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New Books Featuring Prize Winners Generate Buzz

Goldman Prize winners have been busy reaching out to wider audiences with their inspiring stories and insights. Over the last several months, three new books have been published featuring or authored by Prize winners. Here is brief look at each:

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Hilton Kelley Takes a Stand Against Keystone XL Pipeline

A recent blog entry by the Huffington Post, entitled “Texans Say No to the Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline,” features Hilton Kelley and Port Arthur, Texas. Home to some of the largest oil refineries in the world, Port Arthur is set to receive nearly 800,000 barrels of tar sands crude oil daily from the Keystone Pipeline, once it is operable.

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Water Contamination by the Mining Industry is a Global Problem

In the absence of a country-wide water delivery system, many El Salvadorian communities rely solely on natural bodies of water for their health and livelihood. Yet, nearly 90% of El Salvador’s waterways are contaminated with pollution. A significant amount of that contamination comes from waste dumping by silver and gold mines.

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Goldman Prize Reports from Alternative Water Forum

Lani Alo, a program staff member at the Goldman Prize, is reporting from the Alternative Water Forum in Marseille, France.  The forum, set up as an alternative to the World Water Forum (also taking place in in Marseille), focuses on developing sustainable solutions to the global water crisis.

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Goldman Prize Winners Call for End to Nuclear Power

Marking the one year anniversary of Japan’s Fukashima disaster, environmental leaders from around the world are signing on to an open letter issued by Greenpeace, calling for an end to nuclear power. Among the signatories are Goldman Prize winners Robert Brown and Marina Silva.

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Cameroon Suspends 27 Logging Licenses

Cameroon’s minister of forestry and wildlife, Philip Ngole Ngwese, recently announced that the government has suspended 27 logging licenses from timber companies that have continuously violated forest-protection legislation.

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Costa Rica Held Accountable for Failure to Protect Sea Turtles

Randall Arauz and the team at the Association for the Restoration of Sea Turtles (PRETOMA), celebrate as Costa Rica is asked to respond to a complaint filed with the Environmental Secretariat of the Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA).

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“American Meat” Debuts in Michigan on March 10th

The film “American Meat,” by Michigan native Graham Meriwether, makes its debut this weekend in Ann Arbor, where the sustainable food movement is gaining traction. Lynn Henning, a fellow Michiganite and 2010 Prize winner, will be participating in a panel discussion immediately following the screening to discuss issues raised in the film.

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Stephanie Roth Helps Promote Legacy of Former Prize Nominator

Before Stephanie Roth won the Goldman Prize in 2005 for protecting an ancient Romanian village from being destroyed by a massive silver and gold mining project; she worked as a researcher and editor for The Ecologist magazine.

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