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.

Don't Be A [Gene] Doper

Jul. 29, 2008 / Posted by: RConnors / Categories: Blog

Don't Be A [Gene] Doper Athletes are seeking a new, controversial technology that may make it possible to alter their DNA, allowing them to run faster or hit harder. Genetically manipulating a person's genes can be fatal – gene therapy exper...

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Ship Shape: Clean Cruise Ship Act

Jul. 18, 2008 / Posted by: RConnors / Categories: Blog

We have great news to share! Just last week, Congressman Sam Farr (D-CA) introduced the Clean Cruise Ship Act of 2008 (H.R. 6434), a bill that would finally put an end to the dumping of sewage and other pollutants by cruise ships within 12 miles o...

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Ship Shape: Introduction

Jul. 4, 2008 / Posted by: RConnors / Categories: Blog

Welcome to Ship Shape, a new series featuring our Clean Vessels Campaign! Friends of the Earth's Clean Vessels Campaign is working to fight pollution from ocean going vessels such as cargo ships and cruise ships. Ocean going vessels discharge enor...

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New Biotechnologies: No Longer Science Fiction

Jun. 19, 2008 / Posted by: RConnors / Categories: Blog

Gillian Madill, Friends of the Earth's Genetic Technologies Campaigner, recently testified to the House Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation and Trade on new human biotechnologies. Her testimony addressed the implications of various biotech...

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Public Transportation, Gas Prices, and Climate

Jun. 9, 2008 / Posted by: RConnors / Categories: Blog

We can help American families cope with high gas prices by investing in public transportation and communities with transportation alternatives through climate change legislation. Gas prices have shot up by more than a dollar per gallon in less tha...

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Coming Clean on Cruise Ships

Jun. 1, 2008 / Posted by: RConnors / Categories: Blog

From the Friends of the Earth Newsmagazine WITH THE ARRIVAL OF SUMMER, many people look forward to time away from school, work, and the responsibilities of everyday life. As a vacation choice, cruises have grown increasingly popular over the past ...

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Killer Cribs: New Report

May. 20, 2008 / Posted by: RConnors / Categories: Blog

Killer Cribs: Protecting Infants and Children from Toxic Exposure Friends of the Earth has found that commonly used baby and children's products and upholstered household furniture contain dangerous levels of toxic chemicals called halogenated fir...

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