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Shell ordered to re-route Corrib gas pipeline away from Rossport, Ireland

November 4, 2009

In a stunning victory for the citizens’ campaign led in part by 2007 Prize recipient Willie Corduff and the other members of the Rossport Five, Ireland’s planning board has ordered Shell to re-route the planned Corrib gas pipeline away from the community of Rossport due to the risks the project would pose to the health…

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Prize recipients named "Heroes of the Environment"

September 28, 2009

Time Magazine has featured four 2009 Goldman Prize recipients in their annual “Heroes of the Environment” issue, further spreading the word about their critical work on behalf of the planet. Read about Olga Speranskaya, Marc Ona, Rizwana Hasan, and Yuyun Ismawati on the Time website.

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EPA to re-evaluate mountaintop removal coal mining

September 4, 2009

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. Goldman Prize recipients Maria Gunnoe (2009)…

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Army can go forward with weapons incineration

August 20, 2009

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…

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"Crude" hits theatres nationwide

August 14, 2009

Crude, a compelling new documentary film about 2008 Goldman Prize recipients Pablo Fajardo and Luis Yanza’s fight for environmental justice in the Ecuadorian Amazon, screens across the country starting this September.  After garnering praise at film festivals around the world, the film is now set for wider distribution, giving the people and organizations involved in…

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Marina Silva to seek Brazilian presidency?

August 10, 2009

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. Reuters and others are reporting that Marina Silva, 1996 Goldman Prize recipient, is considering a move from the…

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Water is critical to climate mitigation, says Kravcik

August 5, 2009

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…

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

August 3, 2009

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…

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Ecological disaster a result of corruption, says Maathai

July 24, 2009

Kenya, a country of vast beauty and natural resources, is plagued by water and power shortages and is headed for ecological disaster as a result of greed and corruption, asserts 1992 Goldman Prize winner and 2004 Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari Maathai. In a speech in late July 2009, Maathai pointed to mismanagement of resources…

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Nigerian activists halt illegal logging with new task force

July 21, 2009

Nigerian activist Odigha Odigha, 2003 Goldman Prize recipient, has joined forces with American-born conservationist Peter Jenkins in an effort to curb the rampant illegal logging taking place his country’s high tropical forests. Jenkins was profiled in a Financial Times article detailing their new strategy.  The small group relies on on-the-ground tips about illegal logging and…

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