Environmental destruction in times of coronavirus: a new study brings cases from Europe, the Caucasus, and Central Asia to light

Environmental destruction in times of coronavirus: a new study brings cases from Europe, the Caucasus, and Central Asia to light

Changing the law in favour of investors, sudden approval of controversial projects, unlawful construction of hydropower plants, illegal logging, or persecution of activists....

Good news from Brussels: The EU promises consumer goods without dangerous chemicals

Good news from Brussels: The EU promises consumer goods without dangerous chemicals

On Wednesday, October 14th, 2020, the European Commission approved an ambitious strategy , with a goal to protect the citizens and the environment better from the most toxic...

Cyanides in the Bečva River – 2020

Cyanides in the Bečva River – 2020

Originally a lively and beautiful river Bečva was poisoned by cyanides on almost forty kilometers. The cyanide leak occurred on Sunday, September 20th, 2020, when dead fish...

The Belarusian regime imprisons uncomfortable activists. Arnika repeatedly calls for an end to the persecution

The Belarusian regime imprisons uncomfortable activists. Arnika repeatedly calls for an end to the persecution

Marina Dubina from the Belarusian organization Ecohome, which is fighting against the construction of a nuclear power plant in the country, was yesterday convicted to spend...

How to protect Dniester: international conference focuses on transboundary river basin management

How to protect Dniester: international conference focuses on transboundary river basin management

To discuss up-to-date issues of the river protection related to the process of EU integration and international cooperation in protecting shared Dniester river basin, including...

It’s all about air: Residents of Ukraine got a new source of reliable information on air pollution

It’s all about air: Residents of Ukraine got a new source of reliable information on air pollution

How polluted is the air in my town? What can I do to protect my health? What are the main hotspots with plants polluting our air? Residents can now find the answers to these...

More encouragement for those protecting rivers in Bosnia and Herzegovina: new grant program offers financial support to local civic initiatives

More encouragement for those protecting rivers in Bosnia and Herzegovina: new grant program offers financial support to local civic initiatives

Building new dams and small hydropower plants, water pollution, inappropriate river management and other ways of damaging watercourses continue to burden the environment as well...

Arbitrarily detained, released after 5 days: Eco-activist Irina Sukhy spent almost a week in a detention for participating on a peaceful protest

Arbitrarily detained, released after 5 days: Eco-activist Irina Sukhy spent almost a week in a detention for participating on a peaceful protest

At the beginning of September, many environmental activists were detained in Belarus , which has caused a wave of indignation and solidarity across Europe. Among others, also...

Improper processing of electronic waste leads to damage to human health, the environment, and the Earth's ozone layer

Improper processing of electronic waste leads to damage to human health, the environment, and the Earth's ozone layer

Thailand is still one of the destination countries for e-waste from all around the world. To what extent this is the case is one of the questions that the joint project of the...

Arnika and the Armenian non-profit organizations CCMS and EcoLur, together with activists, continue to investigate the impact of chemical pollution by mining waste from the Akhtala plant on the health of local residents

Arnika and the Armenian non-profit organizations CCMS and EcoLur, together with activists, continue to investigate the impact of chemical pollution by mining waste from the Akhtala plant on the health of local residents

What effect does ore-mining have on the human body and how much does it burden it? To answer these and other questions, a team of experts from a joint project run by Arnika and...

Chemical recycling of plastics: so far an ineffective solution producing toxic substances

Chemical recycling of plastics: so far an ineffective solution producing toxic substances

At first glance, the miraculous technologies called chemical recycling are actually very far from real recycling. It has been proved they pollute the environment, are...

Environmental activists are being arrested in Belarus. Arnika is calling for an end of the persecution

Environmental activists are being arrested in Belarus. Arnika is calling for an end of the persecution

In the past three days, repressive forces of the Belarusian state are trying to detain members of the board of the environmental organization Ecohome. According to the NGO...