2014 Media releases

Poll Shows Strong Support for Government Action on Pesticides

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Poll Shows Strong Support for Government Action on Pesticides

    Nearly 8 out of 10 Say Ontario Government “On Right Track” Poll Shows Strong Support for Government Action on Pesticides   For Immediate Release December 16, 2014 A poll released today by Friends of the Earth Canada, Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment, and the Ontario Beekeepers’ Association shows nearly 8 out […]

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LIMA CLIMATE TALKS DID NOTHING TO STOP THE CLIMATE DISASTER: IT’S TIME FOR THE PEOPLE TO LEAD THE WAY

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LIMA CLIMATE TALKS DID NOTHING TO STOP THE CLIMATE DISASTER: IT’S TIME FOR THE PEOPLE TO LEAD THE WAY

MEDIA ADVISORY Friends of the Earth International December 13, 2014 LIMA, PERU, 13 December 2014 – The UN climate talks are drawing to a close in Lima today with a text driven by the interests of rich developed countries and corporations, which does little to address the climate crisis [1]. This contrasted sharply with the […]

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CLIMATE INJUSTICE EXPOSED ON HUMAN RIGHTS DAY

CLIMATE INJUSTICE EXPOSED ON HUMAN RIGHTS DAY

MEDIA ADVISORY Friends of the Earth International 10 December 2014 LIMA, PERU, 10 December 2014 — Today, on Human Rights Day, Friends of the Earth International warned that the countries and peoples that have contributed the least to greenhouse gas emissions will be the worst affected by the climate crisis, a ‘climate injustice’ that highlights […]

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UN CLIMATE TALKS HEADING IN THE WRONG DIRECTION

UN CLIMATE TALKS HEADING IN THE WRONG DIRECTION

MEDIA ADVISORY Friends of the Earth International LIMA, PERU, 26 November 2014 – Less than a week before 195 nations gather in Lima to discuss how to address the climate crisis [1] Friends of the Earth International activists are warning that the United Nations talks are heading in the wrong direction. Dipti Bhatnagar, Friends of the Earth International […]

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Ontario on the right track with restriction on bee-killing pesticides says Friends of the Earth Canada

Ontario on the right track with restriction on bee-killing pesticides says Friends of the Earth Canada

(Toronto, ON November 25, 2014) Today, Ontario announced North America’s first phase down of bee-killing neonicotinoid pesticides used to coat corn and soy seeds. This decision should deliver a permanent reduction of 80 percent of neonicotinoids currently used to coat corn and soy seeds. “We congratulate Ontario for its decision to control these systemic neurotoxin […]

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Canada about to license another bee-killing pesticide

Canada about to license another bee-killing pesticide

(OTTAWA, ON., October 30, 2014)  – Environmental organizations are calling on Health Canada to stop approving systemic pesticides that are toxic to bees and threaten to interfere with ecosystem functioning. The most widely used group of systemic pesticides, neonicotinoids, have come under increased scrutiny as a contributing factor in large-scale bee die-offs and other harmful effects. […]

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Gardeners tell Lowe’s: Don’t be a “little shop of horrors” for bees

Gardeners tell Lowe’s: Don’t be a “little shop of horrors” for bees

More than a million people ask Lowe’s to stop selling bee-killing pesticides For Immediate Release: October 29, 2014 WASHINGTON, D.C.—This week, more than 30,000 people across the U.S. and Canada will swarm Lowe’s (NYSE:LOW) stores to ask the retailer to not be a “little shop of horrors” for bees and take bee-killing pesticides off its […]

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New federal government regulation proposes to kill wild fish to protect fish farms

New federal government regulation proposes to kill wild fish to protect fish farms

This proposed regulation would impact all coastal provinces; Federal regulation of fresh water aquaculture ignored (OTTAWA, ON, Oct 22, 2014) Proposed regulations for the aquaculture industry do not deliver on the responsibilities of Department of Fisheries and Oceans’ (DFO) to protect wild fish, fish habitat and Canadian fishery waters from the negative impacts of aquaculture, according […]

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Une nouvelle réglementation du gouvernement fédéral propose de tuer les poissons sauvages afin de protéger les piscicultures

Une nouvelle réglementation du gouvernement fédéral propose de tuer les poissons sauvages afin de protéger les piscicultures

Cette réglementation proposée aurait une incidence sur l’ensemble des provinces côtières; la réglementation fédérale de l’aquaculture en eau douce serait ignorée Ottawa, Ontario, le 22 octobre 2014 – La réglementation proposée de l’industrie de l’aquaculture dégage le ministère des Pêches et des Océans (MPO) de ses responsabilités à l’égard de la protection des poissons sauvages, de leur habitat […]

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Northern Ontario citizens want bee-safe plants and seeds

Northern Ontario citizens want bee-safe plants and seeds

See press releases for other areas below.   Friends of the Earth Canada finds overwhelming support in Northern Ontario for action by gardeners and farmers to save bees from neonicotinoids (Ottawa, ON, July 7, 2014) A poll commissioned by Friends of the Earth Canada indicates very significant public concern about the use of bee-killing pesticides […]

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Bee-killing pesticides found in “bee-friendly” plants from garden centers across Canada

Bee-killing pesticides found in “bee-friendly” plants from garden centers across Canada

(OTTAWA, ON., June 25, 2014) A new study released today by Friends of the Earth Canada shows that over half of “bee-friendly” home garden plants sold at garden centers have been pre-treated with neonicotinoid (neonics) pesticides shown to harm and kill bees. The Canadian data is part of a larger study, Gardeners Beware 2014, released […]

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Des pesticides destructeurs d’abeilles découverts dans des plantes qualifiées de « respectueuses des abeilles » dans des centres de jardinage partout au Canada

Des pesticides destructeurs d’abeilles découverts dans des plantes qualifiées de « respectueuses des abeilles » dans des centres de jardinage partout au Canada

(OTTAWA, le 25 juin 2014) Une nouvelle étude publiée aujourd’hui par les Ami(e)s de la Terre Canada montre que plus de la moitié des plantes de jardin domestique que vendent les centres de jardinage en les qualifiant de « respectueuses des abeilles » sont en fait traitées avec des pesticides à base de néonicotinoïdes (« néonics ») dont il […]

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Unprecedented study confirms neonic pesticides endanger bees, birds, butterflies and earthworms

Unprecedented study confirms neonic pesticides endanger bees, birds, butterflies and earthworms

Landmark review by independent scientists bolsters the case for a ban (OTTAWA, ON, June 25, 2014) In light of a comprehensive review of the effects of neonicotinoid pesticides (“neonics”), environmental groups have renewed their call for federal and provincial governments to end the use of this class of chemicals in Canada. Équiterre, the David Suzuki […]

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Honey bees get support in Niagara Falls by-election polling

Honey bees get support in Niagara Falls by-election polling

Friends of the Earth Bee Cause finds overwhelming voter support for action to save bees in closely fought by-election between NDP and PC front-runners in the Niagara Falls Riding (Ottawa, ON, Feb. 6, 2014) A poll commissioned by Friends of the Earth Canada (FOE) to research voter expectations related to protecting honey bees in Canada’s […]

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