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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.

Ship Shape: Obama Ocean Policy Task Force Hearings

Sep. 8, 2009 / Posted by: RConnors / Categories: Blog

President Obama wants your ideas on how to protect our Oceans, Coasts and Great Lakes! Our oceans, coasts, and Great Lakes are places of wonder and beauty, and they are also economic engines that provide valuable jobs, food, recreation, energy res...

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300+ Groups Ask Senate for Stronger Climate Bill

Aug. 24, 2009 / Posted by: RConnors / Categories: Blog

AUGUST 26, 2009 -- A broad coalition of more than 300 faith, human rights, social justice, and environmental groups, including Friends of the Earth, has composed and sent a letter to U.S. senators calling for energy and climate legislation that's ...

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Nano-Sunscreens: Not Worth the Risk

Aug. 19, 2009 / Posted by: NBerning / Categories: Blog

Friends of the Earth teamed up with Consumers Union and the International Center for Technology Assessment to compile the latest info about nanomaterials in sunscreens (pdf) and their potential hazards.

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Our Recommendations to Obama's Ocean Task Force

Aug. 14, 2009 / Posted by: MKeever / Categories: Blog

Friends of the Earth submitted comments to President Barack Obama’s Interagency Ocean Policy Task Force, led by the White House Council on Environmental Quality. We commend President Obama for addressing the critical need for a national poli...

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FOE-US Statement on the Coup in Honduras

Aug. 11, 2009 / Posted by: AMatisoff / Categories: Blog

UPDATE: Two months after the coup in Honduras, the coup regime has refused to accept diplomatic options to return the county to democracy. In light of these developments, the US State Department officials made it clear that they are considering le...

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Whale impaled by cruise ship

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

We received a big reminder of the threat to whales from large, ocean-going ships this past week as the Sapphire Princess, a cruise ship returning from a voyage to Alaska, impaled a fin whale likely north of Vancouver Island. Knowledge of the strik...

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Senate Must Fix Biofuels Mistakes

Jul. 22, 2009 / Posted by: KMcmahon / Categories: Blog

Many bad deals were made to help pass a major climate and energy bill in the House. Some of the most egregious were brokered on behalf of corporate agribusiness by Rep. Collin Peterson (D - Minn.) and his Agriculture Committee. Now we have to pres...

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