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A Clean, Lead-Free Mattress For His Birthday

Alejandro celebrated his 13th birthday recently with a new mattress, but what he received was a potential lifetime of safe and sound sleep. He is one of about 50 children living near a lead smelter in Malambo, Colombia, who we found … Continue reading

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HSBC Volunteers Take Action Against River Pollution in the Philippines

This post is from Larah Ortega Ibañez, Pure Earth’s coordinator in the Philippines. This April, under the searing sun, over 200 volunteers from HSBC Philippines and the local community showed up to help Pure Earth take action against river pollution. Together, … Continue reading

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From Mexico To Brazil – Sharing Solutions To A Shared Pollution Problem

When Pure Earth visited Maragogipinho, a village in the town of Aratuípe in Brazil, in 2017 as part of the Toxic Sites Identification Program (TSIP), the team found lead concentrations in the soil as high as 44,500 ppm (the EPA level … Continue reading

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In Tajikistan, Coalition of Local Groups Unite Against Abandoned Pesticide Problem

Note from the field by Angela Bernhardt, Pure Earth Communications Director  The breast milk of Tajik mothers contain a mean concentration of DDT that is 4 times higher than permissible levels, according to the World Health Organization in Tajikistan. This is not … Continue reading

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Walking The Earth To Find Pollution. Meet Our Toxic Site Investigators, Watch Them In Action In Brazil (VIDEO)

Pure Earth’s toxic site investigators can be found the world over. Their mission? To walk the earth in order to find, map and assess polluted sites in low and middle-income countries, where residents are being poisoned where they live. The effort … Continue reading

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Helping Children Break Free From Lead Poisoning in Malambo, Colombia

This post is by Charlie Espinosa, Pure Earth intern for Latin America. A 2014 study conducted by Universidad Naciónal de Colombia revealed high lead levels in all students attending La Bonga Elementary School. Located in Malambo, Colombia, the school sits in … Continue reading

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Pure Earth President Receives Honor from Australian Government for Service to the Environment

Pure Earth President Richard Fuller, an Aussie based in New York, was recently recognized with the prestigious Order of Australia Medal for his service to conservation and the environment. “…my hope is that this recognition brings more attention to the global … Continue reading

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Former US EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy Rouses
Crowd To Its Feet With Passionate Pollution Plea

A standing ovation. That is what Gina McCarthy, former US EPA administrator, received at the Pure Earth benefit on Earth Day in New York City. McCarthy was a special guest at the benefit focused on “Pollution Solutions,” showcasing the cleanup … Continue reading

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Crowd To Its Feet With Passionate Pollution Plea

A Friendship Based On Giving Back – Colombian Star Taliana Vargas and Designer Pili Restrepo

Explore the Pure Earth responsible collection, presented by Taliana Vargas. Bid now to help beat pollution. U.S. audiences might know actress and model Taliana Vargas from her key role in season three of Netflix’s Narcos.  But away from the spotlight, … Continue reading

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Restoring Rainforest Stripped By Gold Mining in the Amazon

Watch a video of the project above, or click here. This post is from Charles Espinosa, an intern working with our Latin America program team. Charlie is pursuing a master’s degree in Latin American studies at Columbia University, with a … Continue reading

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