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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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