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Moms Lead the Charge Against Dirty Gold Mining

Buying jewelry for our moms may be hurting mothers and children who live in places where the gold is mined

It’s almost Mother’s Day! Whatever your feelings about manufactured holidays, it’s always a good idea to give thanks to mom. So call her, take her out to lunch, send her (fair trade) flowers, or have your kids make her a handmade card.…
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by: Payal Sampat – May 9, 2014

To Restore Olympic Shine, Start with the Medals

Host cities have always sourced most of their Olympic gold, silver, and bronze from polluting mines

Photo courtesy US ArmyOlympic medals have never fully embodied the principle of respect for the environment that is enshrined in the Olympic Charter. The Sochi Games couldn’t have gone much better for Vladimir Putin. He has successfully used the prestige of the…
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by: Payal Sampat – March 4, 2014

Over 180M Tons of Toxic Waste Dumped Into World’s Oceans, Rivers, and Lakes Each Year

Amendments and Exemptions to Big Mining Cos. are Eroding Regulations on Dumping

The 313 million people who live in the United States send about 120 million tons of trash to landfills every year. That’s a lot of trash  — just think of all the photos you’ve seen of landfills overflowing with mountains of discarded…
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by: Payal Sampat – February 28, 2012


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