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Goldman Environmental Prize

'Globalization and Its Discontents'

Carl Pope | Posted 06.23.2015 | Green
Carl Pope

The current trade regime is not just a matter of the U.S. exporting manufacturing jobs to China and importing cheaper consumer goods. We are also dramatically increasing the volume of pollution associated with our consumption, so much that a significant part of U.S. pollution is now generated in China in the production of goods for U.S. consumers.

'You Have to Work with A**holes. That's Democracy. We, in Our Wisdom, Elected Them.'

Carl Pope | Posted 08.15.2014 | Politics
Carl Pope

My annual calendar has two special days, each celebrating a special form of courage. Both, environmentally appropriately, are in the spring. The kind of to attack when it is easy to stand-pat is the theme of the annual June Solidarity PAC lunch.

How One Woman Made Fracking Get Out of Town (All Over Upstate New York)

OnEarth | Posted 06.30.2014 | Green

By Mary X. Dennis, OnEarthWhen Helen Slottje was a high-powered corporate attorney in Boston in the 1990s, she never thought of herself as an environm...

Bullets Can't Stop India's Heroes

Justin Guay | Posted 06.28.2014 | Green
Justin Guay

Today, the Goldman Environmental Prize is shining a spotlight on one of the Indian grassroots activists that has fought back against the coal industry's devastation. His name is Ramesh Agrawal, and he comes from Chhattisgarh, India, a place where the devastating reality of a reliance on coal can be seen every day.

Goldman Environmental Prize Awarded To South African Activist

Ensia | Erica Gies | Posted 04.28.2014 | Green

This story originally appeared on Ensia. April 28, 2014 — In 1971, when Desmond D’Sa was 15, South Africa’s apartheid government forcibly rel...

Looking Back On 2013: Activism Helps Heal

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 02.15.2014 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

As we enter into the final month of the year, it's natural to take an inventory of 2013. As I reflected on the environmental front, the nagging image of climate deniers immediately came to mind.

Amazing Chicago Coal, Clean Air Activist Wins Goldman Environmental Prize

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 06.15.2013 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

Every year the Goldman Environmental Prize committee selects an amazing group of winners from around the world to receive what is sometimes called the...

Environmental Heroes Ask World Leaders to Take Risk on Behalf of Humanity

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 08.06.2012 | Green
Lisa Kaas Boyle

What would you do, personally, to defend life on the planet we call home? Would you dedicate your life to the future of life on earth?

The New World Bank President's First Night

Carl Pope | Posted 06.17.2012 | Green
Carl Pope

The kinds of "big" development schemes that come most easily to the World Bank often bring with them nominal increases in gross domestic product, but only do so by degrading natural and community systems on which billions of people depend.

Kenyan Dam Fighter to Receive Goldman Prize

Peter Bosshard | Posted 06.16.2012 | Green
Peter Bosshard

Ikal Angelei receives the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize today. She is defending the interests of 500,000 poor indigenous people against a destructive hydropower dam, and has successfully taken on many of the world's biggest dam builders and financiers.

Losing a Friend

Carl Pope | Posted 11.27.2011 | Green
Carl Pope

Wangari Maathai died Sunday in Kenya. I have lost a dear friend, but the world has lost an amazing champion.

In Memoriam: Judy Bonds, MTR Activist and Superstar

David Novack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Novack

Judy Bonds will always be loved by the growing masses who have cheered her work -- and who now cheer her journey on.

Earth Day™ -- Tastes Great, Less Filling

Erich Pica | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Erich Pica

On Earth Day, President Obama asked us to remember Senator Gaylord Nelson, the founder of Earth Day. But as Nelson himself admitted, he wasn't the on...

WATCH: Youth Tell Their Environmental Nightmares

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Originally published on, the premier source for youth generated news throughout the globe. By Larry Coney, Sam Fuller, Dawit Gebrehme...