Prague approves skyscrapers despite UNESCO

Six months after the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) opposed the new skyscrapers at Prague's Pankrác, City Hall has issued a planning...

Building blocks

UNESCO condemns plans for Prague high-rises The power struggle between heritage preservation and modern development took a new turn early this month, giving heritage advocates...

Experts: UNESCO skyline warning should be taken seriously

Heritage and real estate observers are imagining a scenario in which Prague City Hall will have to pay out billions of crowns in compensation in order to preserve its skyline and...

Spolana Neratovice is highly polluted by mercury

The environmental organisations Arnika and Greenpeace sent today the new Czech Minister for the Environment Libor Ambrozek and the director of the Czech Inspectorate for the...

Arnika has published its comments to plasma arc technology proposed for Czech PCBs waste destruction

Arnika has published today a brief summary of its comments to Environment Impact Assesment Study for plasma arc technology proposed for destruction of PCBs containing oils in the...

If only there were no poisons in the fish

Fish are indicators of contamination of rivers by toxic chemicals. It is logical with respect to life of the fish as they are on the top of food pyramid, or of food chain, in...

Keep the Promise, Eliminate POPs

Arnika participates in IPEN global campaign "Keep the Promise, Eliminate POPs". Part of this campaign is free range chicken eggs testing for dioxins and other toxic pollutants....

The European Union money used for contamination of a protected landscape area by fly ash

A mixture of toxic fly ash with slag from the Liberec waste incinerator, which was sold by the Termizo company, without authorisation, for construction purposes for more than a...

The proposed limits of toxic substances in wastes degrade the Stockholm Convention

The EU proposed limits for persistent organic pollutants (POPs) are so weak that they do not begin to address the problems they were designed to solve. ”The proposed limits...

Ratification of the Stockholm Convention by Turkey is near - IPEN supported the first conference on persistent organic pollutants in Turkey

The historically first conference dedicated to the issue of highly hazardous persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in Turkey took place at the end of December in Istanbul. In its...

Protect us from pollutants: EU Ministers must reject Commission’s weak proposal on toxic chemicals in waste

The European Environmental Bureau (EEB), Europe’s largest federation of environmental citizens’ organisations, and the International POPs Elimination Network (IPEN), today called...

International NGO Statement on the PRTR Crisis in the Czech Republic

NGOs appeal to the Members of the Parliament of the Czech Republic in the interest of the global public and environmental protection, not to limit public rights on information...