Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
Trees are being felled in Istanbul’s Beykoz district in order to make room for facilities as part of a giant forest park project conducted by the Forestry and Waterworks Ministry.
Local activists have called on the government to review a contentious, long-planned new dam project on the Tigris in southeastern Turkey, which will flood the ancient city of Hasankeyf
Villagers in Yırca near the Aegean coal capital of Soma, who were unable to prevent the illegal cutting down of some 6,000 olive trees to build a power plant, have now been obligated to keep hold of the felled trees
The worst drought experienced by Lake Van in 15 years has exposed ancient cities and a number of historic artefacts that had until now long been submerged under water
A golf course already exists on the site in Belek, but the hotel is seeking to expand the size of the links with the clear-cutting, which has resulted in the felling of pine trees that are thought to be between 50 and 55 years old
Turkey ranks among the worst performers in dealing with rising CO2 emissions, according to a joined study submitted by Germanwatch and the Climate Action Network
Turkish engineers will once make a unique achievement, by building a tunnel under an ancient city, with cars wolling through. The problem is there may be some historical artefacts lying around - but that doesn't seem to concern officials
Turkish Energy and Natural Resources Minister Taner Yıldız has said 9 million trees could be planted with the income from the rent brought by the coal plant in the village of Yırca
From Gezi to the Black Sea, trees are felled to move on with urban plans, mega-projects, mines and coal plants
A company that bought coal mines near Aydın’s Kuloğulları village in 2007 has converted the area into an organic olive grove with more than 13,000 trees
Ecologists and residents ofFatsa have begun standing guard around the clock to prevent a company from following through on plans to use cyanide in gold extraction on a 10-hectare forested area.
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