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Armenia

Նոր խորքային հորեր Արմավիրի մարզում

Էկոլուրը տեղեկացնում է՝ Արմավիրի մարզի Արտաշատ, Եղեգնուտ և Զարթոնք համայնքներում առաջիկայում 8 նոր խորքային հոր կհորատվի, ևս 8-ն էլ կվերակա...

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New Deep Wells in Armavir Region

EcoLur informs that in the communities of Artashat, Yeghegnut and Zartonk in Armavir region 8 new wells will soon be drilled and 8 more will be restored. This was reported by Harutyun Gulyan, vice president of the Water Committee. Hambartsum Matevosyan, G...

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Nature is not a Toy to Play With

Levon Galstyan posting pictures of blooming Lake Sevan in his Facebook page informs that 80 years ago those who lowered the level of Lake Sevan were convinced that there would be no problem with the lake. Billions of Soviet rubles and Armenian drams were ...

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About the Harmfulness of Mets Ayrum Tailing Dump

On June 24, 2019, Oleg Dulgaryan, a resident of Mets Ayrum village and a president at Centre for Community Mobilization and Support, made a speech at the Environmental Public Trial. Dulgaryan talked about the Nahatak tailing dump in his village and about...

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A New Cattle Farm in Gndevaz

“Yeremyan Projects” has founded a cattle farm in Gndevaz in the picturesque town of Jermuk. Fleckvieh (simmental) meat and milk producing breeds from “Genetic Austria” GmbH were imported from Austria. “Yeremyan Projects”...

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Unintentional Spending of Purposeful Funds

Ecolur reports that the funds provided for the needs of Kapan Forestry and Syunik Region residents have not been spent purposefully. According to the Public Relations Department of the Prosecutor’s Office of Armenia, as a result of large-scale studi...

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The Ministry of Emergency Situations Urges

Due to the sharp increase in temperature in the country, the danger of fire emergence and spread increases in the forest and adjacent vegetation areas. The Ministry of Emergency Situations urges: Do not throw burning matches and the remainder of the cigar...

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Tourism is Incompatible with Metal Mining in Jermuk

Past.am informs that Jermuk residents have submitted a collective petition with 3000 signatures to the government, Jermuk community council and the community head, demanding to ban metal mining in the region and to develop green ecological economy. Accord...

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Akhtala Residents Demanding to Clean the Territory from Heavy Metals and Toxic Substances

Shamlugh copper mine Ecolur informs that the towns of Akhtala and Shamlugh in Lori province are under the influence of Shamlugh copper mine by “Akhtala Ore Processing Plant” CJSC. In the discussion themed “Be aware and demanding, protect...

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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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World

6 Main Ways to Beat Air Pollution

World Economic Forum has put together 6 main ways to beat air pollution. Leaving the car at home and taking public transport, cycling or walking are key ways we can all make a difference to air pollution. Cutting down on meat and dairy products can reduc...

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Is Chocolate Eco-friendly?

Chocolate is big business. The average UK citizen spends £75.25 a year on it. Energy Saving Trust reports that a 2018 study found that in the UK, the chocolate industry is responsible for two million metric tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissio...

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Solar Panels That Make Water from the Air

World Economic Forum reports about a startup making solar panels that pull clean drinking water from the air. Zero Mass Water produces solar panels that pull water out of the air, filter it, and deliver it to your home faucet. The panel arrays, known a...

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Fighting Air Pollution with Vertical Gardens

The World Economic Forum informs that Mexico City has found an innovative way to fight the air pollution. The city has put vertical gardens alongside busy road to help clean the air. Each garden is covered by more than 2300 plants which absorb pollutants....

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Shine Without Shame

BBC informs about a new biodegradable glitter.  Traditionally glitter is made from plastic, and it ends up in environment and water system. It is just something that gets everywhere. However, people do not even realize that glitter is micro plastic, and ...

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100 Percent Renewable Energy for 300 Days in Costa Rica

World Economic Forum reports Costa Rica is not only a beloved travel destination, but also amazes with its advances in renewable energy. Costa Rica is taking steps towards becoming as environmentally conscious as possible. The country has been working to ...

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A Rainbow Recycling System

BBC informs in the Swedish city of Eskilstuna people follow a unique way to process household waste. It met the EU’s 2020 recycling target of 50 % early. Almost all residents of the city have signed up to a seven bag recycling scheme at home, which ...

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Plastic Bottles for Tuition Fees

Nigeria produces huge amounts of plastic waste, and according to 2017 Ocean Atlas report, Nigeria is ranked number 11 in the world for plastic pollution, posing health risks to citizens and causing environmental damage. CNN informs that living in Nig...

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Emissions of Ammonia Continue to Rise

European Environment Agency informs that according to the annual EEA briefing ‘National Emission Ceilings (NEC) Directive reporting status 2019’ emissions of Ammonia (NH3) rose for the fourth year running, increasing by 0.4% across the EU, from 2016 t...

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Climate Apartheid

The Guardian represents a report by Philip Alston, UN special rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, stating that the world is at risk of “climate apartheid”, where the rich pay to escape heat and hunger caused by the increasing climate crisi...

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