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.

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...

Environmental Groups Are Changing the Pollution Rules in China

Blog Post | October 5, 2016 | Kristen McDonald
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...

Take Action to Protect the Arctic Ocean from Dirty Shipping

Blog Post | September 24, 2016 | Kevin Harun
Arctic Ocean ice just hit another all-time low. With more open water comes increased ship traffic. Some of the ships traveling through pristine Arctic waters are powered by the...

Chinese Environmental Group Uses Hazmat Suits to Protect a River

Blog Post | December 23, 2015 | Kristen McDonald
When plans moved forward to build another dam across the heavily polluted Xiang River, members of Green Hunan’s volunteer network dressed up in white hazmat suits to alert the...