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Breaking the Cycle of Extreme Lead Poisoning in Pesarean, Indonesia

May 18 , 2016

This week's post is from Angela Bernhardt, Executive Director of Communications for Pure Earth. After two and a half years in our New York headquarters, I took my first trip to the field with our Southeast Asia coordinator, Lara Crampe..


Planning Our Strategy

May 05 , 2016

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. In addition, our.


A Mother’s Story: Mongolian “Gold Ninja” Goes Mercury-Free For Her Children

May 04 , 2016

This is Mrs. Mungun (not her real name), a single mother with two children living in Central Mongolia.  When times got tough for her, she became a "gold ninja" to feed her children. About 20% of the rural Mongolian workforce are "gold.


In Photos: Teaching Artisanal Gold Miners To Extract Gold Without Mercury

May 01 , 2016

Meet Filipino gold miners Leoncio Na-Oy (pictured below, right) and Rudy Onos. Over the past few years, Pure Earth has been working with Leoncio and Rudy to test and teach a century-old, traditional method of mercury-free gold mining Leoncio rediscovered in his.