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Lights out as millions around the world mark Earth Hour

Lights out as millions around the world mark Earth Hour

The Empire State Building dimmed its lights and the Eiffel Tower went dark March 28 as iconic landmarks across the world observed Earth Hour, the global climate change awareness campaign.

Comment(s) 3/29/2015

Court reverses ÇED decision on power plant project in eastern Turkey valley

Court reverses ÇED decision on power plant project in eastern Turkey valley

A Sivas administrative court has canceled a previous decision which dismissed the requirement of an environmental impact report for a HES project planned to be built in Erzincan

Comment(s) 3/6/2015

Tender opens to rent out Turkey’s remote Aegean idyll Göcek

Tender opens to rent out Turkey’s remote Aegean idyll Göcek

A number of forested bays in one of Turkey’s most beautiful coastal idylls will be opened to tender by the Forestry and Waterworks Ministry, though many locals are opposed to the move

Comment(s) 3/26/2015

Turkish PM presents Istanbul sea tunnel mega-project

Turkish PM presents Istanbul sea tunnel mega-project

PM Davutoğlu has announced an estimated $3.5 billion mega-project for a three-level sub-sea tunnel under Bosphorus Strait

Comment(s) 2/27/2015

Manavgat River becomes a ‘dump river’

Manavgat River becomes a ‘dump river’

Increasing pollution in the Manavgat River in Turkey’s southern touristic hub of Antalya has drawn reaction from tourism professionals working in the region, including the head of the city’s tourism group, who called it a “dump river.”

Comment(s) 3/19/2015

Erdoğan’s giant Istanbul canal back on agenda with a new look

Erdoğan’s giant Istanbul canal back on agenda with a new look

Kanal Istanbul, one of the planned giant projects will be a canal 43 kilometers long and 400 meters wide with six bridges

Comment(s) 2/24/2015

Gendarmerie suppresses protests against power plant construction with tear gas in northern Turkey

Gendarmerie suppresses protests against power plant construction with tear gas in northern Turkey

Security forces tried to disperse some 2,000 protesters marching against HES projects in Tokat

Comment(s) 3/16/2015

Urbanization plan canceled for Bozcaada, says Turkish environment minister

Urbanization plan canceled for Bozcaada, says Turkish environment minister

A plan that would pave the way for widespread construction on the Aegean island of Bozcaada, one of Turkey’s untouched tourism destinations, has been canceled, Environment and Urbanization Minister İdris Güllüce has said.

Comment(s) 2/22/2015

Istanbul Municipality approves Bosphorus tunnel mega-project

Istanbul Municipality approves Bosphorus tunnel mega-project

A three-level, sub-sea tunnel project, was recently announced by Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu, has been approved by the Istanbul Municipality

Comment(s) 3/12/2015

Turkish ministry approves disputed Zeytinburnu project, defying court decision

Turkish ministry approves disputed Zeytinburnu project, defying court decision

The Environment Ministry has approved the controversial plan for a new port project in Istanbul’s Zeytinburnu district which had previously been cancelled by the Council of State

Comment(s) 2/17/2015

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