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Two Istanbul reservoirs close to drying out

Two Istanbul reservoirs close to drying out

New pictures have shown how two of the reservoirs supplying Istanbul’s water needs have nearly dried

Comment(s) 8/28/2014

Court halts construction of urban hydroelectric plant in Black Sea port

Court halts construction of urban hydroelectric plant in Black Sea port

A local administrative court has halted the construction of a hydroelectric plant in the center of Arhavi

Comment(s) 8/22/2014

Top Turkish court annuls environmental report over failure to inform locals

Top Turkish court annuls environmental report over failure to inform locals

Lawyers have stressed that the ruling could set a precedent obliging companies to formally secure local villagers’ assent

Comment(s) 8/26/2014

Taurus Mountains’ fish owl latest potential victim of hydroelectric plants

Taurus Mountains’ fish owl latest potential victim of hydroelectric plants

Environment activists point out that destroying the valleys and altering the freshwater streams' ecosystems by installing plants will mean the owls are no longer able to feed themselves

Comment(s) 8/21/2014

Artists’ dance implores officials to protect Burdur Lake from drought

Artists’ dance implores officials to protect Burdur Lake from drought

A Turkish ballerina and a choreographer danced in the lake in an attempt to draw public attention

Comment(s) 8/25/2014

Locals come to the rescue of sea otters halting unlawful hydro plant construction

Locals come to the rescue of sea otters halting unlawful hydro plant construction

Sea otters living on the Bolaman River near Fatsa off the Black Sea coast are heaving a sigh of relief, as the HES construction on the Şahsen River that continued despite a court ruling was halted by the prefecture

Comment(s) 8/20/2014

Lack of int’l climate code lets Turkey off hook on emissions

Lack of int’l climate code lets Turkey off hook on emissions

The absence of an international regime on climate change has enabled Turkey to enjoy a free ride on a development policy that is careless about emissions, according to an activist.

Comment(s) 8/25/2014

Parking lot project on Istanbul vegetable garden canceled after public uproar

Parking lot project on Istanbul vegetable garden canceled after public uproar

A parking lot project planned on a public vegetable garden on Istanbul’s Asian side has been canceled following widespread criticism, officials said on Aug 18

Comment(s) 8/18/2014

Ministry plans to permit discharge of mining waste into sea

Ministry plans to permit discharge of mining waste into sea

A draft regulation planned to be introduced by the Environment Ministry foresees to permit discharge of mining wastes into the sea, if disposal on the ground is proved to be impossible

Comment(s) 8/23/2014

Farmer leaves wheat on field to bring wild birds back

Farmer leaves wheat on field to bring wild birds back

A man living in a remote Black Sea village has been planting wheat in his fields to keep wild birds in the area

Comment(s) 8/14/2014

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