ELAW Partner in Nepal Wins 25 Year Fight for Nature

Mount Everest at sunset.  Prakash has fought to protect glaciers on the world’s highest peak.  (PHOTO: Ashley White) Prakash Mani Sharma is a tireless environmental advocate for communities in Nepal.  Prakash and his organization, the Forum for Protection of Public Interest (Pro Public) have fought for decades to protect Nepal’s unique landscapes, including the...

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Tectonic Migration Shift: Quake Survivors Flee Once-Magnetic Kathmandu for Safety, Connection in Hometowns

The deadly 7.8-magnitude quake that struck the sprawling capital, long the great urban magnet of a largely rural country, destroyed and destabilized homes and workplaces. Now hundreds of thousands of Nepalese who had started new lives in Kathmandu – many of them nursing serious wounds – are packing buses to...

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Women activists defy danger to protect the environment

BALI, Indonesia (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Death threats forced award-winning Indonesian environmental activist Aleta Baun to leave her house for a year. Two of Berta Cáceres’ colleagues were murdered, and the Honduran indigenous leader has lost count of how many times she has been detained. Mardiana Deren, an Indonesian nurse campaigning against...

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From IPCCA: Adivasi, Dalit, Pastoralist and Peasant Communities Form Alliance for Food Sovereignty

“The Adivasi (Indigenous Peoples), Dalit, Pastoralist and Peasant Communities meet each year to celebrate our movements for Food Sovereignty and build solidarity with one another. This declaration was passed at the 4th Year Annual Food Sovereignty Summit which culminated in the formation of our Alliance for Food Sovereignty.” – Sagari...

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From ELAW: Cleaning Up the Ganges

India’s National Green Tribunal (NGT) has closed a polluting sugar mill and distillery in Uttar Pradesh and ordered the inspection of 956 other factories that release effluents into India’s most sacred waterway. “Mark was a great help,” says ELAW partner Rahul Choudhary. “Now he will help prioritize which of the...

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