Environmental health groups celebrate the end to EU allowance for banned flame retardant chemicals to enter recycling streams & new products

Environmental health groups celebrate the end to EU allowance for banned flame retardant chemicals to enter recycling streams & new products

The European Union (EU) has taken an important step towards cleaning up its recycling; it will no longer allow materials containing a class of toxic, globally banned flame...

River Keepers require minimal flow regulations

River Keepers require minimal flow regulations

Coalition for protection of rivers in Bosnia and Herzegovina calls on the competent agencies, institutions, ministries, and experts of biological and hydrological sciences to...

Waste water often leaks from mine in Akhtala

Waste water often leaks from mine in Akhtala

On several occasions this year, local residents have witnessed leakage of wastewater from the mine in Akhtala into the environment.

Declaration for the protection of Western Balkans Rivers demands the moratorium on construction of hydropower plants

Declaration for the protection of Western Balkans Rivers demands the moratorium on construction of hydropower plants

A joint 'Declaration on the Protection of the Western Balkans Rivers' has been adopted by participants of an International River Conference and several other environmental groups...

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.