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Textile Towns in the Shadows of Pollution

Textile Towns in the Shadows of Pollution

“If… we don’t say anything, don’t pay any attention, what will future generations do? How will they survive in this type of pollution? When our descendants come to pay their respects, they won’t thank us. They will say, what were our forefathers doing? They already knew about this problem and they didn’t say anything? What were they thinking?” — Wei Dongying, Environmental activist, China.

Around the world people are living with the impacts of toxic water pollution. Together we can help change that.

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Water is just the beginning

Today is the 20th UN World Water Day – a chance to raise awareness of the role water plays in building better lives, and to reflect on the progress made over the last two decades, with over 2 billion people gaining access to clean water. However, with 783 million people still having no choice but to rely [...]

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New Campaign Calls for Revived Talks on GM Crops in Europe to be Killed Off

New Campaign Calls for Revived Talks on GM Crops in Europe to be Killed Off

Farmers and green groups are coming together to launch a new campaign – ahead of the Environmental Council meeting held on 21 March in Brussels – calling on EU politicians to halt the authorisation of 22 GM crops currently being considered for cultivation in Europe.

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UNEP’s South South Cooperation Exchange Mechanism

UNEP’s South South Cooperation Exchange Mechanism

South South Cooperation is sweeping the globe. Find out how UNEP’s South South Cooperation Exchange Mechanism is helping the southern hemisphere find solutions for an environmentally sustainable future for southern countries…and beyond.

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WWF Wildlife Mobile

How smart is your phone? How many little things can you think of that we can all do to make a difference to our world? Turning off the lights when you don’t need them? Turning down the central heating a few notches to save energy? It’s the little things we can all do, that collectively make a big [...]

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What Is the Rainforest Alliance?

What Is the Rainforest Alliance?

Discover our mission, our achievements and our passions, and meet a few of the people who make our work possible, in an inspiring video.

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Profit Before Safety: Engineer Exposes Coverup of Reactor Flaw

Profit Before Safety: Engineer Exposes Coverup of Reactor Flaw

Former Babcock-Hitachi engineer and member of the Japanese Parliament committee investigating TEPCO, Mitsuhiko Tanaka, details a flaw in the manufacture of the pressure vessel for Fukushima Daiichi reactor 4. This flaw was covered up despite compromising the safety of the reactor. Though not the cause of the explosion, it was one of many problems at the plant not properly investigated or adequately repaired.

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Fukushima: Human Impacts

Fukushima: Human Impacts

Two years have passed since the Fukushima nuclear disaster began but little has changed for the people still struggling with the fallout from the triple meltdown that forced 160,000 from their homes.

The vast majority of those that have lost their homes remain stuck in limbo without proper compensation for their losses from the plant operator, TEPCO, or support to move on with their lives. Families are separated, communities are disintegrating and the level of mistrust in the government’s promises is growing.

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Ex-GE Engineer Highlights Critical Fukushima Reactor Design Flaw

Ex-GE Engineer Highlights Critical Fukushima Reactor Design Flaw

In 1971, General Electric designed, built and delivered the first, now-exploded, Mark 1 reactor at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant and that design was also used for four of the other five reactors.

Whistleblower Dale Bridenbaugh, a former engineer for GE, exposed a critical flaw in the reactor design that was so bad, he recommended all Mark 1 reactors be shut down to repair them. This didn’t happen. Then, as now, profits and protection of nuclear business were put ahead of safety and theprotection of people.

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Saving tigers, rhinos, orangutans and elephants

Saving tigers, rhinos, orangutans and elephants

‘If They’re Gone…’ is a new campaign raising awareness about the plight of wild tigers, rhinos, elephants and orangutans and how we can all help save them from extinction.
The campaign brings together a range of organisations including government, wildlife NGOs, zoos and safari parks.

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