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Is land speculation helping destroy Brazil’s “birthplace of waters”?
Is land speculation helping destroy Brazil’s “birthplace of waters”?

The Cerrado’s native vegetation once covered nearly 800,000 square miles — an area bigger than Great Britain, France, and Germany combined. Today, less than half of it remains.

Senate Approval of Mike Pompeo’s Secretary of State Nomination Would Spell Disaster for Planet Earth
Senate Approval of Mike Pompeo’s Secretary of State Nomination Would Spell Disaster for Planet Earth

It is hard to think of a worse candidate than Mike Pompeo to lead the State Department.

Certified weaknesses: The RSPO’s Liberian fiasco
Certified weaknesses: The RSPO’s Liberian fiasco

GVL has destroyed their sacred sites, polluted their drinking water, and curtailed their access to their forests and livelihoods.

Bayer, Monsanto and Big Data: Who will control our food system in the era of digital agriculture and mega-mergers?
Bayer, Monsanto and Big Data: Who will control our food system in the era of digital agriculture and mega-mergers?

Based on a recent poll, 91.7 percent of farmers surveyed are concerned that Bayer-Monsanto will control data about farm practices.

Kroger needs to stop selling food grown with Dow’s toxic nerve gas pesticide
Kroger needs to stop selling food grown with Dow’s toxic nerve gas pesticide

While the Trump administration sides with Dow over our children, workers, rural communities and pollinators, we must act to get this pesticide out of our food system.

10 Reasons to #FirePruitt
10 Reasons to #FirePruitt

Plagued by scandal and facing growing criticism even from members of his own party, the moment is ripe for communities across to country to rise up and demand that Scott Pruitt be fired.

International Maritime Organization (IMO) advances key navigation protections for the Bering Sea and Arctic Ocean
International Maritime Organization (IMO) advances key navigation protections for the Bering Sea and Arctic Ocean

As someone with family and ancestral roots in the Arctic region who tries to inform their communities on such proposals, I was glad to be able to testify as a representative from Friends of the Earth.

Food retailers fail to protect bees from toxic pesticides
Food retailers fail to protect bees from toxic pesticides

A new scorecard from Friends of the Earth shows that top food retailers are failing to protect bees and people from toxic pesticides.

The Alaskan Arctic to California Crude Connection
The Alaskan Arctic to California Crude Connection

This dynamic is on the verge of changing, as the threat of increased oil tanker traffic in California to feed the refinery sector is raising awareness about the sources of that crude oil.

Another hidden link between your retirement funds and rainforest destruction: Maybank, the world’s largest financier of palm oil
Another hidden link between your retirement funds and rainforest destruction: Maybank, the world’s largest financier of palm oil

The destruction wrought by the palm oil sector — millions of hectares of forest and peatlands destroyed, entire species driven to the brink, assaults on local communities’ lands — is our responsibility.