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The session on interdepartmental committee implementing Stockholm Convention “Persistent Organic Pollutants”

The official website of the Armenian Ministry of Environment informs that The session on interdepartmental committee implementing Stockholm Convention “Persistent Organic Pollutants” took place several days ago. It was presided by Chairwoman of the Co...

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Solar Stations as the Most Efficient Energy Source in Armenia

Ecolur informs that Deputy Minister of Territorial Administration and Infrastructure Hakob Vardanyan during the presentation of the report “Development Plan for 2020-2036 with Minimum expenses of Energy System of Armenia” mentioned that on Dec...

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An Eco House from Clay, Straw and Wood For Tourists in Garnarich

Hetq.am informs the village of Garnarich is almost 50km northwest of Gyumri, in the northwestern part of Shirak province. At the foot of the village, Lake Arpi is roaring. On one side is the Armenian-Turkish border, on the other – the Armenian-Georg...

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The Historical Complex is being Destroyed

EcoNews.am informs that according to Marie Chakryan, president of the “Center for Public Awareness and Monitoring” alarmed that a green area of Dalma Park occupied with 20 year old enormous trees had been destroyed the day before. In an interview with...

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“Ameska” Tire Recycling Company

In a year, Armenia produces 17,2 thousand tons of used tires, which are mainly burnt in warehouses or buried in tailing dumps or end up in landfills illegally. “Ameska” has been founded since 2014. It deals with tire recycling which results in technic...

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Separated Waste Bins are Mapped

Recycling.am has been created in the framework of “Green Initiatives” public awareness campaign as part of the UNDP-GEF and RA Ministry of Nature Protection project called “Creating Global Environmental Benefits Through Raising Stakeholder Environme...

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On the Operation and Termination of Lichk Mine

Info.com reports that the owner of Lichk Copper Mine, Tatstone Company, is directly connected with Zangezur Copper and Molybdenum Combine. The plant extracted at various sites and then left the area. It is unknown how much ore was extracted from Lichk. As...

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E-Learning Course on Environmental Education

AUA Acopian Center for the Environment has designed an e-learning course on environmental education and an online platform for delivering the course within the UNDP-GEF “Development of E-learning course on Environmental Education” project. The course ...

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Save the Nature with Nairian

The main principals of Nairian, am Armenian manufacturer of natural cosmetics, are taking care of the nature, use only natural ingredients, exclude ingredients that harm the skin and pollute the environment. The company is ready to make additional costs a...

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Workshop for Organizations Owning Polychlorinated Biphenyls

The official website of the Ministry of Environment of Armenia informs that a training workshop for organizations owning PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls) on accounting, sampling and labeling of PCB-containing oils and equipment took place, under “Region...

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World

Plastic Outnumbers Fish

BBC News reports that according to research, plastic is building up in the areas of the ocean where fish feed and grow. A study found bits of plastic outnumber baby fish by seven to one in nursery waters off Hawaii. The researchers set out to investigate ...

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Armenian St. Lazarus Island of Venice affected by the flood

Armdiaspora reports that the highest tide in 50 years affected the Armenian St. Lazarus Island in the Venetian Lagoon. The waters peaked at 1.87m, according to the tide monitoring center. Only once since records began in 1923 has the tide been higher, rea...

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Cold Winters in the Conditions of Global Warming?

Fox59 informs that parts of the US are facing record cold temperatures, and some people wonder what happened to global warming. To understand why, you have to first know the difference between weather and climate. Weather is what happens today, climate is...

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A Decline of Insects in Germany

Euronews informs that nearly 2,700 insect species have declined by over a third in ten years in Germany. An international research team led by scientists from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) collected more than one million insects between 2008 an...

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Butterflies Are Forced to Change Their Lifecycle

Butterflies prefer conditions to be neither too hot nor too cold, but “just right.” Because of climate change, the temperature at any given time of summer is getting warmer, thus leaving butterflies with the challenge of how to remain in their optimal...

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Greta Thunberg Turn Down Nordic Council Environmental Award

BBC News informs that Greta Thunberg has rejected an environmental award and prize money. She said the offer was a “great honor” and thanked the Nordic Council explaining that “the climate movement does not need any more awards”. G...

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Canadian Government Sued by Kids over Climate Change

Nature.com informs that a group of children and young adults filed a lawsuit on 25 October alleging that the Canadian government has violated their constitutional rights by promoting and enabling fossil-fuel development in spite of acknowledged risks from...

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‘BioSolar Leaves’ Are Better Air Cleaners than Trees

World Economic Forum informs about new biosolar leaves which might look like solar panels, but instead of generating electricity, these structures are teeming with microscopic plant life that can purify the surrounding air and produce nutritious ingredien...

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ExxonMobil’s Disinformation Campaign on Climate Change

Los Angeles Times reports about ExxonMobil, an American oil and gas corporation, which was facing New York state accusations for misleading investors about climate change. A team of researchers released a report on outlining the company and the broader fo...

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Happy Hour

World Economic Forum posted a video in Facebook which tells about a new trend in supermarkets in Finland. Every day supermarkets in Finland have a happy hour to cut food waste from 9 PM. Food products nearing the expiry date are sold for 60% less at S-mar...

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