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America’s Largest Traditional Supermarket Chain Is Fine With Killing Bees
America’s Largest Traditional Supermarket Chain Is Fine With Killing Bees

Kroger can and should set the example for other supermarkets and food retailers, and give their customers what they’re looking for: more organic choices with fewer toxic pesticides.

10 ways that Trump’s new NAFTA threatens people and the planet
10 ways that Trump’s new NAFTA threatens people and the planet

When we compare the evils of Trump’s new trade deal against reality of our current economy, the American people should be extremely concerned about the future of our environment.

Extinguishing the torches of hate
Extinguishing the torches of hate

We find ourselves in a country where being a white supremacist is a political bonafide, rather than political suicide.

The California legislature just extended cap and trade. 3,000 people will die.
The California legislature just extended cap and trade. 3,000 people will die.

Richmond, California has been my home for the past 15 years. It’s also home to the largest refinery on the west coast, operated by Chevron, California’s single largest stationary source of greenhouse gas emissions.

For almost four years, Richmond’s environmental justice advocates have been campaigning to prevent Chevron from embarking on a major refinery expansion that would allow the facility to process dirtier, heavier tar sands crude. The campaign fought to convince the…

What Kroger Can Do To Protect People, Pollinators and the Planet
What Kroger Can Do To Protect People, Pollinators and the Planet

Beekeepers, farmworkers, and concerned Cincinnati residents gathered outside of Kroger’s annual shareholder meeting on Thursday, June 22, to urge Kroger to stop selling food grown with bee-killing pesticides and offer more bee and people friendly organic food. Kroger is the largest traditional supermarket company in the U.S. However, it stocks its shelves with food grown with pesticides that are harming pollinators, people and our environment. At the meeting, Friends of the Earth and SumOfUs…

Schools Cut Meat and Cheese, Serve up Big Wins for Kids and Climate
Schools Cut Meat and Cheese, Serve up Big Wins for Kids and Climate

A new groundbreaking study by Friends of the Earth in conjunction with the Oakland Unified School District (OUSD), shows that schools can make lunches healthier and more climate-friendly while saving money.

Is California Selling Climate Illusions?
Is California Selling Climate Illusions?

The Governor has spent the last months promoting the expansion of complicated market-based carbon trading mechanisms, known as “Cap-and-Trade,” as a cornerstone of state and global climate policy

International Finance Corporation Flashes Warning Signs for Green Climate Fund
International Finance Corporation Flashes Warning Signs for Green Climate Fund

The IFC doesn’t know what a lot of its money is doing, and that’s bad. Though the subject matter might at first seem a bit dull, a recent monitoring report of the financial sector lending of the International Finance Corporation (IFC) is a doozy for the warnings it provides to the Green Climate Fund (GCF). The International Finance Corporation (IFC), the World Bank Group’s private sector lending arm, had a financial intermediary (FI) portfolio of…

Five things Trumps Paris Climate Speech got wrong in his attack on Green Climate Fund
Five things Trumps Paris Climate Speech got wrong in his attack on Green Climate Fund

Donald Trump announced this afternoon that the United States will begin the process of withdrawing from the Paris Agreement. During his remarks, Trump made a series of inaccurate and misleading statements about the Green Climate Fund in connection to his withdrawal decision.

How Greener School Lunches Can Help Fight Climate Change
How Greener School Lunches Can Help Fight Climate Change

Greening school food should be a primary ingredient in combating climate change—just as important as making schools more solar-powered and energy efficient.