214 results for 'clean water'

Honduras Defenders

HONDURAS: Two water defenders killed

Download a copy of the 1st UA 3/23 below Aly Magdaleno Domínguez Ramos and Jairo Bonilla Ayala, members of the popular resistance of Guapinol (department of Colón, northern Honduras) against an iron ore mine, were found dead in the community of Guapinol on January 7, 2023. They were intercepted...

The Right to Water

Photo: Arriving at the Shoal Lake #40 reserve by ferry. The lake provides all the drinking water for the city of Winnipeg but the people of Shoal Lake #40 have long been under a boil water advisory because the federal government has failed to replace the community’s inadequate water treatment...

Amnesty urges bold action to clean up the battery industry

Ensuring clean and green battery supply chains must be a priority for businesses and governments during the post-pandemic recovery, Amnesty International said today. The organization has published a set of principles for ensuring that lithium-ion batteries, which power electric vehicles...

This World Water Day Demand Justice for Quesnel Lake

Quesnel Lake/Yuct Ne Senxiymetkwe: a Love Story  Christine McLean is ready to retire. After running a successful electrical business in Calgary for the last 20 years, the Kamloops, BC born and raised McLean planned to move back to BC with her husband, Eric. In 2014 they began laying plans to spend...

Amnesty challenges industry leaders to clean up their batteries

Amnesty International is today publicly challenging leaders within the electric vehicle industry to make the world’s first completely ethical battery within five years. At the Nordic Electric Vehicle (EV) Summit in Oslo, the organization is highlighting how lithium-ion batteries, which power...

Going Public to Support Water Defenders in Canada

It’s no coincidence that three of Amnesty’s highest priority, ongoing cases in Canada all revolve around the industrial contamination and destruction of rivers, lakes and streams.  The struggle over mercury contamination at Grassy Narrows. The risks to water and fish from the Mount Polley...

Shell – Clean Up Your Mess!

This is part 4 of 6 of the blog series: 25 years working for human rights in the Niger Delta Written by Amnesty’s Businses and Human Rights volunteer, Ian Heide United Nations Confirms Massive Pollution In 2011-2012, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) confirmed the massive...

Shell – Clean Up Your Mess!

This is part 4 of 6 of the blog series: 25 years working for human rights in the Niger Delta Written by Amnesty’s Businses and Human Rights volunteer, Ian Heide United Nations Confirms Massive Pollution In 2011-2012, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) confirmed the massive...

Help Indigenous Communities Confront a Toxic Water Crisis in Peru

Please note: This blog has been updated for summer tabling activism [see the Take Action section below]. The 600 members of the Indigenous community of Cuninico in Peru’s Amazon region have a spiritual relationship with the Marañón river. They depend on it for drinking, washing and preparing...