Recycling is no longer an option, but a necessary condition for a healthy environment

Recycling is no longer an option, but a necessary condition for a healthy environment

Photos by Bnamard and armeniasputnik After Armenian Environmental Front published an article on construction of new landfill in Armenia, it wrote an open letter to European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), European Investment Fund (EIB) and EU…
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International expert disagrees with Lydian’s optimistic interpretations regarding Amulsar mine and notes the errors of geochemical characterization

International expert disagrees with Lydian’s optimistic interpretations regarding Amulsar mine and notes the errors of geochemical characterization

On October 30, 2017 Ann Maest, PhD, “Buka Environmental” presented a Memorandum titled “Evaluation of Geochemical Characterization Results and Proposed Additional Studies for the Amulsar Project, Armenia”. Her contracting party is chemical/environmental engineer Harry Bronozian….
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Open Letter: Public Announcement regarding introduction of GMOs in Armenia

Open Letter: Public Announcement regarding introduction of GMOs in Armenia

Photo from Global GMO free Coalition GMO Free Armenia civil initiative and March Against Monsanto, Armenia! – civil initiative wrote an open letter to Armenia’s Minister of Agriculture Ignati Arakelyan, Armenia’s Prime Minister Karen Karapteyan and the U.S….
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Open Letter: EBRD investment in Lydian International’s mining project in Amulsar and how it threatens the sustainability of the region

Open Letter: EBRD investment in Lydian International’s mining project in Amulsar and how it threatens the sustainability of the region

On the 26th of October 2017 Armenian Environmental Front civil initiative sent a letter to EBRD, as well as to its office in Armenia regarding EBRD’s financing of Lydian International and its gold mining project…
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Open Letter: Funding construction of a new landfill without recycling facilities is not acceptable in the age of human-caused-climate-crisis

Open Letter: Funding construction of a new landfill without recycling facilities is not acceptable in the age of human-caused-climate-crisis

On October 24, 2017 Armenian Environmental Front (AEF) civil initiative sent a letter to EBRD, EIB and Department of European Neighbourhood Policy & Enlargement Negotiations regarding the loan provided to Armenia to construct a landfill that…
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The Environmental Disaster in Teghut No Longer Possible to Cover Up: Denmark Pulls Out From the mine

The Environmental Disaster in Teghut No Longer Possible to Cover Up: Denmark Pulls Out From the mine

Yet one more positive outcome of the consistent efforts of active citizens and investigative journalists On October 16, 2017 Denmark’s Export Credit (EKF) agency, a state body in charge of promoting Danish exports, published an…
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In 21st century international banks fund landfills with no recycling facilities

In 21st century international banks fund landfills with no recycling facilities

In Armenia there are some private companies which recycle paper, plastic, batteries, metals (for a list of recycling companies as of 2014, check the last pages of this publication in Armenian). However, while local solutions…
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Open letter to the American University of Armenia: Your biased attitude towards mining issues casts doubt on your academic ethics and public responsibility

Open letter to the American University of Armenia: Your biased attitude towards mining issues casts doubt on your academic ethics and public responsibility

AUA President Mr. Der Kiureghian, Director of Acopian Center for the Environment Mr. Amirkhanian, students of the University, We read in the description of the Facebook event announced by Acopian Center for the Environment that…
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Deadly amount of heavy metals and sulfur acid found in century old acid drainage in Tandzut mine

Deadly amount of heavy metals and sulfur acid found in century old acid drainage in Tandzut mine

Abandoned mine of Tandzut is located in Lori region, 6 km away from Vanadzor town. It was discovered around 120 years ago, while its operation was stopped in 1926. Armenian Environmental Front (AEF) civil initiative…
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New Documental Film on gold mine project in Amulsar and public opposition

New Documental Film on gold mine project in Amulsar and public opposition

On the 15th of September, 2017, public was presented with a film “Amulsar: State of Indifference” prepared by “Public Diplomacy” NGO. The film is available in Armenian, Russian and English.

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