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.

Prime Minister: Government Staff sent ELARD`s conclusion on Amulsar  project to Environment Ministry   
 Wednesday, August 21 2019 14:47

ArmInfo.On August 21, Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan held a regular meeting on the problems with the development of the Amulsar Gold Mine. The head of  the Armenian government wrote about this on his Facebook page.

Prime Minister: It is likely that the release of water from Lake  Sevan will not exceed the threshold of 170 cubic meters established  by law 
 Wednesday, August 21 2019 11:32

ArmInfo.As of August 12 of this year, compared with the same period last year, 51 million cubic meters less water were taken from Lake Sevan, Prime Minister of  Armenia Nikol Pashinyan announced this on his Facebook page.

A Bulgarian company initiated by Teghout in September will conduct an  examination of the Teghut mining project
 Thursday, August 15 2019 18:50

ArmInfo. The Bulgarian company, on the initiative of Teghut CJSC, will conduct an  examination of the Teghut mining project in September, in particular,  geotechnical and hydrogeological studies of the stability of the  tailings and dam. This is stated in the official statement of the  Ministry of Territorial Administration and Infrastructures of the  Republic of Armenia.

Modern technologies are introduced in forests of Armenia to detect  cases of illegal logging
 Monday, August 12 2019 17:54

ArmInfo.Modern technologies will be used in the forests of Armenia to detect cases of illegal logging.

In southern Armenia, CCTV cameras recorded another leopard
 Saturday, August 10 2019 12:21

ArmInfo. CCTV cameras in "Arevik" National Park in Syunik region of Armenia recorded another leopard.

Sargis Shahazizyan: If the operation of Amulsar is considered  catastrophic from environmental point of view, then 90% of mining  enterprises should have been suspended 
 Thursday, August 8 2019 18:10

ArmInfo. If the operation of the Amulsar project is considered disastrous from an environmental point of view, then 90% of mining enterprises should have been  suspended. Such an opinion was expressed by the former Minister of  Nature Protection of the Republic of Armenia, Advisor to the Director  of the Institute of Geology of the National Academy of Sciences of  Armenia Sargis Shahazizyan at a press conference on August 8.

Expert: There is no catastrophic situation on Lake Sevan at this  moment 
 Thursday, August 8 2019 18:02

ArmInfo. There is no catastrophic situation on Lake Sevan at this moment. This opinion was expressed on August 8 at a press conference by former Minister of  Environment of the Republic of Armenia, Advisor to the Director of  the Institute of Geology of the National Academy of Sciences of  Armenia Sargis Shahazizyan.

WRI: Armenia ranks 17th in the list of countries with high water  shortages
 Tuesday, August 6 2019 17:45

ArmInfo.Armenia was on the 34th place in the list of 164 countries of the world where there is a shortage of water. This is stated in the report of the World  Resources Institute (WRI), published on Tuesday, August 6.

On the fact of contamination of stork plumage in the Ararat region,  administrative proceedings were instituted
 Tuesday, July 30 2019 12:50

ArmInfo. In the inspection body of nature protection and subsoil, administrative proceedings have been instituted on the fact of contamination of stork feathers in the  community of Hovtashen of the Ararat region.

Environmental state of Lake Sevan and illegal logging in forest areas  were discussed at a meeting of the Nature Protection Ministry`s  Public Council
 Tuesday, July 23 2019 13:55

ArmInfo. The issues of the ecological status of Lake Sevan and the prevention of illegal logging in forest arrays of Armenia were discussed yesterday at a meeting of the Public  Council under the Minister of the Nature Protection.

Expert: Sevan cleaning stations only exacerbate lake pollution
 Wednesday, July 17 2019 16:50

ArmInfo. One of the main causes of Sevan pollution is the discharge of sewage into the lake from almost all of Gegharkunik's settlements. On July 17, during the working discussion "Problems of Lake Sevan and ways to solve them", initiated  by the Prosperous Armenia Party, Chairman of two committees on Lake  Sevan Ecosystem Preservation both by Armenian President and National  Academy of Sciences of Armenia Yuri Javadyan stated.

Head of Ministry of Healthcare believes that Lake Sevan is gradually  self-cleaning; experts do not think so
 Tuesday, July 16 2019 17:25

ArmInfo.The process of self-purification of Lake Sevan continues, Armenian Healthcare Minister Arsen Torosyan said on his Facebook page.

Ecologist: On the issue of Sevan, it is necessary from words proceed  to action
 Tuesday, July 16 2019 16:53

ArmInfo.The civil society has been talking about the problem of Sevan for many years, and today urgent steps need to be taken to save it. Inga Zarafyan, president of   "EcoLur" Informational NGO  reported this on July 16 at the press  conference in Yerevan.

RA Deputy Prime Minister: Climate change threatens Lake Sevan
 Tuesday, July 16 2019 11:07

ArmInfo. Climate change threatens Lake Sevan, Armenian Deputy Prime Minister Tigran Avinyan said at a conference on investing in a "climate economy" and energy  efficiency in the context of implementing sustainable development  goals.

Tigran Avinyan in New York will be the main speaker at the discussion  of energy efficiency and environmental protection issues
 Monday, July 15 2019 18:13

ArmInfo.Armenian Deputy Prime Minister Tigran Avinyan today at the UN headquarters in New York will be the main speaker at the discussion of energy efficiency, innovation and environmental issues. The round table will be held in  the framework of the UN High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable  Development under the auspices of ECOSOC.

Minister: Lake Sevan level increased by 1 cm, and the process of  "flowering" slowed down
 Thursday, July 11 2019 16:57

ArmInfo. The level of Lake Sevan  in Armenia increased by 1 cm.  On this July 11, at a press conference  in Yerevan, Minister of the Environment Eric Grigoryan stated.

Minister: Armenian government will be consistent in its fight against  illegal deforestation
 Wednesday, July 10 2019 11:39

ArmInfo. The Armenian government will be consistent in its fight against illegal  deforestation, Minister of the Nature Protection Erik Grigoryan said  on July 10, introducing the draft amendments in the Criminal Code and  in a package of related laws aimed at toughening measures for illegal  deforestation. It should be noted that the country's parliament  agreed with the legislative initiative of the government, having  adopted the package in the second and final reading.  

Minister: The state will allocate funds for cleaning up Lake Sevan
 Tuesday, July 9 2019 12:28

ArmInfo.The state will allocate funds for cleaning up Lake Sevan.  The Minister of Nature Protection Erik Grigoryan said this on July 9 at National Assembly of  the Republic of Armenia commenting on the waterlogging of the lake.

Minister: Economic expectations from an investment program are often  fraught with environmental risks
 Tuesday, July 9 2019 12:03

ArmInfo. Economic expectations from an investment program are often fraught with environmental risks. This was stated on July 9 at the extraordinary meeting of the  National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia by the Minister of  Nature Protection Erik Grigoryan, speaking about the results of the  preliminary examination on the Amulsar deposit.  

Armenia turned to UNESCO with a proposal to give Sevan status
 Thursday, July 4 2019 17:09

ArmInfo. In 2019, the water withdrawal from Sevan Lake is significantly inferior to last year's volumes - as of today, by 15-20 million cubic meters. Nevertheless,  the presence of a number of factors continues to damage the lake's  ecosystem.