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Bulgaria's Sofia, Plovdiv Suffer Permanent Excessive Pollution

Bulgaria is experiencing excessive and permanent air pollution across its territory, with the amount of dust in the air exceeding all environmental standards.

Society » Environment | March 1, 2010, Monday // 12:20 | Viewed: 2834

Bulgaria Citizens Prepare to Evacuate Flooded Bregovo Homes

The emergency situation affecting the northwestern municipality of Bregovo has become more critical, with 90 families on the point of evacuation as the level of the River Timok continues to rise.

Society » Environment | March 1, 2010, Monday // 11:32 | Viewed: 2051

Rising Rivers about to Flood Northwestern Bulgarian Towns

The situation in Northwestern Bulgaria is about to become critical as the rising levels of the Danube and Timok Rivers threaten to flood the area.

Society » Environment | February 28, 2010, Sunday // 18:42 | Viewed: 2376

Environmentalists: Staggering Drop of Migrating Birds in Bulgaria

The number of migrating birds in Bulgaria has declined by over 50% in the last 12 years, according to environmentalists.

Society » Environment | February 28, 2010, Sunday // 13:09 | Viewed: 15464

Critical Danube Level Threatens Northwest Bulgaria with Floods

Parts of villages located along the Danube in Northwestern Bulgaria have already been flooded as the river level is rising threateningly.

Society » Environment | February 28, 2010, Sunday // 10:22 | Viewed: 2162

Bulgaria 'Blue Rocks' Natural Park Faces Illegal Development Threat

The Bulgarian "Blue Rocks”"(Sinite Kamini) Natural Park is threatened by Sliven Municipality’s attempts to illegally transfer state property, it is alleged.

Society » Environment | February 25, 2010, Thursday // 16:31 | Viewed: 3952

Bulgaria Company Relentless to Build in Vitosha Mountain

Sofia's Chief Architect, Petar Dikov, says the "Vitosha Ski" company made a serious mistake by presenting their construction project to the Eco Ministry first instead of the City Hall.

Society » Environment | February 24, 2010, Wednesday // 08:10 | Viewed: 2007

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: 2750

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: 1855

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: 3148

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: 1950

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: 3933

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: 2833

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: 3220

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: 3147

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: 1692

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: 3867

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: 2403

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: 3131

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: 1808

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: 2382
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