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Minamata Convention

The Stealth Element: How Mercury Became a Global Environmental Problem

Gustavo A. B. da Fonseca | Posted 01.03.2015 | Green
Gustavo A. B. da Fonseca

Although the Minamata Convention constitutes a significant leap for protecting people and nature against the dangers of mercury, the real work begins now. We have confidence that the November gathering in Bangkok will represent the first great call for concrete global action.

140 Countries Vow to Cut Toxic Mercury Release

Ben Barber | Posted 04.22.2013 | World
Ben Barber

More than 140 countries meeting in Geneva last month signed off on a pact to curb the release of toxic mercury around the world by giant coal-burning power plants as well as 13 million poor artisanal gold miners.

With Liberty and Healthy Environments for All

Michael Green | Posted 04.01.2013 | Green
Michael Green

Of 193 UN member nations, 177 today recognize the right to an "environment of a quality that permits a life of dignity and well-being... " The U.S. remains one of the few holdouts unwilling to recognize this fundamental human right.