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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.

GM Crops Failing to Tackle Climate Change

Feb. 26, 2010 / Posted by: KTrout / Categories: Blog

A new report from Friends of the Earth International reveals that claims made by the biotech industry that genetically modified (GM) crops can combat climate change are both exaggerated and premature.

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EPA Releases Final Biofuels Mandate Rules (RFS2)

Feb. 25, 2010 / Posted by: KTrout / Categories: Blog

In early February 2010, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its final rules on the Renewable Fuels Standard. Friends of the Earth and allied groups had pushed the EPA to account for the indirect greenhouse gas emissions that biofuel...

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Tar Sands: Resources and Information

Feb. 18, 2010 / Posted by: NBerning / Categories: Blog

Below, are resources and information on Friends of the Earth's tar sands campaigns. Fact sheets: General tar sands factsheet Keystone XL fact sheet Refinery tax credit fact sheet

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Meet Eric Hoffman

Feb. 2, 2010 / Posted by: EHoffman / Categories: Blog

Friends of the Earth is a fierce advocate of scientific progress, but corporations often seek profit from scientific developments with little regard for human health. We must take precaution to ensure new technologies don't do more harm than good....

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Investigative Reporting on Cruise Ship Pollution

Jan. 19, 2010 / Posted by: NKulkarni / Categories: Blog

In January, DC Bureau, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization of investigative reporters ran two great in depth pieces on cruise industry lobbying, http://www.dcbureau.org/20100104305/Natural-Resources-News-Service/d

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Use caution with colloidal silver

Jan. 15, 2010 / Posted by: RConnors / Categories: Blog

Statement regarding Friends of the Earth's position on colloidal silver products Friends of the Earth’s core reason for petitioning the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was due to concern about nanoscale silver and its use in great quan...

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Wear blue for the oceans on January 13!

Jan. 11, 2010 / Posted by: RConnors / Categories: Blog

With the holidays behind us, perhaps you are feeling a bit blue? Why not take advantage of that feeling by wearing blue for the oceans on January 13 and joining us at one of many events being planned from coast to coast! Everyone is encouraged to ...

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