Monthly Archives: June 2011

China’s Latest Bad Press

I was in Beijing last week when news broke of a series of lead poisoning outbreaks in China, followed closely by a Human Right Watch report on China’s response to its toxic lead problem. (Here are links to the New … Continue reading

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Meeting President Medvedev on Russia’s Pollution Crisis

Petr Sharov, Blacksmith’s Russia and Central Asia coordinator, attended a meeting with President Dmitry Medvedev at the Kremlin in Moscow on June 8, along with representatives from 24 other NGOs working in Russia. At the informal meeting, which took place … Continue reading

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Blacksmith Wins Green Star Award for Work in Environmental Emergencies

Blacksmith Institute has won the prestigious Green Star Award for excellence in preventing, preparing for and responding to environmental emergencies. A joint initiative between the United Nations Environmental Program, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs and Green … Continue reading

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