No more e-waste! Thailand against foreign garbage

No more e-waste! Thailand against foreign garbage

The importing of over 400 kinds of scrap electronics into the country will no longer be allowed within the next six months. The Government has reacted to Thailand becoming ‘the...

We want to breathe! Citizens of Ukrainian cities demonstrate for lower industrial emissions

We want to breathe! Citizens of Ukrainian cities demonstrate for lower industrial emissions

Thousands of people from Mariupol, Zaporozhye, and Kryvyi Rih joined a series of events labeled "I Want to Breathe" this Saturday. The locals went out into the streets demanding...

Faulty ‘waste recycling' harms Thai communities, expert presented

Faulty ‘waste recycling' harms Thai communities, expert presented

The Thai province of Samut Sakhon is highly contaminated with hazardous chemicals. At the international conference on halogenated persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in Poland,...

IPEN urged delegates of the Basel Convention meeting to set safe limits for toxic chemicals in waste

IPEN urged delegates of the Basel Convention meeting to set safe limits for toxic chemicals in waste

Jindřich Petrlík, Arnika's representative intervened at current Basel Convention's Open-ended Working Group meeting in Geneva on behalf of IPEN, a global network of more than 500...

International tools to counteract polluters in Armenia

International tools to counteract polluters in Armenia

In the presence of Ambassador of the Czech Republic in Yerevan, Petr Mikyska, and Arnika, together with local NGOs, discussed international tools to administer justice to...

EcoLur: Czech specialists studying the mining pollution in Alaverdi, Akhtala, and Shnogh

EcoLur: Czech specialists studying the mining pollution in Alaverdi, Akhtala, and Shnogh

Czech specialists are studying to what extent the mining communities of Alaverdi, Shnogh, and Akhtala are polluted with heavy metals, and what kind of impact it will have on...

Who will bear responsibility for residents’ health in mining areas?

Who will bear responsibility for residents’ health in mining areas?

The intensive development of metal mining in Armenia is accompanied by health problems connected with environmental pollution. Over many years the residents living near mines and...

Real owners of metal mines in Armenia to be revealed

Real owners of metal mines in Armenia to be revealed

In 2020 society will learn the names of the real owners of the metal mines in Armenia. The executive has approved the “Action Plan Needed To Reveal the Real Owners of Metal...

Lori region leads in atmospheric emissions in Armenia

Lori region leads in atmospheric emissions in Armenia

Among the regions of Armenia, the Lori Region is the leader in the level of atmospheric emissions. According to the data for 2016, 51,231.5 tons of harmful substances were...

Expert: Sorrowful statistics of cancer morbidity in Armenia are no coincidence

Expert: Sorrowful statistics of cancer morbidity in Armenia are no coincidence

Currently, operating enterprises and companies do not bear any real responsibility for environmental pollution or social commitments to local communities that are affected. This...

Death of fish in the Balkans? The dams will threaten 113 endangered species

Death of fish in the Balkans? The dams will threaten 113 endangered species

Massive reduction of the biodiversity and population in rivers and even global extinctions may occur in Southeastern Europe. The recent hydropower plant boom on previously wild...

River keepers: "Water has no alternative - electricity production has!"

River keepers: "Water has no alternative - electricity production has!"

At the Earth Day, the Coalition for the Protection of the Rivers of Bosnia and Herzegovina held a working meeting in Banja Luka. The meeting was organized in order to emphasize...