The "garbage mountains" on the outskirts of Jakarta attract researchers. Is a giant landfill a source of pollution?

The "garbage mountains" on the outskirts of Jakarta attract researchers. Is a giant landfill a source of pollution?

Indonesia is known for its white-sand beaches, exotic cuisine, and restless volcanoes. What tourists don't normally see, however, are mountains of waste and small “volcanoes” in...

Thai company ordered to pay half a million euro for polluting the environment

Thai company ordered to pay half a million euro for polluting the environment

The Rayong provincial court ordered Win Process Co – a hazardous waste recycling company based in Rayong province, Thailand – to clean up toxic waste contamination and pay...

Czech and Slovak rangers shared their experience with Moldovans

Czech and Slovak rangers shared their experience with Moldovans

On our November trip to Moldova, we were accompanied by professional nature guards from the Beskydy mountains and Slovak Paradise. Their task was to pass on their service...

Mineral extraction in Armenia. Opportunity at the expense of a sustainable future? Part Two.

Mineral extraction in Armenia. Opportunity at the expense of a sustainable future? Part Two.

In Armenia, we are working to ensure that people in regions affected by mining are informed about the risks involved and have hard data on its impacts on human health and the...

River protection in the Western Balkans has improved, but citizens are still left out of decision making

River protection in the Western Balkans has improved, but citizens are still left out of decision making

On 3-4 November 2022, the "Free The Rivers 2022" conference was held in Sarajevo [1]. It was attended by dozens of civil society representatives and communities from Bosnia and...

Mineral extraction in Armenia. Opportunity at the expense of a sustainable future? Part one.

Mineral extraction in Armenia. Opportunity at the expense of a sustainable future? Part one.

Armenia is known not only for its long history, breathtaking mountains, and unspoiled nature but also for its mineral wealth. As a result of the move away from fossil fuels, the...

Lukashenko regime labels Belarus' oldest environmental organization extremist

Lukashenko regime labels Belarus' oldest environmental organization extremist

On 17 October 2022, the Belarusian authorities listed the Ecohome NGO Ecohome, the oldest environmental organization in Belarus, as an extremist group. The alleged reasons for...

Citizen science-based air monitoring in Ukraine is more important than ever. We have seen it for ourselves

Citizen science-based air monitoring in Ukraine is more important than ever. We have seen it for ourselves

In the current situation, information about the state of the air and the possible presence of hazardous substances or increased radiation is crucial for Ukrainians. Our...

Gender and the SDGs. How is climate change linked to other issues of the day?

Gender and the SDGs. How is climate change linked to other issues of the day?

In today’s world, there are so many changes and shifts in the environment and society that it is impossible to look at them individually. We have only one planet, and our...

Joint statement by Arnika and NESEHNUTÍ on the plan to expand the gold mine in the Armenian settlement of Karaberd

Joint statement by Arnika and NESEHNUTÍ on the plan to expand the gold mine in the Armenian settlement of Karaberd

With this joint statement by the two organizations Arnika and NESEHNUTÍ, we respond to the latest developments in the Karaberd settlement in the Lori region of Armenia, where...

Global responsibility, local consequences. How does climate change impact Kazakhstan?

Global responsibility, local consequences. How does climate change impact Kazakhstan?

To resolve the issue of climate change, the world must cooperate in an unprecedented way. At the same time, not every country contributes the same to worsening climate change,...

Simply about climate change. How does it affect the planet and people's lives?

Simply about climate change. How does it affect the planet and people's lives?

Climate change is one of the most discussed topics in the world in recent years. And, if earlier it was voiced only by scientists, now these issues are included in the agenda of...