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RAIPON Reinstated: “A Collective Achievement”

Blog Post | March 20, 2013 | Galina Angarova
Rodion Sulyandziga was able to breathe a sigh of relief last week when Russia’s Ministry of Justice announced that the country’s leading indigenous organization would be allowed to operate...

Solar Power in Rural Siberia

Blog Post | February 28, 2013 | Evan Sparling
Thanks to Oksana Engoyan, traditional shepherds now carry solar cells instead of diesel generators to their summer pastures in Altai’s mountains. Sandwiched along the border with Mongolia and China,...

Harnessing Social Media to Challenge Coal in China

Blog Post | February 21, 2013 | Alex Levinson
In China, where coal is king, Pacific Environment is harnessing the power of social media to show that the emperor is wearing some very dirty clothes. We just launched...

Russian NGOs Challenge “Foreign Agents” Label

Blog Post | February 8, 2013 | Evan Sparling
  Since late last year, Russian NGOs that receive support from abroad are required to register as “foreign agents” under new legislation aimed at discrediting NGOs by labeling them...

Letter to the Arctic Environmental Ministers on Black Carbon

Press Release | February 4, 2013
We, the undersigned non-governmental organizations, write to urge you to use the occasion of the historic second meeting of Arctic environment ministers to strongly encourage Arctic states to take...

Becky Tarbotton – In Remembrance

Blog Post | January 4, 2013 | Alex Levinson
We lost a great soul last week when Rebecca Tarbotton died. Becky was the inspiring leader of the Rainforest Action Network, and the progressive community is widely mourning her...