Phyllis Omido is leading a landmark class action demanding a clean-up and compensation from a lead-smelting factory accused of poisoning local residents – including her own son Phyllis Omido was awarded the Goldman Environmental prize in 2015 for organising protests against a lead-smelting plant in Owino Uhuru.
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The Guardian is aboard a Greenpeace ship in the Antarctic. We want to know what questions you’d like to ask scientists on the expedition Spanish actor Javier Bardem on the deck of Greenpeace ship the Arctic Sunrise this week. Photograph: Christian Aslund/AFP/Getty ImagesAntarctic exploration brings challenges, but
Hoang Duc Binh had posted footage on Facebook of fishermen protesting following a huge chemical spill from a steel plant Vietnamese activist Hoang Duc Binh (centre L) standing inside the courtroom with co-accused Nguyen Nam Phong in Nghe An province. Photograph: Vietnam News Agency/AFP/Getty ImagesA court in
Exclusive: 197 people killed last year for defending land, wildlife or natural resources, new Global Witness data reveals. In recording every defender’s death, the Guardian hopes to raise awareness of the deadly struggle on the environmental frontline A cross on the side of the road painted in
Culture ministry says it will press charges against activists for damage to world heritage site as UN climate talks began in Lima Greenpeace’s ‘time for change’ message next to the hummingbird geoglyph in Nazca. Photograph: Thomas Reinecke/TV NewsGreenpeace has apologised to the people of Peru after the
There has never been a more serious time to pay attention to Australia’s environment, yet Bob Brown, Peter Garrett and other activists say protections have been slashed, funding cut and charities silenced Help shine the spotlight on Australia’s neglected environmental issues: contribute here
Government is being sued for third time to act quickly on illegal levels of toxic air Healthy Lungs for Life campaign photocall, London, UK – 02 Sep 2016Mandatory Credit: Photo by James Shaw/REX/Shutterstock (5888167a) Isabelle Bradley, a pupil at Upminster Junior School in Havering, having her lungs
The killing of two rangers in Catalonia marks a chilling turning point for colleagues facing up to increasing violence towards Europe’s wildlife defenders Memorial to murdered wildlife rangers Xavier Ribes Villas and David Iglesias Díez close to the scene of their deaths in Aspa, western Catalonia, Spain.
BHP has said it will not support the Minerals Council’s bid to strip environmental groups of their ability to advocate for policy change. The surprising move comes amid increasing pressure on Australia’s biggest miner to distance itself from the Minerals Council, which has taken a hardline position
A radical environmental group has agreed to pay $2.55m (£1.6m) to Japanese whalers for breaching a US court injunction to stay clear of their vessels in the Antarctic Ocean. The United States-based Sea Shepherd Conservation Society and former senior officials of the group last week agreed to