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  • Parliament cancels incremental increase of eco-tax Parliament amended bill No 9260 on tax rates in 2019, which was adopted two weeks ago. The amendments provide for an increase in the tax on carbon dioxide emission from 0.41 hryvnyas…
  • Crimean Titanium which polluted Armyansk resumes operation The Crimean Titanium plant owned by Titanovye Investitsii Ltd., which was blamed for acidic discharges in Armyansk, has resumed its operation, the Russia-controlled authorities in…
  • Mariupol residents rally for fresh air Several thousand rallied in Mariupol on 29 September under the slogan “We want to breathe!” after the ecological situation in this port city sharply turned for worse, a local LB.ua…
  • Ukraine suspends operation of two checkpoints on Crimea border The Kalanchak and Chaplynka checkpoints on Ukraine's administrative border with Crimea in Kherson Region have suspended their operation in connection with the ecological situation…
  • Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin has said about a threat of ecological catastrophe in Russia-annexed Crimea. "First, the Russian occupiers brought human suffering to Crimea…
  • Kherson border guards have registered a higher than usual presence of chemicals in the air, the press secretary of the State Border Service, Oleh Slobodyan, has said. "Devices have…
  • Kyiv in for smog, emergencies service says The weather in Kyiv on 30-31 July and during the early days of August is conducive to the accumulation of hazardous impurities in the air, hence a likely appearance of smog, the State…
  • Forest fire breaks out in Chornobyl zone A forest fire broke out in the Chornobyl exclusion zone on the morning of 5 June. After dry grass caught fire, it spread to a wooded area of around 10 hectares, the press service of…
  • Ground in militant-held Donetsk has gone 20-25 cm down because water is not being pumped out of local mines, the Ukrainian Ministry for Temporarily Occupied Territories has said. …
  • Lviv to raise 35m euros to build refuse plant The Lviv authorities have signed an agreement on raising 35m euros to implement a solid waste treatment project. Mayor Andriy Sadovyy said that construction works would begin as soon…
  • Ukraine accuses Donetsk separatists of ecocide The prosecutor's office of Donetsk Region has qualified the flooding of the Yunyy Komunar radioactive mine located on a separatist-controlled territory as ecocide (Article 441 of…
  • Yellowish snow covers southern Odesa Region Yellowish snow fell in the southern districts of Odesa Region on the morning of 23 March, according to the local news website Dumskaya. The Izmayil mayor's office said that the samples…
  • Ukrainians will have to separate garbage In 2018, a ban takes effect in Ukraine on the disposal of unprocessed (untreated) household waste. In addition, Ukrainians should now sort the garbage, separating large-scale, construction…
  • Official: Donbas cannot be saved. It is time to resettle the people. The flooding of coalmines and raise of ground waters in Donbas will drastically increase the level of radiation in the region, so it time to resettle the population from the region…
  • Lviv again asks to be pronounced ecological disaster zone The Emergency Situations Commission of Lviv on Monday, 19 June, again asked President Petro Poroshenko and the Cabinet to introduce a regime of emergency environmental situation in…