Ecology

Kazakhstan's sugar castles saved

Kazakhstan's sugar castles saved

Developers of a sprawling, multimillion-dollar hotel project in an area of pristine natural beauty in western Kazakhstan have caved under public pressure and put a stop to construction

Armenia bans thin plastic bags

Armenia bans thin plastic bags

From today, it is impossible to buy plastic bags in Armenia, the density of which is less than 50 microns. Thus, only the thickest ones are allowed in the country. The sale of plastic bags at all trade objects and their use for the …

Lake Van shrinks as climate crisis fuels water retreat

Lake Van shrinks as climate crisis fuels water retreat

For first-time visitors, the cracked land surrounding Lake Van may seem like a natural geographic feature. However, it is actually the latest sign of a nationwide drought worsened by the climate crisis. A wider basin that includes …

New UN Climate Conference to be held in Egypt

New UN Climate Conference to be held in Egypt

Egypt will host the United Nations (UN) Climate Change Conference COP27 in 2022. "The conference will take place at the Red Sea resort in Sharm el-Sheikh," the Finnish Ministry of the Environment said after the Glasgow …

Azerbaijan developing water resources strategy

Azerbaijan developing water resources strategy

A strategy regarding water resources is being developed in Azerbaijan on behalf of President of Ilham Aliyev, Deputy Minister of Economy Sahib Alakbarov said during the discussion of documents included in the 2022 state budget package at a joint …

Paris Climate Agreement comes into effect in Turkey

Paris Climate Agreement comes into effect in Turkey

The Paris Climate Agreement to limit the global temperature increase to 1.5 degrees at the end of the century has entered into force in Turkey on November 10. The Agreement creates the …

Debris from clean energy is causing huge environmental damage

Debris from clean energy is causing huge environmental damage

Most of the worlds continuous uninterruptable electricity generation is by coal, natural gas, hydropower, and nuclear. The primary usage of crude oil is for the manufacture of derivatives for thousands of products and fuels for transportation …

Greta Thunberg calls for climate protest in Glasgow

Greta Thunberg calls for climate protest in Glasgow

Swedish eco-activist Greta Thunberg has called for a climate protest in Glasgow, where the UN Conference on Climate Change (COP26) is taking place. "Time is running out. Change won't come from these conferences like #COP26 …

EU pledges 1 bln euros to protect world's forests

EU pledges 1 bln euros to protect world's forests

The European Union committed on Tuesday to spend 1 billion euros ($1.16 billion) from its budget over the next five years to protect forests, including 250 million euros for countries in the Congo Basin in Central Africa. "We need …

John Kerry to embark on European tour

John Kerry to embark on European tour

U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry will travel to Geneva, Switzerland; Milan, Italy; and Paris, France from September 29 to October 6, 2021. Kerry will engage with counterparts on efforts to address the climate …

German auto giants place their bets on hydrogen cars

German auto giants place their bets on hydrogen cars

Battery power may be the frontrunner to become the car technology of the future, but don't rule out the underdog hydrogen, write Nick Carey, Christina Amann in Berlin and Christoph Steitz in Frankfurt