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Sofia City Hall Convenes Emergency Headquarters over Snow

The Sofia City Hall has called emergency headquarters to coordinate the cleaning of snow-covered roads.

Society » Environment | January 26, 2012, Thursday // 12:35 | Viewed: 2324

Blizzard Grips Bulgaria, Staggering Power Outages Reported

About 53 000 customers of the Power Utility CEZ, serving western and southwestern Bulgaria, are without electricity over the heavy snowfall, the company announces.

Society » Environment | January 26, 2012, Thursday // 11:44 | Viewed: 3172

Sofia Airport Reports Delays over Heavy Snow

The airport authority at Sofia International reports that flights are delayed with about half an hour to an hour over the heavy snow.

Society » Environment | January 26, 2012, Thursday // 11:03 | Viewed: 2269

14 Bulgarian Districts under Code Orange over Severe Weather

Code Orange has been announced in 14 Bulgarian districts due to the ongoing snowfall and the heavy winter conditions in the country.

Society » Environment | January 26, 2012, Thursday // 08:44 | Viewed: 2236

Bulgarian-Romanian Border Closed over Harsh Weather

The border between Bulgaria and Romania has been closed due to the Code Red weather warning implemented in Romania, Bulgarian Regional Development Minister Lilyana Pavlova has announced.

Society » Environment | January 26, 2012, Thursday // 08:13 | Viewed: 4757

Bulgaria Braces up for More Heavy Snowfalls, Freezing Cold

Bulgaria is to see another wave of heavy snowfalls in most parts of the country, as well as strong winds in the east during the next few days, weather forecasts have warned.

Society » Environment | January 25, 2012, Wednesday // 17:00 | Viewed: 1775

Brown Bear Gives Birth to 3 Cubs in Bulgarian Zoo

A 15-year-old brown bear called Bella has given birth to three cubs in the Ayazmoto park zoo in the Southern Bulgarian city of Stara Zagora.

Society » Environment | January 25, 2012, Wednesday // 15:33 | Viewed: 6026

Bulgarian Sodliers Rescue Wounded Doe

A seriously-wounded deer cub was found Tuesday by staff of the 2nd "Tundzhanska" Light Infantry Brigade in the southern Bulgarian city of Stara Zagora.

Society » Environment | January 24, 2012, Tuesday // 17:20 | Viewed: 1579

3.2 Quake Shakes Bulgaria's Dospat near Greek Border

A mild earthquake was felt early on Tuesday in the town of Dospat in Bulgaria's Rhodopi Mountain, close to the Greek border.

Society » Environment | January 24, 2012, Tuesday // 09:07 | Viewed: 1553

Skiers, Environmentalists Protest Expansion of Bulgaria Ski Area

Skiers, snowboarders, hikers and environmentalists staged a new protest on the Vitosha Mountain nearby Bulgarian capital Sofia against proposed revisions of the country's Forestry Act.

Society » Environment | January 22, 2012, Sunday // 14:17 | Viewed: 1848

Snow Blockades Downtown Sofia, Airport Reports Delays

The area around the Alexander Nevsky cathedral in downtown Sofia is closed for traffic and parking Saturday, according to the City Hall.

Society » Environment | January 21, 2012, Saturday // 12:41 | Viewed: 3954

3.5 Earthquake Shakes Bulgaria's Razlog

A mild earthquake was felt in the first hour of Saturday in the town of Razlog, near the winter resort of Bansko in Bulgaria's Pirin Mountain in southern Bulgaria.

Society » Environment | January 21, 2012, Saturday // 10:54 | Viewed: 2181

Heavy Weekend Snow Grips Bulgaria

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

Society » Environment | January 21, 2012, Saturday // 10:13 | Viewed: 2731

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: 3499

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: 5056

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: 5764

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: 4409

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: 3465

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: 4224

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: 2522

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: 2406
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