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Army can go forward with weapons incineration

The Army has been approved by a U.S. District judge to go forward with its plans to incinerate World War II-era chemical weapons, dealing a huge blow to the 20 citizens' groups that opposed the incineration in a lawsuit. Craig Williams's Chemical Weapons Working Group was the plaintiff in the case against the U.S. Department of Defense. The incineration plans stem from a 1993 order by Congress for the Army to dispose of certain chemical weapons stockpiles in order to comply with an international treaty.

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"Crude" hits theatres nationwide

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Marina Silva to seek Brazilian presidency?

Rumors are swirling that Brazil's former environment minister and 1996 Goldman Prize recipient Marina Silva is being courted by her country's Green Party in order to make it possible for her to run for president in 2010.

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Water is critical to climate mitigation, says Kravcik

In the lead-up to the December UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, NGOs and others working on climate issues have been encouraged to share ideas for how future climate policy should be shaped.  Michal Kravcik, 1999 Goldman Prize recipient from Slovakia, and his colleagues, Jan Pokorny, Juraj Kohutiar and Martin Kovac have developed a discussion paper that emphasizes the importance of water and land use on climate.

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Two Goldman Prize recipients honored with Asia's most prestigious award

Ka Hsaw Wa (Burma, 1999) and Yu Xiaogang (China, 2006) are two of the six individuals awarded the 2009 Ramon Magsaysay Award, Asia's equivalent of the Nobel Prize.

The award is given annually to bring to public attention the inspiring Asian leaders who are innovating and using their knowledge for the collective good. It is given in honor of former Phillipine President Ramon Magsaysay.

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