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 investigates the industrial hot spots in the 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...

Moldovan environment lacks protection and citizens power to defend it, new report reveals

Moldovan environment lacks protection and citizens power to defend it, new report reveals

Moldovans do not have sufficient access to environmental information and their right to participate in decision-making is often restricted. The responsibilities of the state...

Regions hold the key to cleaner air in Ukraine: Oblast strategies are being prepared right now

Regions hold the key to cleaner air in Ukraine: Oblast strategies are being prepared right now

Across Europe, the number of deaths caused by air pollution has steadily declined in recent decades. And yet air pollution levels, especially in cities, are still dangerously...

The results of the analysis of samples from the Shnogh and Teghut communities confirm the presence of heavy metals in the environment

The results of the analysis of samples from the Shnogh and Teghut communities confirm the presence of heavy metals in the environment

The Czech Chemical Safety Organization "Arnika," together with organizations from Armenia - the NGO "Center for Community Mobilization and Support" and information NGO "EcoLur,"...

Belarus should stop persecuting environmental activists, UNECE countries insist

Belarus should stop persecuting environmental activists, UNECE countries insist

Belarus has been persecuting environmental activists and should stop this violation of international law. The Seventh Meeting of the Parties (1) to the Aarhus Convention (2)...

The space for civil society is furtherly shrinking: Too many states do not respect the environmental democracy principles

The space for civil society is furtherly shrinking: Too many states do not respect the environmental democracy principles

A substantial number of countries are failing to adhere to the agreed provisions of the International Aarhus Convention on environmental democracy (1). While the post-Soviet and...

Cities of Europe face a growing conflict between private and public interests

Cities of Europe face a growing conflict between private and public interests

As urbanization in European countries goes on, the quality of life in urban areas and the sustainability of spatial planning are becoming crucial. A conflict between private and...

Polluters in the Czech Republic released more toxic substances into environment last year

Polluters in the Czech Republic released more toxic substances into environment last year

The Arnika association has recorded a significant year-on-year increase in the release of cancer-causing, mutagenic, and hormone-disrupting substances. There has also been an...

Raise your hand for protection of environmental activists! NGOs call on governments

Raise your hand for protection of environmental activists! NGOs call on governments

Will the defenders of the environment get effective protection from harassment and persecution? That is one of the main agenda points of the upcoming Meeting of the Parties to...