Huge overgrowth of marine mucilage threatens to suffocate Turkish coastline near Istanbul.
Tbilisi hopes that 800 million US dollar investment will boost energy security and provide jobs, but activists say the risks are enormous.
Farmland under threat as access to irrigation decreases.
Government struggles to protect vast areas of woodland.
Poor infrastructure means that more and more territory is being swallowed up.
Campaigners say the authorities are destroying parks under pressure from developers.
Critics say environmental and human costs are too high.
As locals say air quality is poor and water is unsafe to drink, a mining firm says it’s taking practical steps towards cleaner production.
Activists warn that plan might contaminate country’s most important water source.
Government says it is mobilising aid but villagers say more is urgently needed.