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.

Courage Trumps Fear

January 30, 2017
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...

Tweeting Shuts Down Polluter

January 30, 2017
Mao Ge Uses the Power of Social Media to Fight Water Pollution in China. Mao Ge was walking along the Xiangtan River near his home of Xiangtan, Hunan Province,...

Protecting Russian Rivers from Illegal Mining

December 21, 2016
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

December 19, 2016
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 Ancestral Lands from Coal Devastation

December 16, 2016
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...

FIELD UPDATE: Frontline Environmental Groups Are Changing the Pollution Rules in China

October 5, 2016
When a mine leaks heavy metals into drinking water supply in China, or when school children fall sick due to contaminated soil, or when a factory exceeds its pollution...