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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: 3141

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: 1809

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: 2385

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: 3280

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: 2949

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: 2418

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: 2139

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: 1914

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: 2445

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: 1863

Bulgaria Environment Minister: GMO Act Changes Are Safe

Bulgaria Environment Minister, Nona Karadzhova, has stated that the new changes in the Law on Genetically Modified Organisms will not threaten the environment or human health.

Society » Environment | February 3, 2010, Wednesday // 11:49 | Viewed: 1506

Bulgaria Environment Ministry Attempts to Dampen GMO Fears

The Bulgarian Environment and Water Ministry has confirmed that the new changes in the Law on Genetically Modified Organisms will not apply to food and animal feed.

Society » Environment | February 2, 2010, Tuesday // 14:11 | Viewed: 2342

Bulgaria Rightists Up in Arms against GMOs

Bulgaria's rightist Blue Coalition is not going to support the amendments of the Genetically Modified Organisms Act.

Society » Environment | February 1, 2010, Monday // 18:08 | Viewed: 1325

2 More Light Earthquakes Shake South Bulgaria

The European Mediterranean Seismological Centre reported a further 2 light earthquakes Friday morning in the town of Radnevo, South Bulgaria, following 4 light quakes around the country on Thursday.

Society » Environment | January 29, 2010, Friday // 10:27 | Viewed: 1966

Heavy Snow Follows Bulgaria Big Freeze

After a freezing spell in which temperatures fell to -28oC in some parts of Bulgaria, snow has now returned bringing difficult conditions in the Bulgarian capital Sofia.

Society » Environment | January 29, 2010, Friday // 08:58 | Viewed: 1936

3 Light Earthquakes Shake Bulgaria

Three light earthquakes were felt in a 45 minute period late Thursday in different regions of Bulgaria ranging from 2,1 to 2,8 on the Richter scale.

Society » Environment | January 29, 2010, Friday // 08:34 | Viewed: 1461

Light Earthquake Shakes South-West Bulgaria

An earthquake measuring 3,2 on the Richter scale was reported on the territory of Bulgaria at 8:43 am on Thursday.

Society » Environment | January 28, 2010, Thursday // 09:52 | Viewed: 1288

Bulgaria Temperatures Fall to Record Lows as Freeze Continues

Temperatures fell to minus 28,2 degrees celsius early on Tuesday morning in the Northern Bulgarian town of Sevlievo as Bulgaria saw record temperature lows for a second day running.

Society » Environment | January 26, 2010, Tuesday // 09:40 | Viewed: 3045

Bulgaria Poachers, Severe Weather Threaten Rare Geese

Severe weather conditions in north-east Bulgarian coastal areas and opportunist poachers are threatening thousands of rare geese wintering in the area.

Society » Environment | January 25, 2010, Monday // 13:07 | Viewed: 6057

Bulgaria Sees Record Cold Temperatures

Bulgaria registered record cold temperature early Monday morning.

Society » Environment | January 25, 2010, Monday // 09:18 | Viewed: 4614

Bulgaria's Varna Region Declares Widespread State of Emergency

The eastern Bulgarian city of Varna has declared a state of emergency in four of its municipalities on Saturday.

Society » Environment | January 23, 2010, Saturday // 17:37 | Viewed: 3289
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