LISTEN: Jeff Conant of Friends of the Earth on Greenwashing of Palm Oil Industry

This week’s Earth Watch guest is Jeff Conant of Friends of the Earth (FOA). Conant and Sojourner Truth host Margaret Prescod discuss the greenwashing of the palm oil industry. Friends of the Earth and World Rainforest Movement co-authored… Read More

Toxic Bayer-Monsanto Merger Approved by Department of Justice

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Department of Justice formally announced today its approval of the Bayer-Monsanto merger, contingent upon divestments from the two companies. Tiffany Finck-Haynes, senior food futures campaigner with Friends of the Earth, issued the following statement in response:… Read More

EARTH WATCH: Taking the Fight to Fracking, Drilling Near Colorado’s Great Sand Dunes National Park

The most recent Earth Watch guest on the Sojourner Truth Radio show was Becca Fischer of WildEarth Guardians, which, along with the Center for Biological Diversity, Friends of the Earth, Rocky Mountain Wild, San Luis Valley Ecosystem Council, Sierra Club, and Wild Connections, submitted… Read More

COP23: US Delegation Spits in the Face of Victims of Climate Change

Photo via https://bsnorrell.blogspot.com   WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. government delegation at the United Nations climate talks in Bonn, Germany will hold an official event promoting fossil fuels on Monday, November 13. The presentation comes as Donald Trump wraps up… Read More

25 Countries Reject Biofuel Plan for Air Travel

Anne Petermann, Global Justice Ecology Project executive director, spoke about how an increase in air traffic relates to climate change for her Earth Minute feature for the Nov. 1 edition of the Sojourner Truth Show. Petermann points out… Read More

Americans Believe Bayer-Monsanto Merger Threatens Jobs, Independent Farmers, Food Safety

Americans, including Trump voters, want administration to take aggressive stance on corporate monopolies. See our report on the history of Monsanto and its potential merger partner Bayer here.   WASHINGTON, D.C. – A recently released poll shows that… Read More

Tree Biotech Conference Disrupted Amidst Week of Protest

For Immediate Release   Concepción, Chile – Yesterday, the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) 2017 Tree Biotechnology Conference was forced to cancel its field trip to the University of Concepción’s Center for Biotechnology amidst protests on campus… Read More

Trump’s Reckless Ocean Drilling Order Imperils Coastlines

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Trump administration will begin the process of allowing drilling off the Atlantic, Pacific and Arctic coasts, according to reports. The executive order will allow Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to roll back protections on drilling… Read More

Paris Climate Agreement Demands a Radical Transformation Rather Than Risky Technologies for Climate Protection

From Friends of the Earth: BERLIN/AECHEN – One week ahead of the coming-into-force of the Paris Climate Agreement, the German Catholic Bishops’ Organisation for Development Cooperation (MISEREOR), Friends of the Earth Germany (BUND), and the Heinrich Böll Foundation… Read More

200+ Environmental Groups Call on EPA to Correct and Clarify Unsupported Top Claim in Major Fracking Study

Via Food and Water Watch: Letter Comes on Heels of Report Showing Major White House Influence on “Messaging” in the June 2015 Study NEW YORK, NEW YORK – Led by Food & Water Watch, more than 200 public… Read More