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Giorgi Gvimradze: Russia's fate hangs in the balance in Ukraine

Replenishment of authorized capital to allow Anelik Bank to multiply its achievements and launch more ambitious projects

Ashot Manucharyan: Neither the West nor the OSCE Minsk Group can settle the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict

MP from Prosperous Armenia Party slums his colleagues from Republican Party for dissimulation and inconstancy

Parliament member: Prosperous Armenia Party goes to the regular election, but is ready to any force-major situations

Seven media organizations condemn attack on female reporter by Armenian Parliament's Security Head

Seyran Ohanyan: All persons responsible for omissions in military units will be severely punished

Latest models of Lenovo mobile phones are now available at VivaCell-MTS service centers

Seyran Ohanyan: Hakob Injighulyan, an Armenian captive who was handed over by Azerbaijan to a third country, is willing to return to Armenia

Levon Zurabyan: For the first time Prosperous Armenia Party says retention of power by incumbent authorities inadmissible

Gipuzkoa Province (Spain) President recognizes Nagorno-Karabakh Republic

HIGH FEST International Performing Arts Festival to kick off on 1 October

NSW Legislative Council adopts motion, adding its voice to international condemnation of Azerbaijan on its aggression directed towards Republic of Nagorno-Karabakh and Republic of Armenia

Armenian DM: Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh will not accept one-sided concessions in Nagorno-Karabakh peace process

Seyran Ohanyan visits army unit where a soldier committed suicide lately

Yerevan Brewery fined $1.5mln

VivaCell-MTS and Synopsys Armenia continue successful cooperation with the European Regional Academy to provide Armenia with industry ready graduates

Because of the Western sanctions against Russia, Air Armenia could not technically pay accounts for the flight navigation services

100 participants in Beeline-Nurcard campaign receive awards

ICRC Yerevan Office confirms information on transfer of Azeri citizen to Azerbaijan

VTB Bank (Armenia) finances construction of modern multi-function residential estate in Yerevan

Young man that illegally crossed the Armenian-Turkish border has been identified

The New York Times: Moscow seems to have been aggravating a longstanding conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan while playing peacemaking overlord to both

08/09 13:38 Climate changes and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions discussed in Yerevan

Workshop on climate changes and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions has kicked off in Yerevan, Armenia, for Asia-Pacific region and Eastern Europe. The event that has brought together 54 representatives from 47 countries will end on 10 September.

02/09/2014 16:44

Despite protests of environmentalists, Mego Gold Company gets permission to launch construction of third Tukhmanuk tailing dump

Despite protests of environmentalists, Mego Gold Company gets a permission to launch the third Tukhmanuk tailing dump.

27/08/2014 15:09

Expert: Increase in water release from Lake Sevan endangers the lake ecosystem

The Armenian Government's decision to increase the water release from Lake Sevan to 270 mln cu m endangers the lake ecosystem, environmentalist Knarik Hovhannisyan said at today's press conference in Yerevan.

31/07/2014 15:30

A leopard family in the south of Armenia gives birth to two cubs

A leopard family in the Arevik National Park in the south of Armenia has given birth to two cubs, Head of WWF Armenia Karen Manvelyan told journalists on Thursday.

30/07/2014 16:15

Nature protection minister charges to resolve problems of several tailing dumps on Syunik region

Armenia's Nature Protection Minister, Aramais Grigoryan, accompanied by the governor of Syunik region, Vahe Hakopyan, and other officials visited today the tailing dumps of Zangezur copper and molybdenum plant, "Dundee Precious Metals Kapan" and Agarak copper and molybdenum plant.

29/07/2014 18:52

Poaching and illegal hunting tours endanger birds in Armenia

The hunting season in Armenia traditionally opens in August. In the meantime, the environmentalists do not cease claiming that the lack of proper control along with the hunters' incompetence may endanger the Red Book bird species.

25/07/2014 01:01

Armenian environmentalists comment on Red Book apes imported to Armenia

In early July "The Sydney Morning Herald" published an article about thousands of great apes, which are killed or trafficked into "slavery" each year in a multi-million dollar illegal trade. "Organised criminal networks, involving corrupt government officials, threaten great apes with extinction by trafficking them to be used as performers or pets," said Daniel Stiles, from the Project to End Great Ape Slavery (Pegas), a campaign group launched to raise awareness of their plight.

23/07/2014 16:29

No third tailing dump in Tukhmanuk

The confrontation of ecologists and Melik village residents against "Mega gold" company, which was going to build the third tailing dump, seems to end. As the head of the "Centre for birds lovers", Silva Adamyan, told Arminfo correspondent, Armenia's Nature Protection Ministry declined the project, as it would negatively affect the environment.

22/07/2014 18:12

Lake Sevan is on the verge of environmental disaster

She said that the situation on the lake keeps deteriorating under the impact of external factors. On the one hand, the shores, which have not been cleared from trees and bushes but have found themselves under water due to the project on raising the water level of Lake Sevan, lead to bogging of the lake. On the other hand, 60% of the water is polluted and endangers the ichthyofauna. Adamyan added that the temperature of the lake water is rising, which is also a negative factor.

22/07/2014 13:05

Expert: Decision to increase water release from Lake Sevan to 270 mln cu m is a shady transaction

The decision to increase the water release from Lake Sevan to 270 mln cu m is a shady transaction, Head of the Green Union of Armenia Hakob Sanasaryan has told ArmInfo.

21/07/2014 17:48

Hakob Sanasaryan: Armenia has chosen the path of destroying its water resources

The key threat to the country's water resources is the rapid development of the mining industry. "Almost all the tailing dumps of Armenia are in the riverbeds and this contains serious risks. Heavy metals and toxic elements penetrate into the rivers and then into reservoirs and irrigation systems", says Sanasaryan.

10/07/2014 11:21

Expert: Armenia faces the threat of environmental migration due to mining development rates

Armenia faces the threat of environmental migration due to mining development rates, Karine Danielyan, Head of the Association for Sustainable Human Development, has told ArmInfo.

02/07/2014 20:18

Since 1953 air temperature in Armenia has risen by 1.03 degrees

From 1953 till 2012 the air temperature in Armenia rose by 1.03 degrees, Aram Gabrielyan, National Focal Point of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UN FCCC), said at today's workshop.

27/06/2014 03:10

Hakob Sanasaryan: Inactive tailing dumps in Armenia constitute a serious environmental threat

The environmentalists have repeatedly pointed out that the recultivation of the inactive tailing dumps is not done properly. Along with the lack of isolation of the bottom of the tailing dump, this contributes to penetration of the heavy metals into the groundwater systems. Moreover, the surface dust of the tailing dumps spreads in the environment.

09/06/2014 15:30

Activists: Akhuryan River almost dry because of small-scale hydropower plants

Akhuryan River has almost dried out because of small-scale hydropower plants, says the Pan- Armenian Environmental Front.

28/05/2014 00:12

Brook trout may become a Red Book species due to small hydropower plants

The development of small hydropower plants (HPP) may endanger some fish species, including the brook trout. WWF Armenia Head Karen Manvelyan has told ArmInfo that fish simply disappear from some rivers of Armenia, particularly, from the rivers Tsav, Marts, Akhuryan and Yeghegis. Manvelyan thinks that Armenia should toughen the control over construction of small HPPs.