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Time for Armenia to choose: Mining for Development or Systematic Plunder?
17:48 March 30, 2015 | Mining | Lori | Syunik | Vayots dzor
Time for Armenia to choose: Mining for Development or Systematic Plunder?
We urge the citizens of Armenia and our compatriots living abroad not to be indifferent towards this destructive process and realize that time has come for all of us to make a decision - either side with the exploitation of the mines for the sake of our country’s “development” or systematic plunder of the natural resources belonging
S.O.S. Ayrum Campaign getting New Strength
15:58 March 30, 2015 | Mining | Lori
S.O.S. Ayrum Campaign getting New Strength Video
"Akhtala Ore Dressing Combine” CJSC intends to construct a new tailing dump in the area of Tchotchkan and Mets Ayrum communities in Lori Region using 40 ha of agricultural land areas in the communities. It will be the second tailing dump for these communities, which will be closer to the transboundary Debed River and Armenia-Georgia
Mets Ayrum Community Residents' Letter Addressed To All Competent Bodies
13:47 March 27, 2015 | Mining | Lori
Mets Ayrum Community Residents' Letter Addressed To All Competent Bodies
195 residents of Mets Ayrum Community have addressed an open letter to Armenian PM Hovik Abrahamyan, all MPs of the National Assembly, Standing Committee on Agriculture and Environment of the National assembly, RA Public Council, OSCE Ambassador to Yerevan
Quake in Armenia
16:50 March 25, 2015 | Officials | Lori | Shirak
Quake in Armenia
The Seismic Protection Service of MEs recorded a quake of 3.7 magnitude at 20:01 AMT on 24 March. The strength of earthquake shocks in the epicenter
Nature Protection Minister Conducting Wide-Scale Inspections in Akhtala ODC
14:43 March 24, 2015 | Officials | Lori
Nature Protection Minister Conducting Wide-Scale Inspections in Akhtala ODC
Based on EcoLur’s “Alarm Signal from Mets Ayrum: Pasture Hill Owned by Community Destroyed for Unknown Reasons” article, the State Environmental Inspection of Nature Protection Ministry carried out inspection in the area mentioned
Armenian President to Solve Fioletovo Gold Mining Problem
12:23 March 18, 2015 | Mining | Lori
Armenian President to Solve Fioletovo Gold Mining Problem
The situation in Fioletovo community, Lori Region, is tense again. As it turns out, Fioletovo gold mining is on the agenda again. This it’s not the competent ministries
Alarm Signal from Mets Ayrum: Pasture Hill Owned by Community Destroyed for Unknown Reasons
15:55 March 17, 2015 | SOS | Lori
Alarm Signal from Mets Ayrum: Pasture Hill Owned by Community Destroyed for Unknown Reasons
The heavy machinery owned by ‘Akhtala Ore Dressing Combine’ CJSC is destroying the hill considered to be the community pasture in Mets Ayrum Community, Lori Region, as an alarm signal was beaten to EcoLur from Mets Ayrum community
Spitak and Vayq Committed to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 20% by 2020
17:48 March 13, 2015 | Officials | Lori | Vayots dzor
Spitak and Vayq Committed to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 20% by 2020
The municipalities of Spitak and Vayk together with Habitat for Humanity Armenia foundation supported by the European Union implement “Access to renewable and efficient energy in Municipalities Vayk and Spitak” project. “In the upcoming 4 years it’s planned to
Armanis Gold-Polymetallic Mining project Public Discussions Appointed
12:00 March 10, 2015 | Mining | Lori
Armanis Gold-Polymetallic Mining project Public Discussions Appointed
The public hearings on Armanis gold-polymetallic mining project will be held on 24 March, at
S.O.S Mets Ayrum: Join Photo Action Against Construction of Tchotchkan Tailing Dump
16:30 March 03, 2015 | Mining | Lori
S.O.S Mets Ayrum: Join Photo Action Against Construction of Tchotchkan Tailing Dump
A photo action has been launched in the social networks directed against the construction of Tchotchkan tailing dump in the area
Armanis Mine Planned To Be Expanded by Another 70 Ha and To Develop This Area in Opencast Manner
16:02 March 02, 2015 | Mining | Lori
Armanis Mine Planned To Be Expanded by Another 70 Ha and To Develop This Area in Opencast Manner
“Sagamar” CJSC intends to expand Armanis gold-polymetallic mine in Lori Region by another 70 ha for open pit mining, as Stepanavan Aarhus Center Coordinator Manya Meliqjanyan informed
Mets Ayrum Aldermen's Council Gave Green Light to New Tailing Dump Despite Villagers' Objections
14:11 February 26, 2015 | Mining | Lori
Mets Ayrum Aldermen's Council Gave Green Light to New Tailing Dump Despite Villagers' Objections
Not taking into consideration the villagers’ objections, Mets Ayrum Aldermen's Council reached a decision to change the category of 12 ha land
What Are Reforestation Works Carried Out By ArmForest in 2014?
14:01 February 26, 2015 | Officials | Lori
What Are Reforestation Works Carried Out By ArmForest in 2014?
In 2014 at the expense of its own income “ArmForest” SNCO took care of forest cultures planted in previous years in an area of 191 ha and established
On 26 February Mets Ayrum To Decide on Changing Land Area Category for New Tailing Dump of Akhtala ODP
18:46 February 23, 2015 | Mining | Lori
On 26 February Mets Ayrum To Decide on Changing Land Area Category for New Tailing Dump of Akhtala ODP
The Aldermen’s Council of Mets Ayrum community will convene a meeting at 9:30 on 26 February to make a decision on changing the status of 12 ha agricultural land areas for the construction
Akhtala Mining Takes Back Workers Fired Over Wage, Safety Demands
18:02 February 19, 2015 | Mining | Lori
Akhtala Mining Takes Back Workers Fired Over Wage, Safety Demands
After firing thirteen employees at Armenia’s Akhtala Mining and Processing Plant for filing a petition for wage increases and better work safety conditions, management
Maksim Hakobyan's Brother Intimidated Demonstrators
17:15 February 19, 2015 | Mining | Lori
Maksim Hakobyan's Brother Intimidated Demonstrators
The situation in Akhtala is tense, as hundreds of residents are expressing their complaint addressed to the administration of
Social Tension in Akhtala: Ore Dressing Combine Fired Employees and Reduced Their Salaries
15:27 February 18, 2015 | Mining | Lori
Social Tension in Akhtala: Ore Dressing Combine Fired Employees and Reduced Their Salaries Video
Akhtala Ore Dressing Combine fired 22 employees, who took part in the protest demonstration against the combine on 15 February. The cause of the protest demonstration was
Tails of Nahatak Tailing Dump Owned by Akhtala Ore Dressing Combine Dumped into Debed (Photos)
13:25 February 16, 2015 | Mining | Lori
Tails of Nahatak Tailing Dump Owned by Akhtala Ore Dressing Combine Dumped into Debed (Photos) Video
The tails of Nahatak tailing dump owned by Akhtala Ore Dressing Combine are dumped into the Debed River, as EcoLur eye witnessed on 12 February visiting the area of Nahatak tailing dump after
Discussion on Construction of Akhtala Tailing Dump in Mets Ayrum Was Tense
17:30 February 14, 2015 | Mining | Lori
Discussion on Construction of Akhtala Tailing Dump in Mets Ayrum Was Tense Video
Can’t you feel that nature doesn’t exist here? No fruit, not harvest, as the soil is contaminated
Shnogh Residents Addressed Letter to OSCE Ambassador in Armenia in Regard with Teghout Mine
16:47 January 30, 2015 | Mining | Lori
Shnogh Residents Addressed Letter to OSCE Ambassador in Armenia in Regard with Teghout Mine
Shnogh residents have addressed a letter to Andrey Sorokin – the Head of the OSCE Office in Yerevan in regard with Teghout copper and molybdenum mining project, which says, ““Teghout” CSJC is implementing

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