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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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“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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World

Utah Valley University’s ‘‘Green” Graduation Gowns

NowThis informs that an estimated 70,000 plastic bottles were saved from landfills this year by being recycled into the gowns used in the graduation ceremony at Utah Valley University. The senior director of alumni relations at UVU, Kevin Walkenhorst said...

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Carbon Emission Free Shopping

Online shopping has grown steadily since the dawn of the internet age. But are we creating more emissions by shopping online or are they reducing because we’re not travelling to bricks and mortar stores? Which is more energy efficient – online or high...

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New World Record of Cleaning Ocean Floor with 633 Divers

SunSentinel informs about a new Guinness World Records with 633 scuba divers scooping up trash from the ocean floor near the Deerfield Beach International Fishing Pier. Divers entered the ocean and had to stay in the water at least 15 minutes to be coun...

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Do “climate refugees” exist?

According to Grist’s advice columnist on green living Umbra, the word “refugee” fits the idea of millions of people being forced to relocate due to climate change. The Institute for Economics and Peace, has recently estimated that in 2017,...

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The Solar Industry Represents Smart Export Guarantee

Energy Saving Trust informs that the Smart Export Guarantee (SEG) will guarantee that people installing new solar panels at their home or business will receive a payment for exporting electricity to the grid from the start of next year. SEG will pass into...

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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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