• Kruščica residents against ‘illegal HPPs’ gathered for a quiet protest in Travnik

    15.11.2018 - TRAVNIK (BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA)
    Kruščica residents against ‘illegal HPPs’ gathered for a quiet protest in Travnik „We won’t give our river up!,“ is the message of Thursday’s peaceful protest held by the people Kruščica, village in Central Bosnia Canton, and the representatives of the Coalition for the Protection of BiH Rivers. Citizens gathered in front of the Cantonal institution buildings in the region’s capital to express…
  • Europe's Toxic Air to be Discussed at a Unique International Conference in the Czech Republic

    14.11.2018 - OSTRAVA
    Europe's Toxic Air to be Discussed at a Unique International Conference in the Czech Republic A three-day gathering in this Czech industrial city will examine the ways to resolve the dangers of air pollution on the national and international levels (1). Environmentalists, together with business, governmental, and regional representatives will seek a mutually agreed conclusion. The conference is being convened by the non-governmental organisations Arnika…
  • ‘River Keepers’ from BiH touring the Czech Republic

    1.11.2018 - PRAGUE
    ‘River Keepers’ from BiH touring the Czech Republic A group of activists from Bosnia-Herzegovina will travel through the country next week, visiting local cases of river protection. The five-day study tour will introduce them to local dam-free campaigns, including, among others, the ones of the Rivers Oslava, Bečva and Elbe, in order to support environmental initiatives in the…
  • Worst Czech polluter of 2017? Spolana Neratovice chemical plant

    30.10.2018 - PRAGUE
    Worst Czech polluter of 2017? Spolana Neratovice chemical plant For the fourth time, the chemical plant Spolana in Neratovice is in the first places of the lists of the biggest Czech polluters, because of emissions of carcinogenic and mutagenic substances. The company Kronospan in Jihlava placed second. It increased the emissions of carcinogenic formaldehyde by more than three tons,…
  • Danube gone dry as the water level hits record low

    29.10.2018 - BUDAPEST
    Danube gone dry as the water level hits record low Two weeks ago an exceptionally low water level was measured in the capital of Hungary. For the first time since 1947 the level dropped below half a meter. According to hydrologists, this is due to this year's extreme drought.
  • Arnika's photos from Ukraine compete in the Czech Press Photo, you can also decide on the winner

    23.10.2018 - PRAGUE / MARIUPOL
    Arnika's photos from Ukraine compete in the Czech Press Photo, you can also decide on the winner Pictures of Stanislav Krupař from Mariupol show how local factories have become part of the natural environment for the people of Ukrainian industrial cities. About 120,000 inhabitants die every year from the effects air pollution in Ukraine, ranking the Eastern European country at the very top of the mortality per…
  • 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.
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