A pod of nine killer whales died Wednesday in a rare mass stranding on the New Zealand coast, in a loss conservationists said was a major blow to the local orca population.
Australia's Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority on Friday approved the dumping of up to three million cubic metres of dredge waste in park waters in a move blasted by environmentalists.
The urban agglomeration of Aktobe in western Kazakhstan can allow no more than 1.3 million people.
President Nursultan Nazarbayev spoke in support of farming and introduction of agricultural innovations in his State-of-the-Union Address.
The international consortium developing in the giant Kashagan oil field in Kazakhstan will be subject to emissions penalties.
Representatives of Israel, Jordan and the Palestinians will on Monday sign a "historic" agreement to link the Red Sea with the shrinking Dead Sea, an Israeli minister said.
With a grimace on his sun-bronzed face, Borneo tribal chieftain Lenjau Tusau glares down a dirt road that vanishes into a rainforest mist, on alert for what he views as a mortal enemy.
In particular, Kazakhstan wants to cover the cosmodrome’s territory with its Ecological Code.
North Caspian Operating Company, the operator of Kashagan oilfield, located in Kazakhstan's sector of the Caspian Sea shelf, was fined $10 thousand for harming the environment.
Aleksnader Nizovkin has called the Kazakhstan Government to focus on construction of environmentally-friendly buildings with independent energy and heating supply systems.
Thai billionaire Vikrom Kromadit has arrived to Kazakhstan.
Astana international airport was fined over 13 million tenge ($87 thousand).
The chemical wastes dumpsite will open in Pavlodar.
The hazardous substances spilled because of the Proton-M crash at Baikonur cannot reach villages in Kyzylorda oblast in big quantities.
A memorandum of understanding on cooperation in expansion of capacities for development of an emissions reduction strategy has been signed between Kazakhstan Ministry of Environmental protection and the U.S. Government.
Kazakhstan Environmental Protection Ministry is suggesting to postpone and lower the fines for exceeding greenhouse gas emission quotas.
Three air companies have been fined a total of 1.3 million tenge ($8.7 thousand) for ecological violations.
2.2 million tons of oil wastes are spread over 600 hectares of land of Mangistau oblast in western Kazakhstan.
Three biking tours will take place in Kazakhstan to support EXPO-2017: Savoy-Astana in 2013, Astana-Shanghai in 2015, EXPO to EXPO in 2017.
Foodmaster was fined a derisive $1,270 in Kazakhstan for discharge of polluting substances and storage of wastes.
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