Friends of the Earth Action is excited to announce our new campaign to prevent genetically engineered fish from hitting our dinner plates: the Campaign for Genetically Engineered (GE)-Free Seafood. As we recently reported, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration is in the final stages of approving genetically engineered salmon for human consumption. If approved, it Read more.
It’s no secret that climate change is costing us big money these days. In 2011-2012, the price tag for extreme weather in the U.S. reached $126 billion. Droughts across the Midwest and Texas, wildfires in the West and the destruction from Superstorm Sandy all resulted in severe damage and heartbreak that will be felt for Read more.
As Senator John Kerry’s confirmation hearing opened yesterday, President Obama set high expectations for his nominee to lead the State Department with a rigorous commitment to combating catastrophic climate change. But for Kerry to live up to the promises in the president’s inaugural address, he must reverse the often disappointing direction taken by the State Read more.
President Obama has been re-elected to his second term as president. Friends of the Earth President Action Erich Pica had the following statement in response: “Congratulations to President Obama on his re-election and thanks for his acknowledgement in his acceptance speech of the ‘destructive power of a warming planet.’ It is ironic that the outcome Read more.
In just a few short hours, the presidential candidates will have one last opportunity to break the climate silence by talking about climate change on the national electoral stage. What will play out will show us if the candidates and the media think that climate change is a boutique issue and one that impacts only Read more.
After Tuesday night’s second round of presidential climate silence, the national media started to take notice. Below is a sample of articles noting and criticizing the essential issue that was left conspicuously missing in the debates. Climate change, the debate’s great unmentionable by Elizabeth Kolbert, The New Yorker “But aside from the potential for job Read more.
The tone of last night’s presidential debate reached a new fervor as Governor Romney and President Obama sparred over energy policy. “If you’re asking me a question, I’m going to answer it,” the president retaliated, defending his record. But was this heated back-and-forth a struggle over how to best invest in wind and solar? Or Read more.
Viewers of the vice presidential debate held in Kentucky last night didn’t have to look very hard to notice a distinct election season pattern: climate change, the most pressing issue facing our planet, was completely ignored.