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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
Lydian International Company Planning to Proceed to Amulsar Mine Construction Stage
15:02 March 11, 2015 | Officials | Vayots dzor
Lydian International Company Planning to Proceed to Amulsar Mine Construction Stage
President and CEO of “Lydian International” Company Howard Stevenson said that “Lydian International” Company plans to ensure the complete financing of Amulsar project and to proceed to the mine construction stage in 2015
S.O.S. Amulsar Initiative: EBRD PCM Decision Non-Grounded
17:45 March 06, 2015 | Dialog with officials | Vayots dzor
S.O.S. Amulsar Initiative: EBRD PCM Decision Non-Grounded
We feel compelled to express our concern regarding the eligibility decision in the case, which is inconsistent with the PCM’s Rules of Procedures (RoP) and demonstrates a worrying disconnect with complainants
No To Mining at Amulsar, Protests in Sweden
12:17 February 27, 2015 | Mining | Vayots dzor
No To Mining at Amulsar, Protests in Sweden
օn February 26, in the capital city of Sweden, a group of environmentalists joined to the campaign against the mining at Amulsar initiated by Lydian International Ltd
Protest Demonstration against Amulsar Mine from Jermuk to Gndevaz  (Photos)
19:21 February 23, 2015 | Mining | Vayots dzor
Protest Demonstration against Amulsar Mine from Jermuk to Gndevaz (Photos)
The protest demonstration organized by S.O.S Amulsar initiative in the frames of "Dznemarduk-2015" festival held in Jermuk Town, Vayots Dzor Region from
Nature Protection Minister Visited "Dilijan" National Park
19:17 February 23, 2015 | Officials | Vayots dzor
Nature Protection Minister Visited "Dilijan" National Park
Nature Protection Minister Aramayis Grigoryan held a working meeting at “Dilijan” National Park. The Minister particularly outlined, “Striving to develop tourism in this area, particularly ecotourism
"Amulsar Mine To Kill Jermuk Resort": Protest Demonstration at "Dznemarduk-2015" Festival (Photos)
12:54 February 23, 2015 | Mining | Vayots dzor
"Amulsar Mine To Kill Jermuk Resort": Protest Demonstration at "Dznemarduk-2015" Festival (Photos)
From 20 to 22 February "Dznemarduk-2015" festival was held in Jermuk Town, Vayots Dzor Region. Jermuk was covered with snow sculptures, which were made by sculptors and amateur groups. S.O.S Amulsar initiative made a surprise
Nature Protection Ministry Armed
18:07 February 17, 2015 | Officials | Gegharkunik | Kotayk | Shirak | Syunik | Vayots dzor
Nature Protection Ministry Armed
Nature Protection Minister Aramayis Grigoryan submitted for the approval of the Armenian Government a draft resolution on providing guns
Amulsar: even "responsible" mining is destructive - Dr. Anahid Shirinian-Orlando
17:00 February 17, 2015 | Mining | Syunik | Vayots dzor
Amulsar: even "responsible" mining is destructive - Dr. Anahid Shirinian-Orlando
Lydian International Limited company, registered in an offshore zone, presented a document entitled "Amulsar Project, November 2014" to Armenians in the Diaspora. This document is superficial, misleading and incomplete. This is what thinks Anahit Shirinian-Orlando, an environmental scientist-engineer living in Los Angeles, who says No to mining at Amulsar
Flagrant “Arpa 3” SHPP Project Issued Positive Opinion
14:46 February 12, 2015 | Water | Vayots dzor
Flagrant “Arpa 3” SHPP Project Issued Positive Opinion
Nature Protection Ministry. The construction of this SHPP caused concerns
Right to Water Violated in Armenia
14:45 February 10, 2015 | Mining | Gegharkunik | Syunik | Vayots dzor
Right to Water Violated in Armenia
Mining pollutes rivers, particularly, transboundary Debed, Voghji and Aras rivers. These rivers are polluted by
Sevan Committee' Refusal to Answer Enquiry on Amulsar Project is Violation of Armenian Legislation
13:44 February 06, 2015 | Mining | Vayots dzor
Sevan Committee' Refusal to Answer Enquiry on Amulsar Project is Violation of Armenian Legislation
The Scientific-Expert Committee on Lake Sevan Preservation refused to provide EcoLur the text of the positive opinion on Amulsar project issued in 2014. The substantiation of this refusal doesn’t comply with the essence of the enquiry
Gndevaz Villagers Addressed Open Letter to OSCE Ambassador on Amulsar
12:25 February 02, 2015 | Mining | Vayots dzor
Gndevaz Villagers Addressed Open Letter to OSCE Ambassador on Amulsar
A group of Gndevaz Villagers, Vayots Dzor, has addressed an open letter to the OSCE Ambassador Andrey Sorokin in regard with Amulsar project, which says,
Reply of State Committee on Radiation Safety Regulation
17:53 January 21, 2015 | Nuclear Energy | Kotayk | Lori | Vayots dzor | Yerevan
Reply of State Committee on Radiation Safety Regulation
The State Committee on Radiation Safety Regulation by the Armenian Government has responded to EcoLur’s article published on 8 December 2014, which is entitled
Nature Protection Minister's Final Press Conference for 2014: Mining, Part 6
16:40 December 26, 2014 | Officials | Lori | Syunik | Vayots dzor
Nature Protection Minister's Final Press Conference for 2014: Mining, Part 6 Video
Referring to Amulsar mining project, the journalists asked a question to the Minister to what extent the complaint of Gndevaz villagers is go\rounded, who oppose to the mining project and are going to sue. In reply, the Minister said
New Water-waste Mechanical Treatment Plant Plant Launched in Jermuk
13:43 December 22, 2014 | Officials | Vayots dzor
New Water-waste Mechanical Treatment Plant Plant Launched in Jermuk
It’s a national project, to which €21.7 million are allocated; the European Investment Bank and European Bank for Reconstruction and Development each provided a €6.5 million loan, and
Amulsar: Profitable or Lethal Cyanide
16:16 December 11, 2014 | Mining | Syunik | Vayots dzor
Amulsar: Profitable or Lethal Cyanide
The people interested in the ecological problems in Armenia once again got convinced that the environmental expertise in our country doesn’t serve
“Lake Sevan, Gegharkounik Region, Littoral Area representatives Complaint Addressed to EBRD and IFC
13:16 December 11, 2014 | Mining | Gegharkunik | Syunik | Vayots dzor
“Lake Sevan, Gegharkounik Region, Littoral Area representatives Complaint Addressed to EBRD and IFC
The opinion says that the project area is a direct impact zone of Lake Sevan (requirement 1: “RA Law “On Lake Seva”, Article 8 says that the zone of direct impact of Lake Sevan basin is an object of special regulation, and when implementing
Environmentalists: Amulsar Project Implemented under Political and Financial Pressures
18:25 December 02, 2014 | Mining | Syunik | Vayots dzor
Environmentalists: Amulsar Project Implemented under Political and Financial Pressures Video
The passions around Amulsar open pit mining and the construction of a heap leach facility have become tenser and tenses. The reason is the positive opinion issued to the project by “Environmental Expertise” SNCO of Nature
When Fulfilling Requirements of Expertise, Impelemntation of Amulsar Project is Infeasible
16:44 December 01, 2014 | Officials | Syunik | Vayots dzor
When Fulfilling Requirements of Expertise, Impelemntation of Amulsar Project is Infeasible
The complex program of Amulsar open pit mining and the construction of a heap leach facility was issued a conditional positive opinion by the environmental expertise of Nature Protection

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