Canada must halt massive British Columbia dam on indigenous peoples’ land – new report

‘Site C’ dam will flood over 60 miles of traditional territory of West Moberly and Prophet River first nations Global campaign launched on International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples A massive hydro-electric dam now under construction in the Canadian province of British Columbia violates Canada’s commitments to uphold the human rights of indigenous peoples, … Read more

As ban on British beef is lifted, protection from US hormone treated beef must remain – says Friends of the Earth

As it is announced that the US ban on importing British red meat – which was introduced following the BSE crisis known as “mad cow” disease – is to be lifted after 20 years, Friends of the Earth argues that protection from US hormone treated beef must still remain in place. Responding to today’s announcement … Read more

Fifty biggest global US companies stash $1.3 trillion offshore

The 50 biggest US companies have more than a trillion dollars hidden offshore according to a new report published by Oxfam today. This is more than the entire GDP of countries such as Spain, Mexico or Australia. The companies, which include global brands such as Pfizer, Goldman Sachs, Dow Chemical, Chevron, Walmart, IBM, and Procter and … Read more

UK and US join forces to boost natural disaster warning systems

The UK government and the Met Office will join forces with the US Government, NASA and Google to help improve early warning systems for natural disasters across the developing world. The new partnership, launched in Washington D.C. today, will bring together organisations from across the globe to improve access to weather forecasts and climate information … Read more