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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

Hydroelectric plant project to wipe out two waterfalls in Black Sea province

Hydroelectric plant project to wipe out two waterfalls in Black Sea province

One of the dozens of hydroelectric plants that are being built across the Black Sea will wipe out two waterfalls

Comment(s) 8/6/2014

Environment ministry’s 'sly' decision slammed for opening protected areas to HES construction

Environment ministry’s 'sly' decision slammed for opening protected areas to HES construction

The new decision created a loophole ending the specificity of any region that has enjoyed protected status, experts say

Comment(s) 8/13/2014

Locals of Istanbul neighborhood take action against parking lot project

Locals of Istanbul neighborhood take action against parking lot project

The vegetable garden planned to be destroyed is also designated as a gathering place in case of a quake

Comment(s) 8/5/2014

Ministry forbids hydroelectric plants on protected areas housing rare species

Ministry forbids hydroelectric plants on protected areas housing rare species

Hydroelectric power plant projects threatening rare biological life on natural protected areas will not be permitted

Comment(s) 8/12/2014

Governor allows HES construction in spite of court order, alleging ‘natural disaster risks’

Governor allows HES construction in spite of court order, alleging ‘natural disaster risks’

Activists denounced the decision as a trick to bypass the provisional order for the suspension of the construction, pending the environmental impact assessment report

Comment(s) 8/5/2014

Infamous HES constitute over 90 percent of renewables in Turkey

Infamous HES constitute over 90 percent of renewables in Turkey

The report also expressed worries about the damaging effects of the controversial hydroelectric plants

Comment(s) 8/8/2014

Drought risks high for Turkey’s basins, expert urges action

Drought risks high for Turkey’s basins, expert urges action

TMMOB chair Baran Bozoğlu has said the current hydrological drought in the Konya Basin’s aquifers will be seen in other parts of the country if the necessary measures to combat the issue are not taken.

Comment(s) 8/4/2014

Wedding photographer uses rivers as backdrops to protest hydroelectric plants

Wedding photographer uses rivers as backdrops to protest hydroelectric plants

Taner Kılınç, who lives in Arhavi near the Georgian border, photographs couples in their wedding outfit

Comment(s) 8/8/2014

Tunceli locals march against power plant in Munzur Valley

Tunceli locals march against power plant in Munzur Valley

Thousands of Tunceli locals marched on Aug. 3 against the hydroelectric power plant (HES) project planned to be built in Munzur Valley, located in Turkey’s southeastern province.

Comment(s) 8/4/2014

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