No more e-waste! Thailand against foreign garbage

No more e-waste! Thailand against foreign garbage

The importing of over 400 kinds of scrap electronics into the country will no longer be allowed within the next six months. The Government has reacted to Thailand becoming ‘the...

Poisoned Armenia? Czech experts are exploring mining-related pollution

Poisoned Armenia? Czech experts are exploring mining-related pollution

The level of contamination of the environment in Northern Armenia is the subject of a new research study conducted by experts from the University of Chemistry and Technology in...

We want to breathe! Citizens of Ukrainian cities demonstrate for lower industrial emissions

We want to breathe! Citizens of Ukrainian cities demonstrate for lower industrial emissions

Thousands of people from Mariupol, Zaporozhye, and Kryvyi Rih joined a series of events labeled "I Want to Breathe" this Saturday. The locals went out into the streets demanding...

Czech experts are collecting new data on air pollution in Ukraine

Czech experts are collecting new data on air pollution in Ukraine

A Czech-Ukrainian team of experts is examining the impacts of polluted air on the environment in the country. Analysing up to 90 samples of soil and river sediments in five major...

IPEN urged delegates of the Basel Convention meeting to set safe limits for toxic chemicals in waste

IPEN urged delegates of the Basel Convention meeting to set safe limits for toxic chemicals in waste

Jindřich Petrlík, Arnika's representative intervened at current Basel Convention's Open-ended Working Group meeting in Geneva on behalf of IPEN, a global network of more than 500...

Calls for tightening the international legislation heard at a conference on toxic substances

Calls for tightening the international legislation heard at a conference on toxic substances

Eggs, toys, and combs may contain dioxins and/or brominated flame retardants (BFRs), endangering human health. At an international conference in Poland, this was stated by...

Industrial pollution needs to be resolved, Armenian minister and Arnika agreed

Industrial pollution needs to be resolved, Armenian minister and Arnika agreed

The Armenian government was used to analyze the pollution in the Northern region to improve the situation which was the main subject of an interview between Erik Grigoryan,...

Small victory of the Balkan village: the hydro-power plants permit cancelled

Small victory of the Balkan village: the hydro-power plants permit cancelled

A huge success was achieved within an anti-dam campaign in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Two planned controversial hydro-power projects above the town of Vitez (Central Bosnia Canton)...

We're organizing seminars on air pollution in the industrial cities of Ukraine

We're organizing seminars on air pollution in the industrial cities of Ukraine

In the Ukrainian industrial cities Zaporizhia, Krivoy Rog and Dnipro, Ecoaction (Екодія) and Arnika NGOs held a series of seminars on finding ways to reduce industrial pollution....

Over 1000 mine workers dismissed from Russian-owned company in Armenia

Over 1000 mine workers dismissed from Russian-owned company in Armenia

The ‘Teghut’ Closed Joint-Stock Company (CJSC) has released a new statement, which says that 1032 out of its 1190 employees received notifications on the termination of their...

Expert: Sorrowful statistics of cancer morbidity in Armenia are no coincidence

Expert: Sorrowful statistics of cancer morbidity in Armenia are no coincidence

Currently, operating enterprises and companies do not bear any real responsibility for environmental pollution or social commitments to local communities that are affected. This...

Who will bear responsibility for residents’ health in mining areas?

Who will bear responsibility for residents’ health in mining areas?

The intensive development of metal mining in Armenia is accompanied by health problems connected with environmental pollution. Over many years the residents living near mines and...