Valerie Hamilton

Valerie Hamilton reports on the west coast and the US-Mexico border for US and European public media. She lives in Los Angeles.

Recent Stories

Greece hopes Brexit will stir a renewed debate over Parthenon Marbles

More than 200 years ago, the British ambassador to the Ottoman Empire took a large part of the decorative marble sculptures and architecture off the outside of the Parthenon and brought them to London, where they now sit in the British Museum. For nearly 200 years, Greece has been asking for them back, to no avail. 

Environment

How a forest became Germany’s poster child for a coal exit

For decades, RWE has been slowly razing the forest and surrounding towns to expand its adjacent coal mine, among Europe’s largest producers of lignite coal and greatest sources of carbon dioxide pollution. And earlier this fall, the company moved to start cutting a new section that protesters have been occupying.

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