Jorge Varela Announces His Retirement

Jorge Varela was awarded the Goldman Prize in 1999 for his marine conservation work in Honduras, particularly his efforts to protect the ecological diversity of the Gulf of Fonseca from the unsustainable practices of industrial shrimp farming. Located on the Pacific coast, the Gulf of Fonseca is shared by Honduras, El Salvador and Nicaragua.

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How Will President Obama’s Second Term Impact Climate Change?

Environmentalists are cautiously celebrating President Obama’s inauguration speech, in which he committed to addressing the threat of climate change. He has elevated the issue to a top tier priority for his second term- giving it as much weight as gun control and immigration reform.

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International Rivers Releases Report on the Potential Impact of the Gibe III Dam

Goldman Prize nominating partner, International Rivers, released a new report this month entitled, “The Downstream Impacts of Ethiopia’s Gibe III Dam.” The report details the damage the Gibe III project will do to the Lower Omo River Valley and Lake T

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Inspiration Abounds at the Wild and Scenic Film Festival

The 11th Annual Wild and Scenic Film Festival took place January 10-13 in Nevada City, California. The theme for this year’s festival was “A Climate for Change,” with a focus on working together to combat climate change and inspire hope for a better future.

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The Goldman Prize Inspires Local Youth Award Ceremony

Prospect Sierra, an independent K-8 school in the Bay Area, recently hosted the 2013 Prospect Sierra Alumni Action Awards (PSAAA), an event inspired in part by the Goldman Prize.

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EPA Chief Lisa Jackson Announces her Resignation

In light of the recent announcement that Lisa Jackson is stepping down as head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), we are taking a look back at the memorable meetings we’ve had with Jackson over her four year tenure.

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Green Resolutions for 2013

Here at the Goldman Prize, we know that the actions of one individual can make a big difference. Our Prize winners have taught us that when it comes to protecting the environment, there is no goal too big or too small to take on.

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Latest Accident Raises New Concerns about Arctic Drilling

Shell’s Arctic drilling operations encountered yet another setback this week, when one of its two drilling rigs, the Kulluk, broke free from a tow ship during a winter storm and ran aground on Sitkalidak Island.

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