Lynn Henning makes Oprah's 2010 Power List

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Lynn Henning (USA, 2010) was included in O Magazine's 2010 Power List, an honor she shares with veteran journalist Diane Sawyer, film star Julia Roberts, fashion designer Vera Wang, and other important women making a difference or emerging as leaders in their fields.

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Goldman Prize recipients in the news

Here's a sampling of some of the major news stories and features that have come out recently about Prize winners from around the world.

July 14, 2010
Saving one of Europe's treasures

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Maria Gunnoe ('09) on the tragic WV coal mine explosion and Massey Energy's safety violations

Maria Gunnoe appeared on today's episode of Democracy Now to provide an on-the-ground perspective on the Massey Energy mine explosion that killed at least 25 workers.

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EPA to re-evaluate mountaintop removal coal mining

The voices of the thousands of Appalachians living with contaminated drinking water have finally been amplified over the past several days with a long-overdue announcement about halting mountaintop removal permits from the EPA and a widely-discussed New York Times story on Sunday about the devastating effects of coal-tainted water.

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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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