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The SunChild 7th International Environmental Festival encompasses 83 films, 9 wo...
. The events will take place in a total of 17 venues throughout Yerevan from October 13th to 17th. This year, the SunChild Festival has moved from cinema halls to a wider variety of venues. The aim of this change is to make the events more accessible to the wider public and various target groups. “One of the most importan...
2017-10-13 14:33:18
Lake Sevan, Armenia. most incredible — and affordable — undiscovered holiday des...
As the summer holidays draw near, it's time to start holiday planning. However, you'll likely want to avoid the crowds. Luckily, Mastercard has released a list of Europe’s top little-known — yet affordable — travel destinations to help you avoid the hoards on your next trip. The list of 44 under-the-radar des...
2017-06-24 16:26:27
80 BEARS. SAVE THE BEARS OF ARMENIA
Keeping brown bears is illegal in Armenia. For our '80 BEARS. SAVE THE BEARS OF ARMENIA' campaign, our NGO partner FPWC (Foundation for the Protection of Wildlife and Cultural assets in Armenia www.fpwc.org) has been tracking and documenting the location of brown bears. Illegally stolen from the wild and kept in tiny cages... at...
2017-06-19 16:20:30
Earthquake Hits Azerbaijan
On June 2, at 10:15 local time, the RA MES Seismic Protection Survey Seismological Network registered an earthquake at the northern latitude 41.100 and eastern longitude 47.540 geographic coordinates (Azerbaijan, 60 km northeast from the city of Mingachevir), with 4.4 magnitude and 12 km depth. The tremor measured magnitude 5-6...
2017-06-03 16:06:53
Is Aurora Compatible with Amulsar Mining? Open letter to Ruben Vardanyan and Nou...
To the Founders of the Aurora Humanitarian Initiative Members of Board of Directors of Ameriabank CJSC Noubar Afeyan Ruben Vardanyan Dear Mr. Afeyan, Mr. Vardanyan, Days ago we were surprised and disappointed to learn that Ameriabank CJSC signed a loan agreement with Lydian Armenia providing 24 million USD for gold extracti...
2017-05-27 14:31:06
US commits to Arctic climate change research
The United States will participate in advancing climate change research in the Arctic, a State Department official said, ahead of a summit of Arctic nations later this week where Washington’s commitment to tackling climate change will likely be questioned. The administration of President Donald Trump, who has taking steps...
2017-05-09 13:05:19
EPA cuts will hit minority communities hardest
This story was originally published by The Guardian and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Planned cuts at the Environmental Protection Agency are set to fall heaviest upon communities of color across the U.S. that already suffer disproportionately from toxic pollution, green groups have warned. Pres...
2017-05-04 12:05:11
Why we need methane rules
Wayne Warmack is a contributor to Writers on the Range, the opinion service of High Country News. The owner and operator of Double W Ranch in Durango, Colorado, he retired from ConocoPhillips after a 27-year career in the oil and gas industry. For almost three decades, I worked in the oil and gas industry, moving 22 times to jo...
2017-05-04 11:37:52
Busy shipping lanes could cause 'seal hearing loss'
Seals may experience hearing loss from underwater vessel noise, researchers at the University of St Andrews have said. BBC news says: The study compares seals inhabiting the UK's busy shipping lanes to humans living in noisy cities. Lead author Esther Jones said noise could affect how sea mammals such as whales, dolphins and s...
2017-05-04 11:33:36
Environmental Activists in Russia Exposed to Armed Assault
Recently the activists of GreenPeace Russia and “Environmental Patrol” were exposed to armed assault at their campsite located in Primorsk-Akhtarsky area, Krasnodar Region. They had arrived in Krasnodar region to extinguish fires. “We were told to go back “to our America”. We were pulled out of the...
2016-09-15 15:48:40
"NorNickel" Company Acknowledged that Daldikan River Got Red Because if Its Flows
ABNORMAL RAINS BECAME THE REASON FOR DALDYKAN RIVER CASE In response to the reports made by local media on September 6th regarding changes in coloration of the Daldykan river, situated in Norilsk Industrial area, Nornickel declares: Nornickel has investigated the reasons for temporary color change of Daldykan river located in ...
2016-09-14 14:08:00
The authors of the research found out that there was not increase in efficiency ...
Within the recent 40 years the that global material use has tripled over the past four decades, with annual global extraction of materials growing from 22 billion tonnes (1970) to 70 billion tonnes (2010). If this trend continues, they require 180 billion tonnes of materials by 2050, almost three times today’s amounts. Fas...
2016-08-11 16:12:14
Climatic conditions such as warming and increase in humidity strongly affect wat...
By 2030 climate change is expected to cause approximately 250 000 additional deaths per year, from malnutrition, malaria, diarrhoea and heat stress. These data were presented at the World Health Organization (WHO) conference dedicated to impact of climate change on health, the UN official website says. Climatic conditions such ...
2016-08-11 16:09:10
'Green' economy means sustainability, social equality, strong democracy and refu...
How to ensure 'green' transformation of society? Sociologist, Managing Director of Institute for Political Ecology (IPE), Vedran Horvat presents the problem: 'green' transformation has been launched in the world. It should cover all aspects of our vital activities and people play the most important role in this transformation. W...
2016-08-10 11:18:21
Unless we have a government aiming at the use of natural resources, I won't beli...
The countries of South Caucasus need new and innovative 'green economy', which can ensure the development of our countries and the adaptation to climate change. Political will is needed for its development in order to overcome problems connected with overexploitation and export of natural resources: moil in Azerbaijan, mining in...
2016-08-09 11:33:14
Clarification on Establishing "Energaimpex" Closed Joint Stock Company
RA Energy and Natural Resources Ministry has disseminated a clarifying statement on establishing 'EnergaImpex' CJSC, which says, 'As it's may be known, different transactions of gas and electricity exchange are implemented due to the arrangements reached between the Republic of Armenia and the Islamic Republic of Iran. Based on ...
2016-08-05 17:04:26
Quake in Iran
On August 2, current year, at 14:15 local time, (at 10:15 by Grinvich), a magnitude 3.8 earthquake was registered by the RA MES Seismic Protection Survey Seismological Network. The geographical coordinates of the epicenter are north width 38.560 and east length 46.670 (Islamic Republic of Iran). The hypocenter of the seismic a...
2016-08-02 11:09:28
Quake in Azerbaijan: It Was Felt Also in Artsakh and Armenia
On 1 August, at 08:46 local time, Seismological Network of Seismic Protection Service of MS RA recorded a quake of 5.0 magnitude, the epicenter of which is located in the territory of Azerbaijan. The epicenter of the quake is located at the depth of 10 km. The strength of underground shakes made up 6-7 points. The quake was fel...
2016-08-01 10:34:20
Drilling Works Launched in Qarqar To Investigate Geothermal Resource
Currently the investigation on the causes of the explosions occurred on 15 and 22 July at Alaverdi Copper Smelting Combine is in progress, which operates ACP Company, a part of Vallex Group Group Company, as Vallex Group PR Specialist Vahram Avagyan told EcoLur. 'In order to prevent such sort of wide-scale accidents, measures sh...
2016-07-27 14:00:00
Earthquake Registered near Armenia-Georgia Border
On July 21, at 19:17, the RA MES Seismic Protection Survey Seismological Network registered a 4 magnitude earthquake in Armenia –Georgia border zone, 18km north-east of Dmanisi town. The tremor measured magnitude 5-6 at the epicenter area. The geographical coordinates of the epicenter are north width 41.390 and east leng...
2016-07-22 13:38:28
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