Together in protecting water resources: Arnika's mission to Moldova

Together in protecting water resources: Arnika's mission to Moldova

As Czechia has largely similar problems due to the similar nature of the landscape and structure of agriculture, before the end of 2020 Arnika went to Moldova to share our...

Residents of Akhtala in Armenia are worried about their children's health. Dangerous heavy metals are to blame

Residents of Akhtala in Armenia are worried about their children's health. Dangerous heavy metals are to blame

The residents of the Akhtala enlarged community in Armenia are concerned about the health of their children because of the concentrations of arsenic and other dangerous heavy...

Arnika revealed harmful substances in sports equipment

Arnika revealed harmful substances in sports equipment

About 10% of analyzed products purchased on the European market contained toxic substances. Even banned phthalates were found in 7 out of 82 samples. None of the retailers were...

Toxic pollution hidden behind “recycling”: Thai villagers who suffered from contamination finally won a fight for environmental justice

Toxic pollution hidden behind “recycling”: Thai villagers who suffered from contamination finally won a fight for environmental justice

Damages to the environment and natural resources, economic losses in the agriculture sector, impacts to local people’s health and mental health due to living in polluted area –...

Dirty recycling in Thailand destroys the environment and the livelihood of local people. A register of polluters and the “right to know” can change this

Dirty recycling in Thailand destroys the environment and the livelihood of local people. A register of polluters and the “right to know” can change this

The Pollution Control Department has lately stepped up for a decisive legal action against the polluting factory belonging to the Win Process Company. This comes after a decade...

Forever chemicals in the Prague waters: The contamination with perfluorinated chemicals is ubiquitous

Forever chemicals in the Prague waters: The contamination with perfluorinated chemicals is ubiquitous

Water, sediment, and fish samples from streams in Prague were analysed for contamination with perfluorinated substances (PFAS, e.g. PFOA and PFOS) and brominated flame retardants...

Soft plastic, harsh truth: almost one-third of the articles made of soft plastic that were tested contain toxic substances

Soft plastic, harsh truth: almost one-third of the articles made of soft plastic that were tested contain toxic substances

Phthalates banned by EU legislation in concentrations higher than 0.1% [1] were found in almost one-third of the articles from the Serbian market that were tested (10 out of 36...

European standards, integrated permits, and law enforcement – the recipe for reducing industrial air pollution in Ukraine

European standards, integrated permits, and law enforcement – the recipe for reducing industrial air pollution in Ukraine

The air quality in Ukraine is worse than anywhere else in Europe (1). Although new legislation based on the EU directives was recently adopted, change is far from visible....

The results of biomonitoring in Armenia revealed the health burden on the inhabitants of the northern part of the province of Lori

The results of biomonitoring in Armenia revealed the health burden on the inhabitants of the northern part of the province of Lori

Arnika, together with its partner NGOs Centre for Community Mobilization and Support (CCMS) and the information organization EcoLur, conducted another survey of the health burden...

Without access to information, Moldova cannot achieve a better environment

Without access to information, Moldova cannot achieve a better environment

For years, environmentalists in Moldova have their hands tied by not having access to information – such as data on droughts or floods tormenting the country. Despite the fact...

Caring about water resources: tips and tricks published in a new guidebook

Caring about water resources: tips and tricks published in a new guidebook

Two different countries, similar problems. Moldova, as well as Czechia, heavily modified their watercourses and changed the river landscape, mainly due to intensive agriculture...

Dirty skies above: Ukraine needs access to information and integrated air pollution management

Dirty skies above: Ukraine needs access to information and integrated air pollution management

Why do the citizens of Ukraine suffer from air pollution and why do skies remain dirty? Research by Czech and Ukrainian NGOs reveals that fragmented legislation and an...