Armenia

Armenian-Belarus Cooperation Envisages Forest Construction Works on Up To 50,000

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Miqayel Manukyan, Director of ‘ArmForest’ SNCO of RA Agriculture Ministry, has signed cooperation agreements with “Belgiproles” UE Director Vladimir Radyukevich of Forestry Enterprise of Belarus Republic, Andrei Kozak – General Director,...

‘High-voltage Electric Networks’ CJSC Planning To Plant 4.26 Ha Forest in Arevik National Park

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Upon the order of ‘High-voltage Electric Networks’ CJSC around 4.26 ha of forest is planned to be planted in the area of Arevik National Park in Zangezour Biospheric Complex CJSC. The forest shall be planted in the area adjacent to the bank of...

Amulsar Project and the Rattle over it

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“Business & Human Rights Resource Centre” invited “Lydian International”, Amulsar gold mine’s operator, to respond the demands of the petition (http://chn.ge/2dnNKIr) initiated by environmentalists , but it did not. They...

200,000 Trees and Bushes will be planted by ATP This Autumn

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This year “ATP” charity foundation is planning to plant around 200,000 fruit trees, as well as decorative trees ad bushes. As the press release by ATP addressed to EcoLur says, the foundation will declare the exact day of Public tree planting later de...

Yerevan Mayor’s Response to Alarm Signals on Dried Trees in Park Adjacent to Main Avenue and Vernisazh

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Ecolur informs us that Yerevan Mayor Taron Margaryan assigned to check the authenticity of the alarm signals on dried trees in the park adjacent to Main Avenue and Vernisazh area ensuring the proper care of green-covered areas. He mentioned that the enla...

“Shaqi” SHPP’s Director Fined

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Ecolur informs us that RA Ministry of Environment has fined the director of “Hakobjanyan and Galsyan” Ltd exploiting “Shaqi” SHPP. The reason is the violation of water use permission requirements. According to the Information and Public Relations ...

Ecological Consequences of Constructing Nuclear Power Station in Metsamor Discussed in Geneva

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This week a Committee session will be held in Geneva which will supervise “Environmental Impact Assessment of Transboundary Context” European Convention’s implementation. Metsamor nuclear power station is among the discussed issues. The members of t...

Legislative Reform Package in the Sphere of Mining

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Legislative Reform Package in the Sphere of Mining Ecolur informs us the Armenian Government is submitting a package of legislative reforms in the mining field, which suggests that all soil management companies have waste management plan. In case of not i...

A Letter to the Armenian Government on the Incompatibility of Jermuk development program and Amulsar project

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“EcoLur” Informational NGO has addressed a letter to Armenian government, which says that the government has taken two contradictory decisions on the development of Jermuk community. The first one is on declaring Jermuk Town as a center of tourism, an...

15 Ha Area Burned Down in “Khosrov Forest” State Reserve

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The Department of Information and Public Affairs of the RA Ministry of Nature Protection informs that fire broke out in “Khosrov Forest” state reserve’s “Gyolsar” area on August 30, at 3:00. It was possible to isolate the fire at around 9:00. Ho...

World

Indonesian Kills more than 100,000 people

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According to a new study, a smog outbreak in Southeast Asia last year may have caused premature 91,600 deaths in Indonesia, 6,500 in Malaysia and 2,200 in Singapore. The haze is an annual problem caused by fires set in forest and on carbon-rich peatland i...

Not One, but Four Species of Giraffe

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“The Guardian” informs us that, according to analysis of DNA evidence, there is enough genetic differences to distinguish four distinct species of giraffes, instead of  just one. Interestingly, researchers say that the differences are as lar...

Doñana is in Danger

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The Guardian reports that Doñana, a wetland that is a home to 2,000 species of wildlife, is likely to appear in the Unesco world heritage danger list. It is said to have lost 80% of its natural water supplies due to marsh drainage, intensive agriculture...

A Red River in Russia

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The Guardian reports about the Daldykan river waters in Russia to turn into blood red. World’s biggest producer of nickel and palladium Norilsk Nickel has admitted one of its plants takes the responsibility of turning the water into bright red. Last we...

Japanese Tradition Kills First Dolphins

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According to theguardian, on Friday Japanese fishermen killed the first dolphins of the season in the annual hunt. The local newspaper informs fishermen at the western town of Taiji caught 20 dolphins. During the six-month hunting season, people from the ...

Divesting from Fossil Fuels and Investing in Low Carbon Solutions

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  The Green Business Network calls to take an action to address the climate crisis. Creating clean energy economy, especially now with 2015 shattering global records for the hottest temperature and the greatest increase in carbon dioxide, is an impor...

Australia Rated “Very Poor” for Action on Climate Change Issues

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The guardian reports that Under China’s leadership, this weekend’s G20 deeply analyses climate-related issues. Before the G20 summit in China, a comprehensive assessment was conducted revealing Australia is the worst country among other G20 countries ...

Save Reef from Climate Change

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Serious steps should be taken to save reef from climate change. The Queensland Government should do something to shift to a low carbon future and to reduce pollution. It is known that unless we can keep warming below 1.5 degrees Celsius, the Reef can’t...

Strict Restrictions on Chemicals in Minnesota

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According to theguardian.com, Minnesota’s governor has set strict restrictions on the use of agricultural pesticides that have been blamed for hurting bees. Governor Mark Dayton issued an executive order requiring farmers to prove the necessity of usi...

A New Study on Air Pollution

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Theguardian.com reports about a new study on air pollution defining it as “the world’s single largest environment and human health threat”. The information gained through cellphone towers enables researchers to build up a picture of millions of New ...