Autumn work in eastern Moldova focuses on water

Autumn work in eastern Moldova focuses on water

This is the fourth year that we are working in the Iagorlic nature reserve in eastern Moldova (Transnistria) with colleagues from Tiraspol and our partner organisation Biotica...

Do we know what we breathe? A new study suggests improvements of Georgia’s state air pollution monitoring

Do we know what we breathe? A new study suggests improvements of Georgia’s state air pollution monitoring

TBILISI/PRAGUE - Georgia is on the way to have an effective air pollution monitoring system. However, citizens and experts alike lack reliable data on pollution in the vast...

An International Coalition Presented Its Vision for the Future of the Oder River. It Asked Governments to Comply with Their Own Regulations

An International Coalition Presented Its Vision for the Future of the Oder River. It Asked Governments to Comply with Their Own Regulations

Ostrava, Wroclaw, Berlin: It has not changed much since the environmental disaster on the Oder in 2023. Mines and industrial plants are still discharging salty wastewater into...

Dioxins from Incinerators Enter Foodstuffs of Local Origin in Various Parts of the World

Dioxins from Incinerators Enter Foodstuffs of Local Origin in Various Parts of the World

In the second series of webinars of the Arnika Association, concerning the issue of waste incineration, the speakers Nikola Jelínek and Jindřich Petrlík touched the topic of...

Kazakhstan's air pollution: new study blames dirty industry

Kazakhstan's air pollution: new study blames dirty industry

PRAGUE/ASTANA – Steelworks, coal mines, and power plants. These are the largest sources of air pollution in Kazakhstan, and the biggest culprits of climate change. A new study...

Summary of Negative Impacts of Waste Incinerators

Summary of Negative Impacts of Waste Incinerators

A whole number of myths exist around waste incineration. It is often said to be an "environmentally-friendly" or "green" method for energy production, not contributing to climate...

Incinerators Will Make Things Hot for Us

Incinerators Will Make Things Hot for Us

The growing number of waste incinerators may be an essential problem for the European, and especially Czech, climate policy – this is the conclusion of Arnika’s webinar entitled...

Empowered Locals and Improved Access to Information: Citizen Science Facing Down Toxic Pollution in Thailand

Empowered Locals and Improved Access to Information: Citizen Science Facing Down Toxic Pollution in Thailand

BANGKOK/PRAGUE - Over the past four years, non-governmental organizations - EARTH (Thailand) (1) and the Arnika Association (Czechia) (2) - formed a powerful alliance with local...

Seveso Accident and Planetary Pollution Boundaries

Seveso Accident and Planetary Pollution Boundaries

Two thousand hectares of contaminated soil and 200 people with symptoms of a rare dermatological disease, chloracne. This was the result of an accident in the chemical plant...

New study reveals hazardous burden of e-waste and POPs

New study reveals hazardous burden of e-waste and POPs

On 10 and 12 July 2023, our experts Mgr. Jitka Straková from Arnika and RNDr. Alice Dvorská, independent scientist and lead author of the study, returned to Kalasin province in...

Outdated industry had a bigger impact on Ukraine's air than the war

Outdated industry had a bigger impact on Ukraine's air than the war

PRAGUE/DNIPRO - A study by the NGO Arnika and World from Space based on satellite images from the European Space Agency (1) has reached a surprising conclusion. Although war...

Environmentalists launch AirGE. Citizen stations are about to monitor air pollution in Georgia

Environmentalists launch AirGE. Citizen stations are about to monitor air pollution in Georgia

TBILISI/PRAGUE - According to the World Health Organization (WHO), Tbilisi, Georgia, is among the top three European cities with the most polluted air. Nearly four thousand...