Buildings fitted in the panorama

We very much appreciate that mission of UNESCO and ICOMOS has arrived in Prague. But, we are deeply dismayed that in connection with your visit Mr Jan Kněžínek, director of the...

Planned skyscrapers are too high

In the latest hit to the long-troubled City Project in Prague 4, the UNESCO Committee for World Heritage plans to suggest that the height of two of the development’s high-rise...

Assessing Prague’s green areas

At first glance, Prague has plentiful areas of greenery although some observers are beginning to question the extent of the damage being done to Prague’s greenery by increased...

Dams on Elbe won’t bring the economic recovery

Arnika joins in criticism of several anti-crisis proposals approved by the Czech Council of Economic and Social Agreement (so called tripartite) on February 2. One of the 38...

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.

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...