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11:10 March 10, 2015 | Sevan | Ararat | Armavir | Gegharkunik | YerevanEcoLur's "Biblical Disaster" Film Screening and Discussions on Ararat Valley and Lake Sevan Problem at PEF
The Pan-Armenian Environmental Front will screen "Biblical Disaster" film shot by EcoLur with further discussions of Ararat Valley and Lake Sevan Issue on 11 March
18:15 March 06, 2015 | Sevan | GegharkunikSpandaryan Reservoir Aid to Lake Sevan Didn't Come True
In the last four years (2011-2014) the increase in Lake Sevan has been drastically suspended. During these years the lake level increased only by 23 cm, when from 2002 to 2005 the increase accounted for 1.74 m. That is, in the last four years
14:06 February 27, 2015 | Sevan | GegharkunikLake Sevan Level Decreased by 1.5 cm during January 2015
During January 2015 the level of Lake Sevan decreased by 1.5 cm and made up 1900.115 m, the shift in the level accounted for
14:32 February 25, 2015 | Sevan | GegharkunikNature Protection Ministry Permitted to Prospect Oil and Gas in Sevan Basin
The Nature Protection Ministry issued a positive opinion to “Blackstars Energy Armenia” LLC for prospecting oil and gas in
12:30 February 24, 2015 | Sevan | GegharkunikEventually How Much Water Is Left from Lake Sevan?
It’s commonly known that the water let out from Lake Sevan is used to produce electricity in Sevan-Hrazdan cascade. “Sevan-Hrazdan Cascade” CJSC with its seven HPPs was transferred into the ownership of “International Energetic Corporation” CJSC on
14:05 February 18, 2015 | Sevan | GegharkunikLake Sevan Water Quality Not Favourable for Fish in 2014
In 2014 the quality of Lake Sevan water was not favourable for the fish. Uner the annual certificate of “Environmental Impact Monitoring Center” of Nature Protection Ministry for 2014, the concentrations
13:03 February 17, 2015 | Sevan | GegharkunikLake Sevan Water Balance Element and Level Change Dynamics for 2002-2014
Recently a number of news websites have published articles about the changes in Lake Sevan level, magnitude of lake balance components, forecasts about
17:49 February 11, 2015 | Sevan | GegharkunikReservoir Fullness To Be Within Standards This Year
As compared with the last year, the level of Lake Sevan has decreased by 5 cm and currently makes up 1900.13 m, as Levon Azizyan, Head of Hydrology
14:41 February 11, 2015 | Sevan | GegharkunikGeologist Sure No Oil To Be Found in Lake Sevan Basin
Hrachya Avagyan, Dr. in Geological Sciences, is sure that no oil will be prospected in Lake Sevan basin. “The whole basin of Lake Sevan has lava origin. I don’t think an oil mine will be prospected. Still in the Soviet
16:23 February 10, 2015 | Sevan | GegharkunikClimate Changes Can Adversely Affect on Water Balance of Lake Sevan: Specialist
Evelina Ghukasyan, Director of Hydroecology and Ichthyology Institute of NAS RA, forecasts no increase in Lake Sevan level for 2015 due to climate changes. “Climate changes can extremely
17:16 February 09, 2015 | Sevan | GegharkunikLake Sevan Level Increase Dynamics Evaluation In 2002-2013
Since 2008 the process of increasing Lake Sevan level has been suspended based on different reasons and substantiations.
13:44 February 06, 2015 | Sevan | Vayots dzorSevan 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
12:30 February 03, 2015 | Sevan | GegharkunikOil and Gas To Be Prospected in Sevan
“Blackstars Energy Armenia” LLC intends to prospect oil and gas in the littoral areas of Sevan. Now the Nature Protection Ministry is conducting
17:30 January 23, 2015 | Sevan | GegharkunikLake Sevan Endangered with Mercury Pollution
Lake Sevan in endangered with mercury pollution. Mercury demonstrations were detected in the upper reach of Masrik river basin flowing into Lake Sevan in the area
15:59 January 23, 2015 | Sevan | GegharkunikVache Gabrielyan – Chairman of Board of Trustees at Sevan Trout Reserve Recovery and Fish Breeding Foundation
According to the resolution of the Armenian Government, Vache Gabrielyan – Minister of International Economic Integration and Reforms, has been appointed
17:07 January 22, 2015 | Sevan | GegharkunikAkunq Village Landlord Deprived of Opportunity To Take Part in Tsarasar Gold Mine Hearings
On 16 January 2015 the public hearings on the environmental impact assessment of Tsarasar gold mining project were held at Akunq Rural Municipality submitted by “Armenian International Gold” LLC.
18:10 January 20, 2015 | Sevan | GegharkunikGegamet Plus Now Wants to Develop Shorzha Troctolite and Peridotite Mine
Under the project, Shorzha Troctolite and Peridotite mine is located in the area of Tchambarak Village, Gegharkounik Region, which occupies an area of 2.65 ha. The mine has potential balance reserved to produce cement material. The mine is planned to
16:13 December 29, 2014 | Sevan | Gegharkunik | SyunikEnvironmentalists about Achievements and Failures for 2014, As Well As Expectations from 2015
How the environmental public assesses 2014 and what are their expectations from 2015? EcoLur had an interview with Silva Adamyan, Chairman of “Center for Bird Lovers” NGO, Arsen Gasparyan – Chairman of “Association of Young Biologists” NGO and Levon Galstyan, member of Pan-Armenian Environmental Front.
14:10 December 24, 2014 | Sevan | GegharkunikNature Protection Minister's Final Press Conference for 2014: Lake Sevan, Part 3
The Nature Protection Minister stated that the level of Lake Sevan as of 21.12.2014 made up 1900.13 meters, which is lower by 4 cm as compared with the last year (1900.17m).
13:16 December 11, 2014 | Sevan | 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