Submitted by Cam Walker on Tue, 19/11/2013 - 07:03
Friends of the Earth press release Monday 18 November 2013
The ‘ashes’ of the Australian Government’s conscience on climate change were presented to the nation’s High Commission in London today by Friends of the Earth (Monday 18 November 2013). The award was in recognition of Australia’s mounting opposition to international efforts to cut carbon emissions at the UN climate summit, currently taking place in Warsaw, Poland.
Submitted by Cam Walker on Tue, 12/11/2013 - 17:25
We continue to receive calls and emails about our safe sunscreen guide. Sadly, we have not issued one for this summer because we still haven't found a non-nano sunscreen that we can recommend to the public, and to make matters worse some companies are lying and claiming to be non-nano when they aren't. And the ACCC have made it clear they don't intend to do anything about it!
Submitted by Cam Walker on Mon, 11/11/2013 - 16:15
Chain Reaction is the national magazine of Friends of the Earth Australia. It is published three times a year and the November edition is now available.
It has an assessment of the Federal Election aftermath, a 40 year reflection on forest activism in WA, a report on the new FoE Platypus Project and a feature on uranium, nuclear poer and nuclear weapons.
Submitted by Cam Walker on Fri, 08/11/2013 - 07:08
Friends of the Earth International. November 7, 2013
WARSAW (POLAND), November 7, 2013 – Today, ahead of United Nations climate talks where governments will discuss the world's energy system, Friends of the Earth International has released a new report outlining its vision of a climate-safe, sustainable and just energy system - and a road map to achieving it. 
Submitted by Cam Walker on Thu, 07/11/2013 - 16:03
MEDIA RELEASE Thursday 7th of November, 2013
At today's Major Project Conference, Newman has announced a fire-sale on the climate and the Great Barrier Reef according to environment group Friends of the Earth Brisbane.
Campbell Newman announced at the Major Projects Conference in Brisbane this morning that the Government would negotiate discounted royalties with the first mining companies in the Galilee basin, effectively subsidising their costs.
Submitted by Cam Walker on Thu, 31/10/2013 - 15:59
Monday, 4 November 2013
Friends of the Earth have called for the urgent regulation of nanoparticles and other chemicals in tattoo ink after researchers from the UK’s University of Bradford have warned that some tattoo inks could cause illnesses, including cancers.
Evidence has been found that nanoparticles from the ink can leave the skin - most likely via blood and lymphatic vessels - and be transported to other organs of the body. Scientists are concerned that toxins in the dyes may accumulate in the spleen or the kidneys.
Submitted by Cam Walker on Wed, 30/10/2013 - 16:57
Last summer was the hottest on record, breaking 120 extreme weather records. This year, summer has come early, and bushfires are already burning.
Tony Abbott and our new Government are already going backwards on climate change. They've cut the climate department, abolished the Climate Commission, and are getting ready to try repeal a price on pollution and renewable energy funding.
Right now, it is more important than ever before that we make it clear that the majority of Australians want climate action.
Submitted by Cam Walker on Sat, 12/10/2013 - 14:05
Rallies are being held around Australia this weekend to demand the federal government act to protect the Great Barier Reef rather than approving millions of tonnes of dredge waste to be dumped on the Reef.