Environment
Corn biofuels worse than gasoline on global warming in short term
21.04.2014 [14:57]
Biofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants are worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term, a new study shows, challenging the Obama administration's conclusions that they are a much cleaner oil alternative and will help combat climate change. A $500,000 study – paid for by the federal government and released...
 
Azerbaijani President: Moving to "Euro-4" standard will significantly improve the composition of air
18.04.2014 [18:04]
“Starting from this month, we switched to the "Euro-4" standard. I am sure that the move will significantly improve the composition of air. According to the available data, the main source of air pollution is vehicles, not industrial plants. I believe that the application of "Euro-4" will prevent this,” said President Ilham...
 
Azerbaijani President: As part of campaign of planting trees, more than 10 million trees were planted, and this process continues
17.04.2014 [22:16]
“As part of the campaign of planting trees, more than 10 million trees were planted, and this process continues,” said President Ilham Aliyev in a meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers dedicated to the results of socio-economic development in the first quarter of 2014 and objectives for the future
 
President Ilham Aliyev: Every year should be the "Year of the Environment"
17.04.2014 [20:09]
“I would like to say a few words with regard to environmental protection. Several years ago, the "Year of the Environment" was declared in Azerbaijan. I remember saying during the discussion of the work done in the "Year of the Environment" that every year should be the "Year of the Environment" because the...
 
Watch full lunar eclipse ‘blood moon’ tonight
15.04.2014 [11:52]
If you’re into skygazing, you really should stay up late tonight (April 14, April 15) and watch the first of a series of four “blood” moons — a sequence of lunar eclipses called a tetrad that will occur over the next two years, and which some religious types believe signifies the beginning of the apocalypse
 
Quantity of biogenic substances in Kur and Araz rivers exceeds norm
14.04.2014 [16:16]
The National Monitoring Department on Environment of the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources of Azerbaijan has conducted a monitoring on the rivers Kur and Araz in the first decade of April to study the level of pollution of the rivers and their branches. The monitoring results revealed that the water flow due to the impact of untreated...
 
9 blue whales die after getting trapped off Newfoundland's coast
10.04.2014 [11:04]
Nine blue whales have died after they became trapped in shifting ice patches off the southwest coast of Newfoundland. The Department of Fisheries and Oceans is calling the deaths a massive loss to marine life. It is not known how many of the endangered animals are currently in the Atlantic
 
Mild quake hits Caspian Sea
04.04.2014 [13:13]
An earthquake occurred at 08:51 local time in the Caspian Sea, 31 km east from Gala residential area, Khazar District o Friday. According to the Seismological Service of the Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences, the
 
Sahara dust adds to smog-like air pollution in Europe
04.04.2014 [11:39]
Dust from the Sahara – wedded to high levels of air pollution that reached a maximum “level 10” – made London’s smog-like conditions even more visible on Thursday. The famous landmarks and the city’s people choked for a second day
 
Five dead as magnitude 8.2 quake hits northern Chile
02.04.2014 [11:50]
A powerful magnitude-8.2 earthquake struck off northern Chile on Tuesday night, setting off a small tsunami that forced evacuations along the country`s entire Pacific coast. Five people were crushed to death or suffered fatal heart attacks
 
Quantity of biogenic substances in Kur and Araz rivers exceeds norm
01.04.2014 [17:28]
The National Monitoring Department on Environment of the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources of Azerbaijan has conducted a monitoring on the rivers Kur and Araz in the third decade of March to study the level of pollution of the rivers
 
Azerbaijan through the Lens Photography Exhibition to be opened in Slovakia
01.04.2014 [12:23]
Following “The successful Azerbaijan Through the Lens” exhibitions in London, Paris, Berlin, Brussels and Istanbul, featuring photographs from the European Azerbaijan Society’s (TEAS) photography competition of the same name, a Slovakian audience will now have a chance to admire these striking images. The event will be held in Dvorana, Ministry...
 
Meeting climate targets may require reducing meat, dairy consumption
31.03.2014 [16:08]
Greenhouse gas emissions from food production may threaten the UN climate target of limiting global warming to 2 degrees Celsius, according to research at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden. On Monday 31 March the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) presents their report on the impacts of climate change
 
Baku hosts first Azerbaijan Environmental Forum
18.03.2014 [11:30]
Baku has today hosted the first Azerbaijan Environmental Forum organized by International Dialogue for Environmental Action (IDEA), an international campaign launched by Vice President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation Leyla Aliyeva
 
Quantity of biogenic substances in Kur and Araz rivers exceeds norm
12.03.2014 [18:37]
The National Monitoring Department on Environment of the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources of Azerbaijan has conducted a monitoring on the rivers Kur and Araz in the first decade of March to study the level of pollution of the rivers and their branches
 
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