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
World Bank loans pushing for “war” on water
In 2013 World Bank provided around 30 million USD as a loan to Republic of Armenia for improving its irrigation systems. The loan was provided under the condition to repay it within 30 years. The Armenian government in its turn plans to contribute with 7.5 million USD. The project is planned to be realized within 4 years in 4 lo...
2016-05-30 14:35:58
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
Poachers destroyed this rhino’s face: Veterinarians are trying to fix it (video)
The white rhino was left to die last spring. Poachers had entered the reserve in South Africa’s Eastern Cape province, sedated the female with a dart tranquilizer, and hacked off her horns and part of the skull under them. When the reserve’s owners found the rhino days later, news reports said, the gruesome hole in ...
2016-05-14 11:57:57
It's Alive! The world's first algae-powered building (video)
There is a building in Hamburg, Germany, which is entirely powered by algae. Inside the glass panels is a green liquid in which you can see little bubbles rising to the surface. This is the result of having a bio-reactor built into the facade, which heats the 15 flats in the building. The motor is micro algae, and the principle...
2016-04-14 12:40:50
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