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Mexico: Goldcorp´s gold project suspended

Community members of El Carrizalillo in Guerrero State, Mexico, who blocked access to gold project “Los Filos” of Canadian mining company Goldcorp on April 1st, submitted on Monday a list of demands to the company related to health, environment and fair payment for their lands.

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Harvard: Stop destroying the Iberá Wetlands!

Friends of the Earth Argentina is engaged in a campaign to protect some of that country’s most important wetlands, and their campaign will soon arrive at the doorstep of an unlikely accomplice in the potential destruction: Harvard University.

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Society must change to address climate crisis, say scientists

Society must change to address climate crisis, say scientists

BERLIN, GERMANY, April 7, 2014 -- Avoiding dangerous climate change will require not just rapid reductions in fossil fuel use but also a revolution in the structures of our economies and societies, according to a momentous UN scientific report on climate change to be released on April 13 in Berlin. [1]

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Why we need climate justice: the climate crisis is an environmental justice issue

On March 31, the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published its report on the latest scientific understanding of climate change impacts.

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Forests need proper definition, NGOs tell FAO

MEDIA ADVISORY, 27 March, 2014 -- La Via Campesina, Friends of the Earth International, Focus on the Global South, World Rainforest Movement and more than 120 organizations from around the world sent a letter to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, FAO, in Rome, on the occasion of March 21st, the UN International Day of Forest.

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Tell the FAO to develop a less damaging definition of 'forests'

The FAO's (The UN's Food and Agriculture Organization) current definition actually promotes deforestation. Any area covered by trees could be counted as a forest under the FAO's current definition. But forests are complex ecosystems; the structural, functional and biological diversity of non-tree elements that make up a forest are not taken into consideration. The cultural importance of the interaction between forests and communities is overlooked. Alarmingly, the inclusion of monoculture tree plantations in the definition misleadingly gives the impression that global deforestation is not the problem it once was. You really may as well call a swimming pool a lake.

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Scientists expected to warn of more extreme weather due to climate change

Scientists expected to warn of more extreme weather due to climate change

TOKYO, JAPAN, March 26, 2014 – A key UN science report on climate change to be released in Japan on March 31 is likely to state that climate change is leading to more extreme weather, and that this will cause significant damage in both rich and poor countries.

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Friends of the Earth International supports week of action against Israeli water company Mekorot

Lack of access to clean water for Palestinians is a major problem. Opposition to Israeli state water company Mekorot's discriminatory policies has spurred people into action around the world. Friends of the Earth Palestine is co-organizing a week of action against Mekerot beginning on March 22, World Water Day.

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Israeli water company Mekorot under pressure from NGOs

AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS, March 20, 2014 – The environmental federation Friends of the Earth International announced its support today for a campaign exposing the discriminatory practices of Israeli state water company Mekorot in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. [1]

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Are European leaders about to give corporations the power to overrule our laws?

Friends of the Earth is opposing the inclusion of the harmful investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) mechanism in the EU-US trade agreement. We believe such a mechanism would risk seriously deterring governments from introducing regulations that protect people and the environment.

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