Armenia

According to Nature Protection Ministry RA, Emissions 'Pure Iron' CJSC and 'Arme...
EcoLur has received an alarm signal from Yerevan resident that it's impossible to breathe air from from 21:00 p.m. to 01:00 a.m. because of the emissions by 'Pure Iron' CJSC and 'Armenian Titanium Production' LLC. 'On these hours an extremely heavy strink gest spread in the neighborhood, which leads to deteroriation of respirato...
2016-07-20 19:32:52
Fire in Arevik National Park Has Been Burnt Down Entirely
The fire resumed in Arevik National Park was extinguished entirely at around 10:28 on 19 July. As a result of fire burst in the area adjacent to Araqsashen Village around 250 ha grass-covered area has been burnt down, out of which 5 ha is located within Arevik National Park.
2016-07-19 18:38:38
5 Day Weather Forecast
In the Republic On July 20-22 no precipitation is predicted. On 23 in northern regions, on 24 in Lori, Tavush, Syunik and Artsakh short rain with thunderstorm is predicted. The Northeast wind speed is 2-7 m/s, during the storm the wind speed may exceed up to 15-20 m/s. On June 20-22 the air temperature will not change conside...
2016-07-19 17:31:38
1.66 Million AMD Damage Caused to Environment
The Nature Protection Ministry informs that from 11.07.2016–15.07.2016 the State Environmental Inspection detected violations during inspections it carried out, which resulted in drawing up 17 decisions on administrative fines in the amount of 1.4 million AMD, while the total damage caused to environment was estimated in t...
2016-07-18 14:57:36
High Concentrations of Arsenic Available in Underground Waters in Ashotcq and Ar...
There are high concentrations of arsenic in the underground water of Ashotcq and Armavir regions, as the project of environmental impact expert assessment and strategic evaluation of Akhuryan Water Basin Management Plan says. The project proposes to conduct a research monitoring to detect high concentrations of arsenic in the un...
2016-07-15 16:56:26
5 Day Weather Forecast
In the Republic On July 15-19 no precipitation is predicted. The Northeast wind speed is 2-7 m/s. The air temperature will gradually go up by 2-3 degrees. In Yerevan On July 15-19 no precipitation is predicted.
2016-07-14 17:30:07
21 Communities in Armavir Region Suffered from Heavy Hail
Last year around 69,000 shots were made from anti-hail stations, as 'Armenian State Hydrometeorological and Monitoring Service" SNCO Director Levon Vardanyan said at the weekly consultation held at Ministry for Emergency States on 11 July. He mentioned despite these measures the heavy rain and hail caused much damage on 10 July ...
2016-07-11 15:44:18
5 Day Weather Forecast
In the Republic At night and on the second half of the daytime of July 10-11 in most regions short rain with thunderstorm is predicted, in separate places hail is possible. On July 12-14 no precipitation is expected. Southwest wind speed is 2-7 m/s , during the storm wind speed may exceed up to 20-25 m/s. On July 13-14 the a...
2016-07-09 17:28:47
Dying Fish in Hrazdan River Already A Tradition
EcoLur has again received an alarm signal about the mass elimination of the fish in the Hrazdan River this time from Nazeli Vardanyan, Director of 'Forests of Armenia' NGO and Pan-Armenian Environmental Front: 'There are numerous dead fish in the Hrazdan River, in the section called Korea Gorge. Before our arrival, a part of the...
2016-07-04 17:45:02
5 Day Weather Forecast
In the Republic At night and on the second half of the daytime of July 5-9 in most regions short rain with thunderstorm is expected. In separate places hail is possible. Southwest wind speed is 2-7 m/s, during the storm wind speed may exceed up to 20-25 m/s. The air temperature won’t change considerably. In Yerevan I...
2016-07-04 17:27:08
Hazardous Phenomenon for Our Times to Lock Wildlife Animals in Cages
There is an increasingly hazardous tendency in Armenia – to obtain wildlife animals and to keep them in capture. Not only rare animals are in demand, but also predators, including red-listed ones. There is a video posted on Facebook, which shows how captures bear hits itself the walls of the cage. According to the zoologi...
2016-06-24 15:48:57
'Agarak Copper and Molybdenum Combine' CJSC Intending to Expand 'Davazami' Taili...
'Agarak Copper and Molybdenum Combine' CJSC intends to expand the area of 'Davazami' Tailing Dump owned by Agarak Copper and Molybdenum Combine making it from 93 ha to 128 ha. The expansion of the tailing dump area is conditioned with the increase in productivity of Agarak Copper and Molybdenum Combine since 2010 (3.5 million to...
2016-06-14 17:43:56
Hunting Case of Red-Listed Bezoar Goat in Vayots Dzor
The policemen in Vayots Dzor Region have caught a poacher who had hunted red-listed Bezoar goat: he lives in Yeghegnadzor Town. He had acknwoledged that he had hunted with the gun owned by his father in Gnishik community. Both the hunted animal and gun had been confiscated, as RA police informs.
2016-06-08 13:45:22
Amulsar Mine and Vague Future of Jermuk According to Lydian
British offshore company Lydian International Limited registered at Toronto Stock Exchange plans to exploit gold mine in Amulsar. For years it didn’t include Jermuk town as an area affected by the project. However, in May 2016 it presented its 4th document on Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) to Ministry of...
2016-06-06 16:54:05
Natural Disaster in Artik Resulting from Non-Assessment of Risks
The natural disaster occurred in Artik is the result of not assessing the risks. Reminder: on 24 June the houses and streets in Artik towns were flooded and filled with mud because of unprecedented precipitation. Thus case proved that the decisions and programs adopted for the reduction and management of risks in Armenia are in...
2016-06-06 16:24:41
21 Trees Illegally Cut Down in "Dilijan" National Park
As the Information and Public Relations Department of Nature Protection Ministry informs, the workers of “Dilijan” National Park SNCO detected and drew up 8 protocols of forest violations for illegally cut down 21 trees in May 2016.
2016-06-03 20:41:44
Today is ‪‎World Migratory Bird Day‬
Today is ‪‎World Migratory Bird Day‬! Here’s how atoms in bird feathers and beaks have a part to play. By measuring the ratio of certain atoms in these birds, scientists can understand where they go, where they like to live, and what they eat and drink, which are key for protecting them and their habitats. These atom...
2016-05-14 12:04:05
Another Discussion Around Qaghtsrashen Project Failed (Photos)
Another discussion on Qaghtsrashen gravity irrigation project, which was planned to be held in Garni community yesterday, at 14:00, was failed. Garni residents refused to take part in the discussion initiated by the State Committee on Water Industry and declared they were rejecting this project. Kotayk Regional Head Karapet Gulo...
2016-05-13 17:49:46
Garni Residents Blocked the Yerevan-Garni Highway Again
Right now Garni Residents again blocked the Garni-Yerevan highway and refuse to participate in the discussion of the project of taking water from the Azat river. Recall, that today in was invited a discussion about the project of Kaghtsrashenirrigation system.   Photo from Facebook page of the Pa...
2016-05-12 15:49:32
The bill present to the NA runs counter to the optimal forest commitment defined...
If measures are not taken over the greenhouse gas emissions reduction, then the temperature in Armenia will rise by 3-4 degrees. As a measure to mitigate climate change Armenia is committed to bring its wooded areas up to 20.1 percent by 2050. During a round table on the topic "Susta...
2016-05-12 12:02:49
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