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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.

Friends of the Earth International Food Sovereignty Meeting

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

There are millions of hungry people in the world and someone has to feed them. Small farms that seek to provide healthy food for their surrounding areas are being threatened by large-scale industrial agriculture. To make matters worse, genetically...

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Gas Flaring in Nigeria

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

An Environmental Health Nightmare Gas flares are created when oil companies burn off extra gas that escapes as a result of oil drilling.

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EPA Petitioned to Update Sewage Standards for Ships

Apr. 28, 2009 / Posted by: MKeever / Categories: Blog

Friends of the Earth issued a petition to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency urging the EPA to update standards governing sewage dumping from large ships. The current, outdated standards, adopted in 1976, allow the use of 30-year-old treatme...

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Forests On the Chopping Block In Energy Policy

Apr. 24, 2009 / Posted by: KMcmahon / Categories: Blog

As Congress debates how to build a clean energy future, one policy proposal threatens our nation's forests: The Renewable Electricity Standard. While a Renewable Electricity Standard -- which would require a set percentage of U.S.

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Safe Kids campaign gets boost in California Senate

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

Last year, the Consumer Product Safety Commission warned against the use of fire retardant chemicals in baby products and furniture. This is because scientists around the world have linked these chemicals to hormone disruption, neurological and de...

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Hugh Grant, CEO, Monsanto Voted Biggest Biofool!

Apr. 23, 2009 / Posted by: RConnors / Categories: Blog

With thousands of votes cast, this year's Biggest Biofool is Hugh Grant, CEO of Monsanto. Grant has been a long-time supporter of biofuels, insisting, despite evidence to the contrary, that biofuels are good for the environment. In fact, biofuels ...

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