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In the past decades, humanity has caused significant damage to Earth's ozone layer, which protects all life of the planet from the harmful ultraviolet light. The widespread use of Freon (hlorfluorokarbon) called occurring as the main reason.

Environmental catastrophe of the Aral Sea, one of the largest and most productive of internal seas of the planet disappeared within a few decades. There is a new desert, toxic water and air, and dust storms thousands of kilometers ...

At the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly, President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Sh.M. Mirziyoyev drew the attention of the international community to one of the most pressing environmental problems of our time - the drying up of the Aral Sea and called for active consolidation of international efforts to overcome its consequences.

The next event of the International Press Club was dedicated to the 73rd anniversary of the United Nations. It was attended by senators, representatives of relevant ministries and agencies, the diplomatic corps, international organizations, and journalists.

The new project, implemented within the framework of Surkhandarya Region Development Concept for 2019-2030, will allow to supply consumers with low-cost electric energy. The station will be built by Etko Co. Enerji A.S. of Turkey.

Scientists University of Alberta (Canada) found that the amount of carbon dioxide emitted into the atmosphere during the melting of permafrost underestimated due to weathering liberated from ice rocks with sulfuric acid.

Air conditioners work fine, but costly for the environment. The rapid growth of their use makes it necessary to limit the damage.

A year has passed since the day of the most important event in the history of the parliament of the republic - speeches of President Shavkat Mirziyoyev at a video-conference meeting on July 12, 2017 with the participation of members of the chambers of the Oliy Majlis, representatives of political parties and the Ecological Movement of Uzbekistan, local Kengash of People's Deputies.

Turkmen Lake "Altyn Asyr" (Golden Age) - an artificial body of water in the north, a unique man-made lake, complex hydraulic structures.Construction of the lake began in 2000 and included three stages.

In June 2017, Central Asia was suddenly in the spotlight on the world stage renewable energy. International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), as well as the Ministry of Energy of Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Turkmenistan have made commitments to strengthen renewable energy.

... And talking about almost a log consensus of Western, especially US - climatologists relatively unconstrained hand-made global warming supposedly coming. Not at all! The other day solidly American business newspaper "Wall Street Journal" published an article of Honorary Professor of Environmental Sciences of the University of Virginia Fred Singer (of Fred Singer) . 

Scientists have created an enzyme capable of destroying plastic, especially well it copes with plastic bottles. This achievement will allow to cope with the huge number of plastic polluting the planet.On the results they told the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 

Are environmental issues addressed together the efforts of all countries of the Central Asian region? This - a conversation with the chairman of ECO Forum of public organizations of Kazakhstan, an expert in the field of international environmental law Vadim Ni.

The title of this article is far from a slogan, it is rather the reality of the existence of all life on the planet Earth. Not accidentally, one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the UN was defined as “Clean Water and Sanitation”, which envisages providing access to safe water and sanitation for all.

CIS Economic Council of 15 December 2017 approved and decided to submit for the consideration of the CIS Heads of Government Council a draft intergovernmental agreement on e-waste. 

A forecasting tool reveals which cities will be affected as different portions of the ice sheet melt, say scientists.

It looks at the Earth's spin and gravitational effects to predict how water will be "redistributed" globally.

"This provides, for each city, a picture of which glaciers, ice sheets, [and] ice caps are of specific importance," say the researchers.

THAYER SCUDDER, the world’s leading authority on the impact of dams on poor people, has changed his mind about dams.
A frequent consultant on large dam projects, Mr. Scudder held out hope through most of his 58-year career that the poverty relief delivered by a properly constructed and managed dam would outweigh the social and environmental damage it caused. Now, at age 84, he has concluded that large dams not only aren’t worth their cost, but that many currently under construction “will have disastrous environmental and socio-economic consequences,” as he wrote in a recent email.
Mr. Scudder, an emeritus anthropology professor at the California Institute of Technology, describes his disillusionment with dams as gradual. He was a dam proponent when he began his first research project in 1956, documenting the impact of forced resettlement on 57,000 Tonga people in the Gwembe Valley of present-day Zambia and Zimbabwe. Construction of the Kariba Dam, which relied on what was then the largest loan in the World Bank’s history, required the Tonga to move from their ancestral homes along the Zambezi River to infertile land downstream. Mr. Scudder has been tracking their disintegration ever since.
Once cohesive and self-sufficient, the Tonga are troubled by intermittent hunger, rampant alcoholism and astronomical unemployment. Desperate for income, some have resorted to illegal drug cultivation and smuggling, elephant poaching, pimping and prostitution. Villagers still lack electricity.
Mr. Scudder’s most recent stint as a consultant, on the Nam Theun 2 Dam in Laos, delivered his final disappointment. He and two fellow advisers supported the project because it required the dam’s funders to carry out programs that would leave people displaced by the dam in better shape than before the project started. But the dam was finished in 2010, and the programs’ goals remain unmet. Meanwhile, the dam’s three owners are considering turning over all responsibilities to the Laotian government — “too soon,” Mr. Scudder said in an interview. “The government wants to build 60 dams over the next 20 or 30 years, and at the moment it doesn’t have the capacity to deal with environmental and social impacts for any single one of them.

“Nam Theun 2 confirmed my longstanding suspicion that the task of building a large dam is just too complex and too damaging to priceless natural resources,” he said. He now thinks his most significant accomplishment was not improving a dam, but stopping one: He led a 1992 study that helped prevent construction of a dam that would have harmed Botswana’s Okavango Delta, one of the world’s last great wetlands.

85 per cent of Uzbekistans territory go to desert and semi-desert, hence the country has accumulated rich experience in establishing harmonious relations between man and the desert.

On the results achieved in this area told scholars and experts at the panel discussion organized in Tashkent timed to the World Day to Combat Desertification.

With the support of international organizations the country carries out a number of large-scale projects to combat desertification and climate warming. In their implementation experts and farmers rely on centuries-old experience of the Uzbek people in agriculture while neighboring the great deserts - Qizilqum and Qoraqum.

In 1995, Uzbekistan was the first among the CIS countries ratified the UN Convention to Combat Desertification, and actively participates in various international programs for its implementation.

Every year hundreds of new industrial, social and cultural objects appear in cities of Uzbekistan created using the most advanced building materials and technologies. It is very important that in designing of them a lot of attention is given to new standards of urban planning and construction.

Leading role in this process to date occupy domestic carriers. SRJSC ‘Uzbekistan Railways’ and NAC ‘Uzbekistan Airways’ consistently implement programs on creating comfortable infrastructure available at railroad stations and air terminals in our country. For example, today all air terminals have all-round conditions for passengers with disabilities, including ramps for passengers with disabilities, appropriate tools and equipment in the premises of the terminals. At the same time, passengers with disabilities could free of charge carry their wheelchairs and other assistive devices, as well as service-dogs. The same situation in the railroad stations as well.

The above combination constitutes a slogan highlighting the major idea of the EcologicalMovement of Uzbekistan that stands for consolidation of society’s efforts in addressing the underlying environmental challenges facing the country.
A year ago, the founding conference was held to establish this major public organization whose emergence was determined by the times as well as the willingness of the public to address contemporary environmental issues. The movement has united both ecological nongovernmental organizations and scientists, specialists in the sphere of protection of environment and healthcare of the population. Nowadays, there are representatives of different occupations and age groups among the movement’s activists who understand and support the essence of these words which have an important common significance “Healthy Environment – Healthy Human”.

The project of the Activity Program of the Legislative Chamber of Oliy Majlis is under development
Last week the lower house of parliament discussed some priority tasks of its activity and adopted the report on the Ombudsman’s activity in 2009.
Previously the Council of the parliament’s lower house discussed the priority directions of the activity of the Legislative Chamber of Oliy Majlis outlined in the report by the President Islam Karimov Upgrade of the Country and Formation of Strong Civil Society is our Key Priority. The Council adopted a relevant resolution and considered the report of the Ombudsman. Those issues were thoroughly studied during a week by political parties’ factions and deputies of the Ecology Movement.