From healthy to hazardous, Kosovo has upped its monitoring of the decline of the county’s air quality in the last few years. An infographic from BIRN’s own monitoring team illustrates the dangers and explores the solutions of this phenomenon.
Local governance and environmental activists stand together against the construction of hydropower plants on the Lumbardhi river in Peja.
On Tuesday and Wednesday, people from the Municipality of Strpce gathered in protest the construction of a mini hydropower plant in Obe Reke, citing damage to their water supply during construction.
With less than 50 left in the wild and this number dwindling, more needs to be done to preserve this critically endangered species, say experts of the Balkan Lynx Recovery Program.
If the government does not develop a strategy to hold polluters accountable, clean wastewaters, and monitor groundwaters, pollution will wreak havoc on Kosovo’s budget, environment, and public health.