Animals cannot forage for lichen under the snow crust on the Yamal peninsula.
A ceremony was held to begin work at Sabetta port which will be used to export liquefied natural gas.
Up to 300,000 people a year expected to pass through Sabetta International as region gears up to become a gas powerhouse.
Accident involving drilling works sparks massive blaze but thankfully no injuries.
Bulging bumps in the Yamal and Gydan peninsulas believed to be caused by thawing permafrost releasing methane.
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.
New field will enable eventual exports to China via 'western route' through Altai Mountains.
Remote herders from 45 families get new animals to rebuild herds decimated by 'zombie' anthrax infection.
Wide-body aircraft being used for passengers flying into Sabetta International as region gears up to become a gas powerhouse.
Currently there are 730,000 animals but numbers are 'unsustainable', risking disease spreading and chronic overgrazing.