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Armenian Government confirmed order for calculating additional income  in the companies of the energy system by increasing water supply from  Lake Sevan

Armenian Government confirmed order for calculating additional income  in the companies of the energy system by increasing water supply from  Lake Sevan

ArmInfo.Amenian Government on August 17 approved the order for carculating additional income arising in the companies of power system from the sale of electricity produced at the expense of water produced in Lake Sevan in 2017, exceeding 170 million cubic meters. M., and gave permission to Ministry of Energy Infrastructure and Natural Resources to open an  off-budget account.


Experts of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Armenia together  with the air forces of the Ministry of Defense of Armenia conduct  reconnaissance of the area over the Khosrov Reserve
 Thursday, August 17 2017 11:20

ArmInfo. As of 09:00 local time experts of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Armenia  together with the air forces of the Ministry of Defense of Armenia are carrying out reconnaissance of the terrain over the territory of the Khosrov Reserve.

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Ecologist: Fire in Khosrov Forest caused great damage to its  biodiversity 
 Wednesday, August 16 2017 16:25

ArmInfo.Fire in Khosrov Forest state reserve caused enormous damage to its biodiversity. This was announced by the head of the association "For the sake of stable human development", ecologist Karine Danielyan on August 16 at a meeting with journalists.

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On national park "Sevan" territory demolition of illegal buildings  began  
 Tuesday, August 8 2017 18:14

ArmInfo. As of August 1, 748 buildings were dismantled from the inventory of 4,729 illegal structures on the territory of Sevan National Park, of which 95 in 2017. Work on clearing the territory of illegal structures continues, the press service of the Ministry of Nature Protection of Armenia reports.

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Amulsar: Ecology and Рeople
 Thursday, July 27 2017 13:35

ArmInfo. Amulsar gold-bearing quartzite deposit located 14km away from resort town of Jermuk is considered to have the largest gold reserves in Armenia. Geologists discovered the gold-bearing deposit yet in 2006. During the following ten years, they had studied the possibilities, pros and cons of starting operation activities.In 2014, the Government of Armenia granted Mining Right to Lydian Armenia CJSC. In 2015, the Project’s environmental and social impact assessment (ESIA) was approved. Despite that comprehensive,almost 6,000-page document, the company is constantly facing harsh criticism by environmental organizations who do not believe and some do not want to believe in successful implementation of Lydian’s biodiversity conservation measures.In an interview with ArmInfo, Armen Stepanyan, Lydian Armenia Sustainability Director speaks about possible environmental impacts of mine operation and mitigation measures planned. 

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Ministry of Ecology: Issue of water releases from Lake Sevan should  be considered in complex
 Monday, July 17 2017 16:48

ArmInfo."Now the Ministry of Ecology is actively engaged in the implementation of the new government program, which is aimed at solving the main, most important issues in the field of ecology, designed for 2017-2022," Deputy Ecology Minister Eric Grigoryan said at a press conference on July 17.

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Tehran gave Yerevan its concern about the pollution level of the  Araks River
 Friday, July 14 2017 13:56

ArmInfo. The Iranian side is concerned about the pollution of the Araks River as a result of the work of the Agarak Copper and Molybdenum Combine. This was announced during the meeting of the First Deputy Minister of Nature Protection  of Armenia Eric Grigoryan and the Deputy Minister of Energy of Iran  Alireza Daemi on July 14 in Yerevan.

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Expert: Sevan is silent. Water ecosystems do not cry, they die in  silence.
 Tuesday, July 4 2017 19:51

ArmInfo. "Once again, we are convinced of the insolvency of our business executives in the issues of water management," the independent expert on water resources Ph.D.   Knarik Hovhannisyan said in a conversation with ArmInfo correspondent, commenting on the legislative initiative of the Armenian government to increase in 2017 the volume of water releases from Lake Sevan from 170 million cubic meters to 270 million cubic  meters.

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The KfW project on Promoting the protection of biodiversity in  Armenia and protected areas  will be led by the new head - Alvaro  Beriel
 Monday, July 3 2017 13:13

ArmInfo.A meeting was held at  the Ministry of Nature Protection in Armenia within the participation of   the Minister of Nature Protection completing  his mission, the head  of KfW programs on environmental protection Andreas Veitsel, and his successor in this post, Alvaro Berielo.

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Ecologists decisively are against the decision of Armenian Government  on extending extents of water draught from the Sevan 
 Tuesday, June 27 2017 16:38

ArmInfo. The proposal of Armenian Government to  take 100 million cubic meters of water due to the lack of a natural  climate in the sediments was not observed. This opinion was expressed  at the press conference by the chairman of "Association for  Sustainable Human Development" social organization Karine Danielyan.

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On July 4 Armenian parliament to discuss an increase in water flow  from Lake Sevan
 Friday, June 23 2017 17:15

ArmInfo.The Armenian government plans to increase the volume of water release from Sevan to 270 million cubic meters. The issue will be discussed at an extraordinary meeting of the National Assembly on July 4 at 10.00.

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Expert: reduction of water level in Lake Sevan will lead to  irreversible consequences 
 Thursday, June 15 2017 16:12

ArmInfo.The reduction of water level in Lake Sevan will lead to irreversible consequences, Bardukh Gabrielyan, Director of the Institute of Hydroecology and  Ichthyology, Academy of Sciences of Armenia stated during the press  conference on June 15. "I want to refer to all the public persons-we  must not let the level of water in the lake to reach negative  balance, this will lead to increased water swamping  in the lake", he  stressed. 

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Poachers killed two bezoar goats in the forests of Syunik 
 Friday, June 9 2017 18:52

ArmInfo.As a result of inspections of the Nature Protection Inspection of the Nature  Protection Ministry of Armenia, the damage caused to the environment as a result of various illegal actions from people amounted to 6.68 million AMD

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Turkmenistan hosts Central Asian International Environmental Forum
 Tuesday, June 6 2017 15:19

ArmInfo. -A three-day Central Asian International Environmental Forum began its work at Ashgabat on June 5, the Turkmen foreign ministry reported.

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Czech companies are interested in implementing projects in renewable  energy field of Armenia
 Wednesday, May 31 2017 19:53

ArmInfo. A number of Czech companies with significant experience in implementing projects for the development of various spheres in the field of renewable energy held a large presentation for representatives of the Armenian business in Yerevan  yesterday.

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Armenian  Nature Protection Minister: from the point of environment,  our Ministry has no problems related to Armenian NPP operations
 Wednesday, May 31 2017 13:25

ArmInfo.From the point of environment, the Nature Protection Ministry has no problems related to Armenian NPP operations. This was stated to ArmInfo by Artsvik  Minasyan, nature protection Minister.

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Armenian Nature Protection Ministry comes out against water supply inlet extents increase from Lake Sevan
 Wednesday, May 10 2017 18:07

ArmInfo. Artsvik Minasyan, Armenian Nature Protection Minister thinks that it is impossible to release more water from Lake Sevan , even for energy purposes, he stated during a  press conference on May 10. Earlier, Armenian  Government instructed  3 ministries (Ecology, Energy Infrastructures and Natural Resources, Agriculture) to learn the possibility of increasing the water supply inlet  from the Sevan from the previously adopted  rate of 170 million cubic meters m to 1 billion cubic meters  during coming  next 3 years, for the development of hydropower and agriculture.

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Petition is initiated at change.org demanding the prohibition  of  rendering single use polyethylene packets at the trade  points of  Armenia. 
 Tuesday, May 2 2017 16:59

ArmInfo. A petition is initiated at change.org demanding the prohibition of rendering single use cellulose packets at the trade  points of Armenia. The petition is  addressed to RA Government. The petition particularly states:  "Cellulose packets use turned into a problem for whole the planet.   Cellulose packets shares 75% of all the garbage on the planet. Their   dissolving  period forms 10- 400 years. We use those in 20 minutes.  In Armenia one can see cellulose packets as a garbage everywhere. 

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Artsvik  Minasyan find his work as a Minister more productive for  Armenia 
 Monday, April 24 2017 16:06

ArmInfo. Artsvik Minasyan, Armenian Nature Protection Minister, ARFD member, thinks his  work as a Minister is more productive for Armenian than if he had lawmaker mandate, he stated during the conversation with journalists on April 24.

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Minister: All works on Lake Ghosh in Tavush region of Armenia are  suspended
 Saturday, April 22 2017 11:34

ArmInfo. All works on Lake Ghosh in the Tavush region of Armenia are suspended. On April 22 at the hearings on the situation around the lake, which is part of the  National Park "Dilijan", said the Minister of Nature Protection Artsvik Minasyan.

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Nature Protection Ministry  fetched out illegal cut of trees in  Dilijan`s national park
 Thursday, April 20 2017 17:33

ArmInfo. Armenian Nature Protection Ministry, found 171 illegally cut trees (43 beeches,  31hornbeams , 11oaks , 2 maples and 1ash tree) as a result of  additional checking in the 6th district  of Haghartsin, Dilijan's  national park and Idjevan's regional forestry.

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