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Is “Food-Tech” the Future of Food?
Is “Food-Tech” the Future of Food?

What do we want the future of our food system to look like, and shouldn’t we all have a say in that?

Low-Carbon Meals: A Triple Win for One of California’s Largest School Districts
Low-Carbon Meals: A Triple Win for One of California’s Largest School Districts

Research shows that we cannot avoid the worst impacts of climate change unless we dramatically scale back our consumption of animal foods. That's because producing meat and cheese generates large amounts of greenhouse gas emissions and guzzles huge amounts of water.

The Big Gas Giveaway: flaring, the Congressional Review Act, and Trumps present to BigOil
The Big Gas Giveaway: flaring, the Congressional Review Act, and Trumps present to BigOil

We need stronger protections for our public lands, not another victory for Big Oil at the expense of front line communities, taxpayers, and the climate.

Bee the Change: 8 simple steps to help your city save bees
Bee the Change: 8 simple steps to help your city save bees

This new guide outlines all of the steps individuals and city officials can take to help protect pollinators. It’s based on the landmark policies of the nearly 100 retailers, universities, cities and states that are leading the way in pollinator protection.

Roadmap for Federal Coal Reform Must Be Followed
Roadmap for Federal Coal Reform Must Be Followed

Nearly one year after Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell called for a comprehensive review of the federal coal program, the Obama administration released a roadmap for reform of the federal coal program. The 190-page roadmap is a critical and important step towards addressing the significant impacts the federal coal program has on our climate, public health, and coal communities. Whether such reforms will be implemented under a Trump administration given his frequent…

Sessions is a looming threat to people of color and the planet
Sessions is a looming threat to people of color and the planet

The nomination of Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) as United States attorney general presents U.S. senators with one such decision.

UPDATE: Stand with the Shuar People and Acci Ecolica!
UPDATE: Stand with the Shuar People and Acci Ecolica!

Acción Ecológica is still under threat of closure!

Today, Acción Ecológica (AE) is asking YOU to stand with them.

Tag a picture of yourself on their Facebook page here with a sign that says #SOSAccionEcologica to show the Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa that the world is watching. The fight to resist the closure of AE is fundamentally a fight for human rights and Indigenous Peoples, and this is just one way that you can…

Your help needed! Stand with Acci Ecolica and the rights of the Shuar Peoples in Ecuador
Your help needed! Stand with Acci Ecolica and the rights of the Shuar Peoples in Ecuador

Acción Ecológica under immediate threat

On Tuesday, Ecuador’s Ministry of Environment announced plans to shut down one of the country’s leading environmental groups, Acción Ecológica, for their work to protect the rights of the environment and Indigenous Peoples in the Ecuadorean Amazon. The Ecuadorean government stated that the closure was in direct response to the group’s ongoing efforts to raise awareness about the Mirador mega-copper mine, located on ancestral lands belonging…

Guatemalan land defenders are under threat and need justice
Guatemalan land defenders are under threat and need justice

The best way to defend our lands, rivers and forests is to speak out for the defenders—the people at the front lines of these struggles—so they may live on to continue fighting for all of us.

How can OPIC protect communities and the planet?
How can OPIC protect communities and the planet?

In the waning days of the Obama administration, government agencies are scrambling to finalize new policies before the Trump administration comes to Washington in January. One such agency is the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, the United States development finance institution. Last year, OPIC began a revision of its Environmental and Social Policy Statement, which is its framework…