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This Chinese “Environmental Grandma” Fights Rampant River Pollution

Blog Post | November 30, 2017 | Deng Ping, China Program Consultant
Last year, I accompanied Yun Jianli on a surprise visit to a wastewater treatment plant in her hometown Xiangyang in Hubei Province. We were investigating river pollution and asked...

Snow Leopard Conservation in Altai

Blog Post | November 27, 2017 | Jennifer Castner, Russia Program Director
Meet Khorgai—one of just 70 snow leopards left in Russia. A skilled hunter, he uses his long, broad tail to move with balance and stealth across rocky mountaintops. His...

Trump's Secretive Attack on America's Oceans

Blog Post | October 27, 2017 | Nicole Portley, Marine Campaigns
When you keep information secret, the question is: what do you have to hide and who are you hiding it from? In the case of our national marine monuments...

Alaska is Fortunate to Have Young Gambell Whaler

In the News | October 22, 2017 | Sue Libenson | Alaska Dispatch News
Count me among the conservationists who stand with and applaud the leadership of Chris Apassingok of Gambell. Mr. Apassingok helped to successfully land a bowhead whale at the age...

Communities Stand Up to Coal in Putin’s Russia

Blog Post | October 7, 2017 | Jennifer Castner, Russia Program Director
Mass demonstrations are popping up all over Russia. Why? Because people are fed up with breathing, eating, and drinking toxic coal dust. Along the way, these protesters are disrupting...

Stop Trump's Attack on Alaska Salmon Rivers

Campaign | September 20, 2017 | Domenique Zuber
President Trump and his fossil fuel buddy Scott Pruitt at the EPA are teaming up to destroy the world’s most productive salmon ecosystem in Bristol Bay, Alaska. Despite decades...