Armenia

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...

The Serious Results of Teghut Copper Mine

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  Pan-Armenian Environmental Front informs us in the Facebook page that serious problems have occurred during the exploitation of Teghut Mine. This information is not confirmed yet. The resources in mine and copper and molybdenum concentrations in th...

The Closing of Jermuk Resort Houses and the “Political” Amulsar Project

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 Hraparak.am informs us that one of the oldest resort houses in Jermuk, ‘Jermuk – Moscow’ is being closed down from September 1. According to the administration, they are launching reconstruction works, however, according to the website, the ar...

U. S. is Offering Energy Revolution to Armenia

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In her article in Lragir.am Naira Hayrumyan mentions that oil price reduction does not affect the prices in Armenia because Armenia has signed a contact with Russia according to which oil and gas depends on colonial relations rather than the market. The r...

Losing Sevan, Jermuk: Press Conference at EcoLur Press Club

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“EcoLur” environmental, informational NGO informs us that a press conference will be held at 11:00, 24 August at EcoLur Press Club (49/2 Hanrapetutyun St.) where Amulsar gold mine risks and the dangers for Vorotan-Arpa tunnel and Lake Sevan wi...

World

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 ...

A 60m-year-lineage comes to an end

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A trip to Crete, Cyprus or Malta 800 years ago would have been a great chance to meet pygmy elephants. Pygmy elephants of the Mediterranean islands may appear as fantastical as the woolly mammoths which still ambled across one Alaskan island just 5,600 ye...

Greenland Ice Sheet is melting

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According to www.theguardian.com, a new study measures the loss of ice from one of world’s largest ice sheets. The emission of heat-trapping gases results in major changes to the Earth, one of which is melting ice. This includes ice atop mountains, ice ...

Battling Pollution in Rio Starting With the Youth

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NBC NEWS informs us about the pollution in the Guanabara Bay which is a home to this year’s Olympic sailing events. Here an organization is using water sports as a tool to teach the next generation how to care for natural resources. A non-profit Pro...

Biodiversity Conservation – a priority in European Policy

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According to “Ecolur” Informational NGO, during the Conference on Biodiversity for the Eastern partnership Countries in Brussels, Karin Zaunberger, DG ENV, said that Biodiversity and habitat conservation are a priority in European policy and the prote...

Green Pathway Instead of Balcony

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In her article about the alternative to a balcony, Liz Eve speaks about wonderful green pathway that cover a large area, even beyond the limits of the building. “Zalewski Architecture Group” created such pathway as a new idea for a balcony-like spa...

THE FOOD MOVEMENT

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According to Greenpeace International, the current food system is broken. This is because of chemical pesticides, which are really not necessary for food production.  Industrial and chemical intensive food production impacts on people and farmers, the pl...

The New Cause of Celebrating The Earth Day

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Earth Day began in 1970 with the degraded state of the U.S. environment. Since then, there has been much environmental progress. But now it is very important to see what else must be done in order to pass a safe and healthy  world to the future genera...

Carbon Tax As The Best Solution to Climate Change

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It’s very important nowadays to quickly reduce carbon emissions in order to avoid the climate change. Mark Tercek (blog.nature.org) speaks about possible solution for this problem in his article. He states that Carbon Tax should be the key. During the...