Food & Technology

Genetically modified super-muscly pork could hit supermarket shelves soon

Changes to Australia’s Gene Technology Regulations announced yesterday will allow a raft of new genetically modified (GM) animals, plants and microbes to enter our environment and food chain with no safety assessment and potentially no labelling. These include super-muscly pigs, non-browning mushrooms, and wheat with powdery mildew-resistance.
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Land & water

Joint Statement from Environment groups calling for Lynas Corporation clean up its toxic radioactive mess in Malaysia

Friends of the Earth Australia and Stop Lynas Campaign Australia stand in solidarity with all Malaysians calling for Australian-owned rare earth miner Lynas Corporation to stop polluting Malaysia with its toxic radioactive waste and to start cleaning up the mess it has created.
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Climate & Energy Justice

Friends of the Earth submits legal summons in historic climate case against Shell

The Hague - Friends of the Earth Netherlands will deliver a court summons to Shell to legally compel the company to cease its destruction of the climate, on behalf of more than 30,000 people from 70 countries.
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Climate & Energy Justice

Waste-carbon injection is a dangerous distraction from climate action

Golden Beach is an idyllic section of Ninety Mile Beach. It boasts a pristine coastline, where whales can be seen from the sand in migrating season. The beaches have plentiful fish, native birds and the skeletal remains of an 1897 shipwreck.
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Climate & Energy Justice

Star of the South captures imagination in coal rich Latrobe Valley

With Australia’s first offshore wind farm Star of the South capturing the community’s imagination, Friends of the Earth made a trip to the Latrobe Valley last week to get an update about the proposal and hear what people in the region think.
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Land & water

Outrage as the WA Government signs 20-year logging plan

WA Forest Alliance Statement: Western Australian Premier, Mark McGowan has renewed WA’s 20-year bilateral Regional Forest Agreement (RFA).
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Climate & Energy Justice

Friends of the Earth welcomes QBE’s end to coal finance

Friends of the Earth welcomes the announcement by Australia’s largest insurer, QBE, to end its support for the coal industry.
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Climate & Energy Justice

Landmark Star of the South offshore wind farm gets first tick

After months of delay by the federal Coalition, Australia’s first major offshore wind farm, the Star of the South Energy Project proposed off the South Gippsland coast, has received approval for an exploration licence.
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Land & water

PFAS legal settlement 'welcomed'

Friends of the Earth Australia has welcomed a decision yesterday to compensate Mr Eric Donaldson for pollution of groundwater used on his property, near the Army Aviation Centre at Oakey in Southern Queensland.
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Climate & Energy Justice

Climate action gains traction with new wind farm proposed for Latrobe Valley

Friends of the Earth are pleased to see an new wind farm proposed for the Latrobe Valley and say the project shows state efforts to tackle climate change are gaining momentum.
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