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Villagers declare war against ‘smart’ bears, ask for increased hunting quota

Villagers declare war against ‘smart’ bears, ask for increased hunting quota

Villagers in the pristine valleys of the northeastern province of Artvin have declared war against wild bears in the area, blaming their intelligence for the damage inflicted on their farms

Comment(s) 9/19/2014

Residential estates, hospitals or golf courses to be exempt from environmental assessments

Residential estates, hospitals or golf courses to be exempt from environmental assessments

A new regulation drafted by the Environment Ministry will exempt many facilities, including residential estates, hospitals and golf courses from environmental assessments

Comment(s) 9/4/2014

Greenpeace activists call for halt to coal plant frenzy in mythical Kaz Mountains

Greenpeace activists call for halt to coal plant frenzy in mythical Kaz Mountains

Greenpeace’s Rainbow Warrior ship anchored off Çanakkale’s shores in its 11th day touring Turkey’s coastline

Comment(s) 9/18/2014

Activists to organize ‘water fast’ to raise awareness for vanishing lake

Activists to organize ‘water fast’ to raise awareness for vanishing lake

A group of activists are organizing events in order to raise public awareness about the ecological problems affecting Lake Burdur, which is evaporating at an unprecedented rate

Comment(s) 9/4/2014

Ten new companies acquire licenses to produce salt in ailing Lake Tuz

Ten new companies acquire licenses to produce salt in ailing Lake Tuz

Ten new companies have received licenses to produce salt at Lake Tuz, a move that may further threaten the delicate lake that is already endangered due to the mass exploitation of its resources

Comment(s) 9/12/2014

An aerial tour of Istanbul's disappearing forests

An aerial tour of Istanbul's disappearing forests

Looking at satellite photos of Istanbul over the past 40 years provides a clear view of how the city's forests have been disappearing. Hürriyet reporters went up with a helicopter to get an even better understanding of the situation

Comment(s) 9/2/2014

Istanbul’s third airport threatens birds’ migration routes

Istanbul’s third airport threatens birds’ migration routes

Istanbul’s third airport is located along one of the most important migration routes for birds, experts say, warning that its construction poses dangers to both the environment and flights

Comment(s) 9/12/2014

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

Greenpeace activists detained in Turkey for protesting thermal power plant

Greenpeace activists detained in Turkey for protesting thermal power plant

16 Greenpeace activists have been detained after a protest in Zonguldak

Comment(s) 9/11/2014

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

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