three new subway stations. Actually, they should have been opened a month earlier, but in the end it was decided to postpone the event. As Alexander Beglov, the Governor of Saint-Petersburg, explained, ensuring passenger safety was much more important than matching the opening with certain dates. The official opening ceremony of new stations (Dunayskaya, Shushary and Prospect Slavy), however, happened a month prior to the commissioning date and was shortly followed by numerous sarcastic remarks in the press and social media.
The Russian delegation took part in the celebrations dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the Institute of Energy Process Engineering and Chemical Engineering within the Freiberg University of Mining and Technology. As part of the celebration, the initiative was announced to establish an award, which would be granted annually to two researchers for exceptional scientific achievements or inventions contributing to the further development of the mining industry.
Russian and German scientists are planning to work together on improvement of the technologies of hydrogen production, storage and transportation, as well as on the issue of its subsequent generation into electricity.
As stated by Mario Mehren, the CEO of a German-based Wintershall Dea, before the end of the year the companies participating in the Nord Stream 2 project are likely to receive permission from Denmark to build a gas pipeline in its territorial waters.