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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.

Rich countries scheme to ditch Kyoto targets

Nov. 6, 2009 / Posted by: RConnors / Categories: Blog

The final negotiating days before Copenhagen just wrapped up today in Barcelona. At this point, prospects for reaching a meaningful international climate agreement in December are dim. Wealthy countries continue to refuse to make strong commitment...

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Africa stands up for binding targets

Nov. 3, 2009 / Posted by: RConnors / Categories: Blog

African negotiators at the UN climate talks in Barcelona refused to continue formal discussions about all other issues until wealthy countries live up to their legal and moral responsibility to commit to deep emissions reductions.

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International Day of Climate Action

Oct. 30, 2009 / Posted by: AKitlas / Categories: Blog

Despite the gloomy weather last weekend in the nation’s capital, a diverse group of local activists filled Malcom X Park on October 24 to show solidarity with people across the globe and call for action to stop pollution and poverty. The eve...

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Controversial nomination advances out of committee

Oct. 16, 2009 / Posted by: RConnors / Categories: Blog

On Thursday, October 8, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee passed the nomination of controversial nominee Joseph Pizarchik to be the head of the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement by a voice vote. Senator's Bernard...

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Air pollution protections under threat

Oct. 16, 2009 / Posted by: RConnors / Categories: Blog

Great Lakes exemption could derail limits for ship pollution For several years, Friends of the Earth and various other environmental groups, air regulators, and public health organizations have worked with the EPA to create an “Emission Cont...

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