Blacksmith Newsletters

Welcome to Blacksmith’s Newsletter Archives.

Sept/Oct 2013:

  • Top Ten Toxic Threats in 2013
  • Helping Countries Abide by Minamata
  • Bringing Poisoned Poor to the European Parliament
  • Training Women in Senegal
  • Why are Children in Mexico Still Suffering from Lead
  • Global Remediation Guides

July/Aug 2013:

  • Involving the Chinese public in pollution cleanup
  • Wishing for a Soccer Field that does not Kill
  • Fishponds in one of the World’s Worst Polluted Rivers get Help
  • Blacksmith Recognized As One Of Country’s Top Performing Nonprofits Again
  • Sept. 1 Deadline Fast Approaching For New Blacksmith/AuthorAID
  • The New Journal of Health and Pollution is Out

May/June 2013:

  • Fighting Toxic Pollution with Research
  • Database of Global Hotspots Goes Public
  • First Trial of Borax Method
  • Toxic Rice Fields of China
  • Blacksmith Addresses Toxic Trail of Old Batteries in the New York Times
  • VIDEO:  Mexico’s Pretty but Poisonous Problem
  • 2012 Annual Report is Released

March/April 2013:

  • Meet Our Global Team
  • Borax Research Paper
  • New Online Resource Pools Global Pollution Knowledge
  • Focus on India
  • VIDEO: A Coversation with Dr. Alexey Yablokov about Fukushima, Chernobyl and the Staggering Impact of Pollution

Jan/Feb 2013:

  • Blacksmith Introduces Global Alliance at INC5
  • Key INC5 Agreement Details
  • New Report on Rising Threat of Mercury; New Project Launches in Indonesia
  • Blacksmith and Vance Center Collaborate to Create Legal Guide for Contaminated Site Management
  • AuthorAID Seeks Mentors for Researchers
  • Nominations for Green Star Awards Due March 15

Nov/Dec 2012:

  • Top 5 Ways We Beat Back Pollution in 2012

Sept/Oct 2012:

  • The 2012 World’s Worst Pollution Problems Report Reveals Impact Across 49 Countries
  • In the News: The 2012 World’s Worst Pollution Problems Report
  • Thank You! Blacksmith’s Annual Golf Benefit Raises Thousands for Pollution Cleanup

July/Aug 2012:

  • Unprecedented Global Alliance Forms to Fight Pollution
  • Blacksmith Keeps Mercury Cleanup in Focus at INC4
  • Essential Reading: Q&A with Author of “Visit Sunny Chernobyl,” and More
  • Save the date: Blacksmith’s Annual Golf Benefit

May/June 2012:

  • Filtering Radiation Out of Water in Kyrgyzstan’s Schools
  • India: Small Projects in India with Big Potential
  • Blacksmith Small Research Grants
  • World Meeting on Pollution in Bellagio,
  • Toxic Sites Identification Program Paper Published

March/April 2012:

  • Filipino Miner’s Borax Secret
  • Pakistan’s Pesticide Pollution Problem
  • “Heroic NGO Takes on Big Job of Global Toxic Cleanup”
  • Global Workshops in Armenia, Peru, Mexico and Uruguay
  • Blacksmith Addresses Leather Industry
  • The iPad and 6 Million Tons of E-Waste
  • Blacksmith Gathers Support in Hong Kong

January 2012:

  • Ghana: Sodom and Gomorrah E-Wasteland
  • Blacksmith and World Bank Look After “Orphaned” Sites
  • China: Blacksmith Adds Experts
  • “Sensationalist” Claim

November 2011:

  • New Report List Top Ten World’s Worst Toxic Pollution Problems With A Big Surprise

October 2011:

  • Ten Things You Might Not Know About Pollution
  • New Pollution Report Due in November
  • An Engineer Without Borders
  • Thank You – Golf Benefit Raises Thousands

September 2011:

  • What is Pollution?
  • Golf Benefit To Raise Funds for Global Cleanup
  • Looking Ahead: China 2011-2014

August 2011:

  • Indonesia: “Miracle” Mercury Machine
  • Asia: Blacksmith Identifies 600 Polluted Sites
  • India: An 8 Million Ton Toxic Waste Problem
  • China: Partners Gather; New Focus on Heavy Metals

June 2011:

  • Russia: Meeting Medvedev on Russia’s Pollution Crisis
  • Philippines: National Summit Produces Five-Year Plan
  • China: Bad Press, Good Press
  • El Salvador: Contemplating a Nationwide “Superfund” Program
  • Blacksmith Featured As UNEP Expert

May 2011:

  • Blacksmith Wins UN-Backed Green Star Award for Work in Environmental Emergencies
  • Save the Date: Blacksmith Golf Benefit Tees Off Oct. 3
  • Mercury Exposure Rises Dramatically in the U.S.; One of Top Six Toxic Threats
  • Paradise Remade: Cleanup of One of the World’s Worst Polluted Places

April 2011:

  • Vietnam’s Toxic Craft Villages
  • Success Story: Nigeria Lead Poisoning Cleanup Report
  • A Tour of Chernobyl: 25 years Later; How Much Radiation is Dangerous?
  • Call for Papers: The Journal of Health and Pollution

February 2011:

  • Comprehensive Philippine Lead Remediation Starts Shortly
  • Introducing New Additions to the Blacksmith Team
  • Jakarta Lead Poisoning Initiative Enters Remediation Stage
  • Upcoming Speaking Engagements for Blacksmith President Richard Fuller
  • Toxic Pollution in Poor Countries – Introducing “JH&P”

January 2011:

  • Blacksmith to publish peer-reviewed journal on health and pollution
  • Upcoming press conference on lead glaze use in Mexican ceramics
  • Thank you donors for your generous holiday support
  • Bloomberg reports on continuing lead poisoning outbreak in Nigeria
  • Links to more stories and project updates

September 2010:

  • Philippines: River Cleanup Award
  • Ghana: “Sodom and Gomorrah” E-wasteland
  • Reminder: Charity Event to Raise Awareness about Global Killer, Fund Cleanup

July 2010:

  • Nigeria: Emergency Update
  • Senegal: Closing the Chapter on a Tragedy

June 2010:

May 2010:

  • “The Invisible Pollution” – Video of Panel Discussion in India
  • China: Replicating a Wetlands Treatment System
  • Ghana: Global Inventory Project Expands into West Africa
  • Mexico: Removing Lead from a Tradition
  • Mexico: New Proponent
  • Blacksmith Institute 2009 Annual Report
  • In The News
  • Blacksmith Video Spotlight

April 2010:

  • VIDEO: The Story of Lead – A Tour Through 4 Polluted Sites
  • Ghana: Report and Video from the Agbogbloshie E-Wasteland

March 2010:

  • Pink Crocodiles in India
  • Senegal: PRI’s The World Reports on Lead in Senegal
  • Dominican Republic: New Park, Fresh Start in God’s Paradise
  • Philippines: Tapping Human Ecology to Clean Up Pollution

Feb. 2010:

  • The Pollution Connection: Vaccines, Poverty, IQ and Autism
  • Philippines: Pollution Research Project Wins Science Prize
  • Philippines: Volunteers
  • Russia: Saving Children and the Russian Desman Too

Jan. 2010:

  • New Grant for Global Inventory
  • Lead Cleanup Continues in Senegal
  • Mercury: The Burning Issue (Video of artisanal gold mines in Indonesia)
  • A Champion for Children – Dr. Philip J. Landrigan

Dec. 2009:

  • Save a Life this December
  • Behind the Global Inventory Project
  • Making A List and Checking it off

Nov. 2009:

  • Going Online to Take Pollution Offline
  • The End of Pollution? New Report Highlights Top 12 Pollution Solutions That May Pave The Way
  • “Lead Head” Scientist Travels the World for Blacksmith
  • Golf Benefit Raises Money for Cleanup
  • Babies and Lead
  • Dominican Republic: Paraíso de Dios Receives Additional Help
  • Philippines: Floods and Landslides Affect Pollution Cleanup Projects

Oct. 2009 Special Bulletin – Release of 2009 Blacksmith report

Sept. 2009

  • New Blacksmith Report Out This Fall
  • IAEA Taps Blacksmith’s Expertise for “Toxic Playpen
  • Philippines: Toxic Stew Contaminates Essential River System
  • Bringing People Together to Fight Pollution in India

Aug. 2009 – Cleaning up Kindergartens, New Projects Launch

  • Blacksmith Golf Benefit
  • Call for 2009 Nominations
  • Russia: Success Story–Playgrounds, Sandboxes, Kindergartens Get Cleaned Up
  • China: E-Waste Project Launches
  • Mexico: Removing Toxic Lead from Ceramics
  • Indonesia: Looking for Asia’s Most Polluted Sites
  • India: Vapi Removed from World’s Worst List
  • Blacksmith Board Member Invests in a Clean World

July 2009 – Pollution:  A Global Killer, a Solvable Problem

  • Pollution: A Global Killer, A Solvable Problem
  • Peru: New York Times and BBC Spotlights Blacksmith Project in La Oroya
  • Senegal: Blacksmith Goes from House to House, Preparing for Children’s Return
  • Ukraine: Another Chernobyl?
  • India: Toxin-Eating Worms to Take on Golden Corridor
  • More Experts Volunteer for Blacksmith Projects
  • Health and Pollution Fund
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