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2013 Whitley Award Winner Eugene Simonov

Blog Post | May 3, 2013 | Galina Angarova
Pacific Environment is proud to announce the winner of the 2013 Whitley Award – our own Eugene Simonov. The award is well deserved; it recognizes Eugene’s talent, years of hard...

The Arctic – the New Wild West

Blog Post | May 3, 2013 | Kevin Harun
Centuries ago, European settlers stumbled upon the New World, a pristine world teaming with wildlife and abundance. Immediately the race was on to exploit these resources which were thought...

Among Coal’s Toxic Emissions

Blog Post | May 3, 2013 | Zhao Zhong
On April 3, 2013, I met two girls playing outside their rural home in the Xigu District near Lanzhou, in Gansu Province, China. Like most kids, they were playful...

Save Endangered Whales from Big Oil

Blog Post | April 25, 2013 | Doug Norlen
Sakhalin Island, sometimes called “The Edge of the Earth” lies off the coast of Russia and just north of Japan and looks out onto the vast Pacific Ocean. The...

Law Students Help Chinese Grassroots Activists Challenge Polluters

Blog Post | March 29, 2013 | Kristen McDonald
  At the orientation meeting for Pacific Environment’s new environmental law internship program in China this past weekend, I walked with a group of law students down a broad...

A Warming Arctic Threatens Subsistence Communities

Blog Post | March 28, 2013 | Galina Angarova
Back in January, I was asked to present on the topic of food sovereignty and climate change for the International Funders for Indigenous Peoples conference. As I was mulling over...