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A pesticides wake-up call: New study confirms the need to eat and farm organic
A pesticides wake-up call: New study confirms the need to eat and farm organic

As organic farmers, we care deeply about the food we put in our bodies and how it’s grown. On our small farm in middle Georgia, my husband and I grow U.S. Department of Agriculture-certified organic food.

Arctic Indigenous Voices made a difference on polar shipping in 2018 – and 2019 looks promising too
Arctic Indigenous Voices made a difference on polar shipping in 2018 – and 2019 looks promising too

It’s not every day that elder Alaska Natives are heard and respected by leaders from around the world.

RSPO should suspend membership of groups undermining Guatemala’s anti-impunity commission
RSPO should suspend membership of groups undermining Guatemala’s anti-impunity commission

Since 2017, Morales has been engaged in a battle against the U.N. commission, which was investigating his alleged violations of campaign finance law as well allegations of corruption by many of his associates, including close family members. The commission has also helped the Guatemalan attorney general bring charges against Guatemalan military leaders for massacres of indigenous peoples, as well as for acts of corruption by Guatemala’s former president, Otto Perez Molina, and several business executives…

An Interview with Chloe Maxmin
An Interview with Chloe Maxmin

In 2018, Chloe Maxmin became the first Democrat to win Maine House District 88. Chloe is young Mainer with a background in climate justice and community organizing.

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.