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Bulgaria Adopts Total Ban on Hydrofracking for Shale Gas in U-Turn Decision

Bulgaria's Parliament has voted overwhelmingly in favor of banning the controversial technology of hydraulic fracking (hydrofracking) for shale gas exploration and extraction.

Society » Environment | January 18, 2012, Wednesday // 15:23 | Viewed: 3385

Bulgaria's Ruling Party Adopts Temporary Ban on Shale Gas Exploration

Bulgaria's Parliamentary Energy Committee - dominated by the ruling center-right party GERB - has approved a temporary ban on the exploration and extraction of shale gas a day after mass protest rallies took place in 12 Bulgarian cities over the issue.

Society » Environment | January 16, 2012, Monday // 20:19 | Viewed: 4927

Bulgarian Starts New Probe in 'Hollywood-harmed' Bats Case

The Appellate Prosecutor's Office in Bulgaria's central city of Veliko Tarnovo, overturned Monday the decision of the Regional Prosecutor's Office in Lovech to stop the probe of possible legal violations in the Devetashka cave.

Society » Environment | January 16, 2012, Monday // 16:56 | Viewed: 5545

Bulgaria's Rulers Promise Shale Gas Ban, Protesters Claim

Bulgarian ruling center-right GERB party has taken a political commitment to ban the exploration and production of shale gas in the country, according to an environmentalist leader.

Society » Environment | January 14, 2012, Saturday // 15:47 | Viewed: 4287

Bulgaria Braces for Wind Bringing Cold Wave

Code yellow for potentially dangerous weather has been called Saturday for all of northern Bulgaria.

Society » Environment | January 14, 2012, Saturday // 14:52 | Viewed: 3431

Thousands Protest against Shale Gas in Bulgaria

Bulgarian citizens have rallied in capital Sofia, as well as in Varna and Shumen, to protest against the imminent exploration for shale gas in the country.

Society » Environment | January 14, 2012, Saturday // 12:17 | Viewed: 4181

Bulgarian Environmentalist Rally against New Forestry Act

The first workday of Bulgaria's Parliament, after the winter holiday break, began with a protest rally of environmentalists.

Society » Environment | January 11, 2012, Wednesday // 15:38 | Viewed: 2481

3 Bulgarian Municipalities Still under Emergency Situation

Emergency situation over heavy snow fall and inclement weather is still in effect Wednesday for three Bulgarian municipalities – Teteven, Smolyan and Roman.

Society » Environment | January 11, 2012, Wednesday // 12:19 | Viewed: 2349

Bulgaria's Rulers Bow to Blackmailing Ski Company on Controversial Law

Bulgarian cabinet ministers and ruling GERB party MPs spoke in favor of a controversial amendment to Bulgaria's Law on Forests during a public discussion of the legislation in Parliament Tuesday.

Society » Environment | January 10, 2012, Tuesday // 16:51 | Viewed: 3120

3 Bulgarian Municipalities under Snow Emergency Situation

Emergency situation over heavy snow fall and inclement weather is still in effect Tuesday for three Bulgarian municipalities – Teteven, Smolyan and Roman.

Society » Environment | January 10, 2012, Tuesday // 11:42 | Viewed: 2263

Man Freezes to Death in Cut off Bulgarian Village

The cold weather and heavy snow have caused the death of one more man in a mountainous region near the town of Smolyan, Southern Bulgaria, bringing the toll up to three.

Society » Environment | January 9, 2012, Monday // 13:45 | Viewed: 2669

Cold Weather, Snow Kills Two in Bulgaria

Cold weather and heavy snow are believed to have caused the death of two men in a mountainous region near the town of Smolyan, Southern Bulgaria.

Society » Environment | January 9, 2012, Monday // 08:41 | Viewed: 2536

After Snowfall, Situation in Bulgaria Remains Harsh

Roads in Bulgaria are operating under heavy wintry conditions Sunday, after heavy snowfall set in the country Saturday.

Society » Environment | January 8, 2012, Sunday // 11:49 | Viewed: 2648

Bulgarian Mountain Rescue Warn of Avalanche Hazard

After heavy snowfall Saturday, weather in Bulgarian mountains has cleared, but there is an increased avalanche hazard, warn the Bulgarian Mountain Rescue Service.

Society » Environment | January 8, 2012, Sunday // 10:35 | Viewed: 2395

Bulgarian Authorities React after Snow Blocks Country

A special council has been called at Bulgaria's Ministry of Interior for Sunday to tackle the situation, after heavy snow wreaked havoc on communications Saturday.

Society » Environment | January 8, 2012, Sunday // 10:07 | Viewed: 2629

Bulgaria's Shumen Stages Anti-Shale Gas Protest

Over 100 people rallied in the Northeastern Bulgarian city of Shumen against the potential exploration of shale gas in the region.

Society » Environment | January 7, 2012, Saturday // 17:29 | Viewed: 2274

6 Bulgarian Regions Under Code Orange over Snow

Six Bulgarian regions are under code orange Saturday, the National Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BAS) announced.

Society » Environment | January 7, 2012, Saturday // 10:55 | Viewed: 2994

Bulgarian Environment Ministry Halts 'Deadly' Wind Park

Bulgaria's Ministry of Environment and Waters annulled a decision of its Regional Directorate in the Black Sea city of Burgas to allow the construction of a wind park.

Society » Environment | January 6, 2012, Friday // 18:32 | Viewed: 2965

The Bulgaria 2011 Review: Environment

In end-May, US energy giant Chevron landed a concession for shale gas exploration in Bulgaria with a whopping offer of EUR 30 M.

Society » Environment | January 6, 2012, Friday // 16:34 | Viewed: 4729

Bulgaria Under Code Yellow over Rain, Snow

Even though the mercury will not fall below zero, code yellow has been declared for almost all Bulgarian regions (22 out of 28) Friday over the forecast for heavy rains, snow and icy roads.

Society » Environment | January 6, 2012, Friday // 09:17 | Viewed: 2779

Bulgaria's Sofia to Microchip Its Stray Dogs

The municipality Bulgaria's capital Sofia will implant microchips to all the stray dogs in the city in order to track them more efficiently, it was made clear on Thursday.

Society » Environment | January 5, 2012, Thursday // 15:47 | Viewed: 2863
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