The coalition for river protection in Bosnia and Herzegovina is starting  the campaign against hydropower plants

The coalition for river protection in Bosnia and Herzegovina is starting the campaign against hydropower plants

The Coalition for River Protection in Bosnia and Herzegovina presented the film “River keepers" which shows different ways to fight for river protection and against the...

International Conference "Tree Avenues 2017 – Renewal and Maintenance"

International Conference "Tree Avenues 2017 – Renewal and Maintenance"

Arnika - Center for Citizens' Support NGO, in cooperation with Region Authorities and Road Authorities, Pardubice Country, is organizing for the fourth year running an...

Mayor favors Railways and prolongs the agony of the residents in the Ložionička street

Mayor favors Railways and prolongs the agony of the residents in the Ložionička street

BANJA LUKA/ On August 10th 2016, the Mayor of Banja Luka, Slobodan Gavranović, announced that the decision prohibiting the storage of bauxite on the land of twentieth track...

Hazardous Substances from the Abandoned Farm Premises in Lhenice Apparently Get Even to Eggs

Hazardous Substances from the Abandoned Farm Premises in Lhenice Apparently Get Even to Eggs

Highly contaminated soils that were transported into the premises of the former united agricultural cooperative in Lhenice, Prachatice region pose a threat to human health and to...

Amounts of Some Toxic Substances Reported by the Polluters Decreased, but Spolana Released More of them Again

Amounts of Some Toxic Substances Reported by the Polluters Decreased, but Spolana Released More of them Again

Both good and bad news is brought by the new list of the biggest Czech polluters, drawn up by the environmental association Arnika this year again, on the basis of data of the...

Prague Children Playgrounds Have Problems with Cadmium Contents. Luckily, Contents of Other Toxic Substances Are within Limits.

Prague Children Playgrounds Have Problems with Cadmium Contents. Luckily, Contents of Other Toxic Substances Are within Limits.

Arnika's experts visited 9 playgrounds in 6 parts of the city of Prague in the past months, in order to take sand samples from sandpits, as well as from the whole playground...

Camel milk from Mangystau contains  high concentrations of dangerous chemicals

Camel milk from Mangystau contains high concentrations of dangerous chemicals

Shubat is a favourite part of the daily diet for many in Kazakhstan. A lot has been said about its miraculous effects on human health. However, the Kazakhstani and Czech experts...

Six problems – six solutions: The EU small grants help the local communities in Mangystau to deal with environmental issues

Six problems – six solutions: The EU small grants help the local communities in Mangystau to deal with environmental issues

The citizens of Mangystau now have four concerns fewer. Some of the serious environmental issues have been successfully resolved by local civic initiatives with two more cases...

Ustyurt Nature Reserve aspires to become World Heritage Site, but the oilmen too have an itch for its splendid landscapes

Ustyurt Nature Reserve aspires to become World Heritage Site, but the oilmen too have an itch for its splendid landscapes

Mangystau Region could soon become a popular spot on the global tourism map. The relevant international body examines the possibility of inscribing the unique Ustyurt Nature...

Children Summer Shoes? They Often Contain Toxic Lead and Hazardous Phthalates

Children Summer Shoes? They Often Contain Toxic Lead and Hazardous Phthalates

High concentrations of toxic substances were proved by chemical analyses in several samples of commonly available summer shoes. Arnika commissioned tests of, in particular,...

Summer Soft Refreshment Drinks in Glasses Containing Heavy Metals

Summer Soft Refreshment Drinks in Glasses Containing Heavy Metals

Popular soft summer drinks - regardless whether it is a raspberry-flavoured lemonade, ice coffee or mojito - may become "more heavy" when we drink it. However, the culprits are...

The greatest polluters of Kazakhstan: Steelworks, oilfields and power plants. Many companies do not publish their data

The greatest polluters of Kazakhstan: Steelworks, oilfields and power plants. Many companies do not publish their data

Today, the top ten list of the biggest polluters in Kazakhstan, based on the official data, was published. The charts reveal that the environment has been greatly contaminated by...