Battles for the environment encounter the gap between the law and reality in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Battles for the environment encounter the gap between the law and reality in Bosnia and Herzegovina

29 June 2022, SARAJEVO/PRAGUE - The people of Bosnia and Herzegovina still lack information about the state of the environment and face serious obstacles when trying to get...

Chemicals in Waste Will Continue to Pose Health and Environmental Threats Under New EU Rules

Chemicals in Waste Will Continue to Pose Health and Environmental Threats Under New EU Rules

June 23, PRAGUE - Earlier this week, the European Council and Parliament reached an agreement on new limits on persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in wastes, but unfortunately,...

BRS Conventions take steps for global protections from toxic chemicals

BRS Conventions take steps for global protections from toxic chemicals

GENEVA - Several notable decisions were adopted at the closing of two weeks of negotiations of the Joint Conference of the Parties (COP) of the Basel, Rotterdam, and Stockholm...

Kazakh authorities and CSOs discussed the transition of European experience in tackling climate change

Kazakh authorities and CSOs discussed the transition of European experience in tackling climate change

June 8, KARAGANDY – Today, the non-governmental organization EcoMuseum from Karagandy signed a memorandum of cooperation with the Karagandy Region Akimat to develop a regional...

Cancer-causing Dioxins and PCBs Threaten the Food Supply and Human Health Globally

Cancer-causing Dioxins and PCBs Threaten the Food Supply and Human Health Globally

2 June 2022, GOTHENBURG / PRAGUE / NAIROBI / JAKARTA / YAOUNDÉ / ACCRA / LIBREVILLE / BANGKOK / MONTEVIDEO / CHISINAU / SAN FRANCISCO / BEIJING / DAKAR – A new review of data...

Stricter international limits for hazardous chemicals will help to stop waste imports into Thailand

Stricter international limits for hazardous chemicals will help to stop waste imports into Thailand

31 May 2022, Bangkok/Prague – EARTH Thailand, together with the Arnika Association (Czech Republic) and the International Pollutants Elimination Network (IPEN) [1], will call on...

European Union supports civil society in tackling climate change in Kazakhstan

European Union supports civil society in tackling climate change in Kazakhstan

A new project to mitigate climate change in Karaganda Region has been launched by the Czech NGO “Arnika” and the Karaganda-based EcoMuseum. The project received a grant from the...

Old pesticide stockpiles and tyre pyrolysis were identified as potential sources of persistent organic pollutants in Moldova

Old pesticide stockpiles and tyre pyrolysis were identified as potential sources of persistent organic pollutants in Moldova

18 May 2022, CHISINAU/PRAGUE – A recent joint study by Moldovan and Czech experts revealed the presence of significant persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in chicken eggs. These...

European Parliament takes groundbreaking first step to reduce the spread of dangerous chemicals from waste

European Parliament takes groundbreaking first step to reduce the spread of dangerous chemicals from waste

The European Parliament yesterday proposed a significant reduction in the concentrations of dangerous chemicals known as persistent organic pollutants (POPs) [1] allowed in...

Bosnians challenged their mayors on Earth Day to become a dams-free municipality

Bosnians challenged their mayors on Earth Day to become a dams-free municipality

April 25, SARAJEVO/PRAGUE - Citizens of Bosnia and Herzegovina decided to use the opportunity of Earth Day 2022 to remind their representatives of the necessary protection of...

Environmental Experts Investigate the Toxic E-waste Dump in Kalasin

Environmental Experts Investigate the Toxic E-waste Dump in Kalasin

An international team of experts investigate the industrial hot spots in Khok Sa-ad sub district, Kalasin province. The area is infamous for Thailand’s largest e-waste dump,...

Heavy metal content also confirmed in the Akhtala and Alaverdi communities

Heavy metal content also confirmed in the Akhtala and Alaverdi communities

Publishing the results of studies carried out by the Czech organization for chemical safety Arnika together with organizations from Armenia - the NGO Center for community...