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World Environment Day and the Rights Connection

(2) Comments | Posted June 5, 2013 | 12:26 PM

For Abigail Chombo in Zimbabwe, World Environment Day will pass like any other; a day with no safe water to drink, a day where the bush substitutes for a toilet. It's as unlikely that Su Xia, a father of two in China, will notice that it's World Environment Day. He's...

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Deadly Delays for Nigerian Children

(0) Comments | Posted December 7, 2012 | 11:22 AM

In June, two weeks after I returned from Nigeria, I got a message that another child had died from lead poisoning -- the 11th in the same family. I could picture the scene: the child starts convulsing; his parents rush him two hours over barely passable terrain on...

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Fear and Uncertainty for Fukushima

(2) Comments | Posted March 12, 2012 | 3:15 PM

"Be Strong, Fukushima!" This has been the Fukushima prefecture's slogan since the earthquake, tsunami and explosion at Daiichi nuclear power plant a year ago. But these words offer little comfort for Kiyomi Yamada, the father of two small girls, who lives in Koriyama City, 60 kilometers from the nuclear...

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