Bém left, the power of developers remains - Arnika evaluated last year's work of Prague leaders

Bém left, the power of developers remains - Arnika evaluated last year's work of Prague leaders

Even now, the shape of Prague is mostly determined by developers. Although Pavel Bém has not been sitting in the chair of the Mayor of Prague for two years, it seems as if his...

Mercury treaty	must	reduce global emissions

Mercury treaty must reduce global emissions

Controversy grows over proposed name, Minamata Convention The health of current and future generations depends on an international mercury treaty that will ensure substantial...

A new study shows that high mercury concentrations are present in fish and human hair from all over the world

A new study shows that high mercury concentrations are present in fish and human hair from all over the world

Today, an international network of non-governmental organisations, IPEN, published a study which focuses upon the contamination of certain regions of our planet by toxic mercury....

Will the international convention help in preventing Elbe and Ohre rivers from mercury contamination?

Will the international convention help in preventing Elbe and Ohre rivers from mercury contamination?

Internationally significant places polluted with toxic mercury are present also in the Czech Republic Representatives of nearly two hundred countries will be discussing how to...

High concentration of mercury in the hair of people living nearby small-scale gold mines in Indonesia

High concentration of mercury in the hair of people living nearby small-scale gold mines in Indonesia

People living close to small-scale gold mines in Indonesia have their bodies heavily burdened with the mercury, as confirmed the levels of mercury in the human hair samples in...

Czech watercourses will benefit from the Patronage of the Streams

Czech watercourses will benefit from the Patronage of the Streams

CZECH REPUBLIC / PRAGUE / TELČ / KADOV - 27.11.2012 A snapshot from the first Patronage. The Arnika Association is inviting active citizens to take part in a model of care for...

Czech bream wins – at least in the concentration of mercury in blood. And it lives in the Elbe under Spolana

Czech bream wins – at least in the concentration of mercury in blood. And it lives in the Elbe under Spolana

MĚLNÍK – In two of eight samples of carp bream the maximum permitted concentration of mercury in fish in the European Union was exceeded. One of them even takes first place in...

Arnika launches a project to protect health of the inhabitants of Kazakhstan from toxic material

Arnika launches a project to protect health of the inhabitants of Kazakhstan from toxic material

To identify places contaminated with hazardous chemicals that is one of the main aims of a new international project with Czech participation. It is currently being launched– by...

Spolana wants to use toxic mercury in chlorine production for another six years

Spolana wants to use toxic mercury in chlorine production for another six years

Spolana Neratovice has made a request for extending the life of the outdated technology that uses considerable amount of mercury. Despite the fact that Spolana should have...

Don't Burn, Recycle!

Don't Burn, Recycle!

Arnika's new campaign “Don't Burn, Recycle!” is a direct reaction to the recent efforts to build numerous incinerators in the Czech Republic. These incinerators are going to get...

Arnika helps Asia to eliminate hazardous lead-containing paints

Arnika helps Asia to eliminate hazardous lead-containing paints

The global project Eliminate Lead in Paint has been launched in Bangkok during a meeting of non-governmental organizations from seven Asian countries and the international...

New Mercury Treaty negotiations heading towards losing the right to be called the “Minamata Convention”

New Mercury Treaty negotiations heading towards losing the right to be called the “Minamata Convention”

Current text released at the 4 th meeting for a global, legally binding treaty on mercury, underway in Punta del Este, Uruguay, refrains from requiring obligatory action to clean...