A ceremony was held to begin work at Sabetta port which will be used to export liquefied natural gas.
Animals cannot forage for lichen under the snow crust on the Yamal peninsula.
Bulging bumps in the Yamal and Gydan peninsulas believed to be caused by thawing permafrost releasing methane.
Up to 300,000 people a year expected to pass through Sabetta International as region gears up to become a gas powerhouse.
New field will enable eventual exports to China via 'western route' through Altai Mountains.
Concern from scientists over potential danger to gas production facilities in region vital for energy supplies.
As a debate is underway on culling as many as 250,000 reindeer due to overgrazing, Research Professor Bruce C Forbes warns against some proposed solutions.
Accident involving drilling works sparks massive blaze but thankfully no injuries.
Remote herders from 45 families get new animals to rebuild herds decimated by 'zombie' anthrax infection.