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Elena Nikolovska

Elena Nikolovska has a bachelor’s degree in law, and a five year experience working with environmental NGOs and citizen initiatives. For the past two years she has been freelancing as an environmental journalist for both Macedonian and international online media.

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Latest posts by Elena Nikolovska

Environmentalists raise alarm over hydropower boom in the Balkans

More than 2,700 small hydroelectric plants are either planned or under construction in the region. Critics say governments aren't properly assessing their impacts.

Gold Mining Threatens Communities in Macedonia's Agricultural Heartland

"We've given mining concessions on top of water springs to dig out an insignificantly small amount of gold. Someone has decided to poison us with arsenic, sulfuric acid, and cyanide."

A Win for Citizen Activism After UNESCO Asks Macedonia to Stop All Construction Projects on Lake Ohrid

Lake Ohrid in Macedonia is the oldest lake in the European continent but the previous Macedonian government wanted the natural heritage area to be converted into a mega resort.

Mystery Oil-Like Substance Pollutes Macedonia and Albania's Lake Ohrid

It's just one of a long list of threats to Europe's oldest lake that are putting its World Heritage designation in jeopardy.

Winter Is Coming: Balkans Prepares for the New Smog Season

Inhabitants of the Balkans brace for winter, the time of year when the omnipresent air pollution literally becomes visible and even more tangible.

Macedonian Activists Suspect Ruling Party Used Emails to Impersonate Environmental Activists

Local media told OhridSOS, a citizen-led environmental protection initiative, that they received emails from someone claiming to represent the group. The emails expressed strong support for ruling party leaders.

A Photo Contest Captures the Stunning Flora and Fauna of Macedonia and Albania's Lake Ohrid

Shots capture mute swans, various freshwater fish and crustaceans and even some house furniture at the lake.

The Oil Spill in the Adriatic Sea Is a Sneak Peek at Looming Natural Disasters

A malfunction at an oil refinery caused an oil spill in the Adriatic Sea off the coast in Croatia last week, wreaking havoc on the local environment and spreading panic.

Say Goodbye to the Biodiversity at Europe's Oldest Lake?

New construction plans in Macedonia's Galichica National Park threaten the existence of more than a hundred rare and endemic species, jeopardizing the ecosystem of Europe's oldest lake.

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