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New Biotechnologies: No Longer Science Fiction

Jun. 19, 2008 / Posted by: RConnors / Categories: Blog

Gillian Madill, Friends of the Earth's Genetic Technologies Campaigner, recently testified to the House Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation and Trade on new human biotechnologies. Her testimony addressed the implications of various biotech...

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Public Transportation, Gas Prices, and Climate

Jun. 9, 2008 / Posted by: RConnors / Categories: Blog

We can help American families cope with high gas prices by investing in public transportation and communities with transportation alternatives through climate change legislation. Gas prices have shot up by more than a dollar per gallon in less tha...

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Coming Clean on Cruise Ships

Jun. 1, 2008 / Posted by: RConnors / Categories: Blog

From the Friends of the Earth Newsmagazine WITH THE ARRIVAL OF SUMMER, many people look forward to time away from school, work, and the responsibilities of everyday life. As a vacation choice, cruises have grown increasingly popular over the past ...

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Killer Cribs: New Report

May. 20, 2008 / Posted by: RConnors / Categories: Blog

Killer Cribs: Protecting Infants and Children from Toxic Exposure Friends of the Earth has found that commonly used baby and children's products and upholstered household furniture contain dangerous levels of toxic chemicals called halogenated fir...

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EPA Administrator Must Resign!

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

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Stephen Johnson plays politics with the environment, disregards the advice of his staff experts, and repeatedly violates the law. Each additional day he remains in office endangers the planet and weake...

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Friends of the Earth Releases "Killer Couch" Report

Feb. 26, 2008 / Posted by: RConnors / Categories: Blog

According to a study released by Friends of the Earth, a high percentage of California furniture contains toxic chemicals that have been linked to cancer, birth defects, hormone disruption, and reproductive and neurological dysfunction. These toxi...

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Plug-In Hybrids

Feb. 10, 2008 / Posted by: RConnors / Categories: Blog

Plug-In Hybrid Electric vehicles represent one of the most immediate, dramatic, and affordable solutions for reducing petroleum use and global warming pollution from vehicles. Plug-ins are capable of achieving more than 100 miles per gallon gasoli...

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