Czech representatives in Geneva discuss the protection against poisonous mercury

Czech representatives in Geneva discuss the protection against poisonous mercury

Until Friday, international convention on reducing mercury leaks caused by human activity takes place in Geneva. The representatives of states and intergovernmental and...

Fish samples from hot spots in Thailand contain toxic mercury

Fish samples from hot spots in Thailand contain toxic mercury

Everyday food of hundreds of thousands people living in Thailand is contaminated with mercury, and this happenthrough the consumption of various fish species according to a new...

Governments call for stronger protection of environmental activists and criticize Belarus for persecution

Governments call for stronger protection of environmental activists and criticize Belarus for persecution

Governments of 46 countries are seriously concerned over harassment of environmental defenders which is increasing globally. Budva Declaration, of the UNECE Aarhus Convention...

Shrinking space for civic society: Public participation in decision-making on environment deteriorates

Shrinking space for civic society: Public participation in decision-making on environment deteriorates

A large number of countries are failing to adhere to the agreed provisions of the international Aarhus Convention which concerns environmental democracy. While the post-Soviet...

“Stop the persecution of environmental activists!” a new website for whistle-blowers appeals

“Stop the persecution of environmental activists!” a new website for whistle-blowers appeals

A new project launched by non-governmental organizations from the Czech Republic and Belarus aims to fight against dangerously rising statistics of persecuted activists. The...

The police violence in Kruscica investigated by the ombudsmen of Bosnia and Herzegovina, non-governmental organizations call for the attention of international bodies

The police violence in Kruscica investigated by the ombudsmen of Bosnia and Herzegovina, non-governmental organizations call for the attention of international bodies

The violent procedure of the special police units directed towards the villagers protesting against a construction of a hydropower plant on Kruscica river near the town of the...

International convention on mercury entered into force

International convention on mercury entered into force

Minamata Convention entered into force on Wednesday. It is the first legally binding international agreement regulating mercury pollution. It has been ratified by over seventy...

Critical air pollution in Bosnia and Herzegovina:  A result of chaotic permitting and low standards

Critical air pollution in Bosnia and Herzegovina: A result of chaotic permitting and low standards

Bosnia and Herzegovina is the country with the most polluted air in Europe (1). One of the reasons is ineffective system which regulates industrial facilities and allows for low...

Citizens of Bosnia and Herzegovina gain new guidebook for participation in decision making on environment

Citizens of Bosnia and Herzegovina gain new guidebook for participation in decision making on environment

Bosnia and Herzegovina has the most complicated legal system and the most confusing structure of the state administration in Europe (1). The majority of its citizens are not...

Heavy metals in water - serious pollution concentration found near industrial areas in Thailand

Heavy metals in water - serious pollution concentration found near industrial areas in Thailand

Environmentalists revealed that the industrial pollution has become more intensified in these two years. Sediments of water sources near the industrial areas contain high...

Negotiators in Geneva Favour Industry to Children's Health Protection

Negotiators in Geneva Favour Industry to Children's Health Protection

The current negotiations of the world government representatives concerning ban of two hazardous toxic substances have been very bitter. As proved by the recently published...

Recycling Contaminates Plastic Children’s Toys with Toxic Chemicals from Electronic Waste

Recycling Contaminates Plastic Children’s Toys with Toxic Chemicals from Electronic Waste

A new global survey finds that recycling plastics containing toxic flame retardant chemicals found in electronic waste results in contamination of the world's best-selling toy...