Mongolia Set to Host 2013 World Environment Day

The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) announced last month that Mongolia will be the global host of World Environment Day (WED) on June 5, 2013. WED began in 1972 and is the UN’s main vehicle for fostering political awareness and action about environmental issues on a global scale.

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Make Everyday World Water Day

In honor of last week's World Water Day, we are taking a look back at a handful of Goldman Prize recipients who are working to protect one of our most precious resources: water.

Ikal Angelei won the Goldman Prize in 2012 for her efforts to save Lake Turkana from the devastating impacts of the Gibe III dam project. Lake Turkana is the world’s largest desert lake and the main source of livelihood for thousands of rural Kenyans.

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Sharks Win Protection at CITES Convention

The 2013 Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), a 12-day summit held every three years, took place earlier this month in Bangkok, Thailand.

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Short Videos Give Background on Mercury Pollution around the World

Check out these informative videos that 2009 Goldman Prize recipient Yuyun Ismawati shared with us to find out more about the global issue of mercury pollution.

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1995 Prize Recipient Yul Choi Sentenced to One Year in Prison

1995 Goldman Prize recipient and President of the Korea Green Foundation, Yul Choi, has received a sentence of one year imprisonment from the Supreme Court of South Korea.

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Evgenia Chirikova Meets with French President Francois Hollande

France’s President Francois Hollande recently made an official visit to Moscow, where he met with several of Russia’s prominent public figures, including 2012 Goldman Prize recipient Evgenia Chirikova.

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Shell Suspends Arctic Drilling for 2013 Season

After a tumultuous year, punctuated by the running-aground of the Kulluk drilling rig in Alaska’s Strait of Sitkalidak, Shell has decided to pause its Arctic drilling plans for the remainder of the year.

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Rizwana Hasan Visits the Bay Area for BDI Conference

2009 Goldman Prize recipient Rizwana Hasan recently visited the Bay Area to attend the Bangladesh Development Initiative (BDI), a three day conference hosted at the University of California Berkeley campus.

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