ecology in Caucasus

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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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Ingushetia cleans up river banks

The shores of all 20 rivers in Ingushetia were cleared by local activists within the framework of the All-Russian action ‘Water of Russia’, the press service of the regional government reported. The springs in municipalities …

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Fire at Yerevan plant extinguished

The fire at the Nairit chemical plant in Armenia’s capital city of Yerevan was extinguished, Armenia's Ministry of Emergency Situations said. The fire cores are depleted, as of Wednesday 9:30 am, in the four containers at …

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SOCAR allots fuel to tackle fires in Georgia

SOCAR Georgia Petroleum LLC, a subsidiary of Azerbaijan’s state oil company SOCAR, has allotted 65 tons of fuel to fight the fires in the Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park. According to the company's message, all SOCAR …

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Glaciers to be monitored using UAVs in western Georgia

Georgia’s National Environment Agency and Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University are launching a new project to monitor glaciers using unmanned aerial vehicles. Within the project, glaciers in the basin of two rivers, Enguri …

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Tbilisi’s Vake Park to become cultural heritage site

Georgia’s capital of Tbilisi will soon have one of the biggest recreational zones after its two major green spaces, Vake Park and Turtle Lake, will be merged. Tbilisi City Hall said that after increasing the territory of Vake Park …

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Gobustan National Park marks 50th anniversary

This year, the Gobustan State Historical-Artistic Reserve marks the 50th anniversary of its establishment and 10th anniversary of its inclusion into the list of UNESCO World Cultural Heritage. Roughly 100,000 people visited …

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