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”Edible Plants in Armenian Cuisine”

On August 17, the NGO Center is organizing the “Edible Plants in Armenian Cuisine” festival in Dsegh village of Lori region. The aim of the festival is to make the secrets of Armenian traditional cuisine known and to promote tourism development in Lor...

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Renderforest’s Eco Building

Hetq informs about Armenian startup Renderforest, which enables professionals, as well as non- professionals to create high quality videos, animations, logos and websites within a few minutes. This online tool automatically converts texts and scripts into...

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#Fillthebottle

World Economic Forum reports French teenagers have started a global cleanup of cigarette butts. Cigarette butts are the most common types of litter on the planet and despite being small, they are a huge problem. Most cigarette filters are made of plastic....

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A Juniper Forest Burned Down

Climate Uturn informs that on August 11 a juniper forest burnt in Arevik national park. This is dangerous as juniper is very flammable, and the fire zone is unsafe and inaccessible. It will take 100 years for the trees to grow again in the territory. Clim...

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Armenian Government’s Decision on Waste Management and Sanitation

Hetq reports that yesterday at the government session the Ministry of Territorial Administration and Infrastructure was recognized as an authorized body in the areas of waste management and sanitation in the Armenian settlements. According to the Ministry...

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1,435,100 USD for Waste and Flood Management in Non-operating Stone Pits in Artik Town, Armenia

Ecolur informs that the Adaptability Fund within the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change has provided a grant of 1,435,100 AMD for the implementation of “Management of Wastes and Floods in Non-operating Stone Pits in Artik Town” pilot project. 4...

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Training on Waste Management and Reduction

Tomorrow, on August 7, from 11: 00 till 16: 00 Azdahak Environmental Center NGO with the support of Eastern Partnership will conduct a one-day training on waste management and reduction in Armenia, Gegharkunik village of Gegharkunik region. The training w...

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Storks Covered with Oil in Armenia Won’t be able to Fly to Africa

Azatutyun.am reports that storks in Hovtashen and neighboring villages are unable to fly; they roam in the streets because their feathers are covered with a thick layer of oil. The Environmental Inspectorate is now examining bird feathers, water flows in ...

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The problems of Lake Sevan with Karine Danielyan

Eco Aghb non-governmental organization has posted on its Facebook page an event scheduled today (August 2nd).  Environmentalist Karine Danielyan will discuss the problems of Lake Sevan; its state, self-cleaning methods, the dangers, as well as possible s...

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“My tree” project

Ethical Living NGO has posted on Facebook page about “My tree” project. It aims to support the solution of air pollution problem. The innovative program represents a mobile application through which one can plant a nominal tree in a special pa...

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World

First Vertical Forest in Africa

World Economic Forum informs the Egyptian desert will host the African continent’s first vertical forest. Italian architect and urban planner Stefano Boeri has unveiled designs for three buildings covered with pollution-absorbing trees and plants in...

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Eco-friendly IKEA

World Economic Forum informs that IKEA will only use renewable and recycled materials by 2030. By 2030 everything IKEA sales will be designed to be re-purposed, repaired, reused, resold and recycled. The store is making all its furniture environmentally f...

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4 Tips to a More Eco-Friendly Business

Entrepreneur informs that going green does not only refer to the environment — it can also refer to businesses. Entrepreneur represents four ways to reduce business’s carbon footprint. Embrace a remote work environment. Moving an office to a r...

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“Do you really need your room cleaned?”

BusinessGreen reports that European chain of a&o Hostels has found a way to ensure as many customers as possible to avoid consuming unnecessary water and resources. A sign asking guests if they really need their room cleaned each day is a common sight...

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Harvesting Food Using Just Sunlight and Seawater

Science Nature’s Facebook page informs that there is a farm in South Australia that turns seawater into fresh irrigation water. It grows 17,000 tons of tomato every year. This is 15 percent of Australia’s annual tomato produce. The farm is bui...

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Bicycles Made Out of Bamboo

World Economic Forum informs that a company in Ghana makes bikes out of bamboo giving young people jobs, transport and better health, protecting the environment and tackling climate change. The founder of Ghana Bamboo Bikes Bernice Dapaah says that the re...

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Microfibers- the Tiniest Enemies

World Economic Forum informs that every time people wash their clothes they are putting plastic in the ocean. 60% of the world’s clothes are made synthetically from petrochemicals, for example, polyester, nylon and acrylic. They contain tiny plastic...

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Ethiopia Sets a New World Record by Planting 350 Million Trees in a Day

United Nations Environment Programme informs that this week, at the Gulele Botanical Garden in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia launched a historic tree planting campaign. Over 350 million trees were planted breaking the world record held by India since 2016...

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Slovenia’s Transition To No Waste

The Guardian informs that Ljubljana is the first European capital to commit to going zero-waste. But fifteen years ago, all of its waste went to landfill. In 2002 Slovenia started with separate collection of paper, glass and packaging in roadside containe...

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Human Health Endangered by Microplastics

Down To Earth has reported that recently plastic has become a major environmental challenge. The pervasive nature of plastic in environment has resulted to its entry in the human body, creating a threat to human health. In contrast to macroplastics which ...

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