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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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Don't Buy It: Keep Cloned Meat Off Grocery Shelves

Jan. 16, 2008 / Posted by: RConnors / Categories: Blog

FDA lifts ban on selling meat and dairy products from cloned animals The FDA has buckled to big biotech and agro-business despite more than 150,000 public comments opposing the lifting of the ban, and amendments to the federal Farm Bill and Omnibu...

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Taking Stock

Dec. 15, 2007 / Posted by: RConnors / Categories: Blog

Agreement was reached and the conference ended this afternoon around 5:30 pm -- a full day late.

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Climate Business vs. Climate Justice

Dec. 13, 2007 / Posted by: RConnors / Categories: Blog

Negotiations continued today, largely behind closed doors, with technology transfer for developing countries at the top of the agenda. Rumors are that some agreement has been reached, at least on technology transfer, but it?s unclear whether the f...

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What will the High Level Ministers Do?

Dec. 12, 2007 / Posted by: RConnors / Categories: Blog

The intensity level kicked up a notch today. More people, more security, two separate entry lines for "heads of state" and "participants." The high level segment has started with a series of speeches from country representatives today and tomorrow...

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Richest Country in the World Won't Help Its Neighbors

Dec. 11, 2007 / Posted by: RConnors / Categories: Blog

The Bush administration is once again holding things up in the international climate negotiations. In fact, the United States won the Fossil of the Day award today - a daily award given by the NGO community for doing really stupid things during th...

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US Congress Leading on International Climate Change?

Dec. 10, 2007 / Posted by: RConnors / Categories: Blog

Senator Kerry arrived in Bali today, trumpeting the Lieberman-Warner climate bill as an indication that the United States is ready to take a lead on climate change internationally. Although the bill is an indication that the United States is chang...

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