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16:38 November 24, 2014 | WaterElectricity Prices for 2015 are Confirmed
Electricity prices will be confirmed for 126 Small HPPs including the scandalous "Martsiget 1" and "Khachaghbyur 2" SHPPs.
12:57 November 24, 2014 | Water | AraratThe Largest Illegal Deep Gushing Well Being Dissolved in Ararat Valley
The RA Ministry of Nature Protection dissolves the largest illegal deep gushing well in Ararat valley. On November 21 in the surrounding area of Sayat-Nova community
13:34 November 21, 2014 | Water | TavushPPEF Offering the RA Ministry of Nature Protectionto Tighten Sanctions of SHPPs Working with Violations
The Pan-Armenian Environmental Front made suggestions to the RA Ministry of Nature Protection to punish the violations of SHPPs more tightly and to strengthen control. The letter of the PEF says
13:46 November 18, 2014 | WaterEuropean Investment Bank Will Probably Start Its Activities in Armenia with Loaning SHHP
SHPPs continue attracting international financial institutions, which expect for 100% of repayment of the allotted loans. The working meeting on
18:00 November 14, 2014 | Water | Tavush"Khachaghbyur 1" and "Khachaghbyur-2" SHPPs Destroying Paghjur River Ecosystem
"Khachaghbyur 1" and "Khachaghbyur-2" SHPPs are destroying the ecosystem of Paghjur River. On 13 November the member of Pan-Armenian Environmental Front (PEF) visited
16:47 November 14, 2014 | Water | SyunikAfter SHPP Construction Only Sewage to Be Left in the River Meghri, Resident of Lehvaz
Ecolur's question whether the river has a sanitary function for the people, the residents answered, "All the sewage of the upper villages fall into the river, and only the sewage will be left in the river".
14:23 November 12, 2014 | WaterElectricity Price Increasing Because of SHHPs?
SHPPs produce less energy than it’s calculated and planned by the Public Service Regulatory Committee, as Energy and Natural Resources Yervand Zakharyan said
16:26 November 11, 2014 | Water | LoriSHPPs Have an Influence on Forests
Small hydro power plants have an indirect influence on forests. Anush Nersesyan, Senior Research Worker at Botany Institute of NAS RA, said
17:07 November 07, 2014 | Water | Ararat | ArmavirAramayis Grigoryan, RA Minister of Nature Protection Met with the Council Members of KFW
The sides discussed the projects being carried out in Armenia supported by KFW, the prospects of the projects in a starting point.
18:13 November 03, 2014 | Water | Ararat | ArmavirRecords of Water Increase In Certain Deep Wells In Ararat Artesian Basin
There are records of water increase in certain deep wells of Ararat artesian basin. The Public Administration Institution of the Ministry
17:36 November 03, 2014 | Water | SyunikFamous authors of “Meghri-1” SHP Excluding the Negative Influence on Environment
It is stated that the SHP will be exploited for 11 months or 330 days per year. They didn’t take into consideration the fact that in summer the river Meghri gets too shallow and the water of the river isn’t enough for irrigation.
16:32 October 28, 2014 | Water | Ararat | ArmavirGroundwater Basin of Ararat Valley Stabilized
The groundwater basin of Ararat Valley has stabilized, as David Grigoryan, Head of Department for
14:01 October 28, 2014 | Water | Ararat | ArmavirWhy State Environmental Inspection Didn't Pay Attention To Ararat Valley Earlier?
Why didn’t the State Environmental Inspection perform proper control in Ararat Valley before? Marzpetuni Qamalyan, Deputy Head of State Environmental Inspection, Staff of Nature
16:38 October 27, 2014 | Water | Ararat | ArmavirWithin Three Months More Water Saved in Ararat valley than in Previous One Year
In the result of the works implemented in the previous one year savings have been made on 43 wells, 20 liquidations and 23 conservations. As a result 243 l/s of water was saved, and per three months it constitutes 11330 l/s of water
14:20 October 27, 2014 | Water | Ararat | ArmavirFish Farming - A Disaster for Groundwater and Population in Ararat Valley
In 2013 the total volume of the used artesian basin in Ararat Valley made up around 1.8 billion cum per year, out of which 64% was used by the fish farms, which accounts for
17:10 October 15, 2014 | WaterArmenia Facing Threat of Losing Drinking Water
The new residential areas in Armenia may get deprived of their drinking water, which include a number of residential areas in Artik, Akhuryan, Maralik, Armavir, Vgharshapat and Ararat. The reason is the irrational use
19:03 October 10, 2014 | Water | AraratEnvironmentalist Calling for Government To Recognize Area of Armash Lakes as Specially Protected Area of Nature
“The problem started when Gili Lake was dried in the Soviet period and all the water bird species living in Gili Lake moved to Armash artificial lakes,” Silva Adamyan noted and added that many species in Armash created colonies. Specialists from the different parts of the world arrive at the area of Armash lakes to study
12:43 October 08, 2014 | Water | AraratWater Resources Management in Armenia Implemented Irrationally
The water in Armenia is used irrationally, as First Nature Protection Minister Simon Papyan told EcoLur. “Here malfunction both the competent body – Nature Protection Ministry, which implements the management of water resources, and the State Committee on Water Industry, which
11:56 October 08, 2014 | Water | LoriMartziget1 SHPP To Be Operated Soon (Photo)
The police interrogated me for every word I said. I’m sick and tired of all this: I’m gonna leave here. You will see
16:39 October 07, 2014 | Water | LoriMartz Village Drinking Water Springs Dried Out
The springs of the drinking water in Martz Village, Lori Region, have dried out, as the villagers told EcoLur. The problem with the drinking water arose still