Category Archives: News

The Missing Link Between Environment And Public Health

This post is from Pure Earth summer intern Taylor Carroll, an environmental studies major in her senior year at Lehigh University. Some may be surprised to hear that the Environmental Protection Agency is primarily a public health agency, but EPA … Continue reading

Posted in News, Uncategorized | Comments Off on The Missing Link Between Environment And Public Health

Pure Earth Experts Contribute To WHO Children’s Environmental Health Training Modules

The World Health Organization (WHO) has just released a new series of children’s environmental health training modules that were prepared by experts around the world, including representatives from Pure Earth and the Global Alliance on Health and Pollution (GAHP). Dr. … Continue reading

Posted in News, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Pure Earth Experts Contribute To WHO Children’s Environmental Health Training Modules

Update on Latin America:
A Dirty Talk and A New Research Paper

Dirty Talk With A View  For our latest Dirty Talk (Pure Earth’s awareness-raising lunchtime series), we brought experts to the New York Times building to talk about pollution in Latin America. The event attracted a full house and boasted some of the best … Continue reading

Posted in Latin America/Caribbean, News, Uncategorized | Tagged , | Comments Off on Update on Latin America:
A Dirty Talk and A New Research Paper

A Tremendous Loss: Dmitriy Tereshkevich

The Pure Earth family is sad to learn of the sudden death of Dmitriy Tereshkevich, our country director in Kazakhstan. He was just 33. His passing is a shock and a tremendous loss to everyone at Pure Earth worldwide, and to the … Continue reading

Posted in Eastern Europe/Central Asia, News, Uncategorized | Tagged | Comments Off on A Tremendous Loss: Dmitriy Tereshkevich

Planning Our Strategy

The Pure Earth program and management team recently concluded a three-day retreat at a donated vacation home in coastal Maine. There was much to plan as Pure Earth received a new grant and a renewal from a previous funder. We will be working in 30 countries in the next three years identifying contaminated sites that are threatening human health and implementing solutions. Continue reading

Posted in News, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Planning Our Strategy

Global Commission On Pollution May Be The Game-Changer

On Oct 1, a panel of world leaders and key experts in the fields of pollution management, environmental health and sustainable development gathered in Geneva to launch the Global Commission on Pollution, Health and Development. Like the Stern Review, which brought … Continue reading

Posted in Global Alliance on Health and Pollution (GAHP), News, Uncategorized | Tagged | Comments Off on Global Commission On Pollution May Be The Game-Changer

World’s Top Six Toxic Threats Affect 95 Million People, Steal 14.7 Million Years Of Life

A new report – The New Top Six Toxic Threats: A Priority List For Remediation – has been released by Pure Earth and Green Cross Switzerland. It is the tenth report in the World’s Worst Pollution Problems series that over the years has served … Continue reading

Posted in News, Uncategorized | Tagged | Comments Off on World’s Top Six Toxic Threats Affect 95 Million People, Steal 14.7 Million Years Of Life

Bellandur Lake On Fire From Excessive Pollution

This post is from one of our resourceful communications summer interns Alex Rivlin, who spotted this story and realized the connection to the work we do. How polluted does water have to be to become flammable? Bellandur Lake is just … Continue reading

Posted in News, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Bellandur Lake On Fire From Excessive Pollution

What Is “The Brown Agenda” And Why Is It Making Waves?

  “… while most everyone has heard about “going green,” few are aware of the more dire and sinister “brown” pollution — places where man-made toxic pollutants have taken root and spread.” – from “The Brown Agenda,” by Richard Fuller … Continue reading

Posted in News, Uncategorized | Tagged , | Comments Off on What Is “The Brown Agenda” And Why Is It Making Waves?

Applications Now Open: Fourth AuthorAid/Pure Earth Course in Research Writing

Calling all researchers. Are you looking to improve your skills in writing papers for peer-reviewed scientific journals? Do you have a draft of a scientific paper you are preparing for publication? Are you a citizen of, and is your research related … Continue reading

Posted in News, Uncategorized | Tagged | Comments Off on Applications Now Open: Fourth AuthorAid/Pure Earth Course in Research Writing