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Overwhelming Opposition to USDA Proposal to Legalize Genetically Engineered Eucalyptus Trees

10 Aug, 2017

Quarter of a Million People Say NO to First-Ever GE Forest Tree

*Photo by Orin Langelle of the wildfires in Chile

By: Anne Petermann

As a result of a national coalition effort including forest protection groups, Indigenous Peoples Organizations, anti-GMO and food safety groups, and climate justice organizations and including scientists, foresters, and ecologists, well over a quarter of a million people (280,000) and 600 organizations submitted comments yesterday rejecting the commercialization of ArborGen Inc.’s genetically engineered (GE) eucalyptus trees, which, if approved, …

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Forest Cover 52 – The Burning Issue

21 Mar, 2017

Welcome to Forest Cover No. 52, the Global Forest Coalition newsletter that provides a space for Southern and Northern environmental justice activists to present their views on international forest-related policies.…

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Our land is worth more than carbon

15 Nov, 2016

land carbon

The Paris Agreement required the 196 Parties to the UN Climate Convention to limit temperature increases to 2° or 1.5°C below preindustrial levels. While COP21 benefitted from a high degree…

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COP 21: Victorious Corporations

14 Dec, 2015

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By Miguel Lovera* Negotiations to solve climate change started 23 years ago. Ever since then, a trend towards commercializing the problems and the solutions started to be identifiable. More and…

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