Connect the dots between philanthropists and miners

Connect the dots between philanthropists and miners

  Lydian Armenia (former Geoteam): the company who intends to mine gold in Amulsar. The company has no prior mining experience whatsoever. Geoteam was founded in 2005. 100% of the company’s shares belong to Lydian…
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Is Aurora Compatible with Amulsar Mining? Open letter to Ruben Vardanyan and Noubar Afeyan

Is Aurora Compatible with Amulsar Mining? Open letter to Ruben Vardanyan and Noubar Afeyan

To the Founders of the Aurora Humanitarian Initiative Members of Board of Directors of Ameriabank CJSC Noubar Afeyan Ruben Vardanyan Dear Mr. Afeyan, Mr. Vardanyan, Days ago we were surprised and disappointed to learn that…
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“Precious Resource: Competition for water is damaging a fertile valley” – By Vahan Ishkhanyan ArmeniaNow reporter

“Precious Resource: Competition for water is damaging a fertile valley” – By Vahan Ishkhanyan ArmeniaNow reporter

Armenianow.com The waste of artesian waters extracted for fishery purposes in the Ararat Valley in recent years has left parts of the arable land without irrigation. On the other hand, water poured into drainage canals…
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“The Environment, Demography and the National Question” Monte Melkonian, 24.09.1990

“The Environment, Demography and the National Question” Monte Melkonian, 24.09.1990

All throughout the world environmental issues are rapidly becoming a high priority. Popular consciousness concerning the environment has been long overdue, and despite considerable advances it still remains at a level much too low to…
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“Responsible” Plunder of Nature: Problems Covered up by Lydian Regarding Exploitation of a Mine in Amulsar

“Responsible” Plunder of Nature:  Problems Covered up by Lydian Regarding Exploitation of a Mine in Amulsar

Business and Human Rights Resource Center turned to Lydian International, a company that intends to exploit a gold mine in Amulsar, a mountain near Jermuk, Armenia for a response to the petition initiated by Pan…
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Famous soprano Hasmik Papian joins the petition for stopping mining in Amulsar

Famous soprano Hasmik Papian joins the petition for stopping mining in Amulsar

Renowned opera singer Hasmik Papian, too, joined the online international petition for stopping the gold mining project in Amulsar. In addition to signing the petition she left the following comment on her Facebook page: «I…
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Vallex continues polluting Shnogh river (Photos)

Vallex continues polluting Shnogh river (Photos)

Every day liquid wastes from Teghut Copper Mine’s tailing dam are dumped into Shnogh river. Photos are taken on November 23rd, 2016. Streams filled with mining waste from Kharatanots gorge fall into Shnogh river.

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Amulsar Mine: It is absolutely unacceptable to endanger Lake Sevan for any gold in the world (video, CivilNet)

Amulsar Mine: It is absolutely unacceptable to endanger Lake Sevan for any gold in the world (video, CivilNet)

Amulsar gold mining project continues to be criticized. Environmental activists, geologists and independent experts warn that Lake Sevan and spring waters of Armenia are endangered, whereas the mine exploiting company, Lydian Armenia, claims that all…
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Mining Tourism? An Open Letter

Mining Tourism? An Open Letter

Dear My Armenia Program and Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU), As we are following any progress in Armenia that is particularly aimed at developing Armenia’s economy by creating sustainable alternatives such as green tourism, innovations…
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#NoDAPL Solidarity with Standing Rock

#NoDAPL Solidarity with Standing Rock

A movement against one of the threats to the Planet Earth is taking place in North Dakota, the U.S., where for months thousands of Native Americans, environmentalists and people standing against the greedy corporate capital…
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