ecology in the East

Turkey plans to launch world's first green tourism program

Turkey plans to launch world's first green tourism program

Turkey is going to be the first in the world to launch a national program of green or eco-tourism, which involves the introduction of global sustainable development practices into the tourism industry and the reduction of environmental …

Forest fire rages in Antalya

Forest fire rages in Antalya

A forest fire broke out in southern Turkey in Antalya. It became known that the fire started near the Konyaaltı district, which is located in the west of the city. "More than 20 vehicles, including five helicopters and four …

Turkey to adopt climate strategy

Turkey to adopt climate strategy

By the end of this year, Turkey will publish the Climate Strategy and Action Plan that will become the basis of the country's long-term environmental policy, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said addressing the participants of …

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 …

Taliban to protect forests

Taliban to protect forests

The Taliban movement (banned in Russia) has established a military unit under the name of “Green Unit” to prevent deforestation in the country, the Afghan Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock said. Deputy …

Scorpions attack Shymkent

Scorpions attack Shymkent

Arthropods not only attack local residents in the streets, but also sneak into their houses. In August alone, 39 people turned to doctors after being bitten by scorpions, 13 of them being children, the Otyrar.kz portal reports. The …

Turkey cleaning Sea of Marmara from mucilage

Turkey cleaning Sea of Marmara from mucilage

Over the past two weeks, Turkish sea cleaning teams have collected a total of 5,738 cubic meters of mucilage from the Sea of Marmara, the country's environment and urbanization minister Murat Kurum said on Twitter. Noting that the …

Iran blames Armenia for Araz River pollution

Iran blames Armenia for Araz River pollution

Iran has been trying to stop the pollution of the Araz River by Armenia for several years, but to no avail, Iranian Energy Minister Reza Ardakanian said on Monday. The Iranian Ministry of Energy makes increasing efforts to suppress …

World Bank approves $300 mln loan for Pakistan

World Bank approves $300 mln loan for Pakistan

The World Bank has approved a $300 million loan for the execution of two projects in southern Pakistan, the bank's country director for Pakistan Najy Benhassine said. The loan will be used for the two projects aimed at building …