The weir at Decin could possibly destroy the protected natural environment, people call upon the government to make it stop

The weir at Decin could possibly destroy the protected natural environment, people call upon the government to make it stop

The government intends to build, and we are on the lower reach of the Elbe, in order to ensure the navigability of the river for cargo ships. Ecologists point out not only the...

People sang and danced, greedy investors aren't welcome, says environmentalist on canceled HPPs

People sang and danced, greedy investors aren't welcome, says environmentalist on canceled HPPs

A massive breakthrough in one of the closely monitored hydropower plant booms in Bosnia-Herzegovina took place in December. The cantonal court in Novi Travnik was completed with...

Let's protect the rivers and those who fight for them!

Let's protect the rivers and those who fight for them!

Because of the plans for construction of a large number of hydropower plants on the rivers of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the country is at risk of losing its greatest natural...

The future government plans to build a weir on the River Elbe in spite of criticism by experts

The future government plans to build a weir on the River Elbe in spite of criticism by experts

The Czech government coalition of the ANO party and the Social Democrats in their program, the ratification of the Water Transport Strategy, the environmental impact assessment,...

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...