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Racism's in the Air: Race Is the Determining Factor When It Comes to Who Breathes Bad Air

Javier Sierra | Posted 07.05.2014 | Green
Javier Sierra

For decades the environmental justice movement has insisted that pollution is just another form of racism. Now a University of Minnesota study is conclusively confirming this painful reality.

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...

Goldman Prize: Kimberly Wasserman Nieto Is a Truly Deserving Winner

Henry Henderson | Posted 06.19.2013 | Chicago
Henry Henderson

This year, I found it invigorating to see the award go to Kimberly Wasserman Nieto, who is one of the most committed and determined leaders in the long fight waged in my city to close Chicago's Fisk and Crawford coal plants.

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.

Thousands Pay Tribute to Judy Bonds: She Has Been to the Mountaintop--and We Must Fight Harder to Save It

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

She was a tireless, funny, and inspiring orator, and a savvy and brilliant community organizer. She was fearless in the face of threats. As the godmo...

Why Philanthropist Richard Goldman Died Happy

Glenn Hurowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Glenn Hurowitz

Richard N. Goldman, who co-founded the Goldman Prize, which gives annual awards to environmental activists on each of the six inhabited continents, died on Monday at the age of 90.

Historic Senate Hearings on Clean Water Protection Act Today: We All Live Downstream

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

Over 1,300 miles of streams have been sullied and jammed by mountaintop removal operations. Over 500 mountains have been blown to bits.

Grassroots Green Organizers Celebrated | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Al Gore, Robert Redford and Tracy Chapman (who rocked the house!) were present to mark the 20th anniversary of the award. Each year the Goldman Prize ...

Remembering Goldman Environmental Prize Winner Ken Saro-Wiwa

Ka Hsaw Wa | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ka Hsaw Wa

Fourteen years ago, Ken Saro-Wiwa leadna powerful non-violent movement against oil giant Royal Dutch Shell in Nigeria. He was hanged seven months later after a sham trial condemned around the world.

Goldman Environmental Prize: Change the World, Change Your Brain

Alvaro Fernandez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Alvaro Fernandez

I just came back from an inspiring Goldman Prize Award ceremony, where seven grassroots environmental change-makers were recognized for their work and resiliency.

Even So, The Best Day of the Year

Carl Pope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Carl Pope

Losing an old laptop is somehow not so important when you hear what the real environmental heroes in this world are up against.