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Pavlodar oil refinery. ©RIA Novosti
One ton of industrial wastes per resident in Pavlodar oblast

Last year pollutant discharge from the regional industrial companies in Pavlodar oblast of Kazakhstan made 675 thousand tons.

One ton of industrial wastes per resident in Pavlodar oblast
Smog over Almaty. Photo by Nikolay Ustinov©
Environment-friendly engine invented in Almaty

Roman Kochkanyan from Almaty has developed an engine that will help reduce smogs in Almaty or at least cut its concentration.

Environment-friendly engine invented in Almaty
Satellite picture of Balkhash lake. Photo courtesy of NASA
Balkhash lake might shrink to 10% of its size

Balkhash lake may lose up to 86 percent of its water reserves by 2045, which will mean a huge environmental disaster for Kazakhstan.

Balkhash lake might shrink to 10% of its size
Photo courtesy of autotestdrive.ru
Environment-friendly engine invented in Astana

A combustion engine that emits 50 percent less hazardous substances that a regular one has been invented in Astana.

Environment-friendly engine invented in Astana
Illustration by Marat Tursynov
China may turn Kazakhstan into desert

Kazakhstan ecologist spoke about the consequences of China's diverting of transborder rivers to its semi-desert lands.

China may turn Kazakhstan into desert
Ecologist Mels Yeleussizov. Photo by Yaroslav Radlovskiy©
Almaty should not have been expanded to the current size: Yeleussizov

Almaty population should not have exceeded 700 thousand people, whereas it has reached 2 million already: ecologist.

Almaty should not have been expanded to the current size: Yeleussizov
BISOL constructs 2-megawatt solar power plant in Kazakhstan's Kapshagai
BISOL constructs 2-megawatt solar power plant in Kazakhstan's Kapshagai

Samruk-Energo company signed an agreement with BISOL Central Asia Ltd. on a turn key solar plant in Kazakhstan's Kapshagai.

BISOL constructs 2-megawatt solar power plant in Kazakhstan's Kapshagai
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Almaty called to give up cars on September 22

Almaty residents are called to take part in the Car-Free Day global campaign to be held on September 22.

Almaty called to give up cars on September 22
Tires processing. Photo courtesy of kazrr.kz
Kazakhstan adopts new tire recycling standards

This standard will officially come into effect on July 1, 2013, almost a year after its approval.

Kazakhstan adopts new tire recycling standards
Photo courtesy of ArcelorMittal Temirtau
ArcelorMittal Temirtau fined for environmental damages

ArcelorMittal Temirtau and Central Asia Cement have been fined over 57 million tenge for ecology damage.

ArcelorMittal Temirtau fined for environmental damages
An evening traffic jam in Almaty. ©Vladimir Dmitriyev
Residents’ private transport кesponsible for major part of Almaty air pollution

80% of air pollution falls on private vehicles in Almaty.

Residents’ private transport кesponsible for major part of Almaty air pollution
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Kazakhstan miners and metallurgists ask to suspend emission sanctions until 2015

Kazakhstan Association of Mining and Metallurgical Companies has asks to give new companies time until they get on their feet.

Kazakhstan miners and metallurgists ask to suspend emission sanctions until 2015
Berkut train. Photo courtesy of nv.kz
Karaganda citizen suggested a way to travel from Almaty to Astana in 2.5 hours

A graduate of Karaganda Technical University suggests to connect two two major Kazakhstan cities by a "green" railroad with high-speed train.

Karaganda citizen suggested a way to travel from Almaty to Astana in 2.5 hours
We have no control over ecological situation at Caspian Sea: Kazakhstan Environmental Protection Minister
We have no control over ecological situation at Caspian Sea: Kazakhstan Environmental Protection Minister

We are more concerned over creation of a powerful monitoring system at the Caspian Sea, which we lack completely: Kazakhstan Minister.

We have no control over ecological situation at Caspian Sea: Kazakhstan Environmental Protection Minister
Karachaganak oil and gas condensate field. Photo courtesy of kmg.kz
Karachaganak Petroleum Operating fined $50 million

Karachaganak Petroleum Operating was fined $50 million for emissions.

Karachaganak Petroleum Operating fined $50 million
Gas flaring. ©REUTERS
Aktobe oil company fined 500 million tenge for emissions

Kazakhoil Aktobe reimbursed the state with 445 million tenge ($3 million) for the environmental damaged caused by excessive gas flaring.

Aktobe oil company fined 500 million tenge for emissions
Almaty Towers took part in Earth Hour on March 26, 2011. ©REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov
Kazakhstan residents are asked to turn off the light on March 31 as part of Earth Hour

Kazakhstan will take part in Earth Hour ecological campaign for the fourth time.

Kazakhstan residents are asked to turn off the light on March 31 as part of Earth Hour
Minister of Environmental Protection Nurlan Kapparov. Photo by  Danial Okassov©
Environment Minister on ecological problems of Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan Minister of Environment told about Kazakhstan’s ecological problems at the meeting with non-government organizations.

Environment Minister on ecological problems of Kazakhstan
©RIA Novosti/Pavel Lisitsyn
Kazakhstan ecologists object to nuclear plant in Aktau

Considering the unstable situation in Iran, construction of the nuclear power plant in this region could have grave consequences: Ecologist.

Kazakhstan ecologists object to nuclear plant in Aktau
Medeu ecological post. ©Daniyar Obozov
Medeu National Park entrance fee abolished in Almaty

So called ecological entrance fee to Medeu mountain area has been laid off in Almaty.

Medeu National Park entrance fee abolished in Almaty