The weir on the River Elbe will not help water transport. Investment in tourism would support the economy.

The weir on the River Elbe will not help water transport. Investment in tourism would support the economy.

An extremely low flow rate, which has completely stopped shipping on both the Czech and German sides, has been trumpeted by the River Elbe for five years now. In spite of the...

ECHR supported Armenian farmers, the government ought to pay compensations

ECHR supported Armenian farmers, the government ought to pay compensations

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled in favor of the plaintiffs of the North-Armenian province of Lori. All six complaints of Armenian courts were in the question of...

UNSAFE: New EU rules allow toxic chemicals in children’s toys and other products made of recycled plastics

UNSAFE: New EU rules allow toxic chemicals in children’s toys and other products made of recycled plastics

European Parliament and Council Decision on the Reform of Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs). Under the agreement, high levels of hazardous brominated flame retardants that are...

Praised Kumasi medical waste incinerator rises many disturbing questions

Praised Kumasi medical waste incinerator rises many disturbing questions

Kumasi is the second largest city of Ghana and the capital of the Ashanti region. It is home to His Royal Majesty Asantehene ("Emperor-King") Otumfuo Nana Osei Tutu II. Located...

Kruščica celebrates! The cantonal court cancelled permits for two planned hydropower plants

Kruščica celebrates! The cantonal court cancelled permits for two planned hydropower plants

The inhabitants of the Bosnian village of Kruscica have succeeded with their lawsuits against the two planned hydropower plants. The cantonal court of Novi Travnik upheld their...

Pictures from polluted cities of Ukraine won the Czech Press Photo

Pictures from polluted cities of Ukraine won the Czech Press Photo

"This award-winning documentary has only been created by people from Arnika, and their determination and willingness to perform overall monitoring," said Stanislav Krupař, the...

Small hydropower plants cause Bosnia-Herzegovina more than EUR 2 million in losses annually

Small hydropower plants cause Bosnia-Herzegovina more than EUR 2 million in losses annually

Bosnia and Herzegovina's current system of concession fees and incentives for small hydropower plants is economically unjustified and is socially harmful, as it produces direct...

Human health must not be threatened by polluted air, resonates from the Conference in Ostrava

Human health must not be threatened by polluted air, resonates from the Conference in Ostrava

Experts, politicians, and civil activists from Europe and former USSR countries are discussing ways to improve the air quality in the Czech Republic (1). Air pollution is one of...

Industrial cities of Ukraine are polluted by heavy metals and dioxins, a new study of the Czech experts discovers

Industrial cities of Ukraine are polluted by heavy metals and dioxins, a new study of the Czech experts discovers

The Czech-Ukrainian team of experts discovered the increased contamination of the environment in Dnipro, Kryvyi Rih, Zaporizhia, Kharkiv, and Mariupol (1). Five major industrial...

Toxic heavy metals were found near people’s houses in Northern Armenia. The local industry is to blame, Czech scientists say

Toxic heavy metals were found near people’s houses in Northern Armenia. The local industry is to blame, Czech scientists say

Lori Province's mining and metallurgical enterprises in Armenia are likely to be contaminated with dangerous chemicals, mainly copper, beyond legal standards and hygienic...

Environmental organizations from Western Balkans against the construction of small hydropower plants on the Balkan rivers

Environmental organizations from Western Balkans against the construction of small hydropower plants on the Balkan rivers

Rivers in Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as other Balkan countries are threatened by a massive boom of small hydropower plants construction. Activists who struggle to preserve...

Toxic life of scrappers – burning e-waste and bashing car parts at Agbogbloshie

Toxic life of scrappers – burning e-waste and bashing car parts at Agbogbloshie

The pungent odor is the first to give away the Agbogbloshie scrapyard. The thick smell of burning plastic covers the whole area around, yet the locals do not seem to mind it....