Long awaited global ban on exporting hazardous waste to developing countries becomes law today!

Long awaited global ban on exporting hazardous waste to developing countries becomes law today!

The Basel Ban Amendment, adopted by the Parties to the Basel Convention on the Control of the Transboundary Movement of Hazardous and Their Disposal in 1995, today becomes...

Breakthrough decision on contaminated sites at Minamata Convention on mercury COP 3

Breakthrough decision on contaminated sites at Minamata Convention on mercury COP 3

Setting a global precedent, the environmental treaty named after the devastating mercury pollution tragedy in Minamata, Japan, has just announced its decision to release global...

Bamboo cups and tableware can release dangerous formaldehyde, says German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR)

Bamboo cups and tableware can release dangerous formaldehyde, says German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR)

The German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) announced the release of a position statement on the use of food contact materials made from melamine-formaldehyde resin...

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...

Mercury in Prague's fish

Mercury in Prague's fish

Arnika has conducted a research study focused on mercury in fish and hair in the Czech capital, Prague. This article is a summary of the results of this research, which found...

Toxic TV Binge: Hazardous flame retardant chemicals uncovered in Best Buy, Amazon TVs

Toxic TV Binge: Hazardous flame retardant chemicals uncovered in Best Buy, Amazon TVs

A coalition of environmental health advocacy groups today released new research revealing hazardous and outdated flame retardant chemicals contained in streaming televisions from...

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.

Minimum river flow – (how) is it defined and regulated by law across Europe?

Minimum river flow – (how) is it defined and regulated by law across Europe?

First, there is no universal or optimal regulation on the minimum river flow. It always depends on the country's hydrological conditions, on the quality and quantity of water, on...

EcoForum 2019 in Zaporizhia: public discussion on air monitoring

EcoForum 2019 in Zaporizhia: public discussion on air monitoring

“During one day, a person breathes 18 kg of air, and the Zaporizhians breathe the same amount of polluted air.” The public discussion at Ecoforum 2019 in Zaporizhia called “Air...

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.

Scientific tour across Ukraine. Czech researchers help polluted regions

Scientific tour across Ukraine. Czech researchers help polluted regions

There has been growing interest in independent air monitoring in Ukrainian industrial towns due to the lack of publicly available data on air pollution. More and more activists,...

Bosnia-Herzegovina: Environmental permit for Buk Bijela hydropower plant cancelled

Bosnia-Herzegovina: Environmental permit for Buk Bijela hydropower plant cancelled

The Banja Luka District Court has canceled the environmental permit for the planned 93 MW Buk Bijela hydropower plant on the Drina river in Bosnia-Herzegovina, the Aarhus...