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Climate change driving Australian fish south: report
Climate change driving Australian fish south: report

Australian scientists said Friday there was now "striking evidence" of extensive southward migration of tropical fish and declines in other species due to climate change, in a major ocean report card.

Climate change driving Australian fish south: report
A new family of spiders, named Trogloaptor. Photo courtesy focus-fen.net
New spider family found in US caves

A team of amateur cave explorers and arachnologists has found a new family of spiders in caves and old-growth redwood forests in Oregon and California.

New spider family found in US caves
Minister of Environmental Protection Nurlan Kapparov. Photo courtesy of pm.kz
Nazarbayev instructed Environmental Protection Minister on switching to green economy

Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev met with Minister of Environmental Protection Nurlan Kapparov.

Nazarbayev instructed Environmental Protection Minister on switching to green economy
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Fukushima caused mutant butterflies: scientists

Genetic mutations have been found in three generations of butterflies from near Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, scientists said Tuesday, raising fears radiation could affect other species.

Fukushima caused mutant butterflies: scientists
Long-dormant New Zealand volcano erupts
Long-dormant New Zealand volcano erupts

A New Zealand volcano has erupted unexpectedly after lying dormant for more than a century, spewing an ash plume that disrupted flights and closed highways.

Long-dormant New Zealand volcano erupts
Parrot finch. Photo courtesy of birdsville.com
Mother knows best: finches choose chicks' gender

Female parrot finches can match their offspring's gender to prevailing living conditions, producing more sons in lean times, scientists in Australia said Wednesday.

Mother knows best: finches choose chicks' gender
Aral sea. Photo courtesy of acidcow.com
Turkmenistan to plant huge forest in Aral Sea region

Turkmenistan is allocating tens of millions of dollars to plant trees in a region neighbouring the stricken Aral Sea, state newspaper Neutral Turkmenistan said Tuesday.

Turkmenistan to plant huge forest in Aral Sea region
Photo by Vladimir Dmitriyev©
16,000 trees and bushes planted in Almaty in 2012

Almaty Akimat (city authorities) is implementing a vegetation rejuvenation plan.

16,000 trees and bushes planted in Almaty in 2012
©REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin
LA bear who became Twitter star back in wild

A bear which became a minor star in Los Angeles, with over 24,000 Twitter followers, was returned to the wild Sunday after being found asleep in a tree.

LA bear who became Twitter star back in wild
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
©RIA Novosti
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
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
Troitsk hydropower plant. Photo courtesy of pravdaurfo.ru.
Kazakhstan to impose an environment penalty on Russia

Russia purchases Kazakh coal for its Troitsk hydropower plant, but the ash is brought back to Kazakhstan.

Kazakhstan to impose an environment penalty on Russia
RIA Novosti©
Waste recycling facility to be launched in Astana in July

Only 5% of all waste produced in Kazakhstan is recycled, with the other waste being kept at dumps.

Waste recycling facility to be launched in Astana in July
Falkon. ©RIA NOVOSTI
Falcons treated in UAE freed to wild in Kazakhstan

66 falcons treated in Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital (ADFH) are going to be let go into the wild in Kazakhstan in 2012.

Falcons treated in UAE freed to wild in Kazakhstan
Saxaul in blossom
10 000 hectares of Aral sea bottom will be wooded this year

It is planned to wood spring forest improvement plants in 9.5 hectares of the Aral Sea bottom.

10 000 hectares of Aral sea bottom will be wooded this year
Nursery plants. Photo by Vladimir Dmitriyev©
36 thousand trees and bushes were planted in Almaty last year

More than 36 thousand of green plantings were planted in Almaty last year.

36 thousand trees and bushes were planted in Almaty last year
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
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
Kashagan oil field. ©REUTERS
A possible oil spill at Kashagan could be compared to the Mexican Gulf disaster: Environment Minister

The oilfield lies some 4,200 meters below the shallow waters of the northern part of the Caspian Sea and is highly pressured (770 bar of initial pressure).

A possible oil spill at Kashagan could be compared to the Mexican Gulf disaster: Environment Minister