Poor water management in Prague increases the risk of both flooding and droughts

Poor water management in Prague increases the risk of both flooding and droughts

Water management in the capital does not correspond with the world trends. We are missing efficient measures to hold and use rain water, drinking water is unnecessarily wasted...

International Conference to discuss problems related to contamination by toxic pollutants and pesticides in Armenia

International Conference to discuss problems related to contamination by toxic pollutants and pesticides in Armenia

On 31 May 2011, the Toxics and Waste Programme of the Arnika Association and the Armenian Women for Health and Healthy Environment NGO (AWHHE) in partnership with the OSCE Office...

Czech experts discovered old DDT stocks in Armenia. Now, they want to help with solutions of old burden

Czech experts discovered old DDT stocks in Armenia. Now, they want to help with solutions of old burden

Representatives of the Toxics and Waste Programme of the Arnika Association discovered DDT contamination in all old pesticide storage areas during a recent mission to Armenia....

Mercury-contaminated fish served to delegates at UN mercury negotiation

Mercury-contaminated fish served to delegates at UN mercury negotiation

Delegates must address poisoned food sources Delegates at the first UN negotiating meeting for a global mercury treaty tasted fish under public advisory for mercury...

A waste incinerator will be constructed in Velká Dobrá near Kladno, however, neither inhabitants nor the authorities agree to it

A project of a new waste incinerator, proposed by the company AGMECO LT, will have to undergo environmental impact assessment. Both the Arnika Association and local inhabitants...

The environment is endangered not only by chemical plants, but also by wood processors and insulation material manufacturers

The environment is endangered not only by chemical plants, but also by wood processors and insulation material manufacturers

Data published in the Integrated Pollution Register (IPR) (1) today brought several surprising findings. In contrast to previous years, wood processing companies, and...

Bisphenol A – danger hidden in food packaging

Bisphenol A has been monitored in the long term particularly in tins in the Czech Republic, whereas plastic packaging has been neglected, or, at least, results of its analyses...

Bořena Team has been protecting nature in České Středohoří for thirty years already

At the end of September 1979, a group of students from Bílina and Prague established the Bořena Team with the aim to get acquainted with nature development in České Středohoří....

An International Student Team will explore the Czech Capital Water Management

Is the water management in Prague sustainable? How to guarantee the functional system of water usage and recycling in ever expanding city districts? How to assist with water...

The reconstruction of Prague railway stations is a great opportunity. Representatives must defend citizens’ interests, a study finds

The planned reconstruction of Masaryk’s railway station and of railway stations in Zizkov, Smichov and Bubny is a great opportunity. Grounds in question are so large that there...

EU Parliament must resist pressure to weaken Industrial Emissions Directive

EU Parliament must resist pressure to weaken Industrial Emissions Directive

Medical and environmental groups are alarmed by possible reductions in public health and environmental protection standards within the Industrial Emissions Directive (IED), which...

Teaching aids containing hazardous phthalates - Arnika warning parents: Don't buy your children teaching aids containing PVC

High concentrations of phthalates (1) were found in some teaching aids sold on Czech market. „ It confirmed our concerns as increased levels of phthalates were registered in all...