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As the Amazon burns, BlackRock named as world’s largest investor in deforestation

As fires rage across the Amazon, a report released today reveals that BlackRock, the world’s largest institutional investor with $6.5 trillion USD in assets, is deeply invested in the sectors most responsible for tropical forest destruction in the Amazon and around the world.

50,000 people tell insurance companies to drop Trans Mountain Pipeline

Representatives with Stand.earth today delivered a petition to Zurich’s Vancouver office signed by more than 50,000 pipeline opponents calling on Zurich and other insurance giants to drop the Trans Mountain Pipeline.

Trump Urged to Block Return of Super-polluting Supersonic Planes

We must hold the aviation industry accountable to the communities around the world that suffer from its outsized contribution to climate change

Minor concessions won’t keep Memphis in the TVA

Friends of the Earth is urging the Tennessee Valley Authority to provide full details of a revised contract for its municipal utilities discussed at a meeting last week of their Board of Directors.

$5 billion in EXIM financing for Mozambique LNG plant fuels U.S. contribution to climate emergency

The U.S. Export-Import Bank’s (EXIM) Board of Directors today voted to approve $5 billion in financing for a liquid natural gas project in Mozambique.

Moderate Democrats climate proposal won’t stop climate catastrophe

The document calls for massive government investment in dangerous false solutions like nuclear and carbon capture and storage at a time when better, cheaper renewable options already exist.

Insurance companies must drop Trans Mountain Pipeline, says global coalition

If the Trans Mountain Pipeline goes forward, there is no way for Canada to meet its climate commitments under the Paris Agreement. It's clear Zurich needs to commit to not insure the pipeline expansion.

Over 80 groups urge Gov. Cuomo to sign Senate bill S5343 and ban brain-damaging pesticide chlorpyrifos

Today, over 80 citizen, agricultural, disability, environmental, health, and labor advocacy groups sent a public letter to Gov. Cuomo urging him to protect the health of children and farmworkers by banning the brain-damaging pesticide chlorpyrifos.

New study: U.S. agriculture 48 times more toxic to insects than 25 years ago

A new peer-reviewed study shows an explosion in the toxicity of U.S. agriculture for insects over the past 25 years since neonicotinoid pesticides were introduced. The study found that U.S. agriculture is 48 times more toxic to insect life, and that neonicotinoids account for 92 percent of the increase in toxicity.

Wyden Places Hold on Acting Interior Solicitor Daniel Jorjani Nomination

Donald Trump’s nominee to be the next top lawyer at the Department of the Interior was placed on hold by Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) following revelations that he may have lied to lawmakers about his role in FOIA requests to the agency.