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About 100 Trees Were Illegally Felled Down in Stepanavan

The Armenian police inform that on 3 May dozens of various trees were felled down in No12 guard of Stepanavan forestry. According to the official press release, on 10 May Hakob A, aged 23, and Mikayel G., aged 24, were taken to the police unit where they ...

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Will the Germans Endure This?

Heinrich-Böll German foundation informs that days ago they organized a meeting with Armenian politicians and activists in Berlin. In the meeting the former head of Nature Protection and Soil Inspection Artur Grigoryan showed a video about Artsvanik taili...

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Violations in Lake Sevan Ecosystem as Crime Against Nature, Humanity and State

Օn May 8, 2019 Public Environmental Court tried the case on “Hazards Threatening Lake Sevan Having Strategic Significance for Armenia”. The participation and responsibility of Armenian authorities in the situation which is a result of violati...

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Rally for Amulsar

In the event opened in Facebook, Armenian Environmental Front invites to join a rally  at 16:00 on 11 May 2019 on the square called “Stop for Taxis” in Ajapnyak, Jermuk Town, a big rally for the sake of Amulsar. Before the launch of the rally, a symb...

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“No to Metal Mining!” Petition

s Armenian Environmental Front informs in the Facebook page, it is already the 5th community of Armenia (Yeghegnadzor, Areni, Noyemberyan, Gladzor, Jermuk), where residents have represented a petition with their signatures on forbidding metal mining andma...

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International Atomic Energy Agency Delegation at the RA President’s Office

As the official website of the president of Armenia informs, RA president Armen Sarkissian received the delegation led by Yukia Amanoy, Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency. During the meeting president Sarkissian has mentioned that ...

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68 Million AMD – The Apple of Discord of Sotq Community

According to “EcoLur” Informational NGO, in 2012, Sotq Community in Gegharkounik Region approved Sotq gold mining re-equipment project: the community gave 1047 ha of land area for rent to “GeoProMining Gold” Company developing Sotq mine. I...

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Discussion in the RA MNP on the Steps Towards the Promotion of the Green Economy

Minister of Nature Protection Erik Grigoryan received Arshaluys Jeknavorian – Ayzenbauer, former years-long executive director of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)- who is paying a private visit to Armenia- accompanied...

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Nikol Pashinyan on Alaverdi Copper Smelting Plant, Teghout and Amulsar Mines

Yesterday at the session at the National Assembly, Armenian Acting PM Nikol Pashinyan spoke about the closedown of Alaverdi Copper Smelting Plant, cessation of Teghout copper and molybdenum mine and the situation around Amulsar mine. “It is impossib...

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Nature Lover Received Threats for Protection of Green Area in Yerevan

Yesterday, as “EcoLur” Informational NGO stated, they had received an alarm from Yerevan resident Meri Khachatryan, a nature lover and a translator, that the Chair of ‘Jrvezh-1’ Condominium in Nor Norq administrative area was threa...

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World

JPMorgan Chase: The Worst Bank

Green America reports that JPMorgan Chase is now considered the worst bank in the world for people and the planet. It turns out that banks play an enormous role in climate change, as they finance fossil fuel expansion. JPMorgan Chase is the N1 funder of f...

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Tips to Drive with Less Emissions and Costs

Driver Training Consultant for the Energy Saving Trust Bob Saynor’s work includes assisting drivers to understand the principle of “Ecodriving”. “Ecodriving” is a driving style that can help reduce fuel consumption, extend an electric vehic...

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Emperor Penguins at Danger

CNN informs that the world’s second-largest emperor penguin colony has almost disappeared, according to a new report, raising concern about the effects of climate change on the species. In the report researchers from the British Antarctic Survey (...

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A Hidden Source of Plastic Pollution: Our Clothes

According to NBC News, the plastic bottles, straws or grocery bags that wash on beaches are some of the most visible signs of plastic pollution. But scientists say there is another source that is even more difficult to clean up — and it’s hiding in o...

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Encourage Carters to End the Toxic Textiles

The textile manufacturing industry uses more than 8,000 chemicals and it accounts for 20% of industrial water pollution. The chemicals used can harm not only workers and the environment, but also consumers. It is unknown what particular chemicals are bei...

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Biodiversity Crisis

Inside Climate News has published the results of a report by an authoritative global scientific panel which concluded that biodiversity is declining faster than at any time in human history and a million species are on the brink. According to the report,...

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The closure of Three Mile Island Nuclear Power Plant

The New York Times informs that forty years after the worst commercial nuclear power plant accident in United States history, Three Mile Island in Pennsylvania, the only nuclear power reactor still operating there is preparing to shut down. Disaster struc...

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How Russian cities are cleaning up their air

Konstantin Fomin, the media coordinator for Greenpeace Russia, informs that last year at the events of the c, it was impossible to ignore the serious problem air pollution. Research by Greenpeace Russia showed that air pollution has long been a widespread...

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£2 million for eCargo Bike Fund is now available

From the 1st of April of this year Energy Saving Trust is encouraging applications for a new £2 million fund set up by the Department of Transport to help companies invest in electric cargo bikes. The eCargo Bike Grant Fund is available to limited comp...

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Why to join Greenpeace to fight plastic pollution?

Plastic pollution might be very visible in the Philippines and other Asian countries, but the crisis started somewhere else. It began in the boardrooms of the top multinational companies when they decided to dump products packaged in single-use, non-recyc...

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