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[environment] Colorado River Delta | Indigenous Call for Ban on Uranium Mining

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    Environment News from IRC Americas Program “A New World of Citizen Action, Analysis, and Policy Options” http://americas.irc-online.org/ Introducing the
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      Environment News from IRC Americas Program

      “A New World of Citizen Action, Analysis, and Policy Options”
      http://americas.irc-online.org/

      Introducing the latest policy analysis from IRC Americas Program

      Joining Forces to Save the Colorado River Delta
      By Talli Nauman

      The U.S. federal government linked many large scale dams in the Western United States in a dazzling network to irrigate and power 20th Century western expansion. However, the jewels of growth in the United States carried a high cost for Mexico. The life they sustained north of the border was mirrored in death south of it.

      Desperate, some 200,000 people in the 1,127 communities of the Colorado River's Mexican watershed have mounted campaigns to save what little water trickles down to them, obtain more, and restore habitats. It has been an uphill battle but their efforts are starting to bear fruit. They are joining together to prevent outside investment interests from unleashing development that detracts from their natural surroundings. However, the delicate environmental balance of these areas depends heavily on U.S. action.

      Talli Nauman is co-founder and co-director of Journalism to Raise Environmental Awareness, which is responsible for this series of investigative feature reports on sustainable development in the Gulf of California Region, made possible thanks to people throughout the region. It was sponsored by the Fondo Educación Ambiental, International Center for Journalists, and the David and Lucile Packard Foundation.

      See new IRC article online at:
      http://americas.irc-online.org/am/3959

      With printer-friendly pdf version at:
      http://americas.irc-online.org/pdf/reports/0702gulf2.pdf


      Indigenous Peoples Call for Global Ban on Uranium Mining
      By Brenda Norrell

      Indigenous peoples from around the world, victims of uranium mining, nuclear testing, and nuclear dumping, issued a global ban on uranium mining on native lands.

      The declaration, signed during the Indigenous World Uranium Summit, held Nov. 30-Dec. 2, 2006 on the Navajo Nation in Window Rock, Arizona, brought together Australian aboriginals and villagers from India and Africa. Pacific islanders joined with indigenous peoples from the Americas to take action and halt the cancer, birth defects, and death from uranium and nuclear industries on native lands.

      Brenda Norrell is a freelance writer based in Tucson, Arizona, focusing on indigenous rights in the Americas. She has covered Indian country news for 23 years, serving as a staff reporter for the Navajo Times and Indian Country Today and a stringer for the Associated Press. She is a contributor to the IRC Americas Program at www.americaspolicy.org.

      See new IRC article online at:
      http://americas.irc-online.org/amcit/3963

      With printer-friendly pdf version at:
      http://americas.irc-online.org/pdf/series/0702Uranium.pdf

      For media inquiriesSiri Khalsa, media@..., 505-388-0208

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