Ukrainians got non-stop online access to air pollution data

Ukrainians got non-stop online access to air pollution data

As a part of the international project Clear Air for Ukraine, the members of Ukrainian organisation Eco City, together with regional partners and with support from Czech NGO...

Long awaited global ban on exporting hazardous waste to developing countries becomes law today!

Long awaited global ban on exporting hazardous waste to developing countries becomes law today!

The Basel Ban Amendment, adopted by the Parties to the Basel Convention on the Control of the Transboundary Movement of Hazardous and Their Disposal in 1995, today becomes...

Toxic pollution of soil confirmed in Northern Armenia

Toxic pollution of soil confirmed in Northern Armenia

High levels of dangerous chemicals in the soil of Lorri Province were reported in an analysis published today by Arnika and the Center for Community Mobilisation and Support...

Armenia joins the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative

Armenia joins the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative

Armenia now joined the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) to minimise the impact of the mining industry on the environment and lives of people in the affected...

Breakthrough decision on contaminated sites at Minamata Convention on mercury COP 3

Breakthrough decision on contaminated sites at Minamata Convention on mercury COP 3

Setting a global precedent, the environmental treaty named after the devastating mercury pollution tragedy in Minamata, Japan, has just announced its decision to release global...

Bamboo cups and tableware can release dangerous formaldehyde, says German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR)

Bamboo cups and tableware can release dangerous formaldehyde, says German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR)

The German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) announced the release of a position statement on the use of food contact materials made from melamine-formaldehyde resin...

Response of Armenian Nature Protection Ministry to Resolution Adopted in "Industrial Pollution in Lori Region" Conference

Response of Armenian Nature Protection Ministry to Resolution Adopted in "Industrial Pollution in Lori Region" Conference

Last year an "Industrial Pollution in Lori Region" Conference was held in Yerevan organized by Czech 'Arnika' organization and its partner organisations Ecolur and AWHEE . The...

Inhabitants of Armenian town Shnogh demand compensation for expropriated land

Inhabitants of Armenian town Shnogh demand compensation for expropriated land

More than 40 inhabitants of the town of Shnogh demand compensation for the land which was expropriated from them.

Teghout mine resumed operation. Tailing dump is in bad condition

Teghout mine resumed operation. Tailing dump is in bad condition

The company Vallex Group resumed operation in the Teghout mine in North-East Armenia on July 9, 2019.

Mercury in Prague's fish

Mercury in Prague's fish

Arnika has conducted a research study focused on mercury in fish and hair in the Czech capital, Prague. This article is a summary of the results of this research, which found...

Fish in Prague’s rivers and ponds are less contaminated with toxic mercury than fish bought in Prague food stores

Fish in Prague’s rivers and ponds are less contaminated with toxic mercury than fish bought in Prague food stores

Two out of 14 fish samples caught in Prague’s River Vltava slightly exceeded the safe levels recommended by US authorities. For purchased fish samples, five out of 28 did not...

Western Balkans will seek effective protection of its unique and wild rivers in Sarajevo

Western Balkans will seek effective protection of its unique and wild rivers in Sarajevo

An international conference, ‘Legal and practical tools for protecting the rivers of the Western Balkans and their people,’ organized by the non-governmental organizations Arnika...