Only when people have access to reliable information can they hold leaders accountable. We work with grassroots leaders to push government and companies to share environmental and health information with the public. We conduct field investigations to uncover illegal activities. And we foster community-led solutions that help shape local policies.

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...

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...

Courage Trumps Fear

Blog Post | January 30, 2017 | Domenique Zuber
Aleksei Gribkov defies government pressure and wins landmark legal victory for Russia’s environmental movement. Aleksei Gribkov did not back down when Russia’s state security agencies harassed him and his...

Protecting Russian Rivers from Illegal Mining

Blog Post | December 21, 2016 | Jennifer Castner
People have been searching for gold for thousands of years. It’s an enduring dream that anyone can strike it rich by sieving river mud in search of that big...

Mobilizing Chinese Citizens to Clean Up Pollution

Blog Post | December 19, 2016 | Kristen McDonald
Imagine: A local villager admitting that she accepted a color TV from the owner of a factory that is polluting a nearby river. Environmental officials questioning pollution data presented...

Indigenous Leader Fights to Save Her Lands from Coal Devastation

Blog Post | December 16, 2016 | Jennifer Castner
From North Dakota to Siberia, indigenous communities are fighting dangerous fossil fuel projects that threaten their water and sacred sites. Valentina Boriskina is a member of the Shor people...