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Renewable energy sources grew at record pace in 2015: study
Renewable energy sources grew at record pace in 2015: study

Developing countries spent more on renewable power than rich ones for the first time last year.

Renewable energy sources grew at record pace in 2015: study
Barsakelmes Natural Reserve in Kazakhstan. Photo courtesy of zapovedniki-mira.com
UNESCO adds Kazakhstani site to list of biosphere reserves

A Kazakhstani site has been added to the UNESCO list of protected biosphere nature reserves.

UNESCO adds Kazakhstani site to list of biosphere reserves
Mutation in vegetation around Fukushima. Photo courtesy of thefukushimaradiationtreereports.wordpress.com
Mutations, DNA damage seen in Fukushima forests: Greenpeace

Conservation group Greenpeace warned that the environmental impact of the Fukushima nuclear crisis five years ago on nearby forests is just beginning to be seen.

Mutations, DNA damage seen in Fukushima forests: Greenpeace
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Petrol prices in Kazakhstan depend on Russian ruble: Shkolnik

Kazakh Minister of Energy Vladimir Shkolnik says that the price for petrol in Kazakhstan will depend on the Russian ruble.

Petrol prices in Kazakhstan depend on Russian ruble: Shkolnik
Irtysh River to be used for salvation of dying Aral Sea: Kazakh Ministry of Energy
Irtysh River to be used for salvation of dying Aral Sea: Kazakh Ministry of Energy

Ministry of Energy suggests using the Irtysh River to save the Aral Sea, one of the worst environmental disasters located in Kazakhstan.

Irtysh River to be used for salvation of dying Aral Sea: Kazakh Ministry of Energy
Saiga bodies scattered across the steppe. Photo courtesy of mgov.kz
Foreign experts present findings on mass saiga pestilence in Kazakhstan

Foreign experts have finally presented their preliminary findings into the tragic pestilence of hundreds of thousands of rare saiga antelopes in Kazakhstan.

Foreign experts present findings on mass saiga pestilence in Kazakhstan
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'Chemical attack' descends upon Atyrau

Excess hydrogen sulfide emissions in Atyrau in western Kazakhstan cause headaches and suffocation among residents.

'Chemical attack' descends upon Atyrau
Photo courtesy of mgov.kz
South African experts study causes of saiga pestilence in Kazakhstan

Causes of the recent massive die-out of rare saiga antelopes in Kazakhstan is studied by South African specialists.

South African experts study causes of saiga pestilence in Kazakhstan
Controversy around future hazardous waste recycling plant in Pavlodar

Construction of a hazardous waste recycling plant is planned in Pavlodar.

Controversy around future hazardous waste recycling plant in Pavlodar
Republic Square, Almaty. Photo courtesy of astanafans.com
Nazarbayev supports eco-friendly Almaty: city centre to become exclusively pedestrian

President Nazarbayev has taken part in a meeting with media representatives to discuss development of the City of Apples - Almaty.

Nazarbayev supports eco-friendly Almaty: city centre to become exclusively pedestrian
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Be eco-friendly: Bike Taxis hit Almaty streets

Bike taxi Veloriksha has started operating in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

Be eco-friendly: Bike Taxis hit Almaty streets
A schoolboy faints during classes in Berezovka village ©mgorod.kz
Children faint again in village near major Kazakh oil and gas field

Three children have faited during classes in Berezovka village just several months after a series of mass incidents of the same nature.

Children faint again in village near major Kazakh oil and gas field
Unpleasant smell in Astana to be eliminated by 2017

The unpleasant smell in Astana caused by sewage waters discharged into Taldykol Lake near the capital city will be eliminated by 2017.

Unpleasant smell in Astana to be eliminated by 2017
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Fuel eco-standards in Kazakhstan: how feasible?

Kazakhstan is introducing new ecological standards for engine fuel. But experts have some doubts about the effectiveness of this measure.

Fuel eco-standards in Kazakhstan: how feasible?
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Kazakh Vice Prime Minister visits Berezovka village after mass poisoning of children

Deputy Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Berdybek Saparbayev has visited Berezovka village located just several kilometers away from the major oil and gas field Karachaganak, where emissions of hydrogen sulfide took place shortly before the incident.

Kazakh Vice Prime Minister visits Berezovka village after mass poisoning of children
Teenager taken by medical personnel after suddengly starting to feel weak ©Sanat Urnaliyev
951 Berezovka villagers sign appeal to President

951 Berezovka villagers have signed an appeal addressed to the President and Prime-Minister of Kazakhstan asking to be relocated away from the Karachaganak oil and gas field, citing poor ecological situation in the area and the latest series of incidents involving mass poisoning of children.

951 Berezovka villagers sign appeal to President
Karachaganak. Tengrinews file photo
Mass poisoning in western Kazakhstan: KPO denies breaching environmental standards

Karachaganak Petroleum Operating B.V. denies breaching environemtal standards in recent hospitalization of children in Berezovka village, several kilometers away from Karachaganak oil and gas field in Kazakhstan.

Mass poisoning in western Kazakhstan: KPO denies breaching environmental standards
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Hydrogen sulphide emissions at Karachaganak before mass poisoning in Western Kazakhstan

Prosecutor of West Kazakhstan Oblast said there were several hydrogen sulphide emissions at the large Karachaganak oil and gas field before the mass poisoning of children from nearby Berezovka village occured.

Hydrogen sulphide emissions at Karachaganak before mass poisoning in Western Kazakhstan
Sairan couch terminal. Photo courtesy of sairan.kz
Almaty struggles to reduce CO2 emissions

Almaty is the largest city in Kazakhstan but the ecological damage from the city's growing vehicle usage exacerbated by the lack of high-quality public transport hangs like a smog over the country's cultural capital.

Almaty struggles to reduce CO2 emissions
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Kazakhstan to produce electromobiles by year end

The Ministry of Investment and Development of Kazakhstan has announced that Kazakhstan will produce its first electromobile in a matter of months.

Kazakhstan to produce electromobiles by year end