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Ready or Not?

May. 14, 2009 / Posted by: RConnors / Categories: Blog

Mobilizing Activists, Congress, and the Administration to Help Communities Build Resilience to Climate Change As part of a powerful coalition of international development agencies, faith-based groups, and environmental agencies, Friends of the Ear...

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Friends of the Earth International Food Sovereignty Meeting

May. 8, 2009 / Posted by: RConnors / Categories: Blog

There are millions of hungry people in the world and someone has to feed them. Small farms that seek to provide healthy food for their surrounding areas are being threatened by large-scale industrial agriculture. To make matters worse, genetically...

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Gas Flaring in Nigeria

May. 6, 2009 / Posted by: RConnors / Categories: Blog

An Environmental Health Nightmare Gas flares are created when oil companies burn off extra gas that escapes as a result of oil drilling.

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EPA Petitioned to Update Sewage Standards for Ships

Apr. 28, 2009 / Posted by: MKeever / Categories: Blog

Friends of the Earth issued a petition to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency urging the EPA to update standards governing sewage dumping from large ships. The current, outdated standards, adopted in 1976, allow the use of 30-year-old treatme...

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Forests On the Chopping Block In Energy Policy

Apr. 24, 2009 / Posted by: KMcmahon / Categories: Blog

As Congress debates how to build a clean energy future, one policy proposal threatens our nation's forests: The Renewable Electricity Standard. While a Renewable Electricity Standard -- which would require a set percentage of U.S.

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Safe Kids campaign gets boost in California Senate

Apr. 24, 2009 / Posted by: RConnors / Categories: Blog

Last year, the Consumer Product Safety Commission warned against the use of fire retardant chemicals in baby products and furniture. This is because scientists around the world have linked these chemicals to hormone disruption, neurological and de...

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