Outcome appeal against Shell: victory for the environment and the Nigerian people

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PRESS RELEASE Friends of the Earth Netherlands (Amsterdam, The Netherlands, December 18, 2015) – Four Nigerian farmers and Friends of the Earth Netherlands welcome today’s ruling by the Court of Appeals in The Hague allowing them to jointly sue Shell in the Netherlands for causing extensive oil spills in Nigeria. The ruling is unique and

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Draft Climate Deal Fails to Deliver, Sparking Protests

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MEDIA ADVISORY – NEGOTIATIONS UPDATE Friends of the Earth International (PARIS, FRANCE, December 9, 2015) – After politicians tabled a  weak draft climate deal in Paris today, hundreds of protestors including Friends of the Earth International activists staged a loud protest inside the climate summit to expose the fact that politicians are failing to provide

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Paris Climate Summit : Transparency Urgently Needed

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MEDIA ADVISORY Friends of the Earth International (PARIS, FRANCE, 7 December 2015) – Less than a week before the end of the Paris UN climate talks, Friends of the Earth International warned that civil society observers have been prevented from witnessing key parts of the negotiations, and demanded total transparency at the Summit. A chaotic first

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Home Depot to phase out bee-killing pesticides

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Coalition presses for all retailers to make commitment to protect bees   (WASHINGTON, D.C., December 3, 2015) — Home Depot (NYSE: HD),  the world’s largest home-improvement chain, has announced that it has removed neonicotinoid pesticides, a leading driver of global bee declines, from 80 percent of its flowering plants and that it will complete its phase-out in

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Chevron, EDF and BNP-Paribas crowned climate Pinocchios of 2015 at Paris Climate Summit

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Press release by:  FRIENDS OF THE EARTH EUROPE, FRIENDS OF THE EARTH FRANCE, CORPORATE EUROPE OBSERVATORY, CRID, ACTION AID FRANCE (Brussels/Paris – December 3, 2015) – Chevron, EDF and BNP-Paribas have been awarded Pinocchio Climate Awards today [Dec.3] for their roles in undermining climate action and harming local communities [1]. The winners, announced at a

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Executed Nigerian Activist 20th Anniversary Celebrated Around the World

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MEDIA ADVISORY Friends of the Earth International   LAGOS, NIGERIA, 9 NOVEMBER 2015 – Led by Nigerian activists, social justice campaigners from around the world will commemorate on 10 November the 20th anniversary of the execution of Ken Saro Wiwa and eight more Ogonis at the hands of the Nigerian dictatorship of Sani Abacha. Known around

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Canadian Mines Ministers Conference in Halifax: Provinces & Territories Must Act To Avoid Mine Waste Disasters

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(HALIFAX, NS, July 20 2015) – While Energy & Mines Ministers from across Canada are meeting in Halifax for their annual conference, a coalition of more than 50 environmental, First Nations, and community organizations today sent a letter to all Canadian Mines Ministers urging them to take immediate action to assess and prevent the threat posed by hundreds

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Friends of the Earth congratulates Ontario for reducing use of bee-toxic neonicotinoids

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(Ottawa, ON, June 9, 2015) Ontario’s new pesticide regulation requires a permanent reduction of 80% in the use corn and soybean seeds coated with neonicotinoids (imidacloprid, clothianidin and thiamethoxam). This regulation is novel in its designation of the coated seeds as pesticides. Friends of the Earth is pleased and impressed by Ontario’s leadership in finalizing

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Leaked government report shows virtually no benefits from neonics: provinces must act to ban bee-killing pesticide

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(Ottawa, ON, May 22, 2015) Canada’s Pesticide Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) promised to report on their review of the “value” of neonicotinoid pesticides in 2014 to be followed by a public consultation. This is a key element of PMRA’s five year review of the bee-toxic neonicotinoid pesticides conducted in lock step with the US Environmental

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