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2011-03-25 12:12:00

Why Aren't Japanese and American Citizens Getting All the Facts? "Extreme" Step Seen As Indication of Much Higher Radiation Levels Than Revealed So Far by NRC, Japanese Government WASHINGTON, March 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Three groups - Friends of the Earth (FOE), the Nuclear Information and Resource Service (NIRS) and Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) - announced today that they have filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to get to the bottom of what led...

2010-07-22 11:12:00

Report suggests cuts to restore the nation's fiscal and environmental health WASHINGTON, July 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Green Scissors campaign, a diverse coalition of taxpayer, environmental and consumer groups, today released Green Scissors 2010, a report highlighting government programs and subsidies that are wasteful to taxpayers, harmful to the environment and bad for consumers. Green Scissors 2010 targets four major areas for budget cuts: energy, agriculture and biofuels,...

2010-06-17 09:00:00

Earth Track Analysis Finds That Just Two of the Subsidies Add Another $1.3 Billion to $3 Billion in Tax Breaks Per Reactor; May Make It More Likely Taxpayers Will Face Downside Risk. Washington, June 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The nuclear industry could end up facing no risk under massive tax break subsidies in the Kerry-Lieberman climate bill, according to an important new analysis conducted for Friends of the Earth by the research organization Earth Track. These tax breaks totaling...

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2010-05-03 10:15:00

The once-famed, now heavily polluted Jordan River could cease to exist in 2011, according to a report released Monday by the environmental group Friends of the Earth, Middle East (FoEME). "Diversion of over 90-percent of its fresh water, in addition to discharge of large quantities of untreated sewage, threatens to irreversibly damage the River Valley," the FoEME's official website says. "Israel, Jordan and Syria have all diverted its upstream waters for domestic and agricultural uses,...

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2009-11-25 07:00:00

The Middle Eastern political conflict has thwarted any progress in keeping the Dead Sea from being reduced to a mere pond, according to a recent AFP report. The surface level of the world's lowest and saltiest body of water is dropping by three feet a year and no action is being taken to turn back the decline due to political dissent arising from the Arab-Israeli conflict. Some calculations show that the Dead Sea could dry up by 2050. The shoreline of the important tourist destination,...

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2009-06-03 06:35:00

A plan to make polluters pay to preserve forests has come under scrutiny for being unworkable and dangerous. The Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation plan (REDD) is being pushed as an element in the new global agreement to replace the Kyoto Protocol in 2012. The plan's rationale is fairly uncontroversial, saying that the Earth needs forests to absorb carbon in the atmosphere. The world also needs to slow down deforestation which results in nearly 20 percent of worldwide...

2009-02-18 15:50:00

Document Outlines Agency Funding Needed to Sustain Environmental Programs WASHINGTON, Feb. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Representatives of national conservation organizations today released the annual "Green Budget" for FY 2010, a document that details the federal agency funding the groups say is needed to sustain clean air and water, lands, oceans and wildlife over the long term -- an increasingly urgent priority in an era of global warming. "Many of these programs have been systematically...

2008-12-04 06:30:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- WHAT? An expert briefing discussing a phased-in, revenue-neutral national carbon tax as a policy option for addressing climate change. Sponsored by the Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI), the Carbon Tax Center, the Climate Crisis Coalition, Friends Committee on National Legislation and Friends of the Earth. The briefing will focus on the environmental, economic, economic-efficiency, logistical and political benefits of a national...

2008-11-10 18:00:10

WASHINGTON, Nov. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Environmental Protection Agency must accurately account for global warming emissions from biofuels when implementing the new renewable fuel standard, leading environmental and science groups said in a letter they sent today to EPA Administrator Stephen Johnson. In last year's energy bill, Congress explicitly required the EPA to accurately measure global warming emissions from renewable fuels based on their entire lifecycle, from...

2008-09-11 15:00:35

SAO PAULO, Brazil, Sept. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- References to the Brazilian ethanol industry in the report "Fuelling Destruction in Latin America," distributed by the Amsterdam-based non-government organization Friends of the Earth, are based on out-of-context, inaccurate and generally outdated information that in no way reflects current biofuel production and use in Brazil. The assessment comes from Marcos Sawaya Jank, president of Brazil's top organization representing sugar and ethanol...


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