Soft plastic, harsh truth: almost one-third of the articles made of soft plastic that were tested contain toxic substances

Soft plastic, harsh truth: almost one-third of the articles made of soft plastic that were tested contain toxic substances

Phthalates banned by EU legislation in concentrations higher than 0.1% [1] were found in almost one-third of the articles from the Serbian market that were tested (10 out of 36...

European standards, integrated permits, and law enforcement – the recipe for reducing industrial air pollution in Ukraine

European standards, integrated permits, and law enforcement – the recipe for reducing industrial air pollution in Ukraine

The air quality in Ukraine is worse than anywhere else in Europe (1). Although new legislation based on the EU directives was recently adopted, change is far from visible....

The results of biomonitoring in Armenia revealed the health burden on the inhabitants of the northern part of the province of Lori

The results of biomonitoring in Armenia revealed the health burden on the inhabitants of the northern part of the province of Lori

Arnika, together with its partner NGOs Centre for Community Mobilization and Support (CCMS) and the information organization EcoLur, conducted another survey of the health burden...

Without access to information, Moldova cannot achieve a better environment

Without access to information, Moldova cannot achieve a better environment

For years, environmentalists in Moldova have their hands tied by not having access to information – such as data on droughts or floods tormenting the country. Despite the fact...

Caring about water resources: tips and tricks published in a new guidebook

Caring about water resources: tips and tricks published in a new guidebook

Two different countries, similar problems. Moldova, as well as Czechia, heavily modified their watercourses and changed the river landscape, mainly due to intensive agriculture...

Dirty skies above: Ukraine needs access to information and integrated air pollution management

Dirty skies above: Ukraine needs access to information and integrated air pollution management

Why do the citizens of Ukraine suffer from air pollution and why do skies remain dirty? Research by Czech and Ukrainian NGOs reveals that fragmented legislation and an...

Arnika with Armenian partner organizations presented its activities to UN Special Rapporteur: Let's show a fair transition to a clean environment

Arnika with Armenian partner organizations presented its activities to UN Special Rapporteur: Let's show a fair transition to a clean environment

On November 25th, representatives of the International Pollutants Elimination Network (IPEN) for the region of Central and Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia had a...

Tree planting events in Moldova: forests save our rivers

Tree planting events in Moldova: forests save our rivers

In November (7th and 14th), massive tree and shrub planting events were organised by Moldovan NGOs “Eco-TIRAS”, “Parks of Future” and “Renasterea Rurala” in Transnistria...

Poisonous air: Satellites of the European Space Agency testify to the most polluted areas of Ukraine

Poisonous air: Satellites of the European Space Agency testify to the most polluted areas of Ukraine

Serious pollution of the air by toxic dust particles exceeding the WHO limits was confirmed in the Kryvyi Rih, Dnipro, Zaporizhia, and Donetsk urban areas. A unique study based...

Woman attacked for protecting the River Kruščica. “The violence against activists has to be investigated,” calls Arnika

Woman attacked for protecting the River Kruščica. “The violence against activists has to be investigated,” calls Arnika

On Wednesday November 25th, in the early morning, unknown perpetrators stoned the house of one of the brave women of the village of Kruščica – Tahira Tibold, the first woman ever...

Uniting efforts to fight industrial air pollution: five Ukrainian cities are inviting for a conference

Uniting efforts to fight industrial air pollution: five Ukrainian cities are inviting for a conference

Did recent changes in legislation help improve the air quality? What information do we get thanks to the civic monitoring? What are the citizens of industrial centers facing and...

Biodiversity of Nagorno-Karabakh’s forests in danger because of extensive fires. Armenian NGOs seeking support from international environmental platforms

Biodiversity of Nagorno-Karabakh’s forests in danger because of extensive fires. Armenian NGOs seeking support from international environmental platforms

Fifty non-governmental organizations of Armenia have recently issued a joint statement addressed to international environmental platforms, organizations and citizens with...