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2013

This is a selection of independent media stories mentioning Friends of the Earth in 2013

Harmful weedkiller in your bread and cereal bars

The Ecologist, 31 December

 

Environment Agency job cuts ‘shortsighted’ in the face of future flooding

Blue & Green Tomorrow, 30 December

 

New European clean air plan seeks to mitigate cost of pollution

Blue & Green, 18 December

 

Antibacterial soaps aren't more effective and may be dangerous, says US FDA

The Sidney Morning Herald, 17 December

 

EU court blocks GM potato cultivation

The European Voice, 13 December

 

Environmentalists call for recognition of orangutan, rhino habitat as heritage site

Mongabay.com, 11 December

 

Wikileaks Disclosure Reveals Energy Company Strategy Against Anti-Keystone Pipeline Activists

International Business Times, 9 December

 

Eni Investigating Oil Spill at Brass Terminal Off Nigerian Coast

Bloomberg, 5 December

 

McDonald's GMO dilemma: why fries are causing such a fuss

TheGuardian, 4 December

 

WTO Urged Not to Treat Water Like Widgets

IPS, 4 December (FoEI)

 

Palm oil company Bumitama under fire for clearing rainforest, endangering orangutans

Mongabay, 2 December

 

Warsaw Climate Summit Yields Modest Deal on Emissions Announcements, Loss and Damage

Democracy Now!, 25 November (FoEI)

 

Hope for 2015 agreement alive despite ‘dirtiest climate conference on record’

The Irish Times, 24 November (FoEI)

 

Climate Negotiations 'Shrouded in Farce' Come to a Close

Common Dreams, 24 November (FoEI)

 

Climate talks in trouble as green groups walk out

AFP in InterAksyon, 22 November

 

Lack of progress at Warsaw climate talks prompts green groups' exit

The Sydney Morning Herald, 22 November (FoEI)

 

Green groups quit Warsaw climate talks over lack of progress

Reuters in Buenos Aires Herald, 21 November (FoEI)

 

NGOs quit COP19 as 'no progress' seen

The Dhaka Tribune, 21 November (FoEI)

 

Activists Walk Out Of UN Climate Talks After 'Frustration And Disappointment'

AP in The Huffington Post, 21 November

 

Rich-poor divide deepens over climate aid as need grows

Reuters in Asharg Al-Awsat, 20 November (FoEI)

 

Expert Voices: Mike Childs, Head of Science, Policy and Research, Friends of the Earth

National Geographic, 18 November

 

Wildlife conference under attack for 'selling off nature to multinationals'

The Guardian, 13 November

 

North Sea oil, gas focus wrong move, green group says

UPI, 12 November

 

Consumer, green groups voice fears over EU-U.S. trade deal

Reuters, 12 November

 

Advocacy Groups Ask Obama to Reject Fossil Fuels in Power Africa Initiative

Bloomberg BNA, 12 November

 

Obama Must Stop Pushing Dirty Energy Through ‘Power Africa’ Initiative

SpyGhana, 11 November (FoEI)

 

Fears for orangutans: BHP urged to abandon coalmining in central Borneo

TheGuardian, 7 November

 

Talks on Antarctic Marine Reserve Fail to Reach Agreement

The New York Times, 1 November

 

14 low-tech ways to keep your house warm over the winter
BBC News, 31 October

 

Working towards alternative energy in Nigeria

Energymix report, 29  October

 

Slippery justice for oil spill victims

The Independent (Uganda), 25 October

 

Opinion: Taxing tar sands, chasing Goliath

The Daily Climate, 24 October

 

Keystone Foes Pledge Sit-Ins If Pipeline Advances

Bloomberg TV, 23 October

 

Super salmon' expected to be first ever genetically-modified food approved for sale in U.S.

The VancouverSun, 22 October

 

South Africa accused of ignoring shale gas fracking dangers

Platts, 21 October

 

Fracking Opponents Find Lawyers Beat Superglue in Slowing Shale

Bloomberg Businessweek, 17 October

 

Norway orders review of $790 billion wealth fund

Reuters for CNBC, 14 October (FoEI)

 

Green and consumer groups voice fears over EU-US trade agreement

Financial Times, 14 October

 

EU’s 2030 radar tracks buildings efficiency and new 'constraints’

Euractiv, 14 October

 

Niger delta oil spills: the real cost of crude – video

The Guardian, 7 October

 

Coding for change: hackers gather for charity marathon

Channel 4, 6 October

 

Cuadrilla pulls out of Lancashire fracking site

BBC News, 4 October

 

Coal railway could cause 'ecological disaster' in Indonesian Borneo, warn environmentalists

Mongabay.com, 30 September

 

Mine dispute intensifies in Arctic Sweden

Barents Observer, 30 September

 

Counting the Cost of Climate Change (AUDIO)

BBC News, 26 September

 

Climate-Change Protests Heat Up

TruthDig.com, 25 September

 

Norway uses waste as eco-friendly fuel (VIDEO)

BBC News, 24 September

 

Why is Apple so shifty about how it makes the iPhone?

The Guardian, 23 September

 

U.S. Hosts Asia-Pacific Negotiators in Busy Week for Trade Talks

Wall Street Journal (BLOG), 20 September

 

Green activist in energy firm gagging row

Herald Scotland, 18 September

 

Farmers take legal action against Susilo over haze

The Gulf Today, 12 September

 

European biofuels vote delivers 'desperately weak compromise'

The Guardian, 11 September

 

Indonesian farmers take legal action over haze

The Bangkok Post, 11 September

 

EU reliance on biofuel likely to increase dramatically

New Europe, 9 September

 

Keystone XL And The Alaska Pipeline: Environmentalists Vs. Oil Industry; What Obama Can Learn From Nixon

International Business Time, 30 August

 

Government could ‘save €200m a year’ if it adopts energy efficient programme

The Irish Times, 26 August

 

Race to save Ecuador's Yasuní national park from oil lobby

The Guardian, 23 August (FoEI)

 

Fracking for shale gas hits a raw nerve in Europe (video )

CNBC News, 20 August

 

The day the bees died

Aljazeera America, 20 August

 

Activists criticise law on renewable energy, industry hails it

Prague, Daily Monitor, 19 August

 

Penans block gas pipeline project in Ulu Baram

The Borneo Post, 18 August

 

Bee-killing pesticide found in garden store plants: What does it mean? (Video)

NBC News, 14 August

 

'Bee Friendly' Plants May Not Be So Friendly (video)

Discovery News, 14 August

 

Probe of Keystone Contractor Energizes Pipeline Opponents

Bloomberg, 7 August

 

Lab-grown burger eaten in London (Interview with FOEIs Kirtana Chandrasekaran)

AlJazeera, 5 August (FoEI)

 

WALHI Wins Suit Against Bali Governor

BaliDiscovery.com, 5 August

 

Major mobile manufacturers admit to using environmentally disastrous tin
The Independent, 31 July

Energy firms 'profiteering at expense of public'
ITV News, 29 July

Anti-fracking protesters halt Sussex shale gas operation
The Guardian, 25 July


Indonesia Comes Under Fire for Forest Fires
IPS story on Jakarta Globe, 23 July

Bombs dropped on Great Barrier Reef (audio)
ABC.net, 22 July

Consumer groups fret as first round of European trade talks nears end
Charlotte Observer (USA), 15 July

REDD a ‘False Solution’ for Africa

Inter Press Service News Agency, 14 July

Industry pushes for EU ban on plastics dumping
Euractiv, 10 July

US activists praise Europe's ways in trade talks
Associated Press on 9news.com, 10 July

 

Indonesia NGOs call on govt to investigate 117 companies for alleged involvement in forest fires

Mongabay.com, 28 June

 

Mangroves and locals threatened by El Salvador tourism aid plans

Digital Journal, 23 June (FoEI)

 

Shell to resume Niger delta oil spill compensation talks

The Guardian, 19 June (FoEI)

 

Study: You’re In Trouble, Roundup

The Wall Street Journal, 13 June (FoEI)

 

European banks accused of fuelling land grabs in Uganda

Euractiv, 27 May (FoEI)

 

Indonesia seeing a new corporate colonialism

The Guardian, 25 May June

 

Lamy urges EU to forge closer trade ties with Africa

Euractiv, May 23

 

Report: 'US government in GM industry's pocket'

Deutche Welle, 17 May

 

Friends of the Earth demonstrate at RBS AGM

The Edinburgh Reporter, 14 May

 

San Onofre Power Plant Ruling Sides With Environmentalists

Huffington Post, 14 May

 

Climate justice group to highlight campaign with climb of Everest

The Irish Times, 9 May

 

Britain's rarest bees in deep trouble, report warns

The Guardian, 9 May

 

Critics Slam California “Forest Offset” Plan

IPS News, 7 May (FoEI)

 

A Dream of Trees Aglow at Night

The New York Times, 7 May (FoEI)

 

Apple and Samsung in child exploitation and environmental pollution scandal

MacWorld, 7 May

 

Friends of the Earth Netherlands appeal Shell case

Peopleś Daily Online (China), 2 May

 

Bee-harming pesticides banned in Europe

The Guardian, 29 April

 

EU bans some pesticides to save its bees

CNN, 29 April

 

Samsung admits its phones may contain tin from area mined by children

The Guardian, 25 April

 

Europe Struggles In Shale Gas Race

The New York Times, 24 April

 

Indonesia moves towards approving deforestation plan

Agence France Presse on Australia Network News, 19 April

 

The fight against floating garbage

Deutche Welle, 13 April

 

International Carbon Markets Expanding but Still Contentious

IPS News, 10 April

 

Nigeria; Group Wants Oil Companies to End Corporate Social Responsibilities in Nigeria

Premium Times (Nigeria) on AllAfrica.com, 3 April

 

World Bank’s Kim Urged to Stop Financing Fossil-Fuel Projects

Bloomberg, 3 April (FoEI)

 

The first successful referendum initiative launched by the citizens in Croatia

Croatian Times, 29 March

 

Nano-Particles in food could increase cancer rates

The Voice of Russia, 29 March

 

Spain Leads EU in GM Crops, but No One Knows Where They Are

IPS News, 27 March

 

Scottish wind farm decision infuriates Trump

News Agency Reuters, 27 March

 

GM Crops: Is European Farming at Risk? (video)
thepoultrysite.com, 20 March

 

NGOs cry foul over access to UN climate fund talks
RTCC.org, 13 March


Nigerian farm minister seeks new aid deal with EU
Euractiv, 11 March

San Onofre: Feds Release Confidential Report On Cal Nuke Plant
The Huffington Post, 8 March

NGO calls on the FDA to ban anatase titanium dioxide in cosmetics
Cosmeticsdesign.com (USA), 6 March

 

Chevron Super PAC Contribution Complaint Raises Its Own Questions
The Huffington Post, 5 March


Landfills continue to rule despite EU recycling target
Euractiv, 5 March

 

Chinese iPad builder 'turned river milk-white with pollutants'
Macworld, 25 February

Environmentalists call for lower dependence on fossil fuels
Prague Monitor, 22 February

Green Groups Press for Ambitious Climate Goals in Europe
News Agency Reuters, 20 February

 

Heart deaths linked to pollution in poor areas
The Scotsman, 20 Februari

Green groups urge ambitious new climate goals for Europe
Reuters UK, 20 February

 

Ten Urgent Reasons to Reject Nuclear Power Now
TruthOut.com, 17 February


Shale oil surge poses threat to renewable energy, PwC warns
The Guardian, 14 February

Europe dumps or incinerates 60% of waste: NGO report
Euractiv, 14 February

Carbon fat cats are killing the emissions trading mouse
The Guardian, 14 February

 

Europeans Urge U.S. Action on Financial Transaction Tax
InterPress Service, 14 February

 

Un-Natural Gas: Fracking Set to Shake Up German Campaign
Spiegel, 14 February

Statoil’s Arctic oil-terminal neighbors unique bird cliffs
Barents Observer (Norway), 13 February

 

Friends of the Earth targets Apple and Samsung
Marketingteam.co.uk, 13 February

Energy, Economy Key in Major Obama Address
Inter Press Service, 13 February

Foreign NGO aghast at police brutality against Posco protesters
The Times of India, 10 February (FoEI)

EU says pesticides linked to bee decline should be restricted
BBC News, 31 January

 

Nigerian farmer wins against Shell Oil
Al Jazeera, 31 January

 

Will Shell Nigeria ruling make multinationals tremble? (Audio)
BBC News, 30 January


Shell partly responsible for Nigeria spills (Video)
News Agency Reuters, 30 January

Shell found ‘partially responsible’ for Niger Delta oil spill  (video)
Euronews, 30 January

 

Keystone’s Fate Shifts to Climate Hawk Kerry
Bloomberg, 25 January


Hong Kong's mounting food waste problem
CNN.com, 20 January

 

Berlin Protest Slams Industrialized Farming
Deutche Welle, 19 January

China’s Smog Affects South Korea, Too
The Epoch Times, 17 January

South Korea: Worrying About the Polluting Neighbours
Financial Times on CNBC.com, 17 January

UK urged to ban lead fuel exports
BBC news, 14 January

Meercury to be banned
Deutche Welle, 14 January

Green leaders call on Obama to “raise your voice” on climate change
Business Green, 8 January

Mozambique smelting profits should not fill foreign coffers, say campaigners
The Guardian, 8 January

Shell Arctic Drilling Rig Aground in Gulf of Alaska
Environment News Service, 2 January

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