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Kyrgyz Clean Water Project Under Scrutiny

Kyrgyz Clean Water Project Under Scrutiny

By Elina Karakulova BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan, June 11, 2008 (ENS) – A shortage of clean drinking water in Kyrgyzstan has been tackled with multimillion dollar funding in recent years, but critics say the results have at best been mixed. Much of the blame has been directed at the international donors who paid for a major program…

Kyrgyz Greens Warn of Deforestation Risks

Kyrgyz Greens Warn of Deforestation Risks

BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan, March 11, 2008 (ENS) – Environmentalists in Kyrgyzstan are raising the alarm over the speed with which this Central Asian country is losing its forests. In the last 50 years, the former Soviet republic has lost more than half its forests, and experts are warning that if logging continues at the current rate,…

Fears of GM Crop Invasion in Kyrgyzstan

Fears of GM Crop Invasion in Kyrgyzstan

BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan, March 8, 2008 (ENS) – Kyrgyz environmentalists are worried by the unrestricted import of genetically modified products and are urging the government to come up with robust policies. They say that while the rest of the world hotly debates the benefits and risks of genetically modified, GM, crops, the Kyrgyz authorities have said…