Friends of the Earth’s blog is a staff-run blog that provides policy analysis, insight and commentary about the environment and other progressive issues, advances our campaigns, and builds momentum for a healthy and just world.

Ending federal fossil fuel leasing could keep 450 billion tons of carbon pollution in the ground

Aug. 19, 2015 / Posted by: Marissa Knodel / Categories: Blog, Climate and Energy / Tags: Climate change, Keep it in the ground, Marissa knodel

Climate change poses an unprecedented threat to our future and future generations. In the U.S., federal leasing of publicly owned fossil fuels contributes significantly to domestic and global greenhouse gas emissions, accounting for nearly a quart...

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Cruise industry eyes Cuba

Jul. 8, 2015 / Posted by: Caroline Schwaner / Categories: Blog, Oceans and Forests / Tags: Cruise ships

The Obama administration’s plans to normalize relations with Cuba and the introduction of legislation to relax travel restrictions between the U.S. and Cuba have launched a tourism frenzy -- and the cruise industry is first in line. Dr. Jorg...

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