#Kazakhstan

Raise your hand for protection of environmental activists! NGOs call on governments

Raise your hand for protection of environmental activists! NGOs call on governments

Will the defenders of the environment get effective protection from harassment and persecutions? That is one of the main agenda points of the upcoming Meeting of the Parties to...

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....

‘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....

Air pollution: Governments and cities have to do more, agreed the participants of the international conference

Air pollution: Governments and cities have to do more, agreed the participants of the international conference

The four-day international conference 'Fighting Air Pollution in the Industrial Cities of Europe,' organized by the Arnika Association of the Czech Republic, was held in Ostrava....

Human health must not be threatened by polluted air, resonates from the Conference in Ostrava

Human health must not be threatened by polluted air, resonates from the Conference in Ostrava

Experts, politicians, and civil activists from Europe and former USSR countries are discussing ways to improve the air quality in the Czech Republic (1). Air pollution is one of...

Europe's toxic air to be discussed at a unique international conference in the Czech Republic

Europe's toxic air to be discussed at a unique international conference in the Czech Republic

A three-day gathering in this Czech industrial city will examine the ways to resolve the dangers of air pollution on the national and international levels (1). Environmentalists,...

The project of non-governmental organizations enhanced environmental democracy in Kazakhstan and helped local communities defend their rights

The project of non-governmental organizations enhanced environmental democracy in Kazakhstan and helped local communities defend their rights

Thousands citizens of the Mangystau Region can feel an improvement in their environment thanks to a three year project of non-governmental organizations financed by the EU (1)....

Polluted environment in Kazakhstan seriously contaminates foodstuff and threatens human health

Polluted environment in Kazakhstan seriously contaminates foodstuff and threatens human health

Chicken eggs and camel milk are common components of the daily diet in Kazakhstan. They are also good indicators of possible pollution of the environment. That is why the...

Camel milk from Mangystau contains  high concentrations of dangerous chemicals

Camel milk from Mangystau contains high concentrations of dangerous chemicals

Shubat is a favourite part of the daily diet for many in Kazakhstan. A lot has been said about its miraculous effects on human health. However, the Kazakhstani and Czech experts...

Six problems – six solutions: The EU small grants help the local communities in Mangystau to deal with environmental issues

Six problems – six solutions: The EU small grants help the local communities in Mangystau to deal with environmental issues

The citizens of Mangystau now have four concerns fewer. Some of the serious environmental issues have been successfully resolved by local civic initiatives with two more cases...

Ustyurt Nature Reserve aspires to become World Heritage Site, but the oilmen too have an itch for its splendid landscapes

Ustyurt Nature Reserve aspires to become World Heritage Site, but the oilmen too have an itch for its splendid landscapes

Mangystau Region could soon become a popular spot on the global tourism map. The relevant international body examines the possibility of inscribing the unique Ustyurt Nature...

The greatest polluters of Kazakhstan: Steelworks, oilfields and power plants. Many companies do not publish their data

The greatest polluters of Kazakhstan: Steelworks, oilfields and power plants. Many companies do not publish their data

Today, the top ten list of the biggest polluters in Kazakhstan, based on the official data, was published. The charts reveal that the environment has been greatly contaminated by...