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The Stealth Element: How Mercury Became a Global Environmental Problem
Gustavo A. B. da Fonseca
Director of Programs, Global Environment Facility
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
Journalist, photographer, consultant
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
Executive Director, Center for Environmental Health
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.
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