• European Study Exposing Toxic E-Waste Chemicals in Children’s Products Spurs Calls for Policy to End Recycling Exemptions for Hazardous Waste

    16.10.2018 - BRUSSELS
    European Study Exposing Toxic E-Waste Chemicals in Children’s Products Spurs Calls for Policy to End Recycling Exemptions for Hazardous Waste Environmental health researchers released alarming evidence [1] today that toxic brominated flame retardants, hazardous chemicals from electronic waste that are known to disrupt thyroid function and cause neurological and attention deficits in children, are contaminating recycled plastics in consumer products across Europe.
  • Free-flowing rivers without dams, demand scientists and activists on the premiere summit

    15.10.2018 - SARAJEVO
    Free-flowing rivers without dams, demand scientists and activists on the premiere summit Bosnia and Herzegovina hosted the first Europe-wide meeting for river protection “River Summit” in order to stop destruction of watercourses and return freedom to the rivers. Experts, locals and non-governmental organizations including Arnika has agreed on optimal future procedure. Their suggestions aim to help with the successful implementation of the…
  • No more e-waste! Thailand against foreign garbage

    5.10.2018 - BANGKOK
    No more e-waste! Thailand against foreign garbage The importing of over 400 kinds of scrap electronics into the country will no longer be allowed within six months. The Government has reacted to Thailand becoming ‘the world's garbage bin' after China banned imported waste last year. In addition, no foreign plastics will be able to cross the Thai…
  • Poisoned Armenia? Czech experts are exploring mining-related pollution

    4.10.2018 - ALAVERDI / PRAGUE
    Poisoned Armenia? Czech experts are exploring mining-related pollution The level of contamination of the environment in North Armenia is the subject of a new research study conducted by experts from the University of Chemistry and Technology in Prague. Accompanied by the Czech organization Arnika, the team collected soil and sediment samples. In the university laboratories, the materials are…
  • We want to breathe! Citizens of Ukrainian cities demonstrate for lower industrial emissions

    2.10.2018 - KRYVYI RIH
    We want to breathe! Citizens of Ukrainian cities demonstrate for lower industrial emissions Thousands of people from Mariupol, Zaporozhye and Kryvyi Rih joined a series of events labeled "I Want to Breathe" this Saturday. The locals went out into the streets demanding that the government and industrial companies turn their attention to the environmental problems there and start solving them. During the demonstrations,…
  • Faulty ‘waste recycling' harms Thai communities, expert presented

    27.9.2018 - KRAKÓW
    Faulty ‘waste recycling' harms Thai communities, expert presented The Thai province of Samut Sakhon is highly contaminated with hazardous chemicals. At the international conference on halogenated persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in Poland, an expert on toxic pollution, Akarapon Teebthaisong, from Ecological Alert and Recovery – Thailand (EARTH) presented a recent study showing one of the highest levels on…
  • Czech experts are collecting new data on air pollution in Ukraine

    10.9.2018 - PRAGUE / KIEV
    Czech experts are collecting new data on air pollution in Ukraine A Czech-Ukrainian team of experts is examining the impacts of polluted air on the environment in the country. Analysing up to 90 samples of soil and river sediments in five major industrial cities – Dnipro, Kryvyi Rih, Zaporizhia, Kharkiv, and Mariupol (1) – will bring exact data on the depth…
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