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In the Republic On August 12-16 no precipitation is predicted. The South wind speed is 2-7 m/s. The air temperature will not change significantly. In Yerevan On August 12-16 no precipitation is predicted.
2016-08-11 16:15:46
The authors of the research found out that there was not increase in efficiency of material use observed in the recent 2...
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. Fast-expanding demand for materials will, however, require very large investments into new extraction and supply infrastructure and will contribute to local conflict over al...
2016-08-11 16:12:14
Climatic conditions such as warming and increase in humidity strongly affect water-borne diseases and diseases transmitt...
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 as warming and increase in humidity strongly affect water-borne diseases and diseases transmitted through insects. Rising temperatures and variable precipitation are lik...
2016-08-11 16:09:10
'Green' economy means sustainability, social equality, strong democracy and refusal from violence,' Derek Wall
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. We should cover issues of ecology and social justice, equality problem and economic problems. We should realize that people involved in the system of 'green' transformatio...
2016-08-10 11:18:21
5 Day Weather Forecast
In the Republic On August 10-14 no precipitation is expected. Southern wind speed is 2-7 m/s. In the evening hours of August 10 in Ararat valley wind speed may reach up to 15-20 m/s. On August 10-11 the air temperature will go up by 2-3 degrees. In Yerevan On August 10-14 no precipitation is expected. In the evening hours of August 10 wind speech may exceed up to 10-20 m/s.
2016-08-10 11:00:21
Unless we have a government aiming at the use of natural resources, I won't believe that 'green' economy is feasible in ...
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 Armenia and water resources in Georgia, as Manana Kochladze, Regional Coordinator for the Caucasus of CEE Bankwatch Network and Chairman of 'Green Alternative' Environme...
2016-08-09 11:33:14
5 Day Weather Forecast
In the Republic On August 9-13 no precipitation is predicted. The South wind speed is 2-7 m/s. On August 9-11 the air temperature will go up by 3-4 degrees. In Yerevan On August 9-13 no precipitation is predicted. In the evening the wind speed may exceed up to 18-20 m/s.
2016-08-09 11:24:58
Attention! On August 10-13 high temperature
Attention! On August 10-13 high temperature, as well as a high risk of fire is predicted in the valleys and foothills of the republic. It is recommended to avoid physical activity and direct sunlight.
2016-08-09 11:22:34
5 Day Weather Forecast
In the Republic On August 9-13 no precipitation is predicted. The South wind speed is 2-7 m/s. On August 9-11 the air temperature will go up by 3-4 degrees. In Yerevan On August 9-13 no precipitation is predicted. In the evening the wind speed may exceed up to 18-20 m/s.
2016-08-08 16:24:14
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 the implications to ensure needed amounts of energy carriers in the Republic of Armenia, as well as based on the arrangements reached as a result of Iran-Armenia-Russia a...
2016-08-05 17:04:26
5 Day Weather Forecast
In the Republic On the second half of the daytime and on the first half of the night of August 4-8 in northern regions short rain with thunderstorm is predicted. Northeast wind speed is 2-7 m/s, during the thunderstorm the wind speed may exceed up to 15-20 m/s. On August 7-8 the air temperature will go down by 2-3 degrees. In Yerevan In the evening hours of August 4-8 in separate places short rain with thunderstorm is expected. In the evening hours the wind speed may exceed up to 18-20 m/...
2016-08-03 17:22:01
Primer on ''Resource efficiency and cleaner production'' has been developed for SMEs
The Fifth RECP (Resource Efficiency and Cleaner Production) Stakeholder Conference financed by the European Union took place in RA Lori Region. The conference objective is to make progress towards reduction and utilization of wastes in small and medium-sized enterprises. RECP Project is implemented by United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) within the scopes of ''Greening Economies in the Eastern Neighborhood'' (EAP Green) program. The conference focuses on localization and d...
2016-08-03 16:27:54
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 activity was 10 kilometers beneath the surface. The tremor measured magnitude 5 at the epicenter area. The quake was felt in the city of Meghri with 2- 3 points.
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 felt in the area of Artsakh, especially in Stepanakert Town and in Armenia, particularly in Syunik, Vayots Dzor and Gegharkounik Regions, as well as in Yerevan.
2016-08-01 10:34:20
Statement on the Mass Violation of Human Rights in the Republic of Armenia
TO: Vladimir Shkolnikov, Senior Human Rights Advisor for South Caucasus, UN OHCHR Juan Mendez, UN OHCHR Special Rapporteur on Torture Maina Kiai, UN OHCHR Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Assembly and Association Michel Forst, UN OHCHR Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders Thorbjorn Jagland, Secretary General, Council of Europe Nils Muiznieks, CoE Commissioner for Human Rights Mikola Gnatovskyy, President, European Committee on the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Trea...
2016-07-30 12:31:59
5 Day Weather Forecast
In the Republic On the first half of the night and second half of the daytime of July 30-31, August 2-3 and on August 1 in most regions from time to time short rain with thunderstorm is predicted. During the thunderstorm the wind speed may exceed up to 15-20 m/s. The Northeast wind speed is 2-7 m/s. The air temperature will not change considerably. In Yerevan In the evening of July 30, on August 1 from time to time short rain with thunderstorm is predicted. In the evening of July 31, August...
2016-07-29 12:24:23
Eminent Public Domain Recognized Over Land Areas in Davtashen Residential Areas for Road Construction
On 14 July the executive recognized the eminent public domain over a number of land areas of residential areas in Davtashen District. The process is carried out within the loaning agreement 'Sustainable Urban Development Investment Program Trenche- 2': the Asian Development Bank is providing 112.97 million USD.
2016-07-27 17:07:49
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 shall be developed based on the carried out examinations.' What about social support to the victims, the company took the expenses of medical treatment and is willing to c...
2016-07-27 14:00:00
Tree Treatment Works in Progress in Yerevan
Tree treatment works are in progress in Yerevan. As the Information and Public Relations Department of Yerevan Municipality informs, starting from 15 June several tree species have been undergoing treatment in the administrative areas of the capital using several medications. Different medications are used for flower areas. The treatment works will continue till 15 August.
2016-07-26 15:34:56
5 Day Weather Forecast
In the Republic On July 25, 28-29 in most places, in the evening hours of July 26-27 mostly in northern regions short rain with thunderstorm is expected, during the storm wind speed may exceed up to 15-20 m/s. Northeast wind speed is 2-7 m/s. The air temperature won’t change considerably. In Yerevan In the evening hours of July 25-29 storm is predicted, there is a chance of short rain, during the storm wind speed may reach up to 15-17 m/s.
2016-07-24 17:33:19
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 length 44.020 The hypocenter of the seismic activity was 12 kilometers beneath the surface. A 3-4 magnitude quake was felt in the north of Armenia, in particular, in Stepan...
2016-07-22 13:38:28
250 Ha of Territory Burnt Down Within 7 Days in Syunik
Within the last seven years the fire brigades and the employees of Zangezour Biospheric Complex, military servicemen and the locals dealt with extinguishing the fire burst out in Araqsashen community and "Arevik" National Park. As EcoLur was informed by the Ministry for Emergency States, around 250 ha was burnt down, out of which 12 ha was in "Arevik" National Park. All the fires have been extinguished.
2016-07-21 12:54:05
According to Nature Protection Ministry RA, Emissions 'Pure Iron' CJSC and 'Armenian Titanium Production' LLC within Sta...
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 respiratory organs amd womitting, as well as with occasional headaches,' the alarm signal addressed to EcoLur says. EcoLur passed the alarm signal to Nature Protection Ministry, ...
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 considerably, on 23-24 it will go down by 4-5 degrees. In Yerevan On July 20-24 no precipitation is predicted.
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 the amount of 1.66 million AMD. The sanctions imposed by the State Environmental Inspection results in 1.25 million AMD paid to the state budget.
2016-07-18 14:57:36
High Concentrations of Arsenic Available in Underground Waters in Ashotcq and Armavir
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 underground waters of Ashotcq and Armavir regions.
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 especially in Aragatsotn and Armavir Region. The highest class (fourth) hailing process has been recorded. In Armavir Region 21 communities were damaged, out of which 15 ...
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 air temperature will increase by 2-3 degrees. In Yerevan In the evening hours of July 10-11 in separate places short rain with thunderstorm is predicted. During the s...
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 fish was washed away by the river and eaten by the birds, anyway, the scene was disastrous. According to the eye-witnesses, there were thousands of dead fish in that sec...
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 In the evening of July 5-9 in separate places short rain with thunderstorm is expected. During thunderstorm wind speed may exceed up to 15-20 m/s.
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 zoologists, the bear in the video is the brown bear red-listed in Armenia. All red-listed species are on the verge of extinction and these species can’t be taken out of th...
2016-06-24 15:48:57
Summarizing SHPP Monitoring Program
On 21 June 2016, at 13:00, the summary and presentation of the handbook of “Support to SHPP-relating Reforms Through the Dialogue of Public and RA Nature Protection Ministry for Sustainable Use of River Ecosystems” will be held at the American University of Armenia, Paramaz Avedisian Building (PAB), Room 308E (Marshal Baghramyan Avenue 40/1, 3rd floor). First Deputy Nature Protection Minister Simon Papyan, UNDP Environmental Programme Coordinator Armen Martirosyan will make speeches ...
2016-06-20 11:47:14
'Agarak Copper and Molybdenum Combine' CJSC Intending to Expand 'Davazami' Tailing Dump Area
'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 tons per year). It's planned to increase the dam from 810 meters to 920 meters and to accumulate 40.8 million cum tails in the tailing dump with 3.5 million tons per year p...
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 Nature Protection, where it included Jermuk as a project affected community. This version of ESIA clarifies that the company plans to turn Jermuk health resort into a t...
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 inefficient and the local self-government bodies, as a rule, don't take them into consideration when developing their development plans. On 7 March 2012 the government ado...
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
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 locations (Meghri, Geghardalich, Baghramyan-Norakert and Kaghtsrashen) where the mechanical irrigation system will be replaced with gravity (self-flowing) irrigation system...
2016-05-30 14:35:58
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