Waste From Pharmaceutical Plants in India and China Promotes Antibiotic-Resistant Superbugs

Pharmaceutical pollution of any type can be deadly, threatening habitats and poisoning drinking water. But antibiotic pollution doubles down on the dangers. The release of antibiotics into soil, streams, rivers and lakes creates a perfect storm for antimicrobial resistance to develop and spread.

Rainforest Campaign Gets Big Response in South Korea

Following the launch of our “Burning Paradise” report on Korindo, which prompted the Indonesian government to announce a major investigation and garnered widespread media coverage, Mighty team members Bustar Maitar and Deborah Lapidus traveled to South Korea to participate in a speaking and media tour.

Massive Fires on the Concessions of Indonesia’s Second Biggest Palm Oil Producer

One year ago, Astra Agro Lestari (Astra), the second largest private palm oil grower in Indonesia, adopted a new, ambitious No Deforestation, No Peat, No Exploitation policy. However, a new report shows that, one year in, the implementation of Astra’s sustainability policy leaves much to be desired.

Haze in Central Kalimantan

Harvard/Columbia Haze Report: Bahasa version

Dampak kesehatan masyarakat terhadap kabut asap di Equatorial Asia pada September-Oktober 2015: menampilkan kerangka baru untuk menginformasikan strategi penanggulangan kebakaran untuk mengurangi paparan dari asap yang terbawa angin

Public Health Leader Responds to Pledged Commitment to Address Superbug-Producing Waste

It is encouraging to see these thirteen companies acknowledge that this is a problem and map out a path to protecting public health and the environment. When it comes to AMR, it’s all or nothing. As long as any source of resistance is allowed to persist, so does the risk to our health.

Pharmaceutical Companies Exposed as Contributors to Antimicrobial Resistance

Ahead of a United Nations high-level meeting on antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in New York on Wednesday, a coalition of environmental and public health organizations released a critical report connecting major pharmaceutical companies to the development of superbugs.

Harvard-Columbia study finds that 2015 haze in Indonesia likely caused 100,300 premature deaths

Previously, governments and companies in the region provided repeated claims that that fewer than two dozen deaths were recorded. This study reveals the truth. This research shows that haze kills, it kills across borders, and it kills on a massive scale.

Bad Medicine

It’s likely that antibiotics sold in the US are products of factories that pollute antibiotics into the atmosphere in China and India. 2015’s Bad Medicine report connects the dots.

Action on AMR Can’t Wait

The CDC estimates at least 2 million people in the US are infected with a resistant bacteria each year, and 23,000 people die from those infections. This isn’t a crisis to worry about someday—it’s happening now, and without action, the frequency and severity of AMR will only get worse.