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.

Increasing Public Participation in China’s Environment

In the News | February 14, 2018 | Hanyuan Guo, Kristen McDonald and Zhao Zong | China Water Risk
In recent years, public participation has emerged in environmental protection field and has been viewed by authorities as a potential method to reach more rational decisions. In this context,...

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...

Council Right to Address Fuel Risks

In the News | May 12, 2017 | Kevin Harun | Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
As a former Fairbanks Borough Assembly member, I am very excited that this week, my hometown is host to foreign ministers from across the Arctic. Arctic challenges are accruing...

Russian Partner Seeks Political Asylum in U.S

In the News | April 16, 2017 | Megan Doyle | Portland Press Herald
Once, as a young man in 1991, Pavel Sulyandziga hid in the trunk of a car to catch one minute on an airport landing strip with Boris Yeltsin, who...

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...