Submitted by Cam Walker on Fri, 07/06/2013 - 09:56
June 8 marks World Oceans Day. The theme this year is “Oceans and People”.
Friends of the Earth sees this as an opportune moment to highlight the way in which carbon pollution is undermining the life-supporting capacities of our oceans and magnifying their destructive potential. These changes are bringing dramatic impacts to communities who are reliant on the oceans for their livelihood.
Submitted by Cam Walker on Thu, 30/05/2013 - 14:15
For the past decade Friends of the Earth (FoE) has researched and campaigned against the use of toxic pesticides. The major focus of this work has been impacts of pesticides in drinking water, food and waterways. In 2012 Friends of the Earth produced the publication 'The Dose Makes The Poison?', which highlights the most commonly detected pesticides on food consumed in Australia. This publication has received thousands of downloads.
Submitted by Cam Walker on Wed, 15/05/2013 - 14:04
15 May 2013
The Government has closed one loophole, but missed the opportunity to remove $10 billion of fossil fuel subsidies from the Federal Budget and limit further climate change, according to ‘Paid to Pollute’, the alliance of environment and community organisations.