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Blog/News (June 13, 2017) From rejection of the Paris Climate Accords to rejection of financial safeguards that were put in place following the 2008 financial crisis, U.S policies are increasingly a threat to people and the planet. On June 8, 2017, the House of…
finance, banking, Congress, predatory lending
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Blog/News (June 12, 2017) Recently, Mars Inc. relaunched its natural pet food line Nutro, announcing that its dry food would now be made without GMOs (genetically modified organisms). The new product line aims to have “recipes that are simple, purposeful and trustworthy,…

Blog/News (June 12, 2017) On June 1, President Trump pulled the United States out of its voluntary commitment to the Paris Climate Accord, a decision that sent shock waves around the world. As the nation that is the second largest emitter of CO2, and the greatest cumulative…
climate change, trump, Climate, clean energy
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Blog/News (June 6, 2017) by Jamie Landa, Food Campaigns Intern So you’ve realized that a diet free from animal products is better for the planet, your health, and your wallet, not to mention it can be enjoyable and it doesn’t have to be hard? Now what? Beginning a new way…

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Blog/News (June 6, 2017) by Jamie Landa, Food Campaigns Intern One of the most important things we can do as consumers to lessen our impact on the climate is to reduce the amount of animal products we eat. Raising animals for food produces over 51 percent of global…

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Blog/News (June 6, 2017) What we eat has a huge impact on us and the planet. Overconsumption of factory-farmed meat is unhealthy for us and unsustainable for our planet. By replacing a typical burger with veggies or grass-fed or organic meat blended with veggies, you reduce…

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Blog/News (May 30, 2017) Originally posted by the San Francisco Chronicle  by Tara Duggan May 29, 2017 The 20th century veggie burger was a beige patty packed with whole grains and carrot chunks, sold in a brown paper wrapper. The 21st century version? It’s bloody-pink and…

Blog/News (May 25, 2017) Dear Commissioners of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission,   Green America, with outreach to 200,000 individual members and 3,000 business members, is writing to comment on the proposed Eastern Panhandle Expansion Project, Docket number CP17-80…

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Blog/News (May 18, 2017) Originally published by the Washington Post Content from UC Davis When we think of climate change solutions, what typically comes to mind is the transportation we use, the lights in our home, the buildings we power and the food we eat. Rarely do we…

Blog/News (May 18, 2017) The Bureau of International Labor Affairs (ILAB), an arm of the Department of Labor, advocates for workers’ rights throughout the world. They work with stakeholders to develop and enforce policies that combat child labor, forced labor, and human…

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Blog/News (May 16, 2017) Originally published by CNN by Holly Yan May 15, 2017 Christine Sheppard fantasizes about her life before cancer. Before she had to take painkillers "all the time." Before she had to seriously worry about when she might die. "I found out something…

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Blog/News (May 16, 2017) In May, the Washington Post published an article bringing to the light information regarding a large amount of imported conventional corn and soy entering the US market mislabeled as organic. The Post found that at some point during the shipping…

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Blog/News (May 11, 2017) If you’ve ever spoken to anyone who is pro-GMO (genetically modified organisms) you have probably heard the argument that we need GMOs to feed the world. The global population is growing rapidly and unless we produce a higher volume of food, even…

Blog/News (May 10, 2017) Today, Green America celebrates the US Senate vote against a Congressional Review Act (CRA) measure that would have eliminated Bureau of Land Management’s regulations to limit methane emissions from oil and gas operations on public lands. The…
fracking, methane, regulations
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Blog/News (May 9, 2017) What is the Farm Bill? The Farm Bill is a comprehensive law that creates many federal policies related to agriculture and food. It is typically renewed every 5 years and covers topics like farm subsidies, conservation, and food assistance. The Farm…

Blog/News (May 5, 2017) Organizations nationwide are urging Senator Murkowski, chair of the Senate’s Energy and Natural Resources Committee to delay hearings on Trump’s nominees for the Federal Energy and Natural Resources Commission. The following letter was sent to…

Blog/News (May 5, 2017) The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is the agency that is primarily responsible for approving pipelines in the US.  It has a terrible track record.  Its latest approved project, the Rover pipeline that is being built in the Midwest,…

Blog/News (May 3, 2017) The collapse of Rana Plaza in Bangladesh launched a global outcry about the horrific conditions of the factories that make clothes for some of the world’s largest clothing companies. Yet four years after Rana Plaza, strikingly little has changed for…

Blog/News (May 3, 2017) Samsung has had, to put it lightly, an exciting year. From exploding phone batteries to a corruption scandal linked to the recently impeached president of South Korea, Samsung’s story rivals that of the most dramatic of soap operas. Given the public…

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Blog/News (May 3, 2017) Originally published by Washington Post May 3rd, 2017 By Caitlin Dewey The Food and Drug Administration will fund a campaign to promote genetically modified organisms in food under a bipartisan agreement to keep the government funded through the end…