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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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Good News from Poland

The first batch of 192 new trash bins ordered by Yerevan Municipality was delivered to Yerevan Trans warehouse. Another 218 bins have already crossed Armenian border. The trash bins will be placed in Yerevan streets and yards in a few days, significantly ...

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Smart Trash Bins in Armenia

Armenian Public Television informs that smart trash bins will soon appear in Yerevan streets. People can throw plastic items there getting a discount card for restaurants or shops as a gratitude. ‘Future” project marketing manager Hayk Kazarya...

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Let’s Keep our Home Clean

The Armenian government has posted a video on its Facebook page about a 14-year-old Mikael, who has cleared a part of Gyumri’s Bus Station’s garbage dump. There was a lot of work  to do, and Michael together with his friends cleaned the a...

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Armenia Ranked as the Sixth Country to Produce Waste

USA Today published a list of top 10 countries producing the most waste per capita. Armenia is ranked the sixth among them. USA Today mentions that Armenia does not produce much municipal waste. It is also among the countries producing the least amount of...

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Plastic Free Armenia

The “My Step” charitable foundation has posted in Facebook page that is looking for volunteers to support the preparatory work for behavioral change within the framework of the project “Plastic Free Armenia “. The main aims of the ...

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Sevan-Yerevan Highway was Blocked by the Business Entities of the Littoral Recreation Zones of Lake Sevan

EcoLur informs on July 15 the business entities of the littoral recreation zones of Lake Sevan have blocked Sevan-Yerevan highway demanding to announce at the state level that the quality of Lake Sevan water doesn’t pose any danger to human health. Gegh...

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The Ministry of Health Warns

The Ministry of Health of RA encourages citizens not to swim in some of the coastal areas of Lake Sevan, where bacterial algae is noticed. Bacterial algae meet in the whole world, especially in non-flowing, nutrient-rich waters. Some types produce poisons...

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World

Memorial to the First Glacier Lost in Iceland

CNN reports that the demise of Okjökull (OK for short), which is the first Icelandic glacier lost to climate change, will be memorialized with a plaque by researchers from Rice University in Houston. The monument to Ok glacier in Iceland, will be install...

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What Supermarkets Should Do to Protect the Environment

Independent informs that Waitrose’s trial in Oxford offering consumers certain products free of packaging was a big step. Though the system isn’t revolutionary, it’s the first time that a major supermarket has made a big move away fro...

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July-Earth’s Hottest Month on Record

NBC News informs that experts are already anticipating that July will be the hottest month on record. According to the scientists, it is a sign that the planet’s global climate is warming, and that human activities are causing extreme events such as hea...

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Climate Victory Gardens

Green America has organized a small interesting competition urging people to be a part of climate change solution and start a Climate Victory Garden. Climate Victory Gardens is an opportunity to fight climate change. If people register their gardens ...

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Go Fund Me for Bayfront Glass

Nick Bruno  and John Nowakowski formed Bayfront Glass in June 2019. It is a business that operates in a socially and environmentally responsible manner.  Bayfront Glassis bringing back glass bottle and jar collection in Erie County, Pennsylvania for rec...

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Cutting ‘Flight Shame’ Among Air Travelers

NBC News informs the average American generates around 1 ton of carbon pollution powering every lightbulb, phone, television, computer and kitchen appliance in their home for the period of two months. However, a single round-trip flight from New York to ...

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London May Have Climate Similar to Barcelona by 2050

The Guardian reports about a new research, according to which, in three decades London will have a similar climate to that of Barcelona today because of the likely impacts of the climate crisis, and the change could be accompanied by severe drought. Othe...

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Sneakers Made from Coffee Grounds

Coffee is one of the most consumed products in the world. Around 2 billion cups are drunk every day. However, all that coffee produces a lot of waste. Coffee grounds often end up in landfill or being washed into sinks, contributing to the food waste ...

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Cars Registered Before 2000 are Banned in Paris

Independent informs that the French capital has banned vehicles registered before 2000 to fight pollution in the city. A new law requires all cars to have a sticker indicating which of six categories it fits into — indicating the year of the vehicleR...

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A Dutch Company Discovering New Dyeing Methodology

The textiles industry consumes a lot of water and chemicals and produces huge amounts of toxic waste, which is a serious problem in countries like China, India, Bangladesh, Vietnam and Thailand. World Economic Forum represents a Dutch company, called...

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