EarthBeat Weekly: Three women leading in defense of the environment
By Barbara Fraser
March 5, 2021
With International Women’s Day approaching on March 8, it’s appropriate to highlight the work of women who defend the right to a clean and safe environment, often at risk to their own lives. There are far too many to count, of course, but here are brief portraits of three recent winners of the Goldman Prize, which is sort of the Nobel Prize for defenders of the environment.
When soy plantations moved into the Mexican states of Campeche and Yucatán, the combination of deforestation and chemicals used on the genetically modified soy was devastating for the wild bees on which local people depend for a livelihood.