Nigerian farmers and Friends of the Earth win oil pollution case against Shell in historic ruling

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FRIENDS OF THE EARTH NETHERLANDS, FRIENDS OF THE EARTH EUROPE For immediate release: Friday January 29, 2020 The Hague, 29 January 2021 – The Court of Appeal in The Hague has ruled in favour of Milieudefensie/Friends of the Earth Netherlands and four Nigerians on most points in an oil pollution case that was first brought

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How Can Christmas Be Bad? The true cost of Christmas and how to reduce it

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By Don Huff and Beatrice Olivastri  Even in a fast paced, modern society, Christmas can be as full of warmth as a hundred years ago. Our traditions may be updated, but the core of Christmas – spending time with family and friends, reflecting on the year, and taking time to recharge – remains the same.

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No more violence, no more silence! Ni una menos!

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During this year, we have at times felt overwhelmed by our collective experiences of the patriarchal impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic and the current neoliberal crisis on women and other social groups in our societies. In August, we held FoEI Feminist Frontlines discussion spaces in which we shared about the particular impacts of this global

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Do you know your bees? Researchers find Canadians lack bee knowledge

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TORONTO, October 28, 2020 – How well do you know your bees? York University researchers have found bee knowledge in Canada lacking with about half of those surveyed thinking honey bees are wild and native to Canada. They’re not. They were brought over from Europe and are managed by beekeepers like other farm animals, such

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Environmental groups enter legal challenge of glyphosate approval in Canada

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TORONTO – Environmental groups will be heading to the Federal Court of Appeal in support of a case related to the Pest Management Regulatory Agency’s (PMRA) decision to continue registration of the pesticide, glyphosate. Represented by Ecojustice lawyers, the David Suzuki Foundation, Environmental Defence Canada and Friends of the Earth Canada will be appearing as

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Les subventions d’Ottawa pour les futurs petits réacteurs nucléaires : une « distraction polluante et dangereuse », face à la crise climatique

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Ottawa, le 20 octobre 2020 — Des groupes citoyens de tout le Canada blâment le gouvernement fédéral de subventionner la mise au point de petits réacteurs nucléaires modulaires et ils le mettent au défi de publier les recherches qui justifieraient sa stratégie. Les ministres Seamus O’Regan et Navdeep Bains ont annoncé la semaine dernière l’octroi d’une

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Groups say federal funding of new nuclear reactors is a “dirty, dangerous distraction” from tackling climate change

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Ottawa, October 20, 2020 — Public interest groups across Canada are criticizing the federal government for funding small nuclear reactor development and are challenging the government to release the research and data that support its strategy. Ministers Seamus O’Regan and Navdeep Bains last week announced a $20 million grant to Terrestrial Energy in Ontario to continue

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NAWL and FOE: A real climate-emergency plan must address inequality

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Op-ed published by iPolitics on October 15, 2020. Written by Anne Levesque, co-chair of the National Association of Women and the Law and Beatrice Olivastri, CEO of Friends of the Earth Canada. ‘In the recent global fires, floods and droughts, it’s women who have borne the brunt of climate catastrophe.’ It was heartening to see climate

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