The "garbage mountains" on the outskirts of Jakarta attract researchers. Is a giant landfill a source of pollution?

The "garbage mountains" on the outskirts of Jakarta attract researchers. Is a giant landfill a source of pollution?

Indonesia is known for its white-sand beaches, exotic cuisine, and restless volcanoes. What tourists don't normally see, however, are mountains of waste and small “volcanoes” in...

Thai company ordered to pay half a million euro for polluting the environment

Thai company ordered to pay half a million euro for polluting the environment

The Rayong provincial court ordered Win Process Co – a hazardous waste recycling company based in Rayong province, Thailand – to clean up toxic waste contamination and pay...

Scientists confirmed food chain contamination near e-waste processing facilities in Thailand

Scientists confirmed food chain contamination near e-waste processing facilities in Thailand

BANGKOK/PRAGUE – Recently published analysis [1] confirmed that communities in the Chachoengsao province, Thailand, face severe food chain contamination with some of the world's...

Czech and Slovak rangers shared their experience with Moldovans

Czech and Slovak rangers shared their experience with Moldovans

On our November trip to Moldova, we were accompanied by professional nature guards from the Beskydy mountains and Slovak Paradise. Their task was to pass on their service...

Nexus3 and Arnika call for Global Plastics Treaty after new study shows toxic contamination

Nexus3 and Arnika call for Global Plastics Treaty after new study shows toxic contamination

8 December 2022, JAKARTA - Indonesian NGO Nexus3 and Czech environmental NGO Arnika are calling for a global treaty on plastics pollution, an international legally binding...

Czech children's jackets contain forever chemicals

Czech children's jackets contain forever chemicals

PRAGUE - The waterproof function of most children's outdoor jackets made by Czech manufacturers is achieved with the use of so-called forever chemicals or PFAS (1). The...

European Commission must keep the promise and ban exports of hazardous chemicals

European Commission must keep the promise and ban exports of hazardous chemicals

BRUSSELS – Ahead of 3 December Global No Pesticides Day [1], Arnika and more than 326 civil society organizations from across the globe, institutions, and trade unions have...

Mineral extraction in Armenia. Opportunity at the expense of a sustainable future? Part Two.

Mineral extraction in Armenia. Opportunity at the expense of a sustainable future? Part Two.

In Armenia, we are working to ensure that people in regions affected by mining are informed about the risks involved and have hard data on its impacts on human health and the...

River protection in the Western Balkans has improved, but citizens are still left out of decision making

River protection in the Western Balkans has improved, but citizens are still left out of decision making

On 3-4 November 2022, the "Free The Rivers 2022" conference was held in Sarajevo [1]. It was attended by dozens of civil society representatives and communities from Bosnia and...

In Karaganda, European experts shared their experience with solving climate problems

In Karaganda, European experts shared their experience with solving climate problems

KARAGANDA - The Karaganda Regional Environmental Museum hosted a series of events where European experts shared their experiences on addressing climate change, reducing its...

Survey reveals traces of endocrine disrupting chemicals in plastic garden and household products

Survey reveals traces of endocrine disrupting chemicals in plastic garden and household products

Almost half of plastic household and gardening products (1) contain substances known to pose risks to health and the environment because they may interfere with human and animal...

Mineral extraction in Armenia. Opportunity at the expense of a sustainable future? Part one.

Mineral extraction in Armenia. Opportunity at the expense of a sustainable future? Part one.

Armenia is known not only for its long history, breathtaking mountains, and unspoiled nature but also for its mineral wealth. As a result of the move away from fossil fuels, the...