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Environmental History Journals and Associations
UNEP Sasakawa Environment
Prize -- Value $200,000; Awarded annually since 1984
Description: Considered one of the most prestigious environmental awards in the world, the honor is bestowed for "outstanding global contributions to the management and protection of the environment." Recent recipients MIT Professor Mario J. Molina, whose work in atmospheric chemistry identified ozone depletion as a potential problem in 1973.
Prize -- Value: $750,000 to six winners, one from each continent.
Awarded annually since 1990 Description: The Goldman Environmental Prize is described as the world's largest prize program honoring grassroots environmental heroes from six continental regions. Nominated confidentially by a network of renowned environmental organizations and environmental experts, recipients are chosen for their sustained and important environmental achievements. The Prize offers these environmental heroes the recognition, visibility, and credibility their efforts deserve. Recent recipients include journalists Jane Akre and Steve Wilson. Their investigation into rBGH, a genetically modified growth hormone used in American dairies, was surpressed by Fox TV news at the request of the chemical manufacturers; and Yosepha Alomang, who has fought for human rights against Freeport McMoRan Corp. operations in Iryan Jaya, Indonesia.
Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement -- Value: $200,000 warded annually since 1973 Description: The Tyler Prize is an award for work in environmental science, energy and medicine conferring great benefit upon mankind. "Through their work, Tyler Laureates have focused worldwide attention on environmental problems by their discoveries and the solutions that resulted." Administered by: The University of Southern California. Recent recipients include Dr. Jane Goodall, whose work with wildlife in Africa is famous; Dr, Jared M. Diamond, a conservation biologist, and Dr. Thomas Lovejoy, known for his ideas about "debt-for-nature swaps,"
The St Andrews Prize -- Awarded annually since 1998 Description: "The prize is an international initiative of the University of St Andrews in Scotland and the energy company Conoco. It is a forum for practical environmental ideas that combine good science, economic reality and political acceptability. Each year so far the Prize has attracted entries from more than forty countries. One of the reasons for establishing the Prize was concern that the environmental debate was too often dominated by strong views, vigorously pursued, that were destined to be totally unacceptable to one side or the other. These views frequently came from pressure groups thought to be biased, from scientists not properly understood, from industrialists seen as self-serving or from politicians suspected of expediency. Alongside this somewhat polarised debate, the need seemed to exist for a forum that could try a more practical approach. This would mean having some broad agreement on what is important, what can be done and what can make a difference - and addressing issues in a way that attempted to reflect various strands and shades of scientific and public opinion. It was against this background that the St Andrews Prize and its associated environmental seminar were formally launched by a British Cabinet Minister, the Rt. Hon. Alistair Darling MP, in 1998."
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