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Killer whales die in rare New Zealand mass stranding
Killer whales die in rare New Zealand mass stranding

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.

Killer whales die in rare New Zealand mass stranding
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Australia approves plan to dump dredge spoil in Barrier Reef

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.

Australia approves plan to dump dredge spoil in Barrier Reef
Aktobe. Photo ©skyscrapercity.com
Aktobe agglomeration to max out at 1.3 million citizens

The urban agglomeration of Aktobe in western Kazakhstan can allow no more than 1.3 million people.

Aktobe agglomeration to max out at 1.3 million citizens
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Agricultural innovations to increase dairy and meat export: Nazarbayev

President Nursultan Nazarbayev spoke in support of farming and introduction of agricultural innovations in his State-of-the-Union Address.

Agricultural innovations to increase dairy and meat export: Nazarbayev
Kashagan Oil Field. Photo ©REUTERS
Kashagan consortium to face emissions penalty

The international consortium developing in the giant Kashagan oil field in Kazakhstan will be subject to emissions penalties.

Kashagan consortium to face emissions penalty
Israel, Jordan, Palestinians to sign Red Sea-Dead Sea deal
Israel, Jordan, Palestinians to sign Red Sea-Dead Sea deal

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.

Israel, Jordan, Palestinians to sign Red Sea-Dead Sea deal
In Borneo jungle, natives stand up against Malaysian dams
In Borneo jungle, natives stand up against Malaysian dams

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 Borneo jungle, natives stand up against Malaysian dams
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Kazakhstan presses Russia to follow its laws at Baikonur

In particular, Kazakhstan wants to cover the cosmodrome’s territory with its Ecological Code.

Kazakhstan presses Russia to follow its laws at Baikonur
Photo courtesy of azh.kz
NCOC fined $10 thousand for dead seagulls

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.

NCOC fined $10 thousand for dead seagulls
Kazakhstan citizens prefer traditional technologies for building houses. Photo courtesy of vesti.kz
Researcher calles to subsidize energy effecient housing in Kazakhstan

Aleksnader Nizovkin has called the Kazakhstan Government to focus on construction of environmentally-friendly buildings with independent energy and heating supply systems.

Researcher calles to subsidize energy effecient housing in Kazakhstan
Thai businessman Vikrom Kromadit. Photo by Marat Abilov©
People of Kazakhstan are different from other Asian nations; both men and women are beautiful: Thai billioanaire Vikrom Kromadit

Thai billionaire Vikrom Kromadit has arrived to Kazakhstan.

People of Kazakhstan are different from other Asian nations; both men and women are beautiful: Thai billioanaire Vikrom Kromadit
Astana International Airport. Photo courtesy of Tengrinews.kz
Astana airport fined for leaking kerosene into Yessil river

Astana international airport was fined over 13 million tenge ($87 thousand).

Astana airport fined for leaking kerosene into Yessil river
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Pavlodar to get chemical waste dump

The chemical wastes dumpsite will open in Pavlodar.

Pavlodar to get chemical waste dump
Talgat Mussabayev. Photo by Marat Abilov©
Heptyl won't reach villages in Kyzylorda in big quantities: Mussabayev

The hazardous substances spilled because of the Proton-M crash at Baikonur cannot reach villages in Kyzylorda oblast in big quantities.

Heptyl won't reach villages in Kyzylorda in big quantities: Mussabayev
Illustration by Tengrinews.kz
Kazakhstan and U.S. agree to cooperate in reduction of emissions

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 and U.S. agree to cooperate in reduction of emissions
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Kazakhstan mulls postponing penalties for greenhouse gas emissions

Kazakhstan Environmental Protection Ministry is suggesting to postpone and lower the fines for exceeding greenhouse gas emission quotas.

Kazakhstan mulls postponing penalties for greenhouse gas emissions
Air companies fined 1.3 million tenge for environmental damage in Almaty
Air companies fined 1.3 million tenge for environmental damage in Almaty

Three air companies have been fined a total of 1.3 million tenge ($8.7 thousand) for ecological violations.

Air companies fined 1.3 million tenge for environmental damage in Almaty
Polluted lands. Photo courtesy of <a href="http://lada.kz" target="_blank">Lada.kz</a>
600 hectares covered with oil wastes in Mangistau oblast

2.2 million tons of oil wastes are spread over 600 hectares of land of Mangistau oblast in western Kazakhstan.

600 hectares covered with oil wastes in Mangistau oblast
Florian Bailly in Kazakhstan. ©Florian Bailly
Three green cycling tours to promote EXPO-2017

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.

Three green cycling tours to promote EXPO-2017
Photo courtesy of otyrar.kz
Foodmaster-Shymkent fined mere $1,270 for polluting river with caustic soda and sulfuric acid in Kazakhstan

Foodmaster was fined a derisive $1,270 in Kazakhstan for discharge of polluting substances and storage of wastes.

Foodmaster-Shymkent fined mere $1,270 for polluting river with caustic soda and sulfuric acid in Kazakhstan