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From Kenya To The Arctic Circle

series: New Environmentalists

air date: 6/22/13 3:25 PM

The New Russia | In the face of rampant political corruption, Evgenia Chirikova is mobilizing her fellow Russian citizens to reroute a highway that would destroy Moscow’s Khimki Forest. The Mothers of Ituzaingo | Sofia Gatica’s infant daughter died as a result of pesticide poisoning. Now she’s organizing local women to stop the indiscriminate spraying of toxic agrochemicals on the soy fields across Argentina. The Arctic Garden |Caroline Cannon, an Inupiat indigenous leader, takes aim at offshore oil drilling that threatens her people and the biodiversity in the Arctic Sea. Voice of the Voiceless | Father Edu Gariguez, a Catholic priest on the Philippine Island of Mindoro, lead a courageous hunger strike to stop a nickel mine that endangered the indigenous people’s way of life. Home to Turkana| Ikal Angelei returned to her homeland in Kenya to stop construction on a $60 billion dam that would imperil Lake Turkana and the people whose survival depends on it. Supply Chain |Ma Jun created a website that provided air and water pollution data to Chinese citizens, empowering them to hold corporations accountable for their irresponsible, toxic manufacturing practices.

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