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Sofia Considers Tunnel Construction to Ease Traffic Congestion

Sofia Municipality is considering solving the capital city's transport problems by constructing tunnels at the busiest road intersections.

Society » Environment | February 19, 2010, Friday // 18:02 | Viewed: 2629

Bulgaria President Set to Veto Changes to GMO Act

Bulgaria President Georgi Parvanov has stated Friday that he will veto the amendments to the GMO Act.

Society » Environment | February 19, 2010, Friday // 17:18 | Viewed: 1774

Bulgaria-Turkey Border Closed over Flooding

The Bulgaria-Turkey border has again been closed due to flooding after intense rainfall in the region on Monday.

Society » Environment | February 16, 2010, Tuesday // 08:59 | Viewed: 2826

Light Quake Shakes Bulgaria's Ihtiman

An earthquake measuring 3,2 on the Richter Scale was felt in Ihtiman, 45km South East of the Bulgarian capital Sofia on Tuesday morning.

Society » Environment | February 16, 2010, Tuesday // 08:45 | Viewed: 1917

Arda Cascade Reservoirs Overflow in South Bulgaria

All the rivers in the Eastern Rhodopi mountains in South Bulgaria currently have a critically high water level after heavy rains in the region.

Society » Environment | February 15, 2010, Monday // 21:28 | Viewed: 3514

Bulgaria Rain, Snow Causes Flooding and Traffic Chaos

The River Kamchia in East Bulgaria has started flooding due to heavy rain, the Director of Civil Protection in Varna, Vladimir Ivanov, reported Monday.

Society » Environment | February 15, 2010, Monday // 10:14 | Viewed: 2766

Major Bulgaria-Turkey Border Crossing Reopened as Flood Subsides

The car traffic through the Kapitan Andreevo crossing point on the Bulgarian-Turkish border has been restored after it was terminated for several hours on Saturday over a flood.

Society » Environment | February 13, 2010, Saturday // 17:29 | Viewed: 3155

Flood Shuts Main Bulgaria-Turkey Border Crossing Point

No cars are allowed to pass through Kapitan Andeevo, the major crossing point on the Bulgaria-Turkey border because of a flood on the Bulgarian side.

Society » Environment | February 13, 2010, Saturday // 14:45 | Viewed: 2844

Light Quake Shakes Bulgaria's Blagoevgrad Region

An earthquake measuring 2,5 on the Richter scale was registered near Blagoevgrad in South West Bulgaria on Friday morning.

Society » Environment | February 12, 2010, Friday // 10:17 | Viewed: 1640

Rain Storm Follows Bulgaria Blizzards, Floods Expected

After the recent blizzards that have caused chaos in Bulgaria over recent days, temperatures have risen sharply and heavy rain is forecasted to sweep across the country.

Society » Environment | February 10, 2010, Wednesday // 09:20 | Viewed: 3776

Bulgaria Threatened by Danube River Floods

The Danube as well as several smaller Bulgarian rivers could spill out causing floods as a result of the high precipitation.

Society » Environment | February 9, 2010, Tuesday // 10:21 | Viewed: 2346

Emergency Situation in Northeast Bulgaria over Inclement Weather

Heavy snowfall has led a total of 12 Bulgarian municipalities in the northeastern part of the country to declare a state of emergency.

Society » Environment | February 8, 2010, Monday // 20:44 | Viewed: 2989

Sofia City Center Streets Close for Snow-clearing

Several street sections in Sofia city center have been temporarily closed to traffic at 10 am on Monday, to allow for more efficient clearing of overnight snow.

Society » Environment | February 8, 2010, Monday // 11:46 | Viewed: 1753

Bulgaria in Grip of Snow, Traffic Disrupted

Bulgaria awoke Monday morning buried in snow with the mercury far below zero and numerous reports of electricity blackouts or telephone cuts.

Society » Environment | February 8, 2010, Monday // 07:55 | Viewed: 2319

Bulgaria Feels Effects of Rain, Snow

Almost the entire territory of Bulgaria is affected by snow or rain. Mountain passes are closed, and there is a danger of avalanches in the mountains.

Society » Environment | February 7, 2010, Sunday // 11:06 | Viewed: 3218

Bulgaria Environment Minister: Socialist Cabinet Voted Yes on GMO

Bulgaria's Environment Minister, Nona Karadzhova, said that from January 2007 until July 2009 all Ministers from the previous, Socialist-led cabinet, have voted yes on the import of GM food.

Society » Environment | February 6, 2010, Saturday // 19:29 | Viewed: 2819

Eastern Bulgaria Braces for Blizzard

Eastern Bulgaria is facing another blizzard over the next few days, the National Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology warns Saturday.

Society » Environment | February 6, 2010, Saturday // 14:03 | Viewed: 2161

Bulgarian Socialist Leader: GMO Ban Could Last 3 Months

Bulgarian Socialist Party Leader, Sergey Stanishev, has stated that the government proposed 5-year ban on GM Crop trials could only last 3 months.

Society » Environment | February 5, 2010, Friday // 16:07 | Viewed: 2024

PM Borisov: 5-Year GM Crop Ban Ensures Calmness in Bulgaria

Bulgaria PM Boyko Borisov has stated that the proposed 5-year ban on GM crop trials will "guarantee calmness" in Bulgarian society.

Society » Environment | February 5, 2010, Friday // 15:24 | Viewed: 1841

Bulgaria Government Proposes 5-Year Ban on GM Crop Trials

The center-right governing GERB party has proposed that all cultivation of GM crops should be banned for 5-years, in a change to the new GMO Act.

Society » Environment | February 5, 2010, Friday // 11:44 | Viewed: 2323

3 Light Earthquakes Shake Bulgaria

Three light earthquakes were felt in a 30 minute period Friday morning in different regions of Southern Bulgaria, ranging from 2,0 to 2,7 on the Richter scale.

Society » Environment | February 5, 2010, Friday // 10:18 | Viewed: 1809
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