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Armenia

Nature is not a Toy to Play With

Levon Galstyan posting pictures of blooming Lake Sevan in his Facebook page informs that 80 years ago those who lowered the level of Lake Sevan were convinced that there would be no problem with the lake. Billions of Soviet rubles and Armenian drams were ...

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About the Harmfulness of Mets Ayrum Tailing Dump

On June 24, 2019, Oleg Dulgaryan, a resident of Mets Ayrum village and a president at Centre for Community Mobilization and Support, made a speech at the Environmental Public Trial. Dulgaryan talked about the Nahatak tailing dump in his village and about...

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A New Cattle Farm in Gndevaz

“Yeremyan Projects” has founded a cattle farm in Gndevaz in the picturesque town of Jermuk. Fleckvieh (simmental) meat and milk producing breeds from “Genetic Austria” GmbH were imported from Austria. “Yeremyan Projects”...

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Unintentional Spending of Purposeful Funds

Ecolur reports that the funds provided for the needs of Kapan Forestry and Syunik Region residents have not been spent purposefully. According to the Public Relations Department of the Prosecutor’s Office of Armenia, as a result of large-scale studi...

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The Ministry of Emergency Situations Urges

Due to the sharp increase in temperature in the country, the danger of fire emergence and spread increases in the forest and adjacent vegetation areas. The Ministry of Emergency Situations urges: Do not throw burning matches and the remainder of the cigar...

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Tourism is Incompatible with Metal Mining in Jermuk

Past.am informs that Jermuk residents have submitted a collective petition with 3000 signatures to the government, Jermuk community council and the community head, demanding to ban metal mining in the region and to develop green ecological economy. Accord...

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Akhtala Residents Demanding to Clean the Territory from Heavy Metals and Toxic Substances

Shamlugh copper mine Ecolur informs that the towns of Akhtala and Shamlugh in Lori province are under the influence of Shamlugh copper mine by “Akhtala Ore Processing Plant” CJSC. In the discussion themed “Be aware and demanding, protect...

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A criminal case on illegal resource exploitation

Hetq reported that the Prosecutor General’s Office has issued a statement saying that a gold mine has been extracted with illegal resource exploitation in a specially protected area of Arevik National Park. A criminal case has been initiated upon th...

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“ArmOil” Launching Testing of Oil Product Processing Plant

Ecolur alarms that on June 17 ArmOil, without proper examination, has started the piloting of the oil product processing plant in Yeghvard Town, Kotayq Region, putting the lives of hundreds of people living around the plant in danger. Yelizaveta Asatryan,...

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Environment Day in Botanical Garden

News.am informs that the World Environment Day was celebrated on June 5 in the Botanical Garden of Yerevan. In connection with this event, Armenia’s Nature Protection Ministry and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) signed an agreement with ...

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World

Plastic Bottles for Tuition Fees

Nigeria produces huge amounts of plastic waste, and according to 2017 Ocean Atlas report, Nigeria is ranked number 11 in the world for plastic pollution, posing health risks to citizens and causing environmental damage. CNN informs that living in Nig...

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Emissions of Ammonia Continue to Rise

European Environment Agency informs that according to the annual EEA briefing ‘National Emission Ceilings (NEC) Directive reporting status 2019’ emissions of Ammonia (NH3) rose for the fourth year running, increasing by 0.4% across the EU, from 2016 t...

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Climate Apartheid

The Guardian represents a report by Philip Alston, UN special rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, stating that the world is at risk of “climate apartheid”, where the rich pay to escape heat and hunger caused by the increasing climate crisi...

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Utah Valley University’s ‘‘Green” Graduation Gowns

NowThis informs that an estimated 70,000 plastic bottles were saved from landfills this year by being recycled into the gowns used in the graduation ceremony at Utah Valley University. The senior director of alumni relations at UVU, Kevin Walkenhorst said...

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Carbon Emission Free Shopping

Online shopping has grown steadily since the dawn of the internet age. But are we creating more emissions by shopping online or are they reducing because we’re not travelling to bricks and mortar stores? Which is more energy efficient – online or high...

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New World Record of Cleaning Ocean Floor with 633 Divers

SunSentinel informs about a new Guinness World Records with 633 scuba divers scooping up trash from the ocean floor near the Deerfield Beach International Fishing Pier. Divers entered the ocean and had to stay in the water at least 15 minutes to be coun...

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Do “climate refugees” exist?

According to Grist’s advice columnist on green living Umbra, the word “refugee” fits the idea of millions of people being forced to relocate due to climate change. The Institute for Economics and Peace, has recently estimated that in 2017,...

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The Solar Industry Represents Smart Export Guarantee

Energy Saving Trust informs that the Smart Export Guarantee (SEG) will guarantee that people installing new solar panels at their home or business will receive a payment for exporting electricity to the grid from the start of next year. SEG will pass into...

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Biodegradable Plastic From Cactus Juice

Sandra Pascoe Ortiz from Mexico has discovered a method which turns cactus leaves into a material with similar properties to plastic. She wants to replace plastic cutlery, bags and other single-use products. But how does she do it? Cut the leaves. Peel th...

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Notre Dame as an Eco-Cathedral?

Euronews reports that after the world has mourned the devastating loss of Paris’ beloved Notre Dame, there have been flaming debates over how best to restore the ancient cathedral, with proposals coming from architects all over the world. One Parisian a...

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