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The dubious fanfare about BlackRock’s social purpose
The dubious fanfare about BlackRock’s social purpose

If you look at BlackRock’s actual investments, you could be forgiven for thinking that their purpose is to drive civilization off the climate cliff while profiting from the wreckage.

A Green New Deal to Save People and the Planet
A Green New Deal to Save People and the Planet

The real answer to the climate change crisis lies in changing the way we manage, extract, use and distribute Earth’s natural resources.

Undoing the damage Pruitt and Zinke did to our environment
Undoing the damage Pruitt and Zinke did to our environment

Scott Pruitt and Ryan Zinke seemingly handed the EPA and DOI over to corporate polluters. They debased these agencies and endangered public health. Americans are relying on the Democrats to stand up, stop these destructive actions and protect people and the planet.

I went Dungeness crabbing in Washington for the first time this fall. Here’s why I’m concerned about increased shipping from Trans Mountain pipeline.
I went Dungeness crabbing in Washington for the first time this fall. Here’s why I’m concerned about increased shipping from Trans Mountain pipeline.

We would see an estimated 700% increase in shipping traffic in the Salish Sea. With it would come increased risks to fishing families, coastal communities and our marine wildlife.

The caravan reveals what is happening in our country: an interview with Bertita Zúniga Cáceres
The caravan reveals what is happening in our country: an interview with Bertita Zúniga Cáceres

I spoke with Bertita about the trial of her mother’s killers, which has since concluded with a guilty charge against four of Berta’s killers, the conditions of instability in Honduras and the reasons for the mass exodus from her country that has come to be known as a migrant caravan.

Palm Oil Was Supposed to Help Save the Planet. Instead It Unleashed a Catastrophe: Four Takeaways from this Sunday’s New York Times Article
Palm Oil Was Supposed to Help Save the Planet. Instead It Unleashed a Catastrophe: Four Takeaways from this Sunday’s New York Times Article

Staff at Friends of the Earth worked closely with the reporter, ProPublica’s Abrahm Lustgarten, to share background information and analysis, supply contacts in Indonesia and bring him along on public events we hosted at the U.S. Senate and the San Francisco climate summit. Here are four takeaways from the article.

Four ways for Democrats to root out Republican corruption
Four ways for Democrats to root out Republican corruption

Democrats in the House must hold administration officials accountable for their unethical and illegal actions. They should start with the Department of Interior and its Secretary Ryan Zinke, who is facing no less than 17 federal investigations.

It’s Time to Stop Paying for Pesticides With Our Health: Organic for All Must Become the Norm
It’s Time to Stop Paying for Pesticides With Our Health: Organic for All Must Become the Norm

This research confirms what is intuitive and supports what the President's Cancer Panel told us nearly a decade ago: reducing exposure to cancer-causing chemicals, including pesticides, reduces your risk of cancer.

Major palm oil company execs arrested for bribery in Indonesia
Major palm oil company execs arrested for bribery in Indonesia

Earlier this week Reuters reported on a bribery scandal in Indonesia that has resulted — so far — in the arrests of seven people, including senior executives of palm company Sinar Mas Agro Resources and PT Binasawit Abadi Pratama.

The City of Angels Funds Some Hellish Fossil Fuel Projects
The City of Angels Funds Some Hellish Fossil Fuel Projects

When Los Angeles voters go to the polls next week, they will decide whether to approve Charter Amendment B, which amends the city’s charter to enable it to take affirmative steps to establish a public bank.