Goliath, meet David – The 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize

We got the Golden Ticket! Technically, it was the Goldman ticket but just as good. At GSP, Simona and I were the lucky ones who got to attend this year’s Goldman Environmental Prize. The Goldman Environmental Prize “honors grassroots environmental heroes” from the six inhabited continents. These champions are not the rich and powerful, with friends in high places. But they are remarkable for their courage and tenacity. They’re Davids taking on Goliaths to make their corner of the world…

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Environmental injustice

Vulnerable communities bear higher burdens of flame retardants A recent study of Mexican-American children in California found that those who live in areas with little access to safe outdoor play spaces tend to have higher levels of the toxic flame retardant chemicals known as PBDEs in their blood. The study, conducted by researchers from the Center for Environmental Research and Children’s Health and the University of California, Berkeley, suggests that children who spend more time indoors may have higher exposures to…

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