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2008-07-29 12:01:02

Excerpt from report by Russian state news agency ITAR-TASS Moscow, 29 July: The Vitse-Admiral Zakharyin minesweeper, a fundamentally new mine defence vessel, has joined the Novorossiysk naval base of the Russian Black Sea Fleet. ITAR-TASS has learned at the Black Sea Fleet information and public relations service that "the Vitse-Admiral Zakharyin is a new concept of a mine defence ship, whose mine sweeping methods are absolutely different from those used until now". "This project has for...

2008-07-24 09:00:40

Feature: Chinese students from quake-hit regions embrace Black Sea TUAPSE, Russia, July 23 (Xinhua) -- Walking on the beach, Chen Sai, a boy who had just had his first swim in the sea, wiped off the water on his face and said to his friends happily: "It's so salty, the sea water!" About 200 students from China's quake-affected areas were sent to Russia's Krasnodarskiy Kray for rehabilitation. On Monday, they went to the beach near their rehabilitation center and saw for the very first...

2008-07-19 12:00:28

From $800 million to just over $1 billion -- that's how much of a jump there is in the latest construction cost estimate for the Lake Powell pipeline project, the Utah Department of Natural Resources announced Friday. The latest number comes closer to the $2 billion that critics of the project say the pipeline will cost. "Costs have risen sharply over the past several years, as they have for similar major construction projects nationwide," Utah Division of Water Resources director Dennis...

2008-07-18 09:01:06

Romania involved in developing pan-European oil pipeline BUCHAREST, July 17 (Xinhua) -- Romania, represented by Oil Terminal and Conpet, has signed the memorandum and articles for associating to the company that will develop the pan-European oil pipeline project (PEOP), said a news release sent to the Bucharest Stock Exchange on Thursday. The other shareholders of the inter-state company are JP Transnafta Pancevo of Serbia and Jadranski Naftovod of Croatia. Oil Terminal and Conpet...

2008-07-13 06:00:24

Text of report in English by Turkish news agency Anatolia Izmir, 13 July: Turkey's Energy Minister Hilmi Guler said Sunday that an American oil company asked for permission from their ministry to seek oil in the Black Sea. Guler told reporters in the Aegean city of Izmir that they were worried over soaring fuel oil prices and indicated that oil drilling in the Black Sea would begin in 2009. Guler pointed out the high costs of drilling, both in sea and land, and said they did not want to...

2008-07-08 09:00:00

A recent intrusion by Black Sea saltwater into the wetlands of the Kizilirmak Delta in Turkey has increased salt levels in the area's lakes, with negative effects on wildlife in the region, local Today's Zaman reported on Monday. Murat Bulut, chairman of the Black Sea Nature Protection Federation (KARDOGA), was quoted as saying that the increase in the salt levels of the lakes in the Black Sea delta, one of the most important wetlands in Turkey, has been caused by water channels that were...

2008-06-30 21:02:40

MOSCOW. June 30 (Interfax) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Greek Parliamentary Speaker Dimitris Sioufas, who is on a visit to Moscow, discussed progress in the construction of the Burgas-Alexandroupolis oil pipeline and of the South Stream gas pipeline. "The parties highly appraised bilateral cooperation and discussed ways to promote major joint projects in the fuel and energy sector, including the Burgas-Alexandroupolis and South Stream projects," the Foreign Ministry said in a...

2008-06-25 21:02:47

MOSCOW. June 25 (Interfax) - Preliminary estimates of the cost of the Burgas-Alexandroupoli oil pipeline stand at 1.5 billion euro, Nikolai Seryogin, a member of the Supervisory Board at Trans Balkan Pipeline BV, who represents Gazprom Neft (RTS: SIBN) in the project, told journalists. Back in 2007, the project was estimated at 1 billion euro, he said. The cost has been adjusted for inflation and growing metal and pipeline product prices, Seryogin recalled. The Balkan oil pipeline is...

2008-06-25 21:02:47

MOSCOW. June 25 (Interfax) - An updated feasibility study of the project for the construction of the Burgas-Alexandroupoli oil pipeline will be ready by late 2008 - early 2009, Project Manager Nikolai Seregin of Gazprom Neft (RTS: SIBN) told journalists. Work in updating the feasibility study will begin in the near future, he said. The feasibility study, which was prepared by ILF a few years ago, needs updating because of changes in the prices of metal and pipelines and a number of other...

2008-06-25 12:02:33

Text of report in English by Bulgarian news agency BTA website, Strasbourg, June 24 (BTA) - The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) unanimously adopted on Monday [ 23 June] a recommendation encouraging the states bordering the Black Sea - Bulgaria, Georgia, Romania, Russia, Turkey and Ukraine - to take steps to prevent damage to the Black Sea environment and strengthen cooperation at both national and regional levels, PACE said on its website. According to PACE, the...


Latest Black Sea Reference Libraries

Black Sea Urchin, Diadema antillarum
2013-04-30 12:59:49

The black sea urchin (Diadema antillarum), also known as the lime sea urchin or the long-spined sea urchin, is a species that can be found in the Caribbean basin and the western waters of the Atlantic Ocean. It prefers to inhabit coral reefs in these areas and resides at depths of up to 32.8 feet. This species has a test, or outer shell, that is similar that of most species of sea urchin. However, this species has longer spines, a trait from which it derived one of its common names. These...

Sea of Marmara
2013-04-18 22:26:30

The Sea of Marmara, or otherwise known as the Sea of Marmora or the Marmara Sea, is the inland sea that connects the Black Sea to the Aegean Sea, thus dividing Turkey’s Asian and European parts. The Bosphorus strait connects it to the Dardanelles and the Black Sea to the Aegean. The sea has an area of 11,350 square kilometers (280 kilometers x 80 kilometers) with the greatest depth reaching 1,370 meters. The salinity of the sea averages about 22 parts per thousand, which is slightly...

Aegean Sea
2013-04-18 19:17:48

The Aegean Sea is a stretched out embayment of the Mediterranean Sea that is located between the southern Balkan and Anatolian peninsulas. Northwards, it’s connected to the Marmara Sea and the Black sea via the Dardanelles and Bosporus. The Aegean Islands are located in the sea and some bordering its southern periphery, including Rhodes and Crete. This Aegean region consists of 9 provinces in southwestern Turkey, partly bordering on the Aegean Sea. It was traditionally known as...

Sea of Azov
2013-04-18 19:13:38

The Sea of Azov, known is Classical Antiquity as Lake Maeotis, is a sea towards the south of Eastern Europe. It’s linked by the narrow Strait of Kerch to the Black Sea towards the south and is bordered in the north by mainland Ukraine, in the east by Russia, and in the west by the Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula. The Kuban and Don are the major rivers that flow into the Sea of Azov. This sea is the shallowest in the world with the depth varying between 2 ft 11 inch and 46 ft. There’s a...

Black Sea
2013-04-18 19:11:10

The Black Sea is a sea located in south-eastern Europe. It’s bordered by Europe, Anatolia and the Caucasus and is eventually connected to the Atlantic Ocean by means of the Mediterranean and the Aegean Seas and a variety of straits. The Bosphorus Strait connects it to the Sea of Marmara, and the Strait of the Dardanelles connects that sea to the Aegean Sea area of the Mediterranean. These waters divide eastern Europe and western Asia. The Black Sea is connected to the Sea of Azov by the...

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