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Environmental Expertise Shall Reject Tukhmanuk Gold Mining project
14:52 October 21, 2014 | Dialog with officials | Aragatsotn
Environmental Expertise Shall Reject Tukhmanuk Gold Mining project
Environmental Expertise Shall Reject Tukhmanuk Gold Mining project
Vayq Town Residents Are Frightened to Death: Hazard of Town Pollution from Azatek Mine
13:43 October 20, 2014 | Dialog with officials | Vayots Dzor
Vayq Town Residents Are Frightened to Death: Hazard of Town Pollution from Azatek Mine
Vayq Town residents are frightened to death: Azatek mine geoprospecting works have launched directly above their houses, while the mine contains uranium, as old villagers insist. They say they will have to run away
SOS Amulsar Initiative’s Open Letter to Economy Minister Karen Chshmarityan
12:58 October 17, 2014 | Dialog with officials | Syunik | Vayots Dzor
SOS Amulsar Initiative’s Open Letter to Economy Minister Karen Chshmarityan
At the press conference on 15 October you stated that the factual implementation of Amulsar open pit mining project will be launched in early 2015 and presented certain
Environmentalists Calling for International Finance Corporation to Direct Funds not to Amulsar Project, But To Establishing Jermuk National Park
14:00 October 16, 2014 | Dialog with officials | Vayots Dzor
Environmentalists Calling for International Finance Corporation to Direct Funds not to Amulsar Project, But To Establishing Jermuk National Park
The nature protectors having signed a complaint on Amulsar project lodged to the CAO are calling for directing the funds not to Amulsar mining project, but developing Jermuk National Park. This proposal was voiced
International Finance Corporation Ombudsman's Office Representatives Arrived in Armenia to Examine Gndevaz Villagers' Complaint on Amulsar Project
14:25 October 14, 2014 | Dialog with officials | Syunik | Vayots Dzor
International Finance Corporation Ombudsman's Office Representatives Arrived in Armenia to Examine Gndevaz Villagers' Complaint on Amulsar Project
From 9 October to 12 October the CAO team visited Armenia again, this time to examine Gndevaz Villagers’ complaint on Amulsar open pit mining and heap
Whether MES Opinion Taken into Consideration For Mining Projects
13:51 October 14, 2014 | Dialog with officials
Whether MES Opinion Taken into Consideration For Mining Projects
What is the role of the Ministry for Emergency States in giving permissions to mining and tialing dump projects in highkly seismic zones? EcoLur had an interview with MES Deputy Minister
Despite Availability of Funds Construction of North-South Corridor Put off
14:56 October 07, 2014 | Dialog with officials
Despite Availability of Funds Construction of North-South Corridor Put off
“In 2014 the sum of the first tranche – US $60 million was designed to accomplish Yerevan-Ararat and Yerevan-Ashtarak, which hasn’t
In Which Countries ADB Wants to Use Armenian Experience in Water Field?
13:30 October 01, 2014 | Dialog with officials
In Which Countries ADB Wants to Use Armenian Experience in Water Field?
The Asian Developmen Bank (ADB) wants to use the Armenian experience in the field of water also in other countries, as Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department Yesim M. Elhan-Kayalar noted during his meeting
Who Bears Responsibility for Flooding Villages with Water from Lake Sevan?
16:02 September 30, 2014 | Dialog with officials | Gegharkunik | Kotayk
Who Bears Responsibility for Flooding Villages with Water from Lake Sevan?
In regard with the emergency – flooding of houses and agricultural land areas in Jrarat Village, Kotayk Region, and Ddmashen, Gegharkounik Region, because of unprecedented water out lets from Lake Sevan, EcoLur addressed an enquiry to Vahe Hakobyan, Chairman of the State Committee on Water Industry. The enquiry says
Public Calling for ADB to Work Transparently Particularly in Regard with Sevan-Hrazdan Cascade Funding
16:19 September 29, 2014 | Dialog with officials | Yerevan
Public Calling for ADB to Work Transparently Particularly in Regard with Sevan-Hrazdan Cascade Funding
The public is calling for Asian Development Bank (ADB) to work transparently, particularly in regard with the funding of Sevan-Hrazdan Cascade and adding that Lake Sevan is number one environmental problem for Armenia.This problem was discussed at the meeting
What New Sources Will Territorial Administration Ministry Exploit?
17:44 September 26, 2014 | Dialog with officials | Ararat | Armavir | Shirak
What New Sources Will Territorial Administration Ministry Exploit?
In reply, Public Relations Department of Territorial Administration Ministry informed EcoLur, “”The governmental resolution you mentioned is
Environmental Expertise Must Turn Down Amulsar Project
16:00 September 26, 2014 | Dialog with officials | Vayots Dzor
Environmental Expertise Must Turn Down Amulsar Project
Despite the volume of the documentation – 440 pages of the EIA, 25 appendices and closed mining project, the EIA doesn’t reflect real risks for health and environment, while the public
“Arpi Litch” National Park Converting into Reservoir
11:47 September 19, 2014 | Dialog with officials | Shirak
“Arpi Litch” National Park Converting into Reservoir
“Khazer” NGO is beating an alarm signal that Arpi Lake is planned to be used as a reservoir. The NGO has addressed a letter to the public council established by the Nature Protection Minister, which says, “From 1946 to 1951 Arpi Lake
Making Strict Preservation Measures at Dilijan National Park Caused People's Complaint
17:44 September 18, 2014 | Dialog with officials | Tavush
Making Strict Preservation Measures at Dilijan National Park Caused People's Complaint
On 18 September the residents of Haghartsin community, Tavush Region, blocked the Haghartsin section of Ijevan-Yerevan highway demanding
Big Problem in Regard with New Law “On Environmental Impact Assessment and Expertise”
12:54 September 18, 2014 | Dialog with officials
Big Problem in Regard with New Law “On Environmental Impact Assessment and Expertise”
.” “Forests of Armenia” NGO Chairman Nazeli Vardanyan thinks that the public participation in the public hearings under the new law on “On Environmental Impact Assessment and Expertise” has formal nature. As an example, she outlined Amulsar
National Assembly Expert: Mego Gold LLC Implementing Illegal Activities
16:47 September 17, 2014 | Dialog with officials | Aragatsotn
National Assembly Expert: Mego Gold LLC Implementing Illegal Activities Video
Hermine Poghosyan, Expert at the National Assembly Standing Committee on Agriculture and Environment, stated that “Mego Gold” LC is implementing illegal activities. She made this statement at
Verin Shengavit Disappointed Residents Addressing An Open Letter to Taron Margaryan
15:26 September 16, 2014 | Dialog with officials | Yerevan
Verin Shengavit Disappointed Residents Addressing An Open Letter to Taron Margaryan Video
The residents of Verin Shengavit area have addressed an open letter to Yerevan Mayor Taron Margaryan, as they don’t have drinking water for already
More Nuclear Power is NOT the Answer to the Climate Crisis: Petition to UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network
13:49 September 16, 2014 | Dialog with officials
More Nuclear Power is NOT the Answer to the Climate Crisis: Petition to UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network
We urge you to revise the recommendations of the UN's Sustainable Development Solutions Network to remove its advocacy of nuclear fission as
Spandaryan Village in Syunik Region Getting Derelict(Phots)
14:28 September 11, 2014 | Dialog with officials | Syunik
Spandaryan Village in Syunik Region Getting Derelict(Phots) Video
Spandaryan Community Head Spartak Simonyan said in his interview with EcoLur that the government receives aid from the government in the form of fuel and seeds. The World Bank project will provide new machinery to the village, where 50%
Meliq Villagers Don't Believe "Gentleman" Promises by "Mego Gold"
11:06 September 11, 2014 | Dialog with officials | Aragatsotn
Meliq Villagers Don't Believe "Gentleman" Promises by "Mego Gold" Video
“Under the geological and environmental data, when a tailing dump is full, it must be covered with a thick layer of ground and fenced so as an animal or human doesn’t enter its territory. The first tailing dump is full, nothing was done, the second is full as well… even a drop of rain causes it to flow into the river, which we use

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