SAVE THE BEES
Tell EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy to ban bee-killing neonic pesticides.
In the last decade, high demand for palm oil, largely for use in food and fuel production, has driven a rapid expansion of the industry. Illegal palm oil plantations in Indonesia and other tropical countries have become major drivers of rain forest destruction, which in turn constitutes 15 percent of the total annual carbon pollution. But big yields come with big human costs. Profits never find their way from the large, multinational corporations to the villages displaced by palm plantations through forceful evictions.
International forests campaigner Jeff Conant visited subsistence farmers in several villages in Sumatra, Indonesia, to get their perspective on the palm oil industry. Also in this newsmagazine: the environmental costs of that steak on your plate, Brazil's problematic hosting of the 2014 World Cup, and campaign updates.
The fight for Indonesian forests and communities
This is the spring 2013 issue of the quarterly Friends of the Earth Newsmagazine.
This is the summer 2012 issue of the quartely Friends of the Earth Newsmagazine.
This is the fall 2012 issue of the quartely Friends of the Earth Newsmagazine.
A crude awakening
Yes we can, but will we?
Making waves for climate justice
Champion of the Sierra Madre
Toyota's green commitment: Fact or fiction?
Personal care products linked to cancer and birth defects