ecology in the East

Kazakhstan reduses use of plastic bags

Kazakhstan's retail chains will no longer provide plastic bags to consumers for free, the country's Minister of Ecology, Geology and Natural Resources, Magzum Mirzagaliev said. The agency signed a relevant memorandum with the …

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Russia to process nuclear waste of Uzbek NPP

The spent fuel of the nuclear power plant (NPP), which will be built in Uzbekistan, will be processed in Russia, and radioactive waste will be stored in Uzbekistan, according to the press service of the Uzatom agency. "It is …

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 Turkey's largest national park being built in Yalova

Turkey's largest national park is being built in the northwestern Yalova Province, Turkish media reported. The national park is being created on the coast of the Sea of ​​Marmara in a total area of ​​1.4 million square meters. The …

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Tigris river's waters rise in Turkey

One of the floodgates of the Kral Kızı Dam in Turkey's Diyarbakır province broke due to excessive rainfall, prompting Turkey's gendarmerie and Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD) teams to take measures against flooding in …

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World's largest coral garden to be built in UAE

The United Arab Emirates' Fujairah wants to cultivate the world's largest coral garden to encourage biodiversity, boost tourism and attract divers and nature enthusiasts. The move was revealed by the Ministry of Climate Change …

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Toxic mushrooms in Iran poison more than 1000

More than 1000 people have been poisoned after eating toxic wild mushrooms in around 10 provinces in the west of Iran, head of Iran's Emergency Medical Services Mojtaba Khaledi said. At least 15 people have died from the …

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8 dead, over 480 poisoned in Iran by toxic mushrooms

At least eight Iranians including a baby have died over the past days after eating toxic mushrooms in western and northwestern regions of the country, Iran Front Page reports. Over 480 others have been poisoned during the past few weeks and are …

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Almaty to reduce amount of harmful industries

According to the new general development plan of Almaty, all enterprises that damage the environment and present the danger of anthropogenic catastrophe will be moved beyond the city borders and the empty giant production plants of the Soviet …

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Stricken Iran's tanker drifts into Japan

A stricken Iranian oil tanker drifted into Japan’s exclusive economic zone on Wednesday afternoon, a spokesman from the Coast Guard’s 10th region based in Kagoshima said, as strong winds pushed the burning ship away from the Chinese …

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DiCaprio might visit Astana to sign "tiger agreement"

Hollywood star, Oscar winning actor and the UN Messenger of Peace with a special focus on climate change Leonardo DiCaprio might visit Astana for the ceremony of signing of the agreement between the Government of Kazakhstan and …

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 Heavy air pollution in Tehran - media

Air pollution in the Iranian capital, Tehran, has reached an alarming level, prompting authorities to shut down all schools, the Secretary of Tehran’s Air Pollution Emergency Committee Nasser Mehrdadi said, adding that …

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Iran and Germany discuss renewable energy sources

A fresh round of talks between Iran and Germany over water and power industries kicked off in Tehran upon arrival of a delegation of Germany’s Federal Ministry of Education and Research headed by the State Secretary, Georg …

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