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Armenia Environment

Dangerous Levels of Pollutants Recorded in Yerevan's Air

I live in a suburb of Yerevan’s southern Erebuni district and am lucky to have some trees and a green yard around, but when driving to work, somewhere in the area of Erebuni fortress I always feel how the air quality sharply changes and hits my lungs. It takes a while to adjust.

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Environment

Armenia To Fine Drivers for Throwing Litter from Car


Everytime I see something thrown out of a car’s window I swear: “Bastard, son of a bitch.” But I never do anything about it. I imagine accelerating my car, reaching the litter-driver and shouting from my window: “Hey, you son of a bitch, drive back and pick up your carp.” But I never do it. And I utterly hate myself for it.

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Armenia Economy Environment Society

Coffee in Dilijan

Caffeine Brew Lab, 38 Myasnikyan str. Dilijan
Driving through Dilijan with a group of friends on Sunday we decided to stop for a cup of coffee at this amazing place called Caffeine Brew Lab, which turned out to have the best tasting coffee I’ve had for quite a while in Armenia.

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Armenia Environment Society Sport

Biking in Yerevan becomes 'the thing'


A wooden bicycle was presented in Yerevan’s Freedom square on Sunday. The bike was developed as part of the “Ticcson” project funded by the Awesome foundation, and looked, well… funny, I guess. And yet, it has a pretty ambitious goal: to “contribute to the development of that culture of changing cars into bicycles” in Yerevan.

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Armenia Diaspora Environment Society

New Platform to Boost Environmental, Humanitarian and Cultural Projects in Armenia


I came across this amazing project thanks to TEDx Yerevan. Loved the idea and wanted to share. More info below – check it out.

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Armenia Environment

Activists Warn of Poaching in Khosrov Forest State Preserve

Armenia — Environmental activist Mariam Sukhudian holds up the torn head of a bezoar goat, Khosrov reserve, 18Sep2012

Environmental activists Mariam Sukhudian and Yeghia Nersissian are blowing the whisle. They have visted the “Kaqavaberd” area of Khosrov Forest State Preserve and discovered remnants of endangered animals around what seems to be festive bonfires of a group of hunters.

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Armenia Environment

Yerevan's Inhabitants Fight Summer Heat in Fountains


Fountains in central Yerevan serve as an escape from summer heat for the Armenian capital’s inhabitants. Kids swimming in this fountain have long become a common sight. I couldn’t resist the temptation of making a little video…

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Armenia Environment Politics

Mashtots Saga Ends in A Controversial Win for Civil Activists

Armenia -- President Serzh Sargsyan visits Mashtots park, Yerevan, 01May2012

In what seems to be a carefully choreographed performance ahead of this Sunday’s parliamentary elections, Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan ordered the removal of kiosks assembled in a park in central Yerevan. In doing so, Sargsyan ended the 80-day standoff between the municipality and environmental activists.

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Armenia Environment

Mashtots activists lost the battle, but are winning this war one screw at a time…

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Armenia Environment Society

Boutique construction at the expense of Mashtots park resumes amid protests


A week-long sit-in by Armenian environmental activists was dispersed today as police used force to make space for the construction of fashion boutiques in one of central Yerevan’s few remaining green areas.

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