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Tag: Friends Of The Earth

Environmentalists Walk Out of U.N. Climate Talks

In a repeat of a scene played out at climate negotiations in years past, numerous organizations and hundreds of environmental activists walked out of the U.N. climate talks in Warsaw, Poland, on Thursday over the lack of progress toward a binding agreement to avert catastrophic climate change.

Posted on Nov 21, 2013 READ MORE

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Samsung Comes Clean About Blood Metal

The world’s best-selling smartphone manufacturer has acknowledged using tin sourced from Indonesia’s controversial Bangka Island, where an investigation last year found that unregulated mining employs child laborers and kills an estimated 150 miners every year while destroying the local environment.

Posted on Apr 25, 2013 READ MORE (CC BY 2.0)

It’s Industry Over Environment in New ‘Bioeconomy Blueprint’

Critics say a new White House-sponsored program aimed at encouraging the development of “green solutions” to energy and manufacturing problems is a green light for corporate giants like Exxon Mobil, BP, Chevron, Monsanto and Dow to develop the “bioscience” industry without government oversight.

Posted on Apr 27, 2012 READ MORE

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