Submitted by Cam Walker on Mon, 06/10/2014 - 11:04
As global governments meet to discuss synthetic biology (synbio) at the Convention on Biological Diversity meeting (COP12) in South Korea, Friends of the Earth is calling for a moratorium on the commercial release of synthetically modified organisms (SMOs) until a legally binding international framework for synbio is developed and implemented.
Submitted by Cam Walker on Tue, 16/09/2014 - 16:55
NEW YORK CITY, USA, September 16, 2014 – One week before world leaders gather here for their Climate Summit, Friends of the Earth International warned that the September 23 ‘talk shop’ will only see leaders fiddling with flimsy pledges instead of committing to binding carbon reductions.
Submitted by Cam Walker on Mon, 25/08/2014 - 15:46
For almost a decade the Nanotechnology Project has been fighting for regulation and environmental, health and safety testing that doesn’t lag behind technology development and commercialisation. Too often new innovations aren’t banned or regulated until after they have been proven to be harmful – and even then corporations frequently and fiercely resist regulation.
Submitted by Cam Walker on Mon, 04/08/2014 - 09:45
On the 18th of October, Market Forces and 350.org will to coordinate what’s set to be Australia’s biggest ever day of divestment action on fossil fuels! We’re calling on thousands of Australians to turn out at bank branches around Australia and publicly close their accounts in protest if the big banks won’t stop funding the dirty fossil fuel industry.
Get involved – sign up for divestment day by filling in the form on this page. We’ll stay in touch with details on event locations and resources to help you switch banks and make it count.
Submitted by Cam Walker on Fri, 01/08/2014 - 11:35
Most of South East South Australia is under exploration license for Unconventional Gas and Oil. The South Australian government’s “Roadmap for Unconventional Gas Projects in SA” outlines the government and industry vision to allow exploration and extraction of shale gas, coal seam gas and tight gas in 35% of the state. Tenements cover arid zone areas as well as populated regional areas, and important farmland.