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Leonardo DiCaprio to be invited to Kazakhstan's EXPO-2017

There are plans to invite "green" celebrities, such as Leonardo DiCaprio, for EXPO-2017 in Astana.

Leonardo DiCaprio to be invited to Kazakhstan's EXPO-2017
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Jellyfish in Kazakhstan?

A resident of Ust-Kamenogorsk in Kazakhstan has made a video purporting to show jellyfish in a local water pond.

Jellyfish in Kazakhstan?
Aral Sea dry bottom ©RIA Novosti/Alexei Kulikov
Kazakhstan in effort to stop disastrous desertification

The United Nations has recognized desertification as one of the global environmental problems. Kazakhstan has joined the efforts to fight desertification but there is a long way to go and many obstacles to overcome.

Kazakhstan in effort to stop disastrous desertification
Pictures of the Aral Sea in 2000 (left) and in August 2014 (right). ©NASA
NASA image shows part of Aral Sea completely disappear for first time in centuries

The American space agency has a published a photo taken in August, which shows the eastern basin of the Southern Sea completely dried up.

NASA image shows part of Aral Sea completely disappear for first time in centuries
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Green Belt around Astana to be extended

Unused land around Astana will serve as the tree planting grounds.

Green Belt around Astana to be extended
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Toxic mine leak turns Mexico river orange

Authorities imposed restrictions on the water supply in Mexico, after toxic substances from a nearby mine reportedly turned a river orange.

Toxic mine leak turns Mexico river orange
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Weather is not affected by rocket launches: Kazakh Minister of Emergency Situations

Minister of Emergency Situations Vladimir Bozhko expressed his opinion concerning commentaries of local environmentalists who said that rocket launches affected weather conditions in Kazakhstan.

Weather is not affected by rocket launches: Kazakh Minister of Emergency Situations
Lake Shalkar covered in strange grey mass. © <a href="http://www.uralskweek.kz/" target="_blank">Uralsk Week</a>
'Apocalyptic' scene at Lake Shalkar in Western Kazakhstan

An unidentified grey mass has polluted the shores of Lake Shalkar in West Kazakhstan Oblast.

'Apocalyptic' scene at Lake Shalkar in Western Kazakhstan
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Russia fights against Kazakhstan Ecological Code at Baikonur: Mussabayev

Chairman of KazCosmos National Space Agency Mussabayev said that Russia opposes introduction of the Ecological Code of Kazakhstan at Baikonur Cosmodrome.

Russia fights against Kazakhstan Ecological Code at Baikonur: Mussabayev
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Car recycling in Kazakhstan to cost $425 million

According to the Association of Kazakhstan Auto Business (AKAB) president Andrey Lavrentiyev, it takes $425 million to introduce recycling of used cars in Kazakhstan.

Car recycling in Kazakhstan to cost $425 million
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Astana green belt development: pheasant breeding

Pheasant breeding in the Astana Green Belt will help insect-pest control in the area.

Astana green belt development: pheasant breeding
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Kazakhstan to value national parks over mineral resources: Baigarin

Kazakhstan National Geographic Association urges to protect 30% of Kazakhstani land from economic activity.

Kazakhstan to value national parks over mineral resources: Baigarin
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Massive fish die-off at Caspian Sea

Eco Mangystau, a non-governmental agency, reported a mass fish die-off in Kazakhstan's section of the Caspian sea.

Massive fish die-off at Caspian Sea
Japan kills 251 minke whales in final Antarctic hunt
Japan kills 251 minke whales in final Antarctic hunt

Japan killed 251 minke whales during the 2014 Antarctic hunt, in what is expected to be the last "research whaling" mission in the Southern Ocean after an international court ruling.

Japan kills 251 minke whales in final Antarctic hunt
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Aksu plant faces fine of $620 thousand for environmental damage

Aksu Ferrousalloy plant will face a fine of $620 thousand for causing environmental damage in Kazakhstan.

Aksu plant faces fine of $620 thousand for environmental damage
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7 thousand tests cannot explain sleep syndrome

7 thousands tests have been made in Kalachi village in Akmola Oblast over the past year.

7 thousand tests cannot explain sleep syndrome
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Yachting Championship on Lake Balkhash

Yacht Racing World Championship will bring more than 60 boats to Balkhash, Kazakhstan.

Yachting Championship on Lake Balkhash
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NCOC and Agip to dispute Kashagan fine

NCOC and Agip KCO intend to dispute the $737 million damage compensation for the break down at the Kashagan oil-field in court.

NCOC and Agip to dispute Kashagan fine
Island D at Kashagan field. ©Reuters
Kashagan operator fined $737 million for flaring

Kazakhstan ecologists are demanding that the Kashagan field operator pays a fine of $737 million to compensate the environmental damage.

Kashagan operator fined $737 million for flaring
We need to pull together to save oceans: Kerry
We need to pull together to save oceans: Kerry

US Secretary of State John Kerry warned royalty, corporate kings and environmental warriors that governments won't save the seas without "significant impetus" from every sphere of society.

We need to pull together to save oceans: Kerry