Environment

7 November 2018
Kosovo Sticks by Coal Plant Despite Pollution Fears Premium

Even with some of the worst air in Europe, the lignite-rich Balkan nation says it can’t afford cleaner energy.

 
30 October 2018
Moscow Is Solving Its Waste Problem – by Sending It to Russia's Regions

Waste disposal has become a political problem for Russia’s capital, and the authorities are now looking to transfer it to the regions. From openDemocracy.

By Elena Solovyova
 
23 October 2018
In Poland, Dieselgate Is Just Starting Premium
The EU’s Central and Eastern European members are still hungry for old, dirty diesel cars even as many European cities gear up to ban them.
 
13 September 2018
Poland Slammed for Lack of Progress Against Smog Premium

Government’s pledge to spend billions may not be enough, state audit agency and environmentalists claim. 

 
Pripyat River, Belarus
7 September 2018
Belarusian Ecologists Aim to Scuttle Baltic-Black Sea Waterway Premium

Business groups also oppose the E40 river project, saying Belarus needs more modern transport infrastructure.

 
16 August 2018
Central Asia Braces for Climate Change Shocks Premium

Farmers in the teeming Ferghana Valley are highly vulnerable to the effects of rising temperatures.

 
1 August 2018
How a Turkish Grandmother Turned Green Ambassador Premium

Unlikely activist does her own research into the effects of coal-fired power plants and ends up informing the nation.

By Uygar Gultekin
 
26 July 2018
Mining Dispute Threatens Armenia’s Post-Revolutionary Political Consensus

The controversy pits the grassroots activists who brought a reformist government to power against foreign investors who promise the economic growth Armenia needs. From Eurasianet.

By Bradley Jardine and Grigor Atanesian
 

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