• EBRD’s loan to Ukrainian agrooligarch postponed… or not?

    8.12.2017 - ZAOZERNE, UKRAINE
    EBRD’s loan to Ukrainian agrooligarch postponed… or not? Controversial Ukrainian agroholding MHP is seeking the subsidy from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). In order to postpone the decision, an open letter commenting on specific disreputable activities of the conglomerate has been delivered to the bank’s officials by several NGOs. According to them the monopolistic company…
  • Two New Studies Revealed POPs Pollution across Thailand

    23.11.2017 - BANGKOK / PRAGUE
    Two New Studies Revealed POPs Pollution across Thailand Investigations proved toxic contamination in pollution hotspots in Thailand. It is caused, in particular, by dioxins and other persistent organic pollutants (POPs). High concentrations of POPs were measured in soil samples, but most frequent by far they were found in free range chicken eggs.
  • Lead poisoning: Prague buildings filled with toxic heavy metals due to old-time furnishing

    3.11.2017 - PRAGUE
    Lead poisoning: Prague buildings filled with toxic heavy metals due to old-time furnishing People are commonly exposed to lead, cadmium, toxic mercury and other heavy metals in Czech capital. Lead concentration present in dust is much higher in office and authority buildings, yet in general, the interior heavy metal presence is often a heritage of the past. The analysis, presented during the International…
  • IPEN CEE Regional Meeting Participants Visit Czech Chemical Factory

    27.10.2017 - PRAGUE
    IPEN CEE Regional Meeting Participants Visit Czech Chemical Factory How to deal with toxic pollution: That was the main theme of the IPEN Central and Eastern Europe Regional Meeting that took place in Prague in October, 2017. The three-day conference of regional non-governmental organizations discussed a common future approach for Central and Eastern Europe. The meeting included an excursion…
  • North Bohemian power plants and Spolana are the top Czech polluters

    16.10.2017 - PRAGUE
    North Bohemian power plants and Spolana are the top Czech polluters The chemical plant Spolana in Neratovice dominates the lists of the biggest Czech polluters for the third year in a row, together with the power plants in Pocerady and Prunerov in the North Bohemia. The numbers of Integrated Pollution Register (IPR) for 2016 also show the highest increase in emissions…
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