• 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…
  • Activists called the EBRD to protect communities from agribusinesses

    29.9.2017 - KIEV
    Activists called the EBRD to protect communities from agribusinesses Activists and representatives of local communities have arrived today at the Kyiv office of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) to complain about the activities of its clients-agribusinesses in Ukraine. The participants brought a chest with complaints, in particular, on the actions of Myronivsky Hliboprodukt (MHP), and also…
  • Ukranian state official peaches eco-activists for pointing out at possible corruption

    26.9.2017 - VINNYTSIA
    Ukranian state official peaches eco-activists for pointing out at possible corruption Starting on Monday the trial of four eco-activists began at Vinnytsia City court. The defendants are accused of libel and false accusation by the head of Tulchyn Rayon state administration, Mykola Pidbolyachnyy. In a collective letter addressed to president Poroshenko the group criticized state bodies, including the one of Pidbolyachnyy,…
  • Fish samples from hot spots in Thailand contain toxic mercury

    19.9.2017 - BANGKOK/PRAGUE
    Fish samples from hot spots in Thailand contain toxic mercury Everyday food of hundreds of thousands people living in Thailand is contaminated with mercury in various fish species, new report shows. This common dish ingredient in the Asian country often contains twice the amount of this toxic heavy metal than limits allow. The highest contamination was found in fish from…
  • Governments call for stronger protection of environmental activists and criticize Belarus for persecution

    14.9.2017 - BUDVA
    Governments call for stronger protection of environmental activists and criticize Belarus for persecution Governments of 46 countries are seriously concerned over harassment of environmental defenders increasing globally. Budva Declaration from the UNECE Aarhus Convention Meeting of the Parties urges the politicians to ensure protection of activists, whistleblowers and non-governmental organizations. The members also denounced Belarusian government for recent harassment of anti-nuclear activists. Striving…
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