UNESCO recommendation gives hope

Experts from UNESCO's World Heritage Committee, meeting in New Zealand last week, suggested Prague should reconsider the planned construction of several new skyscrapers in the...

UNESCO warns Czechs of skyscrapers in Prague

Experts from the World Heritage Committee say construction plans should respect the skyline of historical Prague. " The Czech Republic should reconsider the projects to build...

Urban blues

Praguers have even resorted to calling in UN officials in their struggle against what is seen as a relentless incursion of ugly buildings on their few green and open spaces

Prague: outdoor museum among skyscrapers?

The situation in Prague is very serious. In a sense, Prague is at a crossroads, and decision making is taking place just now for which direction its future constructional and...

Buildings fitted in the panorama

We very much appreciate that mission of UNESCO and ICOMOS has arrived in Prague. But, we are deeply dismayed that in connection with your visit Mr Jan Kněžínek, director of the...

Planned skyscrapers are too high

In the latest hit to the long-troubled City Project in Prague 4, the UNESCO Committee for World Heritage plans to suggest that the height of two of the development’s high-rise...

Assessing Prague’s green areas

At first glance, Prague has plentiful areas of greenery although some observers are beginning to question the extent of the damage being done to Prague’s greenery by increased...

Dams on Elbe won’t bring the economic recovery

Arnika joins in criticism of several anti-crisis proposals approved by the Czech Council of Economic and Social Agreement (so called tripartite) on February 2. One of the 38...

Spolana Neratovice is highly polluted by mercury

The environmental organisations Arnika and Greenpeace sent today the new Czech Minister for the Environment Libor Ambrozek and the director of the Czech Inspectorate for the...

Arnika has published its comments to plasma arc technology proposed for Czech PCBs waste destruction

Arnika has published today a brief summary of its comments to Environment Impact Assesment Study for plasma arc technology proposed for destruction of PCBs containing oils in the...

If only there were no poisons in the fish

Fish are indicators of contamination of rivers by toxic chemicals. It is logical with respect to life of the fish as they are on the top of food pyramid, or of food chain, in...

Keep the Promise, Eliminate POPs

Arnika participates in IPEN global campaign "Keep the Promise, Eliminate POPs". Part of this campaign is free range chicken eggs testing for dioxins and other toxic pollutants....