Toxic pollution in Kazakhstan:  EU-funded project suggests solutions for seriously contaminated sites in order to reduce hazards for human health

Toxic pollution in Kazakhstan: EU-funded project suggests solutions for seriously contaminated sites in order to reduce hazards for human health

On 30 April 2015, experts from Kazakhstani non-governmental organizations EcoMuseum and CINEST, and their partners from Arnika and Chemistry and Technology University Prague, the...

Small grants provided by the European Union helped local communities in Kazakhstan to solve environmental problems

Small grants provided by the European Union helped local communities in Kazakhstan to solve environmental problems

Dust from abandoned uranium mine tailings, illegal waste dumps, the poisoning of river Irtysh by heavy metals, contamination of lake Balkhash, and severe air pollution. These are...

Czechs help in Central Bosnia: Inhabitants of Zenica suffocate by exhalations and the ArcelorMittal corporate is to blame.

Czechs help in Central Bosnia: Inhabitants of Zenica suffocate by exhalations and the ArcelorMittal corporate is to blame.

" We cannot breathe and the town hall doesn't do anything about it. " say neighbours in their conversations and hundreds of people at manifestations in the Bosnian town of...

International committee of legal experts will discuss the possibilities of saving snow leopards

International committee of legal experts will discuss the possibilities of saving snow leopards

Saving the homes of the last two hundreds snow leopards in Kazakhstan will be the main discussion topic for the international committee of legal experts who oversee the...

Small Grants Programme will help to solve environmental problems of Mangystau region of Kazakhstan and activate its citizens

Small Grants Programme will help to solve environmental problems of Mangystau region of Kazakhstan and activate its citizens

Engaging citizens in solving environmental problems in the Mangystau region is the goal of Small Grants Programme which was organized by Kazakhstani non-governmental...

Workshops will show people how they can protect their environment

Workshops will show people how they can protect their environment

What tools can better inform the public about the environment, and how can citizens more effectively participate in decision-making processes? These are the main topics at a...

Loom Band Charms and Scoubidou Strings Bought in Czech Republic Contain Phthalates and Heavy Metals (updated)

Loom Band Charms and Scoubidou Strings Bought in Czech Republic Contain Phthalates and Heavy Metals (updated)

Phthalates (1) and heavy metals, in particular lead (2), have been found in loom band charms, and in scoubidou strings Wiky. Arnika commissioned detailed analyses for phthalates...

Until Now, Measurements Did Not Identify Any Loom Band Sets with Heavy Metal Contents Exceeding Limits, or Made of PVC

Until Now, Measurements Did Not Identify Any Loom Band Sets with Heavy Metal Contents Exceeding Limits, or Made of PVC

As promised, Arnika carried out basic measurements of loom band sets using a roentgen spectrometer, to analyse presence of heavy metals, and also to find out whether some of them...

Further Loom Bands Will Be Subjected to Analyses

Further Loom Bands Will Be Subjected to Analyses

In the last few days, Arnika has bought further sets of bands and pendants and other accessories, and it will send them for testing into a specialised laboratory this week. The...

Good Practice Examples - Motivation System of the Company STKO in Mikulov and its Surroundings

Good Practice Examples - Motivation System of the Company STKO in Mikulov and its Surroundings

The company STKO has implemented a so-called Smart Waste Management System (SWMS) in Mikulov and its surroundings (11 municipalities). The aim of the system is to minimize...

To school without toxic phthalates? It's possible, if you avoid PVC

To school without toxic phthalates? It's possible, if you avoid PVC

In three of ten analysed parts of school tools and summer equipment for children, tests proved presence of phthalates in amounts exceeding the limit for toys and equipment for...

Toxic pollution in Central Kazakhstan: EU-funded project reveals serious problems and hazards for human health

Toxic pollution in Central Kazakhstan: EU-funded project reveals serious problems and hazards for human health

On 7 August 2014, the international conference "Toxics Free Kazakhstan" will be held in Astana with attendance of authorities of all levels and experts who will search for...