Updates: news releases and updates

Help us fight new nukes in the U.S.

Nov. 18, 2008 / Posted by: RConnors / Categories: Blog

For the first time in decades, the nuclear power industry is considering building new nuclear reactors in the United States. They claim that nuclear power is a solution to global warming, but that’s just not true. Indeed, nuclear power costs...

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Climate change disclosure in SEC filings

Nov. 18, 2008 / Posted by: RConnors / Categories: Blog

Automobile, Insurance, Oil & Gas, Petrochemical, and Utilities Companies This report is Friends of the Earth’s fifth annual review of climate change reporting in the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filings of automobile, manufacturi...

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The facts about cruise ships

Nov. 3, 2008 / Posted by: RConnors / Categories: Blog, Oceans and Forests

Cruise Ships Generate Vast Quantities of Waste Cruise ships generate hundreds of thousands of gallons of human sewage and offer a host of amenities that create pollutants, including dry-cleaning, pools, hair salons, restaurants, photo processing, ...

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Ship Shape: Treating Toxic Waste as Waste

Oct. 24, 2008 / Posted by: RConnors / Categories: Blog

In September, the Port of Seattle adopted Friends of the Earth's proposal to dispose of 20,000 cubic yards of PCB-tainted sediment dredged from Puget Sound into a waste management facility (the alternative was to dump it back into the Sound).

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Victory at the IMO! ... and Next Steps

Oct. 14, 2008 / Posted by: RConnors / Categories: Blog

Friends of the Earth strongly welcomed the IMO’s formal adoption of revisions to MARPOL Annex VI last Thursday, which will bring about a substantial reduction in air pollution from ships. Currently, the average sulfur content of ship fuel is...

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