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

 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...

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U. S. is Offering Energy Revolution to Armenia

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...

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Losing Sevan, Jermuk: Press Conference at EcoLur Press Club

“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...

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Ecosystem preservation in Climate Change – proposals to the RA Government

The question on what consequences will the expected temperature rise and precipitation decrease  have on the biodiversity of Armenia resulting from Climate Changes, was discussed  during the round table “vulnerability of ecosystems due to climate chan...

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No Additional Water Outlet from Lake Sevan This Year

This year no additional water outlet from Lake Sevan will be conducted, as Yuri Javadyan, Chairman of Scientific-Expert Committee on Lake Sevan told “EcoLur” in his interview. In 2015, 170 million cum water will be let out of Lake Sevan for ir...

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Red-Listed Species of Urtsasar are Victims of Travertine Mine

During the round table entitled “Vulnerability of Ecosystems Conditioned with Climate Change” held at EcoLur Press Club, Eleonora Gabrielyan, Dr. in Biological Sciences, Professor, said that a travertine mine is developed in Urtsasar, which is the bir...

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Thanks to the Nature and to the Environmentalists!

The RA Minister of Nature Protection held the “World Environment Day” and the “Environmentalist Day” celebrations on June 5 at “Poghosyan Gardens”. According to the ministry, around 50 organizations (MNP structural and separate divisions, ...

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Subsoil Exploitation at Expense of Agricultural Land Areas

According to “Ecolur” Informational NGO, a press conference was held at “Ecolur” Press Club on 29 May, where Ashot Vardevanyan, National Coordinator of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification, Deputy Head of Department for Managing Bio-resourc...

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Proposals to the RA Government on Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions under the Light of Energy Safety

As “Ecolur” NGO informs us, the participants of the round table held in “Ecolur” Press Club, discussed on “Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions under the Light of Energy Safety”and made various speeches and proposals on the issue. In his speech F...

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The State Budget Accesses 3.1 Million AMD in the Result of The Environmental Violations.

According to the RA Ministry of Nature Protection, during the process of inspection visits, admitting process of inspection affairs and reports handed over the proceedings of the inspection in the period of 11-15.05.2015, the State Environmental Inspecto...

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World

Strict Restrictions on Chemicals in Minnesota

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...

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A New Study on Air Pollution

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 ...

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A 60m-year-lineage comes to an end

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...

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Greenland Ice Sheet is melting

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 ...

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Battling Pollution in Rio Starting With the Youth

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...

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Biodiversity Conservation – a priority in European Policy

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...

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Green Pathway Instead of Balcony

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...

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THE FOOD MOVEMENT

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...

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The New Cause of Celebrating The Earth Day

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...

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Carbon Tax As The Best Solution to Climate Change

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...

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