ecology in Caucasus

Pashinyan decides to drain Lake Sevan (VIDEO)

The Armenian government approved the draft on making additions to the law on approving the programs toward the restoration, preservation, reproduction, and use of the ecosystem of Lake Sevan. "There were very heated discussions, …

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 Kabardino-Balkaria cleans Elbrus

The environmental action entitled ‘Clean Elbrus’ to clean tourist places in Kabardino-Balkaria was held today in the republic with the participation of 150 volunteers. "We took out about one ton of garbage from the …

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US helps Georgia to combat stink bug infestation

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) helped Georgia combat the country’s stink bug infestation problem by handing over 17 tractors to the Georgian National Food Agency in Abasha, in Georgia’s Samegrelo …

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Salt storm sweeps Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan

A western part of Uzbekistan was hit by a salt storm going from the Aral sea. The dust covered the whole city of Nukus. It became difficult to breath and citizens use masks, the RFE/RL reported. Locals are complaining …

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 Mud volcano erupts in Baku

The Ayrantokan mud volcano in Baku’s Garadagh district erupted yesterday evening. The eruption lasted up to 7 minutes and was accompanied by flames, the country's Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources said. The …

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North Ossetia to set up photo traps to track leopards

In North Ossetia, more than 20 photo-traps will be installed to track down the Asiatic leopards, the coordinator of the project on the implementation of the program for the restoration of the leopard population in the Republic, Arthur Alibekov, …

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Makhachkala cleans up on New Year’s eve

Today, Mayor of Makhachkala Musa Musaev organized an ecological action - a pre-New Year's city clean-up. The representatives of mayor's office, businessmen and citizens participate in the cleaning. The members of the mayor's …

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Forest fires back to Georgia

A fire has broken out in the alpine zone of Kakheti region in eastern Georgia yesterday. Fire-fighters have been working to extinguish the fire that, according to the local population broke out a couple of days ago. The fire …

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Neil Gaiman becomes beetle in eastern Georgia

Georgian scientists have named a newly discovered species of ground beetle (Carabidae) after famed author and comics writer Neil Gaiman. A paper detailing the finding was published by Giorgi Chaladze, Levan …

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Dendrological park to be opened in Byurakan Observatory

A new conservation area will appear in Armenia, the press service of the Ministry of Nature Protection of the country reported. Several years ago, the National Academy of Sciences of Armenia proposed to the Prime Minister to open a …

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