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    US Senate on Dam Threat to Mekong River

    Sep 24, 2010

    The Xayaburi Dam would be the first dam on the lower Mekong Mainstream. It would displace thousands of people in Laos, disrupt fish migration routes and cause the extinction of the critically endangered Mekong Giant Catfish. Read more

    Recovering from the Gulf Oil Spill: An Opportunity to Learn from Global Movements

    Jun 25, 2010

    As I watch the oil gush from the underwater well, I am struck by the breadth and the depth of its toll on Gulf Coast communities and ecosystems, and by the impotence of those with the responsibility and resources to do something about it. Even more frustrating is that it's a story I've heard many times before. Read more

    Small Change Fund Launches New Website

    Jan 27, 2010

    Our Alliance of Funds partner to the north, Small Change Fund, has recently launched a new website. Read more

    Native American Grantee Wins Battle over Mining Permit!

    Jan 27, 2010

    In a landmark victory for the Navajo and Hopi people of Black Mesa, Arizona, a coal mining permit for their lands was revoked this month. Read more

    Victory for Indigenous Peoples in Canada!

    Dec 22, 2009

    After a long, hard fight against mining interests on their land, the Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug (KI) indigenous community in northern Ontario has finally won its battle. Read more

    Greengrants’ Panel on Indigenous Rights in Indian Country Today

    Nov 23, 2009

    In September 2009, Greengrants hosted a panel co-sponsored by The Center for Energy and Environmental Security and the University of Colorado's Departments of Anthropology and Geography titled "Defending Indigenous Rights to Lands and Natural Resources: Native Peoples’ Environmental Struggles in the Americas, Russia, and Central Africa." Read more

    Protest Prompts Logging Company to Pullout of Ontario

    Jun 30, 2008

    An interesting development in the Grassy Narrows indigenous community in Canada that has been struggling to control its own territory. Greengrants has made nearly $20,000 to this group since 2001 through our Global Advisor, Rainforest Action Network. The Read more

    ‘Not All That Glitters is Good’: Former CEO of Newmont Mining Receives Award Despite Dubious History

    Aug 6, 2007

    The University of Denver's selection of Wayne Murdy, former CEO of Newmont Mining, for the prestigious 'International Bridge Builder' award generates controversy. Read more

    Damming Society: The Plan Puebla-Panama in Mexico and Central America

    Jul 23, 2007

    Protesting the PPP in Mexico: "We demand freedom for the people."; Photo by Mexican Movement of Dam-Affected People and in Defense of Rivers (Madper) Greengrants has helped to support several groups working to mitigate the negative effects of the this… Read more

    Launch of Newest Member of Greengrants Alliance of Funds–Fondo Accion Solidaria!

    May 21, 2007

    The newest member of the Greengrants Alliance of Funds announces its launch! We welcome Fondo Acci³n Solidaria of Northwest Mexico. Read more