13 Jul '12, 2pm

Congratulations to winners of SEJ's 2012 Awards for Reporting on the Environment. See these excellent stories here:

Photo 1 : Bic, 10, lies in the provincial hospital in Phonsavanh, Laos, recovering from wounds caused by a cluster bomblet, or "bombie." While working in his family's fields with a hoe, he struck a buried bombie that exploded, injuring his legs, arm and jaw, which became severely infected. Bic doesn't remember the accident, just waking up in the hospital. Photo 2 : Tao Lee squats next to three BLU-49 fragmentation cluster bombs found in a newly cleared farm field overlooking Etoum, a village in southern Laos. When the field was lit to clear it of vegetation, heat from the fire detonated several other buried bombs. They rained shrapnel on the village in the middle of the night, forcing its temporary evacuation. Etoum lies on a crossroads of the old Ho Chi Minh Trail and was heavily bombed during the Vietnam War. The Lao government recently moved Etoum from a nearby location...

Full article: http://www.sej.org/initiatives/winners-sej-11th-annual-aw...

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