Gold Mining in Poor Communities: Sweet for Gold Traders, Bitter for Child Workers

While kids throughout the US were trick-or-treating for sweets during Halloween this year, 2009 Goldman Prize winner Yuyun Ismawati was busy distributing chocolate gold coins to UN delegates in Nairobi as part of her campaign to protect communities from the environmental damage and contamination that comes with small-scale gold mining, which makes d

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SEJ Annual Conference Panel Stirs Vigorous Discussion on Environmental Impact of Mining

Francisco Pineda, the 2011 Goldman Prize winner from El Salvador, recently participated in a panel at the Society of Environmental Journalists’ (SEJ) 21st Annual Conference.

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Governor Gives Nod to Establishing Nature Preserves in Sakhalin

After months of consulting with the environment and finance ministries, Governor Khoroshavin recently signed an order that clears the way to develop nature preserves in the Sakhalin region.

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Fight Against Coal gets $50 Million Boost From Bloomberg

We were thrilled to hear yesterday’s announcement: New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is donating $50 million to their campaign to eliminate the dirtiest coal-fired power plants.

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Sundance Film Fest pic "The Last Mountain" features Maria Gunnoe ('09)

Recently featured at the Sundance Film Festival, The Last Mountain sheds light  the mountaintop removal coal mining debate in the US. Goldman Prize recipient Maria Gunnoe ('09) a tireless activist featured in the film, has been fighting to protect both the land and her unique Appalachian culture from mining destruction. Scheduled to hit theatres in June 2011, the film also includes an action campaign to help spread awareness about the issues.

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Judy Bonds - In memoriam

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Julia "Judy" Bonds, a charismatic and tireless leader in the fight against mountaintop removal coal mining in Appalachia.

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