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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: 5361

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: 2911

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: 3225

Bulgaria Braces for Cold, Heavy Snow

Bulgaria is expecting inclement winter weather beginning Thursday night into Friday.

Society » Environment | January 5, 2012, Thursday // 09:33 | Viewed: 3635

Mercury in Bulgaria Breaks Four Temperature Records

Four Bulgarian locations registered record high temperatures for the beginning of January around 2 pm on Tuesday.

Society » Environment | January 3, 2012, Tuesday // 20:24 | Viewed: 3479

Bulgaria Choking as Air Dust Hits New Highs

Bulgaria's executive environmental agency raised an alert on Tuesday over the high concentration of dust particles in the air in fourteen towns and cities across the country since the beginning of the year.

Society » Environment | January 3, 2012, Tuesday // 19:07 | Viewed: 4507

New Year Brings Home for Parrots Seized by Bulgarian Border Police

The parrots which were seized at the Kapitan Andreevo border crossing point on December 26 have made it safely to the Sofia Zoo.

Society » Environment | January 2, 2012, Monday // 10:19 | Viewed: 3331

Drifts Snow Under Bulgarian Ski Resort

One-meter high drifts have formed on the first day of 2012 in the Pamporovo Pass in Southern Bulgaria leading to the popular ski resort with the same name.

Society » Environment | January 1, 2012, Sunday // 10:19 | Viewed: 3983

Heavy Snowfall Hurdles Traffic in Southern Bulgaria

Vehicles have been stranded in Southern Bulgaria near Plovdiv as a result of surprisingly heavy snowfall in the afternoon on Saturday, the last day of 2011.

Society » Environment | December 31, 2011, Saturday // 16:33 | Viewed: 1895

Bulgaria Under Code Yellow over Snow

Code yellow has been declared for almost all Bulgarian regions (26 out of 28) Saturday over the forecast for snow and icy roads.

Society » Environment | December 31, 2011, Saturday // 09:10 | Viewed: 3478

Mild Earthquake Felt in Southeastern Bulgaria

A mild earthquake was felt Monday morning in a number of villages in the Tundzha municipality in the Yambol Province in southeastern Bulgaria.

Society » Environment | December 26, 2011, Monday // 12:48 | Viewed: 2051

Environmental Protest to Mark Opening of Vitosha Ski Season

A protest initiative titled RIDE 4 VITOSHA will mark the opening of the 2011/2012 ski season at Sofia's Vitosha Mountain.

Society » Environment | December 26, 2011, Monday // 11:34 | Viewed: 2243

9 Bulgarian Antarctic Explorers to Spend Xmas Holidays on Livingston Island

The 20th Bulgarian expedition to the Antarctic includes eight women, said Professor Hristo Pimpirev, head of the expedition and director of the Antarctic Studies unit at the Bulgarian Academy of Science (BAS).

Society » Environment | December 23, 2011, Friday // 15:47 | Viewed: 1682

Heavy Snowfall Comes to End in Bulgaria

The snowfall is going to gradually subside Friday from west to east with fewer clouds, according to the weather forecast of the Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.

Society » Environment | December 23, 2011, Friday // 08:15 | Viewed: 1667

Bulgaria Welcomes Winter Solstice with Heavy Snowfall

Officially, winter began in Bulgaria, as the winter solstice, marking the year's shortest day and longest night, occurred in Bulgaria around 7:30 am local time on Thursday.

Society » Environment | December 22, 2011, Thursday // 08:42 | Viewed: 1788

Bulgaria's Eco Min Vows Cleaner Black Sea through Water Plants

Bulgaria's Environment Ministry has signed three contracts for new wastewater treatment plants along the Black Sea coast worth some BGN 100 M.

Society » Environment | December 21, 2011, Wednesday // 19:31 | Viewed: 1940

Eco Activists Slam Bulgaria Govt for Covering Expendables from Bat Accusations

Bulgarian environmental organization Green Balkans has protested a report by the Ministry of Environment, which found filming Hollwood blockbuster "The Expendables 2" in a local cave did not harm bats living there.

Society » Environment | December 20, 2011, Tuesday // 18:40 | Viewed: 3580

Eco Experts: Hollywood Did Not Harm Bulgarian Bats

The bat colonies in Bulgaria's Devetashka cave have not been harmed during the filming of the Hollywood blockbuster "The Expendables 2.

Society » Environment | December 20, 2011, Tuesday // 15:51 | Viewed: 2474

Bulgaria Anticipates 'White Christmas'

Code yellow has been declared in three southern and eastern regions of Bulgaria for Monday, following forecasts for more downpours.

Society » Environment | December 19, 2011, Monday // 10:38 | Viewed: 2210

Bulgaria Embattled Minister Ready to Live near Dundee Gold Mine

Bulgaria's environment minister has made it clear she is ready to do everything to promote Dundee Precious Metals' controversial plan for a gold mine in the country, even if it means risking her life.

Society » Environment | December 17, 2011, Saturday // 18:25 | Viewed: 3116

19 Bulgarian Regions under Code Yellow over Gusty Winds

Code yellow has been declared for 19 northern and eastern Bulgarian regions, including the Sofia Region, Saturday over the forecast for gusty winds.

Society » Environment | December 17, 2011, Saturday // 12:38 | Viewed: 1598
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