#Armenia

Environmental destruction in times of coronavirus: a new study brings cases from Europe, the Caucasus, and Central Asia to light

Environmental destruction in times of coronavirus: a new study brings cases from Europe, the Caucasus, and Central Asia to light

Changing the law in favour of investors, sudden approval of controversial projects, unlawful construction of hydropower plants, illegal logging, or persecution of activists....

Arnika and the Armenian non-profit organizations CCMS and EcoLur, together with activists, continue to investigate the impact of chemical pollution by mining waste from the Akhtala plant on the health of local residents

Arnika and the Armenian non-profit organizations CCMS and EcoLur, together with activists, continue to investigate the impact of chemical pollution by mining waste from the Akhtala plant on the health of local residents

What effect does ore-mining have on the human body and how much does it burden it? To answer these and other questions, a team of experts from a joint project run by Arnika and...

ARNIKA, Center for Community Mobilization and Support, and EcoLur NGOs applied to the UN for support of residents suffering from the impact of mining and smelting enterprises

ARNIKA, Center for Community Mobilization and Support, and EcoLur NGOs applied to the UN for support of residents suffering from the impact of mining and smelting enterprises

Czech environmental public organization “Arnika”, “Center for Community Mobilization and Support” NGO (Alaverdi, Armenia) and “EcoLur” Informational NGO (Yerevan, Armenia)...

Problems with the Nahatak tailing dump continue: other residents report health problems

Problems with the Nahatak tailing dump continue: other residents report health problems

Although there has recently been a breakthrough in environmental activism in the village of Mets Ayrum, where a local mining company has offered compensation to a family living...

Breakthrough in Armenian environmental activism: mining company acknowledges environmental impact, offers compensation

Breakthrough in Armenian environmental activism: mining company acknowledges environmental impact, offers compensation

One of the families who took part in last year's research of pollution in industrial areas of Armenia, conducted by Arnika and its partner organizations, are about to receive...

Toxic pollution of soil confirmed in Northern Armenia

Toxic pollution of soil confirmed in Northern Armenia

High levels of dangerous chemicals in the soil of Lorri Province were reported in an analysis published today by Arnika and the Center for Community Mobilisation and Support...

Armenia joins the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative

Armenia joins the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative

Armenia now joined the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) to minimise the impact of the mining industry on the environment and lives of people in the affected...

Teghout mine resumed operation. Tailing dump is in bad condition

Teghout mine resumed operation. Tailing dump is in bad condition

The company Vallex Group resumed operation in the Teghout mine in North-East Armenia on July 9, 2019.

Research on toxic chemicals will debunk the pollution dispute in Northern Armenia thanks to Czech experts

Research on toxic chemicals will debunk the pollution dispute in Northern Armenia thanks to Czech experts

Analysis concerning the presence of harmful chemicals in the environment will happen in Lori Province. The locals suffer from serious contamination of heavy metals and other...

Waste water often leaks from mine in Akhtala

Waste water often leaks from mine in Akhtala

On several occasions this year, local residents have witnessed leakage of wastewater from the mine in Akhtala into the environment.

‘Toxic eggs’ in Switzerland testify to global contamination with poisonous substances

‘Toxic eggs’ in Switzerland testify to global contamination with poisonous substances

At the Stockholm Convention , Arnika is presenting the results of recent analyses of chicken eggs from 29 countries concerning the presence of dioxins and dioxin-like substances....

Inhabitants of Armenian town Shnogh demand compensation for expropriated land

Inhabitants of Armenian town Shnogh demand compensation for expropriated land

More than 40 inhabitants of the town of Shnogh demand compensation for the land which was expropriated from them.