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In Croatia no “certificate of competence” needed to obtain pesticides

CHAOS WITH PESTICIDESBy Kruno KartusThis article has been published with a support of the Danish network for investigative journalism Scoop www.i-scoop.org. The investigation received "Velebitska degenija", an annual award of Croatian Journalist's Association for the best environmental story in 2011.LEAD – For the buying of pesticides, at the beginning of this year, the only thing needed was 55 kuna. A “certificate of competence” for handling the pesticides,…See More
Oct 1, 2012
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Greenaccord network met in Cuneo...

Cuneo hosted meeting of Greenaccord network again. Environmental journalists from more than 50 countries met from 19th to the 22nd October, 2011, in a town near Italian-French border. There were a lot of new environmental-economic visions for more sustainable world, journalistic talks in pauses and bus-trips to nice towns nearby -Alba,Saluzzo. We missed all colleuagues which could not come, and devoted the conference to Yuri Eldyshev, our friend and editor of Russian magazine "Ecology and…See More
Nov 19, 2011
Kruno Kartus posted a blog post

Croatia - Land of Rivers

Biologist and author Goran Šafarek produced his new video "Croatia - Land of Rivers", so I want to share it with you.. The text below appears in the video, from scene to scene..  No country in Europe has such divers, yet preserved rivers. Croatia harbours incredible beauty. The beauty of its sea and ancient coastal towns is common knowledge.Moreover, Croatia has exceptional rivers, from lowland rivers like Drava and Danube, with their gravel bars, beautiful sidebranches and wide floodplains, to…See More
Nov 2, 2011
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Sponsorship for Journalists to Attend the UNCCD COP 10, Changwon, Republic of Korea

The UNCCD secretariat will sponsor the participation of a total of four developing country journalists, drawn from the Africa, Asia & the Pacific and the Latin America & the Caribbean regions, to the tenth session of the Conference of the Parties that will take place in Changwon, Republic of Korea, from 10-21October 2011. The secretariat will cover the travel and accommodation costs for the duration of the conference. Journalists wishing to be considered for such sponsorship should…See More
Sep 28, 2011
Kruno Kartus commented on Kruno Kartus's event 'Global Investigative Journalism Conference 2011'
"me too if you are going to Kiev,see you there."
Sep 19, 2011
ARMSTRONG-OGBONNA,AUGUSTINA commented on Kruno Kartus's event 'Global Investigative Journalism Conference 2011'
"i look forward to this event"
Sep 19, 2011
Kruno Kartus posted an event

Global Investigative Journalism Conference 2011 at Kyiv, Ukraine

October 12, 2011 to October 16, 2011
Dear allconsider participating in Global investigative journalism conference,in Kyiv (Ukraine) 13 -16 October 2011.The programme offers a lot of practical knowledge and experiences fromleading investigative reporters and media professionals from all overthe world. Ukraine is the country of one of the biggest industrialcatastrophies in history -Chernobil. A day before conferenceorganisators prepared excursion to Chernobil.There are some scholarships - so check out this website …See More
Jul 25, 2011
Kruno Kartus commented on Danielle Nierenberg's blog post Farming the cities, feeding an urban future
"I like urban farming! It's good also for recreation of people and their satisfaction when see some nice product on the table.."
Jun 25, 2011
Kruno Kartus posted a blog post

Beautiful film about forests

This is short film made for today's International Biodiversity Day which is devoted to message of saving oru forests from logging, agriculture, burning, mining,construction, clearcutting, industry,flooding, hydropower......  See More
May 22, 2011
Kruno Kartus posted a blog post

CROATIA: CHAOS WITH PESTICIDES

 by Kruno KartusFor the buying of pesticides, at the beginning of this year, the only thing needed was 55 kuna (7,5 EUR). A “certificate of competence” for handling the pesticides, a document of registered family agricultural farm or business, identity card – none of the above mentioned are necessary when buying highly toxic products which can cause harm to people, insects, bees and domestic animals. This story received annual award for environmental features of the Croatian Journalists…See More
May 3, 2011
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Yuri Eldyshev, editor of "Ecology and life", needs help

Yuri Eldyshev is very ill and needs help from his colleagues. He has pancreatic cancer with multiplemetastases in liver. Yuri's wife Ljudmila wrote this to Pavel Antonov, and asked him to spread the apel for help.Yuri Eldyshevis a environmental journalist, editor of Moscow based magazine "Ecology and life", scientifically popular journal. He is a member of IFEJ, Greenaccord and other networks of environmental journalists."Yuri underwent a serious surgery and he was recently diagnosticated a…See More
Dec 14, 2010
Kruno Kartus posted a blog post

Documentary: "Croatia - natural paradise between Danube and Adriatic"

German authors Ernst Sasse i Hans-Peter Kuttler of the NDR Naturfilm produced beautiful documentary about nature in Croatia, showing unique landscapes, animals and plants.From 2006 to 2008, they pictured changes in nature during four seasons and spent ten months on the field. The film starts with view of frozen landscape Plitvice Lakes, UNESCO heritage site, famous on huge waterfalls and mosaic of numerous crystal water lakes. Sasse and Kuttler captured morning wakening of linx, bears with…See More
Dec 9, 2010
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Protest against attempted murder and beating up of journalists and activists in Russia

O P E N L E T T E R T O: Mr. Dmitry Medvedev, president of the Russian FederationMr. Vladimir Putin, prime minister ofthe Russian FederationRussian police and investigators24November, 2010PROTEST AGAINST ATTEMPTED MURDER AND BEATING UP OF JOURNALISTS AND ACTIVISTS IN RUSSIAWe protest against attempted murder and the beating up of journalists and activists in Russia, and against continual disinterest and lack of efficincy of the Russian authorities in finding and prosecuting the perpetrators of…See More
Nov 24, 2010
Kruno Kartus posted a blog post

THE GROWTH MUST STOP - Greenaccord, annual gathering of environmental journalists

CUNEO, ITALY – Experts in the world increasingly criticize a model of economic growth that dominated the last century and the dogma of the gross domestic product (GDP) as a prior sense of the development. Instead of a new unsustainable exploitation of the Earth, scientific discussions are focusing on the issues of happiness and quality of life, such as during the Greenaccord conference of environmental journalists in Cuneo last week, from October 13 to 16.American economist Robert Costanza put…See More
Oct 24, 2010
Kruno Kartus commented on Hayley's blog post DWINDLING RIVERS AND ACTION TO RESCUE THEM
"thank you Hayley very much for this report!"
Oct 23, 2010
Kruno Kartus posted a blog post

Investigation on Red Sludge Disaster in Hungary

Hungarian National Bureau of Investigation is conducting an investigation into the suspected professional misconduct which lead to mass fatalities, related to disaster of red toxic sludge leakage from aluminium factory in town Ajka in Hungary.On Friday, during his visit to the stricken area, evacuated village Kolontar, prime minister Viktor Orbán said that this case would not be dealt with according to "formerly accepted standard practice". Orban concluded that "more than likely that human…See More
Oct 10, 2010

Profile Information

What is your name?
Kruno
What is your job title?
journalist
What organisation do you work for?
Croatian Environmental Press Centre
Website
www.alertonline.org
What aspects of biodiversity are you most interested in?
Agriculture, Climate change, Endangered species, Forests, Trade and biodiversity, Traditional knowledge, Urban biodiversity, Wetlands
What languages do you speak?
Croatian and English
Please use this section to introduce yourself in more detail, adding any other relevant information not included in your previous answers. The site administrator will use this answer to decide whether to approve your membership
I work on environmental reporting in Croatia since 2004. Since then I participated in founding online environmental magazine Alert (www.alertonline.org) and contributed in several national mass media, including Vecernji list, Lider, Eko revija, Green Horizon, and now corresponde for national daily online Tportal.hr.

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In Croatia no “certificate of competence” needed to obtain pesticides

CHAOS WITH PESTICIDES



By Kruno Kartus

This article has been published with a support of the Danish network for investigative journalism Scoop www.i-scoop.org. The investigation received "Velebitska degenija", an annual award of Croatian Journalist's Association for the best environmental story in 2011.



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Posted on October 1, 2012 at 16:26

Greenaccord network met in Cuneo...

Cuneo hosted meeting of Greenaccord network again. Environmental journalists from more than 50 countries met from 19th to the 22nd October, 2011, in a town near Italian-French border.

There were a lot of new environmental-economic visions for more sustainable world, journalistic talks in pauses and bus-trips to nice towns nearby -Alba,Saluzzo. We missed all colleuagues which could not come, and devoted the conference to Yuri Eldyshev, our friend and editor of Russian magazine "Ecology…

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Posted on November 19, 2011 at 2:00

Croatia - Land of Rivers

Biologist and author Goran Šafarek produced his new video "Croatia - Land of Rivers", so I want to share it with you.. The text below appears in the video, from scene to scene.. 

 

No country in Europe has such divers, yet preserved rivers. 

Croatia harbours incredible beauty. The beauty of its sea and ancient coastal towns is common knowledge.

Moreover, Croatia has exceptional rivers, from lowland rivers like Drava and Danube, with their gravel…
Continue

Posted on November 2, 2011 at 12:30

Sponsorship for Journalists to Attend the UNCCD COP 10, Changwon, Republic of Korea

The UNCCD secretariat will sponsor the participation of a total of four developing country journalists, drawn from the Africa, Asia & the Pacific and the Latin America & the Caribbean regions, to the tenth session of the Conference of the Parties that will take place in Changwon, Republic of Korea, from 10-21October 2011. The secretariat will cover the travel and accommodation costs for the…

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Posted on September 28, 2011 at 14:29

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