Armenia

The Delegation Headed by the Kingdom of Sweden is in Armenia

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The official website of the Ministry of Environment informs that today Deputy Minister of Environment Irina Ghaplanyan received the delegation headed by Johanes Olielundi, Director General for International Development Cooperation of the Ministry of Forei...

Alen Simonyan on Logged Firs

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Info.com reports that RA National Assembly Vice Speaker Alen Simonyan proposes to restrict the sale of felled fir and pine trees. On his Facebook page, Simonyan wrote that the draft law on amendments and supplements to the RA Law on Trade and Services has...

By 2025 Renewable Sources Will Provide 30% Electricity in Armenia

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ARMENPRESS informs that the cooperation between Armenia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in the field of renewable energy enters into a practical stage. The UAE’s Masdar renewable energy company and the Armenian National Interest Fund (ANIF) signed an...

A Drip Irrigation System in Yerevan

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The Ministry of Environment reports that Yerevan will have a drip irrigation system. At today’s Cabinet meeting, Minister of Environment Erik Grigoryan presented the decision project. The project offers to transfer 6 million AMD from the Forestry Co...

About Opening Two Crematoria in Armenia

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PanARMENIAN.Net informs that Arman Iskandaryan, the director of the non-commercial organization Special Services for the Population, told PanARMENIAN.Net that two crematoria will open in Armenia in 2020.   According to him, the st...

Eat Local Food and Protect Your Body and the Environment

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One of the key components of eating sustainably is eating locally-grown food that is considered in-season. World Economic Forum represents the reasons for eating local food. One of them is distance. When you eat locally, you are cutting back on the n...

The Problem of Plastic Bags

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Climate Uturn launches series of 360 degrees discussions. 360 degrees talks invite experts and scientists who cover different angles of the same topic so the guest can understand the issue and form her/his own opinion. It’s a great networking opport...

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

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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...

Solar Stations as the Most Efficient Energy Source in Armenia

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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...

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

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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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Marine Life Endangered by Abandoned Fishing Nets

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BBC informs that, according to a report by environmental charity Greenpeace, fishing gear, which has been abandoned and lost at sea, makes up most of the plastic pollution in some parts of the world’s oceans and seas. More than 640,000 tonnes of n...

The True Cost of Black Friday Purchases

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Euronews.com informs that in 2018, Black Friday saw record spending with nearly £5 billion worth of online sales alone. Balck Friday is famous for ridiculous discounts. As the world slowly becomes more conscious of overconsumption and moves towards buyin...

Runners Will be Disqualified for Dropping Litter

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BBC News reports that runners at north Wales’ largest running event were warned they would be disqualified if they dropped litter during the race. According to the organizers of the race, measures had been introduced as plastic was becoming an ̶...

Climate Change Effect on Our Health

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Eos.org informs that recently experts have given the United States a warning of reducing greenhouse gas emissions, otherwise lower productivity and a sicker generations will be the norm in the future. According to a recent report from an interdisciplinary...

Amsterdam Uses Barriers in Canals to Stop Plastic Waste Reaching the Sea

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Ecowatch reports that a Dutch start-up, The Great Bubble Barrier, has launched a barrier device to remove plastic from canals and rivers.  At the current rate, marine plastic is predicted to outweigh all the fish in the seas by 2050. The device consists ...

Plastic Outnumbers Fish

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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 ...

Armenian St. Lazarus Island of Venice affected by the flood

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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...

Cold Winters in the Conditions of Global Warming?

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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...

A Decline of Insects in Germany

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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...

Butterflies Are Forced to Change Their Lifecycle

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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...