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Island and Island Nations

Building Begins on the Brantas Institute for River Rehabilitation

One year after winning the Goldman Prize in 2011, Prigi Arisandi’s work to protect Indonesia’s rivers is growing by leaps and bounds.

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Via Verde Pipeline May Be Forced to Find Alternate, Less Destructive Route

Alexis Massol-Gonzalez, 2002 Prize winner from Puerto Rico, is celebrating the New Year with a victory for the fight against the proposed Via Verde pipeline. In mid-December, a court denied Via Verde’s request to expropriate residential land to make way for building.

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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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SBS Ecowater Award Bridges 16-Year Span in Goldman Prize History

Congratulations to Prigi Arisandi (2011) who won this year's SBS Ecowater Award for his efforts to secure better water resource management and protection in Indonesia.

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