Climate manipulation "Woodstock" conference a dangerous distraction

Next week, the Asilomar International conference on climate intervention technologies will take place in Asilomar, California.

Organised by proponents of the controversial field of climate manipulation or ‘geo-engineering’, the conference will seek to establish a set of voluntary standards for climate intervention research for the international scientific community.

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Friends of the Earth protests against the unsafe use of nanoparticles in L'Oréal cosmetics

Friends of the Earth today took its concerns about L’Oréal’s use of unsafe, untested nanoparticles to the catwalk of the L’Oréal Melbourne Fashion Festival.

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Make your voice heard on the nuclear waste dump!

The Federal Government has finally announced that it will repeal the Commonwealth Radioactive Waste Management Act. But resources minister Martin Ferguson's replacement legislation – the National Radioactive Waste Management Bill (NRWMB) – is as coercive and unfair as the bill it replaces. Please make a submission to a Senate Inquiry.

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Groups unite to condemn red gum back down

Seven environment groups from across two states condemned today’s decision by the NSW Government to back down on the protection of River Red Gum wetlands.

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Climate Change and Women: a Conversation

Women’s Health In the North (WHIN), in partnership with Northern Alliance for Greenhouse Action (NAGA), and Friends of the Earth (FoE), will be holding their International Women’s Day event, Climate Change and Women – A Conversation. March 13.

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Alcoa misses it's chance to transition from polluting coal

Friends of the Earth has joined with other environmental organisations in   condemning the announcement by Alcoa that it had reached an agreement to source its electricity from Loy Yang Power’s brown coal station for the next 26 years.

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Ferguson dumping election promises

Federal resources minister Martin Ferguson's announcement that he will pursue plans for a national nuclear waste dump at the Muckaty site, north of Tennant Creek in the NT, continues the shabby and unfair process set in train by the Howard government.

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Rally for green jobs & deposit legislation

Friends of the Earth is working with the Boomerang Alliance to organise a campaign  launch in support of recycling jobs this Wednesday February 24.

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National launch of the Transition Decade

The Transition Decade is a community-wide engagement campaign to achieve the structural changes to the economy and lifestyles that are needed to restore a safe climate.  The campaign aims to help build greater collaboration among groups and individuals who are deeply concerned about the growing climate crisis.  
It was launched at Melbourne Town Hall on Sunday 14th February.

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Lets get Reflex out of our native forests

On saturday February 27 we launched our new consumer awreness campaign at the Maryvale pulp mill. Victoria has some of the most magnificent and biodiverse forests in the world. But the majority of trees logged in Victoria's water catchments in the Central Highlands end up at the Mill to be woodchipped for paper products. Check here for details.

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