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Snapshot of disruption: pre-COP28 conversations marred by misinformation as big oil pumps millions of dollars into Meta ads

On the eve of COP28, the world is grappling with an environmental crisis compounded by an information crisis. Read More

Report: Disinformation Escalating During Extreme Weather Events in Latin America

WASHINGTON – Today, new research from Roots and Friends of the Earth, commissioned with Purpose, has revealed the proliferation of climate disinformation narratives surrounding extreme weather events in Latin America. The report highlights how these events, due to their high visibility, multifaceted nature, and emotional impact, serve… Read More

Friends of the Earth groups reject inadequate, inaccurate Astra Agro Lestari report on environmental and human rights violations in Indonesia

Friends of the Earth groups issued a detailed response denouncing a new report by Indonesia’s second largest palm oil company, Astra Agro Lestari (AAL), concerning environmental and human rights violations by the company’s subsidiaries. Read More

Alaska District Court Rules Willow Oil Project Can Proceed; Conservation Groups Plan To File Appeal

Environmental groups intend to challenge today’s federal court ruling that the Willow oil drilling project in Alaska’s Western Arctic can proceed. Read More

Friends of the Earth Condemns Court Reversal of Chlorpyrifos Ban

On Thursday, the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals reversed EPA’s 2021 decision to ban chlorpyrifos on food crops. Read More

Groups Oppose Use of Inflation Reduction Act Funding for Polluting Factory Farms

Today, nearly 200 groups sent a letter to Secretary Tom Vilsack urging the agency to reconsider its recent decision to include several “conservation practices” that support factory farms and the proliferation of factory farm gas to its list of Climate-Smart Agriculture and Forestry practices that will be prioritized under the Inflation Reduction Act. Read More

Friends of the Earth Celebrates Executive Action on Environmental Justice in North Carolina

Today, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper issued Executive Order No. 292, “Advancing Environmental Justice in North Carolina." Read More

EPA announces final endangerment finding for regulating leaded aviation gas

Today, the Environmental Protection Agency announced its final determination to regulate aircraft lead pollution, the largest source of airborne lead emissions in the country. Read More

New Scorecard Reveals U.S. Food Retailers Fail to Protect Bees and Biodiversity

The 2023 Bee-Friendly Retailer Scorecard tracks what the largest US grocery retailers are doing to address toxic pesticides in supply chains. Read More

Report: At World Bank Group, U.S. Supports Fossil Gas Financing

Two years after the U.S. Treasury issued guidance to shift financial support from multilateral banks away from fossil fuel buildout overseas, a new report the U.S. has voted to support nearly 400 million USD in direct fossil fuel financing at the World Bank Group alone through March 2023. Read More