Armenian authorities do not consider danger of losing city of Jermuk  as resort of int`l significance - NGOs declare

 Thursday, January 25 2024 21:37
Armenian authorities do not consider danger of losing city of Jermuk  as resort of int`l significance - NGOs declare

ArmInfo. A group of public organizations and residents of the city of Jermuk opposed the  possible development of the Amulsar gold mine.

On the territory of Armenia it will be forbidden to produce  substances that contribute to the destruction of the ozone layer
 Friday, January 24 2020 11:29

ArmInfo.In Armenia, it will be prohibited to produce substances that contribute to the  destruction of the ozone layer. At its January 24 sitting, the RA  National Assembly amended the law "On Substances that Deplete the  Ozone Layer" and related laws.

Deputy Minister: Armenia is the 4th in the region in the list of  vulnerable countries threatened by global warming
 Thursday, January 23 2020 18:39

ArmInfo. Armenia is the fourth in the region in the list of vulnerable countries, which is threatened by global warming. Deputy Minister of the Environment  Irina Ghaplanyan announced this on January 23 at a meeting of the  Parliament.

Environmentalist: Armenia does not pay attention to the issue of  climate change in terms of impact on biodiversity
 Monday, January 13 2020 18:00

ArmInfo. In Armenia, the competent authorities do not pay due attention to the issue of climate change in terms of impact on biodiversity. This was stated by  the head of the

Territory of Khosrov Reserve may enlarge by 8 thousand hectares
 Wednesday, December 25 2019 15:35

ArmInfo. The territory of the Khosrov Reserve can Territory of Khosrov Reserve may enlarge by 8 thousand hectares. Minister of Environment of the Republic of Armenia  Erik Grigoryan at a December 25 press conference announced this.

Minister: The level of Lake Sevan in 2019 increased by 6 cm
 Monday, December 23 2019 16:52

ArmInfo. Compared to 2018, the level of Lake Sevan increased by 6 cm (or 78 million cubic meters of water, Ed.). Minister of Territorial Administration and  Infrastructures of the Republic of Armenia Suren Papikyan announced  this on December 23 during the final press conference.

Ecologist: 2019 was marked by an unprecedentedly active struggle of  local residents against mining companies
 Friday, December 20 2019 16:26

ArmInfo. 2019 was marked by an unprecedentedly active struggle of local residents against mining companies.

State of Lake Sevan continues to concern ecologists
 Friday, December 20 2019 16:24

ArmInfo. The state of Lake Sevan continues to cause concern among ecologists.  As  head of the Association for Sustainable Human Development, Karine Danielyan,  noted at a press conference on December 20, waterlogging processes in  Sevan intensified, which became especially evident in the last two  years, when in summer the blue-green algae literally captured the  lake.  

Whitefish stocks in Lake Sevan declined for the first time in several  years
 Friday, December 13 2019 16:24

ArmInfo. For the first time in the past few years, commercial stocks of whitefish reduced in Sevan. According to the director of the Institute of Hydroecology and  Ichthyology of the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of  Armenia, Bardukh Gabrielyan, at a press conference on December 13,  this year the commercial stocks of whitefish amounted to about 660  tons, while a year earlier - 740 tons.

Czech experts: Tailing dumps in Akhtala and Mets Ayrum can be  dangerous for local residents
 Friday, December 6 2019 15:05

ArmInfo. Tailing dumps in Akhtala and Mets Ayrum can be dangerous for ecosystems and local residents.  Executive director of the Czech "Arnika" Chemical Safety  Organization Jindrich Petrlik  announced this on December 6 in  Yerevan.

Dangerous situation in Lori: Czech experts found high concentrations  of arsenic in soil
 Friday, December 6 2019 14:59

ArmInfo. Czech "Arnika" Chemical Safety Organization revealed high concentrations of arsenic  in the environment and chicken eggs in the Lori region of Armenia.

Results of Teghut tailing dump  dam stability study will be beknown  in 2020 
 Wednesday, December 4 2019 16:59

ArmInfo. The results of the study of the stability of the dam of the Teghut tailing dump will be known in 2020. On December 4, RA Deputy Prime Minister Tigran Avinyan  stated this in parliament, presenting the Government's response to  the request of the Bright Armenia faction.

Interdepartmental Commission to implement a large-scale forest  planting program in Armenia
 Wednesday, December 4 2019 13:25

ArmInfo. An interagency commission will be created in Armenia to implement a large-scale forest planting program in 2020. According to the official website of  the Government of Armenia, the corresponding decision was signed by  the Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan on December 4.

In Armenia, measures will be taken to organize fishing for whitefish  and crayfish on Lake Sevan
 Thursday, November 21 2019 11:48

ArmInfo. In Armenia, measures will be taken to organize fishing for whitefish and crayfish on Lake Sevan. The government at a meeting on November 21 approved a  draft decision on the organization of fishing on the lake.

US Ambassador: Foreign investors take Amulsar into account when  making investment decisions
 Tuesday, November 19 2019 13:54

ArmInfo. The US approach to the Amulsar field is to ensure fair treatment for this project. The US Ambassador to Armenia Lynn Tracy said this in an interview  with Civilnet, referring to the situation around the gold deposit.   "I also emphasize the need for transparent and predictable rules, as  well as the need for predictability of adoption decisions. In the  end, these are situations that foreign investors will closely monitor  in order to determine the attitude towards foreign investors in the  republic in terms of transparency and justice, "the diplomat said.

Lydian: Claim on invalidation of EIA for Amulsar development program  rejected by Armenian Administrative Court
 Tuesday, November 19 2019 11:27

ArmInfo.  The claim to  invalidate the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) under the  Amulsar gold mine development program was rejected by the  Administrative Court of Armenia. This is stated in the comments of  the Lidian Armenia company developing the field.

Lydian International wonders when the promise of the RA Prime  Minister to respect the rule of law will come true
 Tuesday, November 5 2019 15:26

ArmInfo. Lydian International has responded to a decision by the Ministry of the Environment to limit the use of the Darb River waters in the development of the  Amulsar gold mine.

Minister: If Lydian Armenia company hid or falsified data on uranium  reserves at Amulsar deposit, it will face serious consequences 
 Tuesday, October 29 2019 17:37

ArmInfo. If Lydian Armenia  hid or falsified data on uranium reserves at the Amulsar deposit,  this will lead to serious consequences for it. This was announced on  October 29 at a hearing in parliamentary commissions on the draft  state budget of Armenia by the Minister of Nature Protection of the  Republic of Armenia Erik Grigoryan.

Germany will provide Armenia a grant of 1.5 million euros to study  the situation around Lake Sevan
 Tuesday, October 29 2019 15:31

ArmInfo.The German Ministry  of Education and Science will provide Armenia with a grant of 1.5  million euros to study the situation around Lake Sevan. Minister of  Environment of the Republic of Armenia Erik Grigoryan announced this  on October 29 at a hearing in parliamentary commissions on the draft  state budget of the Republic of Armenia.

Minister: The draft state budget of Armenia for 2020 does not provide  funding for the planting program of 10 million trees
 Tuesday, October 29 2019 15:30

ArmInfo. The draft state  budget of Armenia for 2020 does not provide funding for the planting  of 10 million trees, which was announced on October 10 by Prime  Minister Nikol Pashinyan.

Minister: Samples taken from the Voghchi River indicate excess of MPC  of a number of heavy metals 
 Wednesday, October 23 2019 19:18

ArmInfo.Proceedings have been initiated on the fact of pollution of the Voghchi river in the Syunik region of Armenia caused by an accident at the metal pipeline of the  Artsvanik tailing dump of the Zangezur copper-molybdenum plant.  Minister of Nature Protection Erik Grigoryan announced this on  October 23 during a government hour in parliament.