The European Commission is questionably consulting the chemical exceptions

The European Commission is questionably consulting the chemical exceptions

The European Environmental Bureau (EEB) and the international network of IPEN NGOs blame the European Commission for overlooking an obvious conflict of interest. In order to...

Horror gifts: will children find toxic toys under the tree and ladies poisonous combs?

Horror gifts: will children find toxic toys under the tree and ladies poisonous combs?

In children's toys and hairdressing aids for women made from recycled plastic, the analysis by Arnika revealed dangerous substances. Experts on toxic substances in these products...

International tools to counteract polluters in Armenia

International tools to counteract polluters in Armenia

In the presence of Ambassador of the Czech Republic in Yerevan, Petr Mikyska, and Arnika, together with local NGOs, discussed international tools to administer justice to...

Golf lawsuit threatens to ruin Friends of the Earth Croatia

Golf lawsuit threatens to ruin Friends of the Earth Croatia

Opposing a controversial golf resort above Dubrovnik might bankcrupt the environmental initiative.The company ‘Razvoj golf’ owned by Dutch financial holding Elitech demands...

Faulty ‘waste recycling' harms Thai communities, expert presented

Faulty ‘waste recycling' harms Thai communities, expert presented

The Thai province of Samut Sakhon is highly contaminated with hazardous chemicals. At the international conference on halogenated persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in Poland,...

Europe one large step closer to circular economics

Europe one large step closer to circular economics

By 2030, all plastic packaging should be recyclable. The European Commission adopted a package of measures that will lead to the transition to the circulating economy. The...

New global rules to enhance the voice of the public appear with help of the Czech Republic

New global rules to enhance the voice of the public appear with help of the Czech Republic

Bridging the growing public mistrust towards politicians and reinforcing the direct influence of people regarding important decisions. Those are goals of new rules for public...

Heavy metals in water - serious pollution concentration found near industrial areas in Thailand

Heavy metals in water - serious pollution concentration found near industrial areas in Thailand

Environmentalists revealed that the industrial pollution has become more intensified in these two years. Sediments of water sources near the industrial areas contain high...

For healthier living in Thailand. Victims of industrial pollution defend their rights

For healthier living in Thailand. Victims of industrial pollution defend their rights

The "Citizen Science Project" successfully enhanced the public participation for environmental and health protection in Thailand. Gold mining, contaminated water, and inadequate...

Breakthrough in Armenian environmental activism: mining company acknowledges environmental impact, offers compensation

Breakthrough in Armenian environmental activism: mining company acknowledges environmental impact, offers compensation

One of the families who took part in last year's research of pollution in industrial areas of Armenia, conducted by Arnika and its partner organizations, are about to receive...

Brutal beating of an environmental activists in Russia

Brutal beating of an environmental activists in Russia

Andrey Rudomakha, leader of Environmental Watch on the North Caucasus (EWNC), was attacked and viciously beaten on December 28. The environmental and human rights defender had to...

No HazMat for the Holidays: Children’s Toys and Hair Accessories on the EU Market Contain Toxic Chemicals

No HazMat for the Holidays: Children’s Toys and Hair Accessories on the EU Market Contain Toxic Chemicals

Dangerous levels of toxic industrial chemicals have been found in children’s toys and hair accessories sold in the EU. The Stockholm Convention , a global, legally-binding...