THE LANDSCAPE OF Armenia is mountainous and varied, with rivers, waterfalls, forests, hot springs, natural caves, cliffs, and lakes such as Lake Sevan, one of the largest high altitude lakes in the world surrounded by non-active volcanoes. It is said that Mount Ararat, once geographically a part of Armenia, is where the biblical Noah's Ark landed after the great flood. The peaks of Mount Ararat can be seen from Yerevan, the capital of Armenia. This landscape is threatened by global warming and by deforestation—an estimated 4,000 hectares of forests are cut for fuel and other purposes every year. At this rate, Armenia may be a barren desert by 2020. Armenia has the proper climate, topography, and geography to develop renewable energy from water, solar, and ...

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