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heraldscotland
Terror fears after series of security breaches at nuclear power stations“Terrorists must be delighted with this catalogue of cock-ups,” said Dr Richard
Terror fears after series of security breaches at nuclear power stations
heraldscotland / Posted 13 hours ago
“Terrorists must be delighted with this catalogue of cock-ups,” said Dr Richard Dixon, director of Friends of the Earth Scotland. “It seems you just have to follow some nuclear police around for a while and they'll drop their pass in a car park,... Read more
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Times of Malta
Activists protest the ERA right on its doorsteptwo skyscraper projects, although it subsequently backpedalled and now says it
Activists protest the ERA right on its doorstep
Times of Malta / Posted 2 days ago
two skyscraper projects, although it subsequently backpedalled and now says it is mulling an appeal. Moviment Graffitti, Friends of the Earth and Flimkien għall-Ambjent Aħjar all formed part of today's protest. Last May, Kamp Emerġenza Ambjent... Read more
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USA Today
Right to protest also means freedom from militarized policeoff our streets. Lindsey Allen is executive director of Rainforest Action Netw
Right to protest also means freedom from militarized police
USA Today / Posted 2 days ago
off our streets. Lindsey Allen is executive director of Rainforest Action Network. Annie Leonard is executive director of Greenpeace USA. And Erich Pica is president of Friends of the Earth U.S. Read or Share this story: http://usat.l... Read more
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The Hill
Progressive groups urge Clinton to lead fight against a TPP votegroups, including CREDO the Communications Workers of America, 350 Action, Dema
Progressive groups urge Clinton to lead fight against a TPP vote
The Hill / Posted 3 days ago
groups, including CREDO the Communications Workers of America, 350 Action, Demand Progress, Fight for the Future, Friends of the Earth and Public Citizen, all of which oppose the TPP. During the past two weeks, more than 100,000 people... Read more
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Environmental Data Interactive Exchange
MPs and public in unison over maintaining post-Brexit environmental protectionsame emphasis on environmental protection than current EU subsidies A new YouG
MPs and public in unison over maintaining post-Brexit environmental protection
Environmental Data Interactive Exchange / Posted 3 days ago
same emphasis on environmental protection than current EU subsidies A new YouGov poll carried out for green campaign group Friends of the Earth (FoE) found that 83% of more than 1,600 respondents wanted new UK laws that provide the same or a higher... Read more
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NBC News
How will Clinton navigate an awkward lame-duck fight on trade?union, the online organizing groups CREDO, Democracy for America, and Demand Pr
How will Clinton navigate an awkward lame-duck fight on trade?
NBC News / Posted 3 days ago
union, the online organizing groups CREDO, Democracy for America, and Demand Progress, the environmental groups 350.org and Friends of the Earth, and the consumer watchdog Public Citizen. Many of the groups supported Sen. Bernie Sanders in the... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
Clinton makes working-class pitch while courting wealthy donorspursuit of big money. "Fifty thousand dollars is more than a lot of people mak
Clinton makes working-class pitch while courting wealthy donors
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 3 days ago
pursuit of big money. "Fifty thousand dollars is more than a lot of people make in a year," said Erich Pica, president of Friends of the Earth Action, an environmental group that was an early Sanders supporter. "When you're taking such big-dollar... Read more
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Times of Malta
Boycott the developersto progressive social change, saved the environment (for example, the boycott o
Boycott the developers
Times of Malta / Posted 4 days ago
to progressive social change, saved the environment (for example, the boycott of Esso products in 2001/2 by Greenpeace and Friends of the Earth for its lack of investment in renewable energy) and helped to bring down totalitarian regimes (for... Read more
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Op-Ed News
Rock Against TPP Drawing Large Crowdssponsored by Backbone Campaign, Citizens Trade Campaign, Communications Workers
Rock Against TPP Drawing Large Crowds
Op-Ed News / Posted 5 days ago
sponsored by Backbone Campaign, Citizens Trade Campaign, Communications Workers of America (CWA), CREDO, Demand Progress, Friends of the Earth, the International Labor Rights Forum, Public Citizen, Sierra Club, SumOfUs, the Teamsters, United... Read more
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CommonDreams.org
Analysis: Burning Unleased Fossil Fuels in Gulf of Mexico Would Release 33 Billion Tons of Greenhouse Gas Pollutionand protect communities on the front lines of fossil fuel destruction,” said Ma
Analysis: Burning Unleased Fossil Fuels in Gulf of Mexico Would Release 33 Billion Tons of Greenhouse Gas Pollution
CommonDreams.org / Posted 5 days ago
and protect communities on the front lines of fossil fuel destruction,” said Marissa Knodel, climate campaigner at Friends of the Earth. “President Obama can solidify his climate legacy and jumpstart a just transition for Gulf Coast... Read more
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The Borneo Post
Plantations: Friend or foe from the Sarawak Perspectiveinherent conditions.” The BLD Plantation executive chairman pointed out that N
Plantations: Friend or foe from the Sarawak Perspective
The Borneo Post / Posted 5 days ago
inherent conditions.” The BLD Plantation executive chairman pointed out that NGOs like Save the Rainforests, Forest Hero, Friends of the Earth and Friends of the Orangutans who position themselves as the “white knights of environmental protection”... Read more
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CommonDreams.org
Legal Protest Filed Against Fossil Fuel Auction of Public Lands in Montanaenergy-related emissions. An 2015 report by EcoShift Consulting, commissioned b
Legal Protest Filed Against Fossil Fuel Auction of Public Lands in Montana
CommonDreams.org / Posted 6 days ago
energy-related emissions. An 2015 report by EcoShift Consulting, commissioned by the Center for Biological Diversity and Friends of the Earth, found that remaining federal oil, gas, coal, oil shale and tar sands that have not been leased to... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
Cruise ship looks to make clean journey through Northwest Passagemelting. Cruise ships dump about a billion gallons of sewage into the ocean ea
Cruise ship looks to make clean journey through Northwest Passage
The Globe and Mail / Posted 8 days ago
melting. Cruise ships dump about a billion gallons of sewage into the ocean each year, according to a 2014 study by Friends of the Earth, a non-governmental environmental group. But Crystal Cruises maintains no trash will be thrown... Read more
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CommonDreams.org
In the Wake of Devastating Flooding in Louisiana, Groups Urge Obama Administration to Cancel Upcoming Gulf Drilling Lease Salefor Biological Diversity, MoveOn.org Civic Action, Oil Change International, En
In the Wake of Devastating Flooding in Louisiana, Groups Urge Obama Administration to Cancel Upcoming Gulf Drilling Lease Sale
CommonDreams.org / Posted 9 days ago
for Biological Diversity, MoveOn.org Civic Action, Oil Change International, Endangered Species Coalition, Bold Alliance, Friends of the Earth, Rainforest Action Network, Greenpeace, Earthworks, and the No New Leases Coalition tell President... Read more
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Illawarra Mercury
Josh Frydenberg's 'delicate balance': keeping energy cheap while cutting carbonan aggressive attack on South Australia's renewable energy leadership in recent
Josh Frydenberg's 'delicate balance': keeping energy cheap while cutting carbon
Illawarra Mercury / Posted 10 days ago
an aggressive attack on South Australia's renewable energy leadership in recent weeks," Leigh Ewbank, a spokesman for Friends of the Earth. "These interests are trying to undermine renewable energy's reputation and destabilise states who are... Read more
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The Courier
Josh Frydenberg's 'delicate balance': keeping energy cheap while cutting carbonan aggressive attack on South Australia's renewable energy leadership in recent
Josh Frydenberg's 'delicate balance': keeping energy cheap while cutting carbon
The Courier / Posted 10 days ago
an aggressive attack on South Australia's renewable energy leadership in recent weeks," Leigh Ewbank, a spokesman for Friends of the Earth. "These interests are trying to undermine renewable energy's reputation and destabilise states who are... Read more
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Northern Daily Leader
Josh Frydenberg's 'delicate balance': keeping energy cheap while cutting carbonan aggressive attack on South Australia's renewable energy leadership in recent
Josh Frydenberg's 'delicate balance': keeping energy cheap while cutting carbon
Northern Daily Leader / Posted 10 days ago
an aggressive attack on South Australia's renewable energy leadership in recent weeks," Leigh Ewbank, a spokesman for Friends of the Earth. "These interests are trying to undermine renewable energy's reputation and destabilise states who are... Read more
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The Young Witness
Josh Frydenberg's 'delicate balance': keeping energy cheap while cutting carbonan aggressive attack on South Australia's renewable energy leadership in recent
Josh Frydenberg's 'delicate balance': keeping energy cheap while cutting carbon
The Young Witness / Posted 10 days ago
an aggressive attack on South Australia's renewable energy leadership in recent weeks," Leigh Ewbank, a spokesman for Friends of the Earth. "These interests are trying to undermine renewable energy's reputation and destabilise states who are... Read more
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Western Advocate
Josh Frydenberg's 'delicate balance': keeping energy cheap while cutting carbonan aggressive attack on South Australia's renewable energy leadership in recent
Josh Frydenberg's 'delicate balance': keeping energy cheap while cutting carbon
Western Advocate / Posted 10 days ago
an aggressive attack on South Australia's renewable energy leadership in recent weeks," Leigh Ewbank, a spokesman for Friends of the Earth. "These interests are trying to undermine renewable energy's reputation and destabilise states who are... Read more
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The North West Star
Josh Frydenberg's 'delicate balance': keeping energy cheap while cutting carbonan aggressive attack on South Australia's renewable energy leadership in recent
Josh Frydenberg's 'delicate balance': keeping energy cheap while cutting carbon
The North West Star / Posted 10 days ago
an aggressive attack on South Australia's renewable energy leadership in recent weeks," Leigh Ewbank, a spokesman for Friends of the Earth. "These interests are trying to undermine renewable energy's reputation and destabilise states who are... Read more
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Daily Liberal
Josh Frydenberg's 'delicate balance': keeping energy cheap while cutting carbonan aggressive attack on South Australia's renewable energy leadership in recent
Josh Frydenberg's 'delicate balance': keeping energy cheap while cutting carbon
Daily Liberal / Posted 10 days ago
an aggressive attack on South Australia's renewable energy leadership in recent weeks," Leigh Ewbank, a spokesman for Friends of the Earth. "These interests are trying to undermine renewable energy's reputation and destabilise states who are... Read more
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The Border Mail
Josh Frydenberg's 'delicate balance': keeping energy cheap while cutting carbonan aggressive attack on South Australia's renewable energy leadership in recent
Josh Frydenberg's 'delicate balance': keeping energy cheap while cutting carbon
The Border Mail / Posted 10 days ago
an aggressive attack on South Australia's renewable energy leadership in recent weeks," Leigh Ewbank, a spokesman for Friends of the Earth. "These interests are trying to undermine renewable energy's reputation and destabilise states who are... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
Josh Frydenberg's 'delicate balance': keeping energy cheap while cutting carbonan aggressive attack on South Australia's renewable energy leadership in recent
Josh Frydenberg's 'delicate balance': keeping energy cheap while cutting carbon
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 10 days ago
an aggressive attack on South Australia's renewable energy leadership in recent weeks," Leigh Ewbank, a spokesman for Friends of the Earth. "These interests are trying to undermine renewable energy's reputation and destabilise states who are... Read more
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Kiama Independent
Josh Frydenberg's 'delicate balance': keeping energy cheap while cutting carbonan aggressive attack on South Australia's renewable energy leadership in recent
Josh Frydenberg's 'delicate balance': keeping energy cheap while cutting carbon
Kiama Independent / Posted 10 days ago
an aggressive attack on South Australia's renewable energy leadership in recent weeks," Leigh Ewbank, a spokesman for Friends of the Earth. "These interests are trying to undermine renewable energy's reputation and destabilise states who are... Read more
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Manning River Times
Josh Frydenberg's 'delicate balance': keeping energy cheap while cutting carbonan aggressive attack on South Australia's renewable energy leadership in recent
Josh Frydenberg's 'delicate balance': keeping energy cheap while cutting carbon
Manning River Times / Posted 10 days ago
an aggressive attack on South Australia's renewable energy leadership in recent weeks," Leigh Ewbank, a spokesman for Friends of the Earth. "These interests are trying to undermine renewable energy's reputation and destabilise states who are... Read more
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Goondiwindi Argus
Josh Frydenberg's 'delicate balance': keeping energy cheap while cutting carbonan aggressive attack on South Australia's renewable energy leadership in recent
Josh Frydenberg's 'delicate balance': keeping energy cheap while cutting carbon
Goondiwindi Argus / Posted 10 days ago
an aggressive attack on South Australia's renewable energy leadership in recent weeks," Leigh Ewbank, a spokesman for Friends of the Earth. "These interests are trying to undermine renewable energy's reputation and destabilise states who are... Read more
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Salon.com
Gimme a break! IRS tax loophole can reward excessive water use in drought-stricken Westanything about this? Not really, which is why people like Brent Blackwelder, p
Gimme a break! IRS tax loophole can reward excessive water use in drought-stricken West
Salon.com / Posted 10 days ago
anything about this? Not really, which is why people like Brent Blackwelder, president emeritus of the environmental group Friends of the Earth, which has long been involved in rooting out tax policy disincentives to conservation, are fuming. “It’s... Read more
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WA Today
Josh Frydenberg's 'delicate balance': keeping energy cheap while cutting carbonan aggressive attack on South Australia's renewable energy leadership in recent
Josh Frydenberg's 'delicate balance': keeping energy cheap while cutting carbon
WA Today / Posted 10 days ago
an aggressive attack on South Australia's renewable energy leadership in recent weeks," Leigh Ewbank, a spokesman for Friends of the Earth. "These interests are trying to undermine renewable energy's reputation and destabilise states who are... Read more
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Queensland Times
England to buld world's largest ever windfarmcoast will be made up of more than 300 turbines and generate low carbon electri
England to buld world's largest ever windfarm
Queensland Times / Posted 11 days ago
coast will be made up of more than 300 turbines and generate low carbon electricity to power some 1.8 million homes. Friends of the Earth, the Greens and Labour all praised the move but urged the Government to continue to peruse a low carbon... Read more
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The Morning Bulletin
England to buld world's largest ever windfarmcoast will be made up of more than 300 turbines and generate low carbon electri
England to buld world's largest ever windfarm
The Morning Bulletin / Posted 11 days ago
coast will be made up of more than 300 turbines and generate low carbon electricity to power some 1.8 million homes. Friends of the Earth, the Greens and Labour all praised the move but urged the Government to continue to peruse a low carbon... Read more
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News Mail
England to buld world's largest ever windfarmcoast will be made up of more than 300 turbines and generate low carbon electri
England to buld world's largest ever windfarm
News Mail / Posted 11 days ago
coast will be made up of more than 300 turbines and generate low carbon electricity to power some 1.8 million homes. Friends of the Earth, the Greens and Labour all praised the move but urged the Government to continue to peruse a low carbon... Read more
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Daily Examiner
England to buld world's largest ever windfarmcoast will be made up of more than 300 turbines and generate low carbon electri
England to buld world's largest ever windfarm
Daily Examiner / Posted 11 days ago
coast will be made up of more than 300 turbines and generate low carbon electricity to power some 1.8 million homes. Friends of the Earth, the Greens and Labour all praised the move but urged the Government to continue to peruse a low carbon... Read more
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Northern Star
England to buld world's largest ever windfarmcoast will be made up of more than 300 turbines and generate low carbon electri
England to buld world's largest ever windfarm
Northern Star / Posted 11 days ago
coast will be made up of more than 300 turbines and generate low carbon electricity to power some 1.8 million homes. Friends of the Earth, the Greens and Labour all praised the move but urged the Government to continue to peruse a low carbon... Read more
17 related stories
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The Daily Mercury
England to buld world's largest ever windfarmcoast will be made up of more than 300 turbines and generate low carbon electri
England to buld world's largest ever windfarm
The Daily Mercury / Posted 11 days ago
coast will be made up of more than 300 turbines and generate low carbon electricity to power some 1.8 million homes. Friends of the Earth, the Greens and Labour all praised the move but urged the Government to continue to peruse a low carbon... Read more
17 related stories
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Toowoomba Chronicle
England to buld world's largest ever windfarmcoast will be made up of more than 300 turbines and generate low carbon electri
England to buld world's largest ever windfarm
Toowoomba Chronicle / Posted 11 days ago
coast will be made up of more than 300 turbines and generate low carbon electricity to power some 1.8 million homes. Friends of the Earth, the Greens and Labour all praised the move but urged the Government to continue to peruse a low carbon... Read more
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Times of Malta
Environmentalists call for boycott of Gasan, Tumas groups over high-riseshaunt Malta to this day,” he says. An appeal for a boycott was also made yeste
Environmentalists call for boycott of Gasan, Tumas groups over high-rises
Times of Malta / Posted 11 days ago
haunt Malta to this day,” he says. An appeal for a boycott was also made yesterday in an online comment from long-standing Friends of the Earth campaigner Edward Mallia. Dr Mallia was reacting to a story on the Times of Malta website about bumper... Read more
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Times of Malta
Green groups call for boycott of Gasan, Tumas groups over high-riseshaunt Malta to this day,” he says. An appeal for a boycott was also made yeste
Green groups call for boycott of Gasan, Tumas groups over high-rises
Times of Malta / Posted 11 days ago
haunt Malta to this day,” he says. An appeal for a boycott was also made yesterday in an online comment from long-standing Friends of the Earth campaigner Edward Mallia. Dr Mallia was reacting to a story on the Times of Malta website about bumper... Read more
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BBC News
Locals divided over Druridge Bay coal minereferred to the government for review but no decision is expected until Parliam
Locals divided over Druridge Bay coal mine
BBC News / Posted 11 days ago
referred to the government for review but no decision is expected until Parliament reconvenes in September.Image caption Friends of the Earth opposes the Druridge Bay opencast mine plan It's not only locals who are against the plan. Guy... Read more
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Los Angeles Times
Bee-harming pesticides are declining at plant nurseries, report showsKegley, a chemist at the Pesticide Research Institute and lead author of the re
Bee-harming pesticides are declining at plant nurseries, report shows
Los Angeles Times / Posted 12 days ago
Kegley, a chemist at the Pesticide Research Institute and lead author of the report released Tuesday by the institute and Friends of the Earth. Neonicotinoids, which mimic nicotine insecticides produced naturally in leafy plants, have been linked... Read more
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SKY News
Pesticide Linked To Bee Population Declinewere also important. The role of bees in pollination is estimated to be worth
Pesticide Linked To Bee Population Decline
SKY News / Posted 12 days ago
were also important. The role of bees in pollination is estimated to be worth around £600m a year to UK agriculture. Friends of the Earth spokesman Paul de Zylva said the research underlines why the Government should continue the... Read more
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Environmental Data Interactive Exchange
World's largest offshore wind farm receives go-ahead from UK Governmentthis Parliament, and expects 10GW of offshore wind to be installed by the end o
World's largest offshore wind farm receives go-ahead from UK Government
Environmental Data Interactive Exchange / Posted 12 days ago
this Parliament, and expects 10GW of offshore wind to be installed by the end of this decade. Welcoming the news, Friends of the Earth energy campaigner Guy Shrubsole said: “This is fantastic news for local communities and the environment.... Read more
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CommonDreams.org
New Tests Find Significant Decrease in Bee-Killing Pesticides in “Bee-Friendly” Plantspurchased at Home Depot (NYSE: HD), Lowe’s (NYSE: LOW), Ace Hardware, True Valu
New Tests Find Significant Decrease in Bee-Killing Pesticides in “Bee-Friendly” Plants
CommonDreams.org / Posted 12 days ago
purchased at Home Depot (NYSE: HD), Lowe’s (NYSE: LOW), Ace Hardware, True Value and Walmart (NYSE: WMT) was conducted by Friends of the Earth, Pesticide Research Institute and allies. The report, Gardeners Beware 2016, is a follow-up to testing... Read more
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The New Statesman
Following Dalian Atkinson’s death, let’s question the silent creep of Tasers throughout UK policingcampaign possible. One such growing campaign is Eating Better, founded in 2013
Following Dalian Atkinson’s death, let’s question the silent creep of Tasers throughout UK policing
The New Statesman / Posted 13 days ago
campaign possible. One such growing campaign is Eating Better, founded in 2013 by the environmental advocacy group Friends of the Earth. Friends of the Earth food campaigner Kierra Box explained to me that, in order to be successful, a meat... Read more
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DW
UK fracking battle heats up |in York at the end of July to demonstrate against government drilling decisions
UK fracking battle heats up |
DW / Posted 13 days ago
in York at the end of July to demonstrate against government drilling decisions Frack Free Ryedale, with the support of Friends of the Earth, has applied for a judicial review of the Kirby Misperton decision, claiming it could be... Read more
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The New Statesman
The New Vegetarianism: why we need a different approach to reducing meat consumptioncampaign possible. One such growing campaign is Eating Better, founded in 2013
The New Vegetarianism: why we need a different approach to reducing meat consumption
The New Statesman / Posted 13 days ago
campaign possible. One such growing campaign is Eating Better, founded in 2013 by the environmental advocacy group Friends of the Earth. Friends of the Earth food campaigner Kierra Box explained to me that, in order to be successful, a meat... Read more
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Environmental Data Interactive Exchange
Could public support for renewables derail UK fracking and nuclear projects?the public, with today’s poll showing that 43% remain ‘strongly’ opposed to fra
Could public support for renewables derail UK fracking and nuclear projects?
Environmental Data Interactive Exchange / Posted 13 days ago
the public, with today’s poll showing that 43% remain ‘strongly’ opposed to fracking. Commenting on the survey findings, Friends of the Earth senior political strategist Liz Hutchins said: “The Government are desperate to show support for shale... Read more
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Weekly Times
No onshore gas for Vic: VFFsaid it supports an extension to the moratorium until 2020. The VFF’s call fol
No onshore gas for Vic: VFF
Weekly Times / Posted 13 days ago
said it supports an extension to the moratorium until 2020. The VFF’s call follows a recent ReachTEL poll, commissioned by Friends of the Earth, which showed 55.1 per cent of Victorians supported a permanent ban. VFF land management committee... Read more
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heraldscotland
Exposed: the safety record of stranded oil rig companya man was killed in an accident aboard the Transocean Leader rig, 86 miles west
Exposed: the safety record of stranded oil rig company
heraldscotland / Posted 14 days ago
a man was killed in an accident aboard the Transocean Leader rig, 86 miles west of Shetland. Dr Richard Dixon, director of Friends of the Earth Scotland, accused Transocean of suffering more leaks than the CIA. “The company's record in the North... Read more
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ScienceBlogs
A vessel normally dedicated to science should not be enabling tourism in an area like the Arctic, acknowledged by many to be one of the most vulnerable areas to climate change?are those “good” because they’re science, and hence immune to criticism? A clue
A vessel normally dedicated to science should not be enabling tourism in an area like the Arctic, acknowledged by many to be one of the most vulnerable areas to climate change?
ScienceBlogs / Posted 15 days ago
are those “good” because they’re science, and hence immune to criticism? A clue to all the kerfuffle is Marcie Keever from Friends of the Earth in the US: The people who are coming off the cruise ships are not in the 1%, but in the 0.1% of the... Read more
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Northern Echo
Fracking legal case hearing is grantedit go ahead, would bring about the industrialisation of our county and risk the
Fracking legal case hearing is granted
Northern Echo / Posted 16 days ago
it go ahead, would bring about the industrialisation of our county and risk the health and well-being of local people.” Friends of the Earth has said the legal action would see it argue the decision was unlawful because the councillors did not... Read more
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