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Friends of the Earth Groups Call on Shell To Clean Up Nigeria Oil Spills

MEDIA ADVISORY August 5, 2013
Friends of the Earth Australia

Friends of the Earth Groups Call on Shell To Clean Up Nigeria Oil Spills

Melbourne / AMSTERDAM (THE NETHERLANDS) / LAGOS (NIGERIA), 5 August 2013 – Exactly two years after a United Nations report exposed oil giant Shell's systematic contamination of  Ogoniland in Nigeria, Friends of the Earth groups from around the world are today launching an online petition targeting Shell. [1]

Mobile industry tackles tin problems after Friends of the Earth campaign

Wednesday 31 July 2013

Nokia, Sony, Blackberry, Motorola and LG Electronics have all publicly accepted for the first time that their phones are likely to contain tin that's destroying tropical forests, killing coral and wrecking the lives of communities in Indonesia, Friends of the Earth reveals today.

Shell: Clean Up Your Mess

Shell is the largest foreign oil company in Nigeria - the oil giant has been drilling oil in the Niger delta for decades - with catastrophic consequences for the environment and the people.

Ogoniland, a region in Southern Nigeria, is most heavily contaminated by oil: oil leaks have contaminated water bodies and formerly fertile soils and the ecosystem of the mangrove forests suffers heavily from the oil pollution.

Friends of the Earth says Australia’s forest carbon experiment in Indonesia has failed

Media Release 2 July 2013
Friends of the Earth Australia

AusAID has effectively axed its $47 million forest carbon experiment in Kalimantan ahead of Prime Minister Rudd's visit to Indonesia this week.

NGOs call on Aurizon to abandon GVK deal

Sydney 2nd July 2013

Civil society groups representing millions of members worldwide have sent Aurizon CEO Lance Hockridge and the Board an open letter urging it to abandon plans to buy GVK Hancock’s rail and port project and signalling an intention to use all peaceful means to stop the projects being built.

Banks urged to stop fossil fuel investments

More than 60 community leaders have signed an open letter to the big four banks, telling them - for the sake of avoiding runaway climate change - to end investments in fossil fuels.

Among the signatories are musicians including Claire Bowditch, Urthboy and Mark Seymour, award-winning writers, including Peter Carey and John Coetzee, religious leaders, artists, academics, scientists, health professionals, environmentalists and a two-time Olympian!

King Island community votes ‘yes’ to wind farm feasibility, rejects scare campaign

In 2012, King Islanders were trusted to determine the fate of a proposed wind farm. Today, the results of a community vote are in.

Despite an anti-wind energy scare campaign backed by wealthy NIMBYs and big PR, the community has voted for a wind farm feasibility study. The result shows that King Islanders won’t be fooled by anti-wind energy spin.

Coalition divided while Australians are united in support for renewable energy

MEDIA RELEASE - Tuesday June 18

Coalition divided while Australians are united in support for renewable energy

Climate change impacts in the Pacific - Australia must Act

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.

Ocean changes illustrate stark reality of climate change

An opinion piece for World Oceans Day, June 2013

Ocean changes illustrate stark reality of climate change

Outlining the reality


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