Spring 2016

Who defends nature's defenders?

Our cover story discusses what happens when environmental defenders from around the world defy the rules or when the rule of law fails them. They take action because their government, multinational corporations or other entities threaten their family, their community, their environment or their way of life. These defenders are being attacked and sometimes killed.

Recently in Honduras, Berta Cáceres — a dear friend of Friends of the Earth, a Goldman Environmental Prize winner, an environmental activist and indigenous leader of the Lenca people and co-founder and coordinator of the Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras (COPINH) — was murdered. Her death sparked international outrage over human rights abuses in Honduras and the lack of justice for activists that are slain, imprisoned or harassed around the world.

Also in this issue:

  • "Dark Money": How the Koch brothers undermine American democracy
  • New science and big progress in the fight to save pollinators
  • Young people address climate change in creative ways

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Previous Issues

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The Price of Palm

The fight for Indonesian forests and communities


Turning the tide: keeping genetically engineered seafood out of grocery stores

This is the spring 2013 issue of the quarterly Friends of the Earth Newsmagazine.


Bug off: Keeping genetically engineered mosquitoes out of the Florida Keys

Earth Budget: Protecting the environment, not corporate wealth

This is the summer 2012 issue of the quartely Friends of the Earth Newsmagazine.

Extreme weather and climate change

This is the fall 2012 issue of the quartely Friends of the Earth Newsmagazine.



Newsmagazine Summer 2010

A crude awakening

Newsmagazine Fall 2010

Something's Fishy


Newsmagazine Spring 2009

Yes we can, but will we?

Newsmagazine Summer 2009

40th anniversary

Newsmagazine Fall 2009

Making waves for climate justice





Newsmagazine Summer 2005

Champion of the Sierra Madre

Newsmagazine Winter 2005

Toyota's green commitment: Fact or fiction?


Under Our Skin

Personal care products linked to cancer and birth defects




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