Environment
ESA CryoSat sees Antarctic ice melting twice as fast, will affect rise in sea levels
21.05.2014 [16:02]
Antarctic ice is melting faster then expected, which could lead to rising sea levels worldwide. University of Leeds researchers studied three years of images of Antarctica, taken from space. The CryoSat-2 satellite, operated by the European Space Agency (ESA), is equipped
 
Earthquake jolts Azerbaijani sector of Caspian Sea
19.05.2014 [18:54]
The earthquake was registered 31 kilometres to Nardaran settlement in the Caspian Sea on May 19 at 12:43, according to a statement posted on the website of the Republican Seismological Service Center of the Azerbaijani National Academy of Sciences. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 14 kilometres
 
“Shirvan National Park” film demonstrated at Nizami Cinema Center
14.05.2014 [20:31]
“Shirvan National Park” film produced as part of the “8 mysteries of Azerbaijan” project of the International Dialogue for Environmental Action (IDEA) has today been launched at the Nizami Cinema Center. Vice-President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, founder and head of IDEA Leyla Aliyeva
 
Baku to host workshop on best practices in sharing environmental data
13.05.2014 [19:41]
Streamlining the collection, exchange and use of the data required for the design and implementation of environmental policy in Azerbaijan will be the focus of a workshop in Baku on 26-27 May, due to be held under the EU-funded ENPI Shared Environment Information System project (ENPI-SEIS).
 
IDEA, Panthera launch new Caucasian leopard protection project
09.05.2014 [11:47]
The International Dialogue for Environmental Protection, IDEA, and the world's leading cat conservation organization, Panthera, signed a memorandum of understanding on future cooperation. Signed by Vice-President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, founder and director of IDEA Leyla Aliyeva and Panthera chairman Thomas Kaplan, the memorandum...
 
U.S. Climate Has Already Changed, Study Finds, Citing Heat and Floods
08.05.2014 [12:54]
The effects of human-induced climate change are being felt in every corner of the United States, scientists reported Tuesday, with water growing scarcer in dry regions, torrential rains increasing in wet regions, heat waves becoming more common and more severe, wildfires growing worse, and forests dying under assault
 
Caucasian Biodiversity Summit starts at Heydar Aliyev Center Azerbaijani first lady Mehriban Aliyeva attends the Summit
07.05.2014 [11:04]
The Caucasian Biodiversity Summit has kicked off at the Heydar Aliyev Center. The summit is organized by International Dialogue for Environmental Protection, IDEA, in partnership with the Heydar Aliyev Foundation and the Heydar Aliyev Center. Azerbaijan`s first lady, President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, UNESCO and ISESCO
 
Minor quake hits Kalbajar region
06.05.2014 [15:49]
A minor quake has hit Kalbajar region. According to the Seismological Service of the Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences, the epicentre of the quake was 62 km south-west from Ganja
 
Mild quake hits Azerbaijani sector of Caspian Sea
29.04.2014 [13:15]
A magnitude 3.4 earthquake has occurred in the Caspian Sea, Azerbaijan`s Seismological Service has said
 
Heydar Aliyev Center to host Caucasian Biodiversity Summit
25.04.2014 [21:38]
The Heydar Aliyev Center will host the Caucasian Biodiversity Summit on May 7. Initiated by IDEA (International Dialogue for Environmental Protection) in partnership with the Heydar Aliyev Foundation and the Heydar Aliyev Center, the event will focus on protection of environment
 
Corn biofuels worse than gasoline on global warming in short term
21.04.2014 [14:57]
Biofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants are worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term, a new study shows, challenging the Obama administration's conclusions that they are a much cleaner oil alternative and will help combat climate change. A $500,000 study – paid for by the federal government and released...
 
Azerbaijani President: Moving to "Euro-4" standard will significantly improve the composition of air
18.04.2014 [18:04]
“Starting from this month, we switched to the "Euro-4" standard. I am sure that the move will significantly improve the composition of air. According to the available data, the main source of air pollution is vehicles, not industrial plants. I believe that the application of "Euro-4" will prevent this,” said President Ilham...
 
Azerbaijani President: As part of campaign of planting trees, more than 10 million trees were planted, and this process continues
17.04.2014 [22:16]
“As part of the campaign of planting trees, more than 10 million trees were planted, and this process continues,” said President Ilham Aliyev in a meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers dedicated to the results of socio-economic development in the first quarter of 2014 and objectives for the future
 
President Ilham Aliyev: Every year should be the "Year of the Environment"
17.04.2014 [20:09]
“I would like to say a few words with regard to environmental protection. Several years ago, the "Year of the Environment" was declared in Azerbaijan. I remember saying during the discussion of the work done in the "Year of the Environment" that every year should be the "Year of the Environment" because the...
 
Watch full lunar eclipse ‘blood moon’ tonight
15.04.2014 [11:52]
If you’re into skygazing, you really should stay up late tonight (April 14, April 15) and watch the first of a series of four “blood” moons — a sequence of lunar eclipses called a tetrad that will occur over the next two years, and which some religious types believe signifies the beginning of the apocalypse
 
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