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A criminal case on illegal resource exploitation

Hetq reported that the Prosecutor General’s Office has issued a statement saying that a gold mine has been extracted with illegal resource exploitation in a specially protected area of Arevik National Park. A criminal case has been initiated upon th...

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“ArmOil” Launching Testing of Oil Product Processing Plant

Ecolur alarms that on June 17 ArmOil, without proper examination, has started the piloting of the oil product processing plant in Yeghvard Town, Kotayq Region, putting the lives of hundreds of people living around the plant in danger. Yelizaveta Asatryan,...

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Environment Day in Botanical Garden

News.am informs that the World Environment Day was celebrated on June 5 in the Botanical Garden of Yerevan. In connection with this event, Armenia’s Nature Protection Ministry and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) signed an agreement with ...

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Public Domain Planned to Recognize Over Plough Lands of 3 Residential Areas for the Construction of “Masrik-1” Solar Photovoltaic Station

“EcoLur” informational NGO informs us that It is planned to recognize eminent public domain over some plough lands of agricultural significance in Mets Masrik Community and Poqr Masrik and Arpunq residential areas of Geghamasar optimized commu...

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Armenia in the Project Fighting Climate Change

CENN informs that Armenia joined the EU’s new regional initiative EU4Climate on 30 April. The goal of the project is to support the EU’s six Eastern partner countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine) to impl...

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Producing Construction Materials from Plastic Waste in Kapan

CENN informs that on 11 May, a new facility for the production of construction materials from plastic waste was opened in Kapan, Armenia. The facility was opened with the EU-funded “Introducing Construction Materials from Plastic Waste” project’s su...

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Lydian Armenia Signs Anonymous Deals

Armenian Environmental Front informs in Facebook page that Lydian offshore company often mentions that it is registered in Toronto stock exchange, hence there should be no doubt in the transparency of the company’s activities or financial deals. Since M...

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Photo Contest ‘‘For the Sake of Clean Nature”

Pan-Armenian Youth Movement NGO organizes a photo contest named “For the Sake of Clean Nature” with the financial support of RA Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs. All RA and LKR creative citizens from 16 to 30 can participate in the contest. For par...

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Forest Mapping Marathon in Dilijan

If you are not indifferent toward forests and see yourself as a guide, then the forest mapping marathon is for you. IRIS foundation and Eco House and Camp are organizing a forest marathon for the mapping of cut trees in the selected areas of Dilijan Natio...

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Pay for Poisoning the Environment

Ecological problems become more and more obvious, because of plastic bags used in everyday life. Even at the remote corners of the nature there is ”evidence” of human civilization. Sputnik Armenia informs that a package of projects on gradual ...

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World

Biodegradable Plastic From Cactus Juice

Sandra Pascoe Ortiz from Mexico has discovered a method which turns cactus leaves into a material with similar properties to plastic. She wants to replace plastic cutlery, bags and other single-use products. But how does she do it? Cut the leaves. Peel th...

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Notre Dame as an Eco-Cathedral?

Euronews reports that after the world has mourned the devastating loss of Paris’ beloved Notre Dame, there have been flaming debates over how best to restore the ancient cathedral, with proposals coming from architects all over the world. One Parisian a...

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Smaller Birds and Mammals Will Dominate Over the Next 100 Years

SienceDaily informs that according to the findings published by researchers at the University of Southampton, in the future, small, fast-lived, highly-fertile, insect-eating animals, which can thrive in a wide-variety of habitats, will predominate. And le...

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Scottish Renewable Energy Serving Countries Around the Globe

Energy Saving Trust informs about a survey stating that more than 70 countries across the world are benefiting from Scotland’s knowledge of renewable energy, including the US, Canada, Germany, Ireland , Sweden, Afghanistan, Angola, Brazil, Fiji, Kazakhs...

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Bacteria that Breaks Down Plastic

Nowadays, when we learn so much about plastic covering seas and oceans and their effect on the environment, the issue of plastic pollution has not left anyone indifferent. TED blog reports about two students Miranda Wang and Jeanny Yao who have identified...

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Louisiana Residents Against “Death Alley”

According to The Gaurdian, Demonstrators in Louisiana stepped off on a five-day march, demanding environmental justice for a region where chemical factory presents greatest risk of cancer to surrounding community. That risk, 50 times the national average,...

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Britain Beating Itself in Two-week Coal-free Record

BBC reports about the longest period (two weeks) since the 1880s that Britain has not used coal to generate electricity. By 2025 the government aims to phase out the UK’s last coal-fired plants to reduce carbon emissions. Fintan Slye, director of th...

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Free Transportation to Tackle Air Pollution

Each year air pollution causes some 4,00,000 deaths and leads to almost 20 billion euros’ expenses in health in the EU. That's why the European Union had given some of its member states a final chance to offer proposals for mitigating vehicular ...

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Transparent Solar Panels: Collectors of Green Energy

AECH 20 informs that Michigan State University researchers’ team developed a fully transparent solar panels that can be placed over a window or any other clear surface. The transparent luminescent concentrator can harvest solar energy without affectin...

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Transition to Sustainable Fashion with its 7 Forms

According to Green Strategy, nowadays sustainable fashion is a topic of hot discussions and has an increasing coverage in media and art seminars across the globe. Companies gradually transform their business models to reduce environmental damage. Consumer...

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